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Stellenbosch University student develops first gut probiotic for broiler chickens
Stellenbosch University student develops first gut probiotic for broiler chickens

A PhD student in microbiology at Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Science has successfully developed and patented a probiotic for broiler chickens. This based on microbiota from the guts of free-range chickens.

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Global food commodity prices drop in November
Global food commodity prices drop in November

The Food and Agriculture Organisation's Food Price Index, an indicator of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities, is now at its lowest level since May 2016...

7 Dec 2018

No presents, please: how gift cards initiate children into the world of 'credit'
No presents, please: how gift cards initiate children into the world of 'credit'

Faced with a glut of children's toys at home, more and more parents are presenting gift cards in lieu of presents...

By Louise Grimmer and Martin Grimmer 5 Dec 2018

Private Label surges ahead with R49.3bn in annual sales
Private Label surges ahead with R49.3bn in annual sales

The latest research from global measurement and data analytics expert Nielsen reveals that sales of Private Label products in South Africa now equate to R49.3bn annually...

Issued by Nielsen 5 Dec 2018

Single R6m transaction recorded on Black Friday 2018
Single R6m transaction recorded on Black Friday 2018

Online sales over the extended Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend exceeded figures for 2017. This is according to BankservAfrica, which processed a total of 581,189 online transactions...

3 Dec 2018

Deflated in-store spending over Black Friday weekend: Vend
Deflated in-store spending over Black Friday weekend: Vend

In-store retail spending over the Black Friday shopping period this year dropped by 10% compared to 2017, while sales volumes decreased by 2%...

28 Nov 2018

Black Friday momentum a boon to retail SMEs
Black Friday momentum a boon to retail SMEs

While it's tempting to relegate Black Friday as just another marketing gimmick, the reality is that it signifies the start of a month-long consumer spending frenzy that significantly boosts retail revenues...

27 Nov 2018

Before we talk about e-commerce in SA, let's define it properly
Before we talk about e-commerce in SA, let's define it properly

Experts are divided about both the state and the future of e-commerce in South Africa. Some big brands, like Massmart, have elected not to establish an online store here...

By Claire Cobbledick 26 Nov 2018

Understanding Black Friday and SA consumer behaviour - Part 2
Understanding Black Friday and SA consumer behaviour - Part 2

With Black Friday in our midst, are South African consumers in a better financial position now compared to 2017?

By Lullu Krugel, Christie Viljoen and Maura Feddersen 23 Nov 2018

Why do Black Friday shoppers throw punches over bargains? A marketing expert explains 'psychological ownership'
Why do Black Friday shoppers throw punches over bargains? A marketing expert explains 'psychological ownership'

Black Friday, the most celebrated shopping day of the year, abounds with tales of fistfights over discounted televisions or even stampedes as consumers rush to get that low-priced sweater they saw in an ad...

By Colleen P. Kirk 22 Nov 2018

South African smartphone unit sales rise 16% in Q3 2018 as consumer tech market shows resilience
South African smartphone unit sales rise 16% in Q3 2018 as consumer tech market shows resilience

South Africa's technical consumer goods market enjoyed a boost from strong sales of telecom devices in the third quarter of 2018...

Issued by GfK South Africa 22 Nov 2018

Understanding Black Friday and SA consumer behaviour - Part 1
Understanding Black Friday and SA consumer behaviour - Part 1

The retail bonanza of Black Friday has traditionally been the start of the Christmas shopping season in the US. The day occurs on the fourth Friday of November following Thanksgiving Thursday...

By Lullu Krugel, Christie Viljoen and Maura Feddersen 22 Nov 2018

How Black Friday is changing purchasing patterns in sub-Saharan Africa
How Black Friday is changing purchasing patterns in sub-Saharan Africa

The holiday season starts earlier every year, as three major shopping holidays originating in the US and China, namely Black Friday, Singles' Day and Cyber Monday, are extending to the rest of the world...

