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Will festive retail sales echo disappointment of Black Friday?
Will festive retail sales echo disappointment of Black Friday?

While more South Africans participated in the Black Friday shopping event in 2018 compared to the preceding year, the average spend per consumer dropped noticeably...

By Lullu Krugel, Christie Viljoen, Maura Feddersen an 1 day ago

J'Something on launching his own craft gin - Jin Gin
J'Something on launching his own craft gin - Jin Gin

Celebrated muso and foodie J'Something shares the inspiration behind his new gin brand Jin Gin...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Philip Morris launches next-generation IQOS devices in SA
Philip Morris launches next-generation IQOS devices in SA

With a vision to phase out traditional cigarette brands in favour of healthier alternatives, Philip Morris International has invested billions of dollars into the R&D of its IQOS range of devices...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Dec 2018

Everybody Instagramming the experience.
#JiveTogetherTour: Cape Town food-pairing with a difference

You just can't escape the traffic in Cape Town, right? Sometimes you need to embrace it. That's just what the local media and influencer set did. In fact, we made a meal of it by waiting in the parkade of 44 Strand Street on Wednesday, 28 November for authentic Jive-branded minibus taxis to take us on a delicious tour of the city, with a difference...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Dec 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 1
#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 1

The moment you provide the South African consumer with what they need, they will start purchasing whatever you are selling. This was the main message from trend analyst Nicola Cooper...

By Maroefah Smith 4 Dec 2018

Customer experience is key to survive the e-commerce onslaught
Customer experience is key to survive the e-commerce onslaught

Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have no chance of surviving the onslaught from e-commerce unless they invest in their customer experience...

4 Dec 2018

Unilever to buy GSK's Horlicks unit for $3.8bn
Unilever to buy GSK's Horlicks unit for $3.8bn

Unilever will acquire the Health Food Drinks portfolio of GlaxoSmithKline in India, Bangladesh and 20 other predominantly Asian markets for $3.8billion...

4 Dec 2018

How Sears helped make women, immigrants and people of colour feel more like Americans
How Sears helped make women, immigrants and people of colour feel more like Americans

Sears did more than pioneer the mail-order catalogue over a century ago. It helped make America a more inclusive place at a time when Jim Crow was rampant...

By Einav Rabinovitch-Fox 3 Dec 2018

5 tips to equip your front-line staff for superior service
5 tips to equip your front-line staff for superior service

While shopping centres and stores are preparing for the festive season rush by investing in advertising, marketing and merchandising, an often overlooked aspect of retail is staff training...

3 Dec 2018

Introducing the first-ever single-brand rewards programme in South Africa - Royco Rewards
Introducing the first-ever single-brand rewards programme in South Africa - Royco Rewards

Think of rewards or loyalty programmes, and immediately your mind goes to the retail store brands, like Clicks or Dis-Chem. Why have we not yet seen a loyalty programme rewarding customers for their regular purchase of a single brand?...

By Candice Goodman, Issued by Mobitainment 3 Dec 2018

New CEO for Coca-Cola Beverages Africa
New CEO for Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Jacques Vermeulen has been appointed group CEO of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), effective from 1 December 2018...

3 Dec 2018

Single R6m transaction recorded on Black Friday 2018
Single R6m transaction recorded on Black Friday 2018

Online sales over the extended Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend exceeded figures for 2017. This is according to BankservAfrica, which processed a total of 581,189 online transactions...

3 Dec 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: the legendary supermarket of Barbra Streisand
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: the legendary supermarket of Barbra Streisand

On her breakthrough 1963 debut album, Streisand resurrected a Cole Porter gem 'Come to the Supermarket'. Malta may not be the old Peking of the lyric but it has the German supermarket brand...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 30 Nov 2018

Meet the Maker: Simone Musgrave
Meet the Maker: Simone Musgrave

I was recently offered the opportunity to attend the official launch of the Musgrave Gin Pink Fridays at the Maslow Hotel where I got to sit down and have a drink with the creator herself, Simone Musgrave...

