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The significant shift from aspirational to inspirational brands

The Top Million research report into South Africa's top million households in 2019 - with a combined buying power of R700 billion - looks at what drives this 'Upper Middle Class'; what they are spending on; where they have cut back; and how marketers can reach this group...?

By Louise Marsland 13 Sep 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours

Young entrepreneur Sipamandla Manqele is using food to inspire pride in indigenous African ingredients, while economically uplifting the small-scale farmers and local communities involved in their cultivation and processing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Sep 2019

#GartnerSYM: Offering the 'everything customer' the multi-experience

Continuing the opening keynote from the first morning of Gartner Symposium 2019, Don Scheibenreif, distinguished VP analyst at Gartner, explained the concept of the 'everything consumer' and why we need to offer them the all-new multi-experience...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Sep 2019

AfCFTA under the spotlight at ISO assembly

Support for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement formed part of discussions at the 42nd General Assembly of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), currently underway in Cape Town...

17 Sep 2019

Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design

The winners of the annual Pentawards, a prestigious packaging design competition, were recognised at a gala ceremony held on 12 September in London. Microsoft scooped the top Diamond prize...

16 Sep 2019

DHL Africa eShop platform rolled out to 34 additional countries

DHL's Africa eShop platform has expanded to an additional 14 countries across sub-Saharan Africa...

12 Sep 2019

Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation

H&M Foundation has opened entries for its annual innovation challenge, the Global Change Award. Dubbed the 'Nobel Prize of fashion', it aims to reduce fashion's impact on the planet...

9 Sep 2019

SA designer Thebe Magugu first African to win LVMH Prize

South African talent Thebe Magugu, 26, is the winner of the 2019 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. Magugu is the first designer from Africa to scoop the coveted award...

5 Sep 2019

Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge

African startups Shopit, Exportunity and Wakulima from South Africa, Benin and Tanzania respectively, emerged the winners of the Nestlé Research and Development sub-Saharan innovation challenge...

4 Sep 2019

Do you know what your customers want their customers to experience?

It's a common question that we assume everyone knows or understands. But assuming versus engaging, in order to know, are vastly different...

By Jane Stevenson 3 Sep 2019

How young Africans are going green in business

The youth are the driving force for action on climate and the environment. That was the message hammered home to delegates at Africa Climate Week earlier this year...

By Franck Kuwonu 3 Sep 2019

3 data trends shaping digital marketing in the next 18 months

Datacore Media MD Grant Lapping outlines three data-related trends that will change the game for brands over the next year to 18 months...

By Grant Lapping 30 Aug 2019

WWF and SA retailers team up to simplify recycling labels

Some of SA's biggest retailers, with the aid of WWF, are rolling out standardised recycling instructions, known as On Pack Recycling Labels (OPRLs), which will indicate whether the packaging can or cannot be recycled...

28 Aug 2019

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires majority stake in Eswatini bottler

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) has acquired a 60% share in the soft drinks business of Eswatini Beverages Limited...

27 Aug 2019

#G7Biarritz: Fashion industry giants sign global sustainability pact

Thirty-two global fashion and textile companies, including Adidas, Chanel and H&M, have signed a Fashion Pact, committing to achieving practical objectives together in three areas: climate, biodiversity and oceans...

27 Aug 2019

Key insights into the global beef market

Rising demand in China boosts imports up, securing new opportunities for foreign suppliers...

23 Aug 2019

Eliminating packaging is a good start - but here's what supermarkets should do to stop harming the planet

It was inspiring to read about the launch of Waitrose's trial in Oxford offering consumers a range of products free of packaging...

By Alison Stowell 21 Aug 2019

Woolworths to trial recycled paper shopping bags

Woolworths is trialling bags made out of 100% recycled paper for fashion, beauty and homeware purchases at its Blue Route store in Cape Town...

3 Sep 2019

Shop Association releases Storedits global display research

A new research report from Shop Environments Association, Storedits: Skin Care, Make-up and Cosmetics, shares findings from 177 store audits of skin care, make-up, and cosmetics displays across Europe, Asia, Africa...

30 Aug 2019

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