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Food for thought: the global rise of dark kitchens and stores
Food for thought: the global rise of dark kitchens and storesArticle

Behind the door of a nondescript warehouse unit in Wynberg, north of Johannesburg, lies a microcosm of how we are going to buy food for the foreseeable future...

Rael Levitt 17 Sep 2020

UCook gets physical with Pick n Pay partnership
UCook gets physical with Pick n Pay partnershipArticle

Pick n Pay now stocks UCook's range of ready-made frozen Craft Meals, created by some of SA's top chefs. This will be the first time UCook customers can buy their meals from a physical store...

15 Sep 2020

Plant-based innovation trends - now and beyond 2020
Plant-based innovation trends - now and beyond 2020Article

Plant-based has been a growing food trend for some years now, and with greater consumer interest has come better product innovation...

Hayley Richardson 7 Sep 2020

Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help them
Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help themArticle

Covid-19 has prompted widespread discussion of the resilience of food systems and how efficiency and competitiveness have been previously understood...

Andrew Bowman and Reena das Nair 1 Sep 2020

South Africa needs better food price controls to shield poor people from Covid-19 fallout
South Africa needs better food price controls to shield poor people from Covid-19 falloutArticle

The pandemic has put in stark relief the country's poorly understood food system, in which powerful firms operate with little oversight while vulnerable actors in the informal food sector face over-regulation...

Ihsaan Bassier, Refiloe Joala and Thando Vilakazi 14 Aug 2020

Do you know where your coffee comes from? The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of knowing about our supply chains. Here, a woman carries harvested coffee beans in a coffee plantation in Mount Gorongosa, Mozambique, in August 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chainsArticle

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now...

Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka 6 Aug 2020

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Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based productsArticle

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

8 practical steps for organisations post-Covid-19
8 practical steps for organisations post-Covid-19Article

Covid-19 and the policies aimed at controlling it has changed how we work and what we consume. Major disruptions such as Covid-19 can cause fundamental shifts in social attitudes and beliefs...

Adam Ikdal 15 Jul 2020

How Covid-19 is affecting the labelling industry
How Covid-19 is affecting the labelling industryArticle

A whitepaper written by Rachel Littleboy from Fix-a-Form International considers opportunities as well as problems that have arisen in the labelling industry during the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Pyrotec 10 Jul 2020

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Global poultry production to reach 137m tonnes in 2020Article

The countries with the highest volumes of poultry consumption in 2019 were China, the U.S. and Brazil, with a combined 40% share of global consumption...

10 Jul 2020

R2m investment helps Yebo Fresh expand township food distribution
R2m investment helps Yebo Fresh expand township food distributionArticle

The Scheinberg Relief Fund has contributed R2m to the online grocery delivery startup to help it expand its distribution capacity and food relief efforts...

30 Jun 2020

SA property prospects as we look beyond Covid-19 lockdowns
SA property prospects as we look beyond Covid-19 lockdownsArticle

The Covid-19 crisis has changed the world a lot, perhaps less through introducing new trends and more through speeding up old trends...

John Loos 18 Jun 2020

J.P. Morgan makes R21m available for Covid-19 relief in SA
J.P. Morgan makes R21m available for Covid-19 relief in SAArticle

J.P. Morgan announced the deployment of R21 million in South Africa to assist with immediate relief following the Covid-19 crisis...

10 Jun 2020

How NetFlorist pivoted to essential goods in 36 hours
How NetFlorist pivoted to essential goods in 36 hoursArticle

Ryan Bacher, co-founder and MD of NetFlorist, says he's never worked harder than he has during the last two months...

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jun 2020

E-commerce startup Yebo Fresh easing access to food supplies in townships
E-commerce startup Yebo Fresh easing access to food supplies in townshipsArticle

Grocery delivery startup Yebo Fresh is helping township residents access vital food supplies safely during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown...

3 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Phenomenal collaboration happening in the property sector
#LockdownLessons: Phenomenal collaboration happening in the property sectorArticle

Seabelo (Herbert) Theledi, founder and MD of Nthwese Developments, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 13 May 2020

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FMCG and Covid-19: Sector set for considerable changeArticle

The market for FMCG faces considerable changes - impacted by demand for consumer packaged goods, changes in household spending, increase in e-commerce and frequency of shop visits...

13 May 2020

Is brand empathy crisis-proof?
Is brand empathy crisis-proof?Article

True empathy is not a 'show and tell' emotion you bring out to demonstrate to your customers that you have a heart. In the Covid-19 context, empathy is the banks giving payment holidays and waiving bank fees and penalties...

