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Takealot's Pick-up Points a milestone for SA e-commerce
Takealot's Pick-up Points a milestone for SA e-commerce

Pargo CEO and co-founder Lars Veul shares why he thinks Takealot Pick-up Points make so much sense...

By Lars Veul 2 days ago

2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealed
2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealed

Distell Group was named Overall Winner at the 2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards, which recognise supplier development best practice in South Africa...

3 days ago

How local designer Jordyn Pollock finds beauty in cowhides
How local designer Jordyn Pollock finds beauty in cowhides

Local designer Jordyn Pollock is turning cowhides into a chic accessory. Her online homeware and accessory stores, Cow Hide Co. and &Seek, offer a collection of home and fashion essentials made from traditional hides...

2 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Mobiz, the startup changing how SA corporates talk to customers
#AfricaMonth: Mobiz, the startup changing how SA corporates talk to customers

Mobiz is an innovative South African startup combining the ubiquity of SMS with the visual power of the web...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

Massmart names Walmart exec Mitchell Slape as new CEO
Massmart names Walmart exec Mitchell Slape as new CEO

Walmart veteran Mitchell Slape has been appointed as Massmart's new chief executive officer and executive director of the company...

3 days ago

Kit Kat adds Halaal Rebel Food to Benoni Cash & Carry
Kit Kat adds Halaal Rebel Food to Benoni Cash & Carry

The Kit Kat Group has opened a Halaal Rebel Food inside its Cash & Carry in Benoni...

3 days ago

How to kick-start an FMCG product in the pharmaceutical space
How to kick-start an FMCG product in the pharmaceutical space

I was recently asked to give advice to someone wanting to launch an FMCG product in the pharmaceutical space in South Africa...

By Eben Esterhuizen 3 days ago

L'Oréal teams up with Alibaba for AI-based app targeting acne sufferers
L'Oréal teams up with Alibaba for AI-based app targeting acne sufferers

L'Oréal and Alibaba Group have joined forces to launch an AI-powered mobile app designed to diagnose acne, to be made available on Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao mobile app next month...

22 May 2019

The Ikea effect: how we value the fruits of our labour over instant gratification
The Ikea effect: how we value the fruits of our labour over instant gratification

There are some anecdotes just so good that almost every story about a particular economic principle begins the same. So too this article begins with cake mix...

By Gary Mortimer, Frank Mathmann and Louise Grimmer 22 May 2019

Search is on for SA's best boerewors recipe
Search is on for SA's best boerewors recipe

Shoprite and Checkers have launched their annual nationwide search for the country's very best boerewors recipe. Boerie enthusiasts who have an exceptional recipe for traditional boerewors up their sleeves...

22 May 2019

Debunking 5 myths around CX
Debunking 5 myths around CX

Nathalie Schooling, founder and CEO of nlighten debunks a couple of myths around CX...

By Nathalie Schooling 22 May 2019

The power of retargeting: How to move customers from wanting what you offer to needing it
The power of retargeting: How to move customers from wanting what you offer to needing it

If you are not yet doing retargeting for your business, you are clearly missing out on a key step in the decision-making process. Here's a quick overview...

By Kyle Warmback 22 May 2019

Footwear giants call tariffs 'catastrophic' in open letter to Trump
Footwear giants call tariffs 'catastrophic' in open letter to Trump

Some of the biggest names in footwear have signed an open letter to President Donald Trump urging him to reconsider the proposed tariffs on shoes made in China...

22 May 2019

Yoco encourages entrepreneurs to #JustStart
Yoco encourages entrepreneurs to #JustStart

Yoco is pioneering a new way to engage with entrepreneurs in its #JustStart campaign...

21 May 2019

Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme
Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme

The Impact Fund for African Creatives (IFFAC) is calling on designers to apply for its accelerator programme. The programme is focused on supporting and strengthening emerging African brands...

