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Shark Tank's Mark Cuban invests in South African shoe brand
Shark Tank's Mark Cuban invests in South African shoe brand

South African footwear brand, Veldskoen, has caught the attention of American businessman Mark Cuban, best known for his appearances on Shark Tank...

1 hour ago

#ECO19: How to build and sustain the trust of the online consumer
#ECO19: How to build and sustain the trust of the online consumer

The key to building and sustaining the trust of the online consumer is to focus your business entirely on them, says Platinum Seed's Bradley Elliott...

By Maroefah Smith 1 day ago

Rooibos exports to Japan hit record high in 2018
Rooibos exports to Japan hit record high in 2018

More than 2,000 tonnes of rooibos was shipped to Japan in 2018 - the largest consignment since the South African indigenous tea was first introduced to the Japanese in the '80s...

13 Mar 2019

How SA retailers can deliver value for shoppers in 2019
How SA retailers can deliver value for shoppers in 2019

In the last year, elevated household debt, higher fuel prices and an increase in value-added tax has squeezed consumer spending. And South African retailers have not been spared from the effects of this...

13 Mar 2019

Packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling in the spotlight
Packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling in the spotlight

Propak Africa 2019 and co-located events The GAPP Print Expo, Pro-Plas Expo, FoodPro and Pro-Label Africa will showcase latest innovation and technologies from 12-15 March at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg.

Issued by Propak 12 Mar 2019

Govt support for poultry industry must translate into policy and action - FairPlay
Govt support for poultry industry must translate into policy and action - FairPlay

Last week's statement of government support for the South African poultry industry does not end the industry crisis caused by dumped imports. But it could mark the start of a new era of co-operation...

12 Mar 2019

Self-made or selfie-made?
Self-made or selfie-made?

At 21, Kylie Jenner is the youngest self-made billionaire ever...

By Raleen Bagg 12 Mar 2019

Meet the Maker: Pick n Pay to highlight local small suppliers on shelf
Meet the Maker: Pick n Pay to highlight local small suppliers on shelf

Pick n Pay has launched a 'Meet the Maker' showcase, that will see the retailer allocate shop space to promote local South African products produced by small businesses, to customers.

12 Mar 2019

8 trends driving innovation in sub-Saharan Africa
8 trends driving innovation in sub-Saharan Africa

Across all consumer industries, innovation in sub-Saharan Africa is seeing new products and services offered to address challenges the continent faces...

12 Mar 2019

#TechBytes: Know your story
#TechBytes: Know your story

#TechBytes is a nine-part video mini-series that shares nine simple steps any business can apply to generate qualified leads...

12 Mar 2019

No woman is just one woman
No woman is just one woman

Bata, the globally renowned footwear company, is supporting International Women's Day with its ongoing campaign encouraging women to be self-accepting and to acknowledge that no woman is just one woman...

Issued by Bata 11 Mar 2019

'Every day a themed day' experience at Propak Africa 2019
'Every day a themed day' experience at Propak Africa 2019

Visitors to this year's Propak Africa can enjoy an 'every day a themed day' experience, where each of the four days of the show will focus on a different theme...

Issued by Propak 11 Mar 2019

Barbie at 60: instrument of female oppression or positive influence?
Barbie at 60: instrument of female oppression or positive influence?

Barbie Millicent Roberts, from Wisconsin US, is celebrating her 60th birthday. She is a toy. A doll. Yet she has grown into a phenomenon. An iconic figure, recognised by millions of children and adults worldwide...

By Gemma Witcomb 11 Mar 2019

Husband and wife team lands multi-million rand Shoprite contract
Husband and wife team lands multi-million rand Shoprite contract

Mike and Thina Maziya's plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multi-million rand contract with Shoprite Group...

11 Mar 2019

How is innovation impacting SA's coffee industry?
How is innovation impacting SA's coffee industry?

Insight Survey's latest South African Coffee Landscape Report 2019 carefully unfolds the global and local coffee markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 11 Mar 2019

Mindset matters more than income when it comes to consumer prosperity - Nielsen
Mindset matters more than income when it comes to consumer prosperity - Nielsen

When it comes to feeling prosperous, mindset matters more than income, according to the results of Nielsen's new 2019 Changing Consumer Prosperity Report...

