Lactalis Group to acquire Kraft Heinz's natural cheese division

Lactalis Group has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Kraft Heinz to acquire its natural, grated, cultured, and specialty cheese businesses in the US, grated cheese business in Canada, and entire international cheese business outside North America, Business Wire...

16 Sep 2020

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet forms partnership with Builders

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet has partnered with Builders, thus enabling its supporters to link their loyalty programme cards to the retailer and use their linked cards when shopping in-store or online at Builders. Builders joins Woolworths, Bidvest Waltons, and Engen as one of the...

3 Sep 2020

Nestlé to acquire biopharmaceutical company Aimmune

Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) is to acquire Aimmune Therapeutics in accordance with a definitive agreement between Nestlé and the biopharmaceutical company. NHSc currently has a total investment in Aimmune of $473m, an approximate 25.6% equity ownership stake. The company made its initial...

1 Sep 2020

Richard Bosman wins gold at Aurora International Taste Challenge 2020

Smoked Streaky Bacon and Pepper Fuet by Richard Bosman's Quality Cured Meats have been awarded Double Gold respectively at the recent Aurora International Taste Challenge 2020. Quality Cured Meats' Prosciutto has also been awarded Gold. The Aurora International Taste Challenge aims to provide...

28 Aug 2020

Starbucks to open in Canal Walk this November

Coffeehouse company Starbucks has chosen Canal Walk Shopping Centre as the place to open its first store in the Western Cape. The store is set to open in November.

26 Aug 2020

Tommy Hilfiger announces first hijab

Tommy Hilfiger has launched its first hijab as part of the brand's ongoing philosophy of inclusivity and diversity. The hijab is available for purchase globally in select Tommy Hilfiger stores and on

24 Aug 2020

Edgewell Personal Care to acquire Cremo

According to a report by Cision, Edgewell Personal Care has announced that it has entered into a conclusive purchase agreement to acquire U.S men's grooming company Cremo for $235m in an all-cash transaction. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the fiscal 2021 first quarter. Read...

6 Aug 2020

Table Bay Mall secures Brights Hardware as key anchor tenant

Table Bay Mall has signed hardware supplies store, Brights Hardware, as its new key anchor tenant. This will be the first Brights Hardware store to open in a shopping mall. Set to open in late October 2020, the 1,200m2 store will cater to local DIY enthusiasts as well as the active building...

5 Aug 2020

Safe Shopping Centers gives Covid-19 certification to Liberty Two Degrees

Swedish certification body Safe Shopping Centers has audited and certified the operational procedures and routines implemented by Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) shopping centres in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The certification extends to L2D's retail portfolio of assets which totals six...

30 Jul 2020

Greenleaf Extra Virgin Olive oil wins at the 2020 LIOOC

Greenleaf Extra Virgin Olive oil has been honoured with a silver medal for quality at the 2020 London International Olive Oil Competition (LIOOC). LIOOC annually invites entries from producers across the globe and after a review by a panel of 20 international olive oil judges, medals are awarded in...

23 Jul 2020

Nando's Hot Young Designer Talent Search deadline extended

The deadline for this year's edition of Nando's Hot Young Designer Talent Search (HYD) has been extended to 5pm on Tuesday, 11 August 2020. This year, young designers have been asked to come up with a bench concept that responds to the times. HYD finalists will be notified by Saturday, 15 August...

22 Jul 2020

DeluxeShop launches online store

DeluxeShop, a Deluxe Laser & Spa affiliate, has launched its online skincare store. The virtual shop features local and international brands specialising in anti-ageing, including Cocobaci, QMS Medicosmetics, TanLab, Dr. Grandel and Nimue. It's now live at

15 Jul 2020

Rain doubles amount of Pargo Pick-up Points for 4G SIMs

Rain has doubled the number of Pargo Pick-up Points where customers can collect a Rain 4G SIM. There are now 260 Pargo Pick-up Points inside selected Clicks stores in Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, the Western Cape, North West, the Eastern Cape and Free State. In addition, customers can still choose to...

7 Jul 2020

OneCart, Makro partner to offer same-day delivery shopping

On-demand grocery delivery service OneCart has partnered with Makro and Makro Liquor for same-day delivery in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape. Food, beverages, and other household goods from Makro can now be added to a basket on the OneCart website or app. Makro is the seventh...

2 Jul 2020

Tsebo Solutions Group wins eight awards at PMR.Africa Awards

The Tsebo Solutions Group has won eight awards at the recent 2020 PMR.Africa Awards. This included Tsebo Cleaning and Hygiene Solutions winning five Diamond Arrow awards, two Golden Arrow Awards, and the highest industry rating for its sector, as voted for by its clients. Tsebo Facilities...

25 Jun 2020

Uber Eats now available in East London

Uber Eats has announced that the app is now available in East London, making it the 11th city in South Africa to have access to the app. To commemorate the launch, residents of East London can enjoy a buy one get one free campaign from select restaurants from 22-28 June. For those who are not...

22 Jun 2020

FNB now accepts UnionPay Contactless Payment at SpeedPoint terminals

First National Bank (FNB) and UnionPay International (UPI) have jointly announced that UnionPay cardholders are now able to make contactless payments with their cards via FNB Speedpoint terminals at merchants in South Africa. FNB is the first bank in South Africa to accept contactless...

22 Jun 2020

Lardini to become new Tommy Hilfiger Tailored licensee as of Spring 2021

Tommy Hilfiger has announced that Lardini will become the new licensee for the Tommy Hilfiger Tailored trademark from Spring 2021 as part of the brand's ambition to increase Tommy Hilfiger sales and global reach of its range of products. Lardini will design, produce, and distribute Tommy Hilfiger...

22 Jun 2020

2020 Provincial Manufacturing Indaba conferences, exhibitions postponed

The Manufacturing Indaba has announced that the 2020 Provincial Manufacturing Indaba conferences and exhibitions have been postponed due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus and to safeguard the health of attendees. The events were scheduled to take place in August (Durban), October (Port...

15 Jun 2020

Campari Group to acquire 49% interest in e-commerce site Tannico

According to FoodBev Media, the Campari Group is to buy 49% interest in e-commerce platform Tannico for €23.4m. Under the terms of the transaction, Campari will acquire 39% of Tannico's shares while subscribing to a reserved capital increase to reach a 49% shareholding. Following the...

8 Jun 2020

Braintree by Vox wins 2020 LS Retail Awards

Braintree, a Vox consulting and integration division, has been named as the LS Retail Diamond and LS One Gold Partner for 2020, highlighting its momentum within the partner network as a result of its performance in sales, service and support for customers using the LS Retail solutions. Braintree...

3 Jun 2020

Fair Cape Dairies juice now available in long life packaging

Fair Cape Dairies has launched its long life fruit juice range. The long life juices are available in 1l long life packs, and are made from 100% juice with no preservatives and added sugar. The variants of the Fair Cape Dairies juices are 100% apple, 100% orange, cranberry (cranberry, apple and...

3 Jun 2020

Rooibos Limited launches new website

Rooibos Limited has launched a new corporate website this week, a go-to destination for any information related to Rooibos and the Rooibos industry. The new site contains a dynamic photo gallery, an updated FAQ section, a news page featuring all the latest Rooibos news, and newsletters that...

21 May 2020

Uber Eats, Kimberly-Clark SA unite to support women and children shelters

Uber Eats and Kimberly-Clark South Africa (K-CSA) have partnered to donate a selection of essential products to women and children at shelters. During May, every Kotex or Huggies product Eaters purchase via Medicare Pharmacy in the Uber Eats app, Kimberly-Clark will match and donate one to a...

19 May 2020

Poultry Association commends crackdown on sales of expired meat

The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) has commended Gauteng officials for raids on shops selling expired meat, including chicken. The raids were led by Faith Mazibuko, Gauteng community safety MEC, and Elian Mawela, Gauteng provincial police commissioner and led to the removal of expired meat...

6 May 2020

Carrol Boyes wins top international award

Carrol Boyes has been announced as the winner of The Global Innovation Award (Gia) in the Home & Houseware Retail category. Gia was created with the objective of fostering innovation and creative merchandising among home and housewares retailers worldwide. It honours the most innovative...

5 May 2020

MACmobile announces partnership with Cognizance Processing

FMCG value chain solutions provider MACmobile has partnered with Cognizance Processing, a cross-platform retail analysis business. Cognizance's Amazon Web Services (AWS)-based platform and Computer Vision capabilities are being integrated into MACmobile's suite of tools, as well as the robust...

4 May 2020

Dickies launches e-commerce store

Workwear and apparel manufacturing company Dickies has officially launched its e-commerce store in South Africa. This move is part of the brand's objective to expand and grow the shopper's wardrobe through ease of access and variety. The Dickies online store provides customers access to its...

30 Apr 2020

Alcohol delivery app launches same-day grocery deliveries

South Africa's app-based liquor delivery service Quench has launched same-day grocery deliveries for Woolworths customers in the country's major centres. The new Quench delivery service supports and helps ease pressure on Woolworths' online delivery service that has been overwhelmed with...

24 Apr 2020

Clicks in Ceres closes after staff tests positive for Covid-19

Clicks has closed its store at the Pick n Pay Centre in Ceres after a member of its staff tested positive for Covid-19. "One of our staff members was sent home earlier this week with flu-like symptoms. The staff member subsequently tested positive for Covid-19 and is in self-isolation for 14...

23 Apr 2020

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