Woolies's new tomato range has plastic-saving packaging

The packaging for Woolworths's new range of speciality tomatoes saves plastic and prevents food waste. On an annual basis, the kraft box base saves 77 tonnes of plastic and a widely recyclable clarified polypropylene lid that will save 128 tonnes of currently not recycled thermoformed PET from going...

19 Dec 2019

Capri signs acquisition deal with Alberto Gozzi

Global fashion luxury group Capri Holdings Limited is all set to acquire the Tuscany-based atelier and shoe manufacturer Alberto Gozzi after signing a definitive agreement. The transaction is expected to close in the company's fourth fiscal quarter, subject to specified closing conditions. The...

17 Dec 2019

Nosa Group completes Deltamune Group's laboratory business acquisition

After reaching an agreement, Nosa Group has completed its acquisition of Deltamune Group's laboratory business. The acquisition follows the acquisitions in 2018 of the CSIR laboratory business and the Aspirata Laboratories business. This new acquisition allows Nosa Testing, Inspection and...

10 Dec 2019

Cyber Monday 2019 marks Amazon's biggest shopping day to date

After tallying all of its sales over this year's Black Friday weekend, Amazon has confirmed that Cyber Monday 2019 marked the biggest shopping day in its history. The sales are based on the number of items ordered worldwide. Amazon customers worldwide ordered more than 25 million home items on...

4 Dec 2019

There'll be no Victoria's Secret fashion show, this year

Some sad news for people who look forward to Victoria's Secret fashion show every year, there will not be one in 2019. In recent times, the lingerie brand has been criticised for its lack of inclusivity - something other brands, Rihanna's Savage x Fenty in particular, have capitalised...

22 Nov 2019

Fair Cape Dairies scoops TDM Innovation Award

The Dairy Mail announced Fair Cape Dairies' Solar Switchover product as its 2019 Innovation Award winner during the MPO gala dinner on Wednesday, 9 October in the 5th Annual TDM Innovation Awards. The awards honour excellence in dairy innovation in SA. "Fair Cape Dairies' Eco-Fresh is the only...

25 Oct 2019

Yuppiechef to open Somerset Mall store

Kitchen and homeware retailer Yuppiechef will open its seventh store in Somerset Mall, near the towns of Somerset West and Strand in the Western Cape, on 11 October. Yuppiechef CEO Andrew Smith says that a location in the Winelands has been on their agenda since the brand's first store opening in...

30 Sep 2019

Bogart Man opens Sandton City flagship

Premium men's fashion brand, Bogart Man, has increased its national footprint to 33 stores, with the opening of a new store in Sandton City. Known as Bogart VIP, the Sandton City store houses Bogart Man's premium fashion collections and is designed with luxury in mind. The flagship boasts...

27 Aug 2019

Pernod Ricard South Africa to centralise operations in Johannesburg

Pernod Ricard South Africa will officially relocate its Cape Town offices to Woodmead, Johannesburg by 31 December 2019. The move will unite the South African affiliate based in Cape Town with Pernod Ricard sub-Saharan Africa (PRSSA) head office in Gauteng. All support roles to the sub-Saharan...

16 Aug 2019

Mugg & Bean announces new Espresso Blend

Mugg & Bean is introducing a new Espresso Blend that offers a warm spicey taste underpinned by dark chocolate and nut undertones with a hint of natural sweetness. The new Espresso Blend will be phased into all Mugg & Bean stores across South Africa from July.

10 Jul 2019

Loewe Sunglasses now sold at Freckle Eyewear

The luxury sunglass store Freckle Eyewear now stocks Loewe Sunglasses. Freckle Eyewear is located at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre and OR Tambo International Aiport. Freckle Eyewear stocks other luxury brands such as Chopard, Tom Ford, Gucci, Versace, Celine, Dior, and Fendi. Loewe focuses on...

8 Jul 2019

Argility, Shoprite Furniture Group celebrate 21-year journey

Argility has shared details of its 21-year journey with the Shoprite Furniture Group, trading under the brands of OK Furniture, House & Home and OK Power Express. The group appointed Argility in 1996 to provide Shoprite Furniture - a trading division of Shoprite Holdings Limited - with end-to-end...

3 Jul 2019

PMA Fresh Connections, where the entire fresh produce supply chain connects

The Produce Marketing Association's (PMA's) Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show will be taking place from 30-31 July at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town. The event is a key connecting point for global and regional decision makers from across the entire...

21 Jun 2019

FedEx opts out of servicing Amazon

Adweek reports that FedEx has ended its FedEx Express contract with Amazon. The courier delivery service will, instead, focus on working with the extended e-commerce market. In a statement, Amazon said it respects FedEx's decision and thanked the company for its role in serving Amazon customers over...

11 Jun 2019

Mugg & Bean reveals its new reusable, eco-friendly travel mug

Mugg & Bean has a new reusable, eco-friendly travel mug; aptly called the 'Travel Mugg'. The mug is made from renewable bamboo and is available nationwide at any Mugg & Bean On The Move. The mug, which is also phthalate free, saves you R5 every time you grab a refill.

6 Jun 2019

Uber Eats is now available in Soweto

Uber Eats is now available in Soweto; it's the first international food delivery app to launch in the area. Residents of Jabulani, Pimville, Orlando East and Diepkloof may use Uber Eats to order-in from restaurants including Just Badela, Chaf Pozi and Moja Café. In Soweto, Uber Eats is...

31 May 2019

Spur partners with Fidelity Sensormatic for safer play areas

In an effort to provide additional protection for children at its outlets across the country, Spur Steak Ranches has partnered with Fidelity Sensormatic. Fidelity ADT will provide Sensormatic pedestals at the entrance/exit of the store and then magnetic pinless tags at the entrance to the play area....

28 May 2019

Pick n Pay launches Cricket Super Cards collectables ahead of Cricket World Cup

Pick n Pay has launched Cricket Super Cards in stores nationwide for South Africans as collectables. Customers will receive a pack of two Cricket Super Cards when spending over R150 in Pick n Pay stores until 7 July 2019. There are 60 cards to collect, which range from Proteas men and women cards...

20 May 2019

FDA authorises sale of IQOS in US

IQOS has become the first electrically heated tobacco product to qualify for sale in the US after being approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA's decision follows its comprehensive assessment of PMI's premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs) filed with the agency in...

16 May 2019

Mentholatum SA relaunches Deep Relief Ibuprofen Gel on SA market

The makers or Deep Heat, Mentholatum SA, has relaunched South Africa's only Ibuprofen gel, Deep Relief Ibuprofen Gel, on the South African market. Deep Relief Ibuprofen Gel is a topical anti-inflammatory and analgesic which treats acute musculoskeletal pain. The product is available in 30g and...

15 May 2019

You can now buy Team Dormakaba's kit online

Team Dormakaba has launched its online store, making its specially-designed kit available to cyclists who want to show their support of the team. The South African mountain biking (MTB) team consists of athletes Amy McDougall, Samantha Sanders and Nico Pfitzenmaier. The store has an extensive...

9 May 2019

Pizza Hut, Jumia join forces

Online marketplace Jumia has joined forces with Pizza Hut to boost operational performance and last mile delivery in Nigeria. The on-demand pizza delivery partnership will operate on Jumia's food marketplace. The marketplace will reinforce its operations to ensure that food and pizza are...

3 May 2019

Burt's Bees' lip balm is now in SA

The Burt's Bees Beeswax Moisturizing Lip Balm is available in South Africa. The lip balm contains, of course, beeswax and vitamin E. On the other hand, it doesn't contain parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS and is not tested on animals.

2 May 2019

Willowton Group aids Gift of the Givers' flood relief in KZN

Food processing company Willowton Group has donated R1.5m to non-governmental organisation Gift of the Givers to aid its relief efforts in the flood-stricken parts of KwaZulu-Natal. The Willowton Group decided to donate to the NGO because Gift of the Givers is known for working closely with the...

30 Apr 2019

Old Mutual sponsors The Wedding Expo 2019

Old Mutual is officially a sponsor of The Wedding Expo 2019, which will be held at the at Carnival City Sun Park in Brakpan on 8 and 9 June before heading to the Sibaya Sun Park in Durban on 3 and 4 August. As part of the sponsorship, Old Mutual will engage with couples who are about to get...

26 Apr 2019

Game opens 122nd store

South African chain store Game recently opened its 122nd store. This time, at the Springs Mall in Springs, Gauteng. The store operates on Mondays to Thursdays from 9am to 7pm, Fridays from 9am to 8pm, Saturdays from 8am to 5pm and on Sundays and public holidays from 9am to 3pm.

25 Apr 2019

Woolies now uses responsibly-sourced till paper

South Africa-based multinational retail company Woolworths has replaced the till paper at its stores with recyclable Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper. The head of sustainability for Woolworths Holdings Group, Feroz Koor indicated that partnering with FSC has been crucial in getting...

17 Apr 2019

Clicks extends BabyClub benefit to Botswana

Clicks has made its BabyClub benefit available in Botswana. Clicks ClubCard members who are pregnant or have children up to the age of 36 months can earn additional rewards on their purchases of selected baby products (excluding legislated products). This equates to about 4% cashback in Pula...

12 Apr 2019

Video Tree, Hole19 introduce Nigeria to luxury television

Television manufacturer Video Tree and Hole19 Luxury Group have partnered up to enter Videotree's TVs and mirror collection to the Nigerian market. Through Hole19's retail network and boutiques, Videotree will introduce the Nigerian luxury market to its technology. The TV producer offers options...

11 Apr 2019

Walmart pairs its Voice Order function with Google Assistant

AdWeek reports that Walmart has expanded its Voice Order functionality with Google Assistant. The new function will allow Walmart customers to add groceries to their digital carts via the artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant. Walmart announced its voice-shopping partnership with...

3 Apr 2019

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