Spree and Superbalist merge to form single, focused fashion platform
Spree and Superbalist merge to form single, focused fashion platform

Spree and Superbalist, two of South Africa's most popular online fashion retailers, will merge into a single platform, Media24 and Takealot.com announced today. The new venture will be held 51% by Media24, Spree's current shareholders, while Takealot Group will own 49% of the venture.

1 day ago

CompareGuru team return with SA price comparison startup MoneyPanda
CompareGuru team return with SA price comparison startup MoneyPanda

Ryan Marx, Jax du Plessis and Duane du Plessis know all about price comparison, having been the team behind pan-African platform CompareGuru. Now, however, the three have moved on from the Silvertree Internet Holdings portfolio company, founding South African startup MoneyPanda, an online financial services comparison platform for car insurance that retrieves live quotes for consumers in under five minutes.

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

Harnessing the evolutionary power of smart packaging in Africa
Harnessing the evolutionary power of smart packaging in Africa

For the last few years, packaging industry professionals have been curious about the future of smart packaging. Whilst barcodes and quick-response (QR) codes were once considered the "next big thing" in packaging, the acceleration of technology is transforming smart packaging that needs to fit in with the modern-day consumer purchasing habits.

15 Jun 2018

Black Friday: Sow now, reap later
Black Friday: Sow now, reap later

There's no doubt that Black Friday (and the subsequent Cyber Monday) has firmly embedded itself as part of the local sales cycle. With the annual shopping frenzy only due in November, it does not mean that marketers should not be preparing already.

By Grant Fleming 15 Jun 2018

B2B marketing misconceptions, exclusive interview w/ Tom Stein
B2B marketing misconceptions, exclusive interview w/ Tom Stein

Recently inducted into the ANA Business Marketing Hall of Fame, Tom Stein has been at the forefront of B2B marketing for more than three decades. As the chairman and CCO of global B2B marketing agency Stein IAS, he works closely with marketers across many B2B sectors, including technology, financial, industrial, healthcare, telecommunications and professional services.

By Jessica Tennant 15 Jun 2018

SA youth's favourite brands revealed in 2018 Sunday Times Generation Next survey
SA youth's favourite brands revealed in 2018 Sunday Times Generation Next survey

The 2018 Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey announced the top performing brands the at the highly anticipated Sunday Times Generation Next Awards that took place in Sandton on Thursday, 14 June...

14 Jun 2018

Will Amazon do to the grocery industry what it did to e-commerce?
Will Amazon do to the grocery industry what it did to e-commerce?

Amazon has been busy lately. After entering the grocery delivery market with Amazon Fresh and buying Whole Foods, it is now in the process of launching its own supermarket, Amazon Go.

By Ralf W. Seifert and Richard Markoff 14 Jun 2018

Family restaurant chain Mike's Kitchen reopens in KwaZulu-Natal
Family restaurant chain Mike's Kitchen reopens in KwaZulu-Natal

Mike's Kitchen, one of the oldest South African restaurant chains, has marked its return to KwaZulu-Natal with the opening of its first store in Salt Rock this week.

14 Jun 2018

Online shopping meshes with bricks and mortar
Online shopping meshes with bricks and mortar

Forbes' richest people in the world list says Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, earns $107.4 million per day, so he must be doing something right. Amazon, which dominates the world of online shopping, now have a chain of grocery stores, bookstores, pop-ups and have partnered with a department store - a radical disruption from their online buying category.

By Eben Esterhuizen 13 Jun 2018

Highest SA retail sales growth for April in six years
Highest SA retail sales growth for April in six years

Total South African retail sales for April 2018 grew by 3.7% year-on-year after removing the effects of inflation, showing the highest growth rate seen in April in the past six years. This is according to the Mastercard SpendingPulse April 2018 report, which provides a macroeconomic analysis of retail spending trends in South Africa.

13 Jun 2018

Shoprite aims to empower 12,000 youths through job-readiness initiative
Shoprite aims to empower 12,000 youths through job-readiness initiative

The Shoprite Group's Retail Readiness programme, launched in February 2016, is set to reach its target of empowering more than 12,000 youths (aged 18-29 years) by the end of June to enter the retail sector or start their own business.

13 Jun 2018

Nav(igating) your way to financial health
Nav(igating) your way to financial health

We've all had those moments of looking at our bank balance and wonder where all your money has gone, well FNB has launched a new app that keeps track of your spending at any time or place.

By Nicci Botha 13 Jun 2018

This is what customer management tools should do for your business
This is what customer management tools should do for your business

Do you remember your first car? That great feeling of freedom that came with the ability to drive yourself wherever you wanted or needed to go, without having to ask for a lift, take public transport or cycle or walk. And the 'kudos' from your friends that came with independence.

By Edward Carbutt 13 Jun 2018