Lauren Hartzenberg

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Location:Cape Town, South Africa


Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Cape Town apologist. Food fanatic. Dog mom. Get in touch:


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
Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo

Game's vice president shares how the retailer has navigated business challenges and opportunities over the last 50 years, and how it aims to remain relevant beyond 2020...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Jack Daniel's, Robertson Winery and The Sexton

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

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Jul 2020

Virtual shopping with Under Armour

The virtual shopping service gives the customer a one-on-one consultation with an in-store Under Armour tech specialist using a video teleconference tool like Zoom...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Jul 2020

Amazon's Paul Misener on the link between innovation and diversity

Amazon veteran Paul Misener shared insight into how the e-commerce giant approaches innovation and the profound role a diverse workforce plays in this process...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jul 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Cremora, Starbucks and Chill Beverages

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

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jul 2020

#YouthMonth: Jozi lovebirds blossom into business owners

Thula Ndema and Thato Masondo are partners in life and in work. Operating from their shop in Victoria Yards, they make artisanal sorbet in a range of seasonal combinations...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Jun 2020

CEO Luc-Olivier Marquet on Unilever's response to Covid-19

Many Unilever brands form part of South Africans' everyday defence against the coronavirus...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Jun 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Lindt, Bos Brands and First Choice

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

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: A pause to reflect on sustainable production

Sitting Pretty is a conscious fashion brand designed and manufactured in Cape Town...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Jun 2020

How NetFlorist pivoted to essential goods in 36 hours

Ryan Bacher, co-founder and MD of NetFlorist, says he's never worked harder than he has during the last two months...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jun 2020

#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

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 28 May 2020

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

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