Consumers will abandon brands that don’t provide a flawless customer experience

Almost half of North American and European consumers surveyed by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council say they will abandon a brand and take their money...

Leading Edge thinking from Hunter’s

When South Africa’s largest cider brand wanted to launch their new cider with hop extract, EDGE, to the market they turned to packaging specialists,...

Spazas boost traditional trade surge in SA

The ongoing dynamic of modern versus traditional trade within South Africa's retail sector has seen exceptional growth of the spaza shop format with an...

Hennessy sees Kenya as growth frontier as cognac sales start

The company, a unit of Paris-based LVMH, began distributing its products in the Kenyan capital in May and plans to use the city as a hub...

AB InBev earnings beat estimates on SABMiller takeover savings

Earnings rose 11.8% to $5.35bn on an adjusted basis before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation, the maker of Stella Artois said in a statement Thursday. Analysts...

SA’s KWV scoops 2017 Worldwide Brandy Trophy

Paarl-based KWV has been awarded the Worldwide Trophy and numerous Gold Awards for its brandies in two separate global wine and spirits competitions this week. In the...

Spice Route wines launches its iconic Amos Block Perpetual Reserve

Klein Amoskuil Farm situated in the Swartland has been home to Spice Route Winery since 1997. Upon arrival all those years ago, Charles Back...

Booze for Africa is the plan as Distell sets out to...

Since April, it has scaled up operations in Africa despite economic pressures, falling consumer spending and fierce competition among global drinks companies - all factors that...

#FreshOnTheShelf: Gin-based popsicles launch in spring

“We are at a point where we want to expand our range of popsicles and the establishment of Frost Popsicles as a separate banner brand allows...

Bain’s wins gold at World Whisky Masters

"Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, South Africa’s first single grain whisky, was awarded gold by the impressive panel of judges who lauded the whisky with “this expression...

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...

Castle Lite Keeps It Cool with Rick Ross in new TV...

The new spot carries on Castle Lite’s celebrity-filled legacy by adding hip hop icon Rick Ross to a legendary list that already features the likes...

Klipdrift and 34° celebrate the gold between friends

“We went back to the simplest, most universal form of acknowledgement and achievement we could think of, a shiny golden mini trophy with your name...

New Consol bottle recognises Stellenbosch wines from the region

As a region, it celebrates the most wine awards per capita when compared to the rest of South Africa, and with over 150 wineries...

Steenberg wines make the cut for 2017 Sommeliers Selection

The two wines included in what is possibly the ultimate South African wine list, are Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2016 and Steenberg Semillon 2016. Judged...

CBC Introduces Raspberry and Peach Krystal Weiss

Inspired by the original Berliner Weiss, a fruity flavoured kettle sour beer produced in the capital of Germany, the Berliner Weiss flavours are originally either Raspberry,...

Nederburg’s The Anchorman ranked amongst SA’s top 10 Chenins

This follows international recognition achieved for the same wine at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards in London earlier this year, where it won a...