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Coca-Cola to retain majority stake in Africa bottling business
Coca-Cola to retain majority stake in Africa bottling business

The Coca-Cola Company has announced that it will maintain its majority stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, abandoning plans to refranchise its Africa bottling business...

18 hours ago

5 ways to ensure a more profitable future in retail
5 ways to ensure a more profitable future in retail

It's clear that the retail landscape is in a state of major transformation. Thanks to disruptive technologies and changing consumer behaviour, traditional retailers are under increasing pressure...

By Pieter Engelbrecht 17 hours ago

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Fokof Lager, Cape Herb & Spice, Twix and Fitch & Leedes
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Fokof Lager, Cape Herb & Spice, Twix and Fitch & Leedes

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

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 May 2019

Best in global visual merchandising awarded
Best in global visual merchandising awarded

The winners of the 2019 International VM Awards were announced at the RetailExpo in London...

13 May 2019

Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda
Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda

Rwandan PaaS (platform as a service) startup Ared has marked its first international expansion by setting up 10 women-run 'smart business in a box' solar-powered kiosks in Uganda...

13 May 2019

Sappi results for second financial quarter ended March 2019
Sappi results for second financial quarter ended March 2019

The business continued to be supported by the investments made in recent years to diversify the product portfolio with packaging and specialities sales volumes for the group up 18% and dissolving wood pulp (DWP) increasing by 16% year-on-year...

Issued by Sappi 13 May 2019

2019 Retail Design and Development Awards open for entries
2019 Retail Design and Development Awards open for entries

Entries are now open for this year's South African Council of Shopping Centres' (SACSC) Retail Design and Development Awards 2019...

13 May 2019

LVMH launches new luxury fashion house with Rihanna
LVMH launches new luxury fashion house with Rihanna

LVMH, the world's largest luxury group, has announced the launch of a new Paris-based luxury fashion house, developed by Robyn Rihanna Fenty...

10 May 2019

The Cannabis Expo heads to KZN
The Cannabis Expo heads to KZN

The Cannabis Expo is making its way to Sibaya Casino in Durban, a city famous for the specific strands of cannabis that grow in the region...

10 May 2019

Trends shaping skincare and aesthetics - Part 2
Trends shaping skincare and aesthetics - Part 2

Being an honest entrepreneur, I make sure I test and trial absolutely everything before I market and promise results. Many in our industry are in it to make a quick buck...

By Tzvia Hermann 10 May 2019

Sappi works with supply chain partners to support our sustainability journey
Sappi works with supply chain partners to support our sustainability journey

Sappi's sustainability strategy builds on their 2020Vision, people and core assets and aims to create real value by contributing to business growth within the context of the constantly changing external environment in which they operate...

Issued by Sappi 10 May 2019

Is it time to refresh your digital signage network?
Is it time to refresh your digital signage network?

Like any other technology investment, digital signage networks need to be maintained and updated...

Issued by Moving Tactics 10 May 2019

Katja Thielen, creative director and founder of the UK’s Together Design and this year's Loeries design jury president...
#Loeries2019: "Discover how different cultures are reflected through their creativity and ideas" - Katja Thielen

I chatted to the international jury presidents ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Kicking off the series is this year's design jury president Katja Thielen, creative director and founder of the UK's Together Design...

By Leigh Andrews 10 May 2019

Nike's new app feature helps customers find the perfect fit
Nike's new app feature helps customers find the perfect fit

Nike has launched a new in-app scanning solution in the US, called Nike Fit, that provides customers with their recommended shoe size in each of the company's footwear products...

10 May 2019

Chocolate puts Ivory Coast on top in Africa's agriculture trade
Chocolate puts Ivory Coast on top in Africa's agriculture trade

Chocolate can certainly get one some brownie points, and no way is this truer than in Ivory Coast which in 2018 reported the largest agricultural trade balance in value terms in Africa, an amount of $5.1bn...

By Wandile Sihlobo 10 May 2019

The power of tech for cross-border trade
The power of tech for cross-border trade

Marshall McLuhan is better known for creating the term 'global village', a description that describes how borders have effectively disappeared...

