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LanDynamix Provides Technology Platform for Carter App

The Carter App Simplifies Automobile Purchasing for Consumers. The Carter platform was developed with the express purpose of helping consumers successfully make one of the biggest purchasing decisions they will ever make: buying a new car. “The whole process of buying a new car is extremely complex and user-unfriendly. Our …

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Rhodes Food Group Completes R30 Million Acquisition of Protein Snack Business

RFG has recently completed the acquisition of a protein snack food business from RCL Foods Consumer (Pty) Ltd for R30 million. The business produces a range of protein snacks for Woolworths, including meat balls and chipolata sausages. The new business has been integrated into the Western Cape ready meals factory …

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FreshStop Celebrates its 10th Anniversary and the Team is Confident of Continued Business Growth

It’s hard to imagine that just 10 years ago, the consumer’s experience of shopping in a forecourt convenience store (c-store) was completely different. In the 2000’s, forecourt convenience retail was still dominated by garage stores that specialised in the 5c’s – cigarettes, chips, chocolates, instant coffee and cool drinks. However, …

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Apis and Crossfin-led Consortium Announces the Acquisition of Sureswipe

A consortium led by Apis Growth Fund I, a private equity fund managed by Apis Partners LLP, and Crossfin Technology Holdings, a fintech investment company announced today the acquisition of Sureswipe (Pty) Limited and the formation of Crossfin Transactional Solutions, South Africa’s largest independent payments and merchant acquiring solutions platform …

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Lewis Group Earnings up 24% on Strong Sales Growth

Lewis Group has reported the continued turnaround in the performance of its traditional retail brands in the year to March 2019, with strong merchandise sales growth and the early benefits of its diversification strategy driving headline earnings per share 24.3% higher to 376 cents. The group’s total dividend has been …

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Tobacco Industry Players are Participants in Merger with British American Tobacco and Twisp

Two large players in the tobacco industry, Gold Leaf Tobacco and Philip Morris South Africa, have been recognised as participants in the ongoing large merger proceedings involving British American Tobacco and Twisp Gold Leaf Tobacco and Philip Morris South Africa recently applied to the Tribunal for leave to intervene in …

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Stronger Results from Rhodes Food Group as Sales Up 9%

Rhodes Food Group Holdings (RFG) reported an improving performance for the six months to March 2019 as turnover increased by 9.3% to R2.7 billion and operating profit by 6% to R173 million. Headline earnings recovered to increase by 2.1% to R84 million. The Western Cape-based food producer, which owns market-leading …

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PwC: Consumers are Moving Away from Traditional Forms of Entertainment and Media Consumption

· Almost 40% of those surveyed are moving away from consuming entertainment through traditional channels and rather streaming daily or more. · More than 50% of Gen Z consumers are streaming daily or more. · 33% of South African consumers go to social media first to hear about current events. …

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Takealot Launches Nationwide Pickup Points

South Africa’s leading online retailer takealot.com has launched over 25 highly anticipated collection facilities across the country. Its flagship Takealot Pickup Point at the New Road off-ramp in Midrand spans the N1 highway, the busiest highway in Africa, allowing motorists travelling in both directions to easily collect their online orders. …

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Woolworths Successfully Implements Centric PLM

Woolworths Proprietary Limited, a leading South African retail chain, has successfully implemented Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals. Woolworths South Africa, part of …

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