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Harness potential of data-driven tech to keep customers happy
Harness potential of data-driven tech to keep customers happy

Investment in technology and analytics is a must if business is going to meet rising customer expectations. This was the topic of discussion at Experian South Africa's annual Innovation Summit, held in Johannesburg yesterday...

2 days ago

Takealot and Superbalist launch annual sale event
Takealot and Superbalist launch annual sale event

Inspired by the success of international shopping extravaganzas like Black Friday, Single's Day and the most recent Amazon Prime Day, the Takealot Group is launching its own annual event in South Africa called The Ultimate Checkout Sale...

3 days ago

Twyg Awards to spotlight conscious Southern African fashion brands
Twyg Awards to spotlight conscious Southern African fashion brands

Nominations are open for the inaugural Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards, which recognise Southern African designers who have implemented a sustainable design approach...

10 Jul 2019

Bata announces its youngest ever 'Board of Directors'
Bata announces its youngest ever 'Board of Directors'

Global footwear giant, Bata South Africa, is unleashing the most innovative and trailblazing concept, to answer the call for the elixir of youth fashion and style, a highly connected and on point, Youth 'Board' of Directors...

Issued by Bata 10 Jul 2019

Hisense's new B2B offering gains traction as business in Africa booms
Hisense's new B2B offering gains traction as business in Africa booms

Hisense, supplier of affordable and high-quality electronic goods, is rapidly gaining traction across the continent's business-to-business market and is poised to become a significant player in Africa...

Issued by Ninety9cents 10 Jul 2019

Retailers - give me an (even basic) experience!
Retailers - give me an (even basic) experience!

Many retailers are closing down their stores because of what they see as low consumer confidence and poor retail expenditure. This is not necessarily true...

By C De Meyer-Heyderych 10 Jul 2019

First enclosed shopping mall on the cards for Vryburg
First enclosed shopping mall on the cards for Vryburg

Twin City, in partnership with Vuno Developments, is set to develop a new 20,000m² mall in Vryburg - the first enclosed shopping mall for the North West agricultural town...

10 Jul 2019

Laduma Ngxokolo, Rina Chunga-Kutama and Sindiso Khumalo shine at 2019 Durban July
Laduma Ngxokolo, Rina Chunga-Kutama and Sindiso Khumalo shine at 2019 Durban July

The Vodacom Durban July is 'Africa's greatest horseracing event' and an iconic South African sporting occasion that was first run in 1897...

By Meagan Duckitt 10 Jul 2019

Move over coffee! Tea is the new 'it' drink
Move over coffee! Tea is the new 'it' drink

Tea may no longer be the lesser cousin to coffee. Social media is slowly increasing the appeal of the aromatic beverage as more people look for a healthier, caffeine-free drink to enjoy...

10 Jul 2019

#CSIMonth: Can you handle the heat? Try the #ChilliChallenge
#CSIMonth: Can you handle the heat? Try the #ChilliChallenge

There's a crazy new online challenge doing the rounds and this one comes with a bit of a bite - quite literally. It's called the #ChilliChallenge, and its heating up the internet...

By Sindy Peters 10 Jul 2019

Why AI could boost South Africa's battered retail sector
Why AI could boost South Africa's battered retail sector

By not considering the benefits of AI, South African retailers risk leaving money on the table...

By Vian Chinner 9 Jul 2019

G-Star's latest collection is dyed using upcycled plant waste
G-Star's latest collection is dyed using upcycled plant waste

G-Star's new Dyed by Nature collection features garments dyed with upcycled saw palmetto leaf leftovers and upcycled beetroot waste...

9 Jul 2019

Sustainability challenges spur innovation among food and beverage manufacturers
Sustainability challenges spur innovation among food and beverage manufacturers

Modern manufacturers must meet consumer demands for quality and cost while simultaneously recognising the emerging realities of climate change...

9 Jul 2019

Kirmack Design launches new production studio
Kirmack Design launches new production studio

Studio[K]irmack, Kirmack Design's new technology-driven creative agency based in Milnerton, Cape Town, uses StyleShoots equipment to assist in their content production...

9 Jul 2019

Business boost for Stellenbosch community barber
Business boost for Stellenbosch community barber

Peter Cupido began his barbering career while running a business from his parents' backyard and has since opened his own barbershop in Ida's Valley, Stellenbosch...

