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EPR regulation: Doubling down on plastic bag producers
EPR regulation: Doubling down on plastic bag producersArticle

South Africa's amended plastic bag regulations and the new extended producer responsibility regulations raise concerns about double taxation in the plastic bag sector...

Garyn Rapson, Paula-Ann Novotny and Emma Bleeker 29 Apr 2021

Emergency relief efforts for Rhodes Memorial, UCT fire under way - here's how to help
Emergency relief efforts for Rhodes Memorial, UCT fire under way - here's how to helpArticle

Emergency relief efforts are under way in Cape Town after a runaway fire destroyed parts of the Rhodes Memorial restaurant and caused unknown damage to...

Sindy Peters 19 Apr 2021

How automated product photography can accelerate your brand
How automated product photography can accelerate your brandArticle

What's central to the burgeoning e-commerce industry is experience, and this rests heavily on visual content, which undeniably includes product photography. New research shows that if your digital experience doesn't hit the market with customers, 54% could head to your competitors...

Craig Bellingham, Issued by Studio[K]irmack 19 Apr 2021

Krispy Kreme in SA: 23 stores, 300 sales channels, 600 jobs
Krispy Kreme in SA: 23 stores, 300 sales channels, 600 jobsArticle

The brand is keeping pace with its legislated development milestones and has also established five production facilities...

7 Apr 2021

Jumia Ghana launches food festival to support local restaurants
Jumia Ghana launches food festival to support local restaurantsArticle

Africa's e-commerce platform Jumia has announced the launch of its Food Festival Campaign. The campaign, which will run until 11 April 2021, is organised in partnership with local restaurants and supermarkets, as well as blue-chip international restaurant chains such as KFC, Pizza Inn and Burger King...

31 Mar 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Mochachos on fire
#OrchidsandOnions: Mochachos on fireArticle

Off the wall: Blazing burger desert concept turns up the heat; Advert is so hot you expect an appearance from Satan himself...

Brendan Seery 29 Mar 2021

Xtra Savings rewards programme now 17 million members strong
Xtra Savings rewards programme now 17 million members strongArticle

The Shoprite Group's Xtra Savings Programme is now South Africa's largest supermarket rewards programme...

17 Mar 2021

Franchise sector prepared to help rebuild economy, says new Fasa chair
Franchise sector prepared to help rebuild economy, says new Fasa chairArticle

Pertunia Sibanyoni, CEO of InspectaCar, has been appointed as the new chair of Franchise Association of South Africa (Fasa) for 2021/2022...

16 Mar 2021

Black citrus growers see 40% increase in production figures
Black citrus growers see 40% increase in production figuresArticle

The harvest records also reveal that, locally, black citrus growers have increased output to domestic markets by 55% since 2019...

16 Mar 2021

New private label wine range supports struggling winemakers
New private label wine range supports struggling winemakersArticle

Shoprite and Checkers have purchased more than 1.5 million litres of wine from South African farms since the start of lockdown to help ease the burden brought on by Covid-19...

11 Mar 2021

Driving transformation in the food and beverage industry
Driving transformation in the food and beverage industryArticle

The unforeseen disruption experienced in 2020 has prompted food and beverage producers to future proof their businesses as far as is possible. While uncertainty seems set to continue for some time...

Phil Lewis 19 Feb 2021

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Technology and supermarket chains can help strengthen southern Africa's food systemsArticle

Covid-19 restrictions on restaurants and catering have led to supermarkets being the key route to market...

Thando Vilakazi and Namhla Landani 16 Feb 2021

10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announced
10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announcedArticle

Meat Naturally and Agricool Finance were awarded joint first place in the 10th Annual Social Innovation Awards, while Leafline Washable Sanitary Wear scooped first place in the Disability Empowerment Awards...

10 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: The emerging plant-based paradigm - 7 trends for 2021
#BizTrends2021: The emerging plant-based paradigm - 7 trends for 2021Article

The plant-based movement has become an unstoppable trend globally as well as in South Africa during the last few years. Entrepreneur, food consultant and plant based advocate Mira Weiner highlights seven key plant-based trends for 2021...

