Michael Smollan

Chief Growth and Innovation Offer at Smollan
Location:South Africa


Mike Smollan is Chief Growth and Innovation Officer at Smollan.
Why retailers should be given a shot at the vaccine rollout

There is no better platform to help get the vaccine to the people than the retail distribution networks, writes Smollan chief growth and innovation officer Michael Smollan...

By Michael Smollan 16 Mar 2021

Alcohol industry recovery - glass half full

The alcohol industry, which supports over one million livelihoods, is relieved at the easing of ban, but the debate as to how we deal with our attitudes around alcohol in SA is long overdue...

By Michael Smollan 4 Feb 2021

Retail hangover or B12 injection recovery in 2021?

"As much as the pandemic exposed vulnerabilities, it has also revealed unseen opportunities. By and large it tested business continuity, planning, digital ecosystems and their stretch capabilities...

By Michael Smollan 28 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The rise of D2C

The direct-to-consumer model allows deeper brand relationships and an omnichannel approach to deriving value...

By Michael Smollan 14 Jan 2021

A shift in strategy on the cards for Black Friday 2020

The dash deadline is looming with the 'on-your-marks-get-set-shop' the rallying cry from past years sending both online and offline sales into orbit around the likes of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Singles' Day...

By Michael Smollan 12 Nov 2020

Navigating the new hygiene standards in retail

Consumer-facing industries have had to take exceptional precautions in a time of rapid change with business, people, processes and stakeholders retuning to adopt new approaches...

By Michael Smollan 19 Aug 2020

Retail's new normal

Stimulating economic recovery post the Covid-19 pandemic will be behaviour as opposed to time driven. Governments and brands will need to work hard to make consumers feel safe...

By Michael Smollan 15 Jun 2020

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