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Dentsu Africa launches Consumer packaged goods like never before
Dentsu Africa launches Consumer packaged goods like never beforeArticle

The second edition in the Dentsu wisdom series titled Consumer packaged goods like never before has officially launched. The content in the latest report includes analysis from 19 experts...

Issued by Dentsu 7 May 2021

How to build and retain brand trust in uncertain times
How to build and retain brand trust in uncertain timesArticle

Brand trust: Unanimously agreed as being the single most important metric in the brand health value chain, and also the one that is hardest to attain...

Issued by Borderless Access 26 Apr 2021

IAB SA launches PoPIA compliance best practice handbook
IAB SA launches PoPIA compliance best practice handbookArticle

The IAB South Africa is excited to launch A Practical Guide to Data Protection for the Advertising Industry in South Africa...

Issued by IAB South Africa 23 Apr 2021

Record triumph for Woolworths Mature Gouda at SA Dairy Awards
Record triumph for Woolworths Mature Gouda at SA Dairy AwardsArticle

Lactalis South Africa's 10-months Mature Gouda, made especially for Woolworths, was once again crowned the South African Dairy Product of the Year...

29 Mar 2021

Truth Coffee's David Donde is taking on the world of chocolate
Truth Coffee's David Donde is taking on the world of chocolateArticle

David Donde, the visionary behind Truth Coffee, has broadened his horizons and launched a chocolate company with long-standing Truth COO Ken Walton...

Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Mar 2021

Corona pilots beer packaging made using surplus barley
Corona pilots beer packaging made using surplus barleyArticle

Corona has introduced a new circular form of packaging for its six-packs, made using repurposed surplus barley straw...

18 Mar 2021

How technology offers a very real solution to SA's aging water infrastructure
How technology offers a very real solution to SA's aging water infrastructureArticle

In the wake of National Water Week, the spotlight is again placed on the country's water infrastructure and its numerous challenges. Here's how tech can help...

Jacques Squire 15 Mar 2021

Behind the scenes of The Bowery Awards with Scott Rose, David Sable and Carol H. Williams
Behind the scenes of The Bowery Awards with Scott Rose, David Sable and Carol H. WilliamsArticle

New York Festivals takes us behind the scenes as The Bowery Awards first round of Grand Jury judging gets under way in New York City...

3 Nov 2020

2020 Africa in Motion Film Fest to be held online
2020 Africa in Motion Film Fest to be held onlineArticle

The 2020 edition of the Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival will be held online from today, 6 October, given the Covid-19 pandemic. Africa in Motion is Scotland's major annual celebration of African cinema, bringing a wide variety of creative stories from across the African continent...

6 Oct 2020

SAIBPP launches Women's Forum, webinar addresses equity, access, assets
SAIBPP launches Women's Forum, webinar addresses equity, access, assetsArticle

Earlier this month, the South African Institute for Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) launched its Women's Forum with a live virtual event...

28 Sep 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Cremora, Starbucks and Chill Beverages
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Cremora, Starbucks and Chill BeveragesArticle

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

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jul 2020

Shopping data shows shopping trips down, basket sizes up
Shopping data shows shopping trips down, basket sizes upArticle

According to the latest Catalina data, strong upticks in numerous categories show that shoppers continue making fewer trips to grocery and drug stores, while spending more per visit...

19 Jun 2020

PepsiCo commits $400m in support of racial justice and equality
PepsiCo commits $400m in support of racial justice and equalityArticle

PepsiCo CEO and chairman Ramon Laguarta announced on Twitter the CPG conglomerate's commitment to doing their part to help dismantle the systemic racial barriers that block social and economic progress for Black people in the US.

17 Jun 2020

Covid-19 pandemic: Should brands be doing more?
Covid-19 pandemic: Should brands be doing more?Article

Are the health and safety standards at stores in lower-income areas as high as they are in affluent areas? In brief, no...

