#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket
#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket

The second speaker at the 2018 DStv Seminar of Creativity was Lethepu Matshaba, vice president of Homecare Southern Africa at Unilever SA, who spoke on the relevance of creativity in a hyper-fragmented world.

By Angie White 2 days ago

How the lack of affordable vegetables is creating a billion-dollar obesity epidemic in South Africa
How the lack of affordable vegetables is creating a billion-dollar obesity epidemic in South Africa

The Barilla Centre for Food and Nutrition's Food Sustainability Index (FSI) 2017 ranks 34 countries across three pillars: sustainable agriculture; nutritional challenges; and food loss and waste. South Africa ranks in the third quartile of the index in 19th place. However, the country has a score of 51 on its ability to address nutritional challenges. The higher the score, the greater the progress the country has made. South Africa's score is lower than a number of countries on the index.

3 days ago

#WomensMonth: Meet the woman behind Signal Gun's craft brews
#WomensMonth: Meet the woman behind Signal Gun's craft brews

Armed with a Viticulture and Oenology qualification from the University of Stellenbosch, Jéanri Nel was well on her way to becoming a winemaker, until she decided to indulge her love for beer and become a brewer instead.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

How do females fare in the SA retail market?
How do females fare in the SA retail market?

While we focus on women in South Africa during the month of August and honour our constitution for declaring the 9th of August a public holiday, retailers continue to look closely at the overall economic status of women.

By Eben Esterhuizen 15 Aug 2018

SA retail growth slows in June, with clothing outperforming other segments
SA retail growth slows in June, with clothing outperforming other segments

South African retail sales for June 2018 grew by 2.9% year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, marking the weakest pace of growth since October 2017. This is according to the Mastercard SpendingPulse June 2018 report, which provides a macro-economic analysis of retail spending trends in South Africa.

15 Aug 2018

Beyond B-BBEE: How to make supplier diversity part of your business DNA
Beyond B-BBEE: How to make supplier diversity part of your business DNA

Over the past decade, the procurement function has become an important vehicle for business transformation in terms of ensuring supplier diversity and small business growth. However, this function is often underutilised by companies that regard supplier diversity as just a tickbox exercise for B-BBEE.

By Shereen Wardakan 15 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Adding glamour and sparkle to the agro-processing sector
#WomensMonth: Adding glamour and sparkle to the agro-processing sector

Entrepreneur Silvana Dantu is marketing director of African Equations PTY Ltd, together with her business partner Shareen Parker, the producers of Zari Sparkling Grape juice, a local brand which has set out to disrupt the male-dominated agro-processing sector with its sparkling, alcohol-free beverage brand.

By Terry Levin 14 Aug 2018

#NewCampaign: Shield is going for gold at the Sport Industry Awards
#NewCampaign: Shield is going for gold at the Sport Industry Awards

Shield announced yesterday that it has been nominated for 'Best New Sponsorship' and 'Campaign of the Year' at this year's Sport Industry Awards taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre this Friday, 17 August.

By Jessica Tennant 14 Aug 2018

Mobile merchant transactions driving financial inclusion in emerging markets
Mobile merchant transactions driving financial inclusion in emerging markets

The use of mobile devices to make retail and store payments will act as a driver for financial inclusion of the unbanked in emerging markets, forecasts a new study by Juniper Research. The research reveals that mobile merchant transactions by unbanked individuals will grow from 1.8 billion per annum in 2018 to 3.8 billion by 2023.

14 Aug 2018

South African shoppers 'drop' the basket
South African shoppers 'drop' the basket

Consumers remove up to three grocery categories from their repertoire and reduce shopping frequency

Issued by Nielsen 14 Aug 2018

Mensa merges wine quaffing with digital storytelling
Mensa merges wine quaffing with digital storytelling

With South Africa being home to a host of world-class wine brands, newly released expressions can easily go unnoticed because consumers are faced with so many quality options. To pique interest and enhance the consumer experience, brands have therefore been upping the attention given to the development and design of their packaging.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Aug 2018

Nigeria's WaraCake expands and launches WaraChow service
Nigeria's WaraCake expands and launches WaraChow service

Nigerian e-commerce startup WaraCake has expanded into 23 Nigerian states and has also announced the launch of a new food delivery service called WaraChow.

13 Aug 2018

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu. Photo: Antonio Fiorente
#WomensMonth: An entrepreneur with a lot of heart and sole

Whether its shoes, leather goods, coffee or healthy snacks, serial entrepreneur, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, has the Midas touch when it comes to transforming quintessential Ethiopian products into global brands.

By Nicci Botha 13 Aug 2018