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Give your data a workout: How digital analytics can predict the unpredictable
Give your data a workout: How digital analytics can predict the unpredictableArticle

Here's how to win in critical moments of truth and better predict the future by improving the clarity, transparency and excellence of your digital performance...

Kent Diepraam and Sagar Ramsinghani, Issued by Kantar 22 Apr 2021

Mitch Slape, Massmart CEO
Massmart's CEO on Covid-driven consumer trends that'll stickArticle

Retail veteran Mitch Slape unpacks the changes in consumer behaviour that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about, and where Massmart is seeing growth...

Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Apr 2021

From crop to cup: Ricoffy beans now 100% sustainably sourced
From crop to cup: Ricoffy beans now 100% sustainably sourcedArticle

Nestlé South Africa recently announced the launch of its Nescafé Ricoffy Responsibly Sourced campaign which aims to consolidate the brands sustainability initiatives, strategies and resources...

Robin Fredericks 23 Mar 2021

Unilever adopts new inclusive beauty vision, bans the word 'normal'
Unilever adopts new inclusive beauty vision, bans the word 'normal'Article

Unilever will adopt a clearer mission surrounding inclusive beauty standards across all its beauty and personal care brands' products, packaging and advertising...

10 Mar 2021

5 marketing tech trends to watch in 2021
5 marketing tech trends to watch in 2021Article

As technology evolves and data sets grow, marketing is changing, adapting and in some cases becoming automated...

Greg Chen 4 Mar 2021

Digital transformation: Should we still be talking about it in 2021?
Digital transformation: Should we still be talking about it in 2021?Article

To unlock the power of true digital transformation, leaders need to find ways to put digital first, encouraging everyone in a company to start thinking about...

Kevin South 18 Feb 2021

Consumers are changing and so are their choices
Consumers are changing and so are their choicesArticle

Today's consumers expect more from the brands they support and the demand for environmentally-friendly trade is on the increase...

Greg Viljoen 15 Feb 2021

Fast food is growing in popularity with Ghanaians. Wikimedia Commons
Ghanaians are eating more fast food: the who and the whyArticle

Across Africa fast food restaurants have spread at a rapid rate, driven by rising income levels, rapid urbanisation and changing eating habits and lifestyles...

James Boafo 11 Feb 2021

Top 10 global consumer trends for 2021 - Euromonitor
Top 10 global consumer trends for 2021 - EuromonitorArticle

The top trends that Euromonitor believes will define consumer behaviour and influence business strategies in the year ahead...

19 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021
#BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021Article

Despite the dissemination of vaccines in the months ahead, a larger portion of consumer spending will be impacted by recessionary conditions...

Ailsa Wingfield 11 Jan 2021

UCook delivers crafted convenience
UCook delivers crafted convenienceArticle

With launches of both a market box and a frozen ready-made Craft Meals range this year, UCook is evolving into a nimble provider of convenient food solutions...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Dec 2020

Innovation on shelf as plant-based food market grows
Innovation on shelf as plant-based food market growsArticle

From conscientious animal lovers to health-conscious flexitarians, vegan food is gaining traction both locally and globally...

1 Dec 2020

The ethics of AI and Black Friday
The ethics of AI and Black FridayArticle

With Black Friday moving online this year, it's vital that companies introducing AI to their business remain fair, accountable and transparent...

Dries Cronje 24 Nov 2020

SA wine information day looks toward 2021 and beyond
SA wine information day looks toward 2021 and beyondArticle

South African wine businesses will come together virtually at the start of 2021 to take a look at the state of the industry and equip themselves with insights and tools needed to direct their own destiny in 2021 and beyond...

24 Nov 2020

Why 'sleep mode' isn't an option this December/January period
Why 'sleep mode' isn't an option this December/January periodArticle

In previous years we've become accustomed to most businesses going into "sleep mode" over the December-January period in South Africa. If you're thinking of closing your doors over the festive period, you might want to reconsider...

Nick Grubb 20 Nov 2020

TrendER acquires InfoQuest
TrendER acquires InfoQuestArticle

TrendER is a full service 100% Black-owned advertising agency with consumer insights at the core of everything they do. TrendER has recently acquired 51% share holding of Tell Us About It (Pty) Ltd trading as infoQuest...

Issued by TrendER 18 Nov 2020

Digital Optimization partners with GWI to drive local and regional growth
Digital Optimization partners with GWI to drive local and regional growthArticle

Digital Optimization and GlobalWebIndex (GWI), the leading target audience company, announced their strategic partnership to drive performance and growth...

