This is how Pick n Pay, Makro and Shoprite are planning...

As the Covid-19 coronavirus continues to spread, its impact is increasingly being felt by local retailers as they get to grips with a number...

Retail supply chain accounts for nearly 95% of food waste in...

Nearly a quarter of South Africans go to bed hungry each night, according to a South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The...

Alpla builds new manufacturing plant in Lanseria, South Africa

Austrian packaging manufacturer Alpla is building a new production site near Johannesburg which will combine activities from five existing plants.As part of the consolidation,...

Zippy unlocks recipe for logistics success in Nigeria

Logistics in Nigeria is fraught with challenges. The lack of infrastructure is one of the biggest factors hampering supply chain efficiency in Africa’s most...

Coronavirus slows I&J sales in China

The outbreak of the coronavirus has affected fishing company Irvin and Johnson’s (I&J’s) sales volumes in China, consumer goods group AVI said on Monday.The...

Empty eateries and stalled supplies — how virus is hurting local...

It’s shortly after 8pm on a mild Cape Town summer evening as the kitchen doors swing open in the Sea Palace Chinese restaurant and...

Coronavirus: Sanitiser and disinfectant flying off shelves at Dis-Chem, Clicks, MediRite,...

Hand sanitiser and disinfectant have started flying off South African retail shelves as the fear of coronavirus sparks ‘panic buying’.Since the Health Department confirmed...

4IR: Shaping a revolution which improves the world

What we are seeing today are different technologies converging and bringing together branches of knowledge: the physical, digital and biological - which were all...

Coronavirus in SA – Hygiene and prevention measures the cornerstone of...

The news of the first known case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) in South Africa follows confirmed cases in both Algeria and Nigeria.  South...

Amazon adds warehouse network closer to cities to speed up same-day...

Amazon.com has quietly opened a series of small warehouses closer to big US cities in a move to shave hours off delivery times, the...

A diamond giveaway for a diamond jubilee

The 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, or ‘diamond jubilee’, was a national celebration in the UK. While many well-known consumer brands attempted to...

Redesigning supply chains to withstand disruptions like Coronavirus crisis

Recent and ongoing global events such as the new coronavirus crisis have highlighted the fragility of existing supply chains when they are suddenly and...

Companies on watch lists of credit investors and ratings firms as...

Hong Kong/New York — From Richard Branson’s Australian airline to US-based cinema chains and casino operators, the companies most vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak...

Case coding that’s larger than life

The Markem-Imaje 5800 large character inkjet case coder, locally available from Pyrotec PackMark, is ideal for coding and marking texts, dates or logos in...

South Africa’s fuel prices could spike after the coronavirus is under...

While Wednesday’s petrol price drop will bring welcome relief to motorists, it will only be a temporary respite, warns Efficient Group economist Dawie Roodt.Roodt...

Bidvest profits dip as Comair takes a hit from SAA

Services, trading and distribution group Bidvest, which owns more than a quarter of aviation group Comair, reported a double-digit decline in profit for its...

Sugar and higher export volumes lift RCL Foods

Higher sugar prices and improved export volumes supported RCL Foods, which owns Rainbow Chicken and Selati Sugar, during its half-year to end-December, though profit...

Ensuring value for every link in the supply chain is more...

There’s a global shift towards businesses rewriting the rule book about what success in business looks like, with many using their products and brands...