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This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today

Okay, so I'm a bit of a mad cat lady. If you ever wanted me to pay attention to something, bury that information in a cat video and send it to me...

By Andy Walker 1 day ago

These two trends are shaping the future of commercial real estate

South African consumers still prefer doing their shopping in malls...

1 day ago

SA's The Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic scoops two awards at Global Soft Drinks Congress

South African non-alcoholic beverage brand, The Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic, has been awarded Best Adult Drink as well as Best New Drink Concept at the 2018 Zenith Innobev Awards in Prague...

1 day ago

Commission approves tie-up between surfwear titans Billabong and Boardriders

The Competition Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Billabong International Limited by global branded apparel business Boardriders Inc.

2 days ago

Embracing a more connected South African retail environment

The increased connectedness of consumers is contributing to a more dynamic environment - one where expectations on what the buying experience must entail are evolving...

By Leon Coetzer 2 days ago

Is investment in the commercial property market a safer option than shares?

Now, more than ever, investors are finding it a safer option to invest in direct property...

2 days ago

E-commerce and millennials

Millennials have such close ties to online shopping and smartphone usage, but what does e-commerce mean to them?...

By Fiona Brauns 3 days ago

Empathy - a two-way street in customer service

It's no secret that personalisation is essential in developing a successful customer experience. Central to that is getting to know all you can about your customer and using that information to drive the interaction...

By Wynand Smit 3 days ago

Why Unilever is right to consolidate its headquarters in Rotterdam

The consumer goods giant Unilever is in the business of what is called "fast moving consumer goods". And in this business - as the name suggests - speed is the name of the game...

By Martin Friesl 3 days ago

The digital transformation of menu boards

Menu boards, which play a pivotal role in the consumer menu selection process in quick service restaurants (QSR), have evolved by leaps and bounds over the past 15 years...

1 day ago

Developing small manufacturers: How to grow and develop small manufacturing businesses

Manufacturing experts, small and medium enterprise (SMME) leaders and entrepreneurs are to assemble in Johannesburg to mentor emerging manufacturing business owners on proven strategies for accelerating the growth of their enterprises...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 1 day ago

Cardigans and anoraks won't cut it: why there should be more fashion for older men

Now we find ourselves nearly drawing pensions and thinking what? What now? Put a cardigan on and grey shoes? Is there an age when you think: 'Oh, I can't possibly be involved in fashion now?

By Ania Sadkowska and Katherine Townsend 1 day ago

The 'ennial tribes: Understanding Generation Y and Generation Z South Africans

There are some interesting differences and similarities between centennials - those aged 21 and below - and millennials - those aged 22 to 35...

By Rachel Thompson, Issued by GfK South Africa 2 days ago

Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing

Kenyan agri-tech startup Twiga Foods has partnered IBM Research to extend access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system...

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

Mondelez inaugurates $90m 'factory of the future' in Bahrain

Snack foods giant Mondelez International has invested $90 million into its newest 'factory of the future' in the Kingdom of Bahrain...

2 days ago

How packaging promotes consumer health

Local pharmaceutical manufacturers know all too well how important it is to also ensure product labelling makes usage and dosage guidelines as clear and unambiguous as possible for all consumers...

Issued by Pyrotec 2 days ago

Shoprite Group's discount week helps cash-strapped students stretch their budgets

Student Discount Week, available each month at Shoprite and Checkers stores, is assisting cash-strapped students to make their limited funds go a little further...

3 days ago

Why is it important to grow manufacturing?

One of the aspects of the Manufacturing Indaba will be to focus on South Africa's manufacturing as a fundamental driver of GDP growth and associated with direct employment...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 3 days ago

Fria's Superfoods expands into mainstream health market

Fria's Superfoods, a locally owned delicatessen specialising in wholesome treats, has just secured shelf space in Wellness Warehouse Lifestyle on Kloof...

3 days ago

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