Lauren Hartzenberg

Retail Editor at Bizcommunity.com
Location:Cape Town, South Africa

Profile

Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Bizcommunity.com. Cape Town apologist. Food fanatic. Dog mom. Get in touch: lauren@bizcommunity.com

Qualification

BA English and Communications
Year completed:2014
Education level:Degree
Institution:UNISA
Location:Cape Town, South Africa
 
Copy-editing short course
Year completed:2015
Education level:Certificate
Institution:GetSmarter
Location:Online, South Africa
 
Digital marketing short course
Year completed:2014
Education level:Certificate
Institution:GetSmarter
Location:Online, South Africa
 
#DoBizZA: Best Little Guide helps South Africans shop local

The goal is to make it easier than ever to find and support small business, by bringing them all together under one curated virtual roof...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

#DoBizZA: Buy local, drink responsibly to kickstart craft beer recovery

With tasting rooms shut for months and retail sales restricted, many local breweries have shed jobs, and some have been forced to shut down entirely...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: How UBU International can give local businesses a leg up

UBU International aims to help local businesses boost their sales by leveraging a combination of mobile discovery, marketing, rewards and mobile payments...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Sep 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from The Duchess, Vusa Vodka and Spier Wines

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

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: Franchising for success in a challenging environment

Despite the devastating economic impacts of Covid-19, the franchising sector could remain a viable business investment for aspiring entrepreneurs...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: Taryn Gill's vision to build a household name in African haircare

Taryn Gill left behind an established career in marketing to launch a haircare brand with products formulated for curly and coily hair textures...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: V&A Waterfront's Tinyiko Mageza sees opportunity everywhere

Tinyiko Mageza talks us through her serendipitous career journey, the women who have shaped her growth, and how the V&A aims to drive meaningful impact while adapting to the pandemic...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Aug 2020

Two Green Lemons leads the charge on sophisticated, alcohol-free sippers

"Non-alcoholic products are not about sugary drinks anymore, it is about sophisticated sipping," says Hanneli van der Merwe, co-founder of specialist beverage developer Two Green Lemons...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Sheba Feminine shifting the narrative around menstrual health

Twenty-something Transkei native Zizipho Ntobongwana is the bold young businesswoman behind Sheba Feminine, a local range of biodegradable sanitary products made from organic cotton...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Aug 2020

FLM campaign dents SA's deepening hunger crisis

Food Lover's Market's fourth annual Hunger Month campaign raised funds equating to 1,030,888 meals, exceeding the fresh produce retailer's 1 million meal target for 2020...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 7 Aug 2020

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 31 Jul 2020

#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

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