International showcase for commercial vehicle sector

Serving not only SA but also the sub-Saharan African region and occurring only every two years, this year's Automechanika Johannesburg trade fair for the...

New truckers body to steer transformation

The Emerging Truckers Association of SA (Tasa) was founded mainly by women in the transport and logistics business sector with the aim of facilitating...

Retail sales grow more than expected in June

South African consumers are spending more than economists thought, with a consensus from a poll done by Trading Economics expecting the June figure to...

Wholesale trade sales pick up in second quarter

The main contributors to the increase were dealers in food, beverages and tobacco, as well as solid, liquid and gaseous fuels and related products. The...

Steinhoff could get stake in Shoprite in new setup

The formation of Steinhoff Africa Retail, or Star - the new name for the group's African assets - comes just seven months after a...

Shoprite declares 25 August Student Day

Student Day will enable students between the ages of 18 and 30 to get 10% discount on their shopping (up to a maximum spend...

Blockchain seen as tool in food safety

Blockchain, the underlying technology behind virtual currency bitcoin, is a digital system that allows counter parties to transact using individual codes for goods.  "I see...

PICS: Inside Shoprite’s giant new distribution centre

It consolidates the activities of five different distribution centres spread throughout Cape Town and provides jobs for about 3 500 people at the facility...

Shoprite’s full-year results tell a story of growth in a tough...

Shoprite, with a staff of 143,802 people, is SA’s largest private sector employer, the grocery chain claimed in its results for the 52 weeks...

Massmart profit falls in first half — one of ‘the most...

In the first quarter, the local economy entered a technical recession, denting business and consumer confidence. Massmart and other retailers are affected by low...

Massmart not a priority as Walmart focuses on global issues

One of these is defending market share in the US against the advance of e-commerce retailer Amazon, which is planning floating warehouses, drone deliveries...

Farm to fork: Why farmers need to stay on top of...

...it is one value chain with the farmer at the beginning and the consumer at the end. Strategically, it is crucial to be informed...

Retailers, suppliers co-creating category plans to drive mutual growth

Greame Tulloch, South African MD of global customer science company, Dunnhumby says, “What is essential in category assessment is understanding what is important at...

DTI calls on food producers to participate in Gulfood Exhibition

Qualifying South African companies will be assisted through the DTI’s Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) scheme, with the aim of increasing exports of...

Connecting with the township consumer

The research – drawn from face-to-face interviews with a representative sample of 1,000 South Africans – reveals that township consumers attach a high importance...

The four-step strategy to mobile advertising success

Mobile technology allows every single person globally to bridge the gap between their digital and physical worlds, allowing us to access anything we want...

Engage and grow with stokvels

Stokvels, also known as the “hidden economy”, continue to be on the rise and are big business. According to research company African Response there...

Pioneer shares tumble after shock news of CEO’s exit

Despite a reassuring tone in the accompanying Sens announcement, Pioneer’s shares were unceremoniously marked down almost 7% to a new 12-month low of R118. Roux...