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Tertius Carstens, CEO of Pioneer Foods, and Eugene Willemsen, CEO, PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa.
PepsiCo eyes growth in Africa with $1.7bn Pioneer Foods acquisition

Multinational snack foods and beverage giant PepsiCo has entered into an agreement to acquire South Africa's Pioneer Foods Group for approximately $1.7 billion...

2 days ago

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 days ago

Amazon beats Google in online product search
Amazon beats Google in online product search

When thinking 'search', you'd be forgiven for assuming that Google leads the pack. A global study has shown that consumers begin their retail-related searches on Amazon first...

By Michael King 17 Jul 2019

Afreximbank President Prof. Benedict Oramah, AU Trade Commissioner Amb. Albert Muchanga, and Rwanda Trade Minister Soraya Hakuziyaremye addressing guests at the launch of IATF2020 in Niamey.
Africa trade fair expected to generate record investment

Over $40 billion in trade deals, participants from 55 countries expected at IATF2020...

16 Jul 2019

Retail in 2030: AI, IoT, big data, and omnichannel as teenagers
Retail in 2030: AI, IoT, big data, and omnichannel as teenagers

Will technologies like AI mean the end of human engagement and shopping in a physical retail store? Will we become completely dependent on IoT technology for shopping? Will we rely on a fridge to remind us of our shopping lists?

16 Jul 2019

10 retail trends for 2019
10 retail trends for 2019

For the retail sector as a whole - and for physical stores in particular - 2019 will be a year of reinvention...

By Jackie Kalis 15 Jul 2019

Image credit: Mein Deal on Unsplash.
How to use design thinking to build the next Amazon

Anyone aspiring to build the next Amazon needs to adopt a similar approach to Jeff Bezos's insistence on an empty chair...

By Anne-marie le Roux 15 Jul 2019

3 consumer trends to keep an eye on in 2019
3 consumer trends to keep an eye on in 2019

The third annual RCS Retail Summit - held in Cape Town and Johannesburg - featured three industry experts who presented their takes on the latest trends shaping consumer behaviour within a South African context...

12 Jul 2019

#IRIGrowthSummit: Invest in the tech of tomorrow to thrive in FMCG
#IRIGrowthSummit: Invest in the tech of tomorrow to thrive in FMCG

At the IRI International Growth Summit held in London this week, Andrew Appel discussed his views on data and technology as the next enablers of competitive advantage in a rapidly changing FMCG environment...

11 Jul 2019

Why AI could boost South Africa's battered retail sector
Why AI could boost South Africa's battered retail sector

By not considering the benefits of AI, South African retailers risk leaving money on the table...

By Vian Chinner 9 Jul 2019

Pernod Ricard's Paul Scanlon on adapting to change in the liquor business
Pernod Ricard's Paul Scanlon on adapting to change in the liquor business

Meet Paul Scanlon, Pernod Ricard South Africa's managing director for the past four years...

8 Jul 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
Leveraging digital technology to boost Nigeria's MSMEs

Thinking through and executing a digital business model requires a fundamental shift in strategy...

4 Jul 2019

Amazon is turning 25 - here's a look back at how it changed the world
Amazon is turning 25 - here's a look back at how it changed the world

A quarter of a century ago, on 5 July 1994, a company, which shared a name with the world's largest river, was incorporated. It sold books to customers who got to its website through a dial-up modem...

By Venkatesh Shankar 4 Jul 2019

3 trends in retailtainment
3 trends in retailtainment

'Retailtainment' is described as the use of "ambiance, emotion, sound and activity to get customers interested in the product and in a mood to buy"...

By Eben Esterhuizen 3 Jul 2019

What the latest technological innovation means for the future of retail
What the latest technological innovation means for the future of retail

With neverending technological innovation, what will retail look like in the next 20 to 30 years?

By Maroefah Smith 2 Jul 2019

How interior décor helps create immersive retail experiences
How interior décor helps create immersive retail experiences

Canon deciphers the importance of the settings and ambiences of physical shops as they become more than just a buying space, an opportunity for the brand to build and maintain relationships...

1 Jul 2019

Effectively integrating digital and real-world retail
Effectively integrating digital and real-world retail

Digital transformation has been a hot button topic across industry sectors in recent times. But what does this digital shift mean for retailers and brands looking for a different in-store consumer experience?

By Gareth Smith 27 Jun 2019

Kenyan parenting platform MumsVillage launches an online store
Kenyan parenting platform MumsVillage launches an online store

Kenyan parenting support platform MumsVillage has launched an online store. The MumsVillageShop features a curated range of genuine local and global parenting and baby brands...

27 Jun 2019

Four ways companies can develop tomorrow's leaders
Four ways companies can develop tomorrow's leaders

In today's ever-changing business landscape it's important for executives and companies to rise to the challenge of driving the development of future leaders within their organisations, in order to create wealth and shape the future...

By Magesvaran Suranjan 24 Jun 2019

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Steps to regional integration for Africa's prosperity

The African Development Bank Annual Meetings concluded with consensus on ways to fast-track regional integration...

17 Jun 2019

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina.
'To integrate Africa, bring down the walls'

"To integrate Africa, bring down the walls," African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina urged at the 2019 AfDB Annual Meetings Open in Malabo...

17 Jun 2019

Dee Chetty, Accenture Interactive Lead for Africa.
The future of customer personalisation lies with AI

Laying the foundation for a future where personalisation platforms can architect previously unimagined customer experiences...

By Dee Chetty 14 Jun 2019

Daniel Acton, regional tech lead, Google Cloud.
How Nomanini built its remote POS voucher platform

The World Bank estimates that 66% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have bank accounts...

13 Jun 2019

The Cold Room at Canada Goose stores like this one in Short Hills, NJ, US, lets shoppers experience cold temperatures as they try on outerwear. Photo courtesy of Canada Goose.
Strategies for overcoming retail neuroplasticity

A panel of subject matter experts explores the future of the in-store experience, including strategies for neuroplasticity...

By Melissa Campbell 12 Jun 2019

Amazon's bottomless appetite
Amazon's bottomless appetite

Amazon is shrinking time and eating up the planet...

By François Lévêque 3 Jun 2019

From left to right Michael Kennedy, James Hedley and James Tagg.
#AfricaMonth: Quicket striving to become first pan-African ticketing company

Quicket founders, James Tagg and James Hedley elaborate on the company's aggressive growth trajectory, especially throughout Africa, on what it is that sets them apart and on their future plans...

By Juanita Pienaar 3 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Why Africa is primed for prestige beauty growth
#AfricaMonth: Why Africa is primed for prestige beauty growth

Overseeing multi-ethnic innovation for Estée Lauder Companies, Susan Akkad is no stranger to the concept of 'inclusive beauty'...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 May 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution in retail and the low-income consumer
The Fourth Industrial Revolution in retail and the low-income consumer

In an era of rapid technological change, and with the Fourth Industrial Revolution on everybody's lips, I ask: What about lower-income retail shoppers in emerging markets like South Africa?

By Semona Pillay 30 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: The rise of Afrocentrism and its impact on the luxury business
#AfricaMonth: The rise of Afrocentrism and its impact on the luxury business

Africa has been a rich source of artistic inspiration for many parts of the world for centuries, but what's changing now is that Afrocentric culture is being spearheaded by the sons and daughters of the African continent...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 May 2019

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