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Experiences are the new black

It is no longer chic to be chic and wealth is not displayed anymore. Consumers are no longer buying goods; instead they are spending on experiences

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?

Peter Sondergaard, Gartner executive VP for research, addressed CIOs and senior IT executives in his keynote at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

MyPlanet Rhino Fund supports variety of rhino conservation, education projects in 2017

The MyPlanet Rhino Fund has become one of the biggest citizen-driven fundraising initiatives for rhino conservation raising more than R9.1m over the past six years

1 day ago

Western Cape takes a sober look at ways to curb drinking

It's going to be much harder to buy a beer in Cape Town if the Western Cape government has its way

By Katharine Child 2 days ago

Consumer spending leads economic recovery

The recent launch of the Mastercard SpendingPulse Report is a first for South Africa. The Report is an early indicator of consumer spending trends

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

Sets Drapes Screens has nothing to lose but waste, making furniture from offcuts

Many sets are destroyed and thrown away as soon as an event is over

2 days ago

Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste

1 day ago

#FreshOnTheShelf: Iceland's Reyka Vodka now in South Africa

Reyka Vodka made its debut in Iceland in 2005, when William Grant and Sons set out to make "the cleanest and smoothest vodka in the world"

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#InnovationMonth: A new way of retail with Now Showing

Now Showing is a constantly evolving boutique store, gallery and events space that recently opened its doors at 109 Waterkant Street in Cape Town.

By Ruth Cooper 3 days ago

Engen opens its first pharmacy concept in Kenya

In partnership with Payless Pharmacy, Engen has launched its first pharmacy-service station concept at its Hurlingham branch in Nairobi, Kenya

2 days ago

Avian flu hits two Quantum Foods farms

Quantum Foods has become the latest major South African poultry producer to report a bird flu outbreak which has affected at least two of its commercial layer farms in the Western Cape

By Andries Mahlangu 2 days ago

QNet boosts direct selling operations in Tanzania

Asian direct selling company, QNet, is expanding its operations into East Africa. The company forms part of the $200 billion global direct selling industry

1 day ago

Levi's opens pop-up tailor shop in Braamfontein

Levi's is celebrating 50 years of its iconic Type III Trucker jacket by opening a pop-up tailor shop in 70 Juta Street Braamfontein

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USA-based Africa International Models Management debuts in Uganda

Africa International Models Management (AIMM) will premiere its Open Call during the final auditions of Miss Fashion Week Africa (MFWA) modelling competition at Amnesia in Kampala, Uganda

Issued by Europlaw 1 day ago

Consumers can pick new Liqui-Fruit campaign's theme song

Two local emerging bands have produced songs that encompasses what it means to Feel Fully Alive, as part of Liqui-Fruit's new campaign

2 days ago

Rising demand for probiotics in SA

The rise of obesity and fast-food consumption has resulted in probiotics dominating the vitamin and dietary supplements market

2 days ago

Hot new talent lights up Milan Fashion Week

Fashion week roared into Milan on Wednesday with a line-up of hotly anticipated shows from fresh talent as well as luxury titans ranging from Moschino to Armani

2 days ago

Selena Gomez partners with Puma

Singer, actress and producer Selena Gomez has signed a long-term partnership with global sports brand Puma to work with the brand to design product and create marketing campaigns

3 days ago

Students reap rewards with Van Schaik app

Aiming to connect more effectively with the tech-savvy millennial market, Van Schaik Bookstore has enhanced its rewards programme with a lock-screen replacement android Rewards App

Issued by Catalyst Communications 3 days ago

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International

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK, US - Retailer Toys 'R' Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a US court, the company said, amid heavy debt and a tough environment for brick-and-mortar stores. The chain which sells toys and baby products in the United States as well 38 other countries and jurisdictions joins other traditional retailers that are struggling to compete with the likes of Amazon.

3 days ago

Gaps in customer intelligence, delivery limiting opportunities - new CMO report

New research from Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, SAP Hybris and SellingPower magazine indicates that sales and marketing need to own customer experience strategy, as only 7% of sales leaders and 9% of chief marketing executives view themselves as the owner of the customer experience, leaving this vital revenue-directing opportunity area without oversight and collective direction.

19 Sep 2017

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