Woolies now uses responsibly-sourced till paper

South Africa-based multinational retail company Woolworths has replaced the till paper at its stores with recyclable Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper. The head of sustainability for Woolworths Holdings Group, Feroz Koor indicated that partnering with FSC has been crucial in getting...

17 Apr 2019

Clicks extends BabyClub benefit to Botswana

Clicks has made its BabyClub benefit available in Botswana. Clicks ClubCard members who are pregnant or have children up to the age of 36 months can earn additional rewards on their purchases of selected baby products (excluding legislated products). This equates to about 4% cashback in Pula...

12 Apr 2019

Walmart pairs its Voice Order function with Google Assistant

AdWeek reports that Walmart has expanded its Voice Order functionality with Google Assistant. The new function will allow Walmart customers to add groceries to their digital carts via the artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant. Walmart announced its voice-shopping partnership with...

3 Apr 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Travelstart, Pep launch Pay@Pep

Customers may now pay for their flights booked on Travelstart at 600 Pep Stores nationwide. The online travel agency and the retailer have partnered up to launch Pay@Pep. Customers who wish to use Pay@Pep may follow the usual steps when booking flights on Travelstart.co.za and select 'Pay@Pep'...

25 Jul 2018

Shoprite's Hustle Competition is now open for entries

Shoprite's Hustle Competition, which aims to boost small businesses with an annual turnover of less than R1m, is open for small businesses to enter before 22 September 2018. A total of 36 winners will be selected over the next three months. Click here to enter....

24 Jul 2018

I-Life Digital Technology enters South Africa's electronics market

I-Life Digital Technology has signed with the JD Group to enter South Africa's electronics market. The company's first sale takes place 30 June 2018 at Incredible Connection and HiFi Corp stores. At the sale, I-Life Digital Technology will launch two of its selling products from its flagship...

18 Jul 2018

Menlyn Shopping Centre welcomes popular Turkish fashion/retail brand

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre has welcomed Turkish fashion and retail brand LC Waikiki to its list of clientele. LC Waikiki is the shopping centre's 97th international retail brand and the store is the first one in South Africa. The new store will be located at the recently completed extension...

29 Jun 2018

Defy wins three awards at Kasi Star Township Brands

Defy has come out on top for three categories at the Kasi Star Township Brands annual awards forum. The manufacturer of home appliances won an award for the Stoves, Ovens, and Hobs category, the Floor Polishers and Vacuum cleaner's category, and the Washing machine category. Kasi Star...

29 Jun 2018

Nearly one million hungry South Africans fed through campaign

Food Lover's Market's Hunger Month campaign has raised R579,152 and fed 733,179 South Africans through FoodForward SA during May. Food Lover's Market partnered with Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, Rugani Carrots, and Simpl Fruit Juices for the campaign. The amount raised was a significant increase...

22 Jun 2018

Jenny Morris takes Yumcious to the northern suburbs

Celebrity chef Jenny Morris is to open a Yumcious restaurant at the DeVille Shopping Centre in Durbanville in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. The restaurant is expected to open in the third week of July 2018. Morris opened her first Yumcious in the Cape Quarter precinct several years ago.

20 Jun 2018

Totalsports Women's Race partners with Under Armour

The Totalsports Women's Race has welcomed Under Armour as its apparel partner for the event. The event is an annual Women's Day celebration that encourages athletes to 'Run United' in Durban, Johannesburg, and Cape Town in support of the PinkDrive. Each entrant for the race will receive a...

20 Jun 2018

Totalsports to sponsor 2018 Ocal Global Journey for Change

Totalsports will sponsor the 2018 Ocal Global Journey for Change by donating R120,000 to assist Ocal Global projects as well as sponsoring a kit for a 12-person team. The 2018 Ocal Global Journey for Change begins on 10 May 2018 in Centurion and ends on 20 May 2018 in Cape Town.

9 May 2018

Big Voices for Little Garden hopes to find SA's best school choir

The Big Voices for Little Garden competition is on a quest to find South Africa's best school choir. To enter the competition, school choirs must learn the Checkers Little Garden song and film their rendition of the song; choirs may use any instruments of their choice in their performances....

3 May 2018

Ready, set, go: Toys R Us & Nickelodeon Toy Sprint entries are open

Entries for the 2018 Toys R Us & Nickelodeon Toy Sprint have been opened online at www.nickelodeonafrica.com. Twelve children between the ages of six and 12 from across South Africa will get the opportunity to compete in the Toys R Us & Nickelodeon Toy Sprint. Participants will display their...

3 May 2018

Polk Audio is now available in SA

American audio products Polk Audio is now available in South Africa from select Hifi Corp and Sounds Great stores. Polk Audio's availability in the country is due to Homemation, South African suppliers of audiovisual and home theatre products. The audio product range includes home audio...

24 Apr 2018

Phola Park gets Engen Convenience Centre

The new Engen Phola Park Convenience Centre opened in Phola Park, Mpumalanga on 15 March 2018. It is located at the entrance of the new Phola Mall on the corner of the R573 and P764, KwaMhlanga. The Engen Phola Park Convenience Centre offers an Engen Quickshop, Corner Bakery, a water bar,...

6 Apr 2018

Philip Morris unveils two new kiosks

Philip Morris South Africa has extended its retail availability to consumers in the country by unveiling two new kiosks in Johannesburg. One kiosk is in Sandton City and the other one is in Eastgate Shopping Mall. The kiosks will sell IQOS; Philip Morris' electronic tobacco device that is...

19 Feb 2018

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