Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
2Bop's Anthony Smith on fostering the spirit of community in fashion

2Bop's Anthony Smith on fostering the spirit of community in fashion[Lauren Hartzenberg] Cape Town-based clothing label 2Bop started its life in 2004 as a way to turn a passion for classic video games into a form of expression...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
#Newsmaker: Esther Hoogstad steers Spree's customer journey

#Newsmaker: Esther Hoogstad steers Spree's customer journey[Lauren Hartzenberg] Newly appointed as head of customer interaction and marketing at Spree, Esther Hoogstad will be taking charge of the online retailer's end to end customer experience...

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Maroefah Smith
SOUTH AFRICA
Rosey & Vittori's Steven Rosenbau talks inspiration, SA fashion and SAMW

Rosey & Vittori's Steven Rosenbau talks inspiration, SA fashion and SAMW[Maroefah Smith] Along with Isabella Bosigno, Steven Rosenbau is the creative force behind Rosey & Vittori, a luxury streetwear brand that strives to bring panache to everyday street style...

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Tom Jackson
EAST AFRICA
Kenya's Sokowatch to expand after revenue growth

Kenya's Sokowatch to expand after revenue growth[Tom Jackson] Kenyan startup Sokowatch, a mobile-based ordering and delivery network for small shops, has revealed plans to expand to Mombasa in the third quarter of this year...

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Garth Meier
SOUTH AFRICA
Digital dynamism: A new world of retail opportunities

Digital dynamism: A new world of retail opportunities[Garth Meier] Like their international counterparts, South African retailers would traditionally run specials where discounts or 'two for the price of one' offers are given for a period of between a few days and a few weeks...

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Rachel Thompson
SOUTH AFRICA
Five consumer spending trends to watch out for in 2018 - GfK South Africa

Five consumer spending trends to watch out for in 2018[Rachel Thompson] South African retailers and manufacturers face a significant shift in how consumers behave over the next few years, as economic conditions tighten, consumer confidence falls and internet shopping takes off...

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Danette Breitenbach
SOUTH AFRICA
Buy local to create jobs

Buy local to create jobs[Danette Breitenbach] Unemployment in South Africa is at nearly 28%. Even more frightening is that of this percentage, half have never ever worked...

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Sandra Steenkamp
SOUTH AFRICA
Four fast ways to maximise in-store promotions

Four fast ways to maximise in-store promotions[Sandra Steenkamp] When economies are under pressure, brand owners must work hard to preserve their coveted customer loyalty and sales...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
Bar One Gym Squad gets Mzansi moving

Bar One Gym Squad gets Mzansi moving[Lauren Hartzenberg] The Bar One Gym Squad invites township communities in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and the Free State to get active through free and frequent workout sessions...

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Antony Bourne
SOUTH AFRICA
Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018

Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018
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[Antony Bourne] When you think 'IoT', is your first thought newly affordable, available sensors being added to products after they've been manufactured? If it is, well I believe 2018 will change that...

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Boris Dzhingarov
SOUTH AFRICA
How to get in on the cross-border e-commerce trend - Monetary Library

How to get in on the cross-border e-commerce trend[Boris Dzhingarov] As technology continues to grow in power and popularity, it's becoming increasingly easier for e-commerce vendors to break past international borders to build truly global businesses...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: The new rules of retail

#BizTrends2018: The new rules of retail[Lauren Hartzenberg] If you're searching for proof that retail as we know it is changing, look no further than Shanghai's 24-hour, unstaffed, self-driving grocery store...

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Maryla Masojada
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 2

#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 2[Maryla Masojada] In Part 1 of the Trade Intelligence Retail Trends 2018 report, we described how globally and locally, we are in the beginning stages of a game-changing revolution in how products are made and sold...

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Tom Jackson
SOUTH AFRICA
SA's Airbuy launches e-commerce payment gateway

SA's Airbuy launches e-commerce payment gateway[Tom Jackson] South African startup Airbuy has rolled out its alternative payment gateway that allows e-commerce sites to accept payments without their customers exposing their banking details...

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Lindy Lee
SOUTH AFRICA
What's holding SA retailers back from achieving the omnichannel vision?

What's holding SA retailers back from achieving the omnichannel vision?[Lindy Lee] Many South African retailers remain steadfast in their traditional business models, characterised by high-touch, 'bricks-and-mortar' engagements, as they try to create the best possible in-store experiences...

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Tom Jackson
SOUTH AFRICA
SA on-demand delivery startup Zulzi to expand nationwide

SA on-demand delivery startup Zulzi to expand nationwide[Tom Jackson] South African on-demand delivery service Zulzi is to expand to Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria in the coming months from its Johannesburg North base...

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Tom Jackson
NIGERIA
Nigeria's Skarabrand hits 1,000 items sold in 11 cities

Nigeria's Skarabrand hits 1,000 items sold in 11 cities[Tom Jackson] Nigerian online furniture retailer Skarabrand has sold more than 1,000 items and delivered to 11 cities since its launch in 2015...

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Rachel Thompson
SOUTH AFRICA
The winning brands in 2018 will get their competitive edge from memorable customer experiences - GfK South Africa

The winning brands in 2018 will get their competitive edge from memorable customer experiences[Rachel Thompson] Consumers around the world are putting more value on experiences than they do on possessions, and South Africans are no different...

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Efi Dahan
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: Cross border trade set to grow e-commerce in SA

#BizTrends2018: Cross border trade set to grow e-commerce in SA[Efi Dahan] More and more, consumers in sub-Saharan Africa are looking beyond their borders to get the products and services they need...

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Maryla Masojada
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 1

#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 1[Maryla Masojada] In this two-part report, Trade Intelligence reveals the drivers and trends shaping grocery retail in South Africa in the short to medium term...

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