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Level 3: Green light for takeaways and booze, but tobacco ban remains

The ban on cigarettes and related tobacco products will remain in place, but alcohol will be permitted for sale on certain days of the week...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2020

"My business will never be the same again," says Duduza spaza shop owner

Ward councillor urges all business owners in need of help to apply for assistance...

27 May 2020

Key Distributors boosts sales by 25% with ConnectFMCG

Key Distributors, a business of Value Logistics, is a warehousing and sales company focused on the distribution of FMCG products to formal and informal retail markets in South Africa...

Issued by MegaVision Media 25 May 2020

New research suggests SA's ban on cigarette sales is failing

Despite the ban on tobacco sales during the national lockdown, more than 90% of smokers have been able to purchase cigarettes during the period...

19 May 2020

R140 for a packet of cigarettes in Soweto

Spaza shop owner says ban on alcohol and tobacco has cost him R25,000...

By Mosa Damane 18 May 2020

Charting a course for post-Covid retail regeneration

Nielsen has assessed various future scenarios to establish a clear regeneration path for retailers and manufacturers based on short, medium, and long term exit time horizons...

14 May 2020

In the "new normal" to come, will plans conceived pre-Covid still be relevant?

Fast start vs blowout Christmas, what's the new F20 plan?

By Richard Wells 12 May 2020

R2m food voucher system rolled out to at-risk communities

Flash has partnered with the DG Murray Trust to launch a R2m electronic food voucher system to approximately 7,000 at-risk households in five food insecure communities...

24 Apr 2020

'Save Your Local' platform launched

According to Statistics South Africa, 30% of all businesses say they do not have enough revenue to last more than one month of lockdown...

24 Apr 2020

Adapting traditional trade strategy for the Covid-19 retail reality

The unloved, underinvested world of traditional trade retailing just became the next key battleground for sales-depleted businesses, says Richard Wells...

By Richard Wells 21 Apr 2020

Guidelines for spaza shops announced

The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) has announced guidelines for participation in the Spaza Shops and General Dealers support scheme...

20 Apr 2020

Regulations for grocery retail SMMEs and informal food traders during lockdown

The Department of Small Business Development has issued directions to assist SMMEs operating grocery stores to comply with lockdown regulations...

7 Apr 2020

Covid-19: Lockdown hits informal traders

Many traders have no savings and without any income they don't know how they will make it through the next 21 days...

By Ashraf Hendricks 26 Mar 2020

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