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#LockdownLessons: Offer customers value for money, says The Crazy Store's Kevin Lennett
#LockdownLessons: Offer customers value for money, says The Crazy Store's Kevin Lennett

The Crazy Store MD shares how the in-store environment has had to change to prioritise health and hygiene, and why offering customers value for their money is more important than ever...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 May 2020

DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link Commerce
DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link Commerce

DHL Express has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce firm that helped the logistics company develop its DHL Africa eShop platform...

28 May 2020

Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers
Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers

The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to a new kind of African consumer who is already displaying fundamental shifts in consumption and purchase behaviour...

27 May 2020

Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to
Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

There's a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyond
There's a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyond

Somali-American activists recently scored a victory against Amazon and against colourism, which is prejudice based on preference for people with lighter skin tones...

By Lynn M. Thomas 25 May 2020

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Slow Covid-19 economic recovery compels African companies to adapt

The World Economic Forum (WEF) reported this week that the pandemic has hit global trade and investment at an "unprecedented speed and scale" and revealed the fragility of the modern supply chain...

By Clement Chinaka 21 May 2020

Tertius Carstens named CEO for PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa
Tertius Carstens named CEO for PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa

Tertius Carstens, the current CEO of Pioneer Foods, has been appointed CEO of PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa with immediate effect...

19 May 2020

Forrester forecasts $2.1tn in retail losses globally in 2020
Forrester forecasts $2.1tn in retail losses globally in 2020

Forrester predicts that due to the coronavirus, retail sales in 2020 will decline by an average of 9.6% globally, a loss of $2.1tn...

7 May 2020

CA&S Group acquires an equity shareholding in MACmobile
CA&S Group acquires an equity shareholding in MACmobile

CA&S Group, a parent company that specialises in the FMCG industry, has acquired a 47% shareholding in MACmobile, a provider of end-to-end cloud-based FMCG value chain solutions...

30 Apr 2020

Nestlé-IDH partnership to boost sourcing practices in Central, West Africa
Nestlé-IDH partnership to boost sourcing practices in Central, West Africa

The three-year partnership aims to support 25,000 farmers and 50 SMEs, as well as open up new markets for them...

28 Apr 2020

Pepkor donates over R2m towards Covid-19 relief
Pepkor donates over R2m towards Covid-19 relief

Pepkor is supporting the fight against Covid-19 by donating a portion of senior leadership's salaries to relief efforts and having its clothing manufacturing division produce face masks...

23 Apr 2020

Defy to begin building ventilators in SA this May
Defy to begin building ventilators in SA this May

The company aims to help cater to the demand for medical equipment across sub-Saharan Africa...

14 Apr 2020

Covid-19 will bring about a retail apocalypse
Covid-19 will bring about a retail apocalypse

No one can truly know what the outcome of this pandemic will be, nor when the virus will pass or if it will ever be defeated. We will forever mark this moment as one of seismic significance...

By Howard Saunders 8 Apr 2020

#Covid19: Mitigating the impact on global food trade
#Covid19: Mitigating the impact on global food trade

Millions of people around the world depend on international trade for their food security and livelihoods. As countries move to enact measures aiming to halt the accelerating Covid-19 pandemic, care must be taken to minimise potential impacts on the food supply or unintended consequences on global trade and food security...

1 Apr 2020

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FMCG brands better placed to weather Covid-19 storm - Global Advertising Trends report

According to the latest Global Advertising Trends report which focuses on FMCG and Covid-19, FMCG brands are better placed to weather the storm than other sectors...

30 Mar 2020

Edcon can only pay salaries right now, tearful CEO tells suppliers
Edcon can only pay salaries right now, tearful CEO tells suppliers

In an emotional conference call to suppliers on Thursday, Edcon's CEO Grant Pattison delivered the news that the company is unable to pay its suppliers, as it only has sufficient liquidity to pay salaries...

27 Mar 2020

Consumer behaviour intensifies as Covid-19 outbreak forces new shopping patterns
Consumer behaviour intensifies as Covid-19 outbreak forces new shopping patterns

Nielsen has found that global consumers are adapting their purchase behaviour to cope with the rapidly evolving situation we find ourselves in during the Covid-19 pandemic...

26 Mar 2020

Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024
Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024

E-retail transaction values will reach $4.8tn by 2024, up from $3.3 trillion in 2020, according to a new report from Juniper Research...

24 Mar 2020

Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion
Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion

The first in a series of masterclasses held by AFI tackled the topic of sustainability in the local fashion industry...

18 Mar 2020

Alpla to consolidate manufacturing in Gauteng with new plant
Alpla to consolidate manufacturing in Gauteng with new plant

Austrian packaging manufacturer Alpla Group is building a new factory in Lanseria near Johannesburg, which will bundles activities from five existing plants...

11 Mar 2020

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Global food prices drop amid coronavirus outbreak

The Food and Agriculture Organisation's latest food price index has reflected a decline in global food prices in February for the first time in four months - averaging at 180.5 points, down by 1.0% from January but still 8.1% higher than a year earlier...

10 Mar 2020

Luxury brands gather in Ghana for inaugural Africa Luxury Dialogue
Luxury brands gather in Ghana for inaugural Africa Luxury Dialogue

The first Africa Luxury Dialogue event took place in Ghana recently, presented as a forum that explored the luxury landscape in West Africa...

5 Mar 2020

Battling the damaging effects of 'fast fashion'
Battling the damaging effects of 'fast fashion'

The numbers are astronomical: to make one pair of jeans, it takes close to 8,000 litres of water - the amount a person drinks over seven years. Even a simple cotton shirt requires close to 3,000 litres of water...

By Pavithra Rao 5 Mar 2020

The Galito's growth story - from Mpumalanga to Kenya and Kazakhstan
The Galito's growth story - from Mpumalanga to Kenya and Kazakhstan

Working from a spicy flame-grilled chicken recipe he'd developed in his family's garage, Louis Germishuys opened the first Galito's fast food outlet in Nelspruit in 1996...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Mar 2020

Loot, AYO and Volt.Africa announce new SMME-focused online marketplace
Loot, AYO and Volt.Africa announce new SMME-focused online marketplace

A new online marketplace to help SMMEs access the growing digital retail sector in Africa will launch by the end of March...

4 Mar 2020

Shoprite hosts first Market Day in Botswana
Shoprite hosts first Market Day in Botswana

In a first for Shoprite Botswana, local producers sold their produce directly to the public at selected Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets...

3 Mar 2020

A recipe for success from KFC's top franchisee Burt Gunning
A recipe for success from KFC's top franchisee Burt Gunning

Burt Gunning is the guy to take your cue from when it comes to running a successful franchise business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Mar 2020

What amendments to Kenya's digital tax law mean for SMEs
What amendments to Kenya's digital tax law mean for SMEs

Digital traders would likely have heard of the recent changes to the Income Tax and VAT Acts introduced by the Finance Act, 2019 (the Act)...

By John Syekei, Nikhil Hira, Denis Magonga and Angela Mukora 26 Feb 2020

'Bee-washing' hurts bees and misleads consumers
'Bee-washing' hurts bees and misleads consumers

'Bee-washing,' marketing claims that purport to help bees, can diminish the important distinction between a honey bee and native bee...

By Lila Westreich 24 Feb 2020

Africa wired: E-commerce offers fresh opportunities for young traders
Africa wired: E-commerce offers fresh opportunities for young traders

Catherine Oshotse, a 27-year-old entrepreneur from Lagos, Nigeria, has the internet to thank for her growing business...

By Yun Shi 18 Feb 2020

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