JSE closes weaker as retailers flag lower festive season sales

2019-01-17 18:37

Trading updates from Mr Price and Woolworths reflected lower than expected sales volumes during the December holidays.

#Woolworths: We bought Ubuntu Baba carriers to 'draw inspiration'

2019-01-11 16:52

Woolworths admitted it bought baby carriers, including those of Ubuntu Baba, to 'draw inspiration' for its own product.

#Woolworths: Worried a big corporate will steal your idea? Here's how to protect what's yours

2019-01-11 08:46

Small businesses with unique ideas have various options when it comes to protecting themselves from big corporates and others stealing their intellectual property, legal experts say.

Ubuntu Baba owner: Big corporates like Woolworths must help develop small businesses

2019-01-10 07:26

Shannon McLaughlin, the founder and designer of Ubuntu Baba baby carriers, says she will be in discussions with Woolworths on how it can help develop small to medium-sized businesses.

Woolworths to meet with entrepreneur accusing it of 'blatantly expropriating' her idea

2019-01-08 18:04

Woolworths plans to meet with a small business owner who has accused the retailer of copying her product idea.

These are the 5 hottest summer fashion trends in SA right now, according to retail experts

2018-12-09 11:09

“International designers are still a key influence, however, local bloggers and influencers are now paramount.”

ANALYSIS: Six years later, ConCourt orders Woolies to reinstate retrenched workers

2018-11-13 19:00

Dozens of workers retrenched by Woolworths in 2012 must be reinstated. The Constitutional Court ordered this on November 6, nearly six years after the retrenchment.

Here's how much plastic every South African uses - and the number is shocking

2018-10-04 12:11

A lot of our disposable items are plastic – and these are often thrown away almost immediately after use, ultimately ending up in the ocean.

Why Woolies' gluten-free bread is over R50 a loaf

2018-08-14 10:17

A photo of a loaf of 375g gluten-free bread at Woolworths, selling for R52.99, went viral on social media to the amusement of some while others questioned how a staple food item could be so expensive.

KZN top cop welcomes Woolies search policy

2018-08-09 22:16

KwaZulu-Natal's provincial commissioner has welcomed a new security policy that will be implemented in all Woolworths stores in the province.


Ubuntu Baba's biggest challenge could be its golden opportunity

2019-01-12 16:01

A small business's run-in with a heavyweight retailer like Woolworths may be its biggest challenge yet, but the founder and owner of Ubuntu Baba Shannon McLaughlin is hopeful to swing the situation to something positive.

Ubuntu Baba owner: 'I'm not happy with Woolworths apology'

2019-01-11 14:15

Ubuntu Baba owner Shannon McLaughlin says she is not happy with Woolworths's apology earlier this week and has requested to speak to CEO Ian Moir.

Fine Woolworths or get them to host a small business event? Fin24 readers weigh in

2019-01-10 15:14

From calling on Woolworths to be fined for the 'striking similarities' with the Ubuntu Baba baby carrier to insisting that the retailer explain how 'unethical' practices took place, Fin24 readers had a lot to say.

Woolworths acknowledges 'striking similarities' with Ubuntu Baba carrier, removes product from stores

2019-01-09 15:13

Woolworths has said it will remove the baby carrier product from its stores, following a meeting with a business owner who claimed the retailer had copied her idea.

Woolworths staff have been banned from handling your bank card – here's why

2019-01-08 06:12

The measure is part of a roll-out of new point-of-sale devices.

Nude awakening: Drama over 'CCTV camera' in Woolies change room

2018-11-19 10:40

Retailer Woolworths has come under fire for seemingly having CCTV cameras in its change rooms at a major KZN shopping centre.

Woolworths' quest for southern hemisphere domination loses steam

2018-08-22 20:21

Woolworths’ plan to create a southern hemisphere retail giant is being hampered by impairments and slower-than-anticipated growth at its Australian department-store chain David Jones.

Woolworths withdraws frozen product after mislabelling ruling

2018-08-11 11:52

Woolworths claimed its rotis were "parathas".

These suburbs can order their groceries via Uber — but there's a 7.5% catch

2018-08-07 06:03

A loaf of bread will cost you more than R16.

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