#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...

3 days 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 3 days 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...

17 Oct 2018

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...

16 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Redeveloped Fourways Mall to showcase new corporate branding
Redeveloped Fourways Mall to showcase new corporate branding

The multibillion-rand structural redevelopment of Fourways Mall in Johannesburg is being accompanied by a new brand and corporate identity...

12 Oct 2018

5M2T data solution offers a deep-dive into SA's informal trade
5M2T data solution offers a deep-dive into SA's informal trade

5M2T aims to take the guesswork out of doing business in South Africa's dynamic informal sector by providing brands and wholesale distributors with detailed data analysis of informal retail...

12 Oct 2018

#MarketingFridays: Tapping into the African consumer
#MarketingFridays: Tapping into the African consumer

In this video, Nyiko Chauke of Marketing Fridays interviews Khumo Theko of I See Africa about her role as a trends specialist and some insights into the African consumer...

12 Oct 2018

Brace your business for the festive shopping season
Brace your business for the festive shopping season

2018 has been a year of great retail activity and by August we had reached a technical recession. A recession is two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth...

By Eben Esterhuizen 11 Oct 2018

Checkers collaborates with SA artists for limited edition Odd Bins wines
Checkers collaborates with SA artists for limited edition Odd Bins wines

Checkers recently commissioned four upcoming South African artists to create unique artworks which would adorn the wine labels of the newest additions to the retailer's exclusive Odd Bins range...

10 Oct 2018

Sylvie Hurford, Carla Norman and Michele Lagesse of Woolworths, with Greg Bailey of Tiso Blackstar. Image provided.
2018 Sunday Times/Sowetan Shopper Survey reveals SA's favourite retailers

The 2018 Sunday Times/Sowetan Shopper Survey, conducted by Kantar TNS South Africa, has announced South Africa's favourite retailers...

8 Oct 2018

Survey reveals most consumers have underwhelming digital experiences
Survey reveals most consumers have underwhelming digital experiences

Across all industries, at least 84% of consumers say their experiences with using digital tools and services fall short of expectations...

8 Oct 2018

Prepare your brand for retail disruption at Shopper Insights
Prepare your brand for retail disruption at Shopper Insights

The Shopper Insights briefing, set to take place in Johannesburg on 7 November 2018, will unpack the key shopper trends that brands should tap into to get ahead in the retail space...

5 Oct 2018

Guzzle launches B2B app for retail SMEs
Guzzle launches B2B app for retail SMEs

South African online retail aggregator Guzzle, which allows consumers to browse deals from the country's largest retailers, has just launched its business-to-business app...

4 Oct 2018

Goodbye consumers, hello AI!
Goodbye consumers, hello AI!

The job of branded goods and companies is about to get much harder, says Sandra Burger, business unit manager at The MediaShop...

By Sandra Burger 4 Oct 2018

The modern store journey: integrated, informative and engaging
The modern store journey: integrated, informative and engaging

Despite challenging global economic conditions, retail sales in South Africa rose 1.3% year-on-year in July. Even though this is in line with expectations...

By Cecil Ungerer, Issued by Smart Media 1 Oct 2018

Ragged beards or smooth skin: the changing face of men's cosmetics
Ragged beards or smooth skin: the changing face of men's cosmetics

Personal grooming has perhaps never been so important, so popular and so well-served by "product". For men at least. Male grooming products are now part of a huge industry...

By Alun Withey 28 Sep 2018

Growth in soft drinks expected for sub-Saharan Africa
Growth in soft drinks expected for sub-Saharan Africa

Despite the challenges presented by changing consumer habits, sugar taxation and increasing public pressure for healthier beverage options on the shelf, the soft drinks industry remains extremely optimistic...

19 Sep 2018

Tiger Brands and world-famous artist come together for Heritage Day celebrations
Tiger Brands and world-famous artist come together for Heritage Day celebrations

Three of South Africa's most-loved icons and brands will come together for Heritage Day celebrations in a unique and inspiring concept that links art and food in South African heritage...

Issued by Bullion PR & Communication 19 Sep 2018

A simpler, smarter life through AI
A simpler, smarter life through AI

When you think about artificial intelligence and how it will impact our daily life, what are the images you conjure up? Intelligent robot companions that clean and cook and keep you company? A disembodied voice that controls your car...

By Vaughan Rowsell 19 Sep 2018

6 top tips for effective customer engagement on mobile
6 top tips for effective customer engagement on mobile

Speaking at this year's annual PriceCheck Awards ceremony, CEO Kevin Tucker noted that the Tech and E-commerce Awards are more important than ever before...

By Lynette Hundermark 18 Sep 2018

A scene from Dr Beal's presentation for Spark Media.
The role of memory and media in converting consumers for brand growth

At Spark Media's annual event, a top marketing scientist from the Australia-based Ehrenberg-Bass Institute, Dr Virginia Beal got attendees thinking and rethinking the role of memory in reaching consumers. While there's no one-size-fits-all approach, you'll do well to factor in light media buyers and light media users...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Sep 2018

What's really driving the future of retail?
What's really driving the future of retail?

Many predictions about the future of retailing have been made. These range from the supposed dominance of certain technologies, to increased use of data and analytics...

By Jason Pallant 17 Sep 2018

#FairnessFirst: How Nike inspires others to 'just do it' with commodity activism
#FairnessFirst: How Nike inspires others to 'just do it' with commodity activism

What do Colin Kaepernick, Serena Williams and Caster Semenya have in common? Despite each facing controversy in their sporting careers, they're all stars in Nike's inspirational 30th-anniversary campaign, filled with fiery new words to live by...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Sep 2018

Why and how retailers turn everyday items into 'must-have' collectables
Why and how retailers turn everyday items into 'must-have' collectables

Coles' recent "Little Shop collectables" promotion has proved a hit with consumers, with entire sets of the toy products selling online for exorbitant prices...

By Louise Grimmer and Martin Grimmer 14 Sep 2018

Delivering a personalised, multi-sensory in-store experience
Delivering a personalised, multi-sensory in-store experience

It's no secret that online shopping is taking off in South Africa. In fact, studies show that the local e-commerce market is expected to reach almost twenty-five million online shoppers by 2021...

By Jaqueline van Eeden 12 Sep 2018

The tango of Donald Trump and Nike
The tango of Donald Trump and Nike

Outrage. Hatred. These are not normally words you would say are the way forward for a brand. In the past, a brand has always tried to have a position that was not controversial. A position where you attacked your competitors and nobody else. You stayed in your lane. Stuck to your knitting...

By Damon Stapleton 12 Sep 2018

SA's growing appetite for convenience an opportunity for retailers, manufacturers
SA's growing appetite for convenience an opportunity for retailers, manufacturers

South African consumers are facing an increasingly stressful, time-starved lifestyle which has created a burgeoning demand for convenient solutions that can help simplify their lives...

12 Sep 2018

Prepping for the Black Friday digital demand
Prepping for the Black Friday digital demand

In preparation for Black Friday, retailers need to scale their systems, leverage big data analytics and tools and capitalise on an exceptional customer experience well before the manic shopping event hits...

11 Sep 2018

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