Through a creative, innovative and forward-thinking team, Africa Internet Accelerator (AIA) seeks to build a great and sustainable business that will lead the way in eCommerce in South Africa.
Broll Nigeria says that despite Woolworths canning its three-store pilot project in the country, citing a mismatch with the consumer and climate, this should not deter South African retailers from profiting in Nigeria.
13 Dec 2013 12:26
After a four-year battle with its competitor Nestle, the UK Appeals Court has refused the registration of Cadbury's trademark application for the specific colour purple that Cadbury has used for over 150 years in relation to its chocolate wrapping.
By Christophe van Zyl 11 Dec 2013 13:51
As of 6 December this year you will no longer see a nurturing mother feeding her happy baby a bottle of formula milk as an advertisement in any newspaper, magazine, on a website or on television.
By Lize Mills 11 Dec 2013 09:28
DHL is noting an increase in online shopping in sub-Saharan Africa, with the increased availability of broadband access, more affordable data costs and consistent development of mobile devices. This bodes well for the upcoming festive season.
10 Dec 2013 09:55
'2D is the opportunity to use data to communicate with the consumer on their smart phone. It is now viewed as part of our lives, mobility.'
By Danette Breitenbach 9 Dec 2013 10:10
Many a retailer will sing to the tune of "The customer is always right", but not a lot actually live the phrase, much less invest any time or innovation in it. Luckily for you and I, this age of short-term vision is drawing to a close.
By Sindy Peters 5 Dec 2013 10:35
For many of us, nurturing and growing just one brand is enough to keep us busy 24/7, especially when thrown into the pot of operational issues, orders, financial recordkeeping, marketing, sales etc...
By Anton Ressel 3 Dec 2013 07:59
Last week on the Biz Takeouts show we looked at alternative funding solutions for SMME companies, and also found out more about the upcoming event, Bright Talks. If you missed the show, listen to the podcast which is now available. [twitterfall]
25 Nov 2013 12:53
It's almost the end of 2013 and you know you need the well-deserved December break, but now is not the time to let your mobile ads go on holiday too.
By Ferdie Bester 25 Nov 2013 07:41
On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, which airs every Thursday morning from 9am-10am, show host Warren Harding chats to David Lewis, CEO of Retail Capital. [twitterfall]
20 Nov 2013 11:45
While Web self-service, e-commerce and self-service kiosks are experiencing runaway growth in South Africa, the need for the human touch is still apparent in most industries.
By Kevin Meltzer 19 Nov 2013 11:36
Kicking off on 14 December, Tropika will ensure beach bums across South Africa have opportunities to win great spot prizes while sampling Tropika's great flavours!
Issued by Clover 12 Dec 2013 12:01
This year saw a rise in online spending across the globe, with the USA reporting a 20% increase in online shopping on Cyber Monday as shoppers snubbed physical retail stores in favour of missing out on the holiday queues.
Issued by Africa Internet Accelerator 12 Dec 2013 11:59
South African-based research consultancy, Inperspective, is turning the tables on the traditional way of consulting by offering snippets of their research-based insights to followers for free on social media, and you're invited.
Issued by Inperspective Research Consultancy 12 Dec 2013 11:21
Since the global recession, spending behaviour has gone through various transitions, the consumer has become more and more budget savvy. Could it be that desperate times do indeed call for desperate measures?
By Tralone Khoza 10 Dec 2013 11:40
One Digital Media (ODM), the largest digital signage company in South Africa, and KFC are on track to complete one of the largest digital menu board networks in the world.
Issued by One Digital Media 9 Dec 2013 10:09
It is with great sadness that the world commemorates the life and passing of a great man. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, anti-apartheid revolutionary, former President of South Africa and global icon of peace passed away on Thursday, 5 December, at the age of 95.
Issued by Rentokil Initial 6 Dec 2013 11:57
The Rocket Creative team was recently entrusted by Philips Consumer Lifestyle South Africa to uplift the company's in-store product exposure and enhance their brand presence via aesthetically fresh FSU's.
Issued by Rocket Creative 2 Dec 2013 17:26
For the first time ever, Style36.co.za together with 5Rooms.com are launching Cyber Monday. Known as one of the biggest online shopping days of the year in the US, Cyber Monday will feature thousands of top items discounted at up to 80% off for 24 hours only.
Issued by Africa Internet Accelerator 2 Dec 2013 12:13
There is some good in this concept of analysing big data, but based on various experiences with large organisations, it is difficult to see much usefulness in this concept.
By Aki Kalliatakis 2 Dec 2013 10:13
One of the reasons that behavioural economics have become so widely influential is that they are a lot more colourful, intriguing and, let's face it, fun than the neo-classical approach to economics that largely dominates our world.
Issued by TNS South Africa 29 Nov 2013 11:43
South African consumers, business and all levels of government have been urged to reconsider procurement channels to support local product and services providers through an integrated campaign developed by The Volcano Group, in association with client, The Manufacturing Circle.
Issued by Volcano 29 Nov 2013 09:02
An unauthorised digital poster using a remarkably similar visual identity as Nando's has been released into the wild by Fando's, which possibly stands for fans of Nando's.
29 Nov 2013 05:58
TNS's global database of retail and shopper studies shows a clear correlation between shoppers' satisfaction and the amount that they spend. At a time when brands and retailers face a shared growth challenge, the value of this insight is greater than ever.
Issued by TNS South Africa 27 Nov 2013 09:18
Private label brands are no longer a cheap alternative to the FMCG category, they have evolved into exclusive trusted brands that retailers have created, which keep consumers returning to their stores.
Issued by Aperio 25 Nov 2013 09:20
iGlass, a creative template that turns a standard storefront window into a touchscreen where consumers can buy products, get quotes, browse catalogues or brochures and view and be alerted to product information.
23 Nov 2013 10:18
The results from a large-scale global survey on the changing sales process, have revealed that the 'consumerisation' movement is shifting the sales process out of the control of the seller, as enterprise buyers begin to mimic consumer shopping behaviours.
21 Nov 2013 09:14
There are many brands that have become iconic in the eyes of South Africans over the generations yet they are not local at all. They have inserted themselves over the years into the daily lives of South Africans and have been adopted by consumers as if they were in fact local brands.
By Michael Wood, Issued by Aperio 21 Nov 2013 09:06
What keeps most supply chain directors awake at night is developing the optimal supply chain model to drive business performance and meet strategic business objectives. This involves balancing the cost to serve with a supply chain model that will ensure positive impact on the organisation's bottom line.
Issued by Aperio 20 Nov 2013 12:04
There have been quite a few attempts to turn around shopping with the use of technology. Undeniably, innovation and interactive experiences are the current and future trends. (video)
By Hando Sinisalu, Ann Kruuk 20 Nov 2013 10:36
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