Retail Trends 2018

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Plan B Dessertery opens in Joburg
Plan B Dessertery opens in Joburg

Plan B Dessertery, a KwaZulu-Natal brand introduced by the founders of Wakaberry, has opened its doors in The Zone @ Rosebank in Johannesburg...

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NRD Capital acquires Mike's Kitchen restaurant chain

NRD Capital, a US-based private equity firm that specialises in franchise investments, has cemented its entry into the African market with its acquisition of Mike's Kitchen...

10 Jan 2018

Franchising model breeds success for Col'Cacchio pizzerias
Franchising model breeds success for Col'Cacchio pizzerias

In 2013, Greg Mommsen left the IT industry to set up one of the first Col'Cacchio pizzeria franchises in Bryanston...

9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Is franchising future-proof?
#BizTrends2018: Is franchising future-proof?

Modern-day franchising has been with us since the mid-1950s when it made its presence felt in the USA. Subsequently, expansion was swift and within a few short years, the concept had conquered the world.

By Tony Da Fonseca 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Conscious consumption
#BizTrends2018: Conscious consumption

I'm not that big on food trends, to be honest. I find gimmicks and 'flavour of the month' offerings a very slippery slope. That said, I do think established chefs, producers and industry thought-leaders who have the ability to change with the times are critical for the industry.

By Andy Fenner 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Coffee will continue to influence the world
#BizTrends2018: Coffee will continue to influence the world

Coffee helps millions of people worldwide to get out of bed in the morning. It's one of the world's most popular beverages, and one that has shaped society and industry...

By Jonathan Robinson 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: 'Free from' eating movement gains momentum
#BizTrends2018: 'Free from' eating movement gains momentum

Food trends in general will always cross the spectrum. There will be those that lean towards health, as this is a global mega trend that is not going away...

By Sam Linsell 8 Jan 2018

Keeping it in the family: Alfred Cointreau on preserving brand legacy
Keeping it in the family: Alfred Cointreau on preserving brand legacy

As one of the oldest orange-flavoured liqueurs in the world, the Cointreau brand has a lot of history behind it...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Jan 2018

Zimbabwe's Munch sees growth in food delivery space
Zimbabwe's Munch sees growth in food delivery space

Zimbabwean food delivery startup Munch has seen thousands of downloads of its app as it looks to simplify the process of ordering food from restaurants in Harare...

By Tom Jackson 27 Dec 2017

New-look Nando's opens in Grand West
New-look Nando's opens in Grand West

Nando's recently reopened its newly refurbished restaurant at Grand West Casino, Cape Town, featuring a new contemporary look and feel...

20 Dec 2017

From the Mediterranean with love
From the Mediterranean with love

As the CEO of food manufacturer Mediterranean Delicacies, Costas Vayanos's role sees him visiting Europe three times a year to sample the gastronomic delights on offer...

15 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: Retail
#BestofBiz 2017: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

15 Dec 2017

Burger King wishes McDonald's a flame-grilled festive season
Burger King wishes McDonald's a flame-grilled festive season

Burger Kings across the world settled into the festive spirit by 'gifting' its main competitor, McDonald's, with gas braais to flame-grill their burgers...

14 Dec 2017

This SA startup is taking the "braai" digital
This SA startup is taking the "braai" digital

For any of the non-South Africans reading this, a "braai" is a barbeque, and a vital part of the country's culture...

By Tom Jackson 14 Dec 2017

New, street-food inspired eatery, Brocka opens
New, street-food inspired eatery, Brocka opens

New urban eatery, Brocka has just opened its doors at the Canal Walk shopping centre in Century City and we popped in at the launch last week to see what all the buzz is about and to sample what's on offer...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Dec 2017

Burger King target 'doable'
Burger King target 'doable'

Empowerment company Grand Parade Investments, which is trading at close to a 12-month low, says it is confident of reaching the 75-store target for fast-food business Burger King...

By Marc Hasenfuss 12 Dec 2017

Imbizo Shisanyama scoops #WindhoekSearch crown
Imbizo Shisanyama scoops #WindhoekSearch crown

Busy Corner Imbizo Shisanyama has walked away with the title of South Africa's best shisanyama and prizes worth half a million rand in the Windhoek Shisanyama Search...

11 Dec 2017

Alcohol delivery service Jumia Party launches in Ghana
Alcohol delivery service Jumia Party launches in Ghana

Jumia Food and Pernod-Ricard Ghana have joined forces to launch Jumia Party - a one-hour alcohol delivery service app that gives Accra users access to a marketplace of spirits...

11 Dec 2017

Changing face of retail presents opportunity for the wine trade
Changing face of retail presents opportunity for the wine trade

Embrace the chaos brought by the mobile phone-fueled digital age and look to Portugal for a road map to success in the USA...

8 Dec 2017

Take-out trends in SA's major metropoles
Take-out trends in SA's major metropoles

Joburg and Durban beat Cape Town and Pretoria as the cities that order the most chicken during the working week. While trend-conscious Cape Town chose sushi as its lunchtime delivery of choice...

7 Dec 2017

SA shoppers' penchant for healthy, organic food an opportunity for brands
SA shoppers' penchant for healthy, organic food an opportunity for brands

According to a new report released by big data and predictive analytics provider IRI, South African shoppers buy more healthy and organic food than their European counterparts...

5 Dec 2017

#NewCampaign: Ocean Basket's latest campaign is a fine expression of food art
#NewCampaign: Ocean Basket's latest campaign is a fine expression of food art

Ocean Basket's unique 'Mediterrasian' sushi offering is on dazzling display in the recently launched #TheArtOfFusion brand campaign...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Dec 2017

Vincent Magwenya
Imagining the possibilities of an Africanised Black Friday

Black Friday has come and gone, with popular consumer products ranging from food items and electronic devices to furniture items flying off the shelves at bargain prices.

By Vincent Magwenya 28 Nov 2017

Farm-fresh fare and artisanal wares at Windmeul Kelder's new neighbourhood market
Farm-fresh fare and artisanal wares at Windmeul Kelder's new neighbourhood market

Tapping into the growing appreciation for artisanal fare, Windmeul Kelder has introduced an on-site marketplace packed to the brim with locally-sourced homemade goods...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Nov 2017

Food retail in SA scores top marks for customer satisfaction
Food retail in SA scores top marks for customer satisfaction

Food retail in South Africa has had to evolve to stay above water in a fiercely competitive industry. Strategies have to adapt to take changing consumer expectations into account...

24 Nov 2017

Gold Brands to take Chesanyama division to UK despite slump in local sales
Gold Brands to take Chesanyama division to UK despite slump in local sales

Small fast-food and restaurant franchise company Gold Brands is expanding its Chesanyama division to the UK, while local branches will get facelifts...

By Michelle Gumede 20 Nov 2017

Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend
Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend

The food industry is changing, with some restaurant owners forgoing physical retail spaces and instead opting to trade solely online...

17 Nov 2017

OrderIn's digital canteen comes with tax benefits
OrderIn's digital canteen comes with tax benefits

Food delivery app, OrderIn, has not only targeted itself at time-conscious consumers, but corporates too, offering a "virtual canteen of cuisines" and an instant tax back benefit to employees...

16 Nov 2017

Retail trade sales up 5.4% y/y in September
Retail trade sales up 5.4% y/y in September

In good news for third quarter economic growth, the retail sector did better than expected in September...

By Sunita Menon 16 Nov 2017

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