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#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

Sovereign Foods shareholders approve Bidco offer, delisting from JSE

Subject to obtaining the outstanding regulatory approvals, ownership of Sovereign Foods will pass to Bidco who will acquire 100% of the Sovereign shares in issue...

12 Oct 2017

TFG latest to flee from Gupta auditor

TFG is the latest JSE-listed company to drop KPMG as its auditor. The retail group made the announcement just hours after Telkom said it would not award any new business to KPMG...

11 Oct 2017

New index offers a snapshot of SA's debt-stressed consumers

Credit data company Experian launched a consumer default index on Tuesday, 10 October, to help pinpoint where South Africans are experiencing financial stress...

By Sunita Menon 11 Oct 2017

Yoco releases free POS solution for small businesses

Payments service provider Yoco has launched an enhanced POS solution, which is South Africa's first 100% locally made, free point of sale app...

5 Oct 2017

Who's winning online in African banking?

Banking is something we all rely on, but when faced with the thought of having to deal with your bank, your emotions tend to go to a negative place...

By Romy Honneysett 3 Oct 2017

Are retailers taking over the finance space?

Retailers have built trust with their customers, and this poses a growing threat to banks' traditional market...

By Bronwyn Williams 2 Oct 2017

SA fintech industry pioneers partner to further disrupt payment space

Two of South Africa's first financial technology companies have announced a strategic business relationship that is set to change the fintech payment space...

Issued by Sureswipe 29 Sep 2017

Integrated payments - the new holy grail for retailers

Over the past 20 years, disruptive digital companies have upended consumers' expectations of the shopping and payments experience...

By Victor de Kock 28 Sep 2017

Pick n Pay moves to offer groceries on credit

Pick n Pay's newly launched Store Account allows its customers the option of purchasing groceries on credit...

26 Sep 2017

Experiences are the new black

It is no longer chic to be chic and wealth is not displayed anymore. Consumers are no longer buying goods; instead they are spending on experiences...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Sep 2017

Consumer spending leads economic recovery

The recent launch of the Mastercard SpendingPulse Report is a first for South Africa. The Report is an early indicator of consumer spending trends...

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Sep 2017

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#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 7 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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