Two days EU seminar in SA showcasing Europe’s high food safety...

The EU and South Africa held a special two-day seminar on European agri-food products on 18-19 May 2022. The event focused on making the...

Consumer interest in probiotics signals significant opportunities for global food industry

Global natural ingredient solutions company, Chr. Hansen recently released the results from a global survey deployed in 16 countries around the world to gauge...

Unlocking the power of “hyper-local”

We all choose to live and shop locally, in geographic areas that suit us and that are convenient to our life stages and lifestyles....

SPAR shares fall despite the group’s positive trading update

Another South African retailer, the Spar Group, yesterday flagged that the ban on alcohol sales and transportation hampered its performance during the 18 weeks...

Unpacking products inefficacy insurance

Products inefficacy insurance is an aspect of liability insurance which is sometimes overlooked or misunderstood. This may be because it is closely aligned, but...

SA less exposed to QR code fraud, despite international worries

The war in Ukraine has added concerns to an already tense cybersecurity environment. What’s more, recent international coverage about scammers using QR codes to...

eCommerce Virtual Summit opens registrations for entrepreneurs

Between 12- and 24-million e-commerce sites exist across the globe, according to Shopify's 2022 Future of Commerce Trend Report. Unpacking how local entrepreneurs can...

5 ways e-commerce merchants can take their businesses to the next...

Growing from a small or mid-sized e-commerce store to a significant player in the market takes time, the right strategy and – most importantly...

Massmart’s Wumdrop acquisition creates improved customer experience

Massmart has confirmed that it has acquired 100 percent of last delivery firm WumDrop. The acquisition is providing an improved customer experience through its digital...

South Africans could save up to R15 000 on groceries per...

According to the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group’s May 2022 household affordability index, the price of cooking oil in South Africa has risen over...

Global textile industry – trends, technology, and forecast

The textile industry is one of the oldest and most important industries in the world. It is also one of the most globalized, with...

Manufacturers: digitise and sell direct

The past couple of years brought massive changes to almost every sphere of industry, including manufacturing. In the face of a global pandemic and...

UN acknowledges link between animal welfare and environmental damage

The UN has acknowledged for the first time the link between animal welfare and environmental damage, in a game-changing resolution adopted last week. The resolution,...

Pick n Pay now offers Smart Shoppers discounted pet insurance

Pick n Pay’s Smart Shopper has teamed up with pet insurer dotsure.co.za to offer its Pet Club members 50% off their pet insurance premiums...

Local gardener-turned-entrepreneur creates and grows SA’s first black-owned coffee brand

“Excellent coffee meets a great story of passion and dedication,” is the entrepreneurial journey of Sihle Magubane (40), owner of Sihle’s Brew – the...

Insights into the global tea market

The tea market is growing rapidly, with new brands and products emerging all the time. But what trends are driving this growth? And what do...

Insights into the global chilli and pepper market

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'EU - Chilies And Peppers (Green) - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a...

Why Africa’s food supply needs a regional approach

By disrupting international supply chains, the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered much debate about the need for deglobalisation. This presents an ideal opportunity for Africa...