Shoprite’s Suppliers of the Year go the extra mile

The Shoprite Group recently celebrated its most innovative and reliable suppliers at its 2017 Supplier of the Year Awards.  Africa’s largest food retailer works with...

Mpact shines in Gold Pack 2017 awards

With the IPSA Gold Pack Awards being a prestigious event that showcases the best in the industry since 1973, Mpact’s Plastics division has once...

Tiger Brands eyes Africa expansion

Tiger Brands was looking for acquisitions outside SA and would place more emphasis on due diligence than in the past, management said on Monday. CEO...

Tiger Brands hit by strikes and tough market conditions

The fast-moving consumer goods group reported on Monday morning that revenue grew 2.3% to R31.3bn while net profit declined 5.5% to R3bn during the...

The role of packaging in reducing food waste

THE FOOD WASTE PROBLEM Between 30 and 40 percent of all food produced around the world is not eaten. If a geographical area would reflect where...

Food retail in SA scores top marks for customer satisfaction

Yet despite all of this, food retail is managing to stay ahead of the pack when it comes to service delivery and customer satisfaction, as the...

Is a little loyalty too much to ask for?

This could sound harsh and inflated but the proof is in the latest report compiled by WhySatisfy. It analysed the performance of SA retail companies online and on social...

Value-adding and compliant labelling solutions for the agrochemical industry

This typically includes handling, dosage, usage, storage, disposal, and first-aid instructions, as well as information about potential hazards. Often, these details must be translated into multiple...

SA’s WumDrop acquired by Makro

WumDrop, which is available in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Durban, allows users to request the pickup and dropoff of packages via their phones. The purchase of...

ID Logistics SA reduces carbon footprint

Etienne Juillard, MD of ID Logistics SA comments, “Our KWH consumption savings are impressive as we are close on achieving over a quarter of consumption reduction over...

Black Friday heads to Shoprite stores countrywide

The decision to also introduce Black Friday to Shoprite’s 458 stores, in addition to the 202 Checkers stores, guarantees the country’s biggest ever Black Friday. This worldwide...

Gareth Ackerman on Pick n Pay’s growth story

Ackerman outlined how implementing the company’s ethos involved a great amount of organisation: “Our philosophy is that rich people love low prices, poor people need low prices...

Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

While nobody is certain where the name ‘Black Friday’ originated, one theory suggests it stems from the fact that many retailers operated at a loss...

Pioneer Foods’ full-year profit plunges on lagging effects of drought

The food and beverage manufacturer attributed its negative performance to constrained trading conditions, price hikes and an unfavourable procurement position in the first half of the...

Shoprite rolls out its trucks to help drought-stricken farming communities

Five trucks left the Shoprite Group’s distribution centre in Centurion on Friday morning to collect fodder and transport it to the Northern Cape, where the worst...

Festive retail sales may help give GDP a boost

While the sector is expected to remain muted, end-of-year sales and Black Friday are set to drive retail sales higher in the fourth quarterIn the third...

South African Wins International Truck Driver Competition

Kruger took top honours in the UD Quester product category.   The other South African participant, Buza Ngcelwane, received a reward for the Best Fuel Efficiency in the...

Bounty hunts down another deal in Poland

On Tuesday, it announced the acquisition of the Unitop Group, a Polish manufacturer and distributor of sesame-based snacks and confectionery goods. This is the fourth transaction...