KZN-sister grocers Hilton Quarry Superspar in Hilton and Glenwood Superspar in Glenwood, recently made their mark, within the mega-retail group each been awarded a Spar Service Excellence Award at the national Spar Convention held at Sun City. Presented to Superspars, Spars and Quick Spars which meet the stringent requirements set out by The Spar Group’s Head Office, the Spar Service Excellence Award is a milestone for any store. Of the 174 KwaZulu-Natal stores and 891 stores nationally, Hilton Quarry Superspar and Glenwood Superspar were two of four Spars in KZN, and 20 Spars nationally, to receive this prestigious award. Hilton Quarry Superspar Owner and Glenwood Superspar Co-Owner, Rodney Downs, is delighted to have been deemed among the best in South Africa. “It brings our managers, staff, and families great joy to be recognised for the hard work we put into the standard of our stores. Everything we do is with the community in mind and they deserve top quality service and produce,” says Downs. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Southern Africa - October 19, 2017: Carton packaging for dairy, juice, and food is the healthy, sustainable option that meets the modern lifestyle needs of busy people. Carton packs protect food that families need for healthy, happy, well-developed lives as it makes its way from farms to their tables and consumption on the go. Carton packs are also good for the environment, since they’re made from renewable wood fibre resources overseen to be responsibly managed by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and they’re 100% recyclable right here in South Africa. Most importantly, they’re made to be convenient for busy people on the go because they’re light, portable, and are easily resealed. They also don’t need to be kept chilled before opening – normally one of the biggest hassles with healthy, fresh food and drink mums tote for kids or pack into school lunch bags. “Carton packs offer three main benefits,” says Penny Ntuli, communications director of Tetra Pak South Africa. “They protect healthy and nutritious food, they’re sustainable and environmentally friendly, and they’re convenient for busy, modern lifestyles.” Tetra Pak pioneered the technology that makes this possible over decades based on global experiences. It has culminated in innovative carton that keeps food and drink such as milk and juice fresh for at least six months without any preservatives and without having to refrigerate it. Tetra Pak carton packs are predominantly made from paperboard, a renewable resource that reduces environmental impact. And it produces biodegradable plastic, used for caps and protective coatings, derived from sugarcane. “Our cartons help to ensure food is preserved and can be transported conveniently from farms to tables – without preservatives,” says Ntuli. “And they help our customers carry cartons on the go. No spillage, no fuss.” People benefit from the convenience of the small portion sizes, no need to refrigerate before opening, ability to . . .
Boland Cellar is celebrating spring for various reasons including the beautiful months ahead, last stretch of the year, and range of recent awards received. In addition to warmer weather, wine lovers can look forward to enjoying the Paarl region’s best wines, especially those recognised at national and international wine awards such as the Michelangelo's, Ultra Value Wine Challenge and Veritas. For more information on Boland Cellar’s wines, visit http://www.bolandcellar.co.za, follow @BolandCellar on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
South Africa’s most iconic baking partner, Snowflake, has announced that they will be a product sponsor for season 3 of The Great South African Bake Off. The series returns to BBC Lifestyle this October with Expresso Chef Zola Nene entering the kitchen as a fresh new judge. Snowflake will honour its ‘too fresh to flop’ promise as the flour and baking aid sponsor for the competition, as novice bakers go all out to impress the judges and bake their way to the final. Contestants will be challenged weekly with a new technique, as they race against the clock (and each other) to produce delectably creative bakes. Darlene Smith, Marketing Executive from Snowflake says their sponsorship of the iconic reality show has just the right measures of baking success. “Snowflake flour and baking aids make it possible for anyone to create perfectly delicious bakes – no matter their skill level – and for unlimited imagination. The Great South African Bake Off is the perfect way to showcase the quality and reliability of Snowflake – while having lots of fun in the process.” says Darlene Smith. General Manager and Vice President of BBC Worldwide Africa, Joel Churcher, says it’s a pleasure to once again have Snowflake at the baking bench. “We’re committed to bringing our audiences stellar local productions and Snowflake’s support assists with this ambition,” says Churcher The Great South African Bake Off has racked up a loyal following of 2 million viewers across the country. Season 3 has all the makings of a continued rise (and not just in loaves and scones) and promises to serve up skill, passion and mouth-watering excitement. The Great South African Bake Off aired on Tuesday the 18th of October at 20h00. Visit Snowflake on Facebook or www.snowflake.co.za for endless recipes that are #TooFreshToFlop. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
