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How to market to Africa's resilient, ambitious middle class

How do you market to Africa's extremely aspirational middle class that is more than 100 million strong, with a combined monthly spending power of R1.3 trillion?

By Louise Marsland 10 hours ago

Nod for Steinhoff Africa assets spin-off

Analysts have praised Steinhoff's decision to list its African assets separately, saying the move allows the businesses to emerge from the shadow of its international operations...

By Colleen Goko 3 days ago

Get ready for the AI startup retail CX revolution

Virtual chatbots are becoming commonplace in the B2B marketing sector as well as for general online consumer shopping. Here's what else to expect from the AI retail startup boom as it turns customer journey on its head...

By Leigh Andrews 18 May 2017

Is cold calling dead?

I have been asked to give my feedback on whether or not cold calling is dead and my answer is quite simply, NO...

By Dave Nemeth 16 May 2017

Contactless payments forecast to exceed $1tn by 2019

The global value of contactless transactions made via payment cards, mobile and wearables, will reach $1.3 trillion by 2019...

16 May 2017

Africa increases high-value production, global trends identify industrial growth

Euromonitor International has recently released research on how industrial changes are shaping the B2B marketplace around the world...

16 May 2017

Kenyan merchant solution Sokowatch starts East African expansion

Kenyan ordering and delivery solution Sokowatch is plotting further expansion across East Africa after making Dar es Salaam, Tanzania its second market in February...

By Tom Jackson 16 May 2017

Extended shopping hours to the benefit of consumers and retailers

The competitive online retail environment has forced retailers to reassess many aspects of their business, including trading hours...

12 May 2017

Nike Breaking 2 was so much bigger than an athlete breaking 2 hours

If you were to name the marathon athletes who attempted to break the two-hour barrier in the Nike Breaking 2 campaign last weekend, I would be surprised if more than 1% of you would get one name correct...

By Richard Dunn 10 May 2017

Rwanda moves swiftly towards cashless society

Extension of Mastercard and Rwanda Government agreement will result in a stronger digital payment sector and a cashless society...

5 May 2017

Turning the whole world into an interactive billboard with AR

Augmented reality campaigns are taking off internationally with progressive brands using the technology to turn every available surface into a virtual billboard...

By Johan Walters 4 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: What's on the menu for Food & Hospitality Africa 2017?

We chat to Nick Sarnadas from Food & Hospitality Africa, the largest pan-African food, drink, and hospitality trade show, to find out what's on the menu this year...

By Cari Coetzee 4 May 2017

Will additive manufacturing inspire the next industrial revolution?

Some suggest that by taking the industrial revolution of 1760-1840 as the first one, we are currently in the fourth industrial revolution...

By Nicholas Kitonyi 3 May 2017

US products on show at retail trade expo

US takes diversified export product basket to Sub-Saharan Africa at Food & Hospitality Africa Expo 2017...

3 May 2017

Prepaid payment solutions drive cash out of Africa's economies

The latest prepaid solutions are being made available across Africa to government institutions, financial services and corporate sector and consumers...

28 Apr 2017

Africa needs export diversification

Will headline GDP growth translate into qualitative development across the continent..?

26 Apr 2017

Two new African acquisitions give Mara Delta solid footing

Pan-African property income fund Mara Delta has enjoyed a strong nine months to March, completing key acquisitions in Mauritius and Mozambique...

By Alistair Anderson 25 Apr 2017

WTM Africa 2017 celebrates multiple successes

From increased visitor numbers, to more media and even greater attendance by trade specialists, World Travel Market Africa 2017 closed with praise from both local and international travel professionals...

Issued by WORLD TRAVEL MARKET AFRICA 5 May 2017

Egyptian online grocery startup GoodsMart raises $750k

Egyptian online grocery service GoodsMart has raised $750,000 in funding from Algebra Ventures, which will go towards growing its operational capacity...

By Tom Jackson 3 May 2017

Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion, unveils four key trends of African design in 2017 and 2018...

25 Apr 2017

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International

Alibaba quarterly profits almost double to $1.55bn

BEIJING, China - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Thursday its net profit almost doubled in the latest quarter on the back of soaring growth in online shopping.

14 hours ago

Nestle loses appeal over Kit Kat trademark

LONDON, UK - Swiss food and drink giant Nestle on Wednesday lost its legal bid to register the shape of a four-finger Kit Kat chocolate bar as a trademark in Britain.

3 days ago

Luxe boomerang comes back to bite Chanel

SYDNEY, Australia - French fashion house Chanel has triggered an uproar by selling a luxury monogrammed boomerang with a price tag of nearly $1,500, with critics saying the accessory is an insult to Australian Aborigines.

18 May 2017

Wal-Mart pushing hard to catch Amazon in e-commerce

NEW YORK, US - Wal-Mart Stores, the 800-pound gorilla of retail, is running hard to catch up in an increasingly crucial segment where it is neither the biggest nor the best: e-commerce.

16 May 2017

Behind the design: Country Road homeware

This season the Country Road homeware design team were inspired by the Australian way of life, with natural materials and colours aplenty. Here, we go behind the design and meet the team as they share the inspiration and processes that went into this season's collection.

16 May 2017

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