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Engen opens its first pharmacy concept in Kenya
Engen opens its first pharmacy concept in Kenya

In partnership with Payless Pharmacy, Engen has launched its first pharmacy-service station concept at its Hurlingham branch in Nairobi, Kenya...

20 Sep 2017

Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments
Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments

Bitcoin payments could soon be commonplace at Pick n Pay. For a limited period, customers at the retailer's head office campus store are able to use the cryptocurrency as a payment method...

19 Sep 2017

Gaps in customer intelligence, delivery limiting opportunities - new CMO report
Gaps in customer intelligence, delivery limiting opportunities - new CMO report

New research from Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, SAP Hybris and SellingPower magazine indicates that sales and marketing need to own customer experience strategy...

19 Sep 2017

Yuppiechef to open first physical store
Yuppiechef to open first physical store

Online kitchenware retailer, Yuppiechef, has announced the launch of its first brick and mortar store signaling the start of its omnichannel journey...

19 Sep 2017

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How safe is the food on your plate?

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

Big data divide: what traditional retailers can learn from e-commerce
Big data divide: what traditional retailers can learn from e-commerce

The harsh reality is that local retailers are still very early on their journeys towards leveraging big data...

By Garth Meier 19 Sep 2017

Bruno Witvoet, Unilever Africa president and Mechell Chetty, Unilever vice president for HR, Africa, at the opening of Unilever’s new Africa hub.
Unilever's brand plan to grow business across Africa

Unilever launches an Africa hub in Johannesburg in its drive to grow its business of iconic brands across the African continent...

19 Sep 2017

Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report
Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report

The chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife...

15 Sep 2017

#SACSCCongress: The artisanal food revolution and the modern retail space
#SACSCCongress: The artisanal food revolution and the modern retail space

Retail futurist Howard Saunders discusses some of the shifts in consumer mindset and retail brand innovation...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Sep 2017

Driving business profitability through benchmarking
Driving business profitability through benchmarking

Benchmarking is a vital component in your management tool box. It is about a lot more than just collecting numbers for the sake of some vague historical record...

By Richard Mukheibir 14 Sep 2017

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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

Apple lays claim to smartphone future with new flagship iPhone X
Apple lays claim to smartphone future with new flagship iPhone X

Apple laid claim to the future of the smartphone on Tuesday, 12 September 2017, with a 10th anniversary iPhone X, touting the device as the next generation of mobile computing...

13 Sep 2017

Egyptian upcycling startup creates fashionable accessories from trash
Egyptian upcycling startup creates fashionable accessories from trash

While studying in Europe, Egyptian entrepreneurs Rana Rafie and Yara Yassin were inspired by the recycling and upcycling boom taking place around them...

By Jamie Matroos 13 Sep 2017

Nigeria and SA's fragile economic recovery
Nigeria and SA's fragile economic recovery

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

13 Sep 2017

#FreshConnections: Maryla Masojada on the state of fresh produce retail in SA
#FreshConnections: Maryla Masojada on the state of fresh produce retail in SA

Maryla Masojada from Trade Intelligence discusses the trends affecting the produce supply chain and their impacts on the way companies do business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Sep 2017

Messe Frankfurt takes the reins of SA textile, footwear and apparel shows
Messe Frankfurt takes the reins of SA textile, footwear and apparel shows

Messe Frankfurt has acquired Africa's largest textile, footwear and apparel shows...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Sep 2017

Automation, smart technology ushers in new era of manufacturing
Automation, smart technology ushers in new era of manufacturing

In today's on-demand retail landscape, manufacturers are undergoing massive changes to meet customers ever-increasing expectations...

8 Sep 2017

Tech startups crucial to Pick n Pay's technology strategy
Tech startups crucial to Pick n Pay's technology strategy

South African retail giant, Pick n Pay, has in the last year worked closely with “at least” ten startups on various projects that have been delivered into the business, says the retailer's deputy CEO Richard van Rensburg...

By Stephen Timm 7 Sep 2017

Dunes Mall opens in Walvis Bay in October
Dunes Mall opens in Walvis Bay in October

Walvis Bay gets ready to welcome Dunes Mall, a 27,500 m2 development from South African property developer and investor Atterbury...

7 Sep 2017

Launching your brand into Africa
Launching your brand into Africa

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

6 Sep 2017

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Purple tea is taking over the world, one cup at a time

This new brew is the latest in the global health craze to cause quite a stir (pun intended) and it just so happens to come from Meru, Kenya...

By Sharon Mundia 5 Sep 2017

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BAT announces overhaul of its organisational and management structures

Tobacco firm British American Tobacco (BAT) said on Thursday it had overhauled its organisational and management structures...

By Karl Gernetzky 1 Sep 2017

#MediaAlert! Windhoek Beer and Jupiter part ways
#MediaAlert! Windhoek Beer and Jupiter part ways

The Windhoek Beer account is out to pitch after parting ways with advertising agency, The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town...

31 Aug 2017

Setting up shop in Africa presents challenges
Setting up shop in Africa presents challenges

Although there are untapped opportunities in the sub-Saharan African real estate markets, retailers face many challenges to setting up shops in some countries...

31 Aug 2017

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Coca-Cola donates more than $10m for famine relief in Africa Sahel region

The Coca-Cola Company and its foundations recently announced a combined donation of more than $10m to support immediate humanitarian relief efforts and future rebuilding and development assistance in the 10 countries in the African Sahel experiencing a devastating famine...

31 Aug 2017

Research indicates payment markets to pass $5tn by 2020
Research indicates payment markets to pass $5tn by 2020

Visa and MasterCard's distinct evolutionary strategies in digital payments will underpin the success of a market expected to increase from $3.8 trillion to $5 trillion...

30 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: Customer expectations in a digital world

Wayne Hull, MD of Accenture Digital, spoke at Pamro 2017 on the topic of consumer expectations transcending traditional industry boundaries...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: Data is becoming the oil of consumer marketing

Leana Less, vice president of global connections and media at Coca-Cola, explores the benefits of agile marketing if done correctly at this year's Pamro conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Aug 2017

Harnessing big data in retail through analytics
Harnessing big data in retail through analytics

As retailers engage in omnichannel distribution, the amount of incoming data offers them an opportunity to understand consumer behaviour...

29 Aug 2017

DRC temporarily bans import of key consumer goods
DRC temporarily bans import of key consumer goods

Authorities have banned imports of several popular consumer products in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo for six months to fight smuggling...

29 Aug 2017

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