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#SeamlessSA: Ink Eze's 5 actionable tips to grow an online community
#SeamlessSA: Ink Eze's 5 actionable tips to grow an online community

Nigerian entrepreneur Ink Eze knows how to grow an online community: her wedding community Bella Naija Weddings has over three million followers on Instagram while Aso Ebi Bella is a close second with 1.8 million followers...

By Maroefah Smith 3 hours ago

#SeamlessSA: Physical retail needs to step up
#SeamlessSA: Physical retail needs to step up

Traditional brick and mortar retailers still have a future despite the boom in online retail, but they have to be open to change...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 hours ago

#BizTrends2019: 4 niche e-commerce stores driving innovation in online shopping
#BizTrends2019: 4 niche e-commerce stores driving innovation in online shopping

Service is the new selling. This dedication towards offering tailored service is what differentiates mass from niche online retailers. We're no longer selling things, but the experience of buying them...

By Graham van der Merwe 10 Jan 2019

Startups turn waste into opportunity
Startups turn waste into opportunity

Global food waste is a problem that weighs 1.3 billion tonnes a year. A third of all food produced never gets eaten; a fact that has launched a food rescue movement...

10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: In praise of the pilchard; the delights of unfashionable fish
#BizTrends2019: In praise of the pilchard; the delights of unfashionable fish

Small, oily fishes - sardines, mackerel, mullet - lightly grilled and served drizzled with garlicky olive oil, fresh dill and lemon. Crusty bread is at hand to mop up the juices, and white wine to wash the fillets down...

By Georgia East 10 Jan 2019

Leigh Andrews, editor-in-chief of marketing and media at Bizcommunity.
#BizTrends2019: Youth marketing techniques to target the real SA youth market

We often have to look back at the path we've travelled in order to see the road ahead more clearly. Here's what I've learned about youth marketing over the past few months and what I predict we'll see in 2019...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Africa's new creative direction
#BizTrends2019: Africa's new creative direction

It is an exciting time for African creativity. A lot of fresh, new thinking is being injected into the sector, bringing with it strong, contemporary ideas that look to the future while honouring the continent's traditional past...

By Gary Harwood 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 trends defining the commercial, retail property sectors in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 4 trends defining the commercial, retail property sectors in 2019

It's no longer about location, location, location. In the commercial and retail property spaces, the buzzword is now technology, technology, technology...

By Rowland Gurnell 10 Jan 2019

Woolworths apologises for copycat Ubuntu Baba carrier
Woolworths apologises for copycat Ubuntu Baba carrier

Woolworths has removed a line of baby carriers from its shelves following a meeting with Cape Town entrepreneur Shannon McLaughlin, who claimed the retailer had copied the design of her Ubuntu Baba carrier...

9 Jan 2019

Evolving from banking to bAInking
Evolving from banking to bAInking

Banks are turning to the likes of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to respond to customers' demand for an always-on, immediately responsive customer experience...

By Vishal Barapatre 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 5 trends stirring the liquor business
#BizTrends2019: 5 trends stirring the liquor business

There has been a seismic shift in consumer behaviour over the past few decades, and we're seeing it in the world of drinks too...

By Rowan Leibbrandt 9 Jan 2019

Woolworths accused of copying baby carrier design
Woolworths accused of copying baby carrier design

Woolworths has once again been accused of plagiarising the product design of a smaller business. This time, the item in question is a Woolworths baby carrier, which entrepreneur Shannon McLaughlin claims is a copy...

9 Jan 2019

Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy
Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

One technology with enormous promise is blockchain. Surprised? Don't be - there's much more to blockchain than the world of cryptocurrency and finance...

By Jim Holland 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Superfluous retail development the greatest risk to retailers, landlords alike
#BizTrends2019: Superfluous retail development the greatest risk to retailers, landlords alike

It is well known that South Africa has some of the highest levels of gross lettable retail area (GLA) per capita (adjusted for income per capita) in the world...

By Andrew Thabo Russell 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What's in store for interior design and décor trends towards 2020?
#BizTrends2019: What's in store for interior design and décor trends towards 2020?

Natural materials, texture, and individuality are the key elements that will shape interior design and décor trends into 2020...

By Dave Nemeth 9 Jan 2019

Local entrepreneur 3D prints cups from biodegradable materials
Local entrepreneur 3D prints cups from biodegradable materials

A biodegradable cup made from sugarcane and corn-starch is set to launch locally in May this year...

9 Jan 2019

Back to school: Beat the uniform blues
Back to school: Beat the uniform blues

Ackermans now offers customers an even wider range of affordable school uniforms in an assortment of sizes, fits and colours, through its exclusive "Toughees Schoolwear" and Ackermans' own uniform label...

