Africa's heightened appeal as a trade and export destination

Africa is open for business. With average annual growth for sub-Saharan Africa forecast at 8% until 2023, the continent is looking increasingly attractive as a trade and export destination...

15 Mar 2019

Deforestation management needed to sustain global soybean industry

International investors representing $6.3tn in assets under management have backed a call for agribusinesses to disclose and eliminate the risk of deforestation within the soybean supply chain...

14 Mar 2019

Meet the Maker: Pick n Pay to highlight local small suppliers on shelf

Pick n Pay has launched a 'Meet the Maker' showcase, that will see the retailer allocate shop space to promote local South African products produced by small businesses, to customers.

12 Mar 2019

Husband and wife team lands multi-million rand Shoprite contract

Mike and Thina Maziya's plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multi-million rand contract with Shoprite Group...

11 Mar 2019

Sovereign Foods merges with Cold Storage Group

Sovereign Foods, the third largest poultry producer in South Africa, announced its merger with the Cold Storage Group (CSG), an Eastern Cape wholesaler of poultry and value-added poultry products...

4 Mar 2019

MakeMeMobile and Bartrans merge to form Bidvest Mobility

MakeMeMobile and Bartrans, both wholly owned by The Bidvest Group, have merged to form a new entity called Bidvest Mobility. This follows Bidvest's acquisitions of MakeMeMobile at the end of October 2018 and of Bartrans during 2017...

Issued by MakeMeMobile 1 Mar 2019

5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to know

If 2018 was the year of limited-edition packaging and personalisation (think FIFA World Cup 2018), 2019 promises to be the year of retro designs and futuristic formulations...

20 Feb 2019

How an efficient warehouse operation could save you a sale

One of the biggest frustrations instore shoppers face is not being able to find products they're looking for - whether they are sold out, hard to find or simply not practical to keep in stock...

By Mark Thomson 15 Feb 2019

5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 years

IBM has revealed the five significant changes driven by innovation in science and technology that will transform every stage of the food supply chain within the next five years...

14 Feb 2019

Ugandan company uses blockchain to track journey of its coffee

Uganda's Carico Café Connoisseur is using blockchain technology to track the supply chain of the coffee it sells...

13 Feb 2019

Nestlé enhances supply chain transparency by sharing list of suppliers

Swiss transnational food and drink company Nestlé will accelerate its journey to reach full supply chain transparency by disclosing its list of suppliers alongside a variety of data of its 15 priority commodities...

5 Feb 2019

Blockchain systems are tracking food safety and origins

When a Chinese consumer buys a package labelled "Australian beef", there's only a 50-50 chance the meat inside is, in fact, Australian beef. It could just as easily contain rat, dog, horse or camel meat...

By Nir Kshetri 30 Jan 2019

Meet Scout, Amazon's new delivery robot

Amazon is field testing a new delivery robot called Scout, which the company describes as a "fully-electric delivery system" designed to safely get packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices...

28 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Single-use plastic, circular economy, ethical supply chains and climate action to drive retail in 2019

More than ever before, in 2018 we saw sustainability playing a major role in shaping trends in the retail sector...

By Feroz Koor 25 Jan 2019

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