Limited-edition Vaseline jars a showcase of global community impact

For the first time, Vaseline has replaced its iconic Petroleum Jelly jar branding with a limited-edition collection of eight original designs. The temporary makeover...

Robots may displace 20 million manufacturing jobs by 2030

Robots are on track to wipe out almost a tenth of the world’s manufacturing jobs with the brunt borne by lower-income areas in developed nations, Oxford Economics says.

SA stokvels collectively save R44bn annually

A total of R44 billion is collectively saved in 820 000 stokvels in South Africa annually, with more than 11 million South Africans being members of stokvels, according to Nedbank research.

Is it Time to Blockchain Your Supply Chain?

The next Big Thing has arrived – Blockchain – a silver bullet full of promise, albeit early in the hype cycle. Will it help...

EMPLOYMENT LAW: RETRENCHMENT FOR EMPLOYERS: 5 CRITICAL NEED TO KNOWS

SYNOPSIS: Employers are entitled to retrench employees in order to increase its profits, rather than to avoid losses.  It can be argued the proposed...

PICK N PAY IS LATEST RETAILER TO JOIN METPAC-SA

ONE OF SA’S LEADING RETAILERS JOINS METAL PACKAGING PRO TO HELP DEVELOP CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND DIVERT VALUABLE WASTE FROM LANDFILL

2019 Annual SAPICS conference and exhibition

Retail Brief Africa attended the 41st Annual SAPICS Conference and exhibition this week at Century City, Cape Town -  the leading event in Africa...

EMPLOYMENT LAW: WHEN THE CCMA GET IT WRONG: THE ‘WORKPLACE LOVE...

SYNOPSIS: The CCMA ordered Mr Pietersen to be reinstated with back pay as his sexual harassment conduct was found, at best, to depict a...

Five lessons learned in today’s business climate

With GDP growth prospects forecast at a meagre 1.3% for 2019, and 1.7% in 2020, business confidence in mid-2019 remains at an all-time low.

ANC bickering poses serious risks to consumers – economist

Already cash-strapped consumers could ultimately bear the brunt of the ANC's internal war, cautioned chief economist at Efficient Group Dawie Roodt.

The Ultimate Guide to Effective In-Store Promotions and Demos

Billboards and commercials are excellent at building awareness within the general public.  Nothing, however, comes close to the effectiveness and influence in-store promotions have...

Employment Law

Jacqui Reed is Retail Brief Africa's newest contributor, offering employment law insights.She is an attorney and the founder of Reed Law Inc, a dynamic law...

CAPE TOWN TO HOST AFRICA’S LEADING SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE

Supply chain professionals from around the world will converge in Cape Town next week for the annual SAPICS Conference, Africa’s leading knowledge sharing and networking event for the supply chain profession.

Standard Bank is closing more than 100 branches – here’s the...

On Monday, Standard Bank announced the full list of branch closures - and more branches than expected will close down.

Nearly Half of All Retail Sales Jobs May Soon Be Replaced...

Soon enough, almost no existing occupation will be unaffected by technology.

We tested baby food sugar levels in South Africa. This is...

South Africa has the highest rates of childhood obesity in the world, with an alarming figure of 13%. The global average stands at 6%. One of the main causes of South Africa's rate is the rapid growth of the country's commercial food industry. This has led to increased consumption of cheap, easily accessible and ultra-processed food that is high in sugar.

Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countries

Nestlé has launched a Research and Development (R&D) innovation challenge in sub-Saharan Africa to provide a platform for startups and universities to contribute to local sustainable growth by bringing breakthrough ideas to the market. The challenge kicked off yesterday in Ghana, but will also take place in Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa.

TRANSFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL SUPPLY CHAIN DESIGNATIONS TOP THE AGENDA OF NEW...

Keabetswe Mpane has been appointed president of SAPICS (The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management).