Costs push moms into unhealthy food options
Costs push moms into unhealthy food options

The food industry and the government must implement "drastic measures" to curb the rising cost of healthy food, say local nutritionists.

By Dave Chambers 17 hours ago

Morris and Mtongana.
#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of the current physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales.

By Leigh Andrews 18 hours ago

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SA stone fruit producers remain positive despite drought challenges

There has been little relief from the drought in the Western Cape and South African producers have been forced to implement drastic and ingenious plans to counter climatic conditions and ensure that they will be able to see the season through. Despite the challenges of the drought, producers have proven themselves resilient and South African can fulfil its commitments to the market for the 2017/2018 season.

18 hours ago

Traceability through the supply chain
Traceability through the supply chain

Coding and marking is the way in which essential product and traceability information is displayed on products, labels and packaging.

Issued by Pyrotec 19 hours ago

Enhancing cross-channel communication in financial services
Enhancing cross-channel communication in financial services

Financial institutions, like any other businesses, have customers whose preferences have shifted to digital channels. While voice is still the default option for contacts, customers also want to be able to use email, chat or even social media to communicate with their bank. The challenge is bringing all of those channels into a place where information is accessible to all who need to use it.

By Wynand Smit 20 hours ago

Nigerians seek a 'next-level' shopping experience
Nigerians seek a 'next-level' shopping experience

  • Survey of Nigerian urban supermarket shoppers reveals they are looking for organised retail and enhanced customer service
  • More than 90% of Nigerian shoppers believe prices are rising and 60% are focussed on only buying essential items
  • The top categories where consumer purchasing has been affected by rising food prices are cold beverages and fresh food

Issued by Nielsen 20 hours ago

What's at the heart of franchise sector growth?
What's at the heart of franchise sector growth?

Over the past four years, the franchising sector has displayed resilience, consistently growing its contribution to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) from 9.7% in 2014 to its present contribution of 13.3% - an upward trend that is most likely to continue despite the lacklustre economy.

20 hours ago

Being the man in the supermarket
Being the man in the supermarket

I remember once being in the electrical aisle at a local supermarket and noticed a man, somewhat confused, standing in front of the battery section. Having worked on a battery brand for a few years I found the temptation to assist him too great to resist.

By Senzo Xulu 20 hours ago

Image credit: Financial Mail
Verimark bets on home run this Christmas

Verimark - the company behind Bauer pans and Shogun knifesets - is betting on its "best Christmas ever" after introducing a raft of new products.

By Giulietta Talevi 21 hours ago

Clicks Clubcard takes the lead in loyalty
Clicks Clubcard takes the lead in loyalty

Clicks Clubcard has moved into the top spot as South Africa's most used loyalty programme at 67%, just beating last year's loyalty leader, Pick n Pay Smart Shopper and therefore nudging the supermarket chain's programme into second place at 66%. Despite a sizeable jump down to 44%, the Dis-Chem Benefits Programme ranks as the third most used programme, up from fifth place last year - and together with Clicks shows that loyalty for pharmacy and beauty retail is strong.

3 days ago

Lola Ogunyemi
Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted.

12 Oct 2017

How one green company is changing lives while building furniture
How one green company is changing lives while building furniture

When Tameron Haralambous asked her husband Peter to build a changing table for their nursery, she had no idea it would set them on the path to becoming award-winning furniture designers.

12 Oct 2017

Erica Elk, executive director of the CDI.
The CDI announce name change, launch Design Directory and release results of CDI design retail survey

The Cape Craft + Design Institute is now the Craft + Design Institute (CDI) - a national craft and design sector development organisation supporting businesses and sector development in all nine provinces.

12 Oct 2017