Industry News

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Hot off the Press

News that informs and inspires in the retail industry

Shoprite Money is set to roll out in multiple countries in Africa over the next 12 to 18 months, which will hold additional benefits for customers including seamless and cost-effective cross-border remittance.

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The Tavern Tatler

News for the liquor trade

We sell brands with real provenance and authenticity, from interesting places that have a long-standing tradition of making high-quality drinks but which are only being discovered now.

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Stubbing out the Illicit cigarette trade

The impact of illegal tobacco

Approximately 23% of all cigarettes consumed in South Africa during 2016 were illicit, with the incidence exceeding 50% in certain channels.

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Hot off the Press

News that informs and inspires in the retail industry.

The National Informal Business Upliftment Strategy is also available to help township enterprises upgrade their business activities.

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Brand New Beverages

The latest beverages to hit the shelf

Made in small batches using quadruple-filtered water for purity and the finest ingredients available, new Fitch & Leedes Craft Cola takes a bow as the perfect accompaniment to premium spirits.

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New Tobacco Bill Is Deeply Flawed

Government’s interference is a threat to rights of individuals, private property owners and bad for small business

The Minister, in other words, will have the power to ban smoking outright throughout South Africa, a fantasy the current health minister has had for a long time.

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Hot off the press

News that informs and inspires in the retail industry

More than half of adult South Africans were shopping online by the end of 2016. Online spending is forecast to more than double by this year.

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Raising the legal drinking age? No way!

It is condescending and tyrannical, and it doesn’t work either!

Current under-18s drink illegally, and widely so. The difference between them and those who are over 18 is that they drink in secret, where their parents and other responsible adults are not present.

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Brand new beverages

The latest liquor brands to hit the shelves

Absolut Lime’s dynamic flavour will give even the simplest drinks a rich character that is full bodied, yet refreshing.

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TheTavern Tatler

News for the liquor trade

The South African spirits market has been turned on its head. Over the last decade, whisky was the star performer and taking volumes from the brandy market.