Storm brews as Shoprite investors challenge pay policy

Mehluli Ncube, representing the Sentinel pension fund, described the invitation to participate in the teleconference as a little hostile. Ncube, who attended the annual general meeting...

Software that supports innovation, productivity and profitability on your packaging line

Some businesses in this industry have been slower to adopt digital technology than others, especially in the context of “Industry 4.0” – where emerging concepts like...

Packaging for a new generation

Mpact Plastics is proud to have added Dove to this list of iconic brands. Mpact was involved in the new Dove Baby range by supplying two...

Slowing sales in Africa hurt Shoprite share price

Shareholders seemed to be unmoved by the solid performance on the home front where sales were up 8.1% in the September quarter against internal inflation of...

Pick n Pay Constantia flagship gets a modern revamp

The Constantia branch is the latest to relaunch as part of Pick n Pay's Next Generation project, which provides customers with "superb, comprehensive product ranges, open, easy-to-navigate...

Shoprite prepares to control Ugandan retail market

The South African franchise is to open up two new branches - one at Acacia mall in Kamwokya and another at Victoria mall in Entebbe. Knight Frank,...

Four things this packaging company teaches us about Africa’s consumer goods...

One company with a good vantage point of the sector is Polyoak Packaging, a South African-based operator with a footprint in numerous markets across the continent....

The current and future state of retail

The South African retail landscape has been under a lot of pressure for some time now and whilst 80% are blaming the economy for this downturn...

Pick n Pay online visitors grow

The company says because of growing customer demand for convenience, the group continued to invest in Pick n Pay Online but did not disclose how much...

Supermarket surge on the cards for Cote d Ivoire

·         Survey of Ivorian urban supermarket shoppers reveals their appetite for more organised retail and visible pricing ...

Charities to benefit from in-store gift wrapping service

Every year the Group assists hundreds of non-profit organisations to raise more than R2-million with its in-store gift wrapping service. Applying to become a beneficiary organisation is easy: ...

Top five South African consumer trends – Euromonitor

In terms of South African findings, the top consumer trends are detailed below.  Declining consumer confidence affecting household spending According to a 2017 survey by the Bureau for...

Franchising no longer just a man’s game

The recession-proof business model and close relationship the company has with its franchisees make the secondhand giant a highly sought-after business opportunity for potential franchise owners who...

Reckitt rebuilds after unusually tough year

The maker of Durex condoms, Nurofen tablets and Dettol cleaners announced the restructuring on Wednesday, along with its third-quarter sales figures. The company, once seen as an...

Pick n Pay posts surprisingly strong profit growth, in face of...

The grocery chain did not say how many employees had accepted its voluntary separation programme, only that "the programme enabled 10% of roles and functions to...

#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise...

Morris kicked off by saying there’s no such thing as a bad brief, but we do need a more inclusive and better design process. In addition, with...

Rebsons Labels introduces Nilpeter Panorama digital printer to SA

So what can this printer do and how will it improve label printing?1.     High print quality and image resolution – the limitations that can be found with flexo graphic...

The binary art of digital retail sales

South Africa has roughly 52% of the population that use the internet, with 70% mobile penetration. With more than half the population being enabled to use either...