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Massmart 52-week HEPS down 10.2%
Massmart 52-week HEPS down 10.2%

Walmart-owned Massmart Holdings (MSM) has suffered a 10.2% drop in headline earnings per share (HEPS) to 509.7c in the year to December‚ missing market estimates.

26 Feb 2015 14:01

Spur Corporation H1 diluted HEPS down 28.2%
Spur Corporation H1 diluted HEPS down 28.2%

Spur Corporation (SUR) has reported a 28.2% decline in headline earnings per share (HEPS) to 61.15c in the six months to December from the year-earlier period.

26 Feb 2015 13:36

Publicis Groupe Epic Communications
Publicis Groupe Epic Communications

PARIS, FRANCE / JOHANNESBURG-CAPE TOWN, SA: Publicis Groupe has announced today the acquisition of the South Africa-based company Epic Communications, one of SA's leading independent integrated strategic communications agencies...

26 Feb 2015 13:15

Retail industry's mojo is mobile devices
Retail industry's mojo is mobile devices

Traditional retailers are in an intense battle against the world of online shopping in a desperate fight to save the high street. Right at the forefront of the battle is the mobile phone, and retail marketers and brand owners are just beginning to realise the key role it can play in reversing the trend of reduced store footfall and redressing the odds back in their favour. A key element in this fight back is harnessing the power of location-based marketing.

26 Feb 2015 12:59

Go get your McMuffin on, this National Breakfast Day
Go get your McMuffin on, this National Breakfast Day

Paying tribute to the most important meal of the day, McDonald's will be celebrating National Breakfast Day (#McDBreakfastDay) for the third consecutive year on 9 March 2015. Some 217 McDonald's restaurants across the country will each give away a free Egg McMuffin to the first 1000 people during specific breakfast hours, on a first-come-first-served basis.

26 Feb 2015 12:11

Visa launches online checkout system in SA
Visa launches online checkout system in SA

Visa has announced that South Africa is one of the 16 countries where consumers can use the new Visa Checkout service in the second phase of its global rollout.

26 Feb 2015 11:52

Budget 2015: Read the fine print
Budget 2015: Read the fine print

Although Budget 2015 has delivered some good news for small business, the South African Institute for Professional Accountants (SAIPA) says it's not all good news, particularly for those who run their own consultancies. And, according to SAIPA tax expert Ettiene Retief, there's some bad news hiding in the annexures for companies that do business abroad.

26 Feb 2015 11:16

Government to revise toll tariffs
Government to revise toll tariffs

Government has noted concerns regarding the socio-economic impact of the e-toll tariffs and revised monthly ceilings will be proposed shortly, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene announced on Wednesday...

26 Feb 2015 11:05

Drought seen cutting 2015 maize output: survey
Drought seen cutting 2015 maize output: survey

South African maize output is expected to be lower this year‚ according to a BDpro survey of traders‚ citing the drought conditions in the Free State and North West.

26 Feb 2015 09:50

Six steps to enhance your customer loyalty programmes
Six steps to enhance your customer loyalty programmes

There's no denying the value offered by customer loyalty programmes, but what does it take to get it right? Lauren Barbour, lead consultant for customer strategy at Principa, explains...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Feb 2015 08:00

Rebosis makes offer to acquire Ascension
Rebosis makes offer to acquire Ascension

Rebosis Property Fund on Tuesday announced its firm intention to acquire the entire A and B linked unit capital of Ascension Properties that it did not already own.

26 Feb 2015 07:50

Service versus sales: a new era of customer demands
Service versus sales: a new era of customer demands

The advances in technology, economic pressures and shifting cultural norms have resulted in consumers looking for cheaper goods and more convenient ways of accessing them. New models of personal ownership are gaining attention in many industries based on the idea that people are increasingly interested in consuming and paying for temporary or limited access to goods and services, rather than purchasing them outright.

25 Feb 2015 07:59

[Design Indaba 2015] What to expect at this year's Expo
[Design Indaba 2015] What to expect at this year's Expo

The annual Design Indaba Expo is South Africa's showcase of high-end African design, exhibiting the wares of all the design sectors under one roof.

23 Feb 2015 10:09