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 1 day 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 2 days ago

Transactional sector is about to be transformed
Transactional sector is about to be transformed

This year will be a big one for the next-generation transactional sector, with disruption increasingly coming to market and long-standing challenges being overcome...

7 Feb 2019

4th Bar Awards to celebrate SA's best cocktails and mixologists
4th Bar Awards to celebrate SA's best cocktails and mixologists

The fourth annual Bar (Bartending Accolades and Recognition) Awards will be held on 11 March 2019; additional activities such as masterclasses and cocktail offers will also be held ahead of the award ceremony...

7 Feb 2019

SONA 2019: Road closures
SONA 2019: Road closures

To accommodate the State of the Nation Address (SONA) and the opening of Parliament on Thursday, 7 February 2019, several roads will be closed in and around the Cape Town CBD...

6 Feb 2019

Colour shampoo contributes to Dr Wolff Group global growth
Colour shampoo contributes to Dr Wolff Group global growth

A new caffeine-based colour shampoo by Plantur 39, popular among women seeking a deeper brown shade, has contributed to ongoing growth of German cosmeceutical manufacturer, the Dr Wolff Group...

Issued by Leap Communications 6 Feb 2019

Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addiction
Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addiction

Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable...

By Sabrina Chakori 6 Feb 2019

Are South Africans really saying no to fizzy drinks?
Are South Africans really saying no to fizzy drinks?

Insight Survey's latest SA Carbonated Soft Drinks Industry Landscape Report 2019 carefully unfolds the global and local carbonated soft drinks markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 6 Feb 2019

These SA-made eco-friendly firelighters are 100% natural
These SA-made eco-friendly firelighters are 100% natural

FireFly Biofuel is a non-toxic, eco-friendly firelighter that's made from recycled coffee, biodegradable vegetable wax, recycled wood and unrefined sugar...

6 Feb 2019

SA wine praised at International Association of Sommeliers Cape Town session
SA wine praised at International Association of Sommeliers Cape Town session

South African Sommelier Association leads the way in Africa, says Association de la Sommellerie International...

6 Feb 2019

PG Bison opts for locally sourced, sustainable rPET strapping
PG Bison opts for locally sourced, sustainable rPET strapping

Wood-based product manufacturer PG Bison will now use only locally sourced and recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) strapping...

6 Feb 2019

Fitgymwear teams up with Candibod for activewear range
Fitgymwear teams up with Candibod for activewear range

South African activewear retailer Fitgymwear has collaborated with local blogger and influencer, Candice Boddington, to design a limited-edition 'feminine collection'...

6 Feb 2019

Sea Harvest in bid to buy up Australian-listed Mareterram
Sea Harvest in bid to buy up Australian-listed Mareterram

South African fishing and food company Sea Harvest International has entered into a bid implementation agreement with its 56.3% held Australian subsidiary, Mareterram...

6 Feb 2019

Bacardi gets close to consumers in annual Back to the Bar event
Bacardi gets close to consumers in annual Back to the Bar event

On 7 February, Bacardi employees will pour into more than 1,000 bars in 130-plus cities around the world for the drink giant's second annual 'Back to the Bar' initiative...

5 Feb 2019

LG appoints new president for MEA region
LG appoints new president for MEA region

LG Electronics (LG) has appointed James Lee as its news president of the Middle East and Africa Region (MEA)...

5 Feb 2019

Woolworths pulls "gender stereotyping" Valentine's Day campaign
Woolworths pulls "gender stereotyping" Valentine's Day campaign

#NEWSWATCH: Woolworths has pulled its in-store #LoveAlwaysWins Valentine's Day campaign following social media outrage, this just a few weeks after the retailer's Ubuntu Baba scandal...

5 Feb 2019

Retail industry CX strategy for 2019
Retail industry CX strategy for 2019

Customer 360 Africa, happening on 16-18 April in Johannesburg, is an all-encompassing event that will cover all aspects of the entire customer experience journey...

Issued by Corinium Global Intelligence 5 Feb 2019

The brands leading, challenging and exploring in 2019
The brands leading, challenging and exploring in 2019

Coca-Cola dividing their products into three categories - leaders, challengers and explorers - is a good way of defining the future of any brand...

