In the movie The Godfather, Michael Corleone, as played by Al Pacino utters the immortal line to his on-screen brother, “It's not personal, Sonny, it's strictly business.” For a long time, this has been the strategy of companies seeking to stay competitive. Recent years have seen this maxim turned on its head; to be successful, your company should be spreading the news that “it's not just business; it's personal."
Wynand Smit 11 hours ago
In celebration of Women's Month, the Cradle of Food & Wine Festival in conjunction with Wine Menu, takes place this Saturday, 19 August 2017 at the Cradle Boutique in the Cradle of Humankind, and will feature some of the country's best craft wine and gin made by female wine and spirit makers.
13 hours ago
Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil. Fipronil is banned in human food production because it can be harmful to human health if ingested in sufficiently large quantities.
Lisa Jack 13 hours ago
Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky, South Africa's first single grain whisky, was awarded gold by the panel of judges at the 2017 World Whisky Masters, held by the Spirits Business Magazine in the UK.
16 hours ago
SA's clothing retail sector is hanging by a thread after nearly a decade's strong performance. Factors such as unemployment, credit, competition and saturation in the market are likely to make it nearly impossible for the sector to grow the way it did in its glory days.
Ann Crotty 16 hours ago
On an ordinary Tuesday afternoon, the very extraordinary Tessa's Bakery opened the doors of its brand new store. The ‘Made like Mom's' bakery chose a unique location in Milnerton, Cape Town, opting to stay near to the loyal client base they've built up, while catering to the growing demand for their delicacies. Having officially launched in 2012 supplying coffee shops and later offering an online store, Tessa's Bakery has been 25-years in the making with humble beginnings in Tessa's very own home kitchen.
Angie White 16 hours ago
CEM Africa attendees were presented with a choice of workshops to attend throughout the two-day summit. As the Summit was completely sold out, these sessions were limited to 30 attendees max and it really was a tough choice deciding which to sit in on. I'm so glad I went with the session by James McDonald, solution consultant at Adobe, on how to be an experience-driven business. Here's why.
Leigh Andrews 16 hours ago
You hired your employees for what they bring to the business and have trained them up on all your brand stands for, but do you trust them enough to run with their own ideas of the best customer experience? Chantel Botha of BrandLove shares why you need to cut the cord and let them do so at the first day of CEM Africa 2017.
Leigh Andrews 17 hours ago
Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) is one of the companies that have realised the benefits of utilising communities and informal markets as an alternative distribution channel. Taking this route to market, the company has created opportunities for entrepreneurs in distribution while also connecting their smaller customer base through their Local Distribution Progamme (LDP).
17 hours ago
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been creating a buzz in the industry for years now, with companies operating fleets of vehicles already using IoT to track goods from receipt to delivery, minimise fuel consumption, identify underutilised assets, forecast personnel requirements, etc.
3 days ago
Cadbury's (Mondelez) Martian campaign has landed in South Africa in the last few weeks and it's everywhere. All the usual above-the-line media platforms have been effectively utilised to give this campaign massive awareness and reach, but it's an ‘out-of-this-world' platform that's targeting consumers right at the point of purchase.
Guerrilla IMC 3 days ago
Kombucha, a fermented tea lauded for its immune-boosting benefits, has been around for over 2,000 years but has recently gained popularity among followers of the health movement.
Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Aug 2017