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02 Jun 2017
Slow engagement

Engagement and experience are two keywords in today’s retail scene, but that is until we are ready to pay and…

Slow engagement

Engagement and experience are two keywords in today’s retail scene, but that is until we are ready to pay and then we need a quick and efficient process. For some the ideal world would be to simply walk out of the store and not have to cope with the checkout…

02 Jun 2017
The finishing touch

The Cornice Maker was founded
in 2010 by Quinten Wagener who
saw an opportunity to get involved
in architectural moldings. Quinten is a…

The finishing touch

The Cornice Maker was founded
in 2010 by Quinten Wagener who
saw an opportunity to get involved
in architectural moldings. Quinten is a qualified draughtsman and was working for an architect at the time. He developed an interest in architectural moldings and wanted to be part of the supply chain.

02 Jun 2017
New paint retailer to come

DIY and Industrial Trade News asked Gert Senekal, Group Operations Executive for the Essential Hardware Group a few questions around…

New paint retailer to come

DIY and Industrial Trade News asked Gert Senekal, Group Operations Executive for the Essential Hardware Group a few questions around its plans with the new paint retail store.

02 Jun 2017
Communication is a two-way street

As Paul Gillin stated, “Transparency may be
the most disruptive and far-reaching innovation to come out of social media.” Social media…

Communication is a two-way street

As Paul Gillin stated, “Transparency may be
the most disruptive and far-reaching innovation to come out of social media.” Social media has forever changed the way people communicate with each other, media and brands. The marketing and customer service potential is huge, but as with any medium it is of utmost…

19 May 2017
Beware of what you buy. The hidden dangers of inferior quality pipes

According to the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA), thinking that all thermoplastic pipes are the same could potentially…

Beware of what you buy. The hidden dangers of inferior quality pipes

According to the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA), thinking that all thermoplastic pipes are the same could potentially be a costly mistake that can eventually cost property owners, contractors and merchants dearly.

19 May 2017
Making communities better

BuildersBox, a small paint store in a shipping container, is more than just a paint centre. This business hub also…

Making communities better

BuildersBox, a small paint store in a shipping container, is more than just a paint centre. This business hub also provides business services to local entrepreneurs. A collaborative venture between Prominent Paints, its BEE partner, Africa’s Got-Game, and PPC Cement, the project is the first of its kind in South…

19 May 2017
Protect your cash

Cash Connect is one of the leaders in the automated cash management solutions for the retail sector and apart from…

Protect your cash

Cash Connect is one of the leaders in the automated cash management solutions for the retail sector and apart from sharing its experience in the field also showed off some of its products.

19 May 2017
Software provider acquires IQ Retail

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a market-leading global provider of software solutions to the retail, wholesale, merchant and distribution market, has…

Software provider acquires IQ Retail

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a market-leading global provider of software solutions to the retail, wholesale, merchant and distribution market, has reached an agreement to acquire IQ Retail, based in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

04 Apr 2017
Practice your swing

SAPMA’S annual day of fun in the sun is somewhat earlier this year. The Golf Day will be on Wednesday…

Practice your swing

SAPMA’S annual day of fun in the sun is somewhat earlier this year. The Golf Day will be on Wednesday 03 May. In a break with tradition, the AGM will be held after the Golf Day this year – so please diarise May 04 at 2.30pm for that important meeting.

04 Apr 2017
Coating show entrusted to new organisers

Coatings for Africa, the longest-running coatings event in Africa – is jointly presented by the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA)…

Coating show entrusted to new organisers

Coatings for Africa, the longest-running coatings event in Africa – is jointly presented by the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) and the Oil and Colour Chemists Association (OCCA). The major trade exhibition will augment dmg events’ growing the coatings industry portfolio, which already includes six exhibitions held across the Middle…


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