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Cannabis in the workplace

Creating clarity: Possession and use of dagga in the workplace In a recent ruling, the Constitutional Court found that the growing of dagga for private use is not a criminal offence; neither is the smoking of dagga in private. This ruling has given rise to much confusion among employers and employees alike. The purpose of [...]

By | 2018-12-04T12:32:11+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Media Centre|Comments Off on Cannabis in the workplace

The virtual back page

The virtual back page With the end of the year rapidly approaching you will probably start to plan for the year ahead. But whilst most people set themselves lofty goals around achievements at work and reaching financial targets, we want to encourage you to give serious thought to the one item that is at the [...]

By | 2018-12-04T12:25:09+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Media Centre|Comments Off on The virtual back page

Feeling hard done by?

Feeling hard done by? Count your blessings instead! You probably think that your store rental is outrageously high, don’t you? You are probably right BUT consider this: the rentals retailers in South Africa are asked to pay look like bargains when compared to rentals landlords in other parts of the world charge. A report tracking [...]

By | 2018-12-04T10:53:56+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Media Centre|Comments Off on Feeling hard done by?

Scratch and win competition

Attracting feet into your OBC stores… Motivated and supported by the members of the OBC Advertising Club, our marketing team at head office is constantly exploring opportunities for driving feet into our franchisees’ stores and increase ticket values. They usually achieve this objective. An outstanding recent example is the highly successful Scratch & Win competition [...]

By | 2018-12-04T10:46:04+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Media Centre|Comments Off on Scratch and win competition

More than Simple POS Software

More than simple POS software: A breakthrough in stock control and CRM As South Africa’s fastest-growing retailer in our market segment, we are continuously looking for ways to stay at the cutting edge of developments in retail. Earlier this year, we decided that the time had come to install a POS system that would offer [...]

By | 2018-12-04T10:00:52+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Media Centre|Comments Off on More than Simple POS Software

Putting it bluntly…

As this is the last edition of the OBC newsletter for 2018, it seems appropriate for me to look into the rear-view mirror before getting out the binoculars. So here goes… Challenges aplenty Without wanting to focus on the negative, I have to admit that 2018 has been a challenging year. Politicians’ antics aside, steady [...]

By | 2018-12-04T09:23:32+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Media Centre|Comments Off on Putting it bluntly…