It can take up to three months or even more for food to travel from the farm to table. “The longer this supply chain, the less control you have over the product and the harder it is to maintain quality and safety.”
19 Sep 2017
Maryla Masojada from Trade Intelligence discusses the trends affecting the produce supply chain and their impacts on the way companies do business...
Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Sep 2017
Angola, a Portuguese-speaking country, is strongly influenced by the cultural output of Brazil...
Léa Barreau Tran 17 Jul 2017
The Grocery Retail Sector Market Inquiry, initiated by the Competition Commission, has received input from the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation...
6 Jul 2017
Corner shops, markets and street traders are still the traditional way most Senegalese do their shopping, but micro-businesses are turning to digital means of tracking clients...
19 Jun 2017
The objectives of the Manafwa Earth Market is preserving traditional and local products and bringing together small-scale food producers and consumers...
13 Apr 2017
Some manufacturers and experts on in Lagos have decried the trend of labelling Nigerian goods as made-in-Asia or made-in-China...
11 Jun 2015
YAOUNDE, CAMEROON: From Cameroon to Ivory Coast, Kenya to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), traders in counterfeit drugs do a thriving business with the utmost cynicism and sometimes at the cost of human lives.
24 Aug 2013
Some people seem to think that South Africa is the king of oddities and curiosities, particularly when it comes to the many schemes aimed at fleecing unsuspecting and gullible consumers of their money. But there are oddities all over Africa and there just as many crooks, thieves and scammers in other parts of Africa as there are in South Africa.
Paddy Hartdegen 4 Jul 2013
Finally, what you've all been waiting for! Bizcommunity.com's 2013 Biz Trends Report is now available for downloading in pdf format - and this year we've improved the quality for a better tablet experience!
Bizcommunity.com 13 Feb 2013
All early indicators seem to confirm that December 2012 was a relatively good year for the mall environment. Certainly not a 'shoot the lights out' result but stable, single digit growth nonetheless. The point now is what 2013 holds in store for us. Here are a few key trends which I think are relevant...
Doug Mayne 28 Jan 2013
There are several key trends that will present themselves in 2013. From m-payments to HIV/AIDS prevention, emerging markets are leading the way when it comes to innovative uses of mobile technology. Marketers, too, are seeing their roles and responsibilities expand.
Dr KF Lai 25 Jan 2013
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.
Jessica Tennant 15 hours ago
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.
1 day ago
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.
1 day ago
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.
Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago
Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing. Thus, Mami Wata was born, a premium African brand of surf apparel and accessories with an undeniable global appeal.
Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago