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Spar workers end strike after agreement reached
Spar workers end strike after agreement reachedArticle

A six-week strike by more than 130 workers of Spar distribution centre in Gqeberha has ended after they reached an agreement with management last week...

Joseph Chirume 2 days ago

Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants
Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchantsArticle

Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

30 Apr 2021

Why retailers should be given a shot at the vaccine rollout
Why retailers should be given a shot at the vaccine rolloutArticle

There is no better platform to help get the vaccine to the people than the retail distribution networks, writes Smollan chief growth and innovation officer Michael Smollan...

Michael Smollan 10 Mar 2021

Christine Rodrigues, partner, Bowmans
Insurers brace for fresh wave of regulatory reforms in 2021Article

Non-life insurers will have to stay on their toes throughout 2021. Hard on the heels of the Covid-19 business interruption judgements that caught some insurers off guard in 2020...

9 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Golden intersection of e-commerce and commercial real estate
#EcommerceDay2021: Golden intersection of e-commerce and commercial real estateArticle

Inospace CEO Rael Levitt unpacks why distribution centres and warehouses are set to become "the new 'hot' property class"...

Rael Levitt 9 Mar 2021

Tamryn Lamb, head, retail distribution, Allan Gray
5 trends shaping the local advice sceneArticle

While we all knew that we were entering 2021 with the battle against Covid-19 far from over, there were likely a number of people (myself included) who woke up on 1 January, with a sense of hope that there were less bumpy times ahead...

Tamryn Lamb 19 Feb 2021

Henry van Deventer, chief specialist in advice model design at Liberty
#BizTrends2021: Shifting towards a digital - but still human - approachArticle

Relationships change all the time and the one between financial advisor (FA) and client is about to undergo a big shift due to regulatory issues, as well as more ordinary social trends after the Covid pandemic...

Henry van Deventer 6 Jan 2021

Gap brand returns to SA with first store opening in Gauteng
Gap brand returns to SA with first store opening in GautengArticle

A standalone Gap store opened at the Mall of Africa in Midrand on Thursday, 26 November, signalling the return of the American clothing and accessories brand to South Africa...

Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Nov 2020

The FMCG main market - deploying technology in the new normal
The FMCG main market - deploying technology in the new normalArticle

Globally, the fast-moving consumer goods market had to quickly adjust to the challenges that came with conducting a business in a world of social distancing, hand sanitiser and masks...

Andrew Dawson 28 Aug 2020

Kelello Nkadimeng
The struggle for the RDR to find its regulatory footingArticle

The Twin Peaks regulatory model (Twins Peaks) was implemented in April of 2018, fundamentally changing the South African financial regulatory system into two regulatory streams...

Kelello Nkadimeng 28 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Taryn Gill's vision to build a household name in African haircare
#WomensMonth: Taryn Gill's vision to build a household name in African haircareArticle

Taryn Gill left behind an established career in marketing to launch a haircare brand with products formulated for curly and coily hair textures...

Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Aug 2020

DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link Commerce
DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link CommerceArticle

DHL Express has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce firm that helped the logistics company develop its DHL Africa eShop platform...

28 May 2020

SA govt allows the sale of (almost) all goods online
SA govt allows the sale of (almost) all goods onlineArticle

According to new regulations, online retailers in South Africa may sell any product, with the exception of cigarettes and alcoholic beverages...

14 May 2020

E-commerce up the Covid creek without a paddle
E-commerce up the Covid creek without a paddleArticle

Covid-19 and the national lockdown has left SA's online retailers up the proverbial creek with only a miniature essential services paddle, says OneDayOnly's Laurian Venter...

Laurian Venter 13 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Anticipating SA's embrace of digital distribution
#LockdownLessons: Anticipating SA's embrace of digital distributionArticle

Stuart Bishop is the CEO of GretMol Online, an online consumer brands company that is a key product supplier and distributor to some of SA's largest e-tailers...

5 May 2020

Navigating the grey market is not a black-and-white issue
Navigating the grey market is not a black-and-white issueArticle

Grey-market goods are the genuine, non-counterfeit goods of a trade mark owner, imported into an economic area and sold without the trade mark owner's consent...

Kay Rickelman 3 Apr 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

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Financial advisors need to adjust their sails towards valueArticle

It is no secret that financial advice is at a crossroads, with the industry facing several challenges. At the centre of these changes are the financial advisors and their understanding of their evolving roles in the new consumer landscape...

