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Black Friday bumps up shopping mall foot count

Black Friday 2017 saw shoppers lining up in and outside stores to ensure they did not miss out on limited deals. Some retailers opened their doors at midnight

10 hours ago

Steinhoff's ruined reputation down to lack of internal governance

Even though Christo Wiese has taken the helm as the interim CEO and is trying to stabilise the ship through the storm, Steinhoff faces the threat of becoming the biggest bankruptcy

6 hours ago

Aldo supports education access through limited edition Mx. sneaker drop

Global footwear and accessories retailer Aldo has joined forces with international advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, to support equal access to education

4 hours ago

Boytjie's lost billions

Markus Jooste, the billionaire face of South Africa's biggest ever corporate scandal, grew up in the world of horse racing and gambling

By Kyle Cowan and Ann Crotty 1 day ago

FairPlay urges enquiry into unsafe labelling of chicken imports

The FairPlay anti-dumping movement says it was dismayed to discover bulk packs of chicken for sale at a Makro store with a label claiming nine possible countries of origin

1 day ago

Quack, quack: When consumer protection is all noise and no action

On paper the South African legal system provides ample protection for consumers regarding false claims about so-called health products. But in reality, the truth is very different

1 day ago

Alcohol delivery service Jumia Party launches in Ghana

Jumia Food and Pernod-Ricard Ghana have joined forces to launch Jumia Party - a one-hour alcohol delivery service app that gives Accra users access to a marketplace of spirits

1 day ago

Pomegranate PhDs: Research into the super fruit's quality, packaging and shelf life

Dr Arendse and Dr Belay have received their PhDs for research on pomegranates - including a non-destructive quality control method and optimal packaging conditions to extend the fruit's shelf life

1 day ago

Guess launches sexy summer 2017 range

Wednesday, 29 November saw the launch of Guess' Summer range at The Lookout in Cape Town V&A Waterfront.

By Meagan Duckitt 1 day ago

Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties

By Gabriella Mulligan 8 Dec 2017

#FreshOnTheShelf: New G+T premix distilled with the flavour of the Cape

Greenleaf + Terroir intends to shake up the pre-mixed alcoholic drink market, which has, for the most part, failed to truly win over consumers

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Dec 2017

Changing face of retail presents opportunity for the wine trade

Embrace the chaos brought by the mobile phone-fueled digital age and look to Portugal for a road map to success in the USA

8 Dec 2017

Festive season will see higher egg prices due to avian flu

Due to the avian influenza outbreak that hit the poultry industry as it was starting to recover from drought, the price of eggs is set to increase further. This after a significant jump in the past few months

8 Dec 2017

Imbizo Shisanyama scoops #WindhoekSearch crown

Busy Corner Imbizo Shisanyama has walked away with the title of South Africa's best shisanyama and prizes worth half a million rand in the Windhoek Shisanyama Search

1 day ago

Strip searches spark march

The owner of a Durban fashion company has apologised for stripping female workers naked on suspicion of theft when they knocked off duty

By Bongani Mthethwa 8 Dec 2017

Excellent growth potential in SA's R43bn Private Label retail category

Despite tough trading conditions off the back of low economic growth and curbed consumer confidence there is still room for growth within South Africa's R43bn *Private Label retail category

Issued by Nielsen 8 Dec 2017

Kraft Heinz extends 100% cage-free egg commitment to Africa and Asia

Kraft Heinz extended their cage-free egg policy commitment to Asia and Africa, commits to global 100% cage-free egg supply chain by 2025

8 Dec 2017

Consumer electronics sales soar in South Africa during Black Friday week

South African retailers saw strong sales during the week of Black Friday this year. Panel television unit sales experienced 47% growth and smartphone sales leaped 63% compared to the same week in 2016

Issued by GfK South Africa 8 Dec 2017

SAPA calls for investigation into Brazil's chicken producers

A recent report exposed horrific working conditions at some Brazilian poultry producers that amount to slave labour. If the report is correct, it shows totally unacceptable working conditions at facilities supplying a huge amount of chicken meat to SA

7 Dec 2017

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International

Steinhoff shares dive on suspected fraud

Steinhoff International's share price continued to plummet in heavy trade on Wednesday as fears mounted of long drawnout investigations by regulatory authorities in Europe, the US and locally in SA.

7 Dec 2017

Amazon claims record-breaking Australia launch

SYDNEY - Amazon's Australia launch was the company's biggest-ever opening day for orders, the US giant said on Wednesday, but some shoppers were underwhelmed by the range of goods and prices on offer.

7 Dec 2017

Markus Jooste quits as Steinhoff CEO

Steinhoff International CEO Marcus Jooste resigned on Tuesday night, ahead of the furniture retailer's results scheduled for release on Wednesday.

By Robert Laing 6 Dec 2017

New research suggests organisations should embrace new messaging culture

Organisations that fail to adapt to the new messaging culture risk falling behind and losing customers, that's according to new international research from BT and Cisco.

6 Dec 2017

Retailers brace as Amazon launches in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia - US internet giant Amazon launched in Australia on Tuesday in time for Christmas, with retailers scrambling to cut costs and boost their online offerings as they brace for an expected shake-up of the sector.

6 Dec 2017

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