How big supermarket chains in southern Africa keep out small suppliers
How big supermarket chains in southern Africa keep out small suppliers

This article is part of a series of studies titled “barriers to entry”, specifically looking at the expansion of regional supermarket chains in southern Africa. The article draws from studies that look at the spread of supermarkets in the region and how the market power of large firms in different sectors can hold back economic development.

By Reena das Nair 2 days 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.

3 days 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 3 days 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.

3 days ago

Is the humanisation trend wagging the SA pet care market?
Is the humanisation trend wagging the SA pet care market?

Around the world, similar scenes play out daily: the health-conscious go running with a dog by their side, dogs and children play elaborate games in local parks, glamourous ladies do window shopping with an equally stylishly dressed dog at their heels... Pets are becoming increasingly important, with a growing number of pet owners treating their pets as family members, and spending more on their pets. Can similar trends be seen in South Africa?

Issued by Insight Survey 20 Feb 2017

Future European food trends - from farm to fork

Future trends in food consumption in Europe, China and the Indian sub-continent could impact on food producing nations such as South Africa.

21 Nov 2007

Transport industry recognises the best of the best
Transport industry recognises the best of the best

More than 300 transport industry captains attended the 2007 “FOCUS on Excellence” awards banquet that took place recently in Midrand. BP Castrol for the second year in a row, was named the Best Supplier of Fuels and Lubricants.

16 Nov 2007

Tobacco agreement terminated

Philip Morris International Inc. and British American Tobacco South Africa has terminated their Chesterfield licence agreement.

12 Oct 2007

Demand for business intelligence technology set to soar

Knowledge is power, and as businesses come to realise the value of business intelligence (BI) and seek to grow the amount and scope of the information they require, so the BI technology market will be driven by commoditization and ubiquity of digital data.

11 Oct 2007

New software program designed to enhance business profitability

South African company Douglasdale Dairy, has conceptualised a software program that is claimed will revolutionise processing and distribution businesses – in a variety of sectors.

4 Oct 2007

Great timing, guaranteed

TNT has announced the launch of its new service portfolio to offer customers an extended range of standardised international and domestic services across the globe. Placing a strong emphasis on morning deliveries, TNT has added two new time-guaranteed services - '10:00 Express' and '12:00 Economy Express' - to the existing ‘9:00 Express' and '12:00 Express'.

12 Sep 2007

eThekweni tracks success

The effectiveness and reliability of the C-track vehicle tracking and fleet management system had been emphasised with the marked reduction of vehicle abuse and the recovery of 12 stolen vehicles of the eThekwini Municipality recently.

6 Sep 2007

Reverse logistics expo features John Mehrmann
Reverse logistics expo features John Mehrmann

The Reverse Logistics Conference and Expo in Singapore will feature two leading authorities on Supply Chain Solutions and Reverse Logistics. John Mehrmann, author and industry expert, will present "Evolve or Become Extinct, A Reverse Logistics Model to Deliver Expanded Shareholder Value". Ron Kula, Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions at DEX, will participate in the panel discussion, "Methods of Outsourcing".

4 Sep 2007

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