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#BizTrends2021: The rise of D2C

The direct-to-consumer model allows deeper brand relationships and an omnichannel approach to deriving value...

By Michael Smollan 3 days ago

Kauai launches subscription service for daily coffees and smoothies

Kauai has introduced a subscription service offering multiple coffees every day for a month as well as a daily smoothie for either 15 or 30 days...

14 Jan 2021

2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce

Digital sales grew around 58% during the five days leading up to Christmas, despite earlier shipping cutoffs...

13 Jan 2021

Alcohol industry seeks deferment of excise duties until sales ban lifts

The South African government's decision to extend the alcohol ban has led the alcohol industry to apply for a deferment of the payment of excise tax payments until the ban is lifted...

12 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Acceleration of digital payments

2020 blurred conventional lines of e-commerce, with sectors that historically had low digital payment penetration experiencing higher demand, as more people shopped online...

By Jonathan Smit 12 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021

Despite the dissemination of vaccines in the months ahead, a larger portion of consumer spending will be impacted by recessionary conditions...

By Ailsa Wingfield 11 Jan 2021

Online merchants, check your T&Cs before they bite

Terms and conditions do apply - tales of an online store builder...

By Howard Rybko 7 Jan 2021

SAB to challenge third alcohol ban in court

SAB supports measured alcohol restrictions, but will approach the courts on the constitutionality of the 3rd alcohol ban, which came into effect when South Africa moved to an adjusted Level 3 lockdown...

7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The evolving e-tail landscape

The Covid-19 pandemic presented the industry with myriad challenges, but it also gave rise to opportunities - for those willing to dip their toes into digital innovations, says Procter & Gamble's Vilo Trska...

By Vilo Trska 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The path forward for retail in 2021

A high-level look at how innovation and agility could reshape one of SA's juggernaut industries...

By Matthew Leighton 6 Jan 2021

RLC November retail report reveals subdued clothing retail sales

A severely subdued Black Friday, with sales down 38.0% on last year. November sales down 10.7%...

4 Jan 2021

Black Friday period shows disappointing growth for technical goods retail

South Africa's technical consumer goods market sees subdued spending as consumers weigh up each purchase carefully, trade up for better value and make strategic purchases for the home...

Issued by GfK South Africa 23 Dec 2020

While everything is on ice, Zari celebrates openings!

Silvana Dantu, founding partner of African Equations, producer and marketer of Zari Sparkling a premium beverage range, discusses how Zari and stockists celebrate openings and occasions, despite lockdowns...

Issued by Zari Sparkling Grape 22 Dec 2020

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