River Island to open first store in Namibia

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA: It's a fashion announcement that all stylish Namibians in the know have been waiting for - Namibia will become the first African country outside of South Africa to experience Great British Fashion, when River Island's new flagship opens at The Grove Shopping Centre on 12 June...

4 Jun 2015

Pick n Pay opens second Kitwe store at Mukuba Mall

KITWE, ZAMBIA: Pick n Pay officially opened its 11th store in Zambia this morning at Mukuba Mall in Kitwe. The official opening of the store coincided with the official opening of the Mall, which was graced by President Edgar Lungu. Also in attendance at this festive event were government officials,...

23 Apr 2015

E-commerce site Jumia launches in Senegal

Following its recent successful launches in Angola and Tanzania, Africa's leading online retailer JUMIA announced its expansion to Senegal. This brings the number of countries in which the e-commerce site is active to twelve and marks its continuous expansion in Africa.

13 Apr 2015

Kaymu expands into Abuja
Kaymu expands into Abuja

Nigerian online marketplace Kaymu.com.ng, will be expanding its operations to the nation's capital, Abuja. The new office will serve as a base for the entire northern region by providing more efficient customer service and a point of contact for business owners situated in the surrounding area....

25 Sep 2014

TBWA\ Angola engineer flashmob
TBWA\ Angola engineer flashmob

Grocery shopping in Angola recently took a turn from the mundane when shoppers were surprised with a flashmob. TBWA\ Angola engineered the guerilla-marketing stunt for Cerveja CUCA, a local beer manufacturer in the Angolan market. Unsuspecting onlookers were treated to an energetic flash dance...

2 Jul 2012

Standard Bank appoints head of transactional products and services

Standard Bank Group has announced the appointment of Babatunde Macaulay as its new head of transactional products and services for West Africa. Hasan Khan, Standard Bank's head of transactional products and services in Africa, says Tunde, who will be based in Lagos, will have the core responsibility...

31 May 2012

Glo launches in Ghana
Glo launches in Ghana

Nigerian telecommunications company, Glo officially launched in Ghana on 30 April 2012. Glo's launch has been a long time coming and henceforth, all 1.5 million Ghanaians who successfully reserved 023-3 and 023-5 Glo numbers can go to any of the 25 GloWorld Shops across the country to activate them...

2 May 2012

WAITEX 2012 - an export opportunity
WAITEX 2012 - an export opportunity

Following the success of the 2011 edition of Africa's Big Seven (AB7), Exhibition Management Services announced the launch of a new event, The West African International Trade Exhibition (WAITEX) which will take place from 8-10 May 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria. WAITEX follows a combined format of the AB7...

31 Aug 2011

Standard Bank Africa Economists review African market
Standard Bank Africa Economists review African market

Standard Bank Africa Economists has released a research document looking at the African market. Topics include reforming public finance management, the current political outlook in countries like Cote d'Ivoire, looking at post elections in Nigeria, growth in diamond trading in Botswana and oil...

24 Jan 2011

Western Union, United Bank for Africa expand relationship

The Western Union Company and United Bank for Africa (UBA), a pan-African banking group with operations in 19 African countries, announced late last week that the Western Union Money Transfer service is now live across more than 500 UBA locations in Nigeria. This adds to their existing joint...

29 Nov 2010

New African destinations for Ethiopian Airlines
New African destinations for Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines (ET) has announced the commencement of new services to Mombasa, Conakry and Monrovia as of 25 October 2009. Gavin Simpson CEO of Holiday Aviation, the local GSA for ET said, “This will bring the number of African destinations served by the airline to a total of 37, placing them...

21 Sep 2009

3bn Ivory Coast debt write-off

The International Monetary Fund will write off US$3 billlion of Ivory Coast's US$12.8 billion national debt. The decision comes after the fund agreed to lend another US$565 million to the country, on condition that the government reduces poverty and improves financial transparency. Ivory Coast...

2 Apr 2009

Mobile Banking Conference 2009 postponed

The 2009 Mobile Banking Conference has been postponed to 16 and 17 September 2009. According to the organisers this is due to unforeseen circumstances beyond their control. The conference was to be held from 18 - 19 March 2009 in Lusaka, Zambia. For more information contact the organisers on...

13 Mar 2009

New look for wine range
New look for wine range

click to enlargeSimonsig has revamped the look of its duo of easy drinking red and white wines. Intended to be classy, clean and altogether more striking, the labels of the latest vintages of Simonsig Adelberg 2005 and Simonsig Adelblanc 2006 portray the heritage and prestige of this Stellenbosch...

7 Mar 2007

First women president for shopping centre council

Julie Hillary, MD of small specialist commercial property management company NAI Finlay, was recently appointed the first women president of the South African Council of Shopping Centres. “The foundations for many projects by the SACSC have been laid in the past year, and the realisation of these...

28 Feb 2007

How to remember your favourite wine
How to remember your favourite wine

click to enlargeDurbanville Hills’ peel-off panel on the back of it Hills wine range label is aimed at diners in restaurants and hotels and contains contact information for those who would like to know more about the wine and the cellar. The “remember-me” sticker can be stuck in your diary, kept in...

