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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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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 07:58

Bottom line: It's about Africa

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By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014 09:35

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By Glenn Gillis 7 Mar 2014 06:54

[2014 trends] Fashionably late

The most recent International Monetary Fund regional economic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa projects an accelerated GDP growth of 6% in 2014 from around 5% in 2013.

By Nick Schilperoort 7 Feb 2014 08:28

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 11:03

SABMiller invests US%110m in Nigeria

Global brewing company SABMiller's Nigerian subsidiary‚ Intafact Beverages‚ is to expand its brewery in Onitsha‚ south-eastern Nigeria.

24 Jan 2014 10:22

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By Matthew Samuel 2 Jan 2014 11:55

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 10:57

Marks & Spencer's row over Muslim refusal to sell alcohol

LONDON, UK: British retailer Marks & Spencer faced criticism after it emerged that it allows Muslim staff to refuse to sell customers pork or alcohol.

24 Dec 2013 06:47

'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 08:48

Nigeria still offers SA retailers good opportunities

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

More African consumers purchasing gifts online

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

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 10:35

Get your mobile ad campaigns ready for December

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

Luxury brands turn attention to Africa

Africa's growing middle class has expensive tastes and research by Bain & Company suggests that luxury goods sales will increase by 11% this year - demonstrating the continent's potential for upmarket goods.

By Zeenat Moorad 5 Nov 2013 09:50

The key to African e-commerce success

Africa is characterised by huge diversity in payment methods and preferences, which means every region or country needs to be approached as a distinct market. Anybody who tries to do e-commerce in Africa offering only global payment methods is setting up for failure.

By Peter Harvey 31 Oct 2013 12:11

Hungry Lion partners with Moving Tactics for its African expansion

Moving Tactics has partnered with Hungry Lion, one of the fastest growing Quick-Service Restaurants (QSR) in South Africa, to implement a dynamic digital signage solution within their stores in South Africa and Africa.

Issued by Moving Tactics 29 Oct 2013 17:02

A world-class brand needs a world-class home

African brands are absent from the Interbrand 2013 list of 100 Best Global Brands and had one African brand listed in the Millward Brown BrandZ 2013 survey. Africa's performance on the top tier global brands is just not up to scratch.

By Golden Muzanago 18 Oct 2013 09:12

Shoprite in Bulawayo closed

According to a report on Bulawayo 24, Shoprite has quit trading in Zimbabwe after the retail outlet was closed down on Monday.

19 Sep 2013 08:03

African brandcrafting: an opportunity for growth

When it comes to international surveys, African brands have some way to go in realising their full potential.

By Chris Human 13 Sep 2013 07:30

The global leader in satellite navigation supporting the East African expansion

Garmin is ramping up its product offerings and service in East Africa to include support for sectors dealing with the rapidly expanding mining, agriculture and infrastructure sectors.

Issued by Garmin 26 Aug 2013 09:53

Carrefour forges into Africa

In partnership with distributor CFAO, French retailer Carrefour is making its entrance into the African market and will open shops in eight African countries by 2015.

23 Aug 2013 13:46

Africa lifts SA fruit and veg retailers

African markets to the northern parts of SA are proving lucrative for local fruit and vegetable retailers, with business accounting for at least 10% of turnover for the sector.

By Shannon Sherry 16 Aug 2013 11:15

DnA Africa kicks off

The Designer and Agent Showcase Africa (DnA Africa) opened yesterday at Zen in Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg. The show promotes emerging and established African fashion designers and their brands and hopes to connect them to local and international fashion buyers, giving them a stepping-stone to the retail industry.

1 Aug 2013 09:40

In the Zone with MWEB Entrepreneur: Aloha winning formula - Kauai

By bringing healthy food to the fast food market at a time when no-one else was offering it, Kauai found their ideal niche, and have gone on to become a popular and successful brand in South Africa.

31 Jul 2013 07:05

Builders Warehouse opens in Francistown, Botswana

On 25 July 2013, Massmart opened its second Builders Warehouse in Botswana, in Francistown.

29 Jul 2013 11:55

South African fast-food giants make strides in UK

SA's quick-service restaurant groups are seeing an improvement in the UK market‚ where trading over the past few years has been difficult as rising labour costs and depressed consumer spending weighed on operations.

By Zeenat Moorad 5 Jul 2013 07:29

This is lateral thinking of the first order

Some people seem to think that South Africa is the king of oddities and curiosities, particularly when it comes to the many schemes aimed at fleecing unsuspecting and gullible consumers of their money. But there are oddities all over Africa and there just as many crooks, thieves and scammers in other parts of Africa as there are in South Africa.

By Paddy Hartdegen 4 Jul 2013 12:25

Customer experience metrics: The key to success

It is true that a good customer experience will lead to more business, or better "word-of-mouth marketing." Certainly, we all know that in the era of social media, a single negative customer interaction can lead to a public relations nightmare.

By Deon Scheepers 3 Jul 2013 12:26

African e-commerce may be about to come of age

E-commerce in Africa has grown dramatically over the past year, says Robin Philip of payment services provider PayGate, and is now in a position to support the massive consumer boom that's happening across the continent.

2 Jul 2013 09:46

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