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Pomegranate PhDs: Research into the super fruit's quality, packaging and shelf life

Dr Arendse and Dr Belay have received their PhDs for research on pomegranates - including a non-destructive quality control method and optimal packaging conditions to extend the fruit's shelf life...

12 hours ago

Excellent growth potential in SA's R43bn Private Label retail category

Despite tough trading conditions off the back of low economic growth and curbed consumer confidence there is still room for growth within South Africa's R43bn *Private Label retail category...

Issued by Nielsen 3 days ago

New research suggests organisations should embrace new messaging culture

Surge in consumers' use of messaging and social media is transforming their expectations of service, says new BT and Cisco research...

6 Dec 2017

Black Friday 2017 surpassed expectations: Picodi

Global discounts website, Picodi.com, says Black Friday went beyond expectations this year. The company says consumers' activity increased on average by 624%...

1 Dec 2017

'Weather-sensitive' products: adjusting price and promotions to increase sales

It stands to reason that the weather can affect the sales of certain products. More rainfall generally means that consumers purchase less sunscreen...

By Xavier Rousset, Octavio Escobar and Régis Chenavaz 1 Dec 2017

Africa's rebound demands bolder strategies than ever before

Manufacturers and retailers seeking to stay one step ahead in Africa's complex markets need to move beyond 'business as usual' - they simply cannot keep doing the same things and expecting a different result...

Issued by Nielsen 30 Nov 2017

The future of agriculture, food security is knowledge-intensive

As gains from the green revolution come up against limited natural resources, agriculture is poised for another major transformation...

28 Nov 2017

Food retail in SA scores top marks for customer satisfaction

Food retail in South Africa has had to evolve to stay above water in a fiercely competitive industry. Strategies have to adapt to take changing consumer expectations into account...

24 Nov 2017

Is a little loyalty too much to ask for?

The South African retail market is a battleground at the moment: fierce competition by brands; a vast choice available to consumers; and a weak economic climate...

By Romy Honneysett 23 Nov 2017

Black Friday - Stats show trend on the rise in SA

Digital advertising agency Jetweb, has kept a close eye on Black Friday through social listening data for the last three years and says the trend is on the rise...

22 Nov 2017

South African men buy into personal care

Women may find themselves fighting for mirror space and hiding their eye creams because according to Euromonitor, men's grooming recorded a 13% growth in value sales in 2016...

17 Nov 2017

Garage forecourt stores meet SA consumers' need for speed

The increasingly time-starved nature of consumers' lives is driving the evolution of South Africa's R35bn convenience retail sector, which currently commands 10% of total market retail spend...

Issued by Nielsen 15 Nov 2017

#Trending: The rise of consumer resilience

How are people coping in this new connected world? A global study from Viacom looks at The Next Normal: Rise of Resilience among consumers, including from Nigeria and South Africa, and how brands should respond...

By Louise Marsland 7 Nov 2017

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International

Steinhoff shares dive on suspected fraud

Steinhoff International's share price continued to plummet in heavy trade on Wednesday as fears mounted of long drawnout investigations by regulatory authorities in Europe, the US and locally in SA.

7 Dec 2017

Amazon claims record-breaking Australia launch

SYDNEY - Amazon's Australia launch was the company's biggest-ever opening day for orders, the US giant said on Wednesday, but some shoppers were underwhelmed by the range of goods and prices on offer.

7 Dec 2017

Markus Jooste quits as Steinhoff CEO

Steinhoff International CEO Marcus Jooste resigned on Tuesday night, ahead of the furniture retailer's results scheduled for release on Wednesday.

By Robert Laing 6 Dec 2017

Retailers brace as Amazon launches in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia - US internet giant Amazon launched in Australia on Tuesday in time for Christmas, with retailers scrambling to cut costs and boost their online offerings as they brace for an expected shake-up of the sector.

6 Dec 2017

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