Coca-Cola Company pledges to cut plastic packaging waste
Coca-Cola Company pledges to cut plastic packaging waste

The Coca-Cola Company has announced a commitment to become more environmentally friendly by reshaping its approach to packaging. As part of the pledge, the company has stated a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030.

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Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one.

By Megan Bowman 2 days ago

Consumer confidence holds steady in West Africa
Consumer confidence holds steady in West Africa

  • Nigerian and Ghana Consumer Confidence up by one point in each country in Quarter 3, 2017

Issued by Nielsen 2 days ago

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Smaller table grape crop forecasted

Due to the persistent drought in the Western Cape, the South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) has released a lower estimate in the third Crop Estimate for the 2017/18 table grape season.

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Tough times slow Massmart growth

Massmart recorded muted growth for the year to December as it battled a weaker economy and stronger rand.

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Digital skills, smart technology could transform SA manufacturing
Digital skills, smart technology could transform SA manufacturing

The manufacturing industry's role in the South African economy has seen a long and sustained decline: from contributing nearly a quarter of GDP in the 1980s, the sector added a mere 13% to the country's GDP in 2016. Job creation has also not materialised: after 400,000 jobs were lost following the 2008 global financial crisis, the sector failed to recover and today employs 300,000 people fewer than in 2008.

By Daniel Schwartzkopff 2 days ago

Nigeria's Skarabrand hits 1,000 items sold in 11 cities
Nigeria's Skarabrand hits 1,000 items sold in 11 cities

Nigerian online furniture retailer Skarabrand has sold more than 1,000 items and delivered to 11 cities since its launch in 2015.

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

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Mr Price up on sales surge

Mr Price outperformed other retailers in the three months to December, recording 8.3% growth in sales.

By Michelle Gumede 2 days ago

Dark days for e-commerce
Dark days for e-commerce

Dan Matthews, technical architect at Episerver, has been announced as one of the speakers at the Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) Conference 2018 to be held at Vodaworld on 8 February. He shares his insights on e-commerce and inbound marketing.

Issued by IMC Conference 2 days ago

Top five trends for convenience retail in 2018
Top five trends for convenience retail in 2018

With the continued growth and awareness of the convenience retail sector and the strengthening of its position as part of the traditional retail industry, organisations such as the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) are employing the expertise of convenience and fuel retailing industry professionals from around the world to discuss and debate international best practice on key trends and developments and rate best in class international retailers.

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Microwave ovens are cooking the environment: study
Microwave ovens are cooking the environment: study

Small electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, kettles and hair dryers harm the environment in a dozen different ways, and consumers can do far more to reduce the impacts, researchers said on Thursday, 18 January.

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Body positive movement a significant trend for ladieswear in 2018
Body positive movement a significant trend for ladieswear in 2018

We recently saw a global clothing retailer unwittingly become the target of consumer fury locally, as a result of their sizing. A disgruntled customer pointed out on social media the visible disparity between the store's sizing compared to other local retailers' size equivalent, with the retailer in question responding that their sizing was in line with EU standards.

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Attack on chicken import limits revived
Attack on chicken import limits revived

South African poultry producers will be getting another opportunity to mount a legal challenge against the chicken import restriction that was introduced in Namibia as an infant industry protection measure almost five years ago.

By Werner Menges 3 days ago