Issued by Ackermans 8 Jan 2019

Dimitri Jansen, Pernod Ricard SA’s new marketing director. © .
Dimitri Jansen appointed Pernod Ricard SA's new marketing director

Pernod Ricard South Africa has appointed Dimitri Jansen to replace Charl Bassil as marketing director...

8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Glou Glou's top 3 South African wine trends
#BizTrends2019: Glou Glou's top 3 South African wine trends

Online wine platform Glou Glou ('glug glug' in French) founders Kristen Duff and Gosia Young list their top SA wine trends for 2019...

By Kristen Duff and Gosia Young 8 Jan 2019

Virgin Money enables merchant payments on money transfer app
Virgin Money enables merchant payments on money transfer app

Virgin Money customers can now use its digital peer-to-peer (P2P) payment app, Virgin Money Spot, to pay for goods and services from a growing list of South African retailers...

8 Jan 2019

Organic, free-range, fairtrade or vegan: how ethical consumption got so selective
Organic, free-range, fairtrade or vegan: how ethical consumption got so selective

Are you an organic shopper? Into fairtrade? A greenhouse gas warrior? All about free-range and animal welfare?

By Michal Carrington 8 Jan 2019

Why microbeads are such a threat and why they're so hard to handle
Why microbeads are such a threat and why they're so hard to handle

Plastic is everywhere. It is used across a spectrum of applications from durable industrial equipment, household appliances to throw-away single-use items and even the clothes we wear...

By Henk Bouwman 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 key trends that will continue to shape convenience retail in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 4 key trends that will continue to shape convenience retail in 2019

As convenience retail continues to grow as an industry sector, retailers must remain focused on the most significant trends that will see their businesses flourish...

By Joe Boyle 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Traceability at item level across entire supply chains
#BizTrends2019: Traceability at item level across entire supply chains

A recent development has been implemented as a value chain solution stretching across five consecutive roles in the cotton and cotton products value chain, aiming to still link up the remaining three to four roles to complete the journey from cotton farmers to consumers of cotton-based garments and fashion...

By Dr Hennie Ras 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 7 fashion trend predictions for 2019
#BizTrends2019: 7 fashion trend predictions for 2019

Due to our geographic location, South Africa is a season behind in fashion. Where we initially adopted trends slower, the gap is slowly closing as customers awareness increase because of social media influences...

By Meagan Duckitt 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 8 big future food trends
#BizTrends2019: 8 big future food trends

Studio H have compiled their research, insights, observations, interrogations, and intuitive gut feel of what is to come into a future food report broken down into the eight chapters here...

By Hannerie Visser - Studio H 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends 2019: Agriculture: The future's uncertain, but our vision doesn't have to be
#BizTrends 2019: Agriculture: The future's uncertain, but our vision doesn't have to be

Stats SA's announcement of 2.2% GDP growth for Q3 of 2018 made SA's exit from the recession official. This time it was thanks to the secondary and tertiary sectors, which grew by 4,5% and 2,6% respectively...

By Konanani Liphadzi 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Rural and township retail property trends
#BizTrends2019: Rural and township retail property trends

Shortly after concluding the successful SA Investment Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa then took a walk through the streets of the famous Vilakazi Street in Soweto to show off the township and its successful businesses...

By Seabelo Theledi 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: From mobile e-commerce to AI - the top 5 trends driving SA consumers in 2019
#BizTrends2019: From mobile e-commerce to AI - the top 5 trends driving SA consumers in 2019

In all our years of watching and researching consumer trends, this is the first time that the evidence we are gathering points to an overwhelming digital influence...

By Gareth Pearson 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Trends moulding the plastic packaging industry
#BizTrends2019: Trends moulding the plastic packaging industry

There's a major shake-up happening in the plastic manufacturing industry. And the change is happening remarkably quickly across the world for converters and brands alike...

By David Drew 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: From data to dashboard - how retailers will manage customer engagement in 2019
#BizTrends2019: From data to dashboard - how retailers will manage customer engagement in 2019

SA is a dynamic and arguably unique market: a growing segment of our consumers are sophisticated, globalised and have many of the same expectations as their peers in more developed markets...

By Daniel Logan 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: FaceFit - the future of skincare and fitness is here with a new movement
#BizTrends2019: FaceFit - the future of skincare and fitness is here with a new movement

Millennials are at the forefront of a global movement towards moving your body more. Gym is in. Enter athleisure. The trend is a blend of sporty sexy and holistic health consciousness...

By Daniella Shapiro 7 Jan 2019

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