A household name in quality and convenience, Snowflake has won the ‘Flour’ category in the 2017/2018 Ask Afrika Icon Brands Survey. The awards were held on the 14th of August, at The Venue in Melrose Arch in Johannesburg. The survey is the largest benchmark of its kind in South Africa, with 19 industry sectors, hundreds of product categories and thousands of brands included in the judging. Over 15 000 consumers were surveyed. An Icon Brand is a brand used loyally by South African consumers, irrespective of age, gender, race, culture, language, income and education. Iconic brands are defined by a common, daily experience which assesses the products South Africans are committed to buying. These are brands South Africans would go so far as to seek out in other parts of the world. What makes Snowflake iconic? Snowflake’s rich history has made it a trusted baking choice for over 100 years. The wide range of flours make baking simple, while delivering a delicious and reliable final result. Becoming an iconic brand means going beyond utility and becoming completely consumer-centric – a standard Snowflake has maintained while innovating with new products. With its ‘too fresh to flop’ promise, Snowflake has connected with South Africans through quality and ease of use – leveraging a common love of baking and earning itself trusted brand advocates across the country. The Ask Afrika Icon Brands Survey is a reflection of brands that are getting it right, and provides insights into consumer behaviour. Snowflake’s award is testament to the brand’s adaptation to the needs and wants of the market, consistently upholding the highest standard and delivering a satisfying experience for the baking buyer. Visit Snowflake on Facebook or www.snowflake.co.za for endless recipes that are #TooFreshToFlop. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Recently, Chris & Anna Weylandt were invited to collaborate with Caesarstone to celebrate their latest range of products. The result is a bespoke collection that takes the art of hosting to new levels of sophistication. Convivium, referring to the ancient Roman banquet, is a feast of texture — a coming together of Caesarstone’s classic marblelesque texture and the bold, contemporary lines that characterise Weylandts’ furniture. The host of the feast is Luna, a limited editing drinks cabinet with a brass handle that sits like a full moon in a constellation of roughed up Caesarstone. Luna’s three honoured guests are Caesar, Mark Antony and Cleopatra — a set of occasional tables that combine raw wood and steel with organically shaped Caesarstone tops. Together, they set the scene for an elegant gathering of creative spirits you won’t soon forget. The collection can be viewed at the Fourways store and can be ordered nationwide. Items to excite: Luna Drinks Cabinet Bottle Opener and Stopper Occasional Tables (Set Of Three CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
October 16 is World Spine Day; a day that Vencasa takes very seriously. Back pain is no stranger to many, and it can have a major effect on everyday common tasks; like sitting and walking, bending and reaching, exercising and even when relaxing. Back pain can contribute to poor sleep, and your mattress could be causing your back pain! Your mattress and pillow play vital roles in the health of your back and rejuvenation of your body. Inferior and worn mattresses don't provide the much-needed support for your back and can have devastating long-term effects on your back and general health, too. A pillow that is too hard, too soft, or the wrong size and shape can exacerbate the problem. Vencasa can help you to find a solution to suit your healthy sleep needs. They offer mattresses and pillows such as Tempur, and their own bespoke premium Vencasa-Sealy range that is both luxurious and affordable. You spend 30% of your day in bed; make sure that you have the right mattress and pillow supporting your body in its natural position, allowing it to rest well from the day’s activities, every night. Here are some tips that could help you to choose the right mattress for you: • Go to a specialist, where the store provides a calm, bedroom-like atmosphere, with ample space and freedom for you to experience the mattresses by lying on them for a good 15 minutes each • Try before you buy and don’t be shy! Lie on the mattress, move around, really experience it. This is an important decision. • Expert and qualified advice should be on-hand from sales personnel who listen to your needs and advise accordingly. • Professional customer care and after sales service should also be taken into consideration as your sleep health is fundamental to your overall wellbeing. Protect your back at home, work and leisure with regular sensible moderate exercise, good posture, and the best possible sleep. Vencasa has partnered with global and local experts to create the Vencasa . . .
