In Brief Yes, we said “zhoozshed”
Another week, another award for Woolworths. Five of them in fact, from the New York-based Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), including one for its Berry & Yoghurt Smoothie Bars, one for its Coconut & Pineapple Sparkling Spring Drink, and one for its Lemon Verbena Fragranced Posh Pets Urine Destroyer. There was a time – hands up ballies – when Woolies offered just two house brands, ‘Servus’ in clothing and ‘Princess’ in foods, and that was it. For those born this side of 1972 with a penchant for history, have a look here. Moving on then, last month, we neglected to mention, Game zhoozshed up its e-commerce platform assisted by an investment from Massmart and dedicated support from Walmart’s global tech hub in Bangalore, India. The website is equipped with new features, functionalities, and product categories, aimed at providing a more streamlined experience for the customer. And of course, reviving Game’s flagging fortunes. Finally, Dis-Chem has let it be known that a data ‘incident’ involving a “third-party service provider or operator” has led to the compromise of around 3.7 million client records containing personal information, although no sensitive medical, financial or banking information was impacted. In other Dis-Chem news, it has just added to its portfolio of insurance products with the launch of Health Gap Cover, which provides for the payment of shortfalls incurred during medical treatments and procedures.
Comment: Welcome to the real world, Dis-Chem. Data compromises are something of a rite of passage around here.