Henry van Deventer 20 Feb 2020

Matt Putman, CEO of iKhokha.
SMEs can now also sell prepaid products and services digitallyArticle

Until recently, only larger retailers could sell consumers airtime, data and prepaid utility services digitally but now small business owners across South Africa have been empowered to start selling these products without any cash outlay...

24 Dec 2019

What SA's FMCG space can learn from Kenya
What SA's FMCG space can learn from KenyaArticle

The simplest way of optimising route to market is through pre-sales, which then creates a predictable order and allows for the best delivery routes to be calculated...

Andrew Dawson 25 Nov 2019

PayGate anticipates a 30% increase in sales in SA, this Black Friday
PayGate anticipates a 30% increase in sales in SA, this Black FridayArticle

PayGate is anticipating a 30% increase in Black Friday sales in South Africa this year...

18 Oct 2019

Authentic storytelling to attract a new generation of tourist
Authentic storytelling to attract a new generation of touristArticle

A powerful message emerged during trends presentations at the recent Wine & Food Tourism Conference: a unified view that authenticity is essential in not only reaching, but converting new-generation customers and making them loyalists...

Issued by August Collective 4 Oct 2019

A walk through the warehouse of a thriving fashion e-tailer
A walk through the warehouse of a thriving fashion e-tailerArticle

When you think about South Africa's most successful online fashion retailers, it may not immediately occur to you that RunwaySale is one of them. The platform boasts over 1 million members...

Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Oct 2019

Paul Nixon, head of technical marketing and behavioural finance at Momentum Investments
RDR requires a outcomes-based approachArticle

The phased implementation of Retail Distribution Review (RDR) is well underway in South Africa, with suitability of financial products to a customer's needs remaining a core focal point...

27 Aug 2019

Key trends across retail channels in Africa
Key trends across retail channels in AfricaArticle

With a growing young population coupled with rapid urbanisation and fast-growing consumer expenditure, Africa offers attractive opportunities for entities wishing to expand into new frontier markets...

Christy Tawii 31 Jul 2019

JIT manufacturing at the core of an optimised FMCG supply chain
JIT manufacturing at the core of an optimised FMCG supply chainArticle

The ability to manufacture 'just enough' stock to cover orders and deliver 'just enough' product to every retailer is the optimal supply chain scenario in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry...

Andrew Dawson 24 Jun 2019

Montagu refreshes product, branding and distribution strategy
Montagu refreshes product, branding and distribution strategyArticle

South African snack foods brand Montagu is increasing its retail distribution and has unveiled a refreshed brand identity, including a logo and packaging redesign...

29 May 2019

8 FAQs financial advisors ask about how RDR will affect them
8 FAQs financial advisors ask about how RDR will affect themArticle

How the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) will affect the career of financial advisors is a question Jacques Coetzer, general manager: SPF Distribution, is frequently asked...

8 Apr 2019

Insurance: What you don't know can hurt you
Insurance: What you don't know can hurt youArticle

Is the insurance industry asking the right questions for protecting this unpredictable world? One thing's for sure - as the world gets stranger, insurance is more important than ever, says MiWayLife...

Issued by MiWayLife 21 Feb 2019

L'Occitane buys skincare brand Elemis for $900m
L'Occitane buys skincare brand Elemis for $900mArticle

Global beauty products maker and retailer L'Occitane International S.A., has agreed to buy beauty and skincare brand Elemis for approximately $900 million...

23 Jan 2019

Pierre Durand, Momentum Consult chief operating officer
#BizTrends2019: Getting back to basicsArticle

The hype surrounding the next big thing in the financial services industry is taking attention away from what is truly of importance...

Pierre Durand 2 Jan 2019

Jacques Coetzer , general manager at Sanlam Personal Finance: Broker Distribution
#BizTrends2019: Are financial advisors the new life coaches?Article

There's a natural alignment between money and life-oriented challenges and concerns...

Jacques Coetzer 31 Dec 2018

Pernod Ricard bets on Africa with Jumia investment
Pernod Ricard bets on Africa with Jumia investmentArticle

Pernod Ricard, the owner of Beefeater gin, Absolut vodka and Jameson whiskey, is strengthening its partnership with African e-commerce player Jumia by buying an unspecified stake...

19 Dec 2018

The consumer power-shift of the digital age
The consumer power-shift of the digital ageArticle

Advances in telecommunication technology have transformed the tools used for marketing and consumerism and ultimately, the way that businesses operate...

Itumeleng Mukhovha 5 Dec 2018

Carrefour teams up with Jumia to sell groceries online in Africa
Carrefour teams up with Jumia to sell groceries online in AfricaArticle

African e-commerce player Jumia has signed a partnership agreement with global retailer Carrefour to introduce Carrefour products to millions on the continent via Jumia.com...

27 Nov 2018

Regulations keep IFAs awake at night
Regulations keep IFAs awake at nightArticle

Independent financial advisers (IFAs) believe one of their greatest challenges now and over the next five years is regulations related to the industry...

Nicci Botha 15 Oct 2018

5M2T data solution offers a deep-dive into SA's informal trade
5M2T data solution offers a deep-dive into SA's informal tradeArticle

5M2T aims to take the guesswork out of doing business in South Africa's dynamic informal sector by providing brands and wholesale distributors with detailed data analysis of informal retail...

12 Oct 2018

Financial advisors need to adjust their sails for RDR
Financial advisors need to adjust their sails for RDRArticle

Technology aside, the implementation of new regulation in the form of Retail Distribution Review (RDR) will have the greatest impact on the financial advisory arena in the coming years...

27 Aug 2018

Wesley Davids, legal advisor, PPS Investments
Putting the client first in financial servicesArticle

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) issued one of the much-anticipated discussion documents on the implementation of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR)...

Wesley Davids 21 Aug 2018

Why online marketplaces can be catalysts for SME growth
Why online marketplaces can be catalysts for SME growthArticle

In the modern business environment, one of the biggest make-or-break factors for small to medium-sized companies is creating and maintaining a strong online presence...

21 Aug 2018

Laser Group secures BBBEE deal
Laser Group secures BBBEE dealArticle

Laser Group, an independent logistics company, has concluded a significant BBBEE transaction...

14 Aug 2018

Kenyan e-commerce startup Sokowatch raises $2m seed round
Kenyan e-commerce startup Sokowatch raises $2m seed roundArticle

Kenyan B2B e-commerce startup Sokowatch has closed a $2 million seed round to further expand its customer base across East Africa while also piloting additional value-added services for shops...

Tom Jackson 30 Jul 2018

6 good reasons why insurers need tech
6 good reasons why insurers need techArticle

Many sectors have been very quick in adopting new technology, including financial services industry. It is time the insurance sector does the same.

WP Pienaar 4 Jul 2018

How to access Africa's booming FMCG opportunities
How to access Africa's booming FMCG opportunitiesArticle

Africa has an emerging and expanding middle-class of consumers that is demanding premium everyday products and has the proven spending power to pursue them...

Ben Leo 28 Jun 2018

5 ways insurtech will enhance the client experience
5 ways insurtech will enhance the client experienceArticle

Insurtech is ushering in a new era of client experience...

11 Jun 2018

Kenya's Sip simplifies drinks distribution in Nairobi
Kenya's Sip simplifies drinks distribution in NairobiArticle

Kenyan startup Sip is simplifying the distribution of alcoholic beverages in the country's capital, and is eyeing growth in the B2B space...

Tom Jackson 11 Jun 2018

Brothers Matt (left) and Brad Milne (right) with Falke group general manager Martin Grobbelaar and Keaton Quarmby, group marketing executive, during a recent visit to Sydney.
Falke South Africa takes on Australian marketArticle

Legwear specialists Falke South Africa will this month be establishing a retail presence in Australia, following an "extremely successful" visit to the country...

7 Jun 2018

The stockings that launched luxury lingerie and swimwear business PDL Distributors
The stockings that launched luxury lingerie and swimwear business PDL DistributorsArticle

When mother and son team Penny and Dimitri Parolis founded PDL Distributors in October 1993, the first brand they launched locally was Mura Hosiery...

29 May 2018

Footwear brand Bata partners up with Edgars
Footwear brand Bata partners up with EdgarsArticle

Bata South Africa has entered into a strategic relationship with Edgars that will see a number of Bata brands being available in department stores nationwide...

23 May 2018

Kenya's Wagon Shopping posts strong growth as it seeks funding
Kenya's Wagon Shopping posts strong growth as it seeks fundingArticle

Kenyan e-commerce startup Wagon Shopping processed KES405,000 ($4,000) worth of orders in the first quarter of this year, up 675% from last year, as it positions itself for a funding round...

Tom Jackson 16 May 2018

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