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Woolworths to open more 'plastic bag free' stores
Woolworths to open more 'plastic bag free' stores

Woolworths is planning to introduce three more 'plastic shopping bag free' stores in the country, after trialling the concept at the Steenberg branch in Cape Town...

21 hours ago

Clicks to roll out 41 new stores
Clicks to roll out 41 new stores

Clicks Group is planning a capital investment of R700 million over the next financial year, split across the store and pharmacy network, and group infrastructure to support the increased scale of the business...

2 days ago

Greenmarket Square not what it used to be, say traders
Greenmarket Square not what it used to be, say traders

Although almost every available stall space is taken, traders say business has been dropping year after year...

By Tariro Washinyira 12 Apr 2019

3 eyewear trends seen at AFI Fashion Week
3 eyewear trends seen at AFI Fashion Week

Local fashion photographer Niquita Bento recently photographed some of South Africa's most stylish people at AFI Fashion Week. The images give some insight into the latest trends in eyewear...

12 Apr 2019

#StartupStory: iHappify, the new business on the block
#StartupStory: iHappify, the new business on the block

The first quarter of 2019 has seen new business development in an uncategorised industry of making people happy...

By Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2019

SA's fruit industry - Doing more with less
SA's fruit industry - Doing more with less

Doing more with less is a theme that's found its way into the narratives of all our economic sectors, in one way or another. The agricultural sector - and the fruit industry - has certainly not been spared, especially when it comes to the dwindling natural resource of water...

By Konanani Liphadzi 12 Apr 2019

Retailers expected to pump $12bn into AI by 2023
Retailers expected to pump $12bn into AI by 2023

Global spending by retailers on artificial intelligence (AI) services will reach $12 billion by 2023, up from an estimated $3.6 billion in 2019...

12 Apr 2019

Vodacom bans plastic bags across its stores
Vodacom bans plastic bags across its stores

Vodacom on Tuesday, 9 April, announced that it will no longer be issuing plastic bags to customers at its stores, replacing them with brown paper bags...

12 Apr 2019

DHL launches Africa eShop, connecting global brands with African shoppers
DHL launches Africa eShop, connecting global brands with African shoppers

DHL Express has launched Africa eShop, a platform enabling customers to shop directly from more than 200 US- and UK-based online retailers...

11 Apr 2019

Ackermans shines again at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Survey
Ackermans shines again at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Survey

The 10th annual AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Survey, which measures brand relevance across all segments of the demographic, has awarded leading value retailer Ackermans the top award in the Clothing Retail: Children's category...

Issued by Ackermans 11 Apr 2019

Tetra Pak develops connected packaging platform
Tetra Pak develops connected packaging platform

Tetra Pak has launched its connected packaging platform, which will transform milk and juice cartons into interactive information channels, full-scale data carriers and digital tools.

11 Apr 2019

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Bank customer loyalty eroded by vanilla offerings

Core banking products are largely undifferentiated across the various brands, resulting in customers who are becoming increasingly multi-banked...

11 Apr 2019

Mall of Tembisa development under way
Mall of Tembisa development under way

Work on the 42,889m2 Mall of Tembisa, McCormick Property Development's (MPD) largest development to date, has begun...

11 Apr 2019

#CNILux: Global luxury industry shifts gaze to Africa
#CNILux: Global luxury industry shifts gaze to Africa

The fifth annual Condé Nast International Luxury Conference kicked off in Cape Town yesterday, bringing some of the biggest names in global luxury to African soil...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Apr 2019

R400m food manufacturing plant launches in Gauteng
R400m food manufacturing plant launches in Gauteng

The doors have officially opened to a new 22,700m² food production facility belonging to In2food, in the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone in Johannesburg...

10 Apr 2019

Sellers' reputations in e-retail markets: do they matter?
Sellers' reputations in e-retail markets: do they matter?

The volume of online sales has skyrocketed over the last 10 years, taking up larger and larger shares of total retail sales. E-retail sales account now for 10.2% of all retail sales worldwide...

