In a talk titled 'Why your story matters', in the driving demand track of the fifth eCommerce Africa conference, attendees heard from Mike Joubert, founder of the Billybo Group. Dubbed a godfather in SA brands and marketing, he walked us through the virtue of storytelling and why it matters, while shedding light through examples from some of the greatest commercial stories ever told.
Leigh Andrews 20 Mar 2019
Multinational snack foods giant Mondelez International has taken a minority investment in Uplift Food, a US-based early-stage startup focusing on prebiotic functional foods. This is the first venture investment Mondelez is making as part of SnackFutures, the company's innovation and venture hub aimed at unlocking snacking growth opportunities around the world.
20 Mar 2019
Opening her presentation at Seamless Southern Africa last week, Lauren King, executive: e-commerce and web services at Edcon, shared her understanding of customer experience (CX).
Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Mar 2019
The 5th eCommerce Africa conference kicked off at the CTICC on 19 March 2019 with a keynote session by Chantel Botha, founder of BrandLove, in the customer experience track, titled: 'More than a feeling, on why CX is the #1 competitive differentiator'. Here's what you missed!
Leigh Andrews 19 Mar 2019
Africa is judiciously positioned to be the next big mobile market, enviously eyed by global investors for her enormous growth opportunities. 2019 is undeniably the year to prioritise investments in Africa's mobile market, to leverage this monetary opportunity.
Josephine Wawira 19 Mar 2019
The South African avocado market faces a threat due to a possible future ban. South Africa is the major producer of avocados in Africa and the 12th global producer of the fruit. Avocados are a subtropical fruit and are grown mostly in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal.
Gilberto Biacuana 19 Mar 2019
Traditional brick and mortar retailers still have a future despite the boom in online retail, but they have to be open to change, says Vicus Bouwer, divisional director: retail leasing Africa, Broll, South Africa, who spoke at Seamless Southern Africa last week.
Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Mar 2019
When I drink a well-deserved cocktail or two or indulge in a few glasses of wine after a gruelling 9-5 I get snacky, like very snacky - friends can attest to the fact that I'm always angling to order some nibbles with our drinks - so I'm pretty excited that Cape Town has recently opened a pintxos bar.
Ruth Cooper 18 Mar 2019
NEWSWATCH - Louis Vuitton is pulling Michael Jackson-inspired items from its autumn/winter 2019 menswear collection, as controversy mounts following the release of the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, which details allegations by two men who said the pop star molested them as children.
18 Mar 2019
Online wholesale supplier company, Afrimart Online, created the consumer-centric online retail platform amonet.co.za in 2017 to offer customers direct access to products. Now Amonet has launched a brand-new redesigned website to offer consumers even better usability than before, ensuring that it is easy to for anybody to use - anytime, anywhere and on any device.
Amonet 18 Mar 2019
The recently held Gulfood Trade Show 2019, which took place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, saw the reopening of beef trade between South Africa and the Middle East.
18 Mar 2019
In collaboration with Kantar, the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is asking small business owners in South Africa to share the challenges and opportunities they face through an online survey.
Kantar TNS 18 Mar 2019