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30 companies investigated for excessive price hikes
30 companies investigated for excessive price hikes

The National Consumer Commission, working jointly with the Competition Commission, has launched an investigation into allegations of excessive price hikes by 30 retailers from various provinces in the country...

1 day ago

Fasa hopeful franchise sector will bounce back post-lockdown
Fasa hopeful franchise sector will bounce back post-lockdown

The Association says one of franchising's biggest attributes is its ability to adapt and innovate...

1 day ago

FoodForward SA makes R50m appeal to help up-scale its reach during Covid-19 lockdown
FoodForward SA makes R50m appeal to help up-scale its reach during Covid-19 lockdown

FoodForward SA has launched a R50m appeal to extend its outreach footprint and get food to a wider network in order to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

3 days ago

Covid-19 spurs technology deployment
Covid-19 spurs technology deployment

It is often said that in circumstances of adversity there is opportunity...

By Bernadette Versfeld 3 days ago

4 retail technologies that won't become the norm in emerging economies this year
4 retail technologies that won't become the norm in emerging economies this year

Retail technologies and in-store analytic tools are being used extensively across the retail industry to encourage a deeper understanding of consumer behaviour and, in so doing, optimise the industry's brick-and-mortar performance...

Issued by Moving Tactics 24 Mar 2020

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#Covid19: Brands get creative promoting social distancing

Many brands around the world are helping to spread the word and encouraging people to stay home to help curb the spread of the coronavirus...

24 Mar 2020

Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024
Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024

E-retail transaction values will reach $4.8tn by 2024, up from $3.3 trillion in 2020, according to a new report from Juniper Research...

24 Mar 2020

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SA's alcohol industry pledges 40k litres of pure alcohol for sanitiser production

The SA Liquor Brandowners Association, the Beer Association of South Africa and Vinpro have collectively committed to donate 40,000 litres of pure alcohol for the production of sanitisers...

24 Mar 2020

Olympic International to manufacture shoes with Vibram soles
Olympic International to manufacture shoes with Vibram soles

South African footwear brand Olympic International will this year become the first local brand to manufacturer its shoes using the Vibram outsoles, which are known for their excellent traction.

24 Mar 2020

Baglios' new sound takes customers around the world with every spoonful
Baglios' new sound takes customers around the world with every spoonful

By understanding the brand message and target market, DMX was able to curate a unique recipe for Baglios's exceptional in-store journey...

Issued by DMX 24 Mar 2020

Machine learning can keep SA's retail shelves stocked
Machine learning can keep SA's retail shelves stocked

The recent Covid-19 fuelled rush on retailers in South Africa, as consumers start stockpiling grocery staples, is leaving many shelves empty...

23 Mar 2020

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Panic buying in the wake of Covid-19 underscores inequalities in South Africa

The way panic buying plays out in a country as economically unequal as South Africa accentuates the gap between the haves and have-nots...

By James Lappeman 23 Mar 2020

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Digital content is meaningless without unique experiences

In the effort to keep up with trends and consumption patterns of always-on consumers, brands and creatives are seemingly more focused on the next wave of digital innovation than on making emotional connections with consumers. Most especially during these trying times amidst the virus...

By Darren Johnston 23 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Commission to deal with suppliers who inflate prices
Covid-19: Commission to deal with suppliers who inflate prices

The Competition Commission says it has received several complaints from the public about rising prices for essentials such as some food, healthcare and hygiene products...

23 Mar 2020

E-commerce is key to business survival
E-commerce is key to business survival

While there is a lot of uncertainty around the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, one thing that is certain is that it will change the way we do business in the long-term...

23 Mar 2020

How m-commerce is brewing in SA's coffee industry
How m-commerce is brewing in SA's coffee industry

Insight Survey's latest SA Coffee Industry Landscape Report 2020 uncovers the global and local coffee markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 23 Mar 2020

Prepare for 'contactless deliveries' in South Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic
Prepare for 'contactless deliveries' in South Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic

Couriers will now also practice the art of "social distancing" from this week as online retailers do their bit to mitigate the spread of Covid-19...

By Andy Walker 20 Mar 2020

Carrol Boyes recognised in Build's Home & Garden Awards
Carrol Boyes recognised in Build's Home & Garden Awards

Carrol Boyes scooped the title of Best Homeware & Gift Retailer in Build Magazine's Home & Garden Awards 2020...

20 Mar 2020

Being water-smart must become the new normal for business
Being water-smart must become the new normal for business

It requires seeing and doing things differently to reduce, reuse and "create water"...

By Ettienne Thiebaut 20 Mar 2020

New regulations to curb stockpiling, price hikes released
New regulations to curb stockpiling, price hikes released

Government has imposed regulations that will limit unjustified price hikes and product stockpiling, to protect consumers, as the number of Covid-19 pandemic cases rise to 150...

20 Mar 2020

Willowton, PnP donate 750,000 bars of soap to schools, elderly
Willowton, PnP donate 750,000 bars of soap to schools, elderly

Unicef states that "during a global pandemic, one of the cheapest, easiest, and most important ways to prevent the spread of a virus is to wash your hands frequently with soap and water." With this in mind, Willowton Group has donated over 750,000 bars of soap to young learners and selected old-age homes and frail care centres...

19 Mar 2020

Puma's Day Zero collection harnesses sustainable textile technologies
Puma's Day Zero collection harnesses sustainable textile technologies

Sportswear brand Puma has teamed up with the BA Fashion course at London-based design school Central Saint Martins to explore more sustainable technologies in textile manufacturing...

19 Mar 2020

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Covid-19 regulations limit alcohol sale hours

Government gazetted regulations on the national state of disaster have directed that taverns, restaurants and clubs must be closed by 6pm...

19 Mar 2020

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SA retail sales up 1.2% in January

South Africa's retail trade sales beat market expectations, increasing by 1,2% year-on-year in January 2020, according to Statistics South Africa.

19 Mar 2020

Covid-19: SA supermarkets appeal to shoppers to quit panic buying
Covid-19: SA supermarkets appeal to shoppers to quit panic buying

Retailers have attempted to quell fears surrounding stock shortages as footage of panic buyers and empty supermarket shelves filter through social media...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Mar 2020

Nando's latest ad campaign takes a cheap, sanitised shot at a rival
Nando's latest ad campaign takes a cheap, sanitised shot at a rival

The restaurant chain has transformed a public service announcement into a shot at a close rival, and it's a pretty impressive piece of marketing....

By Andy Walker 19 Mar 2020

Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion
Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion

The first in a series of masterclasses held by AFI tackled the topic of sustainability in the local fashion industry...

18 Mar 2020

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Banking sector needs to strike balance between digital and traditional channels

The relentless drive towards digital banking is making banks 'invisible', leaving customers looking for more value, human engagement and diversity of transactional channels...

18 Mar 2020

SA's Rhodes Foods Group to supply Walmart stores
SA's Rhodes Foods Group to supply Walmart stores

Rhodes Food Group has landed an export deal with Walmart US to supply its stores with an initial order of three canned pear variations...

18 Mar 2020

The Clothing Bank marks a decade of empowering the unemployed
The Clothing Bank marks a decade of empowering the unemployed

The Clothing Bank has for the past decade provided more than 3,000 women in South Africa with the opportunity to achieve financial independence through reselling clothes...

17 Mar 2020

Pick n Pay introduces special shopping hour for pensioners
Pick n Pay introduces special shopping hour for pensioners

Pick n Pay will open all its supermarkets and hypermarkets an hour earlier every Wednesday for the exclusive use of elderly customers who need to shop for their groceries...

17 Mar 2020

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