21 May 2019

Tech makes end-to-end supply chain visibility and predictive analytics a reality
Tech makes end-to-end supply chain visibility and predictive analytics a reality

Line of sight is the biggest challenge for all aspects of the supply chain, from the manufacturer to the wholesaler, distributor and the reseller and even to the end consumer...

By Andrew Dawson 21 May 2019

R130m Paledi Mall expansion under way
R130m Paledi Mall expansion under way

Construction on the 7000m² third phase expansion of Paledi Mall in the rural Limpopo town of Mankweng is under way...

21 May 2019

Food Lover's Eatery opens in Braamfontein
Food Lover's Eatery opens in Braamfontein

Food Lover's Market has expanded its Eatery concept in Gauteng with a new store opening in Braamfontein's Business Improvement District...

21 May 2019

#FutureFit Yourself: Is your customer journey a map to failure?
#FutureFit Yourself: Is your customer journey a map to failure?

I've done my fair share of keynote addresses and training on customer experiences and what it means to deliver exceptional brand experiences that lends itself to loyalty, customer obsession and to drive the behaviour to grow, retain and acquire new customers...

By Carmen Murray 21 May 2019

5 ways to ensure a more profitable future in retail
5 ways to ensure a more profitable future in retail

It's clear that the retail landscape is in a state of major transformation. Thanks to disruptive technologies and changing consumer behaviour, traditional retailers are under increasing pressure...

By Pieter Engelbrecht 21 May 2019

Ursula McDonald and Pippa Capstick.
World's first automated business intelligence engines that offer on-demand marketing

Trial Run Media has conceptualised the world's first network of automated business intelligence engines (ABIEs), launching this spring, that offers on-demand content like free samples and loyalty rewards, linked to automatic data collection...

21 May 2019

Coca-Cola to retain majority stake in Africa bottling business
Coca-Cola to retain majority stake in Africa bottling business

The Coca-Cola Company has announced that it will maintain its majority stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, abandoning plans to refranchise its Africa bottling business...

21 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Alain Dos Santos on growing Montblanc's luxury legacy in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Alain Dos Santos on growing Montblanc's luxury legacy in Africa

While a growing number of international brands are waking up to the promise of Africa as a valuable market for luxury goods, Montblanc has been steadily growing its presence on the continent for close to 30 years...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2019

Reebok launches 'Pride Collection' ahead of Pride Month
Reebok launches 'Pride Collection' ahead of Pride Month

Reebok has released a limited edition 'Pride Collection' in recognition of Pride Month this June. The range brings vibrant updates to the brand's classics, like the Club C, Classic Leather and Freestyle Hi.

20 May 2019

6 Durban-based designers showcasing at House & Garden Show
6 Durban-based designers showcasing at House & Garden Show

The 2019 East Coast Radio House & Garden Show will be held at the Durban Exhibition Centre in KwaZulu-Natal from 28 June to 7 July 2019...

20 May 2019

Is zero hunger by 2030 achievable given the huge challenges we face?
Is zero hunger by 2030 achievable given the huge challenges we face?

South Africans recently celebrated their 25th Freedom Day. In many respects we have come a long way as a nation. And yet, we are behind in so much development and the slow progress means that we are ultimately failing our citizens...

By Andy Du Plessis 20 May 2019

#TechBytes 9: Agile Marketing Metrics
#TechBytes 9: Agile Marketing Metrics

#TechBytes is a nine-part video mini-series that shares nine simple steps any business can apply to generate qualified leads...

20 May 2019

Retail sales up a measly 0,2% in March
Retail sales up a measly 0,2% in March

Retail trade sales increased by 0,2% year-on-year in March 2019, according to the latest figures from Stats SA.

20 May 2019

Andrew Jennings on surviving the era of digital retail
Andrew Jennings on surviving the era of digital retail

Andrew Jennings, the former group MD of Woolworths, recently shared valuable survival lessons for retail brands under siege in the digital age...

17 May 2019

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