Local News

Retailers lose their bid to halt Massmart

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016

The Competition Tribunal has rejected an application by retailers Shoprite Checkers, Pick n Pay Retailers and Spar Group to delay a hearing into an application brought by Massmart objecting to exclusivity in lease agreements with landlords, with regard to its Game stores.

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Green News

Reclaimed wood makes a comeback

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016

A Cape furniture designer is recycling discarded cellar items into pieces of masterfully crafted furniture by breathing new life into old wine barrels.

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International News

Office Depot sells off European division

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016

Office Depot has followed through on its plan to offload its European operations with the announcement of a purchase agreement with private equity firm The Aurelius Group.

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Products

Montblanc launches Augmented Paper

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016

Montblanc is offering a new product that merges technology and the charm of using pen and paper. Launched during Berlin’s technology fair IFA, Montblanc Augmented Paper allows hand-written notes to be transferred onto digital devices.

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Office Depot sells off European division

Office Depot sells off European division

Sep 27, 2016

Office Depot has followed through on its plan to offload its European operations with the announcement of a purchase agreement with private equity firm The Aurelius Group.

Tech + human: combining the best of both worlds

Tech + human: combining the best of both worlds

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The changing face of customer loyalty

The changing face of customer loyalty

Sep 27, 2016

Customer loyalty has evolved. Shoppers now enjoy a fast-paced lifestyle filled with digital interactions and expect to be rewarded immediately, but retailers are losing sight of the customer’s overall experience.

Human spam: the scourge of the modern office

Human spam: the scourge of the modern office

Sep 27, 2016

Such is the extent of “human spam” – the endless interruptions from colleagues – that many offices are now creating “do not disturb” zones so people can get quality work done.

Ocean Media buys London Stationery Show

Ocean Media buys London Stationery Show

Sep 27, 2016

The London Stationery Show and Stationery magazine have been acquired by Ocean Media Group, a UK-based provider of exhibitions, events, awards and specialist publications.