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Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on

So you finally hit the shops and cafes after weeks of lockdown. After disinfecting your hands, following the arrows around the shop or to your table, taking care to avoid others where possible...

By Jessica Vredenburg and Megan Phillips 24 Jul 2020

Covid-19 impact on consumption patterns in Africa's key markets

Prior to the pandemic, Africa was identified as one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world, with household consumption growing even faster than GDP...

23 Jul 2020

Antibacterial activewear? The claim is just as absurd as it sounds

Lorna Jane recently launched an "antiviral" line of activewear, called "LJ Shield", generating significant backlash from medical professionals...

By Catherine Burke 20 Jul 2020

Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus

Retail was in trouble long before Covid-19 hit. The past five years saw daily reports of store closures and retailer bankruptcies. The growth of online commerce eroded many retailers' top-line revenues...

By Frederic Dimanche 6 Jul 2020

Scan Display's MD elected global association's first African president

Scan Display's managing director, Justin Hawes, has been elected president of the Brussels-based International Federation of Exhibition and Event Services (IFES) for 2021 and 2022...

Issued by Scan Display 30 Jun 2020

The 50-year evolution of the Game brand

Popular South African retailer Game celebrates 50 years of trade this year...

26 Jun 2020

Nigerian retail and consumer landscape may never be the same again

As Nigerian consumers emerge from a restricted living scenario unlike any they have experienced before, there are already big shifts in their consumption dynamics with some behaviours set to never return...

Issued by Nielsen 18 Jun 2020

CMO Council identifies agile brands that have benefitted from opportunities during global lockdown

The CMO Council has picked notable brand stand-outs experiencing an upturn in the global downturn...

15 Jun 2020

Maggi freshens up online presence in Central and West Africa

Maggi has revealed a new website in Central and West Africa that offers fresh twists to popular African dishes. The brand has also released a second season of Yelo Pèppè...

8 Jun 2020

DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link Commerce

DHL Express has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce firm that helped the logistics company develop its DHL Africa eShop platform...

28 May 2020

Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers

The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to a new kind of African consumer who is already displaying fundamental shifts in consumption and purchase behaviour...

27 May 2020

Slow Covid-19 economic recovery compels African companies to adapt

The World Economic Forum (WEF) reported this week that the pandemic has hit global trade and investment at an "unprecedented speed and scale" and revealed the fragility of the modern supply chain...

By Clement Chinaka 21 May 2020

10 ways to stay connected on Biz during lockdown

Self-isolation, lockdowns, working remotely and physical distancing can get you down. Bizcommunity is the daily 'virtual commute' that brings you closer to 19 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Apr 2020

Covid-19 will bring about a retail apocalypse

No one can truly know what the outcome of this pandemic will be, nor when the virus will pass or if it will ever be defeated. We will forever mark this moment as one of seismic significance...

By Howard Saunders 8 Apr 2020

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