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City of Cape Town reiterates support for local clothing and textile sector
City of Cape Town reiterates support for local clothing and textile sector

The City of Cape Town says it is committed to supporting the local clothing and textile sector by providing grant funding to strategic business partners...

23 hours ago

Curl Chemistry: A homegrown natural haircare brand by Liesl Katzen
Curl Chemistry: A homegrown natural haircare brand by Liesl Katzen

Liesl Katzen struggled to find haircare products that adequately cared for her natural curly hair, so she decided to make her own...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

SA's 2Engage plans for further growth in Africa and abroad
SA's 2Engage plans for further growth in Africa and abroad

South African fintech and customer engagement business, 2Engage, is pursuing international growth opportunities...

12 Feb 2020

75% of HDPE milk and beverage bottles recycled in 2019
75% of HDPE milk and beverage bottles recycled in 2019

In 2019, over 75% of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) milk and beverage bottles were recycled, injecting a significant amount of material back into the market...

12 Feb 2020

For the love of men's fashion
For the love of men's fashion

For the love of fashion and the best fits, John Craig has what you need to be looking and feeling your best this February...

Issued by John Craig 12 Feb 2020

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Why retail SMEs need the right financial backing to remain innovative and adaptable

The new year brings with it several challenges for small business owners. A decrease in sales and the country's depressed economy may force several SMEs to close down...

12 Feb 2020

Ocean Basket eyes growth in smaller restaurant format
Ocean Basket eyes growth in smaller restaurant format

Ocean Basket's new Haasendal Gables restaurant, located in Kuils River, Cape Town, is an example of the seafood restaurant chain's new smaller store format...

11 Feb 2020

SA's Furniture Industry Master Plan roadshow concludes
SA's Furniture Industry Master Plan roadshow concludes

The South African Furniture Initiative and the Department of Trade and Industry completed their consultative roadshow in Port Elizabeth, after meeting furniture manufacturers across South Africa...

11 Feb 2020

Ethical e-tailer Faithful to Nature opens first physical store
Ethical e-tailer Faithful to Nature opens first physical store

Faithful to Nature has opened the doors to its first brick and mortar store...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Feb 2020

South Africa's debt picture is cause for Janu-worry
South Africa's debt picture is cause for Janu-worry

As we go through the traditional Janu-worry season, fretting about how to pay off our December bills, let's take a step back and look at the big picture...

By Compiled by FICO Head of C&R Bruce Curry and C&R experts at FICO, Issued by Britespark Communications 11 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: WhatsOnSale at the virtual mall?
#StartupStory: WhatsOnSale at the virtual mall?

Jalome Chirwa met Emmanuel Mareme and Milaan Mashele at a launch that sparked the idea of WhatsOnSale, a web and mobile platform aimed at the retail industry...

By Evan-Lee Courie 11 Feb 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Copeland Distillery, Boland Cellar and An Dúlamán Gin
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Copeland Distillery, Boland Cellar and An Dúlamán Gin

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

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Feb 2020

From CBD to 'catios' - 5 pet care trends for 2020
From CBD to 'catios' - 5 pet care trends for 2020

The pet care industry continues to grow at a rapid rate fuelled by a rise in pet parenting across the globe...

10 Feb 2020

Scan Display to identify EuroShop 2020's industry trends
Scan Display to identify EuroShop 2020's industry trends

Scan Display first visited the world's retail trade fair, EuroShop, in 1999. Since then, they have returned to Düsseldorf, Germany, every three years for each subsequent show - and is preparing to visit its 2020 edition later this month...

Issued by Scan Display 10 Feb 2020

Your customers are your business model
Your customers are your business model

Increasingly, customers are engaging with brands remotely - this is the age of online shopping and deliveries, with online services making it easy for customers to buy and consume without leaving their homes...

By Chris Swanepoel 10 Feb 2020

2020 SAPOA Property Development Awards open for entries
2020 SAPOA Property Development Awards open for entries

This year's edition of the SAPOA Property Development Awards for Innovative Excellence is open for entries...

