BUSSES AND EXTRA HEAVIES CARRIED LOCAL TRUCK MARKET IN NOVEMBER

This is according to the latest results released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), Associated Motor Holdings (AMH) and...

Shoprite renovates safe house for 21 children

As a widowed pensioner, Makhatini could not afford to upgrade her security, which put her at risk of losing her Department of Social Development (DSD) registration.   The...

Plastics|SA 2017 AGM highlights importance of circular economy

Addressing the audience members, Plastics|SA Chairman, Bernhard Mahl stated that 2016 marked the lowest economic growth rate since 2000, barring the 2009 recession. “South...

Steinhoff exercises its call options for Shoprite

“The implementation of the investment by Star in Shoprite Holdings is subject to a number of conditions precedent, including various merger filings. Shareholders will...

The evolution of retail: Past, present and future

To understand the past — as well as the future — of retail, it’s critical to understand a fundamental concept documented by Harvard University’s...

Makro opens flagship store in Fourways

The store measures 23,263m² in size and is modeled more on a department store instead of the more accustomed Makro warehouse. Boasting ladies- and men’s-wear...

Unilever says new products and a leaner organisation will improve growth

The maker of Dove soap and Knorr soup, which is under huge shareholder pressure since rebuffing a $143bn takeover bid in February from Kraft...

Why FMCG brands should target consumers with small format OOH

The default platforms for most brands are broadcast, TV, print, large format Out-of-Home (OOH) and more recently online and social media. However small format...

Bar codes: back to the beginning

Smithsonian.com reports that in June 1974, the first item marked with a Universal Product Code (UPC) – a pack of Wrigley’s chewing gum – was scanned through...

Why websites buckled under consumer pressure

The sites either crashed due to the infrastructure they are built on or because the servers could not process a large number of requests...

QR CODES: THE SECRET TO MARKETING SUCCESS

The QR Code (Quick Response Code) is not new but is an ingenious way of satisfying customers’ needs for entertainment, interaction and information. It can also...

Ithuba shines the spotlight on retail enterprise development

In partnership with leading executive institution, Milpark Business School the course is aimed at developing leadership skills of the business owners with modules that...

Red Cherry Interactive produces Tiger Brands Status deodorant corporate video content

This research video was a feature as the closing piece on the research findings and focused on the importance of: ·         Consumer sentiments on the new packaging...

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...

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...