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Episode 172: “The First Kiss” with Y&R South Africa & Safely Home Western Cape.

Date: 5 May 2016
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Jay Ireland, CEO of General Electric Africa
Ethiopia GE CEO Yohannes Tilahun leaving

General Electric Ethiopia CEO Yohannes Tilhun announces resignation...

4 hours ago

Food & Hospitality Africa food demonstration
Pan-African food and hospitality show launches

Food and Hospitality Africa launched this week to showcase trade opportunities into Africa...

1 day ago

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

Chinese online shopping platform launched in Kenya
Chinese online shopping platform launched in Kenya

Chinese e-commerce group Chinabuy has launched its online shopping services in Kenya, offering online shoppers access to different items for direct purchase from Chinese manufacturers and online sites...

2 Nov 2015

MOBOfree launches ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda
MOBOfree launches ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda

LAGOS, NIGERIA: MOBOfree, the African social marketplace, announced the launch of the first-of-a-kind ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda, further strengthening its position as Africa's safest social marketplace...

30 Jun 2015

Tanzania: E-commerce boosts entrepreneurship
Tanzania: E-commerce boosts entrepreneurship

More entrepreneurs are being aroused through online retail platforms, stakeholders say...

12 Jun 2015

African Free Trade Area - new era for Africa
African Free Trade Area - new era for Africa

Negotiations around the establishment of a single free trade area, spanning across 26 nations known as the Tripartite Free Trade Area have been finalised, with the launch expected in May 2015...

20 May 2015

Tanzania: E-commerce continues to win hearts
Tanzania: E-commerce continues to win hearts

Convenience, variety and at times an easy diversion from unforeseen circumstances have been highlighted as some of the contributing factors to increased retail in e-commerce in the country...

By Masembe Tambwe 11 May 2015

Africa, the final frontier... in luxury
Africa, the final frontier... in luxury

Hennessy is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year with a rapidly growing market in Africa, built on its understanding that the only possible way to be successful in Africa was to adopt and adapt to the tradition of the continent...

6 May 2015

Demographics and their role in consumer behaviour
Demographics and their role in consumer behaviour

Customers influence generally comes from a series of issues when making purchasing decisions. This is true across the globe, and as such, the sub-Saharan Africa consumer is no different...

11 Mar 2015

E-commerce is the economy of Africa
E-commerce is the economy of Africa

Africa is the world's second largest and second most populated continent. Currently experiencing a digital revolution, it has become a major attraction for many new businesses...

10 Mar 2015

New research: How employee emotions' impact on customer experience
New research: How employee emotions' impact on customer experience

The latest Ask Afrika Orange Index provides customer service trends based on 13 years of data, across 32 industries and 155 companies...

4 Mar 2015

Coping under fire
Coping under fire

Janine Lazarus, founder and owner of Janine Lazarus media consultancy was a journalist for 31 years, and has worked across the board from newspapers to radio...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Mar 2015

Image source: Orange SA Facebook
Orange retail store set for 2015 launch

Following the success of the Orange Online Store, introduced to South Africa earlier this year, telecommunications services provider Orange will launch its first branded retail store in South Africa...

12 Dec 2014

Positioning luxury brands in emerging markets
Positioning luxury brands in emerging markets

We recently launched of a new premium whisky in the Tanzanian market. Do Tanzanians care where it's from, how it's made or who drinks it?

By Cobus van Zyl 28 Oct 2014

Tap into Africa's franchising potential
Tap into Africa's franchising potential

The FNB Franchise Leadership Summit, attended by industry thought leaders and experts, provided a platform to engage and discuss key franchise trends in the industry...

16 Oct 2014

Trade partnerships within African continent vital for growth
Trade partnerships within African continent vital for growth

More emphasis needs to be placed on trade partnerships between African countries to drive seamless intra-Africa trade, despite the growing number of international trade agreements...

By Charles Brewer 1 Oct 2014

Africa supports AGOA continuance, as US trade increases
Africa supports AGOA continuance, as US trade increases

At the 2014 US-Sub Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (known as the AGOA Forum), which coincided with President Barack Obama's US-Africa Leaders Summit...

By Charles Brewer 15 Aug 2014

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth
SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth

SABMiller's (SAB) fourth-quarter revenue growth fell short of analysts' expectations‚ sending the global brewing company's share price down by 2.21% on the JSE on Tuesday (15 April).

By Nick Hedley 17 Apr 2014

Famous Brands "establishes platform for growth" in MENA
Famous Brands "establishes platform for growth" in MENA

Famous Brands on Wednesday, 9 April 2014, said it had established a strong platform for growth in the Middle East and North Africa regions with the signing of a master license agreement for Saudi Arabia‚ Lebanon‚ Morocco‚ Iran and Egypt.

By Zeenat Moorad 11 Apr 2014

Africa is the youngest continent in the world in terms of its people and is expected to have the largest workforce in the world by 2035. Consumer-facing industries will grow significantly between now and 2010. (Image: NASA)
Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014

JUMIA extends service to Uganda
JUMIA extends service to Uganda

IT News Africa reports that JUMIA, a Nigerian online shopping destination in Africa, has launched in Uganda.

8 Feb 2014

AB7 expo to benefit from increasing interest in Africa
AB7 expo to benefit from increasing interest in Africa

Africa is fast becoming the 'New Frontier', bucking the trend of stagnant world markets. Its population of almost one billion people comprises a rapidly expanding middle class with ever-increasing wealth and disposable income.

29 Jan 2014

How to find best daily deals on online shopping that meet your budget
How to find best daily deals on online shopping that meet your budget

Shoppers are always on the lookout for ways to save on their purchases. One method that they find effective is the use of daily deal coupon codes and promo codes.

By Matthew Samuel 2 Jan 2014

Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa
Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa

Investment interest has grown in Africa's frontier markets this year and the region is set to become a key battleground for the luxury goods industry.

By Zeenat Moorad 27 Dec 2013

(Image: NASA, via Wikimedia Commons)
'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013

Yuppiechef creams customer service with common sense
Yuppiechef creams customer service with common sense

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

Industry leaders optimistic about mobile content, commerce growth
Industry leaders optimistic about mobile content, commerce growth

The first report of a three-country African Growth Market Study on mobile content and commerce by MEF, shows that Kenyan industry leaders are optimistic about mobile content and commerce revenue growth.

18 Nov 2013

Woolworths buys back African franchises
Woolworths buys back African franchises

Woolworths said on Tuesday, 5 November, that it had signed agreements to purchase its franchise businesses in Botswana‚ Namibia‚ Swaziland and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 6 Nov 2013

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