“What retailers are aiming for is to offer a more personalised shopping experience by fitting bluetooth beacons in-store that will pick-up the shopper’s cellphone, which allows them to identify and communicate with the shopper.”
“Farmers aren’t just following the rules. They’re going above and beyond the call.” #dayzero when the taps will be turned off for Cape Town, has been pushed back from the April 12 deadline thanks to the Cape’s farmers who have boosted municipal supplies through conservation – there’s another 18 days supply.
Point to the food and discover its nutrition and how to dispose of the packaging… or visit the supermarket where the veg is actually growing – it doesn’t get fresher. From vertical farming to motion-sensitive displays, supermarkets across Europe are embracing new technology that caters to food-savvy, eco-aware consumers.
Why marine conservation and environmental packaging are set to change the way you sell in 2018, according to a new report from Mintel
“Mike’s Kitchen is iconic brand embodies everything that NRD seeks when it invests in companies… which remained dedicated to the brand’s core promises – wholesome high-quality food, professional service and a unique family atmosphere.” Interim CEO
Three Hungry Lion restaurants have been closed in Zambia after more than fifty people died from cholera. Contaminated water was initially blamed but now investigators say contaminated food was to blame
As of July 2017, the South African retail development pipeline measures 1.9 million square metres across 68 centres – the bulk of which is planned for completion in 2018. Currently, there are 17 shopping centres slated for completion in the remaining weeks of 2017.
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said there could be no trade-offs between health and economic growth but government pledges to assess its effect on job losses and provide support to affected industry sectors
South American and Asian farmers have five times as many tractors as Africans. To meet its potential as ‘the food basket of the world’ farmers need not only subsidised machinery but clear government support to emerging private markets.
South Africa’s farming community took to the streets in their thousands across the country in a French-style, peaceful protest, to highlight the increasing numbers of farmers being killed in rural areas where police resources have been reduced
Comparing prices between September 2016 and September 2017, food price inflation in its basket of 36 items hit just under 3 per cent – but a new report questions whether some retailers used the drought to push up prices across all foodstuffs
Nearly three years ago, Pick n Pay’s CEO Richard Brasher told shareholders that the retail group had completed its phase of “stabilising the business” that was the first step in its effort to rein in losses and return the retailer to its former glory, says www.moneyweb.co.za
Losses are estimated at Rand 800m in six provinces of the Western Cape where Avian flu has already caused egg prices to soar and two million chickens have been culled. There could be job losses too warn industry chiefs. Other parts of south Africa have been hit as migratory birds spread the killer disease, including Johannesburg Zoo.
Alan and Russell Heger speak to Farming Weekly about their Eastern Cape farming operation, which has become a major supplier of cucumbers across South Africa
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