#ATFexpo17: Challenges and opportunities facing SA's clothing retailers
#ATFexpo17: Challenges and opportunities facing SA's clothing retailers

While the demise of physical retail abroad - at least as we've come to know it - is sure to cast a shadow on the plans of local counterparts, retail consultant Brett Kaplan believes the long-term outlook for local apparel retail is a good news story.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 hours ago

Steinhoff's ruined reputation down to lack of internal governance
Steinhoff's ruined reputation down to lack of internal governance

Even though Christo Wiese has taken the helm as the interim CEO and is trying to stabilise the ship through the storm, Steinhoff faces the threat of becoming the biggest bankruptcy in South African corporate history.

1 day ago

Burger King target 'doable'
Burger King target 'doable'

Empowerment company Grand Parade Investments (GPI), which is trading at close to a 12-month low, says it is confident of reaching the 75-store target for fast-food business Burger King by the end of June 2018.

By Marc Hasenfuss 1 day ago

FairPlay urges enquiry into unsafe labelling of chicken imports
FairPlay urges enquiry into unsafe labelling of chicken imports

The FairPlay anti-dumping movement says it was dismayed to discover bulk packs of chicken for sale at a Makro store with a label claiming nine possible countries of origin. The discovery led FairPlay founder Francois Baird to email the Commissioner of the National Consumer Commission, Ebrahim Mohamed, appealing to him to launch an investigation into the labelling practices of frozen imported chicken that is being dumped in South Africa.

2 days ago

Quack, quack: When consumer protection is all noise and no action
Quack, quack: When consumer protection is all noise and no action

On paper the South African legal system provides ample protection for consumers regarding false claims about so-called health products. But in reality, the truth is very different.

2 days ago

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Pomegranate PhDs: Research into the super fruit's quality, packaging and shelf life

Both Ebrahiema Arendse from Surrey Estates in Athlone and chemical engineer and food scientist Zinash Assefa Belay hails from Addis Ababa received their PhD in Food Science from Stellenbosch University's Faculty of AgriSciences. Both did their research on pomegranates.

2 days ago

Alcohol delivery service Jumia Party launches in Ghana
Alcohol delivery service Jumia Party launches in Ghana

Accra, GHANA - Jumia Food and Pernod-Ricard Ghana have joined forces to launch Jumia Party - a one-hour alcohol delivery service app that gives Accra users access to a marketplace of spirits, wines, beers and mixers.

2 days ago

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Boytjie's lost billions

Markus Jooste, the billionaire face of South Africa's biggest ever corporate scandal, grew up in the world of horse racing and gambling. [Last] week his own bets turned to dust as he was forced to resign as CEO of Steinhoff International hours before R194-billion of value - almost its entire market capitalisation - in the company he founded was sensationally wiped out.

By Kyle Cowan and Ann Crotty 2 days ago

Changing face of retail presents opportunity for the wine trade
Changing face of retail presents opportunity for the wine trade

Embrace the chaos brought by the mobile phone-fueled digital age and look to Portugal for a road map to success in the USA. Those were the clear messages from New York wine importer Cape Classics at a gathering of the South African wine industry hosted at Glenelly Estate in Stellenbosch.

8 Dec 2017

Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable
Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties.

By Gabriella Mulligan 8 Dec 2017

#FreshOnTheShelf: New G+T premix distilled with the flavour of the Cape
#FreshOnTheShelf: New G+T premix distilled with the flavour of the Cape

Greenleaf + Terroir intends to shake up the pre-mixed alcoholic drink market, which has, for the most part, failed to truly win over consumers. Staking its place in the gin renaissance, Greenleaf + Terroir - or G+T for short - is a pre-mix of locally produced, small-batch gin and craft tonic served conveniently in individual-sized glass bottles.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Dec 2017

#GlobalFoodSecurity: Food Forward SA turns to digital solution in quest to reduce hunger
#GlobalFoodSecurity: Food Forward SA turns to digital solution in quest to reduce hunger

Food Forward South Africa (previously known as Food Bank South Africa), has over the last two years developed a virtual platform that allows it to streamline how it carries out its mission: to safely and cost-effectively secure quality food for those who need it.

By Sindy Peters 7 Dec 2017

Steinhoff shares dive on suspected fraud
Steinhoff shares dive on suspected fraud

Steinhoff International's share price continued to plummet in heavy trade on Wednesday as fears mounted of long drawnout investigations by regulatory authorities in Europe, the US and locally in SA.

7 Dec 2017