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Technology trends impacting global manufacturing in 2020
Technology trends impacting global manufacturing in 2020

It is no secret that the manufacturing sector is critically important for both developed and emerging economies. From producing necessities like food for a nation to creating much-needed jobs...

By Kevin Dherman 3 days ago

Pick n Pay mentorship app launched to empower small suppliers
Pick n Pay mentorship app launched to empower small suppliers

Pick n Pay has launched a mentorship app to connect its small suppliers with experts across its business. The initiative seeks to empower entrepreneurs with easy access to business development support...

3 days ago

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2020: Building the emotive link between customers and our brands

The ability to build an emotional connection between a brand, an entertainment property, a service, and its consumers, is becoming very much more difficult...

By Alan Radmall 3 days ago

Fashionomics Africa launches "game-changer for Africa's fashion entrepreneurs"
Fashionomics Africa launches "game-changer for Africa's fashion entrepreneurs"

Fashionomics Africa's pilot phase of a digital marketplace is set to connect African creators with the world...

11 Dec 2019

Pantone #ColorOfTheYear for 2020: Classic Blue
Pantone #ColorOfTheYear for 2020: Classic Blue

Pantone has announced its 2020 Color of the Year: Classic Blue...

6 Dec 2019

From left to right: Beverly Farmer from Women in Wine, Malmsey Rangaka from M’Hudi Wines, Denise Stubbs from Thokozani, Sheila Hlanjwa from Lathitha Wines, and Carmen Stevens from Carmen Stevens Wines at the recent ProWine China.
Black-owned wine brands make history at ProWine China

Eleven black-owned wine brand made history as the biggest delegation to attend the annual ProWine China trade show in Shanghai, China held from 12 to 14 November 2019...

6 Dec 2019

GoDaddy integrates with WooCommerce, simplifying e-commerce set up on WordPress
GoDaddy integrates with WooCommerce, simplifying e-commerce set up on WordPress

In a move that will ease and speed up e-commerce set up on WordPress, internet domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy has integrated with WooCommerce...

6 Dec 2019

Lux Afrique Boutique avails luxury brands to shoppers in 54 African countries
Lux Afrique Boutique avails luxury brands to shoppers in 54 African countries

Lux Afrique Boutique offers high-net-worth consumers in Africa the opportunity to purchase luxury products online from the region and the rest of the world...

4 Dec 2019

Pick n Pay trials 'pick and weigh' packaging-free zone in Cape Town
Pick n Pay trials 'pick and weigh' packaging-free zone in Cape Town

Pick n Pay is piloting a new 'pick and weigh' packaging-free zone that allows customers to purchase a wide range of products without any packaging...

4 Dec 2019

Food Lover's Market places national ban on plastic bags
Food Lover's Market places national ban on plastic bags

Food Lover's Market has banned plastic bags in all national corporate stores as of 1 December 2019, and will only be offering paper bags, boxes and Food Lover's Market canvas bags going forward...

3 Dec 2019

Strategies to unlock retail growth in 2020
Strategies to unlock retail growth in 2020

To keep up with the lightning-fast pace of change in global retail, most of which is technology-driven, SA's retail decision-makers have to embrace a new mindset that is less risk-averse...

By Gareth Hawkey 28 Nov 2019

20 awarded in regional L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Young Talent Awards
20 awarded in regional L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Young Talent Awards

Twenty women researchers from 15 countries in the Sub-Saharan African region were recently awarded in the 2019 Young Talent Awards as part of the L'Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science programme...

25 Nov 2019

What SA's FMCG space can learn from Kenya
What SA's FMCG space can learn from Kenya

The simplest way of optimising route to market is through pre-sales, which then creates a predictable order and allows for the best delivery routes to be calculated...

