Massive disruption in the retail industry meets changing consumer needs

Participants at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Cape Town have been given a taste of some of the disruption that is changing the consumer goods manufacturing and retail industry...

Issued by Atmosphere PR 21 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit: Reap the rewards of doing business sustainably

'Shared-value sustainability' was a hot topic on the third and final day of the Consumer Goods Forum, with insights shared by Nestlé CEO and former Consumer Goods Forum co-chair, Paul Bulcke.

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jun 2016

#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa

There are many reasons to invest in Africa and even more reasons to believe in Africa, international delegates were told at the Consumer Goods Forum global summit in Cape Town...

By Louise Marsland 17 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit: Food safety, not just a Western luxury

A customer buys meat and vegetables from your store. He goes home, eats that fresh produce, and contracts a serious illness. Possibly even dies. Here's how to prevent this nightmare from becoming a business reality...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit: Future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa

Five things you need to know about the future of the retail market in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Louise Marsland 16 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit: Facebook disrupts retail

Facebook's not just for socialising with friends and family, it's also a cutting-edge way for marketers to communicate with consumers in the most personal way possible. Here's how...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Jun 2016

FMCG sector: Walking the tightrope between margins and prices

How can FMCG manufacturers and retailers best walk the tightrope between maintaining profit margins on the one hand and remaining affordable to cash-strapped consumers on the other?...

Issued by Atmosphere PR 13 Jun 2016

Grocery retailing: Embracing digital disruption

Issues impacting retailers and manufacturers will come under the spotlight at The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Cape Town from 15 to 17 June...

Issued by Atmosphere PR 7 Jun 2016

Brand groupies and the death of friction

Latest shopper marketing trends and how retailers and brands need to target shoppers in this digital age, where disruption is transforming the retail landscape...

By Louise Marsland 6 Jun 2016

Grocery retailing: The digital onslaught

Grocery and other retailers in South Africa are still dramatically underestimating the impact that the onslaught of digital is having on the industry...

3 Jun 2016

Food safety in Africa: International partnership to be 'sealed' at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit

An estimated 2,000 people in Africa die from food safety-related illnesses every day, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

Issued by Atmosphere PR 1 Jun 2016

Grocery retailing: Five lessons for doing business in Africa

The 'Africa rising' narrative has resulted in several South African grocery retailers seeking to expand across the continent...

20 May 2016

International

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.

1 day ago

Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion and creative industries, held a recent press event in Cape Town to unveil the four key trends that will be at the forefront of African design in 2017 and 2018.

2 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

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce's 'last frontier'

NEW DELHI, India - With 100 million new internet users every year, Amazon is betting big on India, but a major new investment in homegrown rival Flipkart means the battle to dominate the fast-growing e-commerce market is set to heat up.

20 Apr 2017

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