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Awards and recognition for Bouchard Finlayson
Awards and recognition for Bouchard Finlayson

The Hemel-en-Aarde winery Bouchard Finlayson has won a host of awards and accolades for its vintages recently: The 2013 Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir won a Gold medal in the 2016 Global Pinot Noir Masters awards, presented by the European drinks trade publication The Drinks Business, to recognise and reward the finest Pinot Noirs in the world. Bouchard Finlayson's flagship red was the only South African wine between the value of GBP20 to GBP30 to win a Gold.

9 hours ago

First Asus robot unveiled at Computex
First Asus robot unveiled at Computex

At Computex 2016 in Taipei yesterday, Asus unveiled a knee-high robot named Zenbo, designed to help around the house and offer companionship.

9 hours ago

Brimstone sells its stake in coffee and pizza outlets
Brimstone sells its stake in coffee and pizza outlets

Empowerment investment company Brimstone Investment Corporation clearly has no cravings for Starbucks and Dominos Pizza.

By Marc Hasenfuss 11 hours ago

Initial partners with Yabonga to improve the hand hygiene of vulnerable children
Initial partners with Yabonga to improve the hand hygiene of vulnerable children

Wednesday, 18 May, marked the official start of a partnership between Yabonga and Initial in the Western Cape. Yabonga, a Cape Town-based non-governmental organisation founded in 1998, supports people living with HIV and operates in eight township communities around the city. Initial is the hygiene division of Rentokil Initial and specialises in providing tailored hygiene solutions to a wide range of businesses.

Issued by Rentokil Initial 11 hours ago

Famous Brands CEO Kevin Hedderwick.
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Investments help Famous Brands grow

While Famous Brands' insatiable hunger for acquisitions has pushed revenue higher, its investment into logistics and manufacturing operations have been the major reason behind the company's 15 consecutive years of record results.

By Colleen Goko 11 hours ago

ACDOCO SA appoints new financial head
ACDOCO SA appoints new financial head

ACDOCO South Africa (ACDOCOSA), Africa's first shopper-centric specialist Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) brand-custodian distributor, has appointed Seshnie Naidoo as Financial Head. Her role will also encompass Information Technology and Regulatory elements.

Issued by ACDOCOSA 11 hours ago

Kevin Hedderwick.
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Famous Brands intent on further expansion in the UK

Famous Brands is planning further expansion in the UK as the owner of fast-food chains including Debonairs Pizza and Steers seeks faster growth in the country, and increased revenue from currencies other than the rand.

11 hours ago

Three rules to build a modern retailer
Three rules to build a modern retailer

Most retailers recognise the importance of combining the best of digital technologies and physical stores to create a seamless and consistent customer experience across channels profitably.

By Oliver Merkel and Andrew Noble 12 hours ago

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre gets Green Star rating
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre gets Green Star rating

The extension of Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria has been awarded a four-star Green Star Retail Design rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) for the effort undertaken to develop its first building phase on environmentally friendly design and construction principles.

13 hours ago

[Shopper Marketing] Customers gravitate to the 'Third Place'
[Shopper Marketing] Customers gravitate to the 'Third Place'

Shopper marketing is being driven by a shopper revolution powered by our digital world. It is one of the few advertising channels showing growth globally; and has led a "seismic change in marketing".

By Louise Marsland 15 hours ago

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[Shopper Marketing] Mystery Shopper Europe adds Africa to basket

MSPA (Mystery Shopping Providers Association) Europe is targeting Africa to expand its membership base, following a successful first conference in the region. Held in Casablanca, Morocco, earlier this year, the conference attracted delegates from 15 countries, including Gabon, Côte d'Ivoire, Algeria, Morocco and South Africa.

15 hours ago

Luxury brands struggle to attract Internet generation
Luxury brands struggle to attract Internet generation

SAN FRANCISCO - Seducing hyper-connected "Millennials" poses an increasing challenge for luxury brands, which find their markets slowing as young, sceptical consumers force them to rethink strategies.

15 hours ago

Shoprite and Checkers launch fund to fight winter hunger
Shoprite and Checkers launch fund to fight winter hunger

The Shoprite Group is helping to fight hunger in vulnerable communities this winter by its surplus food donation programme and mobile soup kitchens, through which the retailer is providing relief to thousands of hungry people across the country every day.

16 hours ago