Issued by Digital Optimization 18 Nov 2020

Are communications agencies ready for the new reality?
Are communications agencies ready for the new reality?Article

There are a number of phrases that have been coined this year - but the two cardinal business buzzwords for 2020 are adaptability and agility...

10 Nov 2020

Sappi announces financial results for fourth quarter and full year
Sappi announces financial results for fourth quarter and full yearArticle

Sappi recently announced its financial results for fourth quarter and full year...

Issued by Sappi 6 Nov 2020

Beyond discounts: How tech can help keep customers happy all year round
Beyond discounts: How tech can help keep customers happy all year roundArticle

Recent consumer trends have made one thing clear: shoppers have higher expectations than ever before - and for brands looking to stay ahead, it's time to rise to the challenge of meeting them...

Robin Fisher 5 Nov 2020

Covid-19 lessons for SA's restaurant industry
Covid-19 lessons for SA's restaurant industryArticle

While many sectors have found reprieve in the easing of the national lockdown to alert level 1, which includes the reopening of borders to tourists, the South African restaurant industry is experiencing a slow recovery...

Rene Botha 13 Oct 2020

New platform for online shoppers as times change
New platform for online shoppers as times changeArticle

New digital shopping platforms are fast gaining the attention of consumers globally following the Covid-19 pandemic which has forever changed the way people choose to shop...

Candyce Krishna, Issued by Hall’s Retail 12 Oct 2020

Woolworths products recognised in global private label awards
Woolworths products recognised in global private label awardsArticle

Woolworths has scooped four awards in the Private Label Manufacturers Association's 2020 International 'Salute to Excellence' Awards - the world's largest competition dedicated exclusively to own brands...

1 Oct 2020

Insightopedia: Expert lessons on targeting sports fans in multiple languages
Insightopedia: Expert lessons on targeting sports fans in multiple languagesArticle

Sport plays a significant role in South African culture and speaks a universal language, which breaks down barriers and cuts through income and ethnic divides...

Issued by Openfield 5 Aug 2020

Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo
Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojoArticle

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...

Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Jul 2020

#NedbankIMC2020: Marketing works... but what about during the pandemic [Part 2]
#NedbankIMC2020: Marketing works... but what about during the pandemic [Part 2]Article

Verusha Maharaj, advertising and marketing lead at Deloitte Consulting unpacks how marketers can retain their existing customer base and embrace the new and also elaborates on how they can start building trust and get consumers to fall in love with their brands during the pandemic...

Juanita Pienaar 27 Jul 2020

Michelangelo Awards now open to RTD beverages
Michelangelo Awards now open to RTD beveragesArticle

For the first time in South Africa, producers of Ready to Drink (RTD) beverages are invited to enter the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards...

1 Jul 2020

The 50-year evolution of the Game brand
The 50-year evolution of the Game brandArticle

Popular South African retailer Game celebrates 50 years of trade this year...

26 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 impact on the tourism sector
#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 impact on the tourism sectorArticle

Covid-19 has been devastating for the tourism sector around the world and South Africa and the rest of Africa are no exception. There will be a significant negative impact on our sector at all levels in the short to medium term...

Sisa Ntshona 21 May 2020

Sappi announces financial results for 2nd quarter, responds to impact from Covid-19
Sappi announces financial results for 2nd quarter, responds to impact from Covid-19Article

Sappi has announced its financial results for the second quarter along with its response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and its outlook for the rest of the year...

Issued by Sappi 7 May 2020

Dentsu Data Labs sub-Saharan Africa launches #Covid-19 Intelligence Centre
Dentsu Data Labs sub-Saharan Africa launches #Covid-19 Intelligence CentreArticle

Dentsu Data Labs sub-Saharan Africa is launching a Covid-19 Intelligence Centre to assist brands in their communication planning and decision-making...

Issued by Dentsu 9 Apr 2020

Charting Africa's 2020 taste trends
Charting Africa's 2020 taste trendsArticle

The 2020 South Africa Taste Chart is Kerry's annual review of the food and beverage landscape, tracking consumer trends, sales performance, food service influences and culinary experts to predict where tastes are going...

Issued by Kerry 23 Mar 2020

#BizTrends2020: What does the African mobile consumer really want for the new decade?
#BizTrends2020: What does the African mobile consumer really want for the new decade?Article

The start of this new decade marks almost 10 years since the smartphone entered Africa...

