Exclusive Books CEO 'to defend name'
Exclusive Books CEO 'to defend name'

Exclusive Books CEO Benjamin Trisk says he plans to defend his "name and reputation", following his suspension by the business's board pending the outcome of a disciplinary inquiry.

By Hanna Ziady 2 days ago

Harnessing tech to sustain the brick and mortar store
Harnessing tech to sustain the brick and mortar store

Online shopping has never been easier or more intuitive. You're at work or laying in bed, and with a simple click of the mouse you can book a dream vacation or the latest curved smart television, or your weekly groceries can be delivered to your doorstep. And even better, most often the online shopping experience just gets your preferences right.

3 days ago

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Tribunal kicks out Massmart's mall case

The Competition Tribunal has dismissed Massmart's complaint that Shoprite Checkers, Pick n Pay and Spar were taking part in anticompetitive behaviour through exclusive leases with shopping-mall landlords.

By Michelle Gumede 3 days ago

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SodaStream joins petition calling for Coca-Cola to reveal Cape water sources

Drinks company SodaStream South Africa has joined the call to action urging Coca-Cola to develop a plan to ensure Cape Town residents have access to water. This follows a petition released earlier this week by Avaaz, a global web movement that brings people-powered politics to decision-making.

14 Feb 2018

Unilever threatens to pull ads from 'divisive platforms'
Unilever threatens to pull ads from 'divisive platforms'

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever, one of the world's largest advertisers, threatened on Monday to snub digital platforms that fail to protect children or help "create division" in society.

13 Feb 2018

How retailers and shopping centres can take advantage of the newly launched WhatsApp business app
How retailers and shopping centres can take advantage of the newly launched WhatsApp business app

Customers want the extra attention... and frankly, they deserve it...

Issued by Lemok Group 13 Feb 2018

Sars to hold sugar tax roadshows in March
Sars to hold sugar tax roadshows in March

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) will engage industry stakeholders on the Sugary Beverages Levy.

13 Feb 2018

How retail is responding to the Cape Town water crisis
How retail is responding to the Cape Town water crisis

Consumers are not the only ones who have to tighten taps in Cape Town. As South Africa's Mother City approaches the dreaded Day Zero, retailers and shopping centres have to rethink their strategies to keep business running efficiently throughout the drought.

13 Feb 2018

Nandi Madida nails her New York Fashion Week debut
Nandi Madida nails her New York Fashion Week debut

Local celeb Nandi Madida presented her Colour by Nandi Madida Autumn/Winter 2018 collection, in collaboration with designer Josh Patron, at New York Fashion Week on Saturday.

By Emmanuel Tjiya 13 Feb 2018

South Africans are sentimental spenders - Mastercard Love Index
South Africans are sentimental spenders - Mastercard Love Index

South Africans continue to say "I love you" by investing in experiences over material goods, as new data shows sentimental spending has increased by 50% since 2015, with the number of transactions up by 63% during the same period. Also going up significantly is the number of e-commerce transactions, increasing by 990% between 2015 and 2017.

13 Feb 2018

Carlo Gonzaga. Image credit: Sarah De Pina
Taste Holdings replaces co-founder Carlo Gonzaga as CEO

Taste Holdings CEO Carlo Gonzaga has been replaced by Tyrone Moodley, an adviser to new controlling shareholder Riskowitz Value Fund.

By Robert Laing 13 Feb 2018

Ocean Basket's interactive Nutriguide serves up facts about food choices
Ocean Basket's interactive Nutriguide serves up facts about food choices

Thanks to Ocean Basket's interactive online nutritional guide, dubbed Nutriguide, diners can decide whether to ditch the chips or keep the chips at the touch of a thumb. The development is a response to the rising popularity of healthier food choices and the demand from consumers for transparent nutritional information.

12 Feb 2018

Bar One Gym Squad gets Mzansi moving
Bar One Gym Squad gets Mzansi moving

The Bar One Gym Squad invites township communities in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and the Free State to get active through free and frequent workout sessions organised by food and beverage giant Nestlé.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Feb 2018