Survey says 12% of influencers buy their pets gifts on Valentine's Day
Survey says 12% of influencers buy their pets gifts on Valentine's Day

An international study gives insight into how influencers celebrate Valentine's Day, their shopping habits and who they look to for inspiration...

14 Feb 2019

Mastercard: South Africans buy into Valentine's Day experiences
Mastercard: South Africans buy into Valentine's Day experiences

For Valentine's Day, South Africans spend more on romantic experiences like travel and dining out rather than traditional gifts. This is according to the latest Mastercard Love Index...

14 Feb 2019

Equal pay is not a demand - it's a right
Equal pay is not a demand - it's a right

Change for women in the workplace is happening, but more needs to be done...

By Marian Salzman 7 Feb 2019

Are South Africans really saying no to fizzy drinks?
Are South Africans really saying no to fizzy drinks?

Insight Survey's latest SA Carbonated Soft Drinks Industry Landscape Report 2019 carefully unfolds the global and local carbonated soft drinks markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 6 Feb 2019

Pernod Ricard looks into conviviality of consumers
Pernod Ricard looks into conviviality of consumers

Pernod Ricard, the distributor of brands such as Absolut Vodka, Jameson Whiskey and Beefeater Gin recently set out to discover "how convivial the world is"...

1 Feb 2019

Rethinking the relevance of big data
Rethinking the relevance of big data

With consumers manipulating the way they come across on social media as well as online channels, marketing campaigns using data to reach them can go awry and mess with your CX strategy...

By Wynand Smit 1 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: The future of flavour innovation
#BizTrends2019: The future of flavour innovation

The global food and beverage space is bubbling over with creativity and innovation, with an eager audience of brave consumers with bold taste eager to sample the next big thing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Shop defines 6 trends shaping the future of retail
#BizTrends2019: Shop defines 6 trends shaping the future of retail

Technology and changing customer demographics have set a new stage for retail. Success today is defined by the ability to keep up, or get out in front of, trends that are driving consumer purchases...

By Leo Van De Polder 30 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 2019, a definitive year in FMCG
#BizTrends2019: 2019, a definitive year in FMCG

IRI's Marylee Townshend predicts 7 trends that will influence the future of FMCG...

By Marylee Townshend 29 Jan 2019

Uber Eats reveals most popular foods among South Africans
Uber Eats reveals most popular foods among South Africans

Uber Eats shares the most popular foods among its South African users for 2018, and the food trend it predicts for 2019.

29 Jan 2019

Ubuntu Baba saga knocks public perception of Woolworths
Ubuntu Baba saga knocks public perception of Woolworths

The Woolworths-Ubuntu Baba baby carrier incident had a significantly negative impact on public perception of Woolworths' ethics and reputation...

22 Jan 2019

Nicola Cooper, senior trend analyst and cultural strategist at Nicola Cooper & Associates.
#BizTrends2019: South African business, meet your future consumer

With the majority of South African consumers being under the age of 21, we cannot look to Gen Z or those younger as our 'future' consumer. Gen Z is already entering varsity and/or the work environment, which means our 'future' consumers are even younger...

By Nicola Cooper 22 Jan 2019

Leo van de Polder on expanding the Shop network in South Africa
Leo van de Polder on expanding the Shop network in South Africa

With a presence in more than 20 countries, the Shop Association's purpose is to empower its members with ongoing education, networking opportunities and real-world insights...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Jan 2019

Digital investment, transformation vital for a profitable future in retail
Digital investment, transformation vital for a profitable future in retail

As consumer expectations heighten and e-commerce sales continue to rise, businesses too slow to adapt to a digital world have a tough road ahead...

16 Jan 2019

Euromonitor's top 10 global consumer trends for 2019
Euromonitor's top 10 global consumer trends for 2019

Euromonitor International has released its annual list of top emerging trends that provide insights into consumers' changing values and explores how their behaviour is disrupting business...

15 Jan 2019

Elevated sensorial experiences drive shoppers back to stores
Elevated sensorial experiences drive shoppers back to stores

According to a new global report by in-store media company Mood Media, sensory experiences drive 9 out of 10 shoppers back to stores...

15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Africa's consumers - connected, in control, and hungry for convenience
#BizTrends2019: Africa's consumers - connected, in control, and hungry for convenience

Shopping - love it or hate it, it's nearly impossible to escape the banality or adventure that competes for consumers' precious time. It takes us away from the things we would rather be doing...

By Ailsa Wingfield 14 Jan 2019

Reclaiming retail relevance with IoT
Reclaiming retail relevance with IoT

Retail buzzwords like 'personalisation' and 'omnichannel' are no longer just concepts and strategies that companies are working toward. Today, more retailers are actively deploying new technologies...

By Nathan Clevenger 14 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

#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

Yes, retailers exploit Christmas, but their decorations still evoke religious spirit
Yes, retailers exploit Christmas, but their decorations still evoke religious spirit

Christmas trees in the aisles. Baubles hanging from the ceiling. Carols playing on the in-store speakers. Tinsel around the cash register...

By Joshua Newton 3 Jan 2019

Top 10 food and bev trends for 2019
Top 10 food and bev trends for 2019

Innova Market Insights from Arnhem in the Netherlands, said targeting increasingly adventurous consumers set on new discoveries and experiences, will be key to developments in the food and beverage industry in 2019...

3 Jan 2019

How to avoid overspending: uncover the psychology behind why people buy
How to avoid overspending: uncover the psychology behind why people buy

Between 40% and 80% of purchases are impulse buys. Marketers often get blamed for this, but while marketing tactics may be cynical, manipulative, and even deceptive, shoppers are generally wise to their ways.

31 Dec 2018

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Côte d'Ivoire's economy booms after opening of shopping mall

Côte d'Ivoire's most extensive shopping and leisure centre sees record footfall in opening weeks...

24 Dec 2018

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Unmeltable chocolate and bean-to-bar: A cocoa expert highlights 3 sweet trends

'Tis the season to eat chocolate. And for the chocolate industry, there's nothing sweeter, since this is the time of year when it enjoys a spike in sales and, at least for some, rising profits...

By Kristy Leissle 21 Dec 2018

Environmental concerns drive sales of reusable water bottles
Environmental concerns drive sales of reusable water bottles

The market for reusable water bottles is expected to grow 3.1% year-on-year over 2017 to exceed $8,347 million by the end of 2018...

19 Dec 2018

Uptick in consumer spending ahead of festive season
Uptick in consumer spending ahead of festive season

Consumers are ringing in the holiday season with a solid start to retail sales, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which looks at overall retail spending trends across all payment types...

18 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Retail
#BestofBiz 2018: Retail

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Why is this line so long?
Why is this line so long?

Warning: After reading this article, you will never again stand in a line without thinking about how to make your wait time shorter...

By Joost Vles 14 Dec 2018

Smartphone sales growth stalls while panel TVs soar during Black Friday week 2018 - GfK data
Smartphone sales growth stalls while panel TVs soar during Black Friday week 2018 - GfK data

Panel television sales soared in South Africa during Black Friday week, climbing by 66% to just over 93,000 units when compared to the same week in 2017...

Issued by GfK South Africa 13 Dec 2018

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