Heineken SA upskills 20 learners in their Packaging Learnership Programme
Heineken SA upskills 20 learners in their Packaging Learnership Programme

Heineken South Africa (HSA) is training 28 learners enrolled in its Packaging Learnership programme. Through this SETA-accredited learnership, the students will attain an NQF level 3 packaging qualification upon graduation from the year-long programme.

Issued by Heineken South Africa 2 days ago

Copyright law does not protect the taste of cheese
Copyright law does not protect the taste of cheese

United Kingdom - "Blessed are the cheesemakers", runs the famous line from the Monty Python film Life of Brian. But a recent court case gives the lie to the notion that manufacturers of cheese have fortune on their side, after the court that interprets EU law ruled that cheese cannot be protected by copyright.

By Estelle Derclaye 2 days ago

10 female-run food businesses to champion in 2019
10 female-run food businesses to champion in 2019

Reflecting the current zeitgeist, Food XX is a movement started by food designers Studio H that are dedicated to empowering women in the food and drinks industry in South Africa. The most effective way to do this is to support women-owned companies. From one-woman-shows to family businesses to major career U-turns, these are 10 of the food and drinks brands we're excited about right now. From vegan ice cream to agave spirits, they're not only creating beautiful, crave-able products but are creating jobs, most often for other women.

By Studio H 2 days ago

Ubuntu Baba saga knocks public perception of Woolworths
Ubuntu Baba saga knocks public perception of Woolworths

The Woolworths-Ubuntu Baba baby carrier incident had a significantly negative impact on public perception of Woolworths' ethics and reputation. This is according to an analysis of social media conversation by opinion mining company, BrandsEye.

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Mark Schech, Innervation.
#BizTrends2019: Payments, engagement, partnership - African retail trends for 2019

With two key retail periods - Black Friday and Festive Season - now behind us, retailers are looking for new ways to increase revenue, grow market share, and boost profits. With consumer spending expected to reach $2.1 trillion and the urban population expected to swell by 190 million people by 2025, Africa's retail sector is poised for explosive growth.

By Mark Schech 2 days ago

Nicola Cooper, senior trend analyst and cultural strategist at Nicola Cooper & Associates.
#BizTrends2019: South African business, meet your future consumer

With the majority of South African consumers being under the age of 21, we cannot look to Gen Z or those younger as our 'future' consumer. Gen Z is already entering varsity and/or the work environment, which means our 'future' consumers are even younger.

By Nicola Cooper 2 days ago

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Brand Finance releases report for the world's most valuable brands in 2019

Italian supercar manufacturer, Ferrari, has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest brand, having last held it in 2014, according to the latest report by Brand Finance. The iconic brand has increased its Brand Strength Index (BSI) score three points from 91.5 to 94.8 out of 100 over the past year, pulling ahead of the likes of McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Lego, and Disney.

2 days ago

Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands
Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands

Online retailer Faithful to Nature has revealed the winners of its inaugural Eco Awards, a competition introduced to highlight the South African brands and businesses committed to demonstrating and promoting conscious consumption and eco-friendly, ethical products.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

#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 with a tech-enabled platform that manages the distribution process seamlessly.

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

#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 and keeping your finger on the pulse of defining trends is essential.

By Lindie Stroebel 3 days ago

#BizTrends2019: The digitalisation of payment providers in 2019
#BizTrends2019: The digitalisation of payment providers in 2019

PayU is the world's emerging market payment provider, focusing on cross-border payment integrations, especially in the area of enterprise and large-scale businesses seeking to expand across the continent. But what can we see happening in 2019?

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

#BizTrends2019: The future of the South African in-store retail experience
#BizTrends2019: The future of the South African in-store retail experience

Even though online shopping is getting significant attention in the digital world, South African consumers still rely on in-store purchases for their shopping experience. This hybrid approach will impact on the retail environment of the future.

By Cecil Ungerer 18 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Shopping the future, right now
#BizTrends2019: Shopping the future, right now

I was in Seattle in October last year. Instead of swinging by Nordstrom for a bit of fashion shopping, I headed straight for Amazon Go. I had read so much about this 'no queues, no tills' shopping experience that I wanted to try it for myself.

By Robyn Cooke 17 Jan 2019