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Black Friday - Stats show trend on the rise in SA
Black Friday - Stats show trend on the rise in SA

Digital advertising agency Jetweb, has kept a close eye on Black Friday through social listening data for the last three years and says the trend is on the rise...

17 hours ago

Garage forecourt stores meet SA consumers' need for speed
Garage forecourt stores meet SA consumers' need for speed

The increasingly time-starved nature of consumers' lives is driving the evolution of South Africa's R35bn convenience retail sector, which currently commands 10% of total market retail spend...

Issued by Nielsen 15 Nov 2017

#Trending: The rise of consumer resilience
#Trending: The rise of consumer resilience

How are people coping in this new connected world? A global study from Viacom looks at The Next Normal: Rise of Resilience among consumers, including from Nigeria and South Africa, and how brands should respond...

By Louise Marsland 7 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: A different perspective on sugar from the sugarcane fields of Mauritius
#EntrepreneurMonth: A different perspective on sugar from the sugarcane fields of Mauritius

Shaheen Rajabally launched Natura Sugars - the only range of truly unrefined sugars in South Africa and exclusively sourced from Mauritius. We asked Rajabally to tell us the sweet story of Natura Sugars...

By Cari Coetzee 2 Nov 2017

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Digitisation, smart agriculture shaping the future of the African chemicals market

The use of smart agriculture will promote the appropriate use of agricultural chemicals and drive additional chemical sales as Africa boosts it's below average use of these inputs...

27 Oct 2017

Separating myths from facts: Understanding food labels and innovation in food production
Separating myths from facts: Understanding food labels and innovation in food production

We have to produce more food with less. This can only be done through innovation and technology in food production, but for many consumers and retailers, innovation and technology are misunderstood...

19 Oct 2017

Supermarket surge on the cards for Cote d'Ivoire
Supermarket surge on the cards for Cote d'Ivoire

The Nielsen Shopper World Conference held in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, has found that the country's modern trade arena has seen the greatest evolution in the last two years and holds the most potential for growth...

Issued by Nielsen 18 Oct 2017

Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor
Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor

Global market intelligence company, Euromonitor International, has just released the latest results of the 2017 Global Consumer Trends survey...

17 Oct 2017

Costs push moms into unhealthy food options
Costs push moms into unhealthy food options

The food industry and the government must implement "drastic measures" to curb the rising cost of healthy food, say local nutritionists...

By Dave Chambers 16 Oct 2017

Nigerians seek a 'next-level' shopping experience
Nigerians seek a 'next-level' shopping experience

The Nielsen Shopper & Retail World Conference held in Lagos, Nigeria, has revealed that modern trade formats like supermarkets and hypermarkets are stepping up to fulfill the needs of consumers...

Issued by Nielsen 16 Oct 2017

Cape Town takes the prize as South Africa's healthiest city
Cape Town takes the prize as South Africa's healthiest city

Durbanites eat the least sugar and salt while Cape Town and Johannesburg residents are better at stocking up on fruit and vegetables...

13 Oct 2017

Clicks Clubcard takes the lead in loyalty
Clicks Clubcard takes the lead in loyalty

Clicks Clubcard has moved into the top spot as South Africa's most used loyalty programme at 67%, just beating last year's loyalty leader, Pick n Pay Smart Shopper...

13 Oct 2017

Erica Elk, executive director of the CDI.
The CDI announce name change, launch Design Directory and release results of CDI design retail survey

The CDI announces its new name, the Craft and Design Institute; the launch of SA's first craft and design directory; and the results of a survey undertaken by the CDI on the value of design retail in Cape Town...

12 Oct 2017

Report reveals customer aftermarket is afterthought for manufacturers
Report reveals customer aftermarket is afterthought for manufacturers

A new report reveals discrepancies in how manufacturers and retailers view and approach post-purchase revenue, profit and relationship-building opportunities in the aftermarket service sector...

12 Oct 2017

New index offers a snapshot of SA's debt-stressed consumers
New index offers a snapshot of SA's debt-stressed consumers

Credit data company Experian launched a consumer default index on Tuesday, 10 October, to help pinpoint where South Africans are experiencing financial stress...

By Sunita Menon 11 Oct 2017

Marlene Robson and Bruce Anderson
Energetics SA launches Cups for Life

Energetics SA recently launched Cups for Life, a not-for profit empowerment programme that aims to identify, train and empower potential entrepreneurs who can't find work or struggle to get into the job market...

9 Oct 2017

Retail sales show resurgence in August
Retail sales show resurgence in August

Nominal retail sales for August 2017 grew a substantial 8.1% versus the same month last year...

5 Oct 2017

Nigerians spent $3bn annually on foreign goods - MAN
Nigerians spent $3bn annually on foreign goods - MAN

Local manufacturers lost an average of $3 billion annually due to the preference of Nigerian government and consumers for foreign goods...

By Olajide Fabamise 4 Oct 2017

Here's why South Africa's online shoppers keep coming back for more
Here's why South Africa's online shoppers keep coming back for more

Online shopping is becoming ubiquitous in many parts of the world. The internet today enables retailers to open online and serve customers at any time of the day...

By Mercy Mpinganjira 28 Sep 2017

South African spending remains cautious despite stable consumer confidence
South African spending remains cautious despite stable consumer confidence

Consumer confidence is stable despite the economy, job security concerns and increasing food prices leading to deferred spending and a longer-term focus on servicing debt and savings rather than spending...

Issued by Nielsen 28 Sep 2017

Is SA's bottled water market pumping?
Is SA's bottled water market pumping?

In supermarkets around the city, bottled water displays have become a common sighting and residents are clearly stocking up on water to prevent shortages. Will the ongoing drought help drive the bottled water industry in 2017 and beyond?..

Issued by Insight Survey 26 Sep 2017

Experiences are the new black
Experiences are the new black

It is no longer chic to be chic and wealth is not displayed anymore. Consumers are no longer buying goods; instead they are spending on experiences...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Sep 2017

Consumer spending leads economic recovery
Consumer spending leads economic recovery

The recent launch of the Mastercard SpendingPulse Report is a first for South Africa. The Report is an early indicator of consumer spending trends...

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Sep 2017

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AB InBev multi-million rand funding boosts research into beer ingredients at SU

Much of the work will focus on barley, used in malt production, which is a core ingredient in many a beer brewed worldwide. It is believed that the research will help mitigate potential risks within the supply chain...

14 Sep 2017

What comes first: the free-range chicken or the free-range egg
What comes first: the free-range chicken or the free-range egg

Many shoppers buy free-range eggs because they think the eggs are superior, rather than out of explicit concern for the hens' welfare...

By Rachel A. Ankeny and Heather Bray 12 Sep 2017

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Popimedia creates tool to leverage retail's big data stockpiles

In response to the massive amounts of underutilised data housed by retailers worldwide, Popimedia develops ad-tech solution to provide results-based marketing across the customer journey...

8 Sep 2017

Launching your brand into Africa
Launching your brand into Africa

Prior investigation of potential markets in Africa is invaluable in preventing massive mistakes...

6 Sep 2017

Franchise survey results show growth, but uncertainty
Franchise survey results show growth, but uncertainty

The latest franchise survey shows growth in the franchise sector despite challenging economic conditions, but optimism about continuing growth has dropped...

4 Sep 2017

Is SA's fast food market still growing?
Is SA's fast food market still growing?

Insight Survey's latest SA Fast Food Industry Landscape Report 2017 examines the local and global fast food industry from a uniquely holistic perspective, with detailed insights into the entire value chain...

Issued by Insight Survey 4 Sep 2017

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