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Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion
Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion

The world's biggest brandy producer Hennessy on Wednesday opened a new plant in southwest France to try to satisfy the seemingly insatiable thirst for its liquor in the US and Asia

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African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities
African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities

Over the last eight years, travel and tourism has grown by 17.3 percent in the top ten fastest-growing global destinations

By Elias Aad 45 minutes ago

Skinny Laminx store sports a chic update
Skinny Laminx store sports a chic update

Homeware and fabric store Skinny Laminx, owned by designer Heather Moore, has undergone a stylish revamp

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Basani Maluleke, incoming CEO: African Bank. Photo: Kellogg School of Management
First black woman set to be bank CEO

Basani Maluleke looks set to become SA's first black woman bank CEO

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Drought takes its toll on SA's most precious fruit export

The drought has caused a 21% drop in the production of oranges - South Africa's most precious fruit export

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Bidding war heats up for $5bn second Amazon HQ
Bidding war heats up for $5bn second Amazon HQ

It's the prize of a lifetime - a $5 billion investment creating 50,000 well-paid jobs that everyone wants, but only one US city will get

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Charities can benefit from Shoprite Group in-store gift wrapping service - here's how
Charities can benefit from Shoprite Group in-store gift wrapping service - here's how

Applications are open for registered charitable organisations to benefit from this festive season's in-store gift wrapping service at all Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores in SA

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Separating myths from facts: Understanding food labels and innovation in food production
Separating myths from facts: Understanding food labels and innovation in food production

We have to produce more food with less. This can only be done through innovation and technology in food production, but for many consumers and retailers, innovation and technology are misunderstood

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Retail sectors increased in August, signalling stronger future growth
Retail sectors increased in August, signalling stronger future growth

The retail sector did better than expected in August, signalling stronger economic growth in the third quarter. Retail trade sales rose by a significant 5.5%

By Sunita Menon 5 hours ago

Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed
Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed

Uzwelo Bags was launched with the goal of making a meaningful difference in terms of the challenges South Africa's disadvantaged communities face

By Sindy Peters 5 hours ago

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Zimbabwe bans fruit, vegetable imports to save scarce forex

Zimbabwe has banned the importation of fruit and vegetables to save scarce foreign currency in the face of a worsening economic crisis

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#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design
#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

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Bird flu outbreak sees egg shortage, hefty price increases on the cards for SA

The bird flu outbreak in South Africa has wiped out more than 15% of layer hens and with the resultant shortage of table eggs, comes the prospect of hefty price increases

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#EntrepreneurMonth: Discovering young designers with the SAFW New Talent Search
#EntrepreneurMonth: Discovering young designers with the SAFW New Talent Search

South African Fashion Week (SAFW) will be showcasing 53 2018 autumn/winter collections at the Sandton City Rooftop in Johannesburg on 24 October 2017.

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

Retailer slams bank charges
Retailer slams bank charges

Pick n Pay chairman Gareth Ackerman has slammed South African bank charges, which he describes as excessive and in many cases, more than double European benchmarks

By Ann Crotty 1 day ago

Drought threatens industry, but fine wine booms
Drought threatens industry, but fine wine booms

A significant drop in yield on an already unprofitable model means the industry will take a serious hit in 2018. The lack of rain during winter has left vines across the Cape without the required water reserves

By Roland Peens 1 day ago

Moody Cow: Joburg's gelato, coffee and candy retail hybrid
Moody Cow: Joburg's gelato, coffee and candy retail hybrid

For Jose dos Passos, a self-confessed coffee addict with a sweet tooth, it makes sense that his latest venture is a gelato and coffee company called Moody Cow

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Shreenal Ruparelia appointed new MD of Jumia Food
Shreenal Ruparelia appointed new MD of Jumia Food

Online food delivery company, Jumia Food, has appointed Shreenal Ruparelia as its new managing director

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Pick n Pay H1 after-tax profit up 15% despite retrenchment costs

Despite its warnings that its staff reduction programme would cause headline earnings to fall, Pick n Pay posted an impressive 15% growth

By Robert Laing 1 day ago

SA's digital coupon uptake - SnapnSave reports R40m in sales for brand partners
SA's digital coupon uptake - SnapnSave reports R40m in sales for brand partners

South African cashback coupon app, SnapnSave, has reported over R40m in retail sales, 50 million impressions and 7 million engagements for its brand partners

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Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor
Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor

Global market intelligence company, Euromonitor International, has just released the latest results of the 2017 Global Consumer Trends survey

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#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal
#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Sugarbird Gin - infused with the spirit of entrepreneurship
Sugarbird Gin - infused with the spirit of entrepreneurship

The craft gin trend is on the rise with a staggering R700m contributed to the collective R19bn spirits industry in SA in 2015

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Costs push moms into unhealthy food options
Costs push moms into unhealthy food options

The food industry and the government must implement "drastic measures" to curb the rising cost of healthy food, say local nutritionists

By Dave Chambers 3 days ago

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#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of current the physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

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SA stone fruit producers remain positive despite drought challenges

Despite the challenges of the drought, stone fruit producers have proven themselves resilient and South African can fulfil its commitments to the market for the 2017/2018 season

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Enhancing cross-channel communication in financial services
Enhancing cross-channel communication in financial services

Financial institutions, like any other businesses, have customers whose preferences have shifted to digital channels

By Wynand Smit 3 days ago

What's at the heart of franchise sector growth?
What's at the heart of franchise sector growth?

Over the past four years, the franchising sector has displayed resilience, consistently growing its contribution to the country's GDP from 9.7% in 2014 to 13.3%

3 days ago

Being the man in the supermarket
Being the man in the supermarket

Is it enough when consumers merely know about your product or its benefits?

By Senzo Xulu 3 days ago

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