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Multichoice to partner with Pep Stores in Uganda

MultiChoice Uganda has announced a new partnership with PEP Stores, a multinational retail company to bring DStv and GOtv products and services closer to subscribers in Kampala...

2 days ago

Online sales in physical and digital goods to surpass $6tn by 2024
Online sales in physical and digital goods to surpass $6tn by 2024

New data from Juniper Research states that the total transaction value of remote payments for digital and physical goods will exceed $6 trillion by 2024, representing a growth of 53%...

3 days ago

Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design
Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design

The winners of the annual Pentawards, a prestigious packaging design competition, were recognised at a gala ceremony held on 12 September in London. Microsoft scooped the top Diamond prize...

16 Sep 2019

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The significant shift from aspirational to inspirational brands

The Top Million research report into South Africa's top million households in 2019 - with a combined buying power of R700 billion - looks at what drives this 'Upper Middle Class'; what they are spending on; where they have cut back; and how marketers can reach this group...?

By Louise Marsland 13 Sep 2019

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The SA consumers with the power to make or break brands

The Top Million research report into South Africa's Upper Middle Class households in 2019 - with a combined buying power of R700 billion - was released by the UCT Marketing Institute and ad agency M&C Saatchi Abel, in both Johannesburg and Cape Town this week...

By Louise Marsland 12 Sep 2019

Panellists Bradshaw, Walsh and Viviers of Pick n Pay, Takealot and Capitec Bank respectively, with Kantar's Du Chenne.
Marketing fundamentals with the 2019 BrandZ CMO panel

The panel discussion at the Cape Town version of WPP and Kantar's Top 30 BrandZ Cape Town launch event for 2019 featured a panel of take-home marketing insights into the power of purpose and 'clicks and mortar' loyalty from some of the country's best-valued brands, namely Takealot, Capitec Bank and Pick n Pay...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Sep 2019

Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation
Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation

H&M Foundation has opened entries for its annual innovation challenge, the Global Change Award. Dubbed the 'Nobel Prize of fashion', it aims to reduce fashion's impact on the planet...

9 Sep 2019

#EuroShop: Out with boring, in with experience
#EuroShop: Out with boring, in with experience

To be successful today, bricks and mortar stores must move from selling as their main purpose to providing consumers with a combination of products and experiences that are engaging and inspirational...

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2019

Consumer confidence looks up in West Africa
Consumer confidence looks up in West Africa

Ghana's latest Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for the second quarter of 2019 shows an extremely healthy increase of 10 points to 118, while Nigeria's CCI has increased by one point to 127...

Issued by Nielsen 4 Sep 2019

East African consumer confidence holds steady
East African consumer confidence holds steady

Kenyan Consumer Confidence for Quarter 2 2019 was stable at 101 the same level as the previous quarter reflecting steady sentiment amongst Kenyan consumers...

Issued by Nielsen 3 Sep 2019

How female consumers are shaping SA's e-commerce boom
How female consumers are shaping SA's e-commerce boom

High mobile penetration, secure payment options and changing spending habits, and female consumers, are driving SA e-commerce...

3 Sep 2019

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Surely retention and acquisition are both part of the customer journey

We all know the adage; it is five times more expensive to acquire a new customer than to retain an existing customer...

By Natalie McCrae 2 Sep 2019

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Mauritian mobile money launched

Mauritius Telecom introduces My.T Money for a secure alternative to cash transactions...

26 Aug 2019

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Africa's free trade area: the journey begins

With a combined market of over 1.2 billion people and a GDP of $2.5 trillion, AfCFTA could potentially make Africa the largest free trade area in the world. Vera Songwe, the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa explains what's next...

23 Aug 2019

SA design icon Carrol Boyes dies
SA design icon Carrol Boyes dies

Celebrated South African artist, designer and businesswoman Carrol Boyes passed away Wednesday night at the age of 65...

15 Aug 2019

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Airtel to roll out mobile money in Nigeria

Airtel Africa has declared it will soon introduce its mobile money business in Nigeria...

15 Aug 2019

Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in Africa
Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in Africa

Diageo, one of the world's largest producers of spirits and beers, has committed to investing $219million in renewable energy upgrades at 11 of its breweries in Africa...

8 Aug 2019

Are we moving into an age of gender-fluid purchasing?
Are we moving into an age of gender-fluid purchasing?

Is it outdated to believe women still shop differently to men? The clich├ęs are men purchase for speed and women are more motivated by price, men are big online shoppers but women still like something tangible...

By Eben Esterhuizen 7 Aug 2019

Lira honoured as first African Barbie role model
Lira honoured as first African Barbie role model

Ahead of Women's Day in South Africa on 9 August, toy manufacturer Mattel has revealed that local singer Lira is the next Barbie role model to be recognised with a one-of-a-kind doll in her likeness...

7 Aug 2019

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Kantar's Eric Salama discusses the way forward under new owner Bain Capital

Kantar CEO Eric Salama presented an update on the new ownership structure and the opportunities under, Bain Capital during a press call held on Thursday...

By Juanita Pienaar 5 Aug 2019

#Newsmaker: Nqabisa Gabriel on driving sales of plant-based protein products
#Newsmaker: Nqabisa Gabriel on driving sales of plant-based protein products

Infinite Foods, a distributor, licensor and manufacturer of plant-based protein products, has appointed Nqabisa Gabriel as its area sales manager...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Aug 2019

Major shifts on the horizon in Nigeria's consumer landscape
Major shifts on the horizon in Nigeria's consumer landscape

The Nigerian consumer landscape is set for a multitude of shifts. By 2025, 55% of Nigerians will live in cities or towns as a result of 50% growth in population in urban areas, which represents the fastest urban growth rate globally...

1 Aug 2019

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African online payments sector boosted by major deal

Kenyan headquartered DPO Group has acquired PayFast for an undisclosed sum in a deal that will give local business owners an easier way to accept payments in 18 African countries...

31 Jul 2019

Key trends across retail channels in Africa
Key trends across retail channels in Africa

With a growing young population coupled with rapid urbanisation and fast-growing consumer expenditure, Africa offers attractive opportunities for entities wishing to expand into new frontier markets...

By Christy Tawii 31 Jul 2019

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The impact of plain packaging on brand value

The debate around the issue of plain packaging once again highlights the value of product branding and its impact on brand value...

By Catherine Kruger 30 Jul 2019

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There is no such thing as market saturation

There is no such thing as market saturation, just first-base thinking, writes Bogosi Motshegwa...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 30 Jul 2019

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Pep, Truworths and Ackermans lead clothing retail customer satisfaction rankings

In South Africa's fashion retail sector, Pep Stores and Truworths score the highest in terms of customer satisfaction...

29 Jul 2019

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Mobile money service launches in South Sudan

Zain and Trinity Technologies introduced mobile money service 'M-Gurush' in South Sudan...

29 Jul 2019

SA brands among top 10 Design Impact Awards winners
SA brands among top 10 Design Impact Awards winners

South African entrants Maq and Playboy Deodorants are among the top 10 winning brands in the 2019 Nielsen Design Impact Awards, which recognise successful package redesigns in the global CPG space...

26 Jul 2019

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