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 driven by factors such as heightened health awareness, a focus on quality and safety, a renewed desire to stay at home and a tight wallet squeeze.
14 hours ago
As part of our #LockdownLessons series, Bizcommunity is reaching out to its Press Office clients and South Africa's top industry players to share their experience of the current Covid-19 crisis, how their organisations are navigating these unusual times, where the challenges and opportunities lie, and their industry outlook for the near future.
Bizcommunity.com 1 day ago
Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap. In the US, President Donald Trump invoked rarely used powers to force General Motors to make ventilators, while the leaders of France, the UK and Japan have put pressure on companies to make more medical supplies.
Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 1 day ago
Somali-American activists recently scored a victory against Amazon and against colourism, which is prejudice based on preference for people with lighter skin tones. Members of the non-profit The Beautywell Project teamed up with the Sierra Club to convince the online retail giant to stop selling skin lightening products that contain mercury.
Lynn M. Thomas 2 days ago
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. This is because governments, businesses and individual consumers have suddenly struggled to procure basic products and materials.
Clement Chinaka 21 May 2020