• Woolies has decided to remove chocolates and sweets from their checkout queues
    Posted by on Aug 28th, 2015

    Huge move from the folks at Woolworth who have decided to remove sweets and chocolates at their checkout aisles. The notorious tactic is widely used by supermarkets and retailers to intentionally encourage impulse buying while you stand and wait in the queue to pay and Woolworth will be the first of the major SA retailers to do so.

    woolworths checkout

    The valley of temptation.

    This from Woolies.

    “Woolworths has made the decision to remove all sweets and chocolates from our checkout queues, reflecting our commitment to providing alternatives for children and parents.”

    Spencer Sonn, member of the Foods Leadership Team at Woolworths, said, “I am delighted that we are committing to remove sweets and chocolates from our checkout aisles. Customers can trust that Woolworths has their best interests at heart, and as a father myself, I am very proud that we are leading the way on providing healthier kids’ options. We want to thank our customers for their continuing support and for their feedback on the kind of snacks they would like to see on the stands at pay points.” [read full statement HERE]

    Nicely done.

    [pic via @miss_maile ]

    Property of the week: 3 bedroom newly renovated apartment in Green Point for R4.2 mill [pics]
    Posted by on Aug 28th, 2015

    A few weeks back i told you that i was gonna start posting a property of the week on a Friday in partnership with Lew Geffen Sotherby’s International Realty. While there are numerous high end mansions for sale along the Atlantic Seaboard i said i wasn’t gonna make a habit of only profiling those luxury properties since the majority of us can’t really throw down the cash for a place over R10 million. Instead i was gonna show you the more affordable properties that you can still call a dream home. Like this weeks offering…a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in Green Point near the stadium for R4.2 million. It’s been completely renovated with all new fittings, fixtures, plumbing and electrical works and comes with a large living area and open plan kitchen with oak shelves.

    portswood lodge

    Click that for the bigger version.

    Here’s a full description.

    Large 121 square meter bright and sunny 3 bedroom apartment. This is a rare find in the Atlantic Seaboard boasting with amazing views and a large open living area with stack doors that open completely.
    The apartment is completely renovated with all new fittings, fixtures, plumbing and electrical works.
    Price: R4.2 million excluding VAT.
    The apartment has the following:
    3 bedrooms (1 en suite)
    2 bathroom (1 en suite and 1 full bathroom with bath and shower)
    Large living area and open plan kitchen with OAK shelves
    30 Square meter Garage and an EXTRA parking bay behind a electric gate
    8 Square meter Store room or Maids room.

    Viewing is by appointment only, but as with the previous property of the week you can get hold of the two best property agents i know, Simony Santos and Jolene Alterskye on (021) 439 3903. Tell them i sent you they will be extra nice.

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