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New Product Launches in South Africa #2

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Every week there’s something new launching in the country so I decided to put a post together to let you know what is happening in the world of brands!

These are my highlights for the past two months. I apologize for being delayed with this post, there’s just so much happening right now! Life with 3 kids isn’t easy. I am still trying to find a schedule, especially for blogging.

This is my second post in this series. If you would like to catch up on the first one, click here.

New product/services launched in South Africa:

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1. Greendot baby launches Greendot Aesthetics, Baby & Wellness Clinic!

Dr. Tahera Essay is well established as a general practitioner who has obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine & Occupational Health. Her passion for focusing on moms & families arise from the daily struggles faced by every mother related to pregnancy driven weight gain, stretch marks, pigmentation, cellulite & hormonal imbalances.

Services at the new clinic include Micro Needling, IV Infusions, Laser Hair Removal, Fertility medical work up and a baby clinic for vaccinations etc.

Address: 61 Woodlands Street, Hurlingham Manor, Sandton
Phone: 081 447 4294
Email: info@greendotmedicalcentre.co.za
Web: www.greendotbaby.co.za

2. K-WAY KIDS winter range

Hibernating and avoiding the outdoors is not an option for children this winter with K-Way’s range of snug, warm and protective clothing designed especially for children. From age-appropriate cuts and styling to stretch fabrics engineered to allow movement in every direction, K-WAY has the best winter gear for your child. Created for playing, traveling, camping, hiking, and scrambling.

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K-Way Kids range is available for purchase in all stores and online.

3. Nedbank introduces the Karri app – the new way to pay for kids’ school activities

The Karri app makes payments to schools for events such as civvies days, school trips and other fundraising activities easy and secure, using a built-for-purpose mobile payment application. It is an instant solution that allows them to send money securely to their children’s school at the click of a button, anywhere and anytime.

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Furthermore, Karri has a built-in reminder, calendar and transaction history functionality to ensure you are informed of events that your child takes part in and can pay accordingly.

4. OUMA Rusks introduces two new additions to the family

OUMA Rusks, the iconic South African rusks range, has just introduced two new additions to the family: OUMA Premium Rusks and OUMA Mini Bite Size Rusks.

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Available in three variants – Buttermilk & Muesli, Buttermilk & Bran and Buttermilk & Aniseed – these scrumptious rusks have a distinct homemade taste. This makes them the perfect serve when entertaining guests or for you to enjoy with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

5. BAKERS GOOD MORNING BREAKFAST BISCUITS LAUNCHES NEW PEACH & APRICOT FLAVOUR

In the latest addition to the Milk & Cereals, Chocolate, and Mixed Berries flavours that have earmarked themselves as every day favourites since their introduction in 2014, the Peach & Apricot flavour will be different only in taste: its finest ingredients and trusted quality will remain the same.

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“The Peach & Apricot BAKERS Good Morning Breakfast Biscuits™ are high in energy and rich in fiber with wheat, barley, oats and rye, so they are the perfect on-the-go breakfast or anytime snack throughout the day,” says Janine Ho-Lin, Senior Brand Manager for BAKERS® Sweet Biscuits.

Whether you choose to put them into your kids’ lunchboxes or pop them into your own bag for work, BAKERS Good Morning Breakfast Biscuits™ are versatile and pair well with a wide array of food options – particularly if eating a more balanced diet is at the top of your to-do-list. They complement yoghurt, fresh fruit and nuts, and can be eaten either as a tasty starter or delicious dessert at the end of a meal.

6. CADBURY DAIRY MILK CHOCOLATE-LOVING MARTIANS HAVE INVADED EARTH!

It has been revealed that Cadbury Dairy Milk has created five loveable, collectible Martian figurines Minchu, Mintu, Swaggy, Hazy and Duos, each with their own unique character and personality. So, how do you get your hands on one, or all of these figurines?

To redeem a free Martian, from the 1st June – 31st August 2017, consumers will need to purchase any FOUR participating Cadbury Dairy Milk (80g & 150g) and Cadbury Dream 80g slabs from ANY retail store, which will then allow them to redeem their free Martian figurine from any Engen Quickshop, nationwide.

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Consumers simply need to find the UNIQUE CODE inside the wrapper of the promotional product, input their four UNIQUE CODES on www.cadbury.co.za/martians to receive a REDEMPTION CODE which they can then use to claim their free Martian figurine. As the love for the Martians spreads, consumers can continue participating until all five figurines are collected. Ts & Cs apply. While stocks last.

In addition to collecting their own Martians figurines, fans will also have the chance to meet the Martians during June and July at mall activations around the country! To find out where these lovable Martians will be, visit the Cadbury Dairy Milk South Africa Facebook and Twitter pages.

7. Shampooheads launches Professional range

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8. Smartick

Smartick, an online afterschool math program supported by the European Union, which has already attained worldwide acclaim for helping 83% of students between 4 and 14 years of age improve their grades, is now available in South Africa. With Smartick’s after school programme, children can participate in daily 15 minute sessions, which can be performed anywhere, including on the drive back from school or before soccer or hockey practice.

