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Separating myths from facts: Understanding food labels and innovation in food production

We have to produce more food with less. This can only be done through innovation and technology in food production, but for many consumers and retailers, innovation and technology are misunderstood...

19 Oct 2017

Supermarket surge on the cards for Cote d'Ivoire

The Nielsen Shopper World Conference held in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, has found that the country's modern trade arena has seen the greatest evolution in the last two years and holds the most potential for growth...

Issued by Nielsen 18 Oct 2017

Nigerians seek a 'next-level' shopping experience

The Nielsen Shopper & Retail World Conference held in Lagos, Nigeria, has revealed that modern trade formats like supermarkets and hypermarkets are stepping up to fulfill the needs of consumers...

Issued by Nielsen 16 Oct 2017

Nigerians spent $3bn annually on foreign goods - MAN

Local manufacturers lost an average of $3 billion annually due to the preference of Nigerian government and consumers for foreign goods...

By Olajide Fabamise 4 Oct 2017

Consumer spending leads economic recovery

The recent launch of the Mastercard SpendingPulse Report is a first for South Africa. The Report is an early indicator of consumer spending trends...

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Sep 2017

AB InBev multi-million rand funding boosts research into beer ingredients at SU

Much of the work will focus on barley, used in malt production, which is a core ingredient in many a beer brewed worldwide. It is believed that the research will help mitigate potential risks within the supply chain...

14 Sep 2017

Nigeria and SA's fragile economic recovery

Nigeria and South Africa: Out of recession, but not yet out of trouble...?

13 Sep 2017

Launching your brand into Africa

Prior investigation of potential markets in Africa is invaluable in preventing massive mistakes...

6 Sep 2017

Could 'buy online pickup in store' uplift brick-and-mortar retail?

The third annual JDA Consumer Survey reveals that about 54% of respondents prefer to shop in-store to other channels...

26 Jul 2017

WRLC delves into expansion of SA retailer's activities into Africa

The Wholesale and Retail Leadership Chair has released a research study on ‘Expansion of South African Retailer's Activities into Africa'...

10 Jul 2017

Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study

Climate change could wipe out more than half of Ethiopia's coffee production unless farmers move to higher ground, scientists warned. Climbing temperatures and dwindling rainfall have already degraded prime growing areas...

20 Jun 2017

Putting people at the centre of multi-buy promotions

In the South African retail and manufacturing sectors, promotions have become a popular tool to attain growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2017

How to market to Africa's resilient, ambitious middle class

How do you market to Africa's extremely aspirational middle class that is more than 100 million strong, with a combined monthly spending power of R1.3 trillion?

By Louise Marsland 22 May 2017

Humans want human touch in customer journey, not bots

New UK research indicates that consumers value human interaction in the customer services process, with 87% reporting they tend to stay more loyal and increase their business with companies that offer a real person to talk to at the right stage of their customer journey...

20 Mar 2017

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International

Some essential things you'll need when starting a restaurant

In the United States, owning a restaurant is a proven business model because many people love to eat out, with a certain proportion of the general public even eating out more often than eating home-cooked meals - either because they dislike cooking or because they have demanding schedules and don't have the time or energy to cook much at home. Moreover, if your cuisine is exceptional, you will be able to ease up on paid marketing efforts after only a short while because your restaurant will attract a high volume of repeat business.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 hours ago

#BODJHB: Chris Weylandt on the basics of retail

In the afternoon on day two of the Johannesburg version of Business of Design, Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of Weylandts, the contemporary furniture and décor chain store, explained his tactics to competing or rather leading in the retail game.

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion

PARIS, France - The world's biggest brandy producer Hennessy on Wednesday opened a new plant in southwest France to try to satisfy the seemingly insatiable thirst for its liquor in the US and Asia.

19 Oct 2017

Bidding war heats up for $5bn second Amazon HQ

NEW YORK, US - It's the prize of a lifetime - a $5 billion investment creating 50,000 well-paid jobs that everyone wants, but only one US city will get.

19 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference held in Cape Town last week and Johannesburg this week.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Oct 2017

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