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Changing face of retail presents opportunity for the wine trade

Embrace the chaos brought by the mobile phone-fueled digital age and look to Portugal for a road map to success in the USA...

2 days ago

Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties...

By Gabriella Mulligan 2 days ago

SA shoppers' penchant for healthy, organic food an opportunity for brands

According to a new report released by big data and predictive analytics provider IRI, South African shoppers buy more healthy and organic food than their European counterparts...

5 Dec 2017

#NewCampaign: Ocean Basket's latest campaign is a fine expression of food art

Ocean Basket's unique 'Mediterrasian' sushi offering is on dazzling display in the recently launched #TheArtOfFusion brand campaign...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 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

Top tips for a rocking online festive retail campaign

When it comes to drawing people into their stores this festive season, retailers may face increased competition, but they also have a wider array of tools...

By Linah Maigurira 30 Nov 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

Tiger eyes Africa expansion

Tiger Brands was looking for acquisitions outside SA and would place more emphasis on due diligence than in the past, management said on Monday...

29 Nov 2017

Imagining the possibilities of an Africanised Black Friday

Black Friday has come and gone, with popular consumer products ranging from food items and electronic devices to furniture items flying off the shelves at bargain prices.

By Vincent Magwenya 28 Nov 2017

Global Street Store Day is launched to celebrate the 700th Street Store

On 14 January 2014, M&C Saatchi Abel hosted the first-ever Street Store event in Cape Town - a rent-free, premises-free, pop-up clothing 'store' for the homeless...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 24 Nov 2017

Black Friday rapidly gathering steam in SA

South African retailers are hoping to capitalise on the growing local interest in the annual Black Friday sale, taking place on 24 November this year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 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

My generation failed to create loyalty

It is very obvious that my generation failed dramatically, worldwide. The next generation want change. Mostly simply change away from what my generation achieved...

By Erik Du Plessis 22 Nov 2017

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International

Six SA judges selected for NYF's grand jury

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has announced the 2018 grand jury, which includes six South African judges.

3 days ago

6 tips for effectively managing M&A communications

Recently, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi merged with the First Gulf Bank to create First Abu Dhabi Bank, the largest financial institution in the UAE with assets totalling $186bn. This not only represents a significant achievement for all parties involved, but it could also herald further merger and acquisition activity across the UAE - bringing both significant opportunities as well as challenges to the businesses involved.

By Shane Dolan 3 days ago

Report shows native advertising rises in importance

According to a new report, released by the International News Media Association (Inma) and the Native Advertising Institute the importance of native advertising continues to rise in the revenue mix even as labelling is inconsistent for many media companies.

3 days ago

MediaCom named as victor in global AkzoNobel Decorative Paints account review

Agency adds South Africa, MENA, and Argentina to their roster after competitive pitch

Issued by MediaCom 3 days ago

Seven SA judges selected for 2018 One Show!

The One Club for Creativity has announced the global creative leaders selected to serve as judges for The One Show 2018. Nearly 200 highly qualified creatives representing 34 countries will judge work from around the world.

7 Dec 2017

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