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Phenomenal growth in South African blueberry industry

The South African blueberry industry is in a period of robust growth, due to high demand from the UK and the EU for blueberries, in particular, as well as nascent domestic interest. It has been bolstered by a similar (if earlier) growth spurt in Australia, where many of the new cultivars used in the South African blueberry industry were developed.

15 hours ago

Starting your own e-commerce retail store – transparency is key
Starting your own e-commerce retail store – transparency is key

A few years ago, South Africans were sceptical about shopping online but, with improved security systems, better access to technology, a wider range of choice and a growing middle-class, opinions have changed and now is the time to consider starting one's own e-commerce site.

17 hours ago

Hendler & Hart to distribute Tefal, Krups cookware
Hendler & Hart to distribute Tefal, Krups cookware

The major provider of cookware globally, Groupe SEB, has entered into an agreement with South African cookware manufacturer, Hendler & Hart, which will see the local company spearheading the sales and distribution of the premium range of Tefal/T-fal and Krups brands into Southern Africa.

18 hours ago

Have retailers trained SA consumers to shop on sale?
Have retailers trained SA consumers to shop on sale?

Plus five tips for local retailers to drive full-price purchase

By Diana Springer, Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 19 hours ago

Alibaba unit invests $200m in South Korea's Kakao Pay
Alibaba unit invests $200m in South Korea's Kakao Pay

SEOUL: Alibaba's payment affiliate Ant Financial will invest $200 million in a unit of South Korean messaging giant Kakao, the companies said on Tuesday, the Chinese firm's latest step to expand its global reach.

20 hours ago

Sugar tax must come with an education programme
Sugar tax must come with an education programme

The new tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) can't stand alone in addressing the problems of obesity and related lifestyle diseases, and must form part of an integrated education plan to change consumer behaviour.

20 hours ago

Do-It Hang Tabs - Materials and safety
Do-It Hang Tabs - Materials and safety

Do-It Corporation, manufacturers of Do-It Hang Tabs and Display Strips, take all environmental concerns seriously. As a company, they continually look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint on the environment. From product design, to manufacturing and recycling, Do-it always strives to comply with or exceed environmental requirements.

Issued by Pyrotec 20 hours ago

South African online spend expected to reach R53bn by 2018
South African online spend expected to reach R53bn by 2018

PayPal's third Annual Global Report on Cross-border Trade, in partnership with Ipsos, is predicting that South African online spend will grow to over R53 billion by 2018, with cross-border shopping continuing to rise.

21 hours ago

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DHL rolls out On Demand Delivery in sub-Saharan Africa

Developed in response to significant growth in premium cross-border e-commerce volumes, DHL Express has launched its On Demand Delivery service in the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region. The new service allows shippers and receivers globally to select from a range of standardised delivery options.

22 hours ago

Steinhoff 'terminates negotiations' with Shoprite over merger
Steinhoff 'terminates negotiations' with Shoprite over merger

The share prices of Shoprite and Steinhoff both jumped 7% on Monday morning after they called off their proposal to merge into Retail Africa.

By Robert Laing 23 hours ago

Azzaro campaign lets shoppers Shazam a fragrance
Azzaro campaign lets shoppers Shazam a fragrance

Popular music recognition app Shazam and fashion and fragrance brand Azzaro announced last week the South African launch of ‘Wanted', a new fragrance for men through a world-first activation using Shazam's beacon technology.

1 day ago

#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?
#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?

People working a 9-5 job often forget to eat healthily - they opt for the closest takeaway restaurant or make do with what's available at the office, which is often not the healthiest option, especially if the office isn't health conscious. FOODwelove, founded by Christina Thomas and Stephanie Schwatlo, aims to change all that, offering desk jockeys the option to have a healthy and wholesome lunch delivered in a cleverly designed box, straight to their desk. We spoke to co-founder Schwatlo and asked her to tell us what it's all about.

By Cari Coetzee 1 day ago

Local creatives lace up in Puma's Run the Streets campaign
Local creatives lace up in Puma's Run the Streets campaign

Puma's Run The Streets campaign gets a local twist with rapper Gigi Lamayne, 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards winner Nasty C, Digital Maskandi founder and artist Mashayabhuqe KaMamba and Puma's own Rolo Rozay lacing up in the IGNITE Limitless Core and IGNITE evoKNIT Fade footwear.

15 Feb 2017