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Date: 4 Feb 2016
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Smart glasses could make a comeback, shipping over 12 million by 2020
Smart glasses could make a comeback, shipping over 12 million by 2020

The current market in consumer smart glasses is 15 months behind previous expectations, thanks to the withdrawal of Google Glass in 2015, but a new study by Juniper Research shows that over 12 million consumer smart glasses will ship in 2020...

5 Feb 2016 09:49

eCommerce Africa Confex returns in February to Cape Town
eCommerce Africa Confex returns in February to Cape Town

The second eCommerce Africa Confex takes place 17 - 18 February 2016 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. With eCommerce forecasted to grow by 40% annually...

4 Feb 2016 08:55

SA's Traditional Trade sector thriving with R46bn in annual sales - Nielsen
SA's Traditional Trade sector thriving with R46bn in annual sales

Sales through South Africa's 134,000 Traditional Trade outlets currently amount to R46bn per annum, which equates to one of every five rands spent and one third of all consumer goods packages sold in South Africa...

Issued by Nielsen 4 Feb 2016 11:54

Tops at Spar rebrands
Tops at Spar rebrands

The liquor outlet of Spar, Tops at Spar, has rebranded its logo to align with other brands in the Spar group mother brands, Superspar, Spar and Kwikspar...

26 Jan 2016 10:09

Herbex runs successful competition with Pyrotec PackMedia and Fix-a-Form - Pyrotec
Herbex runs successful competition with Pyrotec PackMedia and Fix-a-Form

Herbex, a prominent health products manufacturer, recently ran a promotion offering customers a chance to win R75,000 cash as well as other instant prizes...

Issued by Pyrotec 13 Jan 2016 11:35

Jackie Burger
The new and the now

My inquisitive nature has always been a driving force in my field of study and subsequent career choices...

By Jackie Burger 4 Jan 2016 12:11

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Retailers focus on educational wins

Over and above the expected 'back to school' specials, Shoprite and Checkers are giving back through their educationally-minded initiatives of 'Class of 2016' and 'Feed a Child, Nourish a Mind'. Here's how...

30 Dec 2015 13:13

Four key things to consider before venturing into e-commerce in Nigeria
Four key things to consider before venturing into e-commerce in Nigeria

For many business owners in Nigeria, e-commerce is still an enigma. However, with over 60% of people in the country now using the internet, it has become a valuable tool and popular platform...

By Nkem Ndem V 24 Dec 2015 11:46

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Wearables, smartphones to 'dominate' Christmas

Despite fears that the smartphone market is tanking, a research firm believes that the consumer market will show healthy growth as shoppers spend cash on tech during the holiday season...

By Duncan Alfreds 24 Dec 2015 11:05

Botswana-based retailer targets South African expansion
Botswana-based retailer targets South African expansion

Botswana-based retailer Choppies Enterprises is extending its South African footprint with the proposed acquisition of retail outlets owned by niche supermarket group Jwayelani...

By Marc Hasenfuss 23 Dec 2015 08:01

Consumer trends in online shopping
Consumer trends in online shopping

Reports* on worldwide online consumer and e-commerce trends have shown a 20 percent increase in online sales in 2014, amounting to $1.5tr...

23 Dec 2015 07:30

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Jump in SA shift to online shopping

South Africans are increasingly adopting online shopping as the Christmas rush puts pressure on retailers to generate a healthy bottom line in a tough economic environment...

By Duncan Alfreds 21 Dec 2015 07:58

O&M Cape Town lands Carling Blue Label with a resounding clink
O&M Cape Town lands Carling Blue Label with a resounding clink

In December Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town, alongside South African Breweries, launched Carling Blue Label beer; SAB's first foray into the world of single malt beer...

18 Dec 2015 10:40

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Christmas scents

It's that time of year - Christmas music plays in the background of malls and stores and decorations hang from every possible place...

By Brandon Bester 17 Dec 2015 14:00

'Tis the season to go the extra mile for your customers
'Tis the season to go the extra mile for your customers

With only a couple of weeks to go until Christmas, shoppers are starting to feel a bit stressed by the insane nightmare of mass advertising, crowded shopping malls, overstretched banks, and businesses that never seem prepared enough...

