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Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
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Four reasons to invest in DRC's digital economy

Although the government of the DRC has included provisions for digital infrastructure development as part of their 2012-16 plans, the private sector is where the developmental race is really happening...

14 Apr 2015 11:25

Why global retail success means going very local

It's now possible to build a personal connection with each shopper rather than compete for their wallets based purely on price. But, the real challenge is how to establish a personal connection with foreign audiences...

By Françoise Henderson 30 Mar 2015 11:28

AB7 to support growing urban African market

Africa's fast-growing middle-class population is moving into the cities with plenty of income to dispose of. At least 50% of Africa's population now lives in cities...

25 Mar 2015 09:56

Getting African supply chains moving

'The Pulse of Africa's Supply Chains' is the theme for this year's SAPICS 2015 conference, which will be taking place from 31 May - 2 June at Sun City...

23 Mar 2015 11:01

Nigeria among 20 fastest growing economies

According to latest survey released by New York based financial newswire service, Bloomberg, Africa's largest economy Nigeria has been ranked among 20 fastest growing economies in the world...

16 Mar 2015 10:19

Demographics and their role in consumer behaviour

Customers influence generally comes from a series of issues when making purchasing decisions. This is true across the globe, and as such, the sub-Saharan Africa consumer is no different...

11 Mar 2015 16:12

E-commerce is the economy of Africa

Africa is the world's second largest and second most populated continent. Currently experiencing a digital revolution, it has become a major attraction for many new businesses...

10 Mar 2015 11:12

New research: How employee emotions' impact on customer experience

The latest Ask Afrika Orange Index provides customer service trends based on 13 years of data, across 32 industries and 155 companies...

4 Mar 2015 08:05

Coping under fire

Janine Lazarus, founder and owner of Janine Lazarus media consultancy was a journalist for 31 years, and has worked across the board from newspapers to radio...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Mar 2015 11:42

Six steps to enhance your customer loyalty programmes

There's no denying the value offered by customer loyalty programmes, but what does it take to get it right? Lauren Barbour, lead consultant for customer strategy at Principa, explains...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Feb 2015 08:00

Jumia launches Nigeria's official Apple Store online

Jumia has rolled out their official Apple store online, becoming the first online retailer to be authorised by Apple to sell their products.

By Lilian Mutegi 9 Feb 2015 09:41

[Trends 2015] It's not all about the money

Malls are crazy places where anything can happen. Most importantly, the bulk of this country's retail spending takes place in this environment...

By Doug Mayne 6 Feb 2015 08:54

Tiger Brands' Nigeria business widens losses

Tiger Brands' Nigerian flour business reported a widened loss of 2.92-billion naira (about R176m) for its first quarter ended December, as currency weakness in the local market offset a 27.5% surge in sales...

By Nick Hedley 4 Feb 2015 14:39

Is m-commerce a game changer for African retailers?

New technologies such as cloud computing are revolutionising the way people do business across the globe. In the African market, infrastructure has traditionally proven to be a challenge that has hindered adoption of new technologies...

By Jaco Barnard 14 Jan 2015 11:06

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