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Hello Africa! Tell me how you're doin'!

Many multinational brands approach Africa with a near-desperate bright-eyed eagerness, trying to get to grips with her intricate market dynamics...

By Marthinus Van Loggerenberg

Online buyers mad about cowdung cakes

Like consumers around the globe, Indians are flocking to the online marketplace in droves...

Deloitte releases African Powers of Retailing report

The top 25 African retailers have a presence in 21 countries on a continent where strong economic progress over the past decade is reflected by the fact that 10 of these leading retailers now come from countries outside the traditionally dominant South African market...

What drives consumer conversation on social media?

Sub-Saharan African consumers see the value of new payment solutions and are demanding more innovative ways to pay, MasterCard has disclosed at Retail Congress Africa in Cape Town...

Getting a feel for the luxury market in Africa

Prestige marketing isn't just about classy shots of high-end products - you still have to follow the tried and trusted marketing methods that make people relate to your brand, especially on the continent...

By Leigh Andrews

The four F-words of gamification: fun, fame and fortune for free on your phone

Simply put gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanisms in a non-game context. These were the key success factors in the recent multi-award-winning Red Bull Kas'Lami Tembisa campaign...

By Candice Goodman, Issued by Mobitainment

Tesco sells South Korean unit for more than 4bn

LONDON - Troubled British retailer Tesco agreed Monday to sell South Korean unit Homeplus to a consortium led by private equity firm MBK Partners for more than £4.0 billion (5.5 billion euros, $6 billion)...

Shoprite to open store in Tete, Mozambique

Africa's largest food retailer, Shoprite, is opening a new store in the Town of Tete, Mozambique later this year. Property development company, Terrace Africa, confirmed Shoprite as their anchor tenant and indicated that the new shopping centre will also feature many other well-known retailers...

Shoprite to open store in Tete, Mozambique

Shoprite is to open a new store in the town of Tete, Mozambique later this year. The property development company Terrace Africa has confirmed Shoprite as its anchor tenant and indicated that the new shopping centre will also feature many other well-known retailers...

MOBOfree.com performs 30% better than forecasted

MOBOfree, the African social marketplace, has announced a 274% year-on-year increase in the total value of goods on its platform in Nigeria. The current value of goods is $1.97 billion (394 billion NGN), up from $526 million (102.5 billion NGN) last year, outperforming the forecasted growth rate for 2015 by 30%...

Nestlé first half profit slips on strong Swiss franc

ZURICH - Swiss food giant Nestlé announced on Thursday slightly lower first half profits compared to last year, with the strong Swiss franc and Maggi instant noodles recall in India undercutting robust sales...

Alibaba takes hit as growth cools

NEW YORK - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba turned in a disappointing quarterly report on Wednesday showing sales growth cooling...

Adidas reports higher sales, modest profit rise

BERLIN - German sportswear and equipment maker Adidas on Thursday reported higher sales and a slight profit rise for the second quarter, despite falling revenues in its golf division...

E-commerce may create 50,000 jobs in Nigeria

As e-commerce expands aggressively across Nigeria, the sector may help create over 50,000 jobs within the country in two to three years, according to the MD of Kaymu.com.ng Evangeline Wiles...

Gaby's Earth Foods nuts about health!

TLC Marketing Worldwide-Africa sat with Adriano Salgado, the new director of family-run business, Gaby's Earth Foods, to find out how he is adjusting to the role and what he has planned for the company going forward...

Issued by TLC Marketing Worldwide

Amazon wants air space for delivery drones

SAN FRANCISCO - Online retail colossus Amazon wants to carve out a special zone of the sky to shuttle commercial drones that would deliver goods to its customers...

Retail, consumer confidence remains positive: Capco

Capital & Counties Properties (Capco) provides a rosy forecast, saying the outlook for retail and consumer confidence remains positive...

Amazon rallies as investors celebrate profits

NEW YORK - Amazon shares shot to record levels on Friday after a blowout earnings report seen as a potential watershed for the US online giant...

Amazon shares surge after surprise profit report

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon shares rocketed higher on Thursday after the online giant surprised the market by swinging to profit in the second quarter amid surging sales...

Coca-Cola earnings rise despite dollar drag

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola reported higher quarterly profits on Wednesday as increased sales in North America offset lower revenues overseas due in part to the strong dollar...

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