20 Nov 2018

Online sector shows excellent growth potential for grocery
Online sector shows excellent growth potential for grocery

Global online grocery purchasing is up 15% in the last two years, leading to an estimated US$70bn additional sales in online FMCG, according to a new report by global measurement company, Nielsen...

Issued by Nielsen 16 Nov 2018

Growing nutritional awareness drives weight management beverages market
Growing nutritional awareness drives weight management beverages market

Rapid gravitation toward cognitive wellbeing and growing proclivity for nutritional products remain the key growth levers of the weight management beverages landscape...

16 Nov 2018

#ShopperInsights2019: Innovation drives brand success at shelf
#ShopperInsights2019: Innovation drives brand success at shelf

Lindt is a premium brand growing in a declining market. A luxury product generally bought as a gift, the brand launched a cheaper version catering to personal indulgence. Not only did this expand...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Nov 2018

The hidden customer engagement tool lying dormant at every retailer
The hidden customer engagement tool lying dormant at every retailer

With two prime shopping periods ahead - Black Friday and the Festive Season shopping extravaganza - retailers are preparing for a bumper sales season to mitigate the slow retail sales growth experienced during much of the year...

By Daniel Logan 8 Nov 2018

#ShopperInsights2019: I love you, but...
#ShopperInsights2019: I love you, but...

Despite retailers widening their repertoire, baskets are shrinking as tough times for shoppers dictate more planning and less impulse shopping...

By Danette Breitenbach 8 Nov 2018

5 myths about SA's spaza market debunked
5 myths about SA's spaza market debunked

Informal trade and distribution data company, 5M2T clarifies five common myths about the spaza market...

7 Nov 2018

#GoogleRetail: No room for silos in omnichannel retail
#GoogleRetail: No room for silos in omnichannel retail

We're in living in an omnichannel world. We use a number of different paths to get to the products, info and services that we want. Search has become intuitive...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Nov 2018

Food prices dip in October
Food prices dip in October

International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, according to the United Nations...

5 Nov 2018

Growth trends in SA's fast food industry
Growth trends in SA's fast food industry

The year-on-year growth of South Africa's food and beverage industry slowed to 0.1% as at July 2018, according to Broll Property Intel's Retail Snapshot Q3:2018. Restaurants and coffee shops experienced...

5 Nov 2018

These are SA's favourite loyalty programmes
These are SA's favourite loyalty programmes

Pharmacy and beauty retail is leading the charge when it comes to loyalty programmes in South Africa. Clicks Clubcard has remained at the top as the most used loyalty programme...

2 Nov 2018

Yuppiechef scoops title of SA's Online Retailer of the Year
Yuppiechef scoops title of SA's Online Retailer of the Year

Yuppiechef triumphed at the inaugural Online Retailer of the Year awards, which recognises online stores in South Africa that grow trust amongst digital shoppers...

2 Nov 2018

Black Friday fuels growth in SA's FMCG sector
Black Friday fuels growth in SA's FMCG sector

The Black Friday mega shopping phenomenon is more heyday than hype for South Africa's fast moving consumer goods retail sector...

31 Oct 2018

Meat grown from cells: companies clamour to put it on your plate
Meat grown from cells: companies clamour to put it on your plate

Could this be the year that meat grown in vats rather than taken from animals reaches our plates?

By Neil Stephens 30 Oct 2018

26% of alcohol consumed globally is illicit
26% of alcohol consumed globally is illicit

A new Euromonitor International report reveals that one in every four bottles of alcohol that's consumed is illicit.

25 Oct 2018

2018 Robyn Putter winners, Ogilvy SA. Image: © Ogilvy CT on
#TopBrands2018: Ogilvy, Koo, Discovery Health excel in Sunday Times Top Brands survey 2018

The results of the annual Sunday Times Top Brands survey were announced at an awards ceremony hosted at The Empire venue in Parktown, Johannesburg on Wednesday...

24 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

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