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It’s All Systems Go for Black Friday: The Shoprite Group Gears Up for Shopping Event of the Year

Customers can rest assured, there will be no crashing trolleys, apps or e-commerce platforms this Black Friday at the Shoprite Group. The world’s biggest shopping event is around the corner and the Group has all systems ready for action ahead of this retail extravaganza. The Group continues to explore innovations that are …

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In a Sea of Online Shopping, Retail Must Prepare for a Phishing Frenzy

As South African shoppers and retailers prepare for Black Friday and the festive season, cyber criminals are casting increasingly wider – and more sophisticated – nets. Gilchrist Mushwana, Director at BDO South Africa and Head of Cybersecurity Service Line, discusses phishing and what retailers must do to guard against this …

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Black Friday Set to Surpass Christmas Sales

With the imminent arrival of the Black Friday promotion frenzy, NielsenIQ has analysed the dominance of this shopping phenomenon and found that Black Friday was bigger than the traditional festive season purchase week in December 2021.  In fact, during Black Friday, more than half the volume of all FMCG products …

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Investment in Leading Tunisian Snacks Producer and Creation of New North-African Fast-moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Platform

The investment is consistent with Admaius’s strategy of investing in African FMCG companies positioned to benefit from growing incomes and increasing demand for products tailored to meet local needs  Admaius Capital Partners (www.Admaius.com), a leading pan African private equity house, (“Admaius”) announces that, via a subsidiary of the Virunga Africa …

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Pick n Pay Opens New Ultra-Modern, Energy Efficient Flagship Store in Cape Town

Pick n Pay has unveiled its new flagship store in Cape Town. The Waterstone store in Somerset West will be the model for what customers can come to expect at all revamped Pick n Pay stores in the future. This follows the announcement earlier this year that Pick n Pay …

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Spur Gives the Springboks a New Taste for Life

Spur Steak Ranches, South Africa’s favourite restaurant, has joined forces with SA Rugby to become the Official Restaurant of the Springboks. The iconic brand resumes its partnership, having agreed to a deal that will see the well-known restaurant chain partner with SA Rugby until the end of 2024. Spur’s links with the …

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Moolman Group Grows its Investment Portfolio With Three New Malls

Moolman Group has successfully opened three developments – two new shopping centres and one retail redevelopment – in two days. Hebron Mall in the North West province, and Matsamo Mall in Buffelspruit and Merino Mall in Ermelo, both in Mpumalanga, opened successfully last week. In addition to introducing valuable retail …

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The Role of Food Processing Technologies and Packaging in Reducing Food Loss and Waste

By Lebo Mothobi-Tilo, Marketing Director, Tetra Pak South Africa In 2019 alone, one third of all food produced globally was lost or wasted. That’s 1.3 billion tons of food worth R18 trillion according to estimates from the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization). If food loss and waste (FLW) were a …

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Business Needs a Greater Sense of Urgency From Government to Help Restore the Economy

By Gareth Ackerman, co-chair of the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) As politics takes over ahead of the general elections in 2024, the government’s inertia on policy-making, its lack of decision-making and inability to deal with the country’s challenges threaten to under the hard work business is putting into …

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