11 Mar 2019

Poorer South Africans are bombarded with fast food. Shutterstock
Local solutions can boost healthier food choices in South Africa

The crisis in health triggered by cheap food that's high in fat and sugar is now well documented...

By Karen Hofman & Safura Abdool Karim 11 Mar 2019

Dedicated cannabis expo set for Cape Town in April
Dedicated cannabis expo set for Cape Town in April

The Cannabis Expo, a trade and consumer exhibition dedicated to the cannabis industry, is set be held at Sun Exhibits at GrandWest in Cape Town from 4 to 7 April...

11 Mar 2019

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The cause and effect of behaviour economics

Psychologically, we are programmed to respond well to being rewarded for good behaviour...

11 Mar 2019

GIBS manufacturing-focused MBA kicks off in Durban
GIBS manufacturing-focused MBA kicks off in Durban

In a partnership with the new Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS), the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has launched a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Durban which is be focused on the manufacturing industry...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 8 Mar 2019

Loyalty is about more than just points
Loyalty is about more than just points

An effective loyalty programme will positively influence the relationship between a service provider and the customer through rewards and incentives - but the days of offering points as the frontline reward are long gone...

8 Mar 2019

Preserving your product through packaging
Preserving your product through packaging

As consumers of PET plastic bottled beverages such as water, carbonated soft drinks, fruit juices and an increasing amount of wines and other alcoholic beverages, little thought goes into how these beverages are packaged in different ways to ensure the preservation of the content...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 8 Mar 2019

The future of all things packaging at Propak Africa 2019
The future of all things packaging at Propak Africa 2019

Africa's ultimate packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling exhibition will be taking place at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg, from 12-15 March...

Issued by Propak 8 Mar 2019

Improving proportion of women in management on Nestlé's agenda
Improving proportion of women in management on Nestlé's agenda

Nestlé has laid out an action plan to increase the number of women in senior executive positions globally. As part of its activities to highlight International Women's Day 2019...

8 Mar 2019

Edgars needs to remember why their good times were so good
Edgars needs to remember why their good times were so good

Back in the day it was the Edgars own-brands that made the Edgars brand so great...

Issued by All Told 8 Mar 2019

Woolworths, partners launch community learning farm in Stellenbosch
Woolworths, partners launch community learning farm in Stellenbosch

Woolworths has partnered with Spier Wine Farm, the Sustainability Institute and its AgroEcology Academy to launch the Living Soils Community Learning Farm - a three-year pilot project with the aim to establish demonstrative ecologically-restorative methods to grow nutrient-rich foods...

8 Mar 2019

How alcohol companies are using International Women's Day to sell more drinks to women
How alcohol companies are using International Women's Day to sell more drinks to women

Many alcohol companies see International Women's Day as an ideal opportunity to market their products...

By Carol Emslie 8 Mar 2019

How SA's biggest supermarkets measure up in customer satisfaction
How SA's biggest supermarkets measure up in customer satisfaction

Results of the 2018 SA-csi for Supermarkets reveals that Woolworths has marginally maintained the best overall customer experience among SA's top supermarket brands...

7 Mar 2019

Industry leaders share latest insights at Propak Africa 2019
Industry leaders share latest insights at Propak Africa 2019

More than 20 industry leaders from the packaging, printing, and plastics industries will be sharing their insights into the latest developments and challenges over four days of free-to-attend seminars taking place during Propak Africa next month...

Issued by Propak 7 Mar 2019

And the 2018 MamaMagic Product Awards winners are...
And the 2018 MamaMagic Product Awards winners are...

Winners of the 2018 MamaMagic Product Awards were announced at a breakfast awards ceremony that took place on 6 February at Fine Living by David Muirhead in Parkmore...

Issued by Exposure Marketing 7 Mar 2019

Miles of smiles for car winner at Game
Miles of smiles for car winner at Game

"Yay! Fantastic news, I can't believe I have won!" This was the reaction from Siyamamkela Matshisi of Promenade, Cape Town on discovering he had won a brand-new Polo Vivo car in a competition launched by AEG and Game...

Issued by Game 7 Mar 2019

One elephant dung gin coming up
One elephant dung gin coming up

Elephant dung may top the list as the most unusual place to forage for gin botanicals. But Dr Les Ansley and Professor Paula Ansley have been doing just this to create Indlovu Gin...

7 Mar 2019

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