Richard Wells 12 Jun 2020

Brian Wieser, global president, Business Intelligence, WPP.
The impact of Covid-19 on global advertising investment [report]Article

Brands cut $50bn from global adspend in wake of Covid-19, according to Warc's new report; Global Advertising Trends: The impact of Covid-19 on ad investment...

28 May 2020

The work that’s done in research institutes and labs is crucial. nhungboon/Shutterstock
Investing in research is South Africa's best insurance policy against crisesArticle

As the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads around the world, causing the disease Covid-19, it is becoming ever clearer that the solutions to this pandemic will all be based on research...

Brenda Wingfield 9 Apr 2020

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Brands and retailers have not yet closed the gap between consumer insight and shopper action - reportArticle

New CMO Council study finds 81% of marketers feel challenged to meet consumer expectations for personalised engagement...

1 Apr 2020

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SA tests drugs for Covid-19Article

A number of existing drugs are being repurposed and tested for efficacy of the potential treatment for the coronavirus (Covid-19)...

25 Mar 2020

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Global advertising spend set to rise by 7.1% to $660bn in 2020 [report]Article

The Alphabet and Facebook 'duopoly' is now worth more to advertisers than TV...

27 Feb 2020

Pockets of CPG growth found amid squeezed consumer spending
Pockets of CPG growth found amid squeezed consumer spendingArticle

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

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Feb 2020

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Process manufacturing in 2020: Sustainability and servitisationArticle

Everybody wants sustainable products, and retailers are putting pressure on manufacturers to deliver goods that satisfy consumers' new preference for green and clean options...

Colin Elkins 19 Dec 2019

CiTi to empower young entrepreneurs through Youth in Business Programme
CiTi to empower young entrepreneurs through Youth in Business ProgrammeArticle

From January 2020, business-savvy youth from Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Mfuleni and surrounding areas in the Western Cape will have the opportunity to engage in an in-depth, hands-on learning experience...

12 Dec 2019

Image credit: Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash.
Google, Facebook and Amazon to dominate global adspend in 2020 - forecasts WarcArticle

Warc has forecasted global advertising investment growth across the 19 categories it monitors - which is expected to result in a 6% ($656bn) increase...

25 Oct 2019

Data technology driving agility in retail
Data technology driving agility in retailArticle

Competition amongst suppliers and retailers are at an all-time high, and today's consumer is much less predictable than in the past...

Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Oct 2019

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Relationship management: Don't draw the 'divorce card' too quicklyArticle

Understanding client-agency relationships is just the tip of the iceberg, it's managing them that is the recipe for success, writes Johanna McDowell...

Johanna McDowell 12 Sep 2019

SA brands among top 10 Design Impact Awards winners
SA brands among top 10 Design Impact Awards winnersArticle

South African entrants Maq and Playboy Deodorants are among the top 10 winning brands in the 2019 Nielsen Design Impact Awards, which recognise successful package redesigns in the global CPG space...

26 Jul 2019

10 retail trends for 2019
10 retail trends for 2019Article

For the retail sector as a whole - and for physical stores in particular - 2019 will be a year of reinvention...

Jackie Kalis 15 Jul 2019

Alex Grieve, executive creative director, AMV BBDO. Image supplied.
Warc shares insights from the world's best campaignsArticle

Using purpose to power behavioural change, involving customers to drive brand engagement and weaving creativity into the customer experience, are the three main themes, finds Warc, following its analysis of the world's most creative campaigns...

1 Apr 2019

Mindset matters more than income when it comes to consumer prosperity - Nielsen
Mindset matters more than income when it comes to consumer prosperity - NielsenArticle

When it comes to feeling prosperous, mindset matters more than income, according to the results of Nielsen's new 2019 Changing Consumer Prosperity Report...

11 Mar 2019

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3 shifts that marketers need to considerArticle

Success is dependent on how well one responds. Professional marketers are constantly having to evolve as industries shift. The competitive landscape, in market dynamics and consumer expectations, plays a mammoth role in how marketers respond to these shifts in the industry...

