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Kaap Agri lists on JSE in speciality retailer sector

Kaap Agri Limited, specialising in retailing and trading in agricultural, fuel and related retail markets in southern Africa, has listed in the “Speciality Retailer” sector of the JSE's Main Board

10 hours ago

Could architainment lure consumers back to shopping centres?

Developers, architects and shopping centres are under increasing pressure, due to the rise of ecommerce, to draw customers back to the physical retail environment

13 hours ago

Tsogo Sun Supplier Showcase developing and supporting SMMEs

More than 100 enterprises recently showcased their products and services to potential buyers at a Tsogo Sun Supplier Showcase, providing market and development access for small, medium and micro-enterprises

10 hours ago

EC farming communities battling unemployment with innovative small businesses

Amid the pared down farming units focused on food security, Agri Eastern Cape members have become innovative in battling the spiralling unemployment rate in their communities

11 hours ago

Top 15 SA fast food brands account for 80% of stores

Contrary to a generation ago, for many households fast food has become more of a staple diet than a treat

8 hours ago

Market distribution network to informal retail reaches 60,000 spaza shops

More than 20% of consumer spend sits in informal retail channels, an opportunity largely unnoticed by brands due to the complex landscape, wide spatial distribution

10 hours ago

Naspers records full-year revenue up 3% to $6.1bn

The $3.25bn sale of Polish online auction site Allegro in October and other disposals helped Naspers nearly triple its aftertax profit for the year to end-March

By Robert Laing 13 hours ago

Malls should give spaza shops rent-free spaces, Malema says

Township spaza shop owners should either be given shares or space in township malls, which are bankrupting them, EFF leader Julius Malema said

3 days ago

Avian influenza H5N8 outbreak confirmed in SA

An outbreak of the highly pathogenic Avian influenza H5N8 - a strain of avian influenza which is believed to be transmitted by wild migratory birds - has been confirmed in the Villiers area in the Free State

3 days ago

The sustainability of organic wine production

Several wine estates in SA are following the trend of converting to organic wine producing and processing, in the footsteps of its major export markets. However, is organic wine production as financially sustainable as it is environmentally?

3 days ago

Imperial Sasfin Logistics wins Nando's contract

Imperial Sasfin Logistics has been awarded a 4PL (fourth party logistics services) contract to supply Nando's bastings, sauces, spices, marinades and packaging to Nando's restaurants

3 days ago

Remgro, Distell to gain from dismantling Capevin

Liquor giant Distell, which owns best-selling brands such as Savanna, Hunters, Nederburg and Klipdrift, has uncorked a proposal that fortifies the position of its biggest shareholder

By Marc Hasenfuss 3 days ago

SAVA notes a successful 2017 conference

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) recently hosted its 2017 Vinyls SA Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton

3 days ago

South African retailers slacking on customer experience strategy

South Africa's struggling retailers are significantly lagging behind other sectors when it comes to appointing customer experience officers

22 Jun 2017

Checkers Little Shop adds an AR app

Checkers has added a specially developed augmented reality app to its second collection of Little Shop mini products

3 days ago

Seamless data integration key in differentiating e-commerce customer experience

Online spend is forecasted to grow to over R53bn by 2018 according to the PayPal and Ipsos third annual cross-border commerce report

By Kerry Hope 3 days ago

Pulse flour spikes in popularity

According to research by TMR, an increasing awareness among consumers about the importance of a protein-rich diet has had a positive influence on the growth of the pulse flour market

3 days ago

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters

3 days ago

Three big wins for Stodels Nurseries at SANA awards

At the recent South African Nursery Association (SANA) awards, Stodels Nurseries achieved a hat trick, winning the coveted Gold Medal for Nick Stodel

3 days ago

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International

Woolies faces fight on many fronts

Shares in Woolworths, once regarded as a recession-proof retailer, are trading close to three-year lows as the company finds itself stuck between SA's stalling economy, the cash-guzzling turnaround of its David Jones acquisition in Australia and an impending competitive onslaught from Shoprite, which is moving up-market.

By Giulietta Talevi 22 Jun 2017

South African designers showcase their wares in Paris

Forty-two South African designers are currently exhibiting their artisanal goods at the renowned BHV/Marais in Paris, a department store of the group of Galeries Lafayette that attracts over 60,000 visitors daily. The exhibition, which runs until 31 July 2017, showcases South Africa's creative energy and its international design and cultural capitals: Johannesburg and Cape Town.

22 Jun 2017

Retailers set to lose billions as card-not-present fraud rises

Retailers stand to lose $71 billion globally from fraudulent CNP (Card-Not-Present) transactions over the next five years, according to new data from Juniper Research. The data found that a number of factors, such as the USA's shift to EMV cards, delays in 3DS 2.0 (3D-Secure) and click-and-collect fraud were key drivers behind the rise.

21 Jun 2017

AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He was chosen not only for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees.

20 Jun 2017

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