How African enterprises chart growth in the digital age

African businesses must ensure they stay a step ahead to survive and thrive by finding intelligent solutions which totally re-imagine customer experiences...

By Hans Zachar 9 Oct 2018

Individualisation: The powerful trend shaping retail customer experience

Rising inflation. Record petrol prices. A VAT increase. A technical recession. SA consumers are feeling the pinch as a confluence of forces put immense pressure on their wallets...

By Ian Steyn 3 days ago

Top 10 trends in digital commerce

Much has changed since the first products were sold online in the 1990s...

By Sandy Shen 17 Oct 2018

US retail chain Sears files for bankruptcy

US retail giant Sears has filed for bankruptcy and plans to close almost 150 stores...

16 Oct 2018

Mobile money transfers have taken off in Somalia. But there are risks

A recent World Bank report showed that Somalia has one of the most active mobile money markets in the world, outpacing most other countries in Africa...

By Victor Odundo Owuor 15 Oct 2018

#MarketingFridays: Tapping into the African consumer

In this video, Nyiko Chauke of Marketing Fridays interviews Khumo Theko of I See Africa about her role as a trends specialist and some insights into the African consumer...

12 Oct 2018

IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on board

European retail giant Carrefour has joined other participants involved in building the IBM Food Trust blockchain network...

11 Oct 2018

Nahoo TV introduces first shopping channel in Ethiopia

Nahoo Television launched Ethiopia's first shopping channel 'Mazesha Zone', exclusively dedicated to commercials, presentations and demonstrations of products...

11 Oct 2018

Checkers collaborates with SA artists for limited edition Odd Bins wines

Checkers recently commissioned four upcoming South African artists to create unique artworks which would adorn the wine labels of the newest additions to the retailer's exclusive Odd Bins range...

10 Oct 2018

E-commerce needs ERP

E-commerce is growing rapidly and many will increase their online spend to get better deals, for its convenience and savings on shipping...

By Bernard Ford 9 Oct 2018

Study in Ethiopia links healthy soils to more nutritious cereals

Large fields, predictable rainfall and favourable temperatures have meant that farmers in Arsi Negele, a town in southeastern Ethiopia, have benefited from good crop yields. Their production of wheat and maize, two of the main food staples in Ethiopia, have also increased over time. But there are worrying indicators...

By Frédéric Baudron 9 Oct 2018

Survey reveals most consumers have underwhelming digital experiences

Across all industries, at least 84% of consumers say their experiences with using digital tools and services fall short of expectations...

8 Oct 2018

FAO, AU launch new framework to increase agriculture efficiency

The framework offers a detailed look at the history of machinery in Africa and points the way towards addressing challenges and creating new opportunities to assure the successful adoption of mechanisation...

8 Oct 2018

#FoodNextAfrica: The SA startup making ice-cream from insect milk

If creepy-crawlies give you the heebie-jeebies, then Gourmet Grubb's ice-cream, which is made using insects, may not be high up on your list of things to try...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Oct 2018

How we can turn plastic waste into green energy

In the adventure classic Back to the Future, Emmett "Doc" Brown uses energy generated from rubbish to power his DeLorean time machine...

By Anh Phan 2 Oct 2018

#FoodNextAfrica: Braai goods online and on-demand

Gauteng startup MyBraai has taken a popular South African past-time and turned it into a thriving online business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Sep 2018

How to stay afloat when fake online reviews could sink your business

Fake news is a pervasive epidemic. Insidious distortion of truth, fueled by hidden (or blatant) agendas is now accepted as a fact of life...

By Daniella Shapiro 27 Sep 2018

Using tech to elevate the in-store customer experience

In today's competitive market, retailers need to create a compelling reason for customers to enter their stores. Smart use of technology offers one way to differentiate themselves from the competition...

16 Oct 2018

Data, tech to transform retail market in Nigeria

The convergence of AI, tech, and data on Nigeria's multi-billion dollar plus retail market - will be a strategic focus to local and international developers, investors and retailers...

15 Oct 2018

Mars makes progress on $1bn 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan

Mars Multisales Africa, a division of global family-owned food company Mars Incorporated, has announced progress made on the company's global 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan...

4 Oct 2018

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