Mira Weiner 11 Jan 2021

Local fintech firm Fundrr wins at CorporateWire Prestige Awards
Local fintech firm Fundrr wins at CorporateWire Prestige AwardsArticle

Local fintech firm Fundrr recently scooped the SME Finance Company of the Year Award in the CorporateWire Prestige Awards. The judges cited Fundrr's personal touch, consistency of reviews and overall attentiveness in their decision...

21 Dec 2020

UCook delivers crafted convenience
UCook delivers crafted convenienceArticle

With launches of both a market box and a frozen ready-made Craft Meals range this year, UCook is evolving into a nimble provider of convenient food solutions...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Dec 2020

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Radical shift in SA's top-performing 'golden stores'Article

Amidst the constriction of Covid-19 and our severely altered way of life, where consumers shopped yesterday is not where they shop today and the reality is, these patterns will more than likely never return.

9 Dec 2020

New Checkers in Rosebank includes a Starbucks and honey bar
New Checkers in Rosebank includes a Starbucks and honey barArticle

Checkers has opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art supermarket at Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg...

4 Dec 2020

5 major CX trends that shaped 2020
5 major CX trends that shaped 2020Article

Customer experience has always been a crucial differentiator for businesses, but in 2020, it became a matter of survival...

Andrew Bourne 1 Dec 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

Namibian fishery is second in Africa to be certified as sustainable
Namibian fishery is second in Africa to be certified as sustainableArticle

The Namibia Hake Trawl and Longline Fishery has become the first fishery in Namibia, and the second in Africa, to meet the globally recognised standard for sustainable fishing set by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)...

Issued by MSC 19 Nov 2020

We have enough food to feed everyone, yet the food deficit is widening
We have enough food to feed everyone, yet the food deficit is wideningArticle

South Africa has a net surplus of food as a country - yet food poverty at the household level is widening, and now even more rapidly so because the pandemic is decimating our economy and jobs at an alarming rate..

Andy Du Plessis 17 Nov 2020

City planning is a critical lever to address urban food insecurity
City planning is a critical lever to address urban food insecurityArticle

While food insecurity in South Africa is commonly framed as a rural problem, food insecurity is increasingly concentrated in urban areas...

Mologadi Makwela 11 Nov 2020

Standard Bank records surge in digital payments adoption
Standard Bank records surge in digital payments adoptionArticle

Consumers shied away from cash and gravitated towards digital payment solutions during the national lockdown, according to statistics from Standard Bank's card division...

4 Nov 2020

Sustainable urbanisation the focus this World Cities Day
Sustainable urbanisation the focus this World Cities DayArticle

Coined by the United Nations General Assembly, World Cities Day is celebrated annually on 31 October...

30 Oct 2020

Commission signs consent agreement with PnP to stop exclusive leases
Commission signs consent agreement with PnP to stop exclusive leasesArticle

The Competition Commission has signed a consent agreement with Pick n Pay to eliminate exclusive leases in shopping malls...

21 Oct 2020

The impact of partnerships and collaborations for small businesses
The impact of partnerships and collaborations for small businessesArticle

'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together'...

Khathutshelo Mufamadi 21 Oct 2020

CX+ Retail 2020. The South African and global ranking
CX+ Retail 2020. The South African and global rankingArticle

Kantar has combined insights from the CX+ 2020 study with an understanding of the new customer landscape across different retail sectors in Covid-19 times and into recovery, releasing the first-ever CX+ 2020 retail ranking across grocery, general and fashion retail...

Mark Molenaar, Issued by Kantar 20 Oct 2020

Shoprite signs consent agreement with Competition Commission
Shoprite signs consent agreement with Competition CommissionArticle

Shoprite Checkers has agreed to stop enforcing exclusivity provisions in its long-term exclusive lease agreements with its landlords against small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) and speciality and limited line stores.

13 Oct 2020

Smart African retailers are rising from the ashes. Here's how
Smart African retailers are rising from the ashes. Here's howArticle

To hear some industry commentators tell it, Covid-19 is going to be the final nail in the coffin of retail as we know it. At best, they're over-simplifying. At worst, they're just wrong...