By Samantha Snedorf 30 Nov 2018

TFG educates to empower
TFG educates to empower

Retailer TFG has once again put its words, "Educate2Empower", into action by awarding four deserving candidates full bursaries for 2019...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 30 Nov 2018

#FreshOnTheShelf: Bubbly in a can, Woolies meal kits, blue tonic and a very Velvet Xmas
#FreshOnTheShelf: Bubbly in a can, Woolies meal kits, blue tonic and a very Velvet Xmas

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

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Environ's Dr Des, a skin care innovator for the ages
#EntrepreneurMonth: Environ's Dr Des, a skin care innovator for the ages

The Environ Skin Care success story is far from over. The almost 30-year-old homegrown brand has been named the Top Medical Skin Care Company in the 2018 Aesthetic Everything Awards...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Nov 2018

Meet Timothy Witbooi, the winemaker behind Lourensford's award-winning SMV
Meet Timothy Witbooi, the winemaker behind Lourensford's award-winning SMV

Timothy Witbooi is the winemaker wielding the wand of Lourensford Wine Estates Limited Release SMV, a delectable blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Viognier - the estate's most awarded and popular wines...

29 Nov 2018

Role of sustainable packaging in brand preservation
Role of sustainable packaging in brand preservation

With sustainability and recycling on the legislative agenda globally, it's only a matter of time before non-sustainable practices are met with penalties; and brands are taking preventative measures...

29 Nov 2018

New doll Hunadi speaks English, Sesotho, isiXhosa and isiZulu
New doll Hunadi speaks English, Sesotho, isiXhosa and isiZulu

South African company Afro Girl has just released the multilingual Hunadi doll, which speaks speaks in 4 of South Africa's 11 official languages...

29 Nov 2018

Processed food sales gets a boost from the growing meat market
Processed food sales gets a boost from the growing meat market

Growing meat production, increasing demand for affordable animal protein, and preference for convenience is expected to grow the processed meat market...

29 Nov 2018

Big, bigger, biggest: Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Singles Day
Big, bigger, biggest: Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Singles Day

Cyber Monday is online retailers' response to the bricks-and-mortar marketing push of Black Friday. Online shopping is only set to increase, as smartphones and apps continue to capture more of the market...

By Norman Shaw 29 Nov 2018

#StartupStory: Double Apex Media
#StartupStory: Double Apex Media

Sudhir "Banzai" Matai, founder and managing editor of Double Apex Media, previous associate editor at Car Magazine, tells us how his online store for motoring-themed T-shirts turned into an automotive media portal...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2018

Africa Trade Week 2019 set for Johannesburg in June
Africa Trade Week 2019 set for Johannesburg in June

Africa Trade Week will be held from 23 to 25 June 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

28 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Truman & Orange dares to disrupt the drinks business
#EntrepreneurMonth: Truman & Orange dares to disrupt the drinks business

Rowan Leibbrandt, founder of premium drinks company Truman & Orange, travels the world in search of high quality, interesting boutique liquor brands to introduce to the local market...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Nov 2018

The future of pharmaceutical packaging
The future of pharmaceutical packaging

Serialised coding is an excellent anti-counterfeiting measure and, because of this, several countries around the world have made it a legal requirement for their pharmaceutical industries...

Issued by Pyrotec 28 Nov 2018

Heineken appoints Corporate Affairs Director
Heineken appoints Corporate Affairs Director

Heineken South Africa has appointed Millicent Maroga as its Corporate Affairs Director. Maroga is member of the company's management team, reporting to Managing Director Gerrit van Loo...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 28 Nov 2018

Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments
Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments

Visa and Vivo Energy have announced a pan-African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries, where both companies operate...

28 Nov 2018

DigiSwipe is a digital wallet that replaces traditional barcoded cards
DigiSwipe is a digital wallet that replaces traditional barcoded cards

DigiSwipe is a digital wallet that replaces all your traditional barcoded cards using a single app...

Issued by DigiSwipe 28 Nov 2018

H&M group shuts down Cheap Monday brand
H&M group shuts down Cheap Monday brand

Fashion retail giant H&M is closing its struggling independent brand Cheap Monday, which is known for its low-priced skinny jeans...

28 Nov 2018

Deflated in-store spending over Black Friday weekend: Vend
Deflated in-store spending over Black Friday weekend: Vend

In-store retail spending over the Black Friday shopping period this year dropped by 10% compared to 2017, while sales volumes decreased by 2%...

28 Nov 2018

#NewCampaign: The sound of Russell Hobbs
#NewCampaign: The sound of Russell Hobbs

Household appliances manufacturer Russell Hobbs recently launched its latest TV commercial, 'All Day Every Day', featuring a soundtrack composed from the sounds of its products...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Nov 2018

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