By Aki Kalliatakis 16 Dec 2015 08:50

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The shopper revolution

Rewind a couple of years and you'll find that it's not so long ago that we had to wait all weekend for the store doors to re-open...

By Charlene Olivier 10 Dec 2015 12:00

Andre Steenekamp
Black Friday deals gets South African social media buzzing

Mentions of Black Friday among South African social media users leapt by more than 300% this year compared to 2014, with Checkers, Dionwired and Pick n Pay ranking as the most talked-about brands on the day...

By Andre Steenekamp, Issued by 25AM 2 Dec 2015 09:32

H&M uses Guerrilla tactics for local launch - Guerrilla IMC
H&M uses Guerrilla tactics for local launch

Unless the silly season has hit you early and hit you hard, you're probably aware that global fashion megastore H&M has entered the South African market...

Issued by Guerrilla IMC 27 Nov 2015 09:49

An introduction to e-commerce integrations for social media
An introduction to e-commerce integrations for social media

Here, Matt Zajechowsk provides an overview of integrated shopping on Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter...

By Matt Zajechowsk 26 Nov 2015 07:00

South African youth still love Nokia
South African youth still love Nokia

The Ask Afrika Youth Brands Awards, released on 22 November, indicate that the youth market still favours Nokia as the number one brand, with Shoprite second, Mr Price third and Edgars fourth in this year's survey...

24 Nov 2015 08:58

Sub-Saharan Africa presents varied view of consumer confidence levels - Nielsen
Sub-Saharan Africa presents varied view of consumer confidence levels

The latest Nielsen Consumer Confidence Index (Q3) shows a varied view for sub-Saharan Africa as despite it having increased by five points in Ghana (99) in the third quarter, it decreased five points in Nigeria (127), the first decline since inception of the CCI in quarter 3 of 2014...

Issued by Nielsen 24 Nov 2015 09:11

Pizza Hut switching to digital menu boards across new southern Africa outlets - Moving Tactics
Pizza Hut switching to digital menu boards across new southern Africa outlets

Pizza Hut has partnered with digital signage solutions company, Moving Tactics, to implement dynamic and innovative digital menu boards within their stores in Africa...

Issued by Moving Tactics 19 Nov 2015 09:49

POPAI SA winners announced
POPAI SA winners announced

Point of Purchase Advertising International South Africa (POPAI SA), hosted its 5th Annual Marketing @Retail Industry Awards recently at the Capital Empire Hotel in Sandton...

17 Nov 2015 13:20

Is your packaging ready for the holiday season? - Pyrotec
Is your packaging ready for the holiday season?

Here are three ways for brands to use their packaging to surprise, delight and offer value to consumers as they fight their way through the throngs of year-end shoppers...

Issued by Pyrotec 10 Nov 2015 10:49

Broadcast and retail brands dominate the Africa Brand Index - Ornico
Broadcast and retail brands dominate the Africa Brand Index

Supersport, The Expresso Show, Pick n Pay and Mercedes Benz SA are Africa's top performing brands on social media for the month of October, according to the Africa Brand Index...

Issued by Ornico 5 Nov 2015 11:59

Deloitte releases African Powers of Retailing report
Deloitte releases African Powers of Retailing report

The top 25 African retailers have a presence in 21 countries on a continent where strong economic progress over the past decade is reflected by the fact that 10 of these leading retailers now come from countries outside the traditionally dominant South African market...

4 Nov 2015 08:38

Take a fresh food selfie
Take a fresh food selfie

Tru-Cape is engaging millennials in a campaign that involves taking a selfie in Food Lovers' stores...

4 Nov 2015 14:38

Consumers' loyalty tempered by brand experience
Consumers' loyalty tempered by brand experience

In its latest Iconic Brands research survey, Ask Afrika has identified four types of loyalists and anti-loyalists that display varying behavioural patterns when it comes to brand loyalty...

3 Nov 2015 09:51

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