Africa's heightened appeal as a trade and export destination
Africa's heightened appeal as a trade and export destination

Africa is open for business. With average annual growth for sub-Saharan Africa forecast at 8% until 2023, the continent is looking increasingly attractive as a trade and export destination...

3 days ago

Deforestation management needed to sustain global soybean industry
Deforestation management needed to sustain global soybean industry

International investors representing $6.3tn in assets under management have backed a call for agribusinesses to disclose and eliminate the risk of deforestation within the soybean supply chain...

14 Mar 2019

Meet the Maker: Pick n Pay to highlight local small suppliers on shelf
Meet the Maker: Pick n Pay to highlight local small suppliers on shelf

Pick n Pay has launched a 'Meet the Maker' showcase, that will see the retailer allocate shop space to promote local South African products produced by small businesses, to customers.

12 Mar 2019

Husband and wife team lands multi-million rand Shoprite contract
Husband and wife team lands multi-million rand Shoprite contract

Mike and Thina Maziya's plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multi-million rand contract with Shoprite Group...

11 Mar 2019

Sovereign Foods merges with Cold Storage Group
Sovereign Foods merges with Cold Storage Group

Sovereign Foods, the third largest poultry producer in South Africa, announced its merger with the Cold Storage Group (CSG), an Eastern Cape wholesaler of poultry and value-added poultry products...

4 Mar 2019

MakeMeMobile and Bartrans merge to form Bidvest Mobility
MakeMeMobile and Bartrans merge to form Bidvest Mobility

MakeMeMobile and Bartrans, both wholly owned by The Bidvest Group, have merged to form a new entity called Bidvest Mobility. This follows Bidvest's acquisitions of MakeMeMobile at the end of October 2018 and of Bartrans during 2017...

Issued by MakeMeMobile 1 Mar 2019

5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to know
5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to know

If 2018 was the year of limited-edition packaging and personalisation (think FIFA World Cup 2018), 2019 promises to be the year of retro designs and futuristic formulations...

20 Feb 2019

How an efficient warehouse operation could save you a sale
How an efficient warehouse operation could save you a sale

One of the biggest frustrations instore shoppers face is not being able to find products they're looking for - whether they are sold out, hard to find or simply not practical to keep in stock...

By Mark Thomson 15 Feb 2019

5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 years
5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 years

IBM has revealed the five significant changes driven by innovation in science and technology that will transform every stage of the food supply chain within the next five years...

14 Feb 2019

Ugandan company uses blockchain to track journey of its coffee
Ugandan company uses blockchain to track journey of its coffee

Uganda's Carico Café Connoisseur is using blockchain technology to track the supply chain of the coffee it sells...

13 Feb 2019

Nestlé enhances supply chain transparency by sharing list of suppliers
Nestlé enhances supply chain transparency by sharing list of suppliers

Swiss transnational food and drink company Nestlé will accelerate its journey to reach full supply chain transparency by disclosing its list of suppliers alongside a variety of data of its 15 priority commodities...

5 Feb 2019

Blockchain systems are tracking food safety and origins
Blockchain systems are tracking food safety and origins

When a Chinese consumer buys a package labelled "Australian beef", there's only a 50-50 chance the meat inside is, in fact, Australian beef. It could just as easily contain rat, dog, horse or camel meat...

By Nir Kshetri 30 Jan 2019

Meet Scout, Amazon's new delivery robot
Meet Scout, Amazon's new delivery robot

Amazon is field testing a new delivery robot called Scout, which the company describes as a "fully-electric delivery system" designed to safely get packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices...

28 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Single-use plastic, circular economy, ethical supply chains and climate action to drive retail in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Single-use plastic, circular economy, ethical supply chains and climate action to drive retail in 2019

More than ever before, in 2018 we saw sustainability playing a major role in shaping trends in the retail sector...

