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FairPlay urges enquiry into unsafe labelling of chicken imports
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. The discovery led FairPlay founder Francois Baird to email the Commissioner of the National Consumer Commission, Ebrahim Mohamed, appealing to him to launch an investigation into the labelling practices of frozen imported chicken that is being dumped in South Africa.

1 day ago

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

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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. [Last] week his own bets turned to dust as he was forced to resign as CEO of Steinhoff International hours before R194-billion of value - almost its entire market capitalisation - in the company he founded was sensationally wiped out.

By Kyle Cowan and Ann Crotty 1 day ago

Changing face of retail presents opportunity for the wine trade
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. Those were the clear messages from New York wine importer Cape Classics at a gathering of the South African wine industry hosted at Glenelly Estate in Stellenbosch.

8 Dec 2017

Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable
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
#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. Staking its place in the gin renaissance, Greenleaf + Terroir - or G+T for short - is a pre-mix of locally produced, small-batch gin and craft tonic served conveniently in individual-sized glass bottles.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Dec 2017

Steinhoff shares dive on suspected fraud
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

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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

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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

Philip Morris opens first South African retail boutique
Philip Morris opens first South African retail boutique

Tobacco company Philip Morris International (PMI) has opened its first South African boutique store at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, which will serve as the primary retail space for the company's smoke-free tobacco product, IQOS. South Africa is the fourteenth country where PMI has established a bricks-and-mortar retail presence for the device.

5 Dec 2017

Trends and opportunities for exhibitions in 2018
Trends and opportunities for exhibitions in 2018

The new year is almost upon us: budgets have been planned and exhibition calendars booked. The time is now to strategise how your display will stand out from the crowd. Here are the hottest exhibition trends forecast for the forthcoming year to ensure that your business will own the exhibition space in 2018.

By Adam Dembovsky 5 Dec 2017

SA shoppers' penchant for healthy, organic food an opportunity for brands
SA shoppers' penchant for healthy, organic food an opportunity for brands

According to a new report released by big data and predictive analytics provider IRI, South African shoppers buy more healthy and organic food than their European counterparts.

5 Dec 2017

A festival of African creativity launched by Absolut
A festival of African creativity launched by Absolut

Taking the success of its One Source campaign one step further, Absolut Vodka has launched a festival of African creativity in 2018 with its agency Native VML.

5 Dec 2017