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Redefining direct sales to reach Generation C

RIXEYVILLE, US: The direct sales industry has changed very little over the last few decades, incorporating new technologies as they have developed, rather than evolving their business practices to capitalise further on existing markets.

By Henry Buell 20 Jun 2014 14:53

Second annual global customer service survey: The findings

INDIANAPOLIS, US: Research by global software provider Interactive Intelligence Inc reveal what customers look for in a great service experience.

10 Jun 2014 07:19

The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard 3 Jun 2014 08:59

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014 06:29

Potential for retail growth in Africa

The recently released A.T Kearney African Retail Development Index ranked the top 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa for retail expansion and highlighted Rwanda, Nigeria, Namibia, Tanzania and Gabon as Africa's most attractive markets for retailers looking to expand.

5 May 2014 11:21

Primedia moves into Namibia, first expansion outside SA

The Primedia Lifestyle Group has been awarded marketing rights to its first African shopping centre, Maerua Mall, based in Namibia.

17 Jul 2014 11:23

TM Supermarkets to open more stores

Pick n Pay's 41%-owned Zimbabwean retailer, TM Supermarkets, will open more stores in the next financial year (2015), Meikles Limited group chairman John Moxon...

7 Jul 2014 11:11

SA Taxi's cash pile opens new frontiers

South Africa's largest minibus financier, SA Taxi, is looking for opportunities to expand its minibus lending business into other African countries and could direct R100m to its domestic finance project.

12 Jun 2014 10:21

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014 11:02

Santova seeks to expand trade corridors

Supply chain management specialist Santova‚ could look to push into busy African markets in the financial year ahead.

By Marc Hasenfuss 5 Jun 2014 10:18

Packaging in SA is always changing shape

If there is one industry where everything is in flux and companies have to re-jig their shapes and formats all the time, it is SA's packaging manufacturers. Apart from constantly changing industry conditions, not least from encroaching rivals, each firm has specific obstacles to get over.

By Mark Allix 2 Jun 2014 09:30

Big data and the consumer experience for business

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, UK: The concept of big data has brought a revolution in relations between companies and their customers.

By Jose Capelo 30 May 2014 08:39

Transnet seeks greater SADC investment in rail networks

Transnet has pleaded with Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries to invest more on railway infrastructure to improve intra-regional trade.

By Mpho Sibanyoni 29 May 2014 11:37

Nampak earnings up 7.4% to 114.3c

Nampak's interim results for the six months to March saw the rest of Africa markets markedly contributing as the group as it grew overall trading income by 10%.

By Mark Allix 28 May 2014 10:00

Pyrotec PackMark appoints first distributor in Zimbabwe

Leading privately-owned South African product identification solutions provider, Pyrotec PackMark, has announced the appointment of an exclusive distributor in Zimbabwe, Super Technologies.

Issued by Pyrotec 22 May 2014 12:58

Grand Parade ups its stake in Mac Brothers

Grand Parade, the company responsible for bringing Burger King to SA‚ said it bought a further 32.9% stake in Mac Brothers for R42,79 million‚ to achieve cost efficiencies and gain greater access to the African markets.

20 May 2014 10:51

African fund eyes JSE

JSE investors will gain access to the dollar-based returns generated by shopping centres, offices, warehouses and hotels in countries such as Morocco, Mozambique, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria when Sandile Nomvete's Delta Property Fund brings the first outright African real estate offering to the market next month.

By Joan Muller 20 May 2014 06:12

Zimbabwe central bank has 'no tools' to fix economy

Zimbabwe's new central bank chief said the country's economy was weakening and the bank did not have the tools to fix it.

8 May 2014 10:57

New SA online fashion magazine

Style Africa, which launches on 15 May 2014, is a online fashion magazine by Africans, for Africans in the 25-45 year age group. Published every six months, it aims to highlight the pool of talent within Africa - from established designers, to up-and-coming young talents.

5 May 2014 11:17

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth

SABMiller's (SAB) fourth-quarter revenue growth fell short of analysts' expectations‚ sending the global brewing company's share price down by 2.21% on the JSE on Tuesday (15 April).

By Nick Hedley 17 Apr 2014 07:58

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