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Ticketpro Kiosks to be Rolled out in Spar Stores Nationwide

A new, exclusive partnership between Spar and South African ticketing company Ticketpro will see customer kiosks being rolled out in Spar stores nationwide. Through utilising technology developed by Blue Label Telecoms, Ticketpro streamlines the ticketing, hospitality and access control for a range of events across the country, offering customised ticketing …

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FairPlay Demands Enquiry into SA Sugar Tariff Debacle

The FairPlay movement has called for a public enquiry into the fiasco that saw a zero tariff for sugar being set and gazetted in South Africa last year, which allowed importers to bring in and stockpile sugar duty-free, “and which plunged the South African industry into a crisis”. “This is …

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German Décor Brand Kare Opens South African Showroom

German furniture and décor brand Kare has opened its first South African store in Kramerville, Johannesburg. The 1,000 square metre space is located on Appel Road and carries the brand’s extensive range of furniture, lighting and accessories. Having established a firm foothold in Europe, Asia and the Americas, the South …

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CNN Discovers How Pioneer Foods’ Plans For Growth

On this week’s episode of Marketplace Africa, CNN International’s Eleni Giokos meets Tertius Carstens, the CEO of Pioneer Foods. He outlines the company’s journey from its beginning in 1997 and describes some of the challenges the company has had to overcome. Carstens tells the programme how the company began: “The …

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South African Consumer Spending Contributes to Healthy Rise in Retail Sales Growth

Total South African retail sales for May 2018 grew by three percent year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, compared to the 3.1 percent year-on-year growth recorded in May 2017. This is according to the Mastercard SpendingPulse May 2018 report, which provides a macro-economic analysis of retail spending trends in South …

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Cash Automation Technology Helps Retailers Protect Cash and Staff

New study on cash automation presents in-depth insights from retailers in 13 countries on technology which counts, validates and stores banknotes, and which is capable of fully automating cash management in stores. Security considerations drive retailers to invest in automation of cash processing Retail Cash Automation 2018, a brand new …

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What the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement means for SA

South Africa has signed the African Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement with the African Union, which will pave the way for the country to benefit from inter-regional trade within the African continent. “This agreement is an important step towards South Africa’s participation in a market of over one billion people …

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Pick n Pay Pilots Eco-friendly Bags on International Plastic Bag Free Day

Pick n Pay is experimenting with compostable bags as an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags. To mark International Plastic Bag Free Day and as part of its efforts to reduce plastic waste, the retailer performed a one-day trial at its V&A Waterfront store to gauge customer reaction. The trial …

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TFG Announced Canal Walk Retailer of the Year

Fashion and lifestyle retailer TFG walked away with the prestigious “Retailer of the Year” award at the 2018 Canal Walk Retail Excellence Awards. The Group has 26 stores trading in the shopping centre, representing all of its local brands. Gavin Wood, the CEO of Canal Walk Shopping Centre, says that …

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