By Fabrizio Casalin 10 Apr 2019

NMPi in SA-first partnership with global product feeds specialist, Feedonomics
NMPi in SA-first partnership with global product feeds specialist, Feedonomics

IncuBeta Group, through its specialist digital marketing agency, NMPi, has launched a shopping feeds optimisation service together with global product feeds platform specialist, Feedonomics...

Issued by incuBeta 10 Apr 2019

From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability
From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has launched its 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility roadmap as part of the company's Transform and Accelerate strategic plan...

10 Apr 2019

Cotton On Group expands into Botswana
Cotton On Group expands into Botswana

Fashion retailer Cotton On Group opened its first store in Botswana recently. The store includes Group brands Cotton On, Rubi, Cotton On Body and Cotton On Kids...

10 Apr 2019

Enter SA's favourite Young Fashion Designer competition and stand a chance to become a reality TV star!
Enter SA's favourite Young Fashion Designer competition and stand a chance to become a reality TV star!

One of South Africa's leading value retailers, Ackermans, is once again calling on budding fashion designers aged between 9 and 15 years old to enter its 2019 Style Squad Young Fashion Designer competition...

Issued by Ackermans 9 Apr 2019

Meeting the green education challenge
Meeting the green education challenge

What a difference a decade makes! Ten years ago, the retail environments industry was almost desperate for help in understanding "all that green stuff"...

By Leo Van De Polder 9 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business
Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business

The adoption continues for the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gLTD) as Africa's biggest multi-industry website, Bizcommunity, announced the launch of its dotAfrica website...

Issued by dotAfrica 9 Apr 2019

Shifting the cloud on consumer behaviour
Shifting the cloud on consumer behaviour

With the festive season excitement now over, the start of 2019 has so far been bleak for the majority of retailers in South Africa...

By Isana Cordier 9 Apr 2019

Hot competition for the humble zipper
Hot competition for the humble zipper

Combine two rows of fine teeth that lock together, a slider and a tab, and all of a sudden you have a quick way of securely closing a bag, jacket or pair of pants - a zipper...

By François Lévêque 9 Apr 2019

Van Dyck Floors, Nouwens Carpets consolidate operations
Van Dyck Floors, Nouwens Carpets consolidate operations

Nouwens Carpets and Van Dyck Floors will consolidate their operations in order to streamline their manufacturing and supply chains...

9 Apr 2019

Nestlé bets on plant-based food with new burger products
Nestlé bets on plant-based food with new burger products

Nestlé is launching a new 'cook from raw' 100% plant-based burger this month...

8 Apr 2019

Jiji Classfieds.
Nigeria's classifieds marketplace boosts presence with OLX deal

Jiji, Nigeria's classifieds marketplace has reached an agreement with OLX to redirect OLX users in Nigeria to Jiji and to acquire OLX businesses in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda...

8 Apr 2019

The need for speed in modern retail
The need for speed in modern retail

In an age where leisure time is an increasingly precious commodity, customers are placing an even greater premium on convenience...

By Refilwe Maluleke 8 Apr 2019

Pyrotec PackMedia sets the bar with digital label printing
Pyrotec PackMedia sets the bar with digital label printing

The groundbreaking purchase of a Durst Tau 330 RSC eight-colour digital label press, which will form the foundation of Pyrotec PackMedia's latest venture into digital label printing, caused great excitement at Propak Africa 2019...

Issued by Pyrotec 8 Apr 2019

Beyoncé teams up with Adidas in "partnership of a lifetime"
Beyoncé teams up with Adidas in "partnership of a lifetime"

Beyoncé Knowles has signed a partnership with Adidas, which will see the singer become a creative partner to the company, developing new apparel and footwear across the performance and lifestyle categories...

8 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines
Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines

Bizcommunity is proud to announce the launch of BIZ | Daily - a daily top story round-up, curated from across 18 industry sectors by most impressions and social media shares...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 8 Apr 2019

The appeal of shopping centres for franchise businesses
The appeal of shopping centres for franchise businesses

According to the latest Franchise Association of South Africa survey, more franchises are choosing to be located at a shopping centre or mall...

8 Apr 2019

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