#BestofBiz 2016: Retail
#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

SA consumers want to deal with people, not machines
SA consumers want to deal with people, not machines

Putting customers first and at the heart of every business was one of the issues discussed at the 60th Global Summit of the Consumer Goods Forum, which took place in Cape Town recently...

28 Jun 2016

Massive disruption in the retail industry meets changing consumer needs
Massive disruption in the retail industry meets changing consumer needs

Participants at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Cape Town have been given a taste of some of the disruption that is changing the consumer goods manufacturing and retail industry...

Issued by Atmosphere PR 21 Jun 2016

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Survey finds manufacturing CEOs reporting aggressive growth strategies

The 2016 KPMG International Global Manufacturing Outlook has stated that 74% of manufacturing company CEOs reported growth as a high priority over the next two years. Competition for market share is fierce with many planning rather aggressive strategies in the pursuit of their growth objectives...

21 Jun 2016

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#CGFSummit: Enactus announces 1 Race 2 End Waste competition

Tom Gorman, CEO of Brambles and a board member of Enactus, has announced the launch of a global initiative, 1 Race 2 End Waste, to reduce food loss and waste in developing as well as developed countries...

21 Jun 2016

Pick n Pay CEO Richard Brasher is optimistic, despite most African economies going through a rough patch.
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Supermarket giants focus on burgeoning Africa

The top 100 grocery retail companies in the world chose to focus their expansion efforts on Africa and the Middle East in 2015, even as countries in this region struggled with adverse economic conditions...

By Colleen Goko 20 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit: Reap the rewards of doing business sustainably
#CGFSummit: Reap the rewards of doing business sustainably

'Shared-value sustainability' was a hot topic on the third and final day of the Consumer Goods Forum, with insights shared by Nestlé CEO and former Consumer Goods Forum co-chair, Paul Bulcke.

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jun 2016

UNIDO and GFSI sign MoU
UNIDO and GFSI sign MoU

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to signal their commitment to a large-scale partnership for food safety at a gathering of the world's consumer goods industry leaders at the CGF Global Summit...

17 Jun 2016

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Report on trends in international retail published

The second Internationalisation of Retail study, from the Consumer Goods Forum and Planet Retail, has shown that major retailers are still becoming more international rather than less so - and at a surprisingly swift rate...

17 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit: Digitisation of everything
#CGFSummit: Digitisation of everything

With customer expectations driving rapid change across the consumer goods and services industry, increasing the demand for innovative and personal experiences, it's time to welcome the era of living services...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jun 2016

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#CGFSummit hears results of latest Nielsen retail study

The perception that emerging markets are no longer a source of future growth for retailers is a dangerous retail myth that needs to be dispelled, global consumer insights company Nielsen told the world's top consumer goods companies' CEOs at The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit earlier this week...

17 Jun 2016

Internet disrupting in-store shopping
Internet disrupting in-store shopping

Customers still prefer to shop in bricks-and-mortar stores in SA, but this pattern of consumption is being disrupted and reconfigured by the internet...

By Colleen Goko 17 Jun 2016

#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa
#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa

There are many reasons to invest in Africa and even more reasons to believe in Africa, international delegates were told at the Consumer Goods Forum global summit in Cape Town...

By Louise Marsland 17 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit: Food safety, not just a Western luxury
#CGFSummit: Food safety, not just a Western luxury

A customer buys meat and vegetables from your store. He goes home, eats that fresh produce, and contracts a serious illness. Possibly even dies. Here's how to prevent this nightmare from becoming a business reality...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit: Rise of the premium private label
#CGFSummit: Rise of the premium private label

Take an overabundance of FMCG products, add limited shelf space, as well as more competition from retailers' own labels and more frequent change of products stocked by retailers, and retailers and manufacturers alike need a radical new approach to maintain their market share.

By leigh andrews 16 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit: Facebook disrupts retail
#CGFSummit: Facebook disrupts retail

Facebook's not just for socialising with friends and family, it's also a cutting-edge way for marketers to communicate with consumers in the most personal way possible. Here's how...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Jun 2016

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Research finds the need for companies to transform into 'omni businesses'

A survey of 400 consumer goods retail and manufacturing executives from 27 countries has revealed that companies that want to keep in front of change and secure competitive advantage are transforming themselves into fully integrated 'omni businesses'...

15 Jun 2016

FMCG sector: Walking the tightrope between margins and prices
FMCG sector: Walking the tightrope between margins and prices

How can FMCG manufacturers and retailers best walk the tightrope between maintaining profit margins on the one hand and remaining affordable to cash-strapped consumers on the other?...

Issued by Atmosphere PR 13 Jun 2016

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SA hosts world's most influential retail brand CEOs

CEOs from the world's most influential consumer and retail brands will gather at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on June 15-17 for the 60th Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit - the first of its kind on the African continent...

By Gareth Ackerman 8 Jun 2016

Grocery retailing: Embracing digital disruption
Grocery retailing: Embracing digital disruption

Issues impacting retailers and manufacturers will come under the spotlight at The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Cape Town from 15 to 17 June...

Issued by Atmosphere PR 7 Jun 2016

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Brand groupies and the death of friction

Latest shopper marketing trends and how retailers and brands need to target shoppers in this digital age, where disruption is transforming the retail landscape...

By Louise Marsland 6 Jun 2016

Tim Bishop, Director at Deloitte Digital.
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Grocery retailing: The digital onslaught

Grocery and other retailers in South Africa are still dramatically underestimating the impact that the onslaught of digital is having on the industry...

3 Jun 2016

Food safety in Africa: International partnership to be 'sealed' at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit
Food safety in Africa: International partnership to be 'sealed' at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit

An estimated 2,000 people in Africa die from food safety-related illnesses every day, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

Issued by Atmosphere PR 1 Jun 2016

Grocery retailing: Five lessons for doing business in Africa
Grocery retailing: Five lessons for doing business in Africa

The 'Africa rising' narrative has resulted in several South African grocery retailers seeking to expand across the continent...

20 May 2016

Consumer Goods Forum draws big brands
Consumer Goods Forum draws big brands

Coca Cola Company, Nestlé, Tesco and Alibaba are amongst the brands attending the 60th Global Summit of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) in Cape Town this year.

11 May 2016

The Consumer Goods Forum publishes guide to help combat childhood obesity
The Consumer Goods Forum publishes guide to help combat childhood obesity

In response to global concerns about the growing problem of childhood obesity, The Consumer Goods Forum, together with the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA), this week published a new tool to help its 400 member companies...

9 May 2016