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Astral Foods projects a poultry catastrophe if Eskom cuts off defaulting councils

Poultry producer Astral Foods on Thursday said its electricity supply will stop on January 23, the deadline Eskom has given Mpumalanga's Lekwa Local Municipality to settle outstanding debt. Astral is the municipality's largest client and relies on uninterrupted electricity and water supplies.

By Mark Allix 13 Jan 2017

Woolworths' nightmare after Christmas

Retailer says exclusion of Boxing Day from first-half figures is partly to blame for lacklustre sales growth.

By Robert Laing 13 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: What does 2017 hold for supply chains?
#BizTrends2017: What does 2017 hold for supply chains?

At the beginning of every new year, it is customary to give an opinion of the trends that are emerging or that are likely to develop further during the course of that year. Supply chain management is no different, as the discipline is constantly evolving in the quest for ever improving service levels through increased efficiency and effectiveness.

By Mungo Park 12 Jan 2017

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#BizTrends2017: Journeying to your best customer experience

I've attended many, many conferences over the past year, and quite literally hundreds if I think back over my decade in the online marketing and media space. Funny then that the event messaging that's stuck with me most has been from a few of the most recent workshops I've attended, with a handful of insights set to impact the year ahead.

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jan 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

On track with new GPS fleet software

Telogis has released OnTrack 5, its latest real-time GPS Fleet Tracking solution. The new features in this release include Routing, Find Nearest, Giant Maps, and Quicklinks.

28 Aug 2007

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