Retail Trends 2018

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The modern marketer is a connected one

In the 1970s, people were served about 300 ads a day. Today it's about 5,000 ads a day. It's a product-polluted world with smart consumers, where it's no longer about differentiation, but about multiple and meaningful connections, says Carmen Murray, founder of Boo-Yah!...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Feb 2018

Business lessons on diversity and cultural sensitivity from H&M

Global retailer H&M may need to take a look at its human resources strategy and in particular at staff awareness and insight into diversity and intercultural competence, says a business school professor...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 26 Jan 2018

Logistics profitability lags due to skills shortage

A shortage of specialised skills that operate the technology optimising the distribution of goods to customers is threatening even the best efforts at scaling operational capability...

17 Jan 2018

Fresh crop of fashion talent advances in Standard Bank business accelerator

The Threads Accelerator, a fashion SME programme presented by marketing agency Nonzero and Standard Bank, has entered its second stage...

17 Jan 2018

Franchising model breeds success for Col'Cacchio pizzerias

In 2013, Greg Mommsen left the IT industry to set up one of the first Col'Cacchio pizzeria franchises in Bryanston...

9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Is franchising future-proof?

Modern-day franchising has been with us since the mid-1950s when it made its presence felt in the USA. Subsequently, expansion was swift and within a few short years, the concept had conquered the world.

By Tony Da Fonseca 9 Jan 2018

SA finalists in Chivas Venture global competition announced

The South African top five in Chivas Regal's The Venture IV have been selected. The global social entrepreneur competition aims to find and support promising entrepreneurs...

27 Dec 2017

Nyanga spaza benefits from Pick n Pay modernisation programme

Nyanga businesswoman Khosi Liwani is the latest to join the Western Cape family of independent store owners taking part in Pick n Pay's spaza modernisation programme...

18 Dec 2017

Edcon design challenge nurtures young fashion talent

Rails of new designs from Edcon's Design Innovation Challenge cohort are now available at select Edgars stores countrywide...

18 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

15 Dec 2017

How to ensure business survival in the face of evolving customers?

Research shows that companies who are customer centric are 60% more successful than non-customer centric companies. However, customers and the ways in which businesses interact with them are evolving...

Issued by Vetta 28 Nov 2017

Gavin Rajah's Prêt à Vivre collection supports local talent

Gavin Rajah's Prêt à Vivre collection of linen and handpoured massage candles is the driving force behind the 'Behind the Seams' initiative...

15 Nov 2017

Building hope through broken appliances

The Clothing Bank's latest project, The Appliance Bank, equips unemployed men with the skills to build sustainable businesses around the repairing of broken appliances...

2 Nov 2017

Massmart salutes small, local manufacturers breaking into international markets

Massmart was joined by the Economic Development Department and Proudly South African at an event to celebrate participants in the Massmart Supplier Development Programme...

23 Oct 2017

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International

Natalie Mills takes her Crystal Creations to the US

Natalie Mills was struggling financially when she embarked on her first entrepreneurship endeavour. Since then, Mills has gone on to create Crystal Creations, a bespoke range of quality jewellery, and is now on the verge of launching in the US.

3 hours ago

Lab grown meat to cause labeling issues

The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) has petitioned the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to exclude products not derived directly from animals raised and slaughtered, from the definition of 'beef' and 'meat'.

5 hours ago

App delivery boom shakes up China food sector

SHANGHAI, China - Guo Bonan has opened several new branches of his "8Peppers" spicy Sichuan-style restaurants across Shanghai since last year, and not one has a dining room.

3 days ago

Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

This Valentine's Day florists are predicting sales of $95m in the UK alone. But where do they all come from?

By Lara Bianchi 3 days ago

Abalone poaching: 'Hong Kong sucking up mountain of poached SA seafood'

With Chinese New Year celebrations just around the corner, millions of people will be tucking into a mountain of tasty seafood delicacies very soon - much of it plucked illegally from South African marine waters.

By Tony Carnie 12 Feb 2018

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