Smartick uses the latest Artificial Intelligence to adapt to the child’s learning style, quickly addressing areas where the child needs to improve on. Once they are fully versed and competent, the app then moves the child to the next level, unlike paper-based programmes which force the child to go through a pre-defined path for all kids, no matter what they have already mastered.

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9. Enhle Mbali launches SE Preggoz

SE Preggoz by Mbali Enhle Maphumulo, is not your typical maternity wear. The first collection launched 2 years ago and was a resounding success, it sold out within 3 weeks.

Enhle’s inspiration was born whilst visiting the States pregnant with her first son. She struggled to find clothes which embodied the perfect balance of comfort and style.

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Her 2017 collection will now consist of 7 styles, and a bohemian-inspired winter collection just enough to tantalise pregnant woman’s pallets.

This range will be affordable, versatile and perfectly on point.

10. South Africa’s first delectable subscription box

SweetieBox, a tasty subscription box delivered to your door each month, offering subscribers intrigue and excitement as they open each newly curated box of surprise sweet treats. A concept that offers the convenience of having your sweet cupboard replenished each month without having to leave your home is pretty irresistible.

Each month the SweetieBox experience is taste tested by a team of sweet connoisseurs who curate each month’s new box ensuring a balance of tastes and textures. The sweets are sourced both locally and internationally and include SweetieBox branded sweets and independent sweet brands, offering a lip-smacking variety for customers and their taste buds.

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The SweetieBox team have made it their goal to source a variety of sweets around the country and the world and bring this unique assortment to the doors of their fellow sweet lovers.

SweetieBox brings a fun, exciting, convenient and tasty experience to customer’s doors each month. Subscribers can sign up to Sweetie Box on – www.sweetiebox.co.za. Subscription costs R269 per month for a monthly box, excluding delivery.

11. Cuddlers launches the #CuddlersMoGame

Win one of five R10,000 Prizes in the #CuddlersMoGame competition that runs until 16 July 2017. See specially marked packs for details on how to enter and win. T&Cs (found on Cuddlers Facebook page) apply.

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12. Food Lovers Market launches the Goodness Gang!

Food Lover’s Market is happy to welcome the Goodness Gang! This range of high-quality plush toys has motivated parents all over the world to encourage their children in a fun way to eat healthy food. Now this range is available in South Africa & Namibia, exclusive to Food Lover’s Market.

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Collect stickers every time you shop at any of the participating stores to qualify for a FREE Goodness Gang toy. Simply spend R50 to receive 1 sticker. Collect 70 stickers and receive a FREE Goodness Gang toy of your choice.

These 8 fabulous fruit and veg characters will be helping kids to learn how to eat healthily.

Meet all 8 characters and join us on this #GoodFoodJourney: www.foodloversmarket.co.za.

13. Dove launches Baby Dove in South Africa!

For more info, click here.

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Latest campaigns:

1. #DentyneSmile Moments

Last year, Dentyne, the delicious, good for teeth gum encouraged ladies to post their confident Dentyne Smiles, for a chance to win fantastic prizes, including their very own virtual CV and a one-on-one mentorship lunch with celeb mogul Minnie Dlamini.

Over the next few months, Dentyne will be working with one of their 2016 winners – Siya Akhenime Mfenyyana – as she helps to launch a series of #DentyneSmile moments.

These #DentyneSmile Vlogs will be shared on Dentyne social media pages throughout the year and fans can also check out Dentyne’s social pages for more opportunities to win other prizes with Dentyne.

Dentyne aims to demonstrate just how your radiant smile can open doors for you and how Dentyne, with Xylitol, plays a part in creating that healthy and confident smile. They believe that the power of a smile is endless and we hope to continue empowering women in 2017!

Dentyne is the perfect on-the-go oral care gum, and is available in Strawberry, Spearmint and Dentyne White Peppermint.  The entire range is sugar-free and contains Xylitol which is good for your teeth, and Dentyne White promotes whiter teeth due to its bright beads.

View the first #DentyneSmile Vlog here.

2. Share Your Labello Beautiful Smile

A new limited edition Labello Original Care Beautiful Smile dual-pack, available now, offers two sticks of its timeless classic, Labello Original Care. Perfect for sharing! It’s a favourite beauty product – your secret to a picture-perfect pout, providing long-lasting moisture for irresistibly soft lips and a gorgeous smile. And now you can share it with a friend to make a life-changing difference to a child’s life.

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There are three reasons the Labello Original Care Beautiful Smile dual-pack will make you smile:

Firstly, when you buy a Beautiful Smile dual-pack for R34.99, R2 will go to the Smile Foundation.

Secondly, you can share the smile by giving one stick to a friend.

Thirdly, you can have some fun and upload a photo or video of you sharing your Beautiful Smile stick to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #LabelloSmileChallenge and a further R1 will go to Smile Foundation. You’re probably smiling already!

Are you ready to take the #LabelloSmileChallenge to help transform lives?

Through Labello Beautiful Smile the goal is to raise, R250 000 for Smile Foundation by the end of September 2017. The funds raised will support paediatric patient surgeries within a mini Smile Week, to give children with facial abnormalities such as cleft lip or palate, facial paralysis, ear and nose deformities, burns, growths and craniofacial conditions the corrective surgery they need.

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