Leigh Andrews
#AfricaMonth: Loving Levi's locally

#AfricaMonth: Loving Levi's locally
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[Leigh Andrews] 20 May marked the 143rd birthday of the Levi's 501 button-fly. To celebrate the milestone of that red-tagged fashion favourite, members of the media were recently invited on an exclusive factory tour...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Using big data to stay ahead in the retail industry - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] Not wanting to lose customers to online shopping, traditional retailers around the world are turning to big data and analytics to employ technology that will give them an advantage in a competitive industry...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Using Magento in order to increase online sales - Monetary Library

Using Magento in order to increase online sales[Boris Dzhingarov] Whenever talking about en e-commerce website, the main focus that a business owner has is to increase conversions to a maximum. More sales automatically mean an increase in revenue...

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Angie White
#CommerceMonth: Online sales vs in-store sales

#CommerceMonth: Online sales vs in-store sales
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[Angie White] The digital landscape is booming, but now that it seems possible to do and buy almost everything online, what's happening to our counterparts out there in the 'real' world?

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Angie White
Angie White
[Packaging] Engineered to save customers time and improve efficiency, the 9028 inkjet printer from Markem-Imaje, locally represented by Pyrotec PackMark, features an M6' ink circuit that is designed to be changed by machine operators in less than six minutes.
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Jessica Taylor
#CommerceMonth: Why uAfrica's eCommerce Awards have been put on hold

Mario Toscano
Mario Toscano
[Jessica Taylor] The eCommerce Awards have been put on hold for 2016 in order to focus on 'building e-commerce tools to make e-commerce in South Africa even better'...

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Jessica Taylor
#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa

#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa[Jessica Taylor] The expansion of Van Schaik Bookstore into neighbouring countries dates back to 2006 when it opened its first store in Windhoek at the University of Namibia...

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Nadia Rawjee
Davos Deconstructed - Uzenzele Holdings

Nadia Rawjee[Nadia Rawjee] I attended the "Davos Deconstructed" seminar at Wits Business School on 1 February. I must admit, I have been following the 4th Industrial Revolution discussion since the World Economic Forum and I have been fascinated...

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Jessica Taylor
#CommerceMonth: PayU's newly appointed CEO plans to build on local opportunities

Mario Shiliashki
Mario Shiliashki
[Jessica Taylor] "There's a massive opportunity in front of us," says Mario Shiliashki, who recently joined Naspers-owned PayU as CEO of its EMEA business...

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Nadia Rawjee
The fundamentals are the fundamentals - rationalise and capitalise - Uzenzele Holdings

Nadia Rawjee[Nadia Rawjee] We have all, I'm sure, been reading of how the economy is not ideal for South African manufacturers and that with wage and labour issues, struggling consumer demand, power cuts and insufficient policy to support a healthy manufacturing environment, the picture looks bleak - this is the same old rhetoric we hear over and over...

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Sandra Steenkamp
Lacklustre sales staff cost SA retailers dearly

Lacklustre sales staff cost SA retailers dearly
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[Sandra Steenkamp] The indifferent attitude of South African retail sales staff when interacting with customers is not only costing retailers valuable sales but, in some cases, even delivering customers right into the hands of competitors...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Six awesome marketing tips for e-commerce entrepreneurs - Monetary Library

Six awesome marketing tips for e-commerce entrepreneurs[Boris Dzhingarov] E-commerce is an easy place to start for budding entrepreneurs. Well, not easy per se, but easy in the sense you don't need a huge amount of capital to get a business up and running. Marketing a website is not so easy...

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Johan Moolman
How to make rewards programmes work for you

How to make rewards programmes work for you
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[Johan Moolman] There's no doubt that rewards programmes can add value to your life: from a free smoothie every few weeks, to upgrading your flights to business class. But to really max out your benefits, eBucks Rewards has the following tips and tricks.

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Sane Mdlalose
#CommerceMonth: How manufacturers can increase ROI by moving to performance-based trade terms

Sane Mdlalose
Sane Mdlalose
[Sane Mdlalose] For any consumer goods manufacturer, the topic of trade terms and trade investment is often an uncomfortable one. Over time, trade terms have increased but the relative returns for the manufacturer have not been felt, therefore resulting in terms that don't drive strategy...

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Jessica Taylor
Designing the 'store of the future' - Q&A with Nic Criticos

Nic Criticos, head of store design at Woolworths.
Nic Criticos, head of store design at Woolworths.
[Jessica Taylor] Woolworths is about to undergo a paradigm shift. "We are working on the 'store of the future', essentially," explains Nic Criticos, head of store design at Woolworths...

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Jessica Taylor
#BrandManagerMonth: Silke Bucker from SAB on the launch of Carling Blue Label beer

Silke Bucker
Silke Bucker
[Jessica Taylor] The launch of Carling Blue Label beer is quite interesting as its history is deeply entrenched in Carling's Black Label product...

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Gary Allemann
It's not about quantity, it's about quality of data in retail

It's not about quantity, it's about quality of data in retail
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[Gary Allemann] Consumers share data across multiple channels when they research, review and purchase products online. This adds an additional layer to an already large, complex volume of data through which retailers have to trawl to in order to get the business insights they require...

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Graeme Pitt
Intimately understanding the supply and demand chain in Africa

Intimately understanding the supply and demand chain in Africa
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[Graeme Pitt] The Africa rising business paradigm has lost a certain amount of traction due to plummeting oil prices and economic pressure globally, with many businesses shifting focus to their local operations. There is, however, still immense potential for business growth on the African continent, but companies do not have the same scope for a trial-and-error approach and have to get it right the first time. This is where business-driven market research really comes into its own...

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Jessica Taylor
#BrandManagerMonth: Marina Loubser from Coca-Cola SA

#BrandManagerMonth: Marina Loubser from Coca-Cola SA[Jessica Taylor] Coca-Cola recently launched the One Brand global marketing strategy that, "for the first time ever, unites Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light/Diet, Coca-Cola Zero and Coca-Cola Life under the iconic Coca-Cola brand positioning in one global creative campaign: Taste the Feeling."

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Danette Breitenbach
Retail in Africa is still a good bet

Retail in Africa is still a good bet
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[Danette Breitenbach] The forecast for retailers in Africa remains buoyant in the long term, despite the headwinds in Africa such as falling commodity prices and the slowing of the Chinese economy. This is according to the inaugural PwC's report So Much In Store, which was released recently in Johannesburg...

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