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The magic of zinc in corrosion control
The magic of zinc in corrosion controlArticle

Zinc is truly a magic metal that few people and few engineers appreciate for its multitude of applications and versatility...

Simon Norton 3 hours ago

Chanel loses to Huawei in EU trade mark dispute
Chanel loses to Huawei in EU trade mark disputeArticle

French luxury fashion house Chanel has lost its latest attempt to block the registration of a trade mark applied for by Chinese technological giant Huawei Technologies...

David Legge 2 days ago

African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU data
African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU dataArticle

South Africa's m-commerce up 35%, Nigeria is Africa's biggest e-commerce market, and Kenya primed for massive growth...

28 Apr 2021

Checkers - Decorations, visual merchandising
A snapshot of Easter retail displays in SAGallery

Shop! Association has released the 'Easter at Retail World Wide 2021' in-store report featuring images of in-store activations and displays from 11 different countries, including South Africa. The in-store activities feature grocery retail, cosmetics and fashion. View a snapshot of SA displays below. Click here to view full the report covering Easter displays worldwide.

26 Apr 2021

Rethinking retail: the 3 trends you need to know
Rethinking retail: the 3 trends you need to knowArticle

Centric Software's Marie McCarthy shares her thoughts on the three key tech strategies for retail success in 2021...

Issued by Centric Software 21 Apr 2021

TFG launches Foschini mobile app
TFG launches Foschini mobile appArticle

The Foschini All Women app provides easy access to Foschini's full range of fashion and cosmetics, alongside the Donna range and kids' products from Soda Bloc...

19 Apr 2021

What is shaping culture? Hair
What is shaping culture? HairArticle

For some 'hair' is just 'hair', but for many others it's far more important than that. For many it's a crown and statement to the world about who they are. We use our hair to tell the world our story, and the world also reflects back at us what it feels about it...

Brett Rogers 16 Apr 2021

Mentholatum goes direct to consumer with new e-commerce platform
Mentholatum goes direct to consumer with new e-commerce platformArticle

Visitors to Mentholatum SA's online store will be able to access the company's full range of brands including Deep Heat, Oxy, Happy Event and Softlips...

9 Apr 2021

Hollywood stars, HSI partner in #SaveRalph production to ban animal testing
Hollywood stars, HSI partner in #SaveRalph production to ban animal testingArticle

Humane Society International has partnered with Hollywood filmmakers and stars to produce Save Ralph, a stop-motion animated short film that aims to end cosmetic testing on animals around the world...

9 Apr 2021

Bombay Sapphire on a mission to be world's most sustainable gin
Bombay Sapphire on a mission to be world's most sustainable ginArticle

Bombay Sapphire announced that all 10 of its botanical ingredients are on track to be certified sustainable in 2021...

Issued by OnPoint PR 9 Apr 2021

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5 categories that could lead retail's recovery in 2021Article

Merchant Capital's collection data suggests early signs of recovery in several key categories...

8 Apr 2021

Meeting required standards for coding on plastic bottles
Meeting required standards for coding on plastic bottlesArticle

The beverage, pharmaceutical, industrial, cosmetics and nutraceuticals sectors all commonly use coding and marking applications for bottles. However, they all need their marking to meet certain standards and requirements...

Issued by Pyrotec 6 Apr 2021

Mr Price acquisition of Power Fashion comes into effect
Mr Price acquisition of Power Fashion comes into effectArticle

Deal gets green light on condition the merged entity boosts local procurement through the DTIC's clothing sector masterplan...

1 Apr 2021

Sustainable fashion in the spotlight at Sandton City expo
Sustainable fashion in the spotlight at Sandton City expoArticle

Sandton City Shopping Centre has teamed up with celebrated South African designers and several of the mall's tenants for a sustainable fashion exhibition...

31 Mar 2021

Playgirl expands into colour cosmetics
Playgirl expands into colour cosmeticsArticle

Personal care brand Playgirl has announced a move into makeup with a new line of colour cosmetics under the Playgirl Beauty label...

26 Mar 2021

Potent turmeric extract helps protect brain from chemical exposure - study
Potent turmeric extract helps protect brain from chemical exposure - studyArticle

A powerful turmeric extract may help protect the brain against a range of neurodegenerative diseases, including aluminium-induced neurotoxicity caused from daily exposure to chemicals in some cookware, cosmetics and medicines, a new study shows...

Issued by Leap Communications 25 Mar 2021

Acquisition of Avroy Shlain brings beauty company back to SA
Acquisition of Avroy Shlain brings beauty company back to SAArticle

Trinitas Equity Partners, together with its partners, has acquired the South African beauty company, Avroy Shlain...

25 Mar 2021

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SA retailers pessimistic about business conditions - surveyArticle

South African retailer confidence has declined by 13 points in the first quarter of 2021, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and related trade restrictions...

24 Mar 2021

Are tailored supplements best suited to meet SA's market needs?
Are tailored supplements best suited to meet SA's market needs?Article

The South African Supplements Market Report 2021 provides a dynamic synthesis of industry research, examining the local and global supplements industry from a uniquely holistic perspective...

Issued by Insight Survey 17 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Paving the way for growth beyond Covid-19
#EcommerceDay2021: Paving the way for growth beyond Covid-19Article

Digitalmall.com's Yaron Assabi weighs in on the encouraging growth of e-commerce in SA and what's needed to take it to the next level...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Mar 2021

Unilever adopts new inclusive beauty vision, bans the word 'normal'
Unilever adopts new inclusive beauty vision, bans the word 'normal'Article

Unilever will adopt a clearer mission surrounding inclusive beauty standards across all its beauty and personal care brands' products, packaging and advertising...

10 Mar 2021

Best Brands Germany 2021 announces winners
Best Brands Germany 2021 announces winnersArticle

Winning brands convince consumers in the new normal...

26 Feb 2021

How to avoid buying, reselling and losing credibility to counterfeit goods
How to avoid buying, reselling and losing credibility to counterfeit goodsArticle

The internet has become a major enabler in the sale of online counterfeit products, ensuring anonymity and providing counterfeiters with access to a global market...

Jarred West 23 Feb 2021

Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?
Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?Article

Cotton is considered one of the world's greatest poverty alleviating crops, with 150 million people worldwide relying on it for income...

Cobus de Bruyn 27 Jan 2021

Ashleigh Kavanagh joins Studio[K]irmack as brand strategist and business developer
Ashleigh Kavanagh joins Studio[K]irmack as brand strategist and business developerArticle

Little did Ashleigh Kavanagh know, two years ago, in her role of marketing manager for a South African lifestyle brand, that the company she was working for would one day be her client. But that's exactly how it's turned out in her new role of brand strategist and business developer at Studio[K]irmack...

Issued by Studio[K]irmack 12 Jan 2021

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Recycling tips for the December holidaysArticle

The holidays can be surprisingly heavy on waste, so it pays to be mindful of yours these holidays. Not only will you reduce your environmental footprint, but you can also support waste collectors by ensuring that your recyclables are clean and separate.

10 Dec 2020

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SA retail sales down 1,8% in OctoberArticle

Stats SA reports that South Africa's retail trade sales decreased by 1,8% year-on-year in October 2020...

10 Dec 2020

The wooden economy and the world's ultimate renewable
The wooden economy and the world's ultimate renewableArticle

As a sustainably farmed resource that stores carbon, wood is increasingly being used not only in the built environment for houses and high-rises but also for its cellulose, lignin and sugars...

2 Dec 2020

Black Friday delivers big increase in online transaction volumes
Black Friday delivers big increase in online transaction volumesArticle

The number of new shoppers introduced to e-commerce over lockdown boosted Black Friday weekend total online transaction volumes by 50%, compared to 2019...

30 Nov 2020

Mr Price buys Durban-based value retailer Power Fashion
Mr Price buys Durban-based value retailer Power FashionArticle

Mr Price Group has concluded an agreement to acquire family-owned value retailer Power Fashion, which currently has 170 stores located across southern Africa...

26 Nov 2020

Builders inches into shopping malls with Cresta store opening
Builders inches into shopping malls with Cresta store openingArticle

The new Builders store set to open at Cresta Shopping Centre in Johannesburg on 26 November will be the first branch located inside a super-regional mall...

25 Nov 2020

SA retail brands offering deals for Black Friday 2020
SA retail brands offering deals for Black Friday 2020Article

Covid-19 has interrupted regular business activities in 2020, including what's become the biggest shopping event on South Africa's retail calendar...

Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Nov 2020

Retail sales down 2,7% in September
Retail sales down 2,7% in SeptemberArticle

Stats SA reports that South Africa's retail trade sales decreased by 2,7% year-on-year in September 2020...

18 Nov 2020

Esna Colyn, Imbalie Beauty CEO
Imbalie Beauty embraces change, drives empowerment with new divisionArticle

The Customer Solutions Division brings salon-quality products to customers in the comfort of their own home, and provides therapists with ongoing education and training...

13 Nov 2020

Webinar: Post-pandemic opportunities in packaging
Webinar: Post-pandemic opportunities in packagingArticle

Industry-expert panellists shared insights around the latest packaging trends and technologies at the recent Propak Cape Connect 'Opportunities in Packaging in the New Normal' webinar...

3 Nov 2020

The war against plastic is distracting us from pollution that cannot be seen
The war against plastic is distracting us from pollution that cannot be seenArticle

The war against plastic may be overshadowing greater threats to the environment...

Thomas Stanton, Matthew Johnson and Paul Kay 27 Oct 2020

How to deal with cannabis-related misconduct in the workplace
How to deal with cannabis-related misconduct in the workplaceArticle

When the possession of cannabis for personal use was legalised, many HR and workplace policy considerations arose. These were in terms of whether or not being under the influence of dagga at the workplace could be treated in the same way that alcohol was...

Jonathan Goldberg 19 Oct 2020

Why microplastics found in Nigeria's freshwaters raise a red flag
Why microplastics found in Nigeria's freshwaters raise a red flagArticle

One of the biggest stresses on freshwater ecosystems is the presence of plastics. Some microplastics - tiny pieces of plastic that have broken down from bigger pieces - get into water from various sources...

Emmanuel O. Akindele 14 Oct 2020

South Africa’s east and west coastlines have some of the world’s richest, unexploited, naturally occurring heavy mineral sands. Shutterstock
South African community wins right to access mining application. But who will win the war?Article

South African law states that mineral resources are the common heritage of all the country's people. The state is the custodian of these resources for the benefit of all citizens...

Tracy-Lynn Field 14 Oct 2020

New trends drive positive change across Africa's distilling sector
New trends drive positive change across Africa's distilling sectorArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted organisations across Africa to invest in distilling facilities for the first time, and prompted existing distillers and brewers to innovate and diversify...

30 Sep 2020

Creativity on the march across the retail landscape
Creativity on the march across the retail landscapeArticle

Creativity is on the march across the retail landscape as sector players get to grips with shifting consumer values and influences in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic...

15 Sep 2020

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The journey from influencers to digital-first influencer marketingArticle

Stephane Rogovsky, founder and CEO of R-Squared comments on how influencers have evolved over the years...

Stephane Rogovsky 2 Sep 2020

#Newsmaker: Jacaranda FM's Deirdre King; "Radio has been gifted a unique opportunity to reinvent itself"
#Newsmaker: Jacaranda FM's Deirdre King; "Radio has been gifted a unique opportunity to reinvent itself"Article

Deirdre King, newly appointed MD at Jacaranda FM says it's critical for brands to demonstrate heart and that we ought to surround ourselves or build a team of people who will not allow a virus dictate how they run their business or do their job...

Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2020

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Self-care Sundays and how brands can get involvedArticle

Over the past few months, self-care or self-love Sundays (#SelfcareSunday) has been trending on social media. Tsholofelo Mmusi, junior media planner at The MediaShop explores how brands can leverage from the hashtag...

Tsholofelo Mmusi 14 Aug 2020

Gugu Gumede lends voice to The Body Shop's #IsolatedNotAlone campaign
Gugu Gumede lends voice to The Body Shop's #IsolatedNotAlone campaignArticle

The Body Shop is calling on South Africans to show their solidarity to those isolated with an abuser by sharing the hashtag #IsolatedNotAlone...

11 Aug 2020

L'Oréal partners with POWA on Women's Month campaign
L'Oréal partners with POWA on Women's Month campaignArticle

L'Oréal Paris has partnered with People Opposing Women Abuse on the EmpoweRED campaign, which aims to raise funds to assist women affected by gender-based violence...

5 Aug 2020

Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on
Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying onArticle

So you finally hit the shops and cafes after weeks of lockdown. After disinfecting your hands, following the arrows around the shop or to your table, taking care to avoid others where possible...

Jessica Vredenburg and Megan Phillips 24 Jul 2020

Sappi Valida brings natural cellulose advantages to responsible, eco-friendly hand sanitiser formulation
Sappi Valida brings natural cellulose advantages to responsible, eco-friendly hand sanitiser formulationArticle

As the world emerges from various states of Covid-19 lockdown and the 'new normal' still presents many unknowns, one thing we know for sure is that it is imperative to adhere to stringent hygienic measures...

Issued by Sappi 16 Jul 2020

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Is TikTok the next big marketing platform?Article

TikTok is a rapidly growing social media site. Launched in 2016, it now boasts over 500 million active users across the world...

Ron Stefanski 15 Jul 2020

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