By Jainita Khatri 5 Feb 2019

Nestlé enhances supply chain transparency by sharing list of suppliers
Nestlé enhances supply chain transparency by sharing list of suppliers

Swiss transnational food and drink company Nestlé will accelerate its journey to reach full supply chain transparency by disclosing its list of suppliers alongside a variety of data of its 15 priority commodities...

5 Feb 2019

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Kohl's aims to drive footfall with Weight Watchers collaboration

US department store chain Kohl's plans to exploit the wellness trend by partnering up with WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers) on a new pilot series. The collaboration will see Kohl's open its first WW Studio in-store...

4 Feb 2019

Automation could power manufacturing progress
Automation could power manufacturing progress

SA manufacturing investment slows down, but automation could power progress...

4 Feb 2019

Valvejet printer line extension improves uptime, flexibility and readability
Valvejet printer line extension improves uptime, flexibility and readability

With the launch of the 4700 drop-on-demand (DOD) valvejet coder from Markem-Imaje, valvejet printer users can now add ink on-the-fly without stopping high-speed production...

Issued by Pyrotec 4 Feb 2019

Hisense declares war on top end TV market with 65" ULED smart TV
Hisense declares war on top end TV market with 65" ULED smart TV

Hisense's new flagship 65" ULED smart television is a declaration of war aimed at the top end TV market. This beautifully crafted and ingeniously designed ULED is the perfection that should be strived for when creating the next generation of televisions...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Feb 2019

Clover receives R4.8bn buyout offer from Milco consortium
Clover receives R4.8bn buyout offer from Milco consortium

Clover has received a buyout offer from the newly-formed consortium called Milco, which has plans to delist the dairy business from the JSE and expand it across sub-Saharan Africa...

4 Feb 2019

Edgars celebrates 90, adding to revitalisation of Joburg CBD
Edgars celebrates 90, adding to revitalisation of Joburg CBD

Coinciding with Edcon's 90th birthday, the multi-billion-rand Johanneburg CBD renewal project will see the property on the corner of Pritchard and Joubert Streets renovated...

4 Feb 2019

Steinbuild is now The Building Company
Steinbuild is now The Building Company

Steinhoff Doors and Building Materials (SteinBuild) has changed its name to The Building Company, effective as from 28 January 2019...

1 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview
#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview

Bizcommunity invited contributors to join its vision for Africa (with over 230 industry trend contributions making up the 2019 report) at BizTrendsLIVE!, which took place at Ster-Kinekor Sandton City in Johannesburg on Thursday, 31 January.

By Jessica Tennant, Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2019

Pernod Ricard looks into conviviality of consumers
Pernod Ricard looks into conviviality of consumers

Pernod Ricard, the distributor of brands such as Absolut Vodka, Jameson Whiskey and Beefeater Gin recently set out to discover "how convivial the world is"...

1 Feb 2019

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Agri-Vie Fund acquires 36% of local FMCG manufacturer

While the beverage industry is dominated by global brands, good investment opportunities still exist in companies with excellent management, a good product offering and strong distribution channels...

1 Feb 2019

Ikea's African Överallt collection to be unveiled at Design Indaba Festival
Ikea's African Överallt collection to be unveiled at Design Indaba Festival

Two years ago Ikea teamed up with a group of designers, architects, artists and creatives from five African countries to collaborate around modern urban rituals and the importance they play in the home...

1 Feb 2019

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Gillette's 'We Believe' campaign - is it the best a brand can do?

Rachel Thompson, insights director at GfK South Africa comments on the recent Gillette "We Believe" campaign that urges men to be their best and leave behind toxic behaviours like mansplaining, bullying and sexual harassment...

By Rachel Thompson 1 Feb 2019

Rethinking the relevance of big data
Rethinking the relevance of big data

With consumers manipulating the way they come across on social media as well as online channels, marketing campaigns using data to reach them can go awry and mess with your CX strategy...

By Wynand Smit 1 Feb 2019

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