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Oreo launches Oreo Golden in South Africa

Oreo has launched a third flavour, Oreo Golden, in South Africa. It is a lightly coloured vanilla cream biscuit with a vanilla centre. It is available in stores nationwide from October 2016 in 44g snack packs and the standard 176g box.

6 Oct 2016

Raymond Ackerman receives seventh honorary degree

Pick n Pay's founder, Raymond Ackerman, has has recently been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business by Rutgers University-Camden in the US, which becomes the entrepreneur's seventh honorary degree. Pick n Pay's transformation director, Suzanne Ackerman-Berman, was also present at the Rutgers...

23 May 2016

Itatile director sells shares for R15.2m

Italtile (ITE) nonexecutive director Alessia Zannoni sold R15.2m worth of shares last Friday, a director's dealing statement from the building materials retailer showed on Monday. She sold 1.3-million Italtile shares for R11.69 each. Other directors dealings on Monday showed Grand Parade...

22 Dec 2015

Grant's Whisky launch #IOU campaign

Grant's Whisky launched a new TV campaign entitled '#IOU Africa'. Aligned with the Grant's #IOU campaign, the TV spot challenges the notion of individual success and reflects the reality that none of us have made it this far in life on our own but sometimes we find it hard to express gratitude to...

26 Jun 2015

SABMiller announces retirement of Tony van Kralingen

SAB Miller group director of integrated supply and human resources‚ and a member of the group's executive committee‚ Tony van Kralingen intends to retire from SABMiller at the end of December 2015‚ the group announced on Tuesday, 14 April 2015. CEO Alan Clark said the intention was to split Tony's...

14 Apr 2015

Bell's launches new packaging
Bell's launches new packaging

Bell's Whisky has recently launched a new pack for the brand. The new design has an iconic bell-shaped neck, an updated label that includes gold foiling around the logo as well as prominent angular facets that create a more masculine posture and deliver a contemporary and premium feel. In...

10 Dec 2014

Plush celebrates 50 years with competition
Plush celebrates 50 years with competition

Plush Professional Leather Care, manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of shoe, leather and household cleaning and care products, is celebrating its 50th birthday. To mark the occasion, Plush has developed a special birthday advertising creative campaign that will run in several top...

11 Sep 2014

Pioneer to unbundle Quantum to shareholders

Pioneer Foods (PFG) said on Friday its board of directors had resolved to proceed with the unbundling of its interest in Quantum Foods to its shareholders. Quantum Foods will be listed on the JSE as a separate entity on an anticipated date of 6 October 2014. Source: Business Day via I-Net Bridge...

8 Sep 2014

TGI Icon Brand Survey puts JC Le Roux in top wine brand
TGI Icon Brand Survey puts JC Le Roux in top wine brand

The 2014/2015 TGI Icon Brand Survey has listed JC Le Roux South Africa's top wine brand for the fourth consecutive year. Based on an extensive, countrywide consumer opinion poll, the survey lists typically South African brands that are loved, have a loyal following and instil a common experience in...

24 Jul 2014

Allée Bleue Wine Estate opens pizza, pasta eatery

The Allée Bleue Wine Estate in Franschhoek has opened a pizza, pasta eatery under the guidance of consultant chef Craig Cormack. Drawing inspiration from the valley's local produce, including the estate's own array of fresh herbs harvested daily, the delights include smoked feta, biltong spiced...

17 Jul 2014

Pepsi builds on 2014 football campaign

Earlier in the year Pepsi kicked off its global campaign with the announcement of the 2014 superstar football squad. As part of the campaign, it recently launched limited edition 'collectible cans', featuring the Pepsi global athletes such as Robin van Persie, David Luiz, Sergio Ramos, Sergio...

11 Jul 2014

New Cap Classique from Krone

Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate has released its Méthode Cap Classique in a slightly sweeter version of its classic blend, the Krone Night Nectar 2011 Demi-sec Cap Classique. Demi-sec meaning 'half dry', makes it a perfect match for richer, creamier savoury dishes such as pâté or foods that...

8 Jul 2014

Olive Pride launches gift set

Olive Pride has launched its gift set in a red and gold gift card box designed to display complementary 250ml glass bottles of locally made Olive Pride Extra Virgin Olive Oil and imported Three Leaf Balsamic Vinegar. The box has a gift tag and homemade basil pesto recipe. The gift sets will...

8 Jul 2014

Spur Corp renews cautionary on BEE deal
Spur Corp renews cautionary on BEE deal

Spur Corporation (SUR) said on Thursday, 26 June 2014, it was still involved in talks regarding the introduction of a black economic empowerment partner‚ which could have a material effect on its shares. "Accordingly‚ shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the...

26 Jun 2014

Crystallum, Peter-Allan Finlayson move to Gabriëlskloof
Crystallum, Peter-Allan Finlayson move to Gabriëlskloof

Peter-Allan Finlayson has been appointed as the new winemaker at Gabriëlskloof from 1 July 2014. He will be making his own brand, Crystallum and the Gabriëlskloof wines on the estate. He is excited about the new challenge, and looks forward to be continuing the tradition of Finlayson family...

