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How to market to Africa's resilient, ambitious middle class

How do you market to Africa's extremely aspirational middle class that is more than 100 million strong, with a combined monthly spending power of R1.3 trillion?

By Louise Marsland 14 hours ago

Seven South African fashion designers making waves

South Africa is the up and coming new fashion destination with its brilliant designers and labels churning out amazing clothes and making their way to the biggest fashion weeks all over the world...

By Stephen Marshal 19 hours ago

IQOS pop-up stores launched in Cape Town

Philip Morris South Africa (PMSA) has launched the first IQOS pop-up stores in Cape Town, for the sale of its smoke-free alternative to cigarettes...

16 hours ago

Tongaat expects FY headline earnings to rise 45%

Tongaat Hulett expects its full-year headline earnings to rise by up to 45%, helped by the rebound in the performance of its sugar operations...

By Andries Mahlangu 17 hours ago

Broll Retail Snapshot reveals top performing categories

While December was unsurprisingly the best month for retailers compared to November and January, consumers have become more cautious on spending...

15 hours ago

Alibaba quarterly profits almost double to $1.55bn

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Thursday its net profit almost doubled in the latest quarter on the back of soaring growth in online shopping...

18 hours ago

Silver lining in the second-hand goods market

Carefully managed second-hand shopping is the shrewd choice in today's economy, as the real net wealth of South Africans declined by nearly 2% in 2016...

3 days ago

Samra2017: Telling FMCG stories without getting stuck on the product shot

Natalie Botha and Saiesh Ajudhiya of Kantar Millward Brown presented their research on untold emotions: future-proofing adverts by understanding non-verbal responses from consumers...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Tracking a decade of trends in SA's CSI space

According to Trialogue director Cathy Duff, despite uncertainty and tougher trading conditions in almost every sector of the economy, corporate South Africa continues to demonstrate its commitment to corporate social investment (CSI)...

3 days ago

Nod for Steinhoff Africa assets spin-off

Analysts have praised Steinhoff's decision to list its African assets separately, saying the move allows the businesses to emerge from the shadow of its international operations...

By Colleen Goko 3 days ago

Robots, AI transforming future supply chain workforce

According to Kamendran Govender, procurement and supply chain transformation lead at Accenture Consulting, advances in automation are transforming the supply chain workforce of the future...

3 days ago

PriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards open for nominations in June

Nominations for entries into this year's PriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards will open on 1 June and close on 15 June 2017...

3 days ago

Sovereign Foods reports increase in revenue despite difficult trading year

Poultry producer, Sovereign Foods released its annual audited financial results for the 2017 financial year ending 28 February 2017, which showed a revenue increase of 25% to R2,2 billion...

18 May 2017

#NewCampaign: Surf's School of Shine

Surf Washing Power and Liquorice have just launched a digital billboard activation showcasing the CVs of real-life women to help them launch their careers...

3 days ago

Poultry industry challenges shape Sovereign Foods results

According to Chris Coombes, Sovereign Foods CEO, three unusual events converged to create one of the most difficult trading years in the history of the company...

3 days ago

Cash Crusaders committed to raising the secondhand industry

It's not only its innovative business model or its popularity among consumers that makes Cash Crusaders so successful, but rather the way it has brought modern best practice to the secondhand side of the business...

Issued by Cash Crusaders 3 days ago

#FreshOnTheShelf: Ouma adds to rusk range

Iconic South African brand Ouma Rusks has introduced two new additions to the range: Premium Rusks and Mini Bite Size Rusks...

3 days ago

Lewis's shares rise despite profit warning

Furniture retailer Lewis warned shareholders on Wednesday that its earnings were expected to fall by as much as 66%...

By Robert Laing 3 days ago

Famous Brands shares fall 2.96%

Indigestion over Famous Brands' full-year trading update continued to weigh on its shares, as the stock fell a further 2.96%...

By Giulietta Talevi 18 May 2017

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International

Nestle loses appeal over Kit Kat trademark

LONDON, UK - Swiss food and drink giant Nestle on Wednesday lost its legal bid to register the shape of a four-finger Kit Kat chocolate bar as a trademark in Britain.

3 days ago

Luxe boomerang comes back to bite Chanel

SYDNEY, Australia - French fashion house Chanel has triggered an uproar by selling a luxury monogrammed boomerang with a price tag of nearly $1,500, with critics saying the accessory is an insult to Australian Aborigines.

18 May 2017

Wal-Mart pushing hard to catch Amazon in e-commerce

NEW YORK, US - Wal-Mart Stores, the 800-pound gorilla of retail, is running hard to catch up in an increasingly crucial segment where it is neither the biggest nor the best: e-commerce.

16 May 2017

Behind the design: Country Road homeware

This season the Country Road homeware design team were inspired by the Australian way of life, with natural materials and colours aplenty. Here, we go behind the design and meet the team as they share the inspiration and processes that went into this season's collection.

16 May 2017

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