ADF&PCD New York to take place in September 2019

ADF&PCD New York, which is a North America event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume and cosmetic packaging and design community, will take place from 17-18 September 2019 at the Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavilion in New York, USA. The event will provide visitors with new networking...

2 days ago

Ebanx lists as payment provider for Shopify

Global fintech company Ebanx has listed as a payment provider for Shopify. With Ebanx Payments in Latin America, e-commerce businesses using Shopify will be able to accept the most preferred payment methods in the region, such as domestic credit cards, instalments, and local vouchers.

11 Feb 2019

Rhodes Food Group joins Puma School of Speed as juice partner

The Rhodes Food Group has joined the 2019 Puma School of Speed as its official juice partner for the five meets. The Puma School of Speed Series was launched in 2016 and is committed to the development of athletics talent in South Africa by discovering the fastest young Speedsters. The Rhodes...

5 Feb 2019

Woolies introduces plastic-free earbuds

In its commitment to go plastic-free, local retailer Woolworths has introduced paper-stemmed earbuds. According to NPO The Beach Co-op, plastic earbud stems are a major polluter of the country's beaches. Plastic earbud stems - which are not recycled in South Africa - are small and lightweight,...

30 Jan 2019

Edgars account holders welcomed at Placecol

Edgars account holders may now use their cards at Placecol skincare clinics nationwide. They may use their account cards for skincare treatments and purchase products from the Placecol skincare range. The award-winning Placecol skincare brand is a dermaceutical skincare range that works on the...

29 Jan 2019

Sandton City's Checkers Hyper is upgrading

Sandton City's Checkers Hyper store is currently undergoing an upgrade and will remain closed until October 2019. The store is set to get a few new amenities, including a sushi bar, chocolatier and show kitchen. Sandton City has a range of alternative shops with a wide array of products and...

29 Jan 2019

AFI Cape Town Fashion Week announces 2019 date

African Fashion International (AFI) has announced that the 2019 AFI Cape Town Fashion Week (AFICTFW) will take place from 11-13 April 2019. This annual fashion spectacle will convene on the back of the Condé Nast International (CNI) Luxury Conference, of which AFI is a major sponsor. The opening...

28 Jan 2019

LG cleans up at CES with 140 awards, accolades

At the recent CES, South Korean multinational electronics company LG walked away with more than 140 accolades and honours. The electronics manufacturer received accolades from Engadget, TechRadar, Popular Mechanics, SlashGear, Reviewed.com, Techlicious, and others in addition to 17 CES Innovation...

24 Jan 2019

The Guardian goes plastic free, opts for potato starch wrapping

Jumping onboard the plastic-free ship, UK national newspaper The Guardian has done away with its polythene packaging and opted for a compostable wrapping made from potato starch. The packaging also came with instruction on how to get rid of it: they should not recycle the wrapping, but should...

16 Jan 2019

New Birkenstock kiosk at V&A Waterfront

Comfort-focused footwear chain Birkenstock has launched a new kiosk in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. The kiosk is situated on the upper floor opposite the Vans store and Under Armour. Birkenstock's summer 2018 collection inspiration derives from urban society and the zeitgeist of conscious...

19 Dec 2018

Zando records massive Black Friday sales

Zando recorded 67% of total mobile sales through its platform on Black Friday, which is up 52% from the previous year. By midday on Black Friday, the e-commerce platform had already exceeded the total order volume of last year's entire Black Friday, indicating a massive increase in sales and...

3 Dec 2018

Sorbet releases gift guide, home collection

Beauty salon Sorbet recently unveiled its Christmas gift guide along with a new home collection. The range consists of artisanal diffusers and candles, which are made from authentic raw materials and filled with natural scents. The range is made up of three main scents - Orient, waterfall, and...

30 Nov 2018

Click and collect at Cape Union Mart

Outdoor store Cape Union Mart has introduced a click and collect option to its offering. Consumers may shop online and collect their purchase from their closest store or another preferred pick-up point. The consumers must simply make their purchase online and once they get to the checkout,...

29 Nov 2018

Superbalist records 115% year-on-year growth for Black Friday

Superbalist announced that it had its biggest trading day ever on Black Friday; reporting a 115% year-on-year growth, and generating over R40m in revenue on the day. The fashion e-commerce site had 35,000 customers on the day and it sold 180,000 items. Furthermore, there was an 80% year-on-year...

27 Nov 2018

Ivy Trend enters SA e-commerce market

Ivy Trend recently entered the e-commerce market in South Africa. The e-tailer offers a range of unique and limited lifestyle product solutions, every 30 days and provides nationwide delivery through credit and debit card payment facilities. The online store launched with five items. All the...