28 Feb 2007

New label for lifestyle wine brand
New label for lifestyle wine brand

click to enlargeReflecting a year-on-year double-digit volume growth for the 12 months up to January 2007, lifestyle wine brand Two Oceans recently revamped its packaging worldwide on the back of brand and packaging research. The new look features a longer, narrower, self-adhesive, scuff-resistant...

26 Feb 2007

New salad and bean range
New salad and bean range

click to enlargeNot only has South African brand Koo launched Spicy Carrot Salad, Cubed Beetroot Salad in a tangy sauce and Curried Green Beans into the ready-to-eat salad market, it has added Bean Mix, Red Kidney Beans and Butter Beans in a tangy curry sauce to its tinned bean products....

21 Feb 2007

Promoting the joy of good food
Promoting the joy of good food

click to enlargeTen-year old fast food chain Kauai recently launched a new Good Mood Food menu which has specifically been designed to combat ailments such as anxiety, sadness, irritability and insomnia. As part of the national launch, spokesperson Dr Fill Yourself (PhD. Vit A.C.D) has been...

31 Jan 2007

For more healthy snacking
For more healthy snacking

click to enlargeVitasnack have extended its range of snack options with the launch of Vitasnack Rice Crackers, available in Cheese Supreme, BBQ, Sour Cream and Chives, and Wasabi. Baked and not fried, and preservative- and gluten-free and low in cholesterol, the crackers are being positioned as the...

30 Jan 2007

German award for Simonsig bubbly
German award for Simonsig bubbly

click to enlargeSimonsig Kaapse Vonkel, South Africa's first Méthode Cap Classique, has been voted third Best International Sparkling Wine in the world in the 2006 readers' choice list of Weinwirtschaft, one of Germany's leading wine trade magazines. Simonsig Estate is also the only South...

24 Jan 2007

Harnessing the benefits of natural beauty
Harnessing the benefits of natural beauty

click to enlargeFunkeybrands recently launched a new range of luxury bath and body care products called Imbali - meaning flower in Zulu - at selected Pick 'n Pay and Spar stores in the Western Cape. Inspired by the flowers of Africa, the product range contains various South African plant extracts...

23 Jan 2007

What's the 'beef' with the meat industry?

The SA Feedlot Association says newspaper reports that beef in South Africa is in short supply are "inaccurate" and have created confusion among consumers. Spokesperson Dave Ford says that there is in fact an oversupply of beef in the market place. "In addition, the price of beef, which is...

15 Jan 2007

Sipahh launches limited edition Cookies and Cream flavour
Sipahh launches limited edition Cookies and Cream flavour

click to enlargeStraws are the coolest thing that's happened to milk since milkshakes and Sipahh has launched a cookies and cream flavour straw to add to their range of strawberry, chocolate, banana and caramel flavours. Each cookies and cream straw is filled with cookie flavoured beads and cream...

11 Jan 2007

Providing the tools for a better education
Providing the tools for a better education

click to enlargeTo help provide disadvantaged learners with the tools for a better education, MWEB has partnered with Pick 'n Pay, M-Net and S.M.I.L.E. to roll-out the Big Stationery Donation Drive for 2007. This drive, now in its second year, is a national campaign where members of the public are...

10 Jan 2007

Online shopping exceeds expectations

During the peak festive shopping season www.bidorbuy.co.za experienced an average growth in sales of 34% resulting in a monthly increase in sales of R1.49 million. "Although much of this success can be attributed to seasonal shopping peak," says Gillian Meier, business manager at bidorbuy.co.za, "a...

8 Jan 2007

Lurpak launches light butter spread
Lurpak launches light butter spread

click to enlargePatleys have expanded their range of Danish Lurpak butter with the launch of new Lurpak Lighter Spreadable, a blend of butter and vegetable oil with 25% less fat than regular butter. This new Lighter Spreadable variant offers health conscious consumers a lower fat alternative. New...

8 Jan 2007

Price of milk fixed?

The Competition Commission has laid cartel charges against eight dairy companies - Clover Industries, Clover, Parmalat, Nestlé, Ladismith Cheese, Woodlands Dairy, Lancewood and Milkwood Dairy - to the Competition Tribunal, reports Business Day. For more, click here....

8 Dec 2006

Coming up roses
Coming up roses

click to enlargeIn order to attract young confident consumers, Five Roses ran a print campaign in the September 2006 Cosmopolitan Lingerie issue and the November 2006 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition as well as in Future Choice, a student publication which is distributed to twelve key campuses...

6 Dec 2006

New immune boosting bioceutical
New immune boosting bioceutical

click to enlargeBioflu has just launched Bioflu Vital capsules, which uses the essence of the Chinese Star Anise fruit (shikimic acid), as well as Siberian ginseng and elderberry extract. The immune boosting bioceutical capsules are available at R140.00 per bottle of 50 500mg capsules through...

4 Dec 2006

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