Food lover’s market create social enterprise opportunities


Food Lover’s Market has launched its Seeds Of Change Supplier Development Partnership to create opportunities for social enterprises to join the fresh produce retailer’s network as a supplier. They are looking for businesses that are ideally socially and environmentally focused, are passionate about retail and motivated to deliver the best quality product or service.

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Home delivery laundry service with Mr Jeff has arrived in South Africa

Home delivery laundry service with Mr Jeff has arrived in South Africa, here’s what you can expect.

  • The opening of the first Mr Jeff franchise in South Africa forms part of Jeff’s international expansion into the African continent, which the company initially embarked upon in August 2019.
  • Technology and data management has enabled Jeff to digitize the traditional laundry sector through an innovative business model.
  • Over the last 5 years, the Spanish company has managed to expand in 40 countries, across 4 continents, through more than 2,000 physical stores.

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Proudly SA: The woman and the entrepreneur

FASA is proud to highlight the partnership they have with Proudly SA in promoting the use of locally made products and services. Whether it’s to equip your staff with masks and face shields, hand sanitizers, surface detergents and disinfectants, make sure that you pay it forward and source all your PPE requirements from local manufacturers and keep someone else in business.

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MiWay insurance scoops premier in the Ask Africa icon brands survey award


MiWay Insurance has been named South Africa’s best provider of Auto/Car Insurance in this year’s Ask Afrika Icon Brands Survey – an accolade that acknowledges MiWay’s iconic brand status in the South African insurance sector.

The results of the survey were released by Ask Afrika, South Africa’s largest independent market research company, on 25 August 2019. The Ask Afrika Icon Brands annual awards recognise brands that South Africans strongly identify with and use most loyally.

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Col’cacchio launches cannabis pizza range

Col'cacchio cannabie

Being ahead of the trends curve is vital in today’s cut-throat food business – so hat’s off to FASA member Col’Cacchio on launching their cannabis pizza range!

Italian-inspired restaurant franchise Col’Cacchio and CBD brand africanpure have joined their respective expertise to introduce South Africa’s very first Cannabis pizza range. Following the landmark announcement in recent weeks by the Department of Health, all products that contain a maximum daily dose of 20mg of Cannabidiol (CBD) and are intended for general health enhancement or relief are exempted from the operation of the schedules to the Medicines Act and may now be legally purchased in SA.

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Spur secret tribe host chief cook event


Love watching those cooking competitions that not only pit professional chefs against each other but also amateur cooks, families and even children? Well, our very own Spur Steak Ranch has come up with an exciting cooking event.

Working with unique South African flavour combinations, experimenting with different ingredients, measurements and cooking styles, but most of all family fun, were the highlights at the Secret Tribe Chief Cook competition recently held at Silwood School of Cookery in Rondebosch, Cape Town.

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The lipstick effect drives the franchise beauty industry

Based on the theory that in hard times consumers will still buy luxury goods even if there is a crisis, the lipstick effect sees women, for example, instead of buying expensive treatments or clothes, settle for their favourite lipstick or luxury perfume.

Capitalising on that global theory, the Health, Beauty & Body sector in South Africa contributes 6% to the ‘franchise pie’ and with 74% of franchises owned by women, this sector continues to perform well despite the struggling economy.

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OBC Chicken & Meat welcomes the retail market inquiry

OBC Chicken & Meat was one of the companies that made their submission to the Competition Commission on the power wielded by the major national supermarket chains over enforcing exclusive provisions in their lease agreements against challenger retailers and speciality stores. It welcomes the preliminary findings and will be submitting its comments to the Commission.

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