22 Nov 2018

J.Crew CEO leaves in midst of turnaround plan

According to a report by Business of Fashion, J.Crew's CEO Jim Brett has decided to leave the company. He will be replaced by a temporary committee of four until a replacement is found. The decision to leave had been mutual between Brett and the company's board of directors. The committee of four...

19 Nov 2018

AVI Limited first FMCG company to list on A2X

AVI Limited is to be the first FMCG company and the 12th overall company to list on A2X, which is a South African stock exchange. The fast-moving consumer goods group's listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the issued share capital will be unaffected by its secondary listing on A2X....

12 Nov 2018

Digital Retail Forum 2019 to focus on emerging technologies

The Digital Retail Forum 2019 (DRF2019) will focus on how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), IoT, drones, digital payment solutions, new e-commerce models, and mobility are disrupting the retail sector. The event is themed 'harnessing digital technology for next-level...

8 Nov 2018

SA Vinyls Association welcomes Kaelo Black Beauty as SMME

The South Africa Vinyls Association (Sava) has welcomed Kaelo Black Beauty as a Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprise (SMME). Kaelo Black Beauty is a local designer, manufacturer, and distributor of African dolls, children's clothing, and Mahle school bags. The company's founder and CEO,...

1 Nov 2018

Memi Jewellery unveils new website

Personalised jewellery brand Memi Jewellery has launched a new direct to consumer website where its customers are able to order online and have input into their designs. Customers will receive their personalised pieces within five days.

29 Oct 2018

Danone Southern Africa joins non-profit product recovery organisation

Yoghurt producer Danone Southern Africa has joined the Polystyrene Association of South Africa, which is a non-profit product recovery organisation. Danone Southern Africa's MD Hendrik Born says the decision to join the Polystyrene Association of South Africa was important for Danone to show that...

26 Oct 2018

Afrozaar to liven logos with AR

Afrozaar is set to introduce the South African market to LogoScan, an augmented reality (AR+) enabled app. The app allows users to experience digital content in AR by holding up their smartphones to activated logos and scan. The logos will be preloaded on its server that, when matched with a live...

25 Oct 2018

US lags behind third-world in live chat customer satisfaction

A recent comparative study on customer satisfaction around the world found that the United States of America fell behind third-world countries when it came to live chat. The study was conducted independently by leading gatekeepers of customer service insights throughout 2017 and 2018. The...

25 Oct 2018

Carrol Boyes reveals new Ethereal range

Carrol Boyes has launched its Ethereal range of bath, body, and home products. The range consists of a variety of body, bath, and room products, which include hand wash, hand lotion, room spray, room diffuser, fragrance sachets, and a luxury soap bar. For the range, Carrol Boyes used imported...

22 Oct 2018

Willow Creek Olive Oils wins big at international competitions

Willow Creek Olive Oils' Estate Blend and Directors' Reserve came out on top in two separate categories at the 20th L'Orciolo d' Oro in Italy. Willow Creek's Directors' Reserve and Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil both also received gold medals at the Terra Olivo International Olive Oil...

17 Oct 2018

Incobrands to relaunch Lavazza Coffee in SA retail stores

Incobrands will relaunch Lavazza Coffee in major South African retail stores such as Pick n Pay, Checkers, and Spar. Lavazza Coffee's product range consists of Qualità Oro, a coffee made from 100% Arabica beans, Qualità Rossa, a coffee made from Brazilian Arabica beans and African and South East...

17 Oct 2018

Freddy opens second store in East Rand

Lifestyle apparel brand Freddy unveiled its newest store at the East Rand Mall in Boksburg. This is its second store in the East Rand region. Freddy stocks sport and fashion apparel. Its exercise apparel incorporates breathable DIWO technical fabric, while its WR.UP trousers feature patented...

11 Oct 2018

Top Employers certifies British American Tobacco as top African employer

The Top Employers Institute (TEI) has verified British American Tobacco as one of the best companies to work for in Africa. To be certified, a company has to meet the criteria for the Top Employers Institute. The criteria being companies achieving certification in four countries. British...

8 Oct 2018

PnP offers free fruit to young patrons

Supermarket chain Pick n Pay introduced a new initiative aimed at encouraging healthy food choices. As part of the Free Fruit for Kids initiative, more than 200 Pick n Pay stores across the country will offer free fruit to shoppers' children under the age of 12. Apples and bananas will be...

3 Oct 2018

Weylandts opens fossil-themed store in Ballito

Furniture and homeware store Weylandts opened a new branch at the Ballito Lifestyle Centre in Durban. The Ballito store is themed around the concept of Living Fossils; each Weylandts store's theme is unique to the area in which the stores are located. The store is modelled after the layered...

3 Oct 2018

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