9 Jul 2019

Project Dignity yielding positive results, encouraging school attendance
Project Dignity yielding positive results, encouraging school attendance

Project Dignity, the non-profit extension of Subz Pants and Pads which has been disseminating sponsored Subz packs to disadvantaged schoolgirls, is having a positive impact on school attendance according to a recent survey...

9 Jul 2019

Pernod Ricard's Paul Scanlon on adapting to change in the liquor business
Pernod Ricard's Paul Scanlon on adapting to change in the liquor business

Meet Paul Scanlon, Pernod Ricard South Africa's managing director for the past four years...

8 Jul 2019

What to consider before venturing into franchising
What to consider before venturing into franchising

Despite the franchising sector having a higher success rate compared to its counterparts, franchising has its pros and cons and will not necessarily be suitable for every entrepreneur...

8 Jul 2019

Sunday Times Lifestyle Beer Awards finalists revealed
Sunday Times Lifestyle Beer Awards finalists revealed

The finalists have been announced for the Sunday Times Lifestyle Beer Awards, which celebrates the creators and retailers of local and internationally crafted beers...

8 Jul 2019

Ericsson to build its first fully-automated smart factory
Ericsson to build its first fully-automated smart factory

Ericsson is set to build its first fully-automated smart factory in the U.S., expected to be up and running in early 2020...

5 Jul 2019

The biggest factors influencing industrial cleaning
The biggest factors influencing industrial cleaning

The world is constantly in flux - what's the standard today may not be so by tomorrow. And while being trendy may seem superficial at first, ensuring that your business follows suit with the rest of world is crucial...

5 Jul 2019

SASKO Sandwich Stories evoke childhood memories
SASKO Sandwich Stories evoke childhood memories

The simple sandwich - it's more than just two slices of bread, it's the memory of the person who made it for you, the moment you shared and the traditions that are passed on from generation to generation...

Issued by The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town 5 Jul 2019

Day births night!
Day births night!

With over 546 wineries, distinction in the South African wine industry requires creation on a different level...

Issued by Bittersuite 5 Jul 2019

PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa offers programmes to attract, develop and retain industry talent
PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa offers programmes to attract, develop and retain industry talent

30 and 31 July 2019 have been set for the PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 5 Jul 2019

South African retail supply shows steady growth
South African retail supply shows steady growth

Despite concerns of over-supply in certain locations, the retail market has shown steady growth with the number of shopping centres increasing from 1959 in mid-2017 to over 2000 at present...

5 Jul 2019

Multiplying their potential
Multiplying their potential

Nestlé Nespray brought together stakeholders in education and nutrition sectors in a panel discussion to discuss solutions aimed at boosting mathematics performance of primary school learners in the intermediate phase in South Africa...

Issued by Orchard on 25 4 Jul 2019

Mpact Versapak announces Petco voting membership
Mpact Versapak announces Petco voting membership

Mpact Versapak, a subsidiary of Mpact Operations, with BRC-certified plants, acknowledges the convenience and uses of PET plastics and the need for a solution to post-consumer waste...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 4 Jul 2019

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Using citrus and grape by-products to preserve food

According to an interdisciplinary study at Stellenbosch University, large amounts of citrus and grape by-products that are normally treated as waste and generally disposed of in landfills could potentially be used in the production of natural food preservatives...

4 Jul 2019

Bringing traceable, premium spirits to SA's discerning drinkers
Bringing traceable, premium spirits to SA's discerning drinkers

If people care about what they eat, they should care about what they drink and how their favourite spirits are made and handled. That's the belief of Douglas Oberwortmann and Ludgero Da Cruz, the founders of Covert Distributions...

4 Jul 2019

Amazon is turning 25 - here's a look back at how it changed the world
Amazon is turning 25 - here's a look back at how it changed the world

A quarter of a century ago, on 5 July 1994, a company, which shared a name with the world's largest river, was incorporated. It sold books to customers who got to its website through a dial-up modem...

By Venkatesh Shankar 4 Jul 2019

South Africa's most lucrative and fastest-growing retail markets
South Africa's most lucrative and fastest-growing retail markets

Companies go where the spending power is. The question is, where in South Africa can they find the biggest return on their investment?

By Ben Leo 4 Jul 2019

Sars to host roadshows to discuss new customs legislation - book now
Sars to host roadshows to discuss new customs legislation - book now

On 1 July 2019, in communication addressed to external stakeholders, the Sars confirmed that it would be embarking on roadshows to discuss the new customs legislation, from 22 July to 1 August 2019...

By Busisiwe Vilakazi 3 Jul 2019

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