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Lauren Hartzenberg

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Location:Cape Town, South Africa


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BA English and Communications
Year completed:2014
Education level:Degree
Location:Cape Town, South Africa
Copy-editing short course
Year completed:2015
Education level:Certificate
Location:Online, South Africa
Digital marketing short course
Year completed:2014
Education level:Certificate
Location:Online, South Africa
#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 10 hours ago

Level 3: Green light for takeaways and booze, but tobacco ban remains

The ban on cigarettes and related tobacco products will remain in place, but alcohol will be permitted for sale on certain days of the week...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Covid-19 a shot in the arm for e-commerce

Online retail may account for under 2% of total retail sales in South Africa, but the Covid-19 pandemic is encouraging consumers to switch to digital shopping and payment alternatives...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2020

Using beauty as a vehicle for economic inclusion

The Covid-19 lockdown has stalled South Africa's dynamic beauty services industry. Due to the high-touch nature of the job, it may be a while until beauty practitioners are able to safely resume trade...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Puma SA's Luke Barrett-Smith on the new retail reality

Puma SA's MD shares how the company is adapting to do business during the pandemic, and how Covid-19 will impact retail...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Collaborate and communicate, says Apollo Brands' Gareth Kemp

As managing director of Apollo Brands, the official distributor of Under Armour in South Africa, Gareth Kemp is responsible for keeping the company's wheels turning...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Apr 2020

Lockdown shopping: Retailers ramp up in-store safety measures

Some of South Africa's largest retailers have introduced additional safety measures, including barrier screens at till points and protective visors...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Apr 2020

Covid-19: SA supermarkets appeal to shoppers to quit panic buying

Retailers have attempted to quell fears surrounding stock shortages as footage of panic buyers and empty supermarket shelves filter through social media...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Mar 2020

Under Armour reveals its vision for sportswear in 2020

Under Armour SA recently hosted a Tech Summit, showcasing its latest product technology and the collections at the forefront of its strategy in 2020...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Mar 2020

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

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

On its 100th birthday, Jungle Oats opens R208m mill in Cape Town

Jungle Oats celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and the iconic brand has just revealed a new mill in Cape Town and a refreshed communication strategy...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Feb 2020

Curl Chemistry: A homegrown natural haircare brand by Liesl Katzen

Liesl Katzen struggled to find haircare products that adequately cared for her natural curly hair, so she decided to make her own...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Feb 2020

Ethical e-tailer Faithful to Nature opens first physical store

Faithful to Nature has opened the doors to its first brick and mortar store...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Feb 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Copeland Distillery, Boland Cellar and An Dúlamán Gin

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Feb 2020

Pockets of CPG growth found amid squeezed consumer spending

Like many business sectors in the country, the South African retail industry is battling the effects of stagnant GDP growth and constrained consumer spending...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Feb 2020

Spanish chocolate brand Valor arrives in SA

South African retail shelves will for the first time be stocked with premium chocolate brand Chocolates Valor...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Jan 2020

South Africans go plant-based for Veganuary

More than 14,000 South Africans have officially signed up to partake in this year's Veganuary campaign, joining 350,000 other people across more than 150 countries...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jan 2020

Katekani Moreku: A rising star in sustainable fashion

Bold, unconventional and rooted in SePulana culture, the work of young South African fashion designer Katekani Moreku has caught the eye of the local fashion community...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Dec 2019

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Fry's, Natural Herbs & Spices and Red Bull

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Dec 2019

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