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#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa

Reputation is 100%-dependent on landscape comprehension, so brands in Africa need to understand cultural diversity across the continent...

By Trevor Chueu 1 day ago

Global e-commerce communities are disrupting the retail marketplace

Giant digital shopping destinations now account for more than 50% of the nearly $500 billion spent by North American consumers online...

21 May 2018

Dilutables beverage category declines in volume in 2017

The dilutables category showed a decline in volume in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a recent report from BMi Research...

21 May 2018

Which SA brands won Mother's Day this year?

This year a number of brands used Mother's Day as an opportunity to win over the hearts and cash of consumers looks to lavish their mums. But who stood out though?...

15 May 2018

Total retail sales volume growing at quickest pace in five years

Total South African retail sales for March 2018 grew by 4% year-on-year after removing the effects of inflation, marking the highest growth rate for retail spending since May 2013...

15 May 2018

Fast food franchising shows steady growth in South Africa

The fast food and quick service restaurant (QSR) sector continues to show steady growth on the back of what has been a tough economic climate in South Africa...

10 May 2018

How we can build a better supply chain in Africa

It's well known in the logistics and supply chain game that the last mile of a shipment's journey is inevitably the most expensive - possibly accounting for over 50% of total delivery costs...

By Dustin Homer 10 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth

Africa's new digitised youth population, Generation Z, will define Africa's digital future and these are the skills they will need to do it...

By Louise Marsland 8 May 2018

How a better understanding of the seven ages of appetite could help us stay healthy

Recent research has highlighted that the abundance of food cues - smells, sounds, advertising - in our environment is one of the main causes of overconsumption...

By Alex Johnstone 7 May 2018

First-of-a-kind study explores the sensory space of South African Chenin wines

South African Chenin blanc wines take centre stage in a first-of-a-kind study that explores the sensory space of wine using data mining and machine learning techniques...

7 May 2018

South African women increasing purchasing power online

According to a survey released by We Are Social, South African women currently account for 47% of the country's e-commerce market...

4 May 2018

Fast food and quick service restaurant (QSRs) sector largest in franchise industry

Research conducted by the Franchise Association of South Africa in 2017 shows that the fast food and quick service restaurant (QSRs) sector is the largest sector in the franchise industry...

3 May 2018

Reports show 2017 challenging year for flavoured alcoholic beverages, drinking yoghurt and mageu

Recent BMi Research reports confirmed that the flavoured alcoholic beverage category declined in volume during 2017, the mageu category volumes suffered a loss in 2017 and the drinking yoghurt category experienced both volume and value declining compared to 2016...

3 May 2018

New Low-GI bread, Bread-A-Betix launched by Albany Bakeries

A new low-GI bread, Bread-A-Betix, suitable for the health-conscious, and for those who want to manage their blood sugar levels and control body weight, when eaten as part of a balanced diet, has been launched by Albany Bakeries...

30 Apr 2018

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