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The Chewbacca mask and the power of social media in retail

Social media can be retail brand building - and sales - gold. Just look at the case of the Chewbacca mask that Candace Payne bought from Kohl's last week...

By Sarah Britten 7 hours ago

Uber to launch payment experiment in SA this week

Uber, the smartphone app that connects riders to drivers, is to launch a cash payment experiment in South Africa on Thursday, 26 May, 2016...

1 day ago

Building smarter, better malls

Since The Mall of Africa, South Africa's biggest single-phase shopping mall development, opened its doors on 28 April, it has dominated social media chat lately, as much for its promise as its problems...

By Lee Naik 3 hours ago

Transforming Cape Town's CBD - the game changers

Property investment is one of the biggest game changers transforming the Cape Town Central City...

1 hour ago

Digital retail marketing spend to reach over $360 billion by 2020

A new study from Juniper Research found that whilst the digital retail marketing industry will continue to be dominated by advertising revenues, coupon contributions will see strong growth, driven in part by the rise of Bluetooth beacons...

53 minutes ago

Rhodes Food H1 net profit jumps 89.2% to R110m

A string of acquisitions since Rhodes Foods (RFG) listed on the JSE in October 2014 helped its interim revenue jump 53.5% to R2bn, the company reported...

3 hours ago

#FreshTech: SanDisk launches second-generation iXpand Flash Drive

SanDisk Corporation has launched the next-generation iXpand Flash Drive, a mobile storage device designed to help users quickly and easily free up space on their iPhone and iPad with up to 128GB of additional capacity...

2 hours ago

Tiger Brands' profit jumps on turnover growth

Tiger Brands reported a 44% jump in interim after tax profit to R1.7bn on 9% growth in turnover to R15.9bn...

By Robert Laing 3 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: Driving Ugandan vehicle manufacturing

Kiira Motors Corporation is a presidential initiative for automotive manufacturing in Uganda. The company has three successful vehicle prototypes under its belt, including Africa's first solar bus...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 hours ago

Pioneer Foods has sufficient scope to enhance efficiencies

In an interview with Business Day TV conducted on Monday, Phil Roux, CEO of Pioneer Foods, speaks about the company's half-year results, which showed...

4 hours ago

Intra-regional trade is the key to boosting economic growth in Africa, says Maersk executive

Despite the untapped opportunities that exist on the continent, trade between various African countries is still largely restricted as a result of various regulation barriers and a lack of supporting infrastructure and scale...

4 hours ago

Ascendis Health acquires two companies in Europe

Ascendis Health announced two acquisitions in Europe on Tuesday. The group is buying Cyprus-based pharmaceutical company Remedica for up to 335-million euros and sports nutrition company Scitec for €170m...

By BDpro Staff Writer 4 hours ago

Grohe launches CoolTouch technologies

Grohe has put an end to the irritation of scalding hot bath or shower taps by introducing Grohe CoolTouch technologies, which house the entire thermostat to ensure the surface remains at the desired temperature...

3 hours ago

Nederburg's Eminence wins international award

Nederburg's natural sweet wine Eminence has won a trophy at the International Wine Challenge in London...

5 hours ago

Monster truck stunt in Boksburg Burger King promotion

A monster truck on the rampage stunned guests at the East Rand Galleria Mall last week, when it crushed two vehicles parked just outside a Burger King restaurant, but what initially seemed like a massive accident turned out to be a stunt...

3 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: Fairtrade consumers can realise Africa's potential

Who doesn't love a cup of deliciously brewed coffee to kick start their day? Or a block of dark chocolate for a midday-pick-me-upper?

By Lynsay Sampson 1 day ago

Top South African payment gateways support the launch of SID 2.0

Leading South African payment gateways have partnered with secure online payment service SID Instant EFT to release the new and improved SID 2.0 to e-commerce businesses across the country...

Issued by SID Instant EFT 1 day ago

Forget cost management, think value management

As a business, it has always been wise to regularly look back and reflect on progress (or the lack thereof), and to then take stock of the current trajectory...

By Kate Stubbs 1 day ago

Is your on-pack communication authentic enough?

In a retail landscape saturated with marketing messages, many consumers are tuning out communication that is impersonal and sales-focused in favour of brand voices that are open, honest and real...

Issued by Pyrotec 1 day ago

Project Flamingo Golf Day

Clarion Retail, as a supplier to Woolworths, was delighted to be involved in the recent Project Flamingo Golf Day held at Steenberg Golf Course to raise funds for breast cancer awareness...

Issued by The Clarion Group 1 day ago

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