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#BrandManagerMonth: Building a whiskey brand that's #3xBetter
#BrandManagerMonth: Building a whiskey brand that's #3xBetter

The export numbers for Irish whiskey are predicted to double to 12 million cases by 2020, with Africa seen as a key growth market for the category...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Raphaely and Foulkes.
Breaking through brand clutter with Nomu

This #BrandManagerMonth, we find out what's new with Nomu, the original SA food and lifestyle concept inspiring creative kitchens across the land, from director Paul Raphaely...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Mar 2017

The Fairnet stand featured a large LED screen and real fish tanks as counters.
Exquisite exhibits: The latest design trends from EuroShop 2017

Discover the design trends that are being used in exhibition displays around the world.

By Pippa Naudé for Scan Display 24 Mar 2017

Jade Kirkel
#BrandManagerMonth: How Sorbet's Jade Kirkel sells a feeling

Here, Jade Kirkel, brand manager of Sorbet Group, and daughter of founder Ian Fuhr, shares her perspective on working for your dad, being a mother of three and staying in the job market, and why to stop trying to make everything balance all the time...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Mar 2017

Food and beverage retail trends to be discussed at SACSC conference
Food and beverage retail trends to be discussed at SACSC conference

At the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Research Conference, Dr Yvonne Court, partner & head of international consultancy...

17 Mar 2017

#SeamlessAfrica: A masterclass in millennial engagement and retention
#SeamlessAfrica: A masterclass in millennial engagement and retention

Millennials are known to be tech-savvy, socially engaged, have zero tolerance for delays and are always on the go...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Mar 2017

Grace Jun's Access & Closure range is created for women who have undergone post-surgery breast cancer. Image via
Retail insights from Design Indaba 2017

Fortunate enough to attend the 2017 Design Indaba and sit in to hear some of the most creative people in the world speak, I walked out with some insights...

By Gabrielle Mixon 16 Mar 2017

Adopt an omnichannel retail strategy or risk closure
Adopt an omnichannel retail strategy or risk closure

Italist.com CEO, Diego Abba, was one of the opening keynote speakers at the Seamless Africa conference (future of payments, e-commerce & retail) in Cape Town...

16 Mar 2017

Cash-strapped consumers seek value not ‘specials'
Cash-strapped consumers seek value not ‘specials'

South African consumers look beyond price when actively seeking value for money while grocery shopping, with their perceptions of physical characteristics...

14 Mar 2017

Shaken not stirred - is the retail beverage sector set for upheaval?
Shaken not stirred - is the retail beverage sector set for upheaval?

In a recent Bizcommunity interview Design Indaba speaker Brian Collins commented that there has never been a better time to be a startup...

14 Mar 2017

Nine ways retail kiosks can boost revenue and build buzz for your brand
Nine ways retail kiosks can boost revenue and build buzz for your brand

Today, running any retail business is a challenge, and while branding strategies have certainly evolved over the years, two things that haven't changed are competition and brand awareness...

Issued by Scan Display 13 Mar 2017

Saint Laurent ordered to remove 'degrading' posters
Saint Laurent ordered to remove 'degrading' posters

France's advertising regulator has ordered fashion house Saint Laurent to remove posters of extremely thin models in "degrading" poses...

9 Mar 2017

Team Scan Display at EuroShop
#ScanDisplayatEuroShop: Video interviews with global giants

The SA Scan Display team has conducted exclusive video interviews with a selection of this year's best, attending the once-in-three-years international at the 2017 EuroShop global retail trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany...

8 Mar 2017

South Africans value ease and efficiency of online retail
South Africans value ease and efficiency of online retail

South African consumers are increasingly turning to e-commerce platforms when looking for, comparing and purchasing a variety of items...

8 Mar 2017

What's drawing South African consumers to premium products?
What's drawing South African consumers to premium products?

The latest Nielsen Global Premiumisation Survey indicates that 92% of South Africans are willing to pay an above-average price for products...

7 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Li Edelkoort on fashion, textile, home and horticulture trends for 2018
#DesignIndaba2017: Li Edelkoort on fashion, textile, home and horticulture trends for 2018

Dutch trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort is back at Design Indaba to present her annual trend seminar on fashion, textiles, bio-engineering, home and interior and design empathy. The seminar will take place on Saturday at the Artscape from 10-3pm...

3 Mar 2017

Primi introduces interactive mobile game
Primi introduces interactive mobile game

Primi has introduced an interactive mobile device game making use of an innovative one-click engagement platform. Collaborating with Smirnoff...

27 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: How to revive retail interior using Pantone's Colour of the Year
#DesignMonth: How to revive retail interior using Pantone's Colour of the Year

As we all know by now, Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2017 is Greenery, "a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew.”

By Brandon Williams 24 Feb 2017

South African online spend expected to reach R53bn by 2018
South African online spend expected to reach R53bn by 2018

PayPal's third annual global report on cross-border trade, in partnership with Ipsos, is predicting that South African online spend will grow to over R53 billion...

21 Feb 2017

Getting VR right and ready for retail
Getting VR right and ready for retail

Online retailers have led the charge when it comes to the early adoption of technology to enable better customer experience. However, despite a growing appetite for VR...

By Daryn Mason 20 Feb 2017

Consumers still prepared to socialise over drinks
Consumers still prepared to socialise over drinks

According to consumer research done by Pernod Ricard South Africa over the past festive season, consumers of top-end spirit brands continue to see socialising...

20 Feb 2017

‘Love Index' shows South Africans still romantic at heart
‘Love Index' shows South Africans still romantic at heart

The annual ‘Mastercard Love Index' reveals South African shoppers feel loved and are spending more on Valentine's Day...

14 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: 'Simplicity in Design'-themed kitchens to display at Decorex SA 2017
#DesignMonth: 'Simplicity in Design'-themed kitchens to display at Decorex SA 2017

Decorex SA 2017, showcasing in KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and Gauteng, will feature four expertly-designed kitchen stands in the Franke Kitchen Trends-sponsored feature...

14 Feb 2017

Pharrell and G-Star Raw launch SS'17 Elwood X25 collection
Pharrell and G-Star Raw launch SS'17 Elwood X25 collection

Dutch denim brand G-Star Raw and co-owner Pharrell Williams have launched the G-Star Elwood X25 collection...

8 Feb 2017

London beauty salon receives praise for SA visual identity design
London beauty salon receives praise for SA visual identity design

South African Bridget O'Keeffe, makeup artist, beauty blogger and entrepreneur, founded the salon Blush+Blow in London last year and commissioned South African advertising agency Creative Zoo Advertising (CZA) to design the brand and visual identity.

7 Feb 2017

12 franchise trends for 2017
12 franchise trends for 2017

As we start the year 2017, we tend to reflect on the year that was. This might be a good time to look towards the future and see what 2017 has in store for us...

By Anita du Toit and Sasha-Lee de Bod 3 Feb 2017

The Paper Water Bottle sits at the intersection of branding and sustainable design
The Paper Water Bottle sits at the intersection of branding and sustainable design

It's no secret that around 80 percent of the 80 billion plastic bottles produced annually will end up in landfills or oceans where it will take 800 years to biodegrade...

By Jamie Matroos 3 Feb 2017

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Global e-commerce trends taking off locally

E-commerce is set to increase in popularity and consumer uptake in South Africa this year due to a number of supporting trends, from greater variety offered by e-tailers...

31 Jan 2017

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#BizTrends2017: Emerging trends in merchant payments

I recently met with Catharina Eklof and Victor de Koc from Mastercard to discuss some of the emerging trends in merchant payments...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jan 2017

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