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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 1 day ago

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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

BMi Research report on flavoured alcoholic beverages in South Africa
BMi Research report on flavoured alcoholic beverages in South Africa

Recent findings released by BMi Research have revealed that flavoured alcoholic beverages saw a decline in 2015. This was followed by a further contraction in volumes in 2016...

Issued by BMi Research 1 Sep 2017

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Long hours often needed to satisfy taste for meat

A South African earning a minimum wage would need to work about six hours to afford a kilogram of beef...

24 Aug 2017

Converting browsers into buyers: the number one challenge for retailers and manufacturers in SA
Converting browsers into buyers: the number one challenge for retailers and manufacturers in SA

Consumer behaviour and expectations are changing as digital channels start to play a bigger part in the customer journey. So, how does one convert a browser into a buyer?...

By Sally Rothman, Issued by GfK South Africa 15 Aug 2017

SA energy drinks market, Monsters vs Bulls?
SA energy drinks market, Monsters vs Bulls?

Insight Survey's latest SA Sports and Energy Drinks Industry Landscape Report 2017 carefully unfolds the sports and energy drinks markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 7 Aug 2017

Sluggish economy dampens demand for small domestic appliances in South Africa
Sluggish economy dampens demand for small domestic appliances in South Africa

Small domestic appliance sales in South Africa declined 17% to US$228m (about R3bn) in 2016, with kettles and irons accounting for 43% of market value...

Issued by GfK South Africa 3 Aug 2017

Flavoured milk loses zest
Flavoured milk loses zest

BMi Research's report on the flavoured milk category in 2016, indicate that it did not perform at the same level as 2015 and the volumes declined by 5.2%...

28 Jul 2017

Vanity rules in tough economy
Vanity rules in tough economy

South Africans are not counting cents when it comes to scents. Market research from EuroMonitor showed that deodorant is considered an essential item...

By Nivashni Nair 27 Jul 2017

Could 'buy online pickup in store' uplift brick-and-mortar retail?
Could 'buy online pickup in store' uplift brick-and-mortar retail?

The third annual JDA Consumer Survey reveals that about 54% of respondents prefer to shop in-store to other channels...

26 Jul 2017

Storyteller to provide Roots consumer behaviour insights
Storyteller to provide Roots consumer behaviour insights

Spark Media has appointed BMi Research to assist in the delivery of Roots data, via Storyteller to make the data more accessible to various sectors...

26 Jul 2017

Future-proofing brick-and-mortar retail
Future-proofing brick-and-mortar retail

With the onslaught of e-commerce a constant in the retail industry today, new and innovative approaches need to be taken to inform retailers and marketers on ways to increase footfall and boost sales in their ‘traditional' brick-and-mortar stores...

Issued by Moving Tactics 25 Jul 2017

Is Porsche or Ferrari the favourite brand of SA's super-rich?
Is Porsche or Ferrari the favourite brand of SA's super-rich?

SA's super-rich doesn't shy away from luxury brands, be they supercars, private jets, watches, alcohol or clothing...

By Suthentira Govender 14 Jul 2017

How SA's recession is impacting consumer spending
How SA's recession is impacting consumer spending

With Stats SA reporting a 0.7% GDP decrease in the first quarter of 2017, the announcement we were all dreading finally came in June...

By Gareth Pearson 11 Jul 2017

WRLC delves into expansion of SA retailer's activities into Africa
WRLC delves into expansion of SA retailer's activities into Africa

The Wholesale and Retail Leadership Chair has released a research study on ‘Expansion of South African Retailer's Activities into Africa'...

10 Jul 2017

RTD energy, sports drinks market performance in review
RTD energy, sports drinks market performance in review

BMi Research has released its reports on the ready to drink (RTD) energy and sports drinks market for 2016...

5 Jul 2017

Research reveals key drivers of sharing economy
Research reveals key drivers of sharing economy

A new whitepaper reveals the key drivers of the ever growing sharing economy, outlining the challenges and future opportunities surrounding it...

28 Jun 2017

Top 15 SA fast food brands account for 80% of stores
Top 15 SA fast food brands account for 80% of stores

Contrary to a generation ago, for many households fast food has become more of a staple diet than a treat...

26 Jun 2017

South African Customer Satisfaction Index shows fondness for fast foods
South African Customer Satisfaction Index shows fondness for fast foods

The Consulta 2016 National South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) reflects that South Africans are fond of fast food...

22 Jun 2017

Spazas boost traditional trade surge in SA
Spazas boost traditional trade surge in SA

The ongoing dynamic of modern versus traditional trade within South Africa's retail sector has seen exceptional growth of the spaza shop format. This finding stems from Nielsen's annual Shopper Trends Study...

Issued by Nielsen 21 Jun 2017

Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study
Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study

Climate change could wipe out more than half of Ethiopia's coffee production unless farmers move to higher ground, scientists warned. Climbing temperatures and dwindling rainfall have already degraded prime growing areas...

20 Jun 2017

Father's Day spend on par with Mother's Day: survey
Father's Day spend on par with Mother's Day: survey

According to a survey by dunnhumby, 57% of respondents said they spend the same amount for Father's Day as they do on Mother's Day...

14 Jun 2017

Retail, agriculture, construction sectors remain at risk in Deloitte Restructuring Outlook survey
Retail, agriculture, construction sectors remain at risk in Deloitte Restructuring Outlook survey

Restructuring professionals expect an improved economic environment in 2017, in line with the wider trend seen across developing economies...

12 Jun 2017

2019 automotive styling shades trendbook launched
2019 automotive styling shades trendbook launched

Clariant's biennial global Automotive Trendbook presents the colour areas that will play a role in the automotive industry in the future.

31 May 2017

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