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#BizTrends2022: What's next for retailing in Africa?
#BizTrends2022: What's next for retailing in Africa?

In the aftermath of lockdowns that led to divestments, delays in expansion plans and bankruptcy, the crisis also offered new opportunities to existing and new players to improve their market penetration across Africa...

Christele ChokossaBy Christele Chokossa 5 Jan 2022

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SA Breweries mulls mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for staff

South African Breweries is looking at making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for staff across its operations, the latest company in South Africa to consider such a move...

By Nqobile Dludla 4 Jan 2022

Woolworths ups transparency by making supplier list public

Woolworths Holdings Limited has become the first major South African retailer to publish a list of suppliers...

21 Dec 2021

#BestofBiz 2021: Retail
#BestofBiz 2021: Retail

Discover the most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year...

13 Dec 2021

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Western Cape High Court dismisses Covid-19 regulations liquor ban challenge

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has welcomed the Western Cape High Court judgment dismissing wine producers' body, Vinpro's challenge of the constitutionality and lawfulness of liquor bans...

8 Dec 2021

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Finding balance in the overlooked informal retail sector

Informal retailers are the backbone of the township economy, bridging many social and economic gaps in the country...

By Dr Beate Stiehler-Mulder and Kgaugelo Mehlape 7 Dec 2021

Pioneer Foods recalls batches of Safari nuts and raisin products
Pioneer Foods recalls batches of Safari nuts and raisin products

Pioneer Foods has announced a recall of specific batches of the peanuts & raisins and cashew nuts products, sold under its Safari brand in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia...

6 Dec 2021

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SA's biggest retailers and brands move towards eco-friendly packaging

In response to both consumer and legislative pressures, some of South Africa's largest retailers and brands are now putting a greater emphasis on the recyclability of their packaging...

By Nonhlelo Nhleko, Paula-Ann Novotny and Ziyanda Ngcobo 6 Dec 2021

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Competition authorities confirm consent agreement on school uniform procurement

The Competition Tribunal has confirmed as an order, a consent agreement with school uniform supplier, McCullagh and Bothwell, effectively terminating all exclusive supply agreements...

3 Dec 2021

Beer Association heads to court to review SA's booze bans

The Beer Association of South Africa has launched a review application in the High Court of South Africa for the previous alcohol bans imposed by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs...

3 Dec 2021

Level 1 relief: Alcohol industry reliant on December trade to recover

SA's alcohol industry has welcomed the government's decision to increase vaccination mobilisation in response to the Omicron variant of Covid-19, as outlined in President Ramaphosa's address...

29 Nov 2021

Tobacco industry stakeholders key to saving lives

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the world, claiming a toll of lives twice as many each year as Covid has taken since its discovery nearly two years ago...

24 Nov 2021

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Nespresso off the mark: When the technical necessity trumps reputation

Another revolutionary case for 3D marks was handed down by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, reiterating that trade mark law should not be confused with patent law...

By Sonica Wilken and Vicky Stilwell 17 Nov 2021

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5 reasons South Africa isn't ready for health claims on food labels

Under particular scrutiny are so-called ultra-processed foods, such as soft drinks, potato chips, chocolate and sweetened breakfast cereals...

By Melvi Todd 11 Nov 2021

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