Lee Naik 13 Oct 2020

Shoprite Group assists feeding schemes with R53m in surplus food donations
Shoprite Group assists feeding schemes with R53m in surplus food donationsArticle

The Shoprite Group has allocated over R53m in surplus food donations to organisations tasked with feeding the hungry since the start of the Covid-19-imposed national lockdown...

8 Oct 2020

South African retailers should prepare for a predominantly online Black Friday
South African retailers should prepare for a predominantly online Black FridayArticle

There's been a massive shift from all things physical to the digital space given the Covid-19 pandemic, and this year's Black Friday will be no different...

6 Oct 2020

NGOs celebrate Mandela Day with Department of Education and Muslims for Humanity
NGOs celebrate Mandela Day with Department of Education and Muslims for HumanityArticle

The KZN district director for the Department of Education, Mr S Mabinza, joined Muslims for Humanity (MfH) at the Nyonithwele Secondary School in Edendale to distribute hygiene packs to pupils on Mandela Day...

Issued by Willowton Group 5 Oct 2020

Shoprite CEO Pieter Engelbrecht
Shoprite plans to close stores in KenyaArticle

Shoprite Holdings plans to dispose of its Kenyan operations, and close its remaining two stores in the East African country by year-end...

9 Sep 2020

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Global consumers ease back into in-store shopping - reportArticle

With Covid-19 lockdown measures around the world easing, just under three-quarters of global consumers report feeling comfortable returning to physical stores since lockdowns have eased...

4 Sep 2020

Spar appoints Brett Botten as group CEO
Spar appoints Brett Botten as group CEOArticle

Spar Group has appointed Brett Botten, the current managing director of Spar South Rand, as the new group CEO. Botten will succeed Graham O'Connor, who retires in 2021...

4 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

Promotions and activations: A brave (not so) new world lockdown Level 2
Promotions and activations: A brave (not so) new world lockdown Level 2Article

We know that it is challenging for marketers not to be overwhelmed by the uncertainty gripping the world, but the fact remains that our country's infection rate is slowing, and our recovery rate is on the rise...

Issued by Tradeway Promotions 1 Sep 2020

Develop products and market them with women in mind
Develop products and market them with women in mindArticle

Although women are more likely to be unemployed and earn less than their male counterparts, research has found that women hold the buying power in most SA households...

Kerry Thomas 25 Aug 2020

Checkers Little Garden is back, with locally-made seedling kits
Checkers Little Garden is back, with locally-made seedling kitsArticle

Checkers' popular Little Garden collectables promotion is back by popular demand, with 24 new locally-produced, season-appropriate and bee-friendly seedling kits to collect...

24 Aug 2020

Tongaat Hulett celebrates women in sugar cane farming
Tongaat Hulett celebrates women in sugar cane farmingArticle

Ranging from owner and farmer manager to junior farm assistant, Tongaat Hulett is celebrating three inspiring KwaZulu-Natal women in agriculture this Women's Month who are involved in sugar cane farming...

21 Aug 2020

Young entrepreneurs continue to strive towards business growth
Young entrepreneurs continue to strive towards business growthArticle

As South Africa's unemployment rate increases to a staggering 30.1%, the far-reaching impact of Covid-19 on businesses, both big and small has become an ever-growing concern...

19 Aug 2020

Shoprite to discontinue operations in Nigeria
Shoprite to discontinue operations in NigeriaArticle

The Shoprite Group is exiting Nigeria after 15 years. The Cape Town-based company announced the decision in a trading update this week...

5 Aug 2020

8 golden rules for brands to win in a recession
8 golden rules for brands to win in a recessionArticle

Wunderman Thompson published a guide on 'How Brands Can Win in a Recession'. The global report is an essential manual for brands highlighting how to survive and thrive in the face of the recession...

Issued by Wunderman Thompson 31 Jul 2020

Chris Moerdyk
Covid-19 boosts trust in traditional mass mediaArticle

The coronavirus pandemic has illustrated very clearly the importance and reliability of traditional mass media while at the same time showing up the flaws and dangers of online social platforms...

Chris Moerdyk 21 Jul 2020

Are pampered pets boosting SA's pet care industry?
Are pampered pets boosting SA's pet care industry?Article

Insight Survey's latest SA Pet Care Industry Landscape Report 2020 carefully uncovers the global and local pet care market, based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 20 Jul 2020

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