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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

#BrandManagerMonth: Building a whiskey brand that's #3xBetter

The export numbers for Irish whiskey are predicted to double to 12 million cases by 2020, with Africa seen as a key growth market for the category...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Mar 2017

#SeamlessAfrica: A masterclass in millennial engagement and retention

Millennials are known to be tech-savvy, socially engaged, have zero tolerance for delays and are always on the go...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Mar 2017

Adopt an omnichannel retail strategy or risk closure

Italist.com CEO, Diego Abba, was one of the opening keynote speakers at the Seamless Africa conference (future of payments, e-commerce & retail) in Cape Town...

16 Mar 2017

Cash-strapped consumers seek value not ‘specials'

South African consumers look beyond price when actively seeking value for money while grocery shopping, with their perceptions of physical characteristics...

14 Mar 2017

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

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

#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

#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

#BizTrends2017: Journeying to your best customer experience

I've attended hundreds of conferences over my decade in the online marketing and media space. Funny then that the event messaging that's stuck with me most has been from a few of the most recent workshops I've attended, with just a handful of insights set to impact the year ahead...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jan 2017

Pokemon Go, Trump top Google trend list

The past year was a big one for Donald Trump, but also for Pokemon Go...

29 Dec 2016

Top ten predictions from Ericsson headed up by AI

Ericsson Consumer Lab has produced its sixth edition of its annual trend report The 10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2017 and beyond...

7 Dec 2016

#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

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International

Hammerson, 'a solid bet for future returns'

Hammerson, which is the largest property stock on the JSE, is considered by analysts as one of the most undervalued stocks with significant upside potential.

1 day ago

McDonald's reports higher earnings on strong US, China

NEW YORK, United States - McDonald's reported higher first-quarter earnings Tuesday on better performance in key regions, including the United States and China.

1 day ago

Puma ups forecast after sales leap in first quarter

FRANKFURT, Germany - German sportswear maker Puma said Tuesday it set a new quarterly record for sales between January and March, springing over the €1bn-barrier and upping its forecasts for the year.

3 days ago

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21 Apr 2017

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