Ten in a row for Engen: SA’s coolest Petroleum Brand

Engen has again been voted the “Coolest Petroleum Brand” in the Sunday Times Generation Next awards. This is the tenth consecutive year that South...

Shoprite opens its first distribution centre in Botswana

Shoprite Botswana recently opened its own world-class distribution centre (DC) in Taung, Gaborone.

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.

Trade body will have a bone to pick in poultry tarrif...

Those with intimate knowledge of the tariff application say that ITAC's position is akin to a zero-sum game, where they may have to choose between exposing local poultry producers to cheap imports they cannot compete with, or raising consumer prices for poultry to impossibly high levels.

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...

KOO joins in and celebrates ‘Eat Your Vegetables Day!’

Around the World, 17th June is observed as ‘Eat Your Vegetables Day’ and is one more opportunity to remind everyone that veggies are an...

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

Creative synergies shine a light on Maq

We're thrilled that Bliss Brands' Maq Auto TVC has been voted as one of the "best-liked ads" on Kantar's Best Liked Ads' list; a...

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...

Shoprite Group takes on youth upskilling

Recognising the sacrifices South Africa’s youth continue to make to improve their education, even as youth unemployment reaches 55.2%, the Shoprite Group continues to upskill thousands of people every year.

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.

Pick n Pay reduces energy intensity by more than a third

Pick n Pay has managed to reduce its energy intensity per square metre by 36.9% through both improvements in technology and behavioural change. The group has also expanded its solar installations.

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...

Montagu refreshes product, branding and distribution strategy

South African snack foods brand Montagu is increasing its retail distribution and has unveiled a refreshed brand identity, including a logo and packaging redesign.

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...