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Converse campaign showcases creativity during a crisis
Converse campaign showcases creativity during a crisis

Converse has revealed the limited-edition sneaker designs to come out of its Unity campaign launched earlier this month.

3 days ago

#LockdownLessons: Offer customers value for money, says The Crazy Store's Kevin Lennett
#LockdownLessons: Offer customers value for money, says The Crazy Store's Kevin Lennett

As part of our #LockdownLessons series, Bizcommunity is reaching out to South Africa's top industry players to share their experience of the current Covid-19 crisis, how their organisations are navigating these unusual times, where the challenges and opportunities lie, and their industry outlook for the near future.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Level 3: Green light for takeaways and booze, but tobacco ban remains
Level 3: Green light for takeaways and booze, but tobacco ban remains

In a briefing held on Thursday to shed light on government regulations applicable to Level 3 of South Africa's lockdown, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma confirmed that the ban on cigarettes and related tobacco products will remain in place, but alcohol will be permitted for sale on certain days of the week.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2020

Caprichem charged for hiking prices of sanitiser
Caprichem charged for hiking prices of sanitiser

Following complaints from the public, an investigation by the Competition Commission has found Caprichem engaging in excessive pricing of hand sanitiser. The Commission has referred the case to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution.

28 May 2020

New South African app shares info on the safest times to shop
New South African app shares info on the safest times to shop

Lightstone and Tracker have collaborated on a new app that provides consumers with up-to-date information on vehicle attendance at shopping destinations they choose to visit.

27 May 2020

Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers
Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers

The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to a new kind of African consumer who is already displaying fundamental shifts in consumption and purchase behaviour driven by factors such as heightened health awareness, a focus on quality and safety, a renewed desire to stay at home and a tight wallet squeeze.

27 May 2020

Apollo Brands revamps Under Armour retail offering during lockdown
Apollo Brands revamps Under Armour retail offering during lockdown

Apollo Brands has rolled out a host of new innovative ways for South Africans to shop Under Armour's range of performance wear, including virtual store walk-throughs and a corporate service that involves bringing a mobile Under Armour store to your office.

26 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Companies putting the grit in integrity
#LockdownLessons: Companies putting the grit in integrity

As part of our #LockdownLessons series, Bizcommunity is reaching out to its Press Office clients and South Africa's top industry players to share their experience of the current Covid-19 crisis, how their organisations are navigating these unusual times, where the challenges and opportunities lie, and their industry outlook for the near future.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 May 2020

6DOT50 launches Digital Rands to pay for essential goods
6DOT50 launches Digital Rands to pay for essential goods

Over 11 million South Africans do not have a bank account and, in lockdown, receiving wages is logistically challenging. Many businesses have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and employees have been laid off. People are running out of cash and hunger is now a more immediate threat than the virus. The payment needs of vulnerable individuals must quickly be met if widespread civil unrest is to be averted.

By Evan-Lee Courie 26 May 2020

#Level3Lockdown: Uncertainty, risks remain for retailers and retail property owners
#Level3Lockdown: Uncertainty, risks remain for retailers and retail property owners

As South Africa gradually heads towards Level 3 lockdown as from 1 June, the opening of most retail means that retailers and retail property owners will begin to look forward to a more normal business life.

By John Loos 26 May 2020

Alcohol industry welcomes opening of trade for home consumption
Alcohol industry welcomes opening of trade for home consumption

South Africa's alcohol industry has welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday evening that the move to Level 3 would include the sale of alcohol for home consumption under strict conditions that would restrict trading hours and days.

26 May 2020

The fuel station of the future
The fuel station of the future

No one could have imagined that the simple filling stations of the 1970s would one day morph into the enormous service stations dotting our highways today, with their vast selection of franchise food stores, playgrounds, shops and a multitude of petrol pumps.

26 May 2020

Covid-19 a shot in the arm for e-commerce
Covid-19 a shot in the arm for e-commerce

Online retail may account for under 2% of total retail sales in South Africa, but the Covid-19 pandemic is encouraging consumers to switch to digital shopping and payment alternatives, and it's pushed businesses to embrace online sales channels to keeping revenue streams flowing.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2020

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