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Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor

Global market intelligence company, Euromonitor International, has just released the latest results of the 2017 Global Consumer Trends survey.

3 hours ago

Sugarbird Gin - infused with the spirit of entrepreneurship

The craft gin trend is on the rise with a staggering R700m contributed to the collective R19bn spirits industry in SA in 2015...

7 hours ago

The massive business of stokvels and opportunities for brands

Stokvels are huge business, but most companies are still not responding to this informal banking sector. Find out how your brand can be part of the Stokvel value...

Issued by Knowledge Resources 4 hours ago

SA's digital coupon uptake - SnapnSave reports R40m in sales for brand partners

South African cashback coupon app, SnapnSave, has reported over R40m in retail sales, 50 million impressions and 7 million engagements for its brand partners...

2 hours ago

Franchising no longer just a man's game

Secondhand giant Cash Crusaders is a highly sought-after business opportunity for potential franchise owners who range from entrepreneurs and retirees to couples and families. More than 13 franchisees are women...

Issued by Cash Crusaders 3 hours ago

Facelift underway at Ithala's northern region centres

Ithala has commenced a refurbishment programme to revitalise township and rural economies at its retail centres in Nongoma, Ulundi and Eshowe in northern KwaZulu-Natal...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 6 hours ago

#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of current the physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Enhancing cross-channel communication in financial services

Financial institutions, like any other businesses, have customers whose preferences have shifted to digital channels...

By Wynand Smit 1 day ago

Aramex Global Shopper growth mirrors rise in cross-border e-commerce

Cross-border e-commerce is on the rise. An estimated 1.4 million South Africans shopped internationally in 2016, spending an estimated R8.8 billion...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Oct 2017

Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year

At the 2017 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, which took place on Thursday, 12 October 2017, Shyft was named the overall winner...

13 Oct 2017

From the tree into the frying pan: The olive oil journey

As world demand increases, South Africa is stepping up to the plate in meeting the shortage of quality, fresh olive oil...

By Wessel Lemmer 13 Oct 2017

Cape Town takes the prize as South Africa's healthiest city

Durbanites eat the least sugar and salt while Cape Town and Johannesburg residents are better at stocking up on fruit and vegetables...

13 Oct 2017

Nigerians seek a 'next-level' shopping experience

The Nielsen Shopper & Retail World Conference held in Lagos, Nigeria, has revealed that modern trade formats like supermarkets and hypermarkets are stepping up to fulfill the needs of consumers...

Issued by Nielsen 1 day ago

Being the man in the supermarket

Is it enough when consumers merely know about your product or its benefits?

By Senzo Xulu 1 day ago

Costs push moms into unhealthy food options

The food industry and the government must implement "drastic measures" to curb the rising cost of healthy food, say local nutritionists...

By Dave Chambers 1 day ago

What's at the heart of franchise sector growth?

Over the past four years, the franchising sector has displayed resilience, consistently growing its contribution to the country's GDP from 9.7% in 2014 to 13.3%...

1 day ago

Verimark bets on home run this Christmas

Verimark - the company behind Bauer pans and Shogun knifesets - is betting on its "best Christmas ever" after introducing a raft of new products.

By Giulietta Talevi 1 day ago

SA stone fruit producers remain positive despite drought challenges

Despite the challenges of the drought, stone fruit producers have proven themselves resilient and South African can fulfil its commitments to the market for the 2017/2018 season...

1 day ago

Traceability through the supply chain

Coding and marking is the way in which essential product and traceability information is displayed on products, labels and packaging...

Issued by Pyrotec 1 day ago

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International

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing. Thus, Mami Wata was born, a premium African brand of surf apparel and accessories with an undeniable global appeal.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 hours ago

Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted.

12 Oct 2017

Report reveals customer aftermarket is afterthought for manufacturers

The customer aftermarket has become an afterthought for makers of home appliances, power tools, consumer electronics and other durable goods. Manufacturers and their retail partners have differing opinions when it comes to ensuring a valued, satisfying and profitable product ownership experience.

12 Oct 2017

Sears closing stores in Canada

OTTAWA, Canda - Sears said Tuesday it will seek court approval to liquidate all of its remaining Canadian stores, marking the end of an iconic department store. The company said in a statement that it would make the application to the Ontario Superior Court on Friday.

12 Oct 2017

Echo Polska Properties doubles retail portfolio with R11bn deal

Echo Polska Properties is doubling its retail assets with the €692.1m (R11.1bn) acquisition of a portfolio of 12 properties.

By Alistair Anderson 12 Oct 2017

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