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Charting Africa's 2020 taste trends
Charting Africa's 2020 taste trendsArticle

The 2020 South Africa Taste Chart is Kerry's annual review of the food and beverage landscape, tracking consumer trends, sales performance, food service influences and culinary experts to predict where tastes are going...

Issued by Kerry 23 Mar 2020

#BizTrends2020: What does the African mobile consumer really want for the new decade?
#BizTrends2020: What does the African mobile consumer really want for the new decade?Article

The start of this new decade marks almost 10 years since the smartphone entered Africa...

Lynette Hundermark 3 Feb 2020

Top 10 global consumer trends for 2020 - Euromonitor
Top 10 global consumer trends for 2020 - EuromonitorArticle

Market research provider Euromonitor International has released its 'Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2020' report. The annual report identifies the most impactful trends driving consumer behavior, values and habits in the year ahead...

14 Jan 2020

Ford Motor Company reveals 2020 global trend report
Ford Motor Company reveals 2020 global trend reportArticle

In the age of constant connectivity, consumers today feel more alone than ever - and find it harder to trust their peers and companies...

10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the bold
#BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the boldArticle

The unique SA retail environment presents new and established retailers with a good opportunity for success. Let's take a closer look.

Nomzamo Radebe 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand
#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demandArticle

Africa's consumer landscape is fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double-edged demand of a diverse base of consumers...

Ailsa Wingfield 3 Jan 2020

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Holiday windows: The allure of showing and hiding makes us lookArticle

The end of the year is often relished as a time for slowing down: for replaying memories, watching snowflakes dance in the glow of streetlights and lingering just a little longer around the dinner table. At the same time, it's a period of rushing: deadlines, parties, travel and perhaps a foray to the shopping mall, a department store or a busy high street.

Paula Alaszkiewicz 20 Dec 2019

In high spirits: strong consumer trends yield positive gains in spirits, FAB sectors
In high spirits: strong consumer trends yield positive gains in spirits, FAB sectorsArticle

Innovation, and an increasingly creative response to pressing social, health and environmental issues are driving major consumer trends in South Africa's alcohol beverage sector...

Marilyn Nel, Cleide Tinga and Khathu Musingadi, Issued by BMi Research 17 Dec 2019

Navigating key challenges of doing business in Africa
Navigating key challenges of doing business in AfricaArticle

A recent online survey by Adams & Adams, through its Adams.Africa Advisory unit, identified seven key challenges facing business wanting to enter or grow operations in Africa...

Issued by Adams & Adams 12 Nov 2019

Drivers and fears of SA's online consumers
Drivers and fears of SA's online consumersArticle

Local representatives from market research and consulting firm IPSOS recently shared a preview of some of the key insights gleaned from its yet to be released global trend survey for 2019...

Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Oct 2019

Unpacking SA consumers' in-store wine selection
Unpacking SA consumers' in-store wine selectionArticle

Dr. Nadia van der Colff recently completed one of the largest wine consumer research studies in South Africa. More than 2,000 South African wine drinkers participated...

9 Oct 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investors
#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investorsArticle

The global food and beverage business is brimming with innovation. Competition is stiff between FMCG giants and startups racing to get their latest product onto retail shelves and into the hands of consumers...

Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2019

The 2019/20 Ask Afrika Icon Brands winners were announced at The Venue in Melrose Arch on 29 August 2019. Image supplied.
Topline trends from the 2019 Ask Afrika Icon Brands surveyArticle

The relationship between consumers and brands have never been more complex...

Sarina de Beer 9 Sep 2019

Shop Association releases Storedits global display research
Shop Association releases Storedits global display researchArticle

A new research report from Shop Environments Association, Storedits: Skin Care, Make-up and Cosmetics, shares findings from 177 store audits of skin care, make-up, and cosmetics displays across Europe, Asia, Africa...

30 Aug 2019

Highlights from the 2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa
Highlights from the 2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern AfricaArticle

On 30-31 July 2019, the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) hosted over 500 delegates representing the entire fresh produce supply chain in Cape Town at the 9th Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 28 Aug 2019

Global tech trends impacting consumers
Global tech trends impacting consumersArticle

Consumers are all about convenience, connection and control. The new generation of shoppers is more informed, far more demanding and more focused on getting things done quickly and easily...

Lizette Akker 6 Aug 2019

85% of global consumers want omnichannel experiences - finds CMO Council study
85% of global consumers want omnichannel experiences - finds CMO Council studyArticle

More than 85% of the 2,000 global consumers surveyed prefer personal, trusted and reliable omnichannel engagement...

19 Jul 2019

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

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

South Africa's most lucrative and fastest-growing retail markets
South Africa's most lucrative and fastest-growing retail marketsArticle

Companies go where the spending power is. The question is, where in South Africa can they find the biggest return on their investment?

Ben Leo 4 Jul 2019

#AfricaMonth: Alain Dos Santos on growing Montblanc's luxury legacy in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Alain Dos Santos on growing Montblanc's luxury legacy in AfricaArticle

While a growing number of international brands are waking up to the promise of Africa as a valuable market for luxury goods, Montblanc has been growing its presence on the continent for 30 years...

Lauren Hartzenberg 17 May 2019

The human factor: a top insight from a CX Masterclass
The human factor: a top insight from a CX MasterclassArticle

Companies, from legacy to startup, multi-national to local, are all grappling with how to meet steeply rising customer experience (CX) expectations...

17 May 2019

Consumer demand at the forefront of African business priorities
Consumer demand at the forefront of African business prioritiesArticle

There are interesting shifts in African manufacturer and retailer business priorities and a growing appreciation for the fact that no one-size-fits-all approach is enough to ensure ongoing success in sub-Saharan Africa...

28 Mar 2019

Retail marketing and point of purchase trends for 2019
Retail marketing and point of purchase trends for 2019Article

Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.'s company thought leaders are peeking into their crystal balls to predict what the coming 365 days have in store for the retail and point-of-purchase industries...

Leo Van De Polder 28 Feb 2019

Why trade shows provide value to the automotive industry
Why trade shows provide value to the automotive industryArticle

Trade shows provide opportunities for companies to increase their brand success unlike any other form of event marketing...

Kyrah Howell 27 Feb 2019

3 technology titans reshaping retail
3 technology titans reshaping retailArticle

To say that Amazon has shaken up US retailing is almost a cliché at this point. Looking globally, we see powerful tremors from seismic shifts in retailing driven by Alibaba in China and MercadoLibre in South America...

Stephen Dover, Dan Searle, Katherine Owen, Mary Ki 26 Feb 2019

5 businesses you'd be smart to start in 2019
5 businesses you'd be smart to start in 2019Article

These are the business opportunities set to grow exponentially in 2019, according to SA investor Manuel Koser...

12 Feb 2019

Connected and engaged consumers driving change in food and beverage industry
Connected and engaged consumers driving change in food and beverage industryArticle

Increasingly connected and engaged consumers have become a key driving force for change in the food and beverage industry in SA, say stakeholders...

7 Feb 2019

Trends driving on-pack promotions
Trends driving on-pack promotionsArticle

In October 2018, Mintel revealed six key consumer trends that will impact global markets in in 2019 and beyond...

Issued by Pyrotec 30 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 5 trends shaping the fresh produce sector
#BizTrends2019: 5 trends shaping the fresh produce sectorArticle

The fresh produce industry's characteristics can easily be defined by those of its products - quick turnaround and short shelve life. It is definitely not an easy game...

Lindie Stroebel 21 Jan 2019

Euromonitor's top 10 global consumer trends for 2019
Euromonitor's top 10 global consumer trends for 2019Article

Euromonitor International has released its annual list of top emerging trends that provide insights into consumers' changing values and explores how their behaviour is disrupting business...

15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: From mobile e-commerce to AI - the top 5 trends driving SA consumers in 2019
#BizTrends2019: From mobile e-commerce to AI - the top 5 trends driving SA consumers in 2019Article

In all our years of watching and researching consumer trends, this is the first time that the evidence we are gathering points to an overwhelming digital influence...

Gareth Pearson 3 Jan 2019

4 trends shaping the future of TV and entertainment
4 trends shaping the future of TV and entertainmentArticle

Jacques Bentley from Skyworth highlights four global industry trends that are making waves and are expected to gain even more momentum in 2019...

Jacques Bentley 31 Dec 2018

AB InBev dips toe into cannabis drinks business with $100m joint venture deal
AB InBev dips toe into cannabis drinks business with $100m joint venture dealArticle

SAB owner Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has entered into a partnership with Canadian cannabis producer Tilray that will see the companies focus on research into the cannabis-infused, non-alcoholic drinks market...

21 Dec 2018

Viacom to expand its distribution across Africa and Europe
Viacom to expand its distribution across Africa and EuropeArticle

Viacom International Media Networks is once again expanding its distribution across Europe and Africa...

14 Dec 2018

The consumer power-shift of the digital age
The consumer power-shift of the digital ageArticle

Advances in telecommunication technology have transformed the tools used for marketing and consumerism and ultimately, the way that businesses operate...

Itumeleng Mukhovha 5 Dec 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 2
#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 2Article

Nicola Cooper delivered a trend talk on the localisation of global trends at the recent ATF Trade Expo in Cape Town...

Maroefah Smith 5 Dec 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 1
#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 1Article

The moment you provide the South African consumer with what they need, they will start purchasing whatever you are selling. This was the main message from trend analyst Nicola Cooper...

Maroefah Smith 4 Dec 2018

Suffer a data breach and lose up to one third of your customers
Suffer a data breach and lose up to one third of your customersArticle

Findings from a recent survey revealed that 28% of customers have elected to boycott companies that have been shown to mishandle personal data...

28 Aug 2018

Ask Afrika Icon Brands Top 10 winners on stage. Image supplied.
Ask Afrika reveals 2018/2019 icon brands winnersArticle

The winners of the 2018/2019 Ask Afrika Icon Brands Awards were announced at a conference that took place at The Venue in Melrose Arch on 21 August 2018...

28 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Women in winemaking with Nederburg's Elmarie Botes
#WomensMonth: Women in winemaking with Nederburg's Elmarie BotesArticle

Elmarie Botes is one of the latest members of the Nederburg winemaking team. Having just completed her first harvest, Botes is responsible for the winery's white wine...

Robin Fredericks 13 Aug 2018

How consumer trends are transforming executive DNA
How consumer trends are transforming executive DNAArticle

Executive DNA is not immutable. Requirements shift. Profiles change. Business needs and economic conditions are obvious drivers, but societal factors, technology developments and the spirit of the times play a major role in how executives see themselves, their role and priorities...

Annelize van Rensburg 4 Jul 2018

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Growing macadamia nut industry poised for future successArticle

Some publications go as far as to sight a global vegetarian population by 2050. The estimated $750m - $800m macadamia industry seems perfectly poised to answer this...

30 May 2018

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What is driving the rise in global tea consumption and production?Article

Tea consumption has grown particularly rapidly in China, India and other emerging economies, driven by a combination of higher incomes and efforts to diversify production to include speciality items such as herbal teas, fruit fusions and flavoured gourmet teas...

29 May 2018

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Insights into the global strawberry marