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#BizTrends2017: Top six trends for this year

Dion Chang's top six trends for 2017 include artificial intelligence, after hours retail experiences, and the art of being woke...

By Dion Chang and Raleen Bagg 9 Jan 2017

Is sustainability baked into your strategy?

Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, one of the world's largest investors, said, “The pursuit of profit maximisation at any cost has come at a great cost to the planet and our humanity. Today's culture of quarterly earnings hysteria is totally contrary to the long-term approach we need.”

By Sue Morris 1 day ago

How big supermarket chains in southern Africa keep out small suppliers

Effective competition in the supermarket industry is important because it has far-reaching implications for consumers and suppliers...

By Reena das Nair 2 days ago

Getting VR right and ready for retail

Online retailers have led the charge when it comes to the early adoption of technology to enable better customer experience. However, despite a growing appetite for VR...

By Daryn Mason 20 Feb 2017

The Style Group innovates with modern social media commerce

Nigerian contemporary lifestyle retail group, The Style Group is offering fashion, accessories and design services via modern social media commerce. In the booming social media and e-commerce market of Nigeria, its model is a hit and is reaching thousands of Nigerians eager to shop online.

17 Feb 2017

Ambiente: Feedback from Frankfurt

Ambiente is one of the leading trade fairs showcasing design across dining, giving and living…

By Dave Nemeth 13 Feb 2017

Pinterest lets phones spy eye-catching items

SAN FRANCISCO - Pinterest on Wednesday infused more machine smarts into its online bulletin boards, pushing harder into e-commerce by enabling people to use smartphones to identify products they might wish to pursue...

9 Feb 2017

Zimbabwe slaps VAT on basic foodstuffs

Zimbabwe started levying a 15 percent value-added tax on basic foodstuffs Wednesday, the government said, dealing a further blow to cash-strapped consumers...

3 Feb 2017

How to address the needs of the uncompromising customer

Intercontinental Hotels Group's 2017 Trends Report highlights the uncompromising nature of today's customer...

19 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Instant gratification is not limited to information

David Drew, chief commercial officer of Boxmore Packaging, writes about how 3D printing is revolutionising the FMCG industry...

By David Drew 17 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The shift from the experience economy to the transformation economy

The world is in a silent revolution. Global consciousness is growing. Passion for mindless luxury is waning. Consumers are increasingly mindful of not only what their chosen product gives them, but how it makes them feel...

By Claudia Roth 11 Jan 2017

Shoprite's overall sales up 14% to R71.3bn

Whitey Basson ended his run as Shoprite CEO on a high note, the grocery chain's interim results released on Tuesday morning showed...

By Robert Laing 2 days ago

Maerua Mall facelift adds new tenants

This year, Maerua Mall in Windhoek will undergo a complete facelift, bringing both its look and its offerings up to date, with added tenants...

2 days ago

New accord to boost trade between Kenya and Egypt

Kenya and Egypt have agreed to remove double taxation on imports in a bid to improve trade between the two countries...

By Aggrey Mutambo 2 days ago

Estée Lauder teams up with Nigeria's Jumia

The Estée Lauder Companies has partnered with Nigerian online retailer Jumia to launch three of the company's brands – Clinique, Estée Lauder and Aramis...

15 Feb 2017

Etihad Airways announces travel programme tailored for fashion industry

Etihad Airways has announced the launch of Runway to Runway - a special rewards programme designed for the fashion community's travel requirements...

13 Feb 2017

IKEA collaborates with Design Indaba to create IKEA's first all-African collection

Design Indaba has announced its collaboration with global homeware giant IKEA to create IKEA's first-ever exclusive, all-African collection...

9 Feb 2017

Rwanda to export fortified foods

Rwanda will start exporting fortified foods, next month, thanks to a new modern factory launched last week Thursday...

By Peterson Tumwebaze 7 Feb 2017

Top 10 consumer trends for 2017 launched

The Euromonitor International report, ‘The top 10 consumer trends for 2017', which analyses the trends that will shape the consumer landscape in 2017 is now available for download...

18 Jan 2017

KPMG survey details what online shoppers really want

A new report by KPMG International analyses the online shopping preferences and behaviours of more than 18,000 consumers in 51 countries, by geography, generation and product category...

18 Jan 2017

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