By Mike Higley 10 May 2019

Luxury beauty now available on Takealot and Superbalist
Luxury beauty now available on Takealot and Superbalist

South Africans can now shop for their favourite luxury beauty brands online at Takealot.com and Superbalist.com...

10 May 2019

Sorbet Group launches aesthetics concept, Sorbet SK-N
Sorbet Group launches aesthetics concept, Sorbet SK-N

Sorbet Group has launched its first aesthetics concept store, called Sorbet SK-N. The new brand provides advanced cosmetic treatments for dermatological concerns...

9 May 2019

The profane and the sacred: why luxury firms rushed to support Notre-Dame
The profane and the sacred: why luxury firms rushed to support Notre-Dame

The April 2019 fire at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral came as an immense shock to the people of France, as well as throughout Europe...

By Jean-Noël Kapferer 9 May 2019

Successful retail chatbot interactions to grow eightfold by 2023
Successful retail chatbot interactions to grow eightfold by 2023

The global number of successful retail chatbot interactions will reach 22 billion by 2023, up from an estimated 2.6 billion in 2019, as AI offers compelling new engagement solutions...

9 May 2019

Q&A with 2019 AFI Fastrack winner Sindi Serape
Q&A with 2019 AFI Fastrack winner Sindi Serape

The African Fashion International (AFI) named young designer Sindisile Mbobo as the winner of the 2019 Fastrack programme at the recent Cape Town Fashion Week 2019...

By Meagan Duckitt 9 May 2019

Takealot revamps flagship pickup point in Gauteng
Takealot revamps flagship pickup point in Gauteng

Takealot.com's flagship Pickup Point at the New Road off-ramp in Midrand spans the N1 highway, allowing motorists to easily collect their online orders...

9 May 2019

Pick n Pay launches novelty slippers for Slipper Day 2019
Pick n Pay launches novelty slippers for Slipper Day 2019

Friday, 10 May, is the Reach For A Dream Foundation's annual Slipper Day. By purchasing a Slipper Day wristband for R10 at any Pick n Pay, Wimpy or Dis-Chem, participants will contribute to providing strength, hope and courage to children with life-threatening illnesses...

9 May 2019

Food Lover's Market launches Hunger Month campaign
Food Lover's Market launches Hunger Month campaign

Food Lover's Market has launched its annual Hunger Month initiative - a month-long in-store campaign aimed at raising awareness and funds for meals...

7 May 2019

How the Morrison family has been running JMS Food Town for 100 years
How the Morrison family has been running JMS Food Town for 100 years

More than 100 years ago, Jock Morrison was asked to take over a general dealer store in KwaZulu-Natal...

7 May 2019

How to use special days and occasions to help drum up sales
How to use special days and occasions to help drum up sales

If you're looking to market your small business, consider celebration days, special events and public holidays as the perfect reason to reach out to your customers with messages, deals and promotions...

By Selina Bieber 7 May 2019

Checkers launches new collectables promotion - Little Checkers
Checkers launches new collectables promotion - Little Checkers

Following on from its Little Shop and Little Garden promotions, Checkers has launched its Little Checkers collectables...

7 May 2019

Experience trumps channel
Experience trumps channel

Brands need to show up in relevant environments with tailored offerings and a seamless purchasing journey...

By Refilwe Maluleke 6 May 2019

Retailers must leverage online and offline tactics to succeed
Retailers must leverage online and offline tactics to succeed

Now that we're in the ninth year of what's dramatically been dubbed 'the retail apocalypse', local retailers have felt the pinch...

By Michael Zahariev 6 May 2019

How to ensure batch traceability in your food process
How to ensure batch traceability in your food process

The ability of food manufacturers to recall contaminated food products was publicly tested last year during the Listeriosis outbreak. In addition to processed meat products, frozen corn and eggs were also whipped off shelves...

By Deirdre Fryer 6 May 2019

Cape Town Homemakers Expo launches pet design category
Cape Town Homemakers Expo launches pet design category

The Cape Town Homemakers Expo has launched a competition ideal for animal-loving designers...

6 May 2019

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4 trends impacting point of purchase strategy

One of our Shop members, Leon Nicholas, VP of retail insights and solutions at Westrock, explains the importance of POP and describe 4 big trends in the area of the retail environment...

By Leo Van De Polder 6 May 2019

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