#ShopperInsights: Zero moment of truth - future of marketing
#ShopperInsights: Zero moment of truth - future of marketing

There is a single moment where Google clearly showed the future of marketing. The 'Zero Moment of Truth' was introduced to us in the one and only Google presentation that I had the good fortune to attend...

By Alistair Duff 3 hours ago

#SACSCCongress2018: Footprint Marketing Awards winners announced
#SACSCCongress2018: Footprint Marketing Awards winners announced

The 2018 Footprint Marketing Awards winners were announced on the second day of the SACSC Annual Congress, held at Durban's International Convention Centre...

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Reel Gardening, inspiring South Africans to grow their own food

Reel Gardening recently won the Future-Agro Challenge: Agripreneur of the Year award. Here, Eugene Yiga speaks to founder Claire Reid to discover more...

By Eugene Yiga 1 day ago

Mr Price CEO Stuart Bird to retire by year-end
Mr Price CEO Stuart Bird to retire by year-end

Stuart Bird, who has been CEO of Mr Price Group since August 2010 and an executive director since September 2006, will be retiring at the end of the year...

1 day ago

Organic milk accounts for 30% revenue share in emerging markets
Organic milk accounts for 30% revenue share in emerging markets

Although global demand for organic milk remains limited to a cohort of consumers, particularly those with higher disposable incomes, recent sales figures in emerging markets are encouraging, with markets maintaining a healthy growth rate during the assessment period 2018-2028...

1 day ago

Individualisation: The powerful trend shaping retail customer experience
Individualisation: The powerful trend shaping retail customer experience

Rising inflation. Record petrol prices. A VAT increase. A technical recession. SA consumers are feeling the pinch as a confluence of forces put immense pressure on their wallets...

By Ian Steyn 1 day ago

The Fry Family Food Co. grows distribution abroad
The Fry Family Food Co. grows distribution abroad

With the demand for meat-alternatives greater than ever, South African vegan food business The Fry Family Food Co. is experiencing impressive uptake abroad of their range of chilled plant-based products.

1 day ago

Woolworths launches One Small Spoon campaign to help drive food security in SA
Woolworths launches One Small Spoon campaign to help drive food security in SA

Currently, 14 million South Africans are at risk of going hungry every day, but like many other countries, South Africa over-produces food...

1 day ago

#SACSCCongress2018: Retail, Design and Development Awards winners revealed
#SACSCCongress2018: Retail, Design and Development Awards winners revealed

The SACSC announced the winners of the 2018 Retail, Design and Development Awards on the opening day of its Annual Congress, held at Durban's International Convention Centre this year...

1 day ago

Updated ocean economy scorecard on SA's marine resources released
Updated ocean economy scorecard on SA's marine resources released

While there has not been any major regression in the past two years, according to the scorecard, there are still many areas of concern...

1 day ago

Simon Colman, executive head: digital distribution at SHA.
What SMEs should know before paying a cyber ransom

Increasingly, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are becoming the target of cyberattacks, yet most are still completely unprotected...

1 day ago

Packaging trends unpacked at GLBA Shanghai conference
Packaging trends unpacked at GLBA Shanghai conference

It takes intervals of mere seconds for a package to delight the consumer and shopper. The first two seconds is when a consumer notices the pack and the second is when the decision is made to purchase...

1 day ago

Evolving rhetoric and expectations around anti-ageing skincare
Evolving rhetoric and expectations around anti-ageing skincare

The best way to change the way we think about ageing is to change how we talk about it. Indeed, "anti-ageing" has become an antiquated word...

1 day ago

Listeriosis risk lingers in rural, informal trade
Listeriosis risk lingers in rural, informal trade

Listeria bacteria remains present in food samples obtained from rural areas and the informal sector. This is despite the fact that Listeriosis levels have declined in South African ready-to-eat meat...

2 days ago

5 ways to build a better supply chain
5 ways to build a better supply chain

In South Africa, optimizing the supply chain is essential for company performance...

By Kerry Hope 2 days ago

Growth trends revealed for SA's wine and spirits markets
Growth trends revealed for SA's wine and spirits markets

The wine and spirits categories have both recorded positive growth in SA despite depressed economic conditions, according to new reports released by BMi Research.

2 days ago

Time to act on digital transformation
Time to act on digital transformation

Digitisation has forever changed the consumer buying experience. The internet was once a simple tool to browse options and compare prices but has now become...

By Carmen Whateley 2 days ago

Online Retailer of the Year awards launches in SA
Online Retailer of the Year awards launches in SA

The search is on for SA'S Online Retailer of the Year. World Wide Worx in partnership with Platinum Seed, Visa, Heavy Chef and the E-commerce Forum of Africa, has launched a new awards programme...

2 days ago

Should vegans avoid avocados and almonds?
Should vegans avoid avocados and almonds?

A video recently doing the rounds on Facebook included a segment from the BBC comedy quiz show QI. The video asks which of avocados, almonds, melon, kiwi or butternut squash are suitable for vegans...

By Dominic Wilkinson 2 days ago

Top 10 trends in digital commerce
Top 10 trends in digital commerce

Much has changed since the first products were sold online in the 1990s...

By Sandy Shen 2 days ago

Trademark law and its limits in the fashion industry
Trademark law and its limits in the fashion industry

While fashion trends come and go, some become classics, such as the Chanel suit, the Burberry trench coat, the Ralph Lauren polo shirt, Louis Vuitton bags, and Levi 501 jeans...

By Clea Rawlins 2 days ago

New Smart Shopper benefits - points for petrol, cardless functionality and more
New Smart Shopper benefits - points for petrol, cardless functionality and more

Pick n Pay has announced a host of enhancements to its popular rewards programme, including a partnership with BP service stations that allows Smart Shopper members to earn points when refueling...

3 days ago

US retail chain Sears files for bankruptcy
US retail chain Sears files for bankruptcy

US retail giant Sears has filed for bankruptcy and plans to close almost 150 stores...

3 days ago

SAB Foundation awards SA's most promising social innovators with R12.5m
SAB Foundation awards SA's most promising social innovators with R12.5m

The first place winners in this year's SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards took home more than R1m each for their innovations...

3 days ago

Using tech to elevate the in-store customer experience
Using tech to elevate the in-store customer experience

In today's competitive market, retailers need to create a compelling reason for customers to enter their stores. Smart use of technology offers one way to differentiate themselves from the competition...

3 days ago

#Newsmaker: "Measure, review, react" - Marilyn Nel
#Newsmaker: "Measure, review, react" - Marilyn Nel

Marilyn Nel joined BMi Research earlier this year as new research manager to lead the B2B market research department, responsible for building client relationships, guiding clients through research projects and overseeing the research process on all projects...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Job creation is a team effort
Job creation is a team effort

The franchise sector continues to grow healthily, according to the survey results recently released by Fasa. That sounds as if we should be in a good position to answer the president's call to create jobs...

By Richard Mukheibir 3 days ago

Data, tech to transform retail market in Nigeria
Data, tech to transform retail market in Nigeria

The convergence of AI, tech, and data on Nigeria's multi-billion dollar plus retail market - will be a strategic focus to local and international developers, investors and retailers...

15 Oct 2018

Versace acquisition: Michael Kors needed to boost its credibility to make it in the luxury market
Versace acquisition: Michael Kors needed to boost its credibility to make it in the luxury market

By acquiring the prestigious Italian fashion house, Versace, American group Michael Kors enters the luxury world, despite a lack of experience in the sector...

By St├ęphane J. G. Girod 15 Oct 2018

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