10 Feb 2020

Trump and Macron agreed to a detente in their trade spat.
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France-US skirmish over Amazon digital tax shows why the century-old international tax system is broken

France and the US have managed to avoid turning their recent trade skirmish into a war - for now...

By Ruth Mason 10 Feb 2020

Pick n Pay makes progress on plastic waste reduction goals
Pick n Pay makes progress on plastic waste reduction goals

Pick n Pay has reiterated its pledge that all Pick n Pay branded product packaging will be 100% recyclable or reusable by 2025...

7 Feb 2020

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CX will drive business in 2020

While it has become easy to fall into the trap of only paying lip service to customer experience (CX), it is one of the most important aspects of doing business in 2020...

By Paul McIntyre 7 Feb 2020

Premium CBD brand Oil Science opens physical store
Premium CBD brand Oil Science opens physical store

Oil Science has expanded its business operations with the opening of a new store in Century City, Cape Town...

7 Feb 2020

Lady backpacks and manly beer - the folly of gendered products
Lady backpacks and manly beer - the folly of gendered products

As women started counting steps and walking to work wearing running shoes and fitness trackers, there was one work-related item that had to change: the briefcase...

By Samantha Brennan 6 Feb 2020

How necessary is CCTV in the retail industry?
How necessary is CCTV in the retail industry?

As tough economic times get tougher, the retail industry will need to think carefully about how to reduce their risk in order to protect their shoppers, stock and their bottom line...

By Laurence Smith 6 Feb 2020

Coca-Cola Beverages SA pilots 2L returnable PET plastic bottles
Coca-Cola Beverages SA pilots 2L returnable PET plastic bottles

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa has introduced a 2L returnable bottle made of PET plastic that can be reused up to 14 times...

6 Feb 2020

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Many countries regulate e-cigarettes. South Africa should too

Opinions differ on how to regulate electronic cigarettes. But dozens of countries are taking action. In Africa, Kenya already taxes these products, and South Africa is preparing to follow...

By Laura Rossouw 6 Feb 2020

SA Plastics Pact signed, 2025 targets set for circular economy
SA Plastics Pact signed, 2025 targets set for circular economy

South Africa is the latest to join The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Plastics Pact global network, aligned with its New Plastics Economy vision...

6 Feb 2020

Retail sales growth a relief, but not surprising - Merchant Capital
Retail sales growth a relief, but not surprising - Merchant Capital

With analysts warning of a gloomy outlook for South Africa's beleaguered retail sector, the release of Stats SA's retail sales figures for November 2019 have provided a glimmer of good news...

5 Feb 2020

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SA wine industry launches new code to promote sober drinking habits

Under the auspices of the Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education, the Code for Commercial Communications aims to provide clear guidelines for the responsible marketing of wine and other liquor products, and thereby curbing alcohol abuse in communities...

5 Feb 2020

Barry Callebaut invests in dairy-free chocolate production
Barry Callebaut invests in dairy-free chocolate production

Barry Callebaut is investing in dairy-free product development and production facilities to cater to the demand for plant-based products...

5 Feb 2020

Machado is the real Burger King. Selfie as proof!
#BehindtheSelfie with... Fernando Machado, Global CMO at Burger King

This week, we go #BehindtheSelfie with Fernando Machado, global chief marketing officer at Burger King and #NedbankIMC2020 keynote speaker...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Feb 2020

RCS acquires Edcon's in-store debtors' book
RCS acquires Edcon's in-store debtors' book

The Competition Tribunal has approved the takeover of the Edcon Store Card debtors book by consumer finance business RCS...

5 Feb 2020

Mpact Versapak launches grape punnets, produced from 100% post-consumer recycled PET
Mpact Versapak launches grape punnets, produced from 100% post-consumer recycled PET

During the latter part of 2019, Mpact Versapak successfully launched a range of grape punnets, produced from 100% post-consumer waste...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 5 Feb 2020

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Alcohol industry places its own restrictions on its advertising

The alcohol industry in SA has put together a marketing code which voluntarily restricts the way they advertise their products to the public...

5 Feb 2020

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