24 Jun 2014

Parisian trip for Appletiser "Crown is Yours' winner

Tania Bloemhoef from Vredenburg, Western Cape won the recent 'The Crown Is Yours' competition, by entering the unique code she found under the tab pull of her Appletiser can. The couple enjoyed four days in Paris, experiencing the royal treatment offered by the competition. "The brand is all about...

27 May 2014

Astral Foods chairman retires
Astral Foods chairman retires

Astral Foods announced on Thursday the retirement of its chairman Jurie Geldenhuys effective May 31‚ 2014. "The board will follow due process and announce the appointment of a successor to Jurie after the board meeting scheduled for 14 May 2014. The CEO of Astral Foods‚ fellow directors and staff...

27 Mar 2014

Orlando Pirates headphones from Skullcandy
Orlando Pirates headphones from Skullcandy

Collaboration between Skullcandy headphones and Orlando Pirates Football Club will see three styles of headphones available in South Africa. The product was unveiled at the Derby match played on Saturday 15 March 2014, when players walked off the bus sporting the range of products. Ink'd earbuds,...

24 Mar 2014

Leading British, European and US brands look to expand to SA

Having successfully launched Ted Baker, one of Britain's top mid-tier designer fashion brands in the market last year, Brand Capital has now secured a deal to launch Radley+ Co, the successful British handbags and accessories brand, in time for the Christmas season in Stuttafords in South Africa....

29 Nov 2013

Obikwa gets on board with Mr Delivery
Obikwa gets on board with Mr Delivery

Obikwa and Mr Delivery have teamed up to bring the latest Wine & Pizza combo, exclusive to Cape Town's northern suburbs. Customers, who take advantage of this order from now until 14 December 2013, will receive a free pizza cutter with the deal. They can select from Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay,...

8 Nov 2013

Mackay resumes duties as SABMiller chairman

Global brewing giant SABMiller (SAB) has announced that Graham Mackay had resumed his duties as nonexecutive chairman on Thursday, 5 September 2013, following a medical leave of absence granted by the board in May. John Manser‚ who has been acting chairman during Mackay's absence‚ has resumed his...

9 Sep 2013

Lingerie Letters delivers sexy surprise

Lingerie Letters delivers designer knickers made in South Africa for only R95 a month. Customers simply pick a style (thongs, briefs or surprise me) and size (XS - XXL) and so far, 5000 pairs have delighted and surprised recipients. The new website has gone live and is offering a year's worth of...

10 Jul 2013

Leave your tribute to AdVantage magazine

On Tuesday, 2 July 2013, AdVantage Magazine announced that after 20 years of covering the South African media, marketing and advertising industry, final edition had been sent to the printers. We at Bizcommunity invite you to honour this iconic industry print title - and our now former media partner...

3 Jul 2013

Constantia Glen Two vintage 21012 out now
Constantia Glen Two vintage 21012 out now

The 2012 vintage of Constantia Glen Two, has been released, offering a wooded Bordeaux-style white recommended with Asian-style smoked duck breast salad or veal wrapped in prosciutto and rosemary. It is available exclusively at the tasting room for R175....

1 Jul 2013

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show
Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

11 Feb 2013

Hip Hop wins J&B Met display
Hip Hop wins J&B Met display

To get in the spirit of this year's J&B Met, run on Saturday 1 February 2012, the stores at Tyger Valley Centre participated in the national store display competition, which was won by Hip Hop....

4 Feb 2013

Fresh new look, ideas for McCain website
Fresh new look, ideas for McCain website

McCain has recently launched a new look website with hundreds of fresh ideas on how to include frozen vegetables in meals. It contains an educational lifestyle section with interesting tips on healthy eating, food and cooking compiled by a registered dietician, ideal for anyone looking to improve...

23 Jan 2013

SABMiller completes bond issue

SABMiller plc said on Friday it had, through its subsidiary, completed a bond issue under its US$3 billion guaranteed euro medium term note programme‚ which is due for 2020. The notes are guaranteed by the company and are listed on the official list of the Irish Stock Exchange and admitted to...

7 Dec 2012

McKinsey report on retailing trends in emerging economies

McKinsey has released a report entitled 'From oxcart to Wal-Mart', which highlights that to get products to customers in emerging markets, global manufacturers need strategies for navigating both the traditional and the modern retail landscapes. The report references South Africa and its retailing...

16 Oct 2012

Packaging changes for Theuniskraal
Packaging changes for Theuniskraal

click to enlargeFollowing marketing trends, Theuniskraal wines has redesigned its range to a more elegant look and replaced cork closures with more practical screwcap closures. The new range includes three wines from the 2012 vintage - its Cape Riesling; Bouquet Blanc and the Moscato Rosé and...

12 Oct 2012

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