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Mastercard introduces biometric shopping card

Mastercard has launched a biometric card that uses fingerprints to enable purchases, revealing that it had been piloting the card, a global first for the company, in SA...

2 days ago

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

3 days ago

Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021

Home-grown African brand Dangote is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time...

3 hours ago

Concern rises over tougher waste control

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa is pushing the paper and packaging, electrical and electronic equipment and lighting industries to submit waste management plans...

By Mark Allix 1 hour ago

Changing behaviour to make recycling a way of life

Our vulnerability to dwindling natural resources is hitting home...

By Hugh Tyrrell 1 hour ago

South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference identifies new retail trends

The SACSC set a date for its Annual Research Conference aiming to keep delegates up to date with new consumer behaviour and shopping patterns...

2 hours ago

Packaging industry sees launch of MetPac-SA

A new producer responsibility organisation has been formed to represent the interests of the metal packaging industry in South Africa...

3 days ago

Gumtree turns over a new leaf

From today, 20 April, Gumtree South Africa sports its new logo, as part of an ongoing and comprehensive redesign...

20 Apr 2017

Woolworths tops 2016 Customer Satisfaction Index with most satisfied customers

South African Customer Satisfaction Index puts Woolworths at top...

20 Apr 2017

Cementing the Mosaic of customer experience with Experian

A little over a month ago, Experian SA MD Simon Russell kicked off an exclusive media roundtable explaining their new Mosaic tool and the power for local marketers in finally creating a single view of their customers and targeting by interests rather than demographics...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Pick n Pay delivers sustainable growth in ‘new normal' environment

Pick n Pay announces 18% growth in headline earnings...

20 Apr 2017

#BehindtheSelfie with... Zonica Strydom

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophile Zonica Strydom, operations and business unit director at iKineo customer engagement agency...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2017

JC Le Roux introduces new premium dry range

Ah good ol' JC Le Roux, a sparkling wine synonymous with NYE parties from my student days. Its customary sweet flavour perfect for youthful undeveloped palates.

By Ruth Cooper 19 Apr 2017

Family continues franchising business

Following in her father's footsteps, Renee Perkins launch Cash Crusaders Oxford Village...

2 days ago

Shutters can add to ‘green' building ratings

In an effort to meet sustainability norms, local legislation (Sans 10400 XA) stipulates that all newly erected buildings need to have solar water heaters, heat pumps or comparable technologies in place. ....

3 days ago

Starbucks turns one in South Africa, opens fourth shop

As Starbucks turns one in South Africa, it opened its fourth store in Menlyn Park, Pretoria, on 19 April 2017...

3 days ago

Manufacturers expected to be more proactive in protecting consumers from economic crunch

Consumers demand economic protection from manufacturers, according to BMI Research...

3 days ago

Intuitive case coding

Pyrotec's machinery division, Pyrotec PackMark, has launched the new 4500 Drop on Demand (DOD) Valve Jet coder from trusted global manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, Markem-Imaje...

Issued by Pyrotec 3 days ago

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Value based product development in the ever-evolving retail market

New consumer trends are emerging continuously and the retail market is changing fast. These dynamics lead to product and service providers having to incessantly consider their offering and strive for product development and innovation...

By Neelin Naidoo, Issued by Mpact Plastics 19 Apr 2017

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International

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

2 days ago

Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce's 'last frontier'

NEW DELHI, India - With 100 million new internet users every year, Amazon is betting big on India, but a major new investment in homegrown rival Flipkart means the battle to dominate the fast-growing e-commerce market is set to heat up.

20 Apr 2017

Tesco dives into red on accounting scandal

LONDON - Supermarket giant Tesco revealed on Wednesday that it fell into an annual net loss of 40 million due to a costly accounting scandal at Britain's biggest retailer.

13 Apr 2017

Wal-Mart eliminating hundreds of corporate jobs: source

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores is eliminating hundreds of corporate jobs in a cost-cutting move, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

12 Apr 2017

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