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

Holmes Bros makes its way to Edgars stores

Local clothing brand Holmes Bros is now available at four Edgars stores across the country and has opened a new store in Ballito's Lifestyle Centre. Holmes Bros has an online store and currently has stores in Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg.

2 Oct 2018

Mugg & Bean implements new payment method for customers

Restaurant company Mugg & Bean has made Samsung Pay available as a payment option at its sit down and on-the-go restaurants across the country. Customers of Mugg & Bean that are also users of the recently unveiled Samsung Pay application may now pay their bill using a compatible Samsung Galaxy...

1 Oct 2018

M&B unveils Vitality Open menu

Mugg and Bean (M&B) unveiled a new snack menu. The new menu is in support of Discovery's 10-week Vitality Open campaign. The menu includes smashed avo and egg on toast, Moroccan butternut and chickpea salad, and avo and rainbow slaw toast in the sit-down restaurants and fresh berry blaze and...

19 Sep 2018

Inner Secrets Lingerie introduces Inner Secrets Bridal registry service

Inner Secrets Lingerie has launched Inner Secrets Bridal; a registry service whereby brides can receive a bespoke fitting from a corsetière from any Inner Secrets Bridal store. The registry service works by giving each bride a drawer within her chosen store where friends and family will have the...

11 Sep 2018

Tru-Cape wants consumers to #staytruetotrucape and go on a #trucapequest

Tru-Cape Fruit launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging consumers to find its apples and pears in stores. Given the effects of the drought, the South African horticulture sector is currently experiencing a more than 20% drop in apple and pear production year-on-year. This, in turn, impacts...

30 Aug 2018

Jumia Food customers in Kenya, Uganda may now do pre-payments

Online food delivering company Jumia has made the option to do an online pre-payment available for its customers in Kenya and Uganda. The new payment option leverages the prominence of online payments in Africa. Jumia Food's MD, Shreenal Ruparelia, says the uptake of pre-payments will enhance...

28 Aug 2018

Herschel Supply Company launches new pop-up store in Canal Walk

Canadian lifestyle brand Herschel Supply Company has launched a pop-up store at Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town. The official launch was done with help of its partners, which are Nina Zimolong, Dean Herbert, Instax, and DJ Le Soul. The store sells backpacks, apparel, accessories,...

21 Aug 2018

Plan B to open branch in Pietermaritzburg

Plan B Dessertery will open a new store at the Liberty Midlands Mall in Pietermaritzburg on 25 August 2018. Plan B serves bubble waffles, churros, dessert tacos, dipped ice cream cones, a variety of ice-creams, and milkshakes. The 'dessertery' currently has seven stores across South Africa.

17 Aug 2018

AFI Joburg Fashion Week announces 2018 dates

AFI has announced the dates for the upcoming AFI Joburg Fashion Week which will take place at Melrose Arch in Joburg from the 4 - 7 October 2018. africanfashioninternational.com

16 Aug 2018

Allens wins 2018 Website of the Year award

Catering equipment supplier and furniture hire company Allens has won the 2018 Website of the Year award at the Hire Awards of Excellence for its e-commerce platform. Allens' e-commerce platform was developed by Bluegrass Digital, a technology company that is a digital partner of Allens for more...

15 Aug 2018

Citrosuco to use GCT's technology, processes

Orange juice producer Citrosuco will be using biotechnology company Green Cell Technologies' (GCT) proprietary Disruptor technology, intellectual property, processes, and applicable trademarks after signing an exclusive global licensing agreement. The agreement will run for an initial two year...

8 Aug 2018

Second Tumi store in SA opens in Canal Walk, Cape Town

International travel accessories and lifestyle brand Tumi has opened a store in Cape Town's Canal Walk Shopping Centre. The outlet is the brand's second flagship store in the country. The new store joins the brand's recently renovated outlet in Sandton, together with a licenced store at OR Tambo...

7 Aug 2018

Jimi Atrik Footwear unveils new online shopping portal

Jimi Atrik Footwear for kids has launched its new online shopping portal. The portal comes with a built-in sizing calculator to pair kids' feet with the correct shoe size. The material for the footwear lead to the creation of Gravity Cushion, a technology offering arch support with several...

2 Aug 2018

Food Lover's Market now offers paper bags to customers

As of 1 August 2018, fresh produce retailer Food Lover's Market is offering paper bags to its customers nationwide in its commitment to a plastic-free shopping experience. The paper bag offering comes after a successful implementation of paper straws nationally and a successful pilot of paper...

1 Aug 2018

Adrienne Lofton reportedly departs from Under Armour

Adweek reports that apparel company Under Armour and Adrienne Lofton have parted ways. Lofton was Under Armour's senior vice president and global head of brand management before her departure. Her position was succeeded by vice president of global brand marketing Attica Jaques. The reasons...

31 Jul 2018

San Francisco Cable Cars get LED headlight upgrade

The San Francisco Municipal Railway has upgraded the headlights of its historic cable cars with LEDtronics LED light bulbs. The San Francisco Municipal Cable Cars were fitted with PAR46 LED headlights and A19 style LED light bulbs were also installed inside the passenger cabins.

26 Jul 2018

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