Lauren Hartzenberg

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Location:Cape Town, South Africa


Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Former automotive and ICT editor. Get in touch:


BA English and Communications
Year completed:2014
Education level:Degree
Location:Cape Town
#WomensMonth: SweepSouth's Aisha Pandor keeps on climbing

SweepSouth's Aisha Pandor has been named one of the top 50 most inspiring women in tech...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

#CEMAfrica2017: Empowered customer experiences lie in multi-focused design

Sven Schoof, head of customer experience at Spree, discusses how to empower customers to interact with your brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

#FreshConnections: The realities of trading in Africa

It's often agreed that the trickiest part of the supply chain is not the sourcing, but getting the product to the consumer...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Four decades of formidable fashion with Marianne Fassler

With a career spanning 40 years, Marianne Fassler remains a formidable force in SA fashion...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Cape Town kombucha queen Meghan Werner

Theonista brewmistress Meghan Werner chats about her love of kombucha and her business journey so far...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Aug 2017

Aldo acquisition of Camuto Group births new footwear giant

Canadian shoe company Aldo has agreed to acquire the footwear and accessories operations of the Connecticut-based Camuto Group...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Aug 2017

R350m pumped into Albany Bellville bakery a Western Cape win

Albany Bakeries has launched its new and improved factory in Bellville, Cape Town, following a R350 million investment...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Aug 2017

#CSIMonth: Utilising CSR to create communities that thrive

Diageo SA sees itself as having a responsibility to ensure that its people, its suppliers, and the communities around its operations thrive as a result of the business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2017

Primi shakes up breakfast

Primi recently relaunched its breakfast menu, with a handful of new additions sure to please even the most jaded of foodies...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Imbalie Beauty Academy opens doors into the industry

South African beauty franchise group Imbalie Beauty has become a key player in South Africa's robust franchising industry...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Jul 2017

Hisense SA bumps up local product offering

Hisense South Africa revealed an array of new products at an event held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre last week...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jul 2017

Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon is 'wine futures' worthy

En primeur or 'wine futures', is a method of purchasing sought-after wines early while the wine is still in the barrel...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Jul 2017

#Homesewn: K-Way's lean local manufacturing machine

South Africa's clothing and textile industry has seen some trying times. In the past 15 years, jobs in the local sector have decreased from 200,000 to 19,000...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jul 2017

L'Oréal to sell The Body Shop for €1bn

Beauty products giant L'Oréal has signed a contract to sell The Body Shop to Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura Cosméticos...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: Fashion brand Jota-Kena's young, conscious co-founders

Cape Town-based 'slow fashion' brand Jota-Kena recently released its AW17 collection, which combines a colour palette reminiscent of the 1970's...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Jun 2017

Burger special wasn't financially viable: Spur founder

When Spur ended its popular Monday Buy One Get One Free burger special at the end of March this year, cash-strapped diners mourned the loss...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Jun 2017

Spur founder Allen Ambor's tough love approach to business

Iconic SA restaurant chain, Spur Steak Ranches, will be 50-years-old in October this year and has grown into an internationally-recognised brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Jun 2017

Tabasco Flavour Lab: a showcase of versatility

Lovers of McIlhenny Company's Tabasco products huddled within the cosy confines of Villa 47 in Bree Street for the brand's first local Flavour Lab event...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Jun 2017

The broad business case for pop-up shops

The concept of pop-up retail has soared in popularity over the last number of years. Done right, these temporary retail spaces...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Jun 2017

Inner Secrets Lingerie ventures online

Upmarket swimwear, lingerie and shape wear retailer Inner Secrets Lingerie used its 11th birthday to announce and celebrate the launch its online store...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Jun 2017

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