Issued by icandi CQ 11 May 2020

Property sectors likely to experience most severe pressure from economic recession
Property sectors likely to experience most severe pressure from economic recessionArticle

While there are risks to major property sectors over and above direct economic growth pressures, we examine which major property sectors are most at risk...

John Loos 8 May 2020

How Covid-19 is shifting retail customer priorities - report
How Covid-19 is shifting retail customer priorities - reportArticle

Covid-19 is driving significant changes in customer experience, supply chains, health and hygiene, and employee engagement, according to the Deloitte Consumer Sentiment in Grocery Retail report...

8 May 2020

Planning for a safe return to work, all risks considered
Planning for a safe return to work, all risks consideredArticle

Government's implementation of a risk-adjusted strategy in easing the nationwide lockdown entails the use of a system of alert levels applicable nationally and provincially. The alert levels are as follows:

Kate Collier, Dhevarsha Ramjettan, Kirsten Eiser, Shane Johnson, Bianca Viljoen, and Zipho Tile 30 Apr 2020

How retailers are adapting to the digital world
How retailers are adapting to the digital worldArticle

With the current global pandemic, organisations are being forced to adopt a digital-first business model or face extinction...

Issued by Digital School of Marketing 30 Apr 2020

E-commerce AC19: How Covid-19 is speeding up digital transformation in SA
E-commerce AC19: How Covid-19 is speeding up digital transformation in SAArticle

As a result of the lockdown, there has been an almost immediate shift from traditional methods of business and retail...

Michaela Gabriel 28 Apr 2020

Free platform equips small, informal retailers to sell essentials online
Free platform equips small, informal retailers to sell essentials onlineArticle

The Redshift Store Connector was created during the South African lockdown to allow small local retailers like spaza shops to easily set up an online presence and sell directly to their surrounding communities...

21 Apr 2020

Ban on the sale of cooked hot meals gazetted
Ban on the sale of cooked hot meals gazettedArticle

Government has gazetted a regulation banning the sale of hot cooked food during the Covid-19 lockdown. This comes after the legality of the prohibition was called into question last week...

21 Apr 2020

Lockdown ban on the sale of hot food faces backlash
Lockdown ban on the sale of hot food faces backlashArticle

Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel said that retailers are not supposed to sell hot prepared foods, and that businesses were told this at the start of the national lockdown...

20 Apr 2020

Franchise Association calls for financial aid and resumption of take-aways
Franchise Association calls for financial aid and resumption of take-awaysArticle

Warning that job losses could total 75,000 as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, the Franchise Association of South Africa (Fasa) has appealed to the government to provide urgent intervention...

17 Apr 2020

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Why Covid-19 concerns could bode well for local brand growthArticle

Local brands and products that embody homegrown heritage and represent support for local businesses are set to rise in popularity as consumers seek out trusted and transparent options...

Issued by Nielsen 9 Apr 2020

Woolworths execs accept pay cuts to financially assist staff
Woolworths execs accept pay cuts to financially assist staffArticle

Woolworths board members, group CEO Roy Bagattini and the retailer's senior executive team members have agreed to forego up to 30% of their fees and salaries over the next three months...

6 Apr 2020

SA startup Quench expands into grocery deliveries
SA startup Quench expands into grocery deliveriesArticle

On-demand drinks delivery business Quench has expanded its service to include groceries...

31 Mar 2020

Massmart freezes prices on essentials during 21-day lockdown
Massmart freezes prices on essentials during 21-day lockdownArticle

Massmart has announced that it will freeze prices on all essentials for the duration of South Africa's 21-day lockdown...

30 Mar 2020

Crowds to be managed better at shops
Crowds to be managed better at shopsArticle

As the national lockdown takes a firm hold over the nation, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has urged retailers to manage crowds and queues at their establishments, so as to slow the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).

30 Mar 2020

Edcon can only pay salaries right now, tearful CEO tells suppliers
Edcon can only pay salaries right now, tearful CEO tells suppliersArticle

In an emotional conference call to suppliers on Thursday, Edcon's CEO Grant Pattison delivered the news that the company is unable to pay its suppliers, as it only has sufficient liquidity to pay salaries...

27 Mar 2020

Shoprite Group to pay frontline workers R102m 'appreciation bonus'
Shoprite Group to pay frontline workers R102m 'appreciation bonus'Article

The Shoprite Group has allocated R102m to be used as a once-off appreciation bonus for its shopfloor and distribution centre employees to thank and support them for their tireless efforts...

25 Mar 2020

Covid-19: SA supermarkets appeal to shoppers to quit panic buying
Covid-19: SA supermarkets appeal to shoppers to quit panic buyingArticle

Retailers have attempted to quell fears surrounding stock shortages as footage of panic buyers and empty supermarket shelves filter through social media...

Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Mar 2020

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Warc Rankings announces Effective 100Article

The Warc Effective 100, an annual ranking of the world's most awarded campaigns and companies for marketing effectiveness has been released...

17 Mar 2020

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Warc Rankings announces Media 100 resultsArticle

The Media 100, the second of the three Warc Rankings, is now released featuring the most awarded campaigns, agencies and brands in the world for media excellence...

10 Mar 2020

Pick n Pay reveals new online scheduled grocery delivery service
Pick n Pay reveals new online scheduled grocery delivery serviceArticle

Pick n Pay has introduced an online scheduled grocery delivery service that enables customers to set up an automatic weekly or monthly delivery of items they buy regularly...

2 Mar 2020

Ethical e-tailer Faithful to Nature opens first physical store
Ethical e-tailer Faithful to Nature opens first physical storeArticle

Faithful to Nature has opened the doors to its first brick and mortar store...

Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Feb 2020

RCS acquires Edcon's in-store debtors' book
RCS acquires Edcon's in-store debtors' bookArticle

The Competition Tribunal has approved the takeover of the Edcon Store Card debtors book by consumer finance business RCS...

5 Feb 2020

Possible DionWired, Masscash closures to affect 1,400 workers
Possible DionWired, Masscash closures to affect 1,400 workersArticle

Massmart is looking to close its 23-store DionWired chain and its 11 Masscash wholesale outlets. The move is expected to affect approximately 1,440 employees...

14 Jan 2020

Woolworths appoints Roy Bagattini as new group CEO
Woolworths appoints Roy Bagattini as new group CEOArticle

Woolworths Holdings Limited has announced that Roy Bagattini will succeed Ian Moir as group CEO, effective from 17 February 2020...

14 Jan 2020

Pick n Pay joins global food waste initiative
Pick n Pay joins global food waste initiativeArticle

Pick n Pay has asked 20 of its biggest suppliers to join the company in a new global food waste initiative. The project is backed by 10 of the world's largest food retailers and manufacturers...

18 Dec 2019

Checkers launches state-of-the-art flagship in Constantia
Checkers launches state-of-the-art flagship in ConstantiaArticle

Checkers opened the doors to its state-of-the-art 2,330 m² flagship supermarket at the new Constantia Emporium property development yesterday...

27 Nov 2019

Slow restaurant, take-away and catering sales signals tough retail property times
Slow restaurant, take-away and catering sales signals tough retail property timesArticle

In recent months, StatsSA's restaurant, take-aways and catering retail sales appears to have served as further indication that the retail and retail property sectors are headed into tougher times...

John Loos 20 Nov 2019

These are Shoprite's standout suppliers for 2019
These are Shoprite's standout suppliers for 2019Article

The Shoprite Group honoured its most innovative and reliable suppliers at its annual Supplier Awards this past weekend...

18 Nov 2019

SA supermarkets prepped and primed for Black Friday
SA supermarkets prepped and primed for Black FridayArticle

Black Friday has developed into a firm fixture on the South African retail calendar, with a growing number of retailers taking part in the sales event each year...

Lauren Hartzenberg 7 Nov 2019

#SACSCCongress: How physical retail is reinventing itself
#SACSCCongress: How physical retail is reinventing itselfArticle

John Ryan, a London-based journalist and analyst focused on retail design and strategy, shares a glimpse into what's new and what matters in the global retail environment...

Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Oct 2019

Pick n Pay On Nicol now has wine tasting, a chocolatier and clinic services
Pick n Pay On Nicol now has wine tasting, a chocolatier and clinic servicesArticle

Pick n Pay has reopened the doors to its flagship On Nicol after a comprehensive revamp...

17 Oct 2019

World-class shopping at new Checkers Hyper flagship
World-class shopping at new Checkers Hyper flagshipArticle

The new Checkers Hyper flagship, opened in Sandton City on Thursday, features a wine tasting room, a chocolatier bar, an open-flame pizza oven, an in-store Kauai and an extensive range of new products...

27 Sep 2019

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