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SOUTH AFRICA

The decoy effect: how you are influenced to choose without really knowing it

Price is the most delicate element of the marketing mix, and much thought goes into setting prices to nudge us towards spending more...

By Gary Mortimer 1 day ago

GLOBAL

Litigation funding set to increase as asset class becomes mainstream

Litigation funding is becoming a mainstream asset class with the market set to double in the next five years, predicts Dilip N Massand of Legal Ventures...

22 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addiction

Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable...

By Sabrina Chakori 6 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Sea Harvest in bid to buy up Australian-listed Mareterram

South African fishing and food company Sea Harvest International has entered into a bid implementation agreement with its 56.3% held Australian subsidiary, Mareterram...

6 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Blockchain systems are tracking food safety and origins

When a Chinese consumer buys a package labelled "Australian beef", there's only a 50-50 chance the meat inside is, in fact, Australian beef. It could just as easily contain rat, dog, horse or camel meat...

By Nir Kshetri 30 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Brick-bait: 3 tricks up retailers' sleeves to lure you back to physical shops

Bricks-and-mortar retail stores are under intense pressure from online competition. Feeling the most heat are clothes shops and department stores...

By Eloise Zoppos 28 Jan 2019

GLOBAL

Elevated sensorial experiences drive shoppers back to stores

According to a new global report by in-store media company Mood Media, sensory experiences drive 9 out of 10 shoppers back to stores...

15 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

3D concrete printing could free the world from boring buildings

Construction is one of the largest industries in the world economy - worth A$10tn globally...

By Jay Sanjayan 16 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

American Swiss sets up shop in Australia

South African jewellery retailer American Swiss has expanded abroad with the opening of its first store in Australia last week...

12 Nov 2018

AUSTRALIA

Green is the new black: why retailers want you to know about their green credentials

Australian supermarkets phasing out single-use plastic bags is just one example of how retailers are fiercely engaged in a race to be "green". Other examples are dumping plastic straws...

By Louise Grimmer and Gary Mortimer 30 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

How Cape Town tourism survived the drought

Cape Town has just been through one of the worst droughts in the region's history and yet, through the collective efforts of its citizens, the city is back in business - thanks largely to the city's municipal leadership and its ability to mobilise its people towards sustained conservative usage...

16 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

The paradox of choice. Why made-to-order might not solve the fashion industry's problems

How could you go from winning awards for "Store Design of The Year" and "Best Shoe Ever" to selling nothing?

By Jessica Pallant and Sean Sands 4 Oct 2018

ASIA

Eleven Asia-Pacific creatives are announced as Young Guns 16 finalists

Eleven young creatives originally from seven countries in the Asia Pacific region were named finalists for the global Young Guns 16 competition...

10 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Grassroots trading to luxury leather leader: The journey of Jekyll and Hide

Jekyll and Hide founder Bernard Bultemeier talks luxury leather, global expansion, the challenges facing independent retail today and why we'll all be wearing backpacks soon...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

DAFF cautions Oriental Fruit Fly in the Orange River

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has warned the public on the detection of the Oriental Fruit Fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) in the Orange River area within the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality...

31 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Female corporate leaders make firms less likely to fall foul of environmental laws

Companies with more gender-balanced boards are less often sued for breaching environmental laws...

By Chelsea Liu 31 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

UQ welcomes Africa's emerging leaders in agriculture

Sixty emerging leaders from African agricultural industries are in Queensland for an intensive development programme to help them tackle challenges of sustainable economic development in their own countries...

7 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Technology is making cities 'smart', but it's also costing the environment

The Australian government has allocated A$50m for the Smarter Cities and Suburbs Program...

By Mark Sawyer 27 Jul 2018

AUSTRALIA

Love them or loathe them, private label products are taking over supermarket shelves

Coles is aiming to have private label products make up 40% of its product range over the next five years. This increase will apply across multiple tiers of products...

By Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer 12 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

We must ensure new food retail technologies are pathways - not barriers - to better health

Imagine a world where smart pantries sense when you are running out of your favourite food and order more of it, without you lifting a finger. Where intelligent robots roam your grocery store, ever at your service...

By Kathryn Backholer 11 Jul 2018

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