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Customer experience trumps product and price in 2020
Customer experience trumps product and price in 2020

Nathalie Schooling, CEO of nlighten, urges companies to prioritise CX spend this year, and shares five simple steps to get started...

13 hours ago

Skynamo secures $30m investment from Five Elms Capital
Skynamo secures $30m investment from Five Elms Capital

South African sales tech provider secures Series A funding from leading software investor to accelerate adoption of its field sales app and management platform globally...

14 hours ago

P&G to acquire women-focused grooming startup Billie
P&G to acquire women-focused grooming startup Billie

Consumer goods giant P&G - the owner of brands including Gillette, Olay, Oral-B and Pampers - has shared its plans acquire Billie Inc., a growing female body care company...

13 Jan 2020

South Africans go plant-based for Veganuary
South Africans go plant-based for Veganuary

More than 14,000 South Africans have officially signed up to partake in this year's Veganuary campaign, joining 350,000 other people across more than 150 countries...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Bright future for luxury brands in Africa
#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
#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: Sustainability to drive coffee growth in 2020
#BizTrends2020: Sustainability to drive coffee growth in 2020

Coffee has fuelled people's mornings for hundreds of years, and like other fuels, it comes with its own unique environmental issues...

By Jonathan Robinson 9 Jan 2020

How Planet54 is easing entrepreneurs' entrance into e-commerce
How Planet54 is easing entrepreneurs' entrance into e-commerce

Online store Planet54 recently launched the E-Retailer Entrepreneurship Programme - designed to ease entrepreneurs' entrance into the e-commerce market...

9 Jan 2020

Woza 2020!
Woza 2020!

It's a new year and a new decade and aren't you glad that John Craig continues to bring you the best in men's fashion?...

Issued by John Craig 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Retail and Gen Z in 2020 - who they are and what they want
#BizTrends2020: Retail and Gen Z in 2020 - who they are and what they want

Although this generation has less spending power than Millennials, it is estimated that 40% of consumer spending will be attributed to Generation Z consumers in 2020...

By Semona Pillay 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the bold
#BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the bold

The unique SA retail environment presents new and established retailers with a good opportunity for success. Let's take a closer look.

By Nomzamo Radebe 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Home décor trends for summer 2019/2020
#BizTrends2020: Home décor trends for summer 2019/2020

Each year we see décor trends and colour palettes change from season to season often following seasonal catwalk trends...

By Elize van der Berg 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa
#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 14% of the world's population and by 2030, the region's population will surpass that of China. The way consumers shop in the region is ever-changing...

By Christele Chokossa 8 Jan 2020

SA retailer Big Blue criticised for offensive "Water Polo Teacher's Pet" t-shirt
SA retailer Big Blue criticised for offensive "Water Polo Teacher's Pet" t-shirt

South African fashion and gifting retailer Big Blue has come under fire for selling a t-shirt printed with the words "Water Polo Teacher's Pet"...

8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 7 shifts in retail attraction
#BizTrends2020: 7 shifts in retail attraction

Retail is changing, but the mall in South Africa still has a central role in our communities. ..

By Gavin Jones 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Deepen SA's online retail growth trend
#BizTrends2020: Deepen SA's online retail growth trend

Now for the good news. There's a huge opportunity for growth in online retail, but the path to profits is through dramatically improving customer experience...

By Kirsten Dewar 8 Jan 2020

Rutendo Hlatshwayo, chief legal officer, Ozow
#BizTrends2020: SA's year for digital payments?

Could 2020 be the year in which South Africans finally dethrone cash as king and trust in the ease of electronic payments in the local payments market?

By Rutendo Hlatshwayo 8 Jan 2020

Burger King SA gets skinny for summer with Pura Soda
Burger King SA gets skinny for summer with Pura Soda

Burger King South Africa (SA) has announced that Pura Soda will be sold nationally in all its restaurants effective immediately...

Issued by Burger King 7 Jan 2020

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

Africa's leading B2B news TO GO>>
Africa's leading B2B news TO GO>>

Monday, 6 January 2020, Bizcommunity, one of the leading business-to-business news platforms on the African continent, celebrates the official relaunch of their podcast offering - BizTakeouts...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Jan 2020

Nampak unveils new liquid carton facility
Nampak unveils new liquid carton facility

Africa's largest packaging company, Nampak, officially launched its Liquid Carton divisions' new Technical Hub in Roodepoort, Johannesburg...

7 Jan 2020

Diesel Group names Massimo Piombini as CEO
Diesel Group names Massimo Piombini as CEO

Massimo Piombini has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Diesel Group...

7 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Experience, value and convenience underpin successful QSR loyalty programmes
#BizTrends2020: Experience, value and convenience underpin successful QSR loyalty programmes

Retail loyalty is constantly evolving, as customers demand more personalised value and the 'experience economy' gathers momentum...

By Mia Morkel 7 Jan 2020

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

Angela Cretu appointed CEO of Avon
Angela Cretu appointed CEO of Avon

Romanian-born Angela Cretu has been named Avon's CEO, succeeding Jan Zijderveld...

6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 4 wine trends to look out for in 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

LG to unveil first indoor gardening appliance at CES 2020
LG to unveil first indoor gardening appliance at CES 2020

LG Electronics (LG) is tapping into the booming indoor gardening movement with the launch of its first home gardening appliance, set to be unveiled at CES 2020 in Las Vegas this week...

6 Jan 2020

Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends.
#BizTrends2020: The politics of rage; the quest for middle ground

By the end of 2019, the rising anger around the globe was palpable, as were the divisions that fuelled the rage. Whether they were political, economic, environmental or cultural, anger and dissatisfaction was omnipresent, and the merest spark ignited the flames of protest. That's the focus of Flux Trends' latest "The State We're In" report...

By Dion Chang 6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: How SA retailers can keep growing in a digital world
#BizTrends2020: How SA retailers can keep growing in a digital world

Not a week goes by without spotting more headlines about online shopping and the global shift to mobile connectivity...

By Cecil Ungerer 6 Jan 2020

RIP Dr Richard Maponya
RIP Dr Richard Maponya

"It is with great sadness that the Maponya family informs you of the passing-on of Dr Richard Maponya...after a short illness..."

6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future
#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future

I've worn several hats over the course of my career, but the one that people most associate me with is 'trendspotter'. I've been an observer and decoder of trends since childhood. It's who I am. I recognised long ago that I'm incapable of shopping for groceries, people-watching at the airport or surfing the web without instinctively looking for patterns...

By marian salzman 6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand
#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand

Africa's consumer landscape is fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double-edged demand of a diverse base of consumers...

By Ailsa Wingfield 6 Jan 2020

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