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Shifting focus from the product to the consumer

Traditionally, the automotive industry's primary focus has been on providing bigger, better and faster cars. According to the Automotive Future Now Report, in a world shaped by the Internet of Things (IoT), we are seeing a major shift in what customers want from their car and the associated driving experience.

4 hours ago

Clicks opens 500th store at Mall of Africa
Clicks opens 500th store at Mall of Africa

Clicks is excited to announce the opening of its 500th store at the Mall of Africa - South Africa's largest single-phase shopping mall development to date.

Issued by Magna Carta 5 hours ago

Using Magento in order to increase online sales - Monetary Library
Using Magento in order to increase online sales

Whenever talking about en e-commerce website, the main focus that a business owner has is to increase conversions to a maximum. More sales automatically mean an increase in revenue. Magento software and Magento extensions are now used by hundreds of thousands of online sellers. This includes companies that offer B2C and B2B services and products.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 6 hours ago

eBay uncorks online wine shop
eBay uncorks online wine shop

SAN FRANCISCO - Online commerce colossus eBay on Thursday opened a virtual wine shop.

8 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa
#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa

The expansion of Van Schaik Bookstore into neighbouring countries dates back to 2006 when it opened its first store in Windhoek at the University of Namibia. The second Namibian store was opened in 2012 at the Oshakati Campus. More recently, the bookstore opened a branch in Gaborone, Botswana at Fairgrounds Mall, followed by four shops in Swaziland - three at the local university and one at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, in July and October, respectively. This affords Van Schaik the opportunity to service students from the respective universities, tertiary learning institutions and schools in surrounding areas, as well as those studying through correspondence.

By Jessica Taylor 8 hours ago

Clover CEO Johann Vorster says the group will be exporting products to Nigeria on a cash basis only.
Photographer: Martin Rhodes
Clover workers strike in demand of union recognition

Workers demanding recognition of their trade union at JSE-listed dairy producer Clover on Thursday downed tools at the company's Clayville factory‚ in Midrand.

By Karl Gernetzky 9 hours ago

Sixty-five awards for Woolworths at national Dairy Championships
Sixty-five awards for Woolworths at national Dairy Championships

Woolworths has won a total of 65 awards, including 10 Agri-Expo Qualité Awards, at the 2016 South African Dairy Championships, which were announced at a gala dinner in Cape Town recently.

9 hours ago

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Chop price of chops - farmers

Retailers are using the drought to pull the wool over your eyes over sky-high meat prices. This is according to Eastern Cape farmer Richard Armstrong, who used social media to warn shoppers that retailers were ripping them off when the producer price of lamb had, in fact, gone down two weeks ago.

9 hours ago

Customers flock to opening of mammoth Mall of Africa
Customers flock to opening of mammoth Mall of Africa

South Africans' desire for new shopping centres has been insatiable, and another mall has entered the fray.

By Alistair Anderson 10 hours ago

Shoprite's Class of 2016 empowers learners, families
Shoprite's Class of 2016 empowers learners, families

As part of Shoprite's 'Class of 2016' initiative, over 420 young South Africans will have their school fees paid for this year.

10 hours ago

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Woolworths treading lightly on the Earth at the Mall of Africa

It's being hailed as the largest shopping mall in the country, but anchor tenant Woolworths aims to do its part to ensure that the new R5bn Mall of Africa in Midrand, Gauteng, treads lightly on the Earth.

29 Apr 2016

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How healthy is your glass of orange juice?

Drinking that glass of orange juice is the healthy thing to do, right? Not always. Not all South African orange juices in the shops are equally healthy. It depends on where the oranges come from, which variety used, what was added and whether the juice was freshly squeezed or made from concentrate.

29 Apr 2016

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Prices rise amid food inflation warnings

The cost of producing goods continued to rise in March - but at a slower pace - compared with a year ago, offering a respite economists warn is temporary.

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 29 Apr 2016