By Andrew Dawson 25 Nov 2019

#AskAfrikaAhaMoment: The brand loyalty shift explained
#AskAfrikaAhaMoment: The brand loyalty shift explained

At Ask Afrika's 'Aha moment' market research intelligence Cape Town Roadshow, MD Sarina de Beer combined insights from their latest Ask Afrika Icon Brands benchmark report to isolate the latest customer loyalty trends. Here's what your business needs to know...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Nov 2019

Annual digital commerce spend to climb to $19tn by 2024
Annual digital commerce spend to climb to $19tn by 2024

A new study by Juniper Research reveals that global spending on digital commerce will reach $18.7 trillion by 2024, up from $11.2 trillion in 2019...

20 Nov 2019

These are Shoprite's standout suppliers for 2019
These are Shoprite's standout suppliers for 2019

The Shoprite Group honoured its most innovative and reliable suppliers at its annual Supplier Awards this past weekend...

19 Nov 2019

6 pharmacy retail trends to watch in 2020
6 pharmacy retail trends to watch in 2020

Global pharmaceutical sales are predicted to reach $1567.80 billion by 2023...

By Eben Esterhuizen 18 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"
#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"

Dion Jerling, co-founder of Connect Earth was chair of the third and final day of AfricaCom 2019's keynote sessions. He said there had been closer to 17,000 attendees than predicted 15,000 and convened a panel discussion on getting user experience (UX) right...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2019

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How AI is helping brands manage their online reputation

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is on the rise, but it's important to know which reputation management processes should and shouldn't be automated...

By Ashleigh Wainstein 15 Nov 2019

Pieter de Villiers, co-founder and CEO, Clickatell
#AfricaCom: Chat commerce leapfrogs in Africa

Chat commerce and chat banking have revolutionised the way companies are serving their customers. Without having to invest in new architecture, companies are able to meet and engage with their clients on the platforms of their choice...

13 Nov 2019

Dr Carl Driesener, senior marketing scientist at the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute (EBI) of marketing science in Australia explaining the 5 steps to becoming a smarter target marketer at Spark Media's recent event.
5 steps to becoming a smarter target marketer

Dr Carl Driesener, senior marketing scientist at the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute (EBI) of marketing science in Australia - the home of evidence-based marketing, shared five steps to being a smarter target marketer at Spark Media's recent 'seminar roadshow'...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Nov 2019

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The importance of brand positioning in a depressed economy

When the going gets tough, the marketing budget gets slashed. It's an age-old truism that marketing activities are among the first to be cut back during austere times...

By Nona Koza and Gabrielle Gray 5 Nov 2019

Nestlé launches Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa
Nestlé launches Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa

Nestlé and its regional partners have joined forces to launch the Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa to promote employability for young people...

4 Nov 2019

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Warehousing: A foundation for economic growth

Warehouses tend to be one of the most ignored elements of infrastructure and logistics, but are a fundamental part of the supply chain...

By Geoffrey White 1 Nov 2019

Kenya's Twiga Foods raises $30m in Series B round
Kenya's Twiga Foods raises $30m in Series B round

Kenyan B2B food distribution company, Twiga Foods, has raised $23.75 million in a Series B equity round led by Goldman Sachs...

28 Oct 2019

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How businesses can create lasting impressions, retain customers for a long time

At the heart of customer engagement lies customer intimacy...

By Mark Wilson 25 Oct 2019

The robot wears Prada: what happens when AI starts giving out fashion tips?
The robot wears Prada: what happens when AI starts giving out fashion tips?

Is fashion styling the next field to be disrupted by artificial intelligence, or will the human eye remain supreme?

By Mark Liu 25 Oct 2019

Alastair Tempest and Mpho Sekwele from EFSA.
EFSA launches Africa's first e-commerce Trustmark

The Ecommerce Forum South Africa has launched its Safe.Shop Trustmark. The EFSA provides the Trustmark badge to e-commerce platforms that have been confirmed as being compliant...

24 Oct 2019

6 trends shaping the shopping mall experience
6 trends shaping the shopping mall experience

A decade ago, building a profitable mall was simple. If you got the location, size, layout, parking and access routes right, you had retailers and shoppers in the bag...

By Theresa Terblanche 23 Oct 2019

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