By Feroz Koor 25 Jan 2019

#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sector
#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sector

Arlax is a centralised B2B logistics marketplace with the aim to bridge the gap between suppliers and transporters...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 5 trends shaping the fresh produce sector
#BizTrends2019: 5 trends shaping the fresh produce sector

The fresh produce industry's characteristics can easily be defined by those of its products - quick turnaround and short shelve life. It is definitely not an easy game...

By Lindie Stroebel 21 Jan 2019

Carrefour optimises supply chain using AI
Carrefour optimises supply chain using AI

French retail giant Carrefour is using artificial intelligence to optimise its inventory management and reduce waste by integrating software developed by advanced analytics company SAS into its supply chain...

17 Jan 2019

Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy
Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

One technology with enormous promise is blockchain. Surprised? Don't be - there's much more to blockchain than the world of cryptocurrency and finance...

By Jim Holland 9 Jan 2019

Organic, free-range, fairtrade or vegan: how ethical consumption got so selective
Organic, free-range, fairtrade or vegan: how ethical consumption got so selective

Are you an organic shopper? Into fairtrade? A greenhouse gas warrior? All about free-range and animal welfare?

By Michal Carrington 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Traceability at item level across entire supply chains
#BizTrends2019: Traceability at item level across entire supply chains

A recent development has been implemented as a value chain solution stretching across five consecutive roles in the cotton and cotton products value chain, aiming to still link up the remaining three to four roles to complete the journey from cotton farmers to consumers of cotton-based garments and fashion...

By Dr Hennie Ras 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 5 Trends you cannot ignore in the 2019 supply chain world
#BizTrends2019: 5 Trends you cannot ignore in the 2019 supply chain world

When people reflect upon 2018, most will reference the volatile markets, but for Nando's, it's been exciting to unlock further value for our customers...

By Linda Reddy 7 Jan 2019

Pernod Ricard bets on Africa with Jumia investment
Pernod Ricard bets on Africa with Jumia investment

Pernod Ricard, the owner of Beefeater gin, Absolut vodka and Jameson whiskey, is strengthening its partnership with African e-commerce player Jumia by buying an unspecified stake...

19 Dec 2018

Milestone charter sees fashion giants pledge to reduce emissions
Milestone charter sees fashion giants pledge to reduce emissions

The global fashion sector has increased momentum to address climate change by launching the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. Premier fashion brands, retailers, and supplier organisations have agreed...

19 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Retail
#BestofBiz 2018: Retail

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Shoprite Group honours its top suppliers
Shoprite Group honours its top suppliers

The Shoprite Group's annual Supplier of the Year Awards recognises the company's top suppliers and the valuable contribution they make to the success of the Shoprite Group...

10 Dec 2018

Seeing food wasted makes us mad - but should it?
Seeing food wasted makes us mad - but should it?

There is currently a grand consensus of academics, policymakers and food campaign groups that "something must be done" to reduce food wastage...

By Martin Cohen 6 Dec 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Truman & Orange dares to disrupt the drinks business
#EntrepreneurMonth: Truman & Orange dares to disrupt the drinks business

Rowan Leibbrandt, founder of premium drinks company Truman & Orange, travels the world in search of high quality, interesting boutique liquor brands to introduce to the local market...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Nov 2018

#ATFexpo2018: Buy less, spend more - the case for luxury fashion
#ATFexpo2018: Buy less, spend more - the case for luxury fashion

With a quick-throwaway culture defining the fast fashion era, investing in quality, handcrafted goods that are designed to last is one way consumers can shop more sustainably...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Nov 2018

Carrefour teams up with Jumia to sell groceries online in Africa
Carrefour teams up with Jumia to sell groceries online in Africa

African e-commerce player Jumia has signed a partnership agreement with global retailer Carrefour to introduce Carrefour products to millions on the continent via Jumia.com...

27 Nov 2018

How Pick n Pay and WWF-SA are collaborating to transform seafood procurement
How Pick n Pay and WWF-SA are collaborating to transform seafood procurement

A report titled 'A decade of impact', released yesterday by WWF-SA and Pick n Pay, demonstrates how partnerships in the seafood supply chain can help secure responsible fisheries...

22 Nov 2018

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