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Coca-Cola posts 7% global revenues loss

NEW YORK - The slow global economy and the health-driven turn against sweet sodas dented Coca-Cola sales for the sixth straight quarter, delivering a 28 percent hit to net income, the company reported Wednesday...

16 hours ago

#BeyondRetail2016: Readying for retail saturation or a complete revolution?

E-commerce is set for more uptake, but traditional retailers need not worry about a loss of overall sales as a result. Here's how they can avoid extinction by keeping ahead of retail trends...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Oct 2016

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 193: Zero Negative Energy launch with Adidas

On the latest episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding spoke to Brett Burgess...

20 Oct 2016

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 193: Adidas Athletics launches the ZNE

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 20 October, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Brett Burgess...

19 Oct 2016

Dunkin' opens donuts outlet

Another US household name has launched in SA, with Dunkin' Donuts officially opening its first store in Cape Town on Thursday. Four more outlets are planned for launch in the Western Cape by Christmas...

By Colleen Goko 14 Oct 2016

Amazon and VMware form alliance in the cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Cloud computing rivals VMware and Amazon Web Services on Thursday, 13 October 2016, announced an alliance that will let them play off each other's strengths...

14 Oct 2016

These customers ain't loyal... Or are they?

Can people buy from you consistently, but not out of loyalty? It is possible that you may be selling services and/or products, business is booming but the majority of the transactions take place grudgingly...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 12 Oct 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Organic supermarket opens in Nigeria

A New Earth, a boutique organic and eco-living store based in Beirut, Lebanon, recently announced its opening in Lagos, Nigeria. The expansion is testament to the owners' belief in moving towards a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable way of living.

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Do good business, do business online

The #SustainableBiz16 summit just wrapped up in the US last week. I followed the tweets and noted that most of the learnings, while stemming from global corporations, definitely have local relevance...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Oct 2016

Navigate Bizcommunity to where the business is

An increasing number of our core advertising, marketing and media audience and other professional subscribers are discovering that navigating editorial offerings across Bizcommunity's 18 multi-industry portals makes good sense...

Issued by 7 Oct 2016

Is your website driving away customers?

US consumers in particular are very discerning when shopping online, so much of the global ecommerce research stems from there, but it's more than just a 'Western concern'. Here's why African business should take online shopping cart abandonment into account locally and when selling to an international market...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Oct 2016

Organic, eco-living store opens in Nigeria

A New Earth is a boutique supermarket that first opened its doors on July 1, 2009, in Beirut, Lebanon and is now in Nigeria...

3 Oct 2016

Five factors of successful franchisor leadership

In addition to being concerned about the match between a franchisee and a franchisor, in terms of psychometric testing, franchisors should review their own leadership and management capabilities, as becoming a franchisor changes the nature of a business...

By Anita du Toit 1 day ago

Customers will share a good story, use technology to drive this

Chantel Nimb at Oracle South Africa shares her experiences with good and bad customer service and points out that South African business need to give their customers good stories, worth sharing. Technology can assist this process...

By Chantel Nimb 1 day ago

Food trends: The jus just ain't worth the squeeze

What's hot on the local food scene? What's being served up and what's joining the leftovers?

By Shelley Seid 14 Oct 2016

Logistics the lifeblood of trade in Africa

As the biggest multi-industry site catering to a professional audience in Africa and South Africa, Bizcommunity is delighted to be media partner to the biggest port event in Africa...

Issued by 14 Oct 2016

DHL acknowledges importance of customer service for African businesses

It is safe to say that poor customer service can seriously affect a company's bottom line...

12 Oct 2016

Nigeria's slowdown affects retail, investment opportunities

According to Broll Nigeria, retail landlords have had to offer rental concessions in order to retain tenants in Nigeria and falling commodity prices, coupled with the depreciation of the naira, have contributed to the reduction of Nigeria's attractiveness as an investment destination in general...

12 Oct 2016

Facebook's Oculus pushes virtual reality with new gear

Facebook on Thursday worked to ramp up enthusiasm for its virtual reality line, unveiling new gear including a lower-end wireless headset prototype...

7 Oct 2016

Facebook launches buy-and-sell 'Marketplace'

Facebook on Monday launched a new online "Marketplace" allowing members of the huge social network to buy and sell with each other...

4 Oct 2016

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