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NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usage

As You Sow has filed shareholder proposals with 10 leading consumer goods companies and retailers, calling for commitments to absolute cuts in the use of plastic packaging...

2 days ago

Embrace the 'inclusion revolution'

Given that 70% of consumers prefer to buy from brands that are inclusive, marketers are embracing the "inclusion revolution" by means of ad campaigns, social content and CSI initiatives...

By Nicky Brand 3 days ago

Section 12J funds are key to revive SA's economy

Section 12J funds are playing a crucial role in the re-booting of South Africa's economy by creating employment opportunities and saving businesses, while at the same time facilitating significant tax benefits to investors...

3 days ago

Spar's successful Rural Hub initiative poised for growth

Spar's Rural Hub model forms part of the retailer's drive to support and empower small-scale local farmers, create jobs and sustain local economies by creating an ecosystem that provides affordable, nutritious food for all...

5 Jan 2021

Willowton and Sanzaf reach out to help vulnerable babies after devastating fire at Masiphumelele, Cape Town

Willowton Group donates R300,000 to provide baby essentials for fire victims...

Issued by Willowton Group 5 Jan 2021

Willowton Group donates R1.25m to help support frontline workers in Eastern Cape

The Willowton Group recently donated R1,250,000 to Gift of the Givers to assist in the provision of 5,000 PPE packs and 1,000 theatre scrub sets in support of frontline healthcare workers and volunteers fighting Covid-19 in the Eastern Cape...

Issued by Willowton Group 21 Dec 2020

Following a t-shirt from cotton field to landfill shows the true cost of fast fashion

With many shops closed due to pandemic restrictions, Black Friday 2020 might have looked different from the frantic buying sprees of years past. But one thing remained the same: the relentless pace of fast fashion...

21 Dec 2020

Faithful to Nature collaborates with SA creators to support NPO The Zoe Project

Faithful to Nature unveils its first exclusive festive collaboration entitled the Artists' Collection. The collaboration is a partnership with local artists and designers to support The Zoe Project, a Cape-based non-profit organisation (NPO) that provides care and support to vulnerable children, mothers and pregnant women...

16 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Retail

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year...

14 Dec 2020

SA Plastics Pact's vision for a circular economy to transform the plastics industry at every level

Kirsten Barnes, the project lead for SA Plastics Pact, GreenCape, and Kevin O'Brian, the group sustainability and risk executive for SPAR, discus the Plastics Pact and the vision for a circular economy for plastics in SA...

Issued by GreenCape 9 Dec 2020

Unilever to 'level up' SA youth with launch of digital learning hub

This December, Unilever is launching the LevelUp Digital Hub to provide online training and mentorship programmes to inspire the next generation of change-makers, with the goal of educating and upskilling 1.5 million young South Africans by 2025...

3 Dec 2020

YID-Textiles Programme to empower business-minded youth in SA townships

Technoserve has introduced a Youth Ideas Development Textiles Programme, aimed at empowering township-based youth and helping to revive SA's textiles sector...

2 Dec 2020

Transforming plastic waste into Xmas decorations

Woolworths has partnered with social enterprise Essay Gifts, which has designed and produced Christmas baubles using the principles of a circular economy for plastics...

1 Dec 2020

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and enter into merchandise partnership for Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run

The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) has partnered with South Africa's leading online retailer,, to make the foundation's merchandise for the Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run (MRWR) event available directly to South Africans' doorsteps...

Issued by Optimize Agency 1 Dec 2020

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