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6 liquor trends for 2020

With SA Cocktail Week kicking off on 29 February, mixologist at The Really Great Brand Company (RGBC), Marson Strydom, explores some of the shake-ups we can expect to see on shelves, in bars, at festivals and at home in 2020 and beyond...

By Marson Strydom 24 Feb 2020

3 intense wellness trends for 2020

For those seekers always on the lookout for new wellness and events trends, here are three that we'll hear more about in the coming year...

By Kelly McGillivray 6 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: 2020's top 7 travel trends and predictions

Trends in travel and tourism, much like trends in other sectors, tend to come and go. Different destinations and experiences enjoy their moment in the sun before a new trend catches on. For 2020, however, we see more subtle changes in the way travellers are thinking, and it might just change how we travel forever...

By Teresa Richardson 23 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Pop culture and its drivers in 2020

When it comes to the youth segment, the drivers of popular culture hinge on their expression of themselves within the Zeitgeist, and are often a rebellion and reaction against the dominant forces trying to shape them...

By Brett Rogers 23 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 5 spirits trends in South Africa for 2020

Curated, experiential and tailored experiences were at the forefront of South Africa's alcohol consumption trends in 2019...

By Michael Lebona 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok

While it's not exactly easy to predict the future, there are a few musical movements that have seemed to gain momentum over the last year-or-so, movements that will hopefully be more relevant than ever, in the first year of our new decade...

By Tecla Ciolfi 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Bright future for luxury brands in Africa

With strong economic growth, increased affluence and a growing population that is forecast to double by 2050, the continent holds strong potential for luxury brands...

By Alain Dos Santos 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 15 growing cocktail trends for 2020

The top five trends recognised for 2019 were: simplification and experimentation, gin, rum, low- to no- ABV (alcohol by volume) drinks and the start of a 'green' movement...

10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Top food and restaurant trends from the 2019 Eat Out Award-winning chefs

2019 Eat Out Award-winning chefs Bertus Basson of Overture Restaurant, Candice Philip of Grei, Gregory Czarnecki of The Restaurant at Waterkloof, Ivor Jones of Chef's Warehouse Beau Constantia, Michael Cooke of Camphors at Vergelegen and Ryan Cole of Salsify at The Roundhouse, weigh in with their top food and restaurant trends for 2020...

8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: All about authenticity - 3 major trends influencing the travel industry

As tourism continues to rise (2018 saw a global increase of 6% in 2017) consumers are not shy to make their preferences known on how they want to travel and, afterwards, what they thought of the experience...

By Jared Ruttenberg 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The new normal, 5 plant-based food trends for 2020

2019 was, by far, the biggest year the meat-alternative industry had ever seen. This is not surprising given the rapid growth of plant-based living and veganism...

By Tammy Fry 7 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: More tech, eco initiatives & homegrown championing for SA fashion

Let's take a look at what we can expect from the South African fashion industry in 2020...

By Meagan Duckitt 7 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 4 wine trends to look out for in 2020

As we start another year (yup, when did that happen?!), it's time to reflect on the current trends within the wine industry. From both a micro and macro perspective, times are certainly a-changin'...

By Kristen Duff and Gosia Young 6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Digital arts - a viewfinder into culture in 2020

Technology continues to change the way we understand the world, interact with each other, create and assign value. The arts play a critical role in giving us insight into the current mindset...

By Lauren Fletcher 6 Jan 2020

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