Boost sales with omnichannel retail in 3 simple steps
Boost sales with omnichannel retail in 3 simple steps

It is no secret that local retailers are having a torrid time. The economy remains in the doldrums with investors and consumers spooked by debilitating load shedding, ongoing job cuts and a volatile political environment...

By Gareth Hawkey 16 hours ago

Will 2019 really be the year of the vegan?
Will 2019 really be the year of the vegan?

The Economist recently declared 2019 'The Year of the Vegan'. There can no longer be any doubt that veganism, and the embracing of a greater plant-based diet, is going mainstream...

By Tammy Fry 1 day ago

Insect protein: dish of the day for your environmentally-friendly pet
Insect protein: dish of the day for your environmentally-friendly pet

Given that more people are trying to do their bit to help save the plant and keep meat consumption to a minimum, it's not surprising pet food has become the latest sector to think about its environmental credentials...

By David S Gardner 12 hours ago

Local companies urged to tap into Gulf agro-processing sector
Local companies urged to tap into Gulf agro-processing sector

South Africa's Consul General to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) David Magabe has urged local companies to tap into the Middle East's agro-processing sector...

13 hours ago

Ntombi Mhangwani, Africa Director for Integrated Marketing and Communications at Accenture.
Using digital to personalise customer services in Africa

Digitalisation has led to customers having an overwhelming number of choices in purchasing choices, brand selections and everything they do...

By Ntombi Mhangwani 14 hours ago

Kantar's AI 'man loves machine' talk.
Why AI should means 'man loves machine', not 'man vs machine'

Introduced by Karin Du Chenne, CEO for Insights at Kantar, their latest free talk on why man and machine should be best friends, not enemies, emphasised the fact that we shouldn't fear machines 'taking our jobs' - while none of our jobs will be unaffected by AI, it'll be a case of working with each other, not against each other. Here's why...

By Leigh Andrews 14 hours ago

SAMPA donates R1m towards SU food safety initiative
SAMPA donates R1m towards SU food safety initiative

The South African Meat Processors Association (SAMPA) has donated R1m to Stellenbosch University's Centre for Food Safety in support of its ongoing endeavours related to food safety research...

16 hours ago

Rolfes Leather plans expansion into East Africa
Rolfes Leather plans expansion into East Africa

Rolfes Leather, a division of JSE-listed, Rolfes Holdings, will explore the beam-house market in Ethiopia this year...

1 day ago

Climate action helps companies build reputations and attract investors
Climate action helps companies build reputations and attract investors

This year, climate change topped off the agenda at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland...

By Rumina Dhalla 1 day ago

#BudgetSpeech2019: Smokers, drinkers to feel the pinch following sin tax hikes
#BudgetSpeech2019: Smokers, drinkers to feel the pinch following sin tax hikes

In Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's first Budget Speech since his appointment, he announced that sin taxes on alcohol and tobacco will rise...

1 day ago

L'Oréal's new skin diagnostic tool is powered by AI
L'Oréal's new skin diagnostic tool is powered by AI

French beauty giant L'Oréal has launched a digital skin diagnostic based on people's selfies...

1 day ago

The raw, mythical aesthetic of Monastery jewellery
The raw, mythical aesthetic of Monastery jewellery

After studying jewellery and fashion in Florence, young artisan Ashleigh McCulloch has launched her own designer brand of jewellery, called Monastery, that not only straddles the continental divide between Italy and her home country...

2 days ago

5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to know
5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to know

If 2018 was the year of limited-edition packaging and personalisation (think FIFA World Cup 2018), 2019 promises to be the year of retro designs and futuristic formulations...

2 days ago

Virginie Viard to succeed Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel
Virginie Viard to succeed Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel

Chanel has named Virginie Viard, Karl Lagerfeld's closest collaborator for more than 30 years, as the company's new creative director, after Lagerfeld passed away in Paris this week...

2 days ago

Local mushroom farmer named Pick n Pay's Small Supplier of the Year
Local mushroom farmer named Pick n Pay's Small Supplier of the Year

Peter Nyathi, the founder of Tropical Mushrooms in Magaliesburg, has been awarded Pick n Pay's 2019 Small Supplier of the Year. The annual award recognises the retailer's top performing supplier...

2 days ago

The digital headaches of a franchise marketing team
The digital headaches of a franchise marketing team

JG Bezuidenhout has compiled a list of my top 5 tools that can help control and regulate franchisees marketing with minimum friction...

By JG Bezuidenhout 3 days ago

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies
Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies

Celebrated fashion designer and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85...

3 days ago

Polly Pocket returns to South African shelves
Polly Pocket returns to South African shelves

Multinational toymaker Mattel is relaunching the 90's toy phenomenon Polly Pocket in South Africa, available locally from this month...

3 days ago

Naughty and nice treat trends
Naughty and nice treat trends

Sometimes we all need a little "me time", a small treat to look forward to at the end of a long day or a hard week, or (what is set to be) a gruelling year...

By Bronwyn Williams 3 days ago

Why data analytics can give retailers the edge
Why data analytics can give retailers the edge

With the buzz from Black Friday and the festive season now in the rear-view mirror, retailers are looking ahead to ensure the continuation of 'traffic' into malls, high streets, pop-up stores, websites, apps and other channels...

By Simon Shaw 3 days ago

Wolfgat crowned Best Restaurant of the Year at World Restaurant Awards
Wolfgat crowned Best Restaurant of the Year at World Restaurant Awards

#NEWSWATCH: Paternoster-based restaurant Wolfgat was named The Best Restaurant of the Year at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards, which was held in Paris on 18 February 2019...

3 days ago

How IoT can transform the local retail sector
How IoT can transform the local retail sector

It is hard to believe that billions of connected devices and sensors - the Internet of Things - are forecast to be worth a staggering $US94bn by 2025 in the retail sector...

3 days ago

#FreshOnTheShelf: Sweetly by Nomu, Loxtonia's baobab cider and new Squish products
#FreshOnTheShelf: Sweetly by Nomu, Loxtonia's baobab cider and new Squish products

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up some of our favourite food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Is your product packaging the 'whole package'? 4 unboxing trends for 2019
Is your product packaging the 'whole package'? 4 unboxing trends for 2019

Who cares what it looks like on the outside when it's what's on the inside that counts, right? Wrong! At least when it comes to product packaging, that is...

By Daniella Shapiro 18 Feb 2019

International push to improve food safety
International push to improve food safety

Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and hampering progress towards sustainable development...

18 Feb 2019

#BudgetSpeech2019: What should franchise businesses look out for?
#BudgetSpeech2019: What should franchise businesses look out for?

Franchise business owners are waiting with bated breath for the outcome of the 2019 National Budget Speech, as they seek more opportunities to increase their contribution to GDP...

18 Feb 2019

South Africans, say goodbye to Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins
South Africans, say goodbye to Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins

JSE-listed Grand Parade Investments is closing all Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins outlets in South Africa following poor performance...

15 Feb 2019

Zando's coming of age
Zando's coming of age

Zando launched in 2012 as an online shoe retailer when e-commerce in SA was very much in its infancy. Fast-forward to 2019, the business has transformed into an ever-expanding fashion marketplace...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Feb 2019

Nestlé rolls out first Starbucks-branded products after licensing deal
Nestlé rolls out first Starbucks-branded products after licensing deal

Nestlé has announced the global launch of a new range of coffee products under the Starbucks brand. The new range consists of 24 products as well as the first Starbucks capsules developed using Nespresso...

15 Feb 2019

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