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Harnessing the evolutionary power of smart packaging in Africa
Harnessing the evolutionary power of smart packaging in Africa

For the last few years, packaging industry professionals have been curious about the future of smart packaging. Whilst barcodes and QR codes were once considered the "next big thing", the acceleration of technology is transforming smart packaging...

3 days ago

Heineken Nigeria campaign with Shazam.
'Connected packaging' leverages World Cup

Shazam is launching an original campaign with Heineken in Nigeria on Monday around the World Cup...

15 Jun 2018

B2B marketing misconceptions, exclusive interview w/ Tom Stein
B2B marketing misconceptions, exclusive interview w/ Tom Stein

Jessica Tennant interviews Tom Stein, chairman and CCO of Stein IAS to find out what delegates can expect from his talk at B2B Marketing Africa in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 19 June and his view of the B2B marketing landscape from a global perspective...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Jun 2018

Investing in your customers yields returns
Investing in your customers yields returns

The 2018 edition of Africa's customer experience summit, CEM Africa, will focus on return on investment as the African CX market matures and investment increases...

14 Jun 2018

This is what customer management tools should do for your business
This is what customer management tools should do for your business

Do you remember your first car? That great feeling of freedom that came with the ability to drive yourself wherever you wanted or needed to go...

By Edward Carbutt 13 Jun 2018

Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment
Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment

"Retailers have been given to January 2019 to use their existing stock of plastic straws. We are going to start an intensive education programme as we also need to present importers with alternatives rather than just stating that we are imposing a ban."

11 Jun 2018

Creating better customer experience in Africa
Creating better customer experience in Africa

Services companies can unlock a better customer experience with a modern business solution and focussing on business efficiency...

By Matthew Kibby 11 Jun 2018

Kenya's Sip simplifies drinks distribution in Nairobi
Kenya's Sip simplifies drinks distribution in Nairobi

Kenyan startup Sip is simplifying the distribution of alcoholic beverages in the country's capital, and is eyeing growth in the B2B space...

By Tom Jackson 11 Jun 2018

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Key insights into the global sesame seed market

The increased global consumption of sesame seeds is mainly due to the heightened demand for the product from the growing Asian and African populations...

8 Jun 2018

How data and content is powering marketing innovation in Africa
How data and content is powering marketing innovation in Africa

Data and content will be the two factors that continue to drive innovation for African brands across the continent...

By Cathy Ibal 8 Jun 2018

Global digital commerce spend forecast to reach $14.7tn by 2022
Global digital commerce spend forecast to reach $14.7tn by 2022

Global consumer spend on digital commerce will reach $14.7tn by 2022, up by 60% on last year's figure of $9.2tn. It's expected to approach $15tn annually...

6 Jun 2018

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EAC tea consumption to increase in the next decade

East African countries could lead the world in growth in consumption of tea during the next decade, even as they occupy top positions in exports of the commodity...

By Maryanne Gicobi 6 Jun 2018

Kenyan startup Tanda launches inventory-management solution
Kenyan startup Tanda launches inventory-management solution

Kenyan startup Tanda, which makes it easier to run a shop by allowing shop owners to order and manage their inventory, has formally launched after a four-month pilot...

By Tom Jackson 6 Jun 2018

Launch of Intra-African Trade Fair in Cairo, December 2018.
AfCFTA could raise trade by 52%

Preparations for an Intra-African Trade Fair in Cairo in December 2018 are underway...

6 Jun 2018

Source Africa 2018 to tackle trends, tech and trade in clothing and textile sector
Source Africa 2018 to tackle trends, tech and trade in clothing and textile sector

Source Africa 2018 will open its doors at the CTICC on 21 June for a 2-day exhibition with free-to-attend seminar sessions aimed at the continent's textile, apparel and footwear sector...

4 Jun 2018

Zambia's eMsika helping farmers buy agricultural inputs
Zambia's eMsika helping farmers buy agricultural inputs

Zambian startup eMsika is helping farmers find, buy and receive agricultural inputs in a fast, trustworthy and convenient way, as well as access markets for their produce...

By Tom Jackson 4 Jun 2018

Innovative e-commerce approaches can help small businesses in Africa
Innovative e-commerce approaches can help small businesses in Africa

Africa's growing digital economy is fast changing how business is done on the continent. Trading of goods and services online is estimated to be worth $24bn...

By Mercy Mpinganjira 4 Jun 2018

Nestlé restructures sub-Saharan Africa business
Nestlé restructures sub-Saharan Africa business

Nestlé has announced a reorganisation of its business in sub-Saharan Africa and the closure of its regional head office in Nairobi, Kenya...

31 May 2018

Key insights into the global cinnamon market
Key insights into the global cinnamon market

Driven by the growth of population, the popularity of spices, and the growth of the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry, the cinnamon sector is expected to continue an upward consumption trend...

31 May 2018

Hlukani Pinto, regional marketing manager SSA at Pernod Ricard.
#AfricaMonth: "African consumers are on the rise" - Pernod Ricard

All about the luxury brand's African consumer market and tailoring their 'premiumisation' approach to the mobile-first continent...

By Leigh Andrews 31 May 2018

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What is driving the rise in global tea consumption and production?

Tea consumption has grown particularly rapidly in China, India and other emerging economies, driven by a combination of higher incomes and efforts to diversify production to include speciality items such as herbal teas, fruit fusions and flavoured gourmet teas...

30 May 2018

Schoderer randomly running into one of his idols, German coach Jürgen Klopp, at the Facebook head office in Menlo Park, California.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Ben Schoderer

This #AfricaMonth, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Benjamin Schoderer, digital manager at KFC Africa, awarded Black Pixels for ranking as marketer of the year and brand of the year respectively in the IAB SA's 2018 Bookmarks Awards earlier this year...

By Leigh Andrews 30 May 2018

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Growing macadamia nut industry poised for future success

Some publications go as far as to sight a global vegetarian population by 2050. The estimated $750m - $800m macadamia industry seems perfectly poised to answer this...

30 May 2018

Online grocery store Mart.ng launched in Nigeria
Online grocery store Mart.ng launched in Nigeria

Online supermarket and grocery store Mart.ng has launched in Abuja, claiming to deliver all ordered items within one hour...

By Tom Jackson 28 May 2018

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How Nando's creates shared value for farmers in southern Africa

Sam Hirst, Nando's Peri-Peri Farming Initiative manager shared how Nando's creates shared value for small farmers in southern Africa who farm their unique African Bird's Eye Chillies used in the Peri-Peri flavour Nando's is famous for...

28 May 2018

The most admired African brands announced
The most admired African brands announced

Brand Africa's 100 list of Africa's Best Brands for 2017/18 was released last week at an awards ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa...

28 May 2018

#MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential
#MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential

Manufacturing Indaba 2018 promises to be bigger and more innovative than ever before, providing the broader manufacturing industry with a roadmap and the connections to unlock their growth potential and deliver accelerated GDP growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2018

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Agro-food, plastics, printing and packaging trade shows move to Abidjan

The agriculture and food industry, particularly in Abidjan, have been very dynamic - both in production and processing - and both sectors enjoy a prominent regional position as they also supply to other francophone countries in the region...

28 May 2018

GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet
GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet

Most of us have been bombarded recently by a barrage of emails from companies begging us to "stay in touch" or "opt in" or informing us of a "policy update". On May 25, an historic date for the internet, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force...

By Bill Buchanan 28 May 2018

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