The eThekwini Furniture Cluster (EFC) Business Accelerator is open for applications from small businesses in KwaZulu-Natal that currently supplies, or could supply, goods or services to the furniture sector. Successful applicants that excel during the pitching process will be in the running to gain a lucrative business contract with South African furniture retailers, @home, CLM Home and Homewood.
JSE-listed tile and bathroomware manufacturing and retail group Italtile has announced that its chief executive officer, Jan Potgieter, will be retiring on 31 December 2021 and emigrating to Europe. He will however remain on the Italtile board as a non-executive director.
Digital marketplaces such as Amazon, Alibaba, click and collect models, and food delivery ecosystems have rapidly changed consumer behaviour, and increased the demand for convenience and immediate gratification.
Haydn Townsend 3 May 2021