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Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing
Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing

Kenyan agri-tech startup Twiga Foods has partnered IBM Research to extend access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system...

By Tom Jackson 19 Apr 2018

#BizTrends2018: The new rules of retail
#BizTrends2018: The new rules of retail

If you're searching for proof that retail as we know it is changing, look no further than Shanghai's 24-hour, unstaffed, self-driving grocery store...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Jan 2018

#FreshConnections: Maryla Masojada on the state of fresh produce retail in SA
#FreshConnections: Maryla Masojada on the state of fresh produce retail in SA

Maryla Masojada from Trade Intelligence discusses the trends affecting the produce supply chain and their impacts on the way companies do business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Sep 2017

SA mobile startup helps informal traders compare and order stock
SA mobile startup helps informal traders compare and order stock

South African startup Last Mile for BoP is rolling out a mobile application that enables informal traders to compare bulk prices and order stock from their phone...

By Tom Jackson 24 Jul 2017

#SustainabilityMonth: Turning an invasive plant into an eco-friendly opportunity
#SustainabilityMonth: Turning an invasive plant into an eco-friendly opportunity

Nigeria-based green entrepreneur Achenyo Idachaba is helping change the story in the riverine community of Bayeku in Ikorodu, Lagos by turning an invasive water plant that chokes Nigeria's waterways into a source of income...

By Sindy Peters 24 Oct 2016

The future of retail: Sales rooms not showrooms
The future of retail: Sales rooms not showrooms

If retailers want to continue to attract consumers to their bricks-and-mortar outlets, they're going to have to start thinking of their outlets as sales rooms, rather than showrooms.

By David Ross 29 Apr 2014

[2013 trends] Malls set to 'mobilise' consumers like never before
[2013 trends] Malls set to 'mobilise' consumers like never before

All early indicators seem to confirm that December 2012 was a relatively good year for the mall environment. Certainly not a 'shoot the lights out' result but stable, single digit growth nonetheless. The point now is what 2013 holds in store for us. Here are a few key trends which I think are relevant...

By Doug Mayne 28 Jan 2013

[2013 trends] Africa finding its own solutions using mobile tech
[2013 trends] Africa finding its own solutions using mobile tech

There are several key trends that will present themselves in 2013. From m-payments to HIV/AIDS prevention, emerging markets are leading the way when it comes to innovative uses of mobile technology. Marketers, too, are seeing their roles and responsibilities expand.

By Dr KF Lai 25 Jan 2013

[2013 trends] Eyes front and centre
[2013 trends] Eyes front and centre

How does your brand break through the clutter? If you're in the business of understanding and catering to the evolution of consumer needs, desires and expectations, look front and centre. Here are my predictions for 2013...

By Abey Mokgwatsane 18 Jan 2013

Motorists to benefit from new Act
Motorists to benefit from new Act

Selling a used car just won't be the same for car dealerships wanting to off-load a dicey vehicle to an unsuspecting buyer, thanks to the new Consumer Protection Act.

By Henrie Geyser 31 Mar 2011

Innovative Franchise Concepts' lifeline to informal traders
Innovative Franchise Concepts' lifeline to informal traders

Informal traders have been offered a 'golden' opportunity to formalise their business and change the face of their trading processes through the Drink & Snack franchise. The project, an initiative of Innovative Franchise Concepts (IFC) and funded by National Brands Limited (NBL), will kick off today, Wednesday, 13 October 2010, in selected areas of Johannesburg.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 13 Oct 2010

Traders get something back
Traders get something back

Affordable Mixed Brewed Brands has recently embarked on a campaign to reward traders in the community; by offering immediate gratification prizes in return for the support they have given the brands, Mona, Ace, and Kloof.

By ActivRetail 23 Oct 2008

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Tea goes mobile for Gauteng women

The trend today is towards a healthy lifestyle... a healthy approach to how we live our lives, what we eat, and what we drink. So...

By ActivRetail 18 Apr 2008

Maponya Mega-Mall opens in Soweto
Maponya Mega-Mall opens in Soweto

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, Johannesburg Mayor Amos Masondo and high-flying businessman Richard Maponya yesterday officially opened the R650 million Maponya Mall in Pimville, Soweto, where an estimated 100 000 onlookers and potential shoppers braved the rain to have an inquisitive look at what many observers now call the ‘Pearl of Soweto'.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 28 Sep 2007

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