Lynette Hundermark 3 Feb 2020

Top 10 global consumer trends for 2020 - Euromonitor
Top 10 global consumer trends for 2020 - EuromonitorArticle

Market research provider Euromonitor International has released its 'Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2020' report. The annual report identifies the most impactful trends driving consumer behavior, values and habits in the year ahead...

14 Jan 2020

Ford Motor Company reveals 2020 global trend report
Ford Motor Company reveals 2020 global trend reportArticle

In the age of constant connectivity, consumers today feel more alone than ever - and find it harder to trust their peers and companies...

10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the bold
#BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the boldArticle

The unique SA retail environment presents new and established retailers with a good opportunity for success. Let's take a closer look.

Nomzamo Radebe 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand
#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demandArticle

Africa's consumer landscape is fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double-edged demand of a diverse base of consumers...

Ailsa Wingfield 3 Jan 2020

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Holiday windows: The allure of showing and hiding makes us lookArticle

The end of the year is often relished as a time for slowing down: for replaying memories, watching snowflakes dance in the glow of streetlights and lingering just a little longer around the dinner table. At the same time, it's a period of rushing: deadlines, parties, travel and perhaps a foray to the shopping mall, a department store or a busy high street.

Paula Alaszkiewicz 20 Dec 2019

In high spirits: strong consumer trends yield positive gains in spirits, FAB sectors
In high spirits: strong consumer trends yield positive gains in spirits, FAB sectorsArticle

Innovation, and an increasingly creative response to pressing social, health and environmental issues are driving major consumer trends in South Africa's alcohol beverage sector...

Marilyn Nel, Cleide Tinga and Khathu Musingadi, Issued by BMi Research 17 Dec 2019

Drivers and fears of SA's online consumers
Drivers and fears of SA's online consumersArticle

Local representatives from market research and consulting firm IPSOS recently shared a preview of some of the key insights gleaned from its yet to be released global trend survey for 2019...

Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Oct 2019

Unpacking SA consumers' in-store wine selection
Unpacking SA consumers' in-store wine selectionArticle

Dr. Nadia van der Colff recently completed one of the largest wine consumer research studies in South Africa. More than 2,000 South African wine drinkers participated...

9 Oct 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investors
#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investorsArticle

The global food and beverage business is brimming with innovation. Competition is stiff between FMCG giants and startups racing to get their latest product onto retail shelves and into the hands of consumers...

Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2019

The 2019/20 Ask Afrika Icon Brands winners were announced at The Venue in Melrose Arch on 29 August 2019. Image supplied.
Topline trends from the 2019 Ask Afrika Icon Brands surveyArticle

The relationship between consumers and brands have never been more complex...

Sarina de Beer 9 Sep 2019

Shop Association releases Storedits global display research
Shop Association releases Storedits global display researchArticle

A new research report from Shop Environments Association, Storedits: Skin Care, Make-up and Cosmetics, shares findings from 177 store audits of skin care, make-up, and cosmetics displays across Europe, Asia, Africa...

30 Aug 2019

Highlights from the 2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa
Highlights from the 2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern AfricaArticle

On 30-31 July 2019, the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) hosted over 500 delegates representing the entire fresh produce supply chain in Cape Town at the 9th Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 28 Aug 2019

Global tech trends impacting consumers
Global tech trends impacting consumersArticle

Consumers are all about convenience, connection and control. The new generation of shoppers is more informed, far more demanding and more focused on getting things done quickly and easily...

Lizette Akker 6 Aug 2019

85% of global consumers want omnichannel experiences - finds CMO Council study
85% of global consumers want omnichannel experiences - finds CMO Council studyArticle

More than 85% of the 2,000 global consumers surveyed prefer personal, trusted and reliable omnichannel engagement...

19 Jul 2019

3 consumer trends to keep an eye on in 2019
3 consumer trends to keep an eye on in 2019Article

The third annual RCS Retail Summit - held in Cape Town and Johannesburg - featured three industry experts who presented their takes on the latest trends shaping consumer behaviour within a South African context...

12 Jul 2019

South Africa's most lucrative and fastest-growing retail markets
South Africa's most lucrative and fastest-growing retail marketsArticle

Companies go where the spending power is. The question is, where in South Africa can they find the biggest return on their investment?

Ben Leo 4 Jul 2019

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