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Prof Elain Vlok on Clover's self-sustaining CSI model

The annual Clover Mama Afrika Smarties Week, Clover's flagship CSI programme, took place in Johannesburg last week, from Sunday, 31 January to Friday, 5 February, including an awards evening for rewarding the mamas' previous years' work and commitment to their respective communities. These remarkable women collectively care for over 15,500 children and 2,500 elderly people, many of whom are abused, orphaned, homeless and vulnerable.

By Jessica Taylor 2 hours ago

Spar increases 18-week sales to end-January by 14.1%

Retailer Spar Group on Tuesday reported an increase in sales of 14.1% for the 18 weeks to 30 January...

7 hours ago

Number of loyalty cards linked to mobile doubles, study finds

More than three billion loyalty cards will operate as mobile only, or be integrated into mobile apps by 2020, up from 1.4 billion last year according to a new study from Juniper Research...

1 hour ago

Do-It Hang Tabs and Display Strips from Pyrotec PackMedia

Does your product packaging allow for different merchandising options? Is your product getting noticed in the busy retail environment?...

Issued by Pyrotec 5 hours ago

Sovereign blocks rival in BEE scheme

Poultry group Sovereign Food Investments has tweaked its controversial black economic empowerment (BEE) deal, thereby saving a bundle in costs and precluding a competitor from "grossly abusing" an appraisal rights mechanism...

By Marc Hasenfuss 7 hours ago

Here's why streamlining is so crucial for customer satisfaction

If a company falls short on accommodating the needs of their customers, sales decrease, and the business - fails. If you've been in business long enough, you know that not every customer will be satisfied. However, if a majority of your customers aren't pleased then Houston, you have a problem...

By Ryan Kidman 6 hours ago

Jet flies again

In 2012, after much research, we at Trend Forward presented the future of marketing trend presentation to a small group of around 50 individuals across a broad sector of industries, including advertising, retail, marketing and few photographers...

By Dave Nemeth 1 day ago

Depreciation of rand a concern for retail margins in 2016

JLL South Africa has released its Q4 2015 research reports for the Johannesburg retail market, office market, and industrial market, as well as the Cape Town office market...

1 day ago

2015/2016 PPC Imaginarium Awards winners announced

Category winners in the 2015/2016 PPC Imaginarium Awards were announced this month with entries doubling that of the initial year of the competition...

1 day ago

Edcon to cut some of its 3,000 head-office jobs

Edcon, the retailer that owns brands such as Edgars, CNA and Jet, will cut jobs at its head office as part of its turnaround strategy...

By Zeenat Moorad 1 day ago

Marketers, don't eat your words - food labelling, copyright and compliance with the ASA

Do you know which legally compliant food labelling factors to keep in mind when developing and conceptualising trademarks, brand names and related content on packaging for foodstuffs?...

Issued by Knowledge Resources 1 day ago

Call centre intends to keep Lewis compliant

In a move to quell growing disapproval of its lending practices, furniture retailer Lewis will launch a call centre to enhance compliance, transparency and oversight of its in-store sales and credit-application process...

By Zeenat Moorad 1 day ago

Effective management skills for franchises

There are no guarantees when it comes to business. Even owning a franchised store with a great consumer brand, store location and franchisor support can't stop a business from getting into difficulties if management skills aren't up to the challenge of everyday operations...

1 day ago

French insurance giant buys into African e-commerce in $83m deal

French insurance giant AXA has bought an eight percent stake in Africa Internet Group (AIG), one of the continent's largest e-commerce players. The deal is valued at €75-million (over US$83-million)...

By Jacques Coetzee 1 day ago

Which e-commerce platform will do justice to your business plan?

A startup wave has hit the world and given birth to various big and small e-commerce websites. Following this, everyone aspires to build an Etsy like startup, but they either lack software choices or knowledge of a multi-vendor script/system required to create an online store...

By Manish Bhalla 1 day ago

SA entrepreneurs: you now have your own loyalty rewards programme

Mercantile Bank, a financial institution aimed exclusively at entrepreneurs, on Friday announced that it had entered into an agreement with wiGroup to develop a loyalty and rewards programme for its clients...

By Stuart Thomas 2 days ago

Gold Brands Investments gets green light for listing

Gold Brands Investments has been granted approval by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange for the listing of its ordinary shares on the AltX board, under the abbreviated name Gold Brands and share code GBI, with the commencement of trading on Friday, 12 February 2016...

2 days ago

Western Cape investing in procurement and supply chain for public sector delivery

Supply chain management professionals will be attending the third annual Smart Procurement World Western Cape Summit 2016...

Issued by Smart Procurement World 2 days ago

The impact of increased tariffs on e-commerce

The impact that increased tariffs and taxes have on the economy cannot be over-emphasised. One fast-growing facet of most economies in Africa is e-commerce...

By Bennet Otoo 2 days ago

Amazon teams up with Spotify for wireless speaker

NEW YORK - Amazon said on Thursday that its Echo wireless system will play songs from Spotify as the retail giant delves further into the booming sector of streaming...

2 days ago

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