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Smollan | Celebrating a Decade of Excellence

The PMR.africa Awards, held annually are intended to enhance and set a benchmark for excellence and very importantly, to celebrate the success of teams doing a great job. Smollan received five diamond category awards covering markets in both South Africa and Botswana. PMR.africa conducts research telephonically and it is not …

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Woolworths is the Crème De La Crème at the 2021 SA Dairy Championships

Woolworths maintains its position as the cream of the crop in the dairy industry by taking home some of this year’s most prestigious awards. With a wide selection of the finest quality dairy products, it’s no wonder they’ve stolen the show at this year’s annual Dairy Championships. This year’s National …

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Jumia Ranked 7th among the Top 10 Influential Brands in Egypt in 2020

Jumia, the leading e-commerce company, topped the list of the most influential brands in Egypt, according to a survey conducted in 2020 by IPSOS, the global research company, which is the third largest global research agency. IPSOS stated in its study that Jumia topped the list in the digital and …

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Multiple Awards for Clover: 188th SA Dairy Championships

After one of the most challenging years which was 2020, we are extremely proud to have been part of the 188th South African Dairy Championships which took place on 25 and 26 March 2021 at the Elsenburg Agricultural College. This year’s event was much smaller than previous years and took …

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79% of Ghanaian Consumers are Shopping More Online Since the Start of Pandemic, Reveals Mastercard Study

A Mastercard study on consumer spending* has revealed that nearly four out of five (79%) surveyed consumers in Ghana are shopping more online since the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic. Data, apparel, beauty products and other FMCGs (fast-moving consumer goods), have seen the highest surge of online activity. More …

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Tribunal Approves Mr Price Acquisition of Otto Brothers Distributors With Conditions to Promote Local Procurement

The Tribunal has conditionally approved the merger whereby Mr Price Group Limited (“Mr Price”) will acquire the retail apparel business operated by Otto Brothers Distributors (Pty) Ltd (“Otto Brothers”) and its subsidiaries, trading as Power Fashion. The Tribunal has concluded that the transaction is unlikely to substantially prevent or lessen …

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Engen Settlers Way Offers a Brand New Woolies and a Slice of Andiccio24

Engen’s fast-food convenience offering is flourishing, and Cape Town customers can now enjoy a slice of Andiccio24’s delicious pizza at the newly opened Engen Settler’s Way Convenience Centre in Mowbray. Opened officially on 25 March 2021, Engen Settler’s Way is open 24/7 and offers customers a diverse range of convenience …

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Fair Cape Dairies Takes Major Step Towards Going Off-grid

Fair Cape Dairies took another major step towards becoming the leader in sustainable agriculture in South Africa. In the spirit of Fair Cape’s motto of ‘Do the Right Thing’, its newly installed 560-kilowatt solar power plant now allows Fair Cape to not only produce all fresh milk off grid during …

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Shoprite and Packa-Ching Launch Second Mobile Recycling Unit in the Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape has received its second Packa-Ching mobile buy-back centre, following the success of the programme in East London. The new unit operates in Gqeberha. In exchange for recyclable packaging material, money is paid into an e-wallet which community members can spend at any Shoprite, Usave or Checkers supermarket. …

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SA Berry Industry Body Relaunched as Blueberry Export Growth Soars

Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, blueberry exports increased by more than 27%, growing from 12,221 tons to 15,636 tons. The growth of the South African berry industry over the last five years is one of our country’s great agricultural success stories. Exports have grown from …

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