Brendon Williamson
SOUTH AFRICA
Small e-commerce companies ideally positioned to weather the slowdown

Small e-commerce companies ideally positioned to weather the slowdown[Brendon Williamson] Talk of a looming global recession continues to impact emerging markets. And, as South Africa continues its longest downward cycle in many decades, local business owners are actively looking for ways to shore up...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Fry's, Mirari Gin, Hanoi Coffee Club and Southern Comfort

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Fry's, Mirari Gin, Hanoi Coffee Club and Southern Comfort[Lauren Hartzenberg] In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up some of our favourite food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
#CNILux: The creative cultural legacy of MaXhosa by Laduma

#CNILux: The creative cultural legacy of MaXhosa by Laduma[Lauren Hartzenberg] The striking textile and knitwear designs conceived by South African golden boy Laduma Ngxokolo are not simply stylish collectables, they're vehicles of cultural preservation...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
AFRICA
#CNILux: Global luxury industry shifts gaze to Africa

#CNILux: Global luxury industry shifts gaze to Africa[Lauren Hartzenberg] The fifth annual Condé Nast International Luxury Conference kicked off in Cape Town yesterday, bringing some of the biggest names in global luxury to African soil...

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Leo Van De Polder
SOUTH AFRICA
Meeting the green education challenge

Meeting the green education challenge[Leo Van De Polder] What a difference a decade makes! Ten years ago, the retail environments industry was almost desperate for help in understanding "all that green stuff"...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Sign of the future? The creativity of April Fool's Day pranking in the retail industry

Screen grabs from the SodaStreamMe and Pick n Pay TasteTech videos.
Screen grabs from the SodaStreamMe and Pick n Pay TasteTech videos.
[Leigh Andrews] April Fool's Day has come and gone, but we should nurture the creativity involved in putting together some of the more elaborate ideas. Here's a round-up of some of the best retail industry April Fool's Day pranks we've seen this time around, and why we shouldn't rule out seeing similar innovation for real in the future...

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Vanessa Hilton-Barber
SOUTH AFRICA
Winning with sustainability in retail

Winning with sustainability in retail[Vanessa Hilton-Barber] While there's pessimism in the air with regards to global product sales, every day there are also groundbreaking changes being implemented by brands and activists who genuinely want to be the change when it comes to sustainability...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
Coricraft embraces digital in store

Coricraft embraces digital in store[Lauren Hartzenberg] Coricraft is weaving digital elements into its physical stores, enhancing the in-store environment and making the path to purchase simpler...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
#FreshOnTheShelf: Richland Rum, Hayman's Gin, Simple Truth Snack Pots and Doctor Chocolate

#FreshOnTheShelf: Richland Rum, Hayman's Gin, Simple Truth Snack Pots and Doctor Chocolate[Lauren Hartzenberg] In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up some of our favourite food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently.

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Tzvia Hermann
SOUTH AFRICA
Why hyaluronic acid is the holy grail of hydrating skincare ingredients

Why hyaluronic acid is the holy grail of hydrating skincare ingredients[Tzvia Hermann] Hyaluronic acid (HA) may sound like something you don't want to put anywhere near your face, when in actual fact it is naturally occurring in the human body...

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Danette Breitenbach
SOUTH AFRICA
#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future

#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future[Danette Breitenbach] Twenty years ago, there were in excess of 50,000 to 70,000 artisans employed throughout the mining, manufacturing, construction and local authorities' sectors in SA...

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Danette Breitenbach
SOUTH AFRICA
#Propak19: Propak Africa 2019 embraces sustainability

#Propak19: Propak Africa 2019 embraces sustainability[Danette Breitenbach] This year sustainability was a golden thread throughout Propak Africa 2019, with many exhibitors embracing good environmental practices...

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Maroefah Smith
SOUTH AFRICA
#ECO19: How to build and sustain the trust of the online consumer

#ECO19: How to build and sustain the trust of the online consumer[Maroefah Smith] The key to building and sustaining the trust of the online consumer is to focus your business entirely on them, says Platinum Seed's Bradley Elliott...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?

#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?[Lauren Hartzenberg] When you design for mobile, consider who you're building for. For the small percentage with beautiful, high-end phones, or for 61% of the market?

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Maroefah Smith
SOUTH AFRICA
#SeamlessSA: 6 steps to starting an e-commerce store in South Africa

#SeamlessSA: 6 steps to starting an e-commerce store in South Africa[Maroefah Smith] Starting an e-commerce store in South Africa can be a tricky minefield. Luckily, Insaka E-Commerce Academy CEO Warrick Kernes let us in on his six top steps to starting an online business...

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Maroefah Smith
SOUTH AFRICA
#SeamlessSA: Stay woke and grow your business

#SeamlessSA: Stay woke and grow your business[Maroefah Smith] You don't have to shy away from using your social awareness or 'wokeness' to grow your business. In fact, it might do better if you do...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
#SeamlessSA: A holistic approach to delivering great retail customer experience

#SeamlessSA: A holistic approach to delivering great retail customer experience[Lauren Hartzenberg] Opening her presentation at Seamless Southern Africa, Edcon's Lauren King shared her understanding of customer experience...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
#ECO19: Why brands need to create emotional experiences for Generation CX

Chantel Botha of BrandLove in action at eCommerce Africa 2019.
Chantel Botha of BrandLove in action at eCommerce Africa 2019.
[Leigh Andrews] The eCommerce Africa conference kicked off at CTICC on 19 March with a keynote session by Chantel Botha, founder of BrandLove, titled: 'More than a feeling, on why CX is the #1 competitive differentiator'. Here's what you missed...

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Maroefah Smith
SOUTH AFRICA
#SeamlessSA: Ink Eze's 5 actionable tips to grow an online community

#SeamlessSA: Ink Eze's 5 actionable tips to grow an online community[Maroefah Smith] Nigerian entrepreneur Ink Eze knows how to grow an online community: her wedding community Bella Naija Weddings has over three million followers on Instagram...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
#SeamlessSA: Physical retail needs to step up

#SeamlessSA: Physical retail needs to step up[Lauren Hartzenberg] Traditional brick and mortar retailers still have a future despite the boom in online retail, but they have to be open to change...

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