Why prickly pears are suddenly a hot crop in SA

Cactus pears, or prickly pears, are seeing renewed interest from farmers in South Africa, due to climate change and drought as well as the...

Life after lockdown | A steep climb for shopping malls

It is 1pm on Friday and a few taxis dotted opposite the epicentre of shopping in South Africa, the Sandton City Mall, are the...

Dis-Chem donates R2m to the Solidarity Fund

Dis-Chem Pharmacies has donated an initial two million rand to the independent Solidarity Fund set up by the president.  At the same time the group...

Shoprite Group ramps up measures to protect employees and customers

The Shoprite Group has rolled out temperature testing and mobile clinics for its employees as it continues to do everything in its power to...

Spear will provide rental relief to some retail tenants

JSE-listed Spear Reit will provide rental relief to some tenants as a 21-day nationwide lockdown hits non-essential retailers, it said on Thursday.The South African...

Liquor trading association urges government to temporarily suspend licence fees

‘If we were assured that for a few months we won’t have to pay the licences, some taverns wouldn’t go about risking everything the...

Unisa produces effective, affordable hand and surface sanitiser solution

 The humble hand sanitiser was one of the first products to disappear from South Africa’s retail shelves as the extent of the Covid-19 crisis...

Mondelez snacking strategy surges forward with Give & Go acquisition completion

Mondelēz International has completed its previously announced agreement to acquire a significant majority interest in Give & Go, a North American leader in fully-finished...

Organic and Natural Products Expo Africa 2020 to confirm new dates...

Due to the unfortunate and unforeseen events unfolding globally due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the organisers of the inaugural Organic and Natural...

Loot.co.za launches Essentials Shop to deliver essential goods during lockdown

South African e-commerce retailer Loot.co.za has launched Essentials Shop that will deliver essential items to customers. According to Loot, the Essetials Shop is stocked with...

Makers of Frankie’s Olde Style Soda produce global award-winning gin

The people who gave us Frankie’s Olde Style Soda have, in less than a year, produced a gin that has garnered a global award.Mike...

Insights into the global vermouth market

Exports 2013-2018In 2018, approx. 259M litres of vermouth were exported worldwide; shrinking by -4.1% against the previous year. In general, vermouth exports continue to...

Avo retail trade very good; wholesale markets devastated by restaurant closures

If he could, he’d be telling his growers to just grow avocados of counts 16 and 18, says Simon Tattersall, managing director at Afrupro,...

Clicks supports staff and customers with preventative measures

Clicks is equipping its stores with plexiglass screens at tills and in the pharmacy, to help protect staff and customers from the spread of...

Exotic Taste’s Amina Abrahams wants to empower and employ women

From starting her business in the kitchen at home in Kensington, Cape Town, Amina Abrahams today supplies the Shoprite Group with pickles, achar and...

Global trade of disinfectants has doubled over the past decade

Exports 2009-2018In 2018, approx. 821K tonnes of disinfectants were exported worldwide; picking up by 3.6% against the previous year. Overall, the total exports indicated...

UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe joins glass recycling initiative

UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe has joined the major industry stewardship programme for glass packaging “Close the Glass Loop”, initiated by FEVE, as it accelerates...

Pernod Ricard commits R2 million to support bartenders, waitrons with #KeepTheSpirit...

Pernod Ricard South Africa, the world’s leading premium spirits and champagne company, has launched the #KeepTheSpirit initiative to help alleviate the economic impact on...