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Kenya's tax on digital trade and services: what's known and not known

Kenya will start levying new tax on digital markets under a new law signed by the president early in November...

By Mercy Muendo 6 hours ago

Pantone #ColorOfTheYear for 2020: Classic Blue
Pantone #ColorOfTheYear for 2020: Classic Blue

Pantone has announced its 2020 Color of the Year: Classic Blue...

3 days ago

GoDaddy integrates with WooCommerce, simplifying e-commerce set up on WordPress
GoDaddy integrates with WooCommerce, simplifying e-commerce set up on WordPress

In a move that will ease and speed up e-commerce set up on WordPress, internet domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy has integrated with WooCommerce...

3 days ago

Mr Price launches own Scarlet Hill beauty collection
Mr Price launches own Scarlet Hill beauty collection

South African retailer Mr Price has just launched its own beauty brand named Scarlet Hill. The new product offering comprises over 200 products across 8 categories...

5 Dec 2019

Customers can now contact Makro directly via WhatsApp
Customers can now contact Makro directly via WhatsApp

Makro has launched a WhatsApp service allowing customers to instantly engage with the retailer's customer care team...

5 Dec 2019

Lux Afrique Boutique avails luxury brands to shoppers in 54 African countries
Lux Afrique Boutique avails luxury brands to shoppers in 54 African countries

Lux Afrique Boutique offers high-net-worth consumers in Africa the opportunity to purchase luxury products online from the region and the rest of the world...

4 Dec 2019

Pick n Pay trials 'pick and weigh' packaging-free zone in Cape Town
Pick n Pay trials 'pick and weigh' packaging-free zone in Cape Town

Pick n Pay is piloting a new 'pick and weigh' packaging-free zone that allows customers to purchase a wide range of products without any packaging...

4 Dec 2019

35% growth in Black Friday online sales points to prepared shoppers, industry resilience
35% growth in Black Friday online sales points to prepared shoppers, industry resilience

Black Friday online trading volumes spiked by 400% on 29 November, compared to an average trading day...

4 Dec 2019

Clicks announces Engen as new fuel rewards partner
Clicks announces Engen as new fuel rewards partner

Shell's loyalty partnership with Clicks came to an abrupt end this November, just before the health and beauty retailer announced that it has entered into an agreement with Engen instead...

2 Dec 2019

SA handcrafted gin Inverroche looks stateside with Charlize Theron
SA handcrafted gin Inverroche looks stateside with Charlize Theron

As part of its efforts to further expand its presence in the United States of America, South African handcrafted gin brand, Inverroche, has been hosting a series of exclusive events in New York City...

29 Nov 2019

Strategies to unlock retail growth in 2020
Strategies to unlock retail growth in 2020

To keep up with the lightning-fast pace of change in global retail, most of which is technology-driven, SA's retail decision-makers have to embrace a new mindset that is less risk-averse...

By Gareth Hawkey 28 Nov 2019

Blockchain, driven by IoT, can save food industry $31bn by 2024
Blockchain, driven by IoT, can save food industry $31bn by 2024

According to a new study by Juniper Research, blockchain will enable $31 billion in food fraud savings globally by 2024 by immutably tracking food across the supply chain...

28 Nov 2019

Unpacking the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry report
Unpacking the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry report

On Monday, 25 November 2019, the Competition Commission published the final report in relation to its Grocery Retail Market Inquiry. The inquiry sought to elucidate features of the grocery retail market that have resulted in reduced competition...

By Angelo Tzarevski, Ryan McKerrow and Kirsty Gibson 27 Nov 2019

Call for SA's major supermarkets to drop exclusive leases with malls
Call for SA's major supermarkets to drop exclusive leases with malls

The Competition Commission has found that there's no compelling justification for major supermarkets to have exclusive lease agreements with shopping malls...

27 Nov 2019

Why retailers should harness the power of influencers
Why retailers should harness the power of influencers

With the ever-growing influence of, well, influencers on consumers, retailers are increasingly looking for ways to tap into their power...

26 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industry
#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industry

It's not always easy to know what wine to pair or purchase when you're planning an occasion with friends or when you're in a store having to make a selection. Ask-jean, a voluntary data hub has come along to simplify the decision-making process, with the wine consumer in mind...

By Robin Fredericks 25 Nov 2019

20 awarded in regional L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Young Talent Awards
20 awarded in regional L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Young Talent Awards

Twenty women researchers from 15 countries in the Sub-Saharan African region were recently awarded in the 2019 Young Talent Awards as part of the L'Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science programme...

25 Nov 2019

LVMH to acquire Tiffany & Co. for $16.3bn
LVMH to acquire Tiffany & Co. for $16.3bn

LVMH has reached an agreement to purchase luxury jeweller Tiffany & Co. for approximately $16.2 billion, making this LVMH's most expensive luxury acquisition...

25 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SA
#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SA

Mielie Mailer is a lifestyle-driven enterprise that seeks to help humans make better choices for themselves and for the planet...

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Nov 2019

Checkers pilots 60-minute grocery delivery service
Checkers pilots 60-minute grocery delivery service

In response to customers' growing desire for hyper-convenience, Checkers has introduced an exclusive one-hour grocery delivery service...

25 Nov 2019

What SA's FMCG space can learn from Kenya
What SA's FMCG space can learn from Kenya

The simplest way of optimising route to market is through pre-sales, which then creates a predictable order and allows for the best delivery routes to be calculated...

By Andrew Dawson 25 Nov 2019

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South African retailers reveal deals for Black Friday 2019

Black Friday has gained significant momentum in South Africa since the North American shopping event was piloted locally by Takealot in 2012...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Nov 2019

Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019
Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019

The winners of this year's IPSA Gold Pack Awards, the premier showcase for the South African packaging industry, was announced at Inanda Club in Sandton on 30 October...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Nov 2019

#AskAfrikaAhaMoment: The brand loyalty shift explained
#AskAfrikaAhaMoment: The brand loyalty shift explained

At Ask Afrika's 'Aha moment' market research intelligence Cape Town Roadshow, MD Sarina de Beer combined insights from their latest Ask Afrika Icon Brands benchmark report to isolate the latest customer loyalty trends. Here's what your business needs to know...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Nov 2019

What to consider before jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon
What to consider before jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon

Black Friday, once only a North American marketing frenzy, has become a critical entry in the calendars of South African retail business owners...

20 Nov 2019

Annual digital commerce spend to climb to $19tn by 2024
Annual digital commerce spend to climb to $19tn by 2024

A new study by Juniper Research reveals that global spending on digital commerce will reach $18.7 trillion by 2024, up from $11.2 trillion in 2019...

20 Nov 2019

Dynamicweb, Braintree partner up to offer true e-commerce
Dynamicweb, Braintree partner up to offer true e-commerce

Braintree, the consulting and integration division of Vox, has entered a partnership with the Dynamicweb software platform...

20 Nov 2019

First traceable F&B packaging using plant-based polymers launched
First traceable F&B packaging using plant-based polymers launched

Tetra Pak, together with its supplier Braskem, has become the first company in the food and beverage industry to responsibly source plant-based polymers using the Bonsucro standards...

19 Nov 2019

These are Shoprite's standout suppliers for 2019
These are Shoprite's standout suppliers for 2019

The Shoprite Group honoured its most innovative and reliable suppliers at its annual Supplier Awards this past weekend...

19 Nov 2019

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