Pieter Geyser 5 Feb 2019

First-for-Africa platform will advance gene research
First-for-Africa platform will advance gene researchArticle

Until now, African scientists working on genomics haven't had access to a local storage platform for the immense amount of data their research generates...

Nicci Botha 31 Oct 2018

ACDOCO relaunches Jordan Oral Care
ACDOCO relaunches Jordan Oral CareArticle

Specialist consumer packaged goods brand-custodian and distributor, ACDOCO SA has announced that it is been appointed as the exclusive South African distributor for multi-award winning, global oral care brand, Jordan...

Issued by ACDOCO SA 3 Sep 2018

SA consumers consolidate spend by shopping less across fewer categories
SA consumers consolidate spend by shopping less across fewer categoriesArticle

South African shoppers, beset by a storm of rising prices, are making fewer trips to grocery stores and have dropped an unprecedented three grocery categories from their shopping basket...

3 Aug 2018

Africa.com buys iAfrica
Africa.com buys iAfricaArticle

The acquisition by Africa.com of iAfrica.com is set to increase news coverage and enhance user experience of the brand across the continent...

17 Jul 2018

Any brand can create disruption to fuel growth according to a new report from Kantar Millward Brown
Any brand can create disruption to fuel growth according to a new report from Kantar Millward BrownArticle

Recent analysis of the BrandZ global database shows many brands aren't seizing opportunities to disrupt with fewer than one in 10 brands growing between 2014 and 2017...

Issued by Kantar 20 Jun 2018

The real BMi Research
The real BMi ResearchArticle

Legal proceedings are still continuing between BMi Research (Pty) Ltd and Business Monitor International, which rebranded its global operation to BMI Research in March 2015...

Issued by BMi Research 19 Jun 2018

BMi Research in partnership with BlackCurve brings price management solution to South Africa
BMi Research in partnership with BlackCurve brings price management solution to South AfricaArticle

One of the greatest challenges facing today's online retailers is accurate pricing. In fact, it's such a business-critical activity that getting it right - provided the data and pricing are accurate - is more than likely to result in an increase in sales and ultimately profits...

Issued by BMi Research 10 Apr 2018

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For youth in Tunisia mining region, it's 'mine or die'Article

METLAOUI - Dozens of unemployed youths camp out around phosphate mines in central Tunisia, demanding jobs as part of a wave of protests aimed at focusing attention on alleged state neglect...

23 Mar 2018

Sappi successfully acquires Cham Paper Group Holding AG
Sappi successfully acquires Cham Paper Group Holding AGArticle

Sappi's acquisition of CPG includes their Carmignano and Condino Mills in Italy, its digital imaging business located in Cham, Switzerland, as well as all brands and know-how...

Issued by Sappi 5 Mar 2018

Acdoco SA lands local distribution deal for Jordan oral care
Acdoco SA lands local distribution deal for Jordan oral careArticle

Acdoco SA, a consumer packaged goods brand-custodian and distributor, has been appointed as the exclusive South African distributor for global oral care brand, Jordan.

1 Feb 2018

Stefan Abro.
#ShopperMarketing: A winning omni-channel approachArticle

Effective engagement with today's shopper is a constant challenge considering that they have numerous avenues to research products and brands before making a decision...

Stefan Abro 24 Oct 2017

The Absolut One Source campaign.
#CannesLions2017: Entertainment Lions winners!Article

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Cannes Entertainment Lions award ceremony on 21 June 2017, resulting in accolades for SA...

21 Jun 2017

(L-R): Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Medical Director, Department of Applied Tumor Biology, Institute of Pathology,Heidelberg University Hospital; Elkanah Omenge Orang'o of Moi University, Nairobi; and Hermann Bussmann, Research Associate, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
How design thinking can save livesArticle

Technology, design thinking, powers life-saving innovation in cancer screening for developing countries...

30 Mar 2017

AI technology advances African healthcare
AI technology advances African healthcareArticle

African hospitals adopt artificial intelligence systems to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement...

27 Mar 2017

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