(South Africa, September 2017) Kahvé Road, premium coffee and patisserie specialist has extended their retail offering and will now stock their very own premium coffee capsule range which will be available at the popular eatery based in Cavendish from September 2017. The retro chic Café opened its doors in July this year and has been quite the talk of the town, gaining rave reviews for their unique specialty coffee blends. Offering five distinct signature blends made 100% Arabica Specialty Grade Coffee which is ethically sourced and are of the highest possible quality - you will now be able to make a delicious Kahvé Road cuppa in the comfort of your own home. The Café boasts an impressive selection of signature blends aimed to indulge various coffee palates. Whether you are looking for something bold, rich or subtle, you are bound to find a blend you love. For the ardent coffee aficionado there’s Babylon, a rich dark roast blend which is fast becoming a client favourite, or the popular house blend, Petra. If you’re in the mood for something lighter, try the Machu Pichu, a delicious light blend filled with natural notes of melon and orange, and a smooth aftertaste or opt for Troy, the popular decaf option. For tea lovers there’s Chan Chan, Kahvé Road’s spiced red rooibos tea, perfect for a rooibos latte. The new capsule offering will be available in store in boxes of 10 capsules, retailing for R90 each. All capsules are Nespresso compatible. Coffee Capsule Blend Breakdown: Petra (House Blend): Kahvé Road’s Petra house blend draws together some of the world’s premium coffee beans to create the delicious flavours of sweet milk chocolate and berries, and an alluring aroma of caramelised berry. Just a single sip of this captivating blend will begin a journey of discovery you’ll want to share with the world. • Coffee: Ethiopia, Columbia, Guatemala • Intensity: 6/10 • Flavour Notes: Sweet milk chocolate, berries • Aroma: Caramelized berries Babylon . . .
GreenQueen Communications has won the ENGEN Pitch & Polish account. Produced and conceptualised by Raizcorp, ENGEN Pitch & Polish with media partner Caxton Local Media, launches the national campaign in September 2017 thanks to sponsors Engen Petroleum Ltd and Nedbank. "GreenQueen has been privileged to work with Raizcorp on the ENGEN Pitch & Polish programme for almost seven years, and it has been life-changing," says Jodi Lynn Karpes, owner of GreenQueen Communications. She adds, "On a personal level, I have learned a great deal about pitching and business in general, simply from listening to the workshops and learning alongside the delegates. On a macro-level, being part of a project that has a positive impact on the lives of South Africans is humbling." Celebrating its eighth year, the workshop and competition promises to be bigger and better for entrepreneurs across the country, and features best-selling author and international speaker Justin Cohen as the facilitator. GreenQueen Communications will be managing the public relations for the seventh year in a row. "I estimate that almost 10 000 entrepreneurs, or potential entrepreneurs, have had the opportunity, which is free thanks to Engen Petroleum, Nedbank, and Raizcorp, to sharpen and polish their business pitch in order to gain funding," says Karpes. She concludes, "It goes back to the famous saying – 'Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime'. That is what Pitch & Polish is about – empowering society to take action and be responsible for their own journey. My observation over the years is that communities are becoming more collaborative and more supportive, which inspires great hope for the future of this country." CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
From South African winner to new brand identity – Kandua is an online marketplace that makes it simple for the South African homeowner to transform their home and make urgent repairs using reputable and reliable contractors. Originally known as IDWork, Kandua won the South African Seedstars competition in 2016 for the most promising startup, and today it has a thriving database of vetted, reviewed and tested independent professionals. As part of its drive to keep things simple, the company has rebranded and redesigned its online platform so users have a seamless experience from start to finish. “We have designed Kandua as an easy to use platform that helps people to simplify their lives,”,” says Kandua co-founder Arjun Khoosal. “Broken geyser? We can connect you to a reliable plumber in your area. Broken door? We’ve got the expert for you. Unexpected weather damage? We have contractors ready to step in and get your home ready for the next weather warning. Say goodbye to horror stories and hello to the perfect home.” Homeowners can go online using their mobile device or laptop and search for a professional contractor using an interface that’s been designed to be as effortless as possible. The platform is tailored towards making South Africans lives simple, after all everything else is complicated enough. “Let’s be honest, doing home repairs and maintenance introduces that you never knew existed,” says Khoosal. “Our contractors live this life every day and it’s a good chance they’ve got your solution. Kandua gives you the backup you need to fix your problems. Any job, any size, done.” In addition to providing a searchable database of reliable contractors, Kandua has a seamless payment and quoting system built in. Users can get quotes and pay online, all from the comfort of their desk, and they are connected to their chosen contractors through SMS and WhatsApp to make communication as easy as possible. Every step has been designed to help the user breathe a . . .