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Highest SA retail sales growth for April in six years
Highest SA retail sales growth for April in six years

Total South African retail sales for April 2018 grew by 3.7% year-on-year after removing the effects of inflation, showing the highest growth rate seen in April in the past six years...

13 Jun 2018

Is pet 'parenting' driving SA industry growth?
Is pet 'parenting' driving SA industry growth?

Insight Survey's latest SA Pet Care Industry Landscape Report 2018 discusses the global and local pet care markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 11 Jun 2018

Global insights into the jewellery export market
Global insights into the jewellery export market

The amount of jewellery exported worldwide reduced by -1.8% against the previous year level, according to the report 'World: Jewelry - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025', recently published by IndexBox.

7 Jun 2018

Global digital commerce spend forecast to reach $14.7tn by 2022
Global digital commerce spend forecast to reach $14.7tn by 2022

Global consumer spend on digital commerce will reach $14.7tn by 2022, up by 60% on last year's figure of $9.2tn. It's expected to approach $15tn annually...

6 Jun 2018

Maybe she's born with it... or is it good skincare?
Maybe she's born with it... or is it good skincare?

Insight Survey's latest SA Premium Skincare Industry Landscape Report 2018 carefully unfolds the global and local premium skincare markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 4 Jun 2018

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Gartner report: smartphones yield sales growth

According to a report by Gartner, global sales for smartphones returned to growth in the first quarter of 2018. The report shows a 1,3% increase over the same period in 2017...

31 May 2018

The most admired African brands announced
The most admired African brands announced

Brand Africa's 100 list of Africa's Best Brands for 2017/18 was released last week at an awards ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa...

28 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa
#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa

Reputation is 100%-dependent on landscape comprehension, so brands in Africa need to understand cultural diversity across the continent...

By Trevor Chueu 25 May 2018

Global e-commerce communities are disrupting the retail marketplace
Global e-commerce communities are disrupting the retail marketplace

Giant digital shopping destinations now account for more than 50% of the nearly $500 billion spent by North American consumers online...

21 May 2018

Dilutables beverage category declines in volume in 2017
Dilutables beverage category declines in volume in 2017

The dilutables category showed a decline in volume in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a recent report from BMi Research...

21 May 2018

Which SA brands won Mother's Day this year?
Which SA brands won Mother's Day this year?

This year a number of brands used Mother's Day as an opportunity to win over the hearts and cash of consumers looks to lavish their mums. But who stood out though?...

15 May 2018

Total retail sales volume growing at quickest pace in five years
Total retail sales volume growing at quickest pace in five years

Total South African retail sales for March 2018 grew by 4% year-on-year after removing the effects of inflation, marking the highest growth rate for retail spending since May 2013...

15 May 2018

Fast food franchising shows steady growth in South Africa
Fast food franchising shows steady growth in South Africa

The fast food and quick service restaurant (QSR) sector continues to show steady growth on the back of what has been a tough economic climate in South Africa...

10 May 2018

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How we can build a better supply chain in Africa

It's well known in the logistics and supply chain game that the last mile of a shipment's journey is inevitably the most expensive - possibly accounting for over 50% of total delivery costs...

By Dustin Homer 10 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth
#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth

Africa's new digitised youth population, Generation Z, will define Africa's digital future and these are the skills they will need to do it...

By Louise Marsland 8 May 2018

How a better understanding of the seven ages of appetite could help us stay healthy
How a better understanding of the seven ages of appetite could help us stay healthy

Recent research has highlighted that the abundance of food cues - smells, sounds, advertising - in our environment is one of the main causes of overconsumption...

By Alex Johnstone 7 May 2018

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First-of-a-kind study explores the sensory space of South African Chenin wines

South African Chenin blanc wines take centre stage in a first-of-a-kind study that explores the sensory space of wine using data mining and machine learning techniques...

7 May 2018

South African women increasing purchasing power online
South African women increasing purchasing power online

According to a survey released by We Are Social, South African women currently account for 47% of the country's e-commerce market...

4 May 2018

Margaret Constantaras is an independent consultant within the marketing research industry.
Fast food and quick service restaurant (QSRs) sector largest in franchise industry

Research conducted by the Franchise Association of South Africa in 2017 shows that the fast food and quick service restaurant (QSRs) sector is the largest sector in the franchise industry...

3 May 2018

Reports show 2017 challenging year for flavoured alcoholic beverages, drinking yoghurt and mageu
Reports show 2017 challenging year for flavoured alcoholic beverages, drinking yoghurt and mageu

Recent BMi Research reports confirmed that the flavoured alcoholic beverage category declined in volume during 2017, the mageu category volumes suffered a loss in 2017 and the drinking yoghurt category experienced both volume and value declining compared to 2016...

3 May 2018

New Low-GI bread, Bread-A-Betix launched by Albany Bakeries
New Low-GI bread, Bread-A-Betix launched by Albany Bakeries

A new low-GI bread, Bread-A-Betix, suitable for the health-conscious, and for those who want to manage their blood sugar levels and control body weight, when eaten as part of a balanced diet, has been launched by Albany Bakeries...

30 Apr 2018

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Uptick in Shopping Centre Sales

The uptick in shopping centre sales out of negative territory is continuing according to report...

26 Apr 2018

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Key insights into the global garlic market

In 2016, global garlic consumption stood at $18.1bn, +8% more than the year before. It is anticipated that the next nine year period will see an upward trend in garlic cultivation due to a number of factors...

25 Apr 2018

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Clone tastings: Vititec puts experimental wines through their paces

"We produce between 50 and 60 experimental wines every year, all part of the clone evaluation process. The feedback from the tasters gives us a good indication of quality and consumer appeal. If the wine meets these requirements, we propagate these cultivars and clones and distribute it commercially."

23 Apr 2018

Global bread and bakery consumption continues to experience modest growth
Global bread and bakery consumption continues to experience modest growth

The global bread and bakery product market displayed modest, but sustainable growth throughout the period under review, increasing from 122,000 tonnes in 2007 to 129,000 tonnes in 2016...

23 Apr 2018

Cardigans and anoraks won't cut it: why there should be more fashion for older men
Cardigans and anoraks won't cut it: why there should be more fashion for older men

Now we find ourselves nearly drawing pensions and thinking what? What now? Put a cardigan on and grey shoes? Is there an age when you think: 'Oh, I can't possibly be involved in fashion now?

By Ania Sadkowska and Katherine Townsend 20 Apr 2018

The 'ennial tribes: Understanding Generation Y and Generation Z South Africans
The 'ennial tribes: Understanding Generation Y and Generation Z South Africans

There are some interesting differences and similarities between centennials - those aged 21 and below - and millennials - those aged 22 to 35...

By Rachel Thompson, Issued by GfK South Africa 19 Apr 2018

SA consumers benefit from lower inflation in February as rand strengthens
SA consumers benefit from lower inflation in February as rand strengthens

The latest Mastercard SpendingPulse report shows moderate growth in consumer spending, but general dealer sales continue to underperform...

18 Apr 2018

RTD sports drinks gaining market share
RTD sports drinks gaining market share

Ready to drink (RTD) sports drinks were one of the few segments of the non-alcoholic beverage categories that recorded positive growth for the year 2017...

17 Apr 2018

The role of mobile in building brand loyalty
The role of mobile in building brand loyalty

With falling consumer confidence and a slow economic growth outlook, brands are intensifying the fight for consumer loyalty...

By Nicholas Bednall 16 Apr 2018

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