Pfluegl explaining Tony Robbins' view on how human needs have changed.
#FairnessFirst: How to roll out effective digital transformation

"If you want something done right, do it yourself," seems to be the business mantra of companies that succeed on their journey of digital transformation, focusing on using tech to meet otherwise ignored human needs. Here's how your brand can improve on customer experience by following suit.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

#NewCampaign: #FightPlastic w/ SodaStream
#NewCampaign: #FightPlastic w/ SodaStream

SodaStream has released a video campaign to highlight the damage caused by single-use plastic bottles and as a call to shift away from these to reusable packaging.

By Jessica Tennant 14 Dec 2018

Russell Abrahams (Yay Abe) adds fire, with Burger King South Africa
Russell Abrahams (Yay Abe) adds fire, with Burger King South Africa

Cape Town-born illustrator, Russell Abrahams, a.k.a. Yay Abe, is known for pushing the boundaries with various textures and techniques. His bold style conveys a message through vibrant illustrations and for his recent collaboration with Burger King® South Africa, Abrahams created a mural, with a fiery twist.

Issued by Burger King 13 Dec 2018

J'Something on launching his own craft gin - Jin Gin
J'Something on launching his own craft gin - Jin Gin

Mi Casa frontman J'Something has taken on the food world in a big way, as a chef, cookbook author, restaurant owner, host of two cooking shows - Something's Cooking and What's for Dinner - and judge on My Kitchen Rules South Africa. Now, he's tried his hand at a new craft, with the launch of his very own gin brand.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Dec 2018

Will festive retail sales echo disappointment of Black Friday?
Will festive retail sales echo disappointment of Black Friday?

While more South Africans participated in the Black Friday shopping event in 2018 compared to the preceding year, the average spend per consumer dropped noticeably. The decline in per-customer spending was also visible in the United States (US), where the concept of Black Friday originated.

By Lullu Krugel, Christie Viljoen, Maura Feddersen an 13 Dec 2018

Mary Quant with Vidal Sassoon, 1964. Photograph by Ronald Dumont, Image courtesy of V&A Museum
Mary Quant: Fashion's inspirational icon for the #metoo era

Tickets have just gone on sale for the V&A London's Mary Quant exhibition, which opens its doors on 6 April 2019. The timing, whether through luck or curatorial savvy, feels perfect. Feminism and fashion need Quant now more than ever.

By Jenny Gilbert 12 Dec 2018

Will the 2018 festive season deliver for SA retail?
Will the 2018 festive season deliver for SA retail?

Retailers, brands and shopping centres across South Africa are gearing up to make the most of 2018's festive season.

12 Dec 2018

Stellenbosch University student develops first gut probiotic for broiler chickens
Stellenbosch University student develops first gut probiotic for broiler chickens

A PhD student in microbiology at Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Science has successfully developed and patented a probiotic for broiler chickens. This based on microbiota from the guts of free-range chickens.

12 Dec 2018

#NewCampaign: You have got to be Mal
#NewCampaign: You have got to be Mal

Mike Schalit, co-founder of Net#work BBDO, has introduced a new 'Wear it Forward' range of t-shirts and caps with Marlboro Originals through the agency's non-profit Mal Foundation.

By Jessica Tennant 12 Dec 2018

Armitage Outfitters: KZN's new one-stop-shop for men's grooming and apparel
Armitage Outfitters: KZN's new one-stop-shop for men's grooming and apparel

After working in the retail trade for 23 years, Neville Armitage has realised his dream of opening his own store.

11 Dec 2018

Better connected staff could improve in-store customer experience
Better connected staff could improve in-store customer experience

Two-thirds (66%) of retail store associates surveyed by Zebra Technologies Corporation believe that if they are equipped with tablets, they could provide better customer service and improve the shopping experience. And 55% of associates agree that their company is understaffed, with nearly one-half (49%) feel overworked.

11 Dec 2018

Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sector
Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sector

Economists, trade unions and civic organisations including Fair Play and Proudly SA have added their support to a new application by the SA Poultry Association for a steep increase in import tariffs that might lead to further action to block dumped imports of frozen chicken.

11 Dec 2018

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How to relaunch a 90-year old South African clothing brand

Edgars, the 90-year old South African clothing brand is back on the fashion radar. The once aspirational icon of the local fashion industry, has had some well-publicised ups and downs over the past few years, but new leadership and a fresh approach to customer engagement has seen a complete turn-around for the brand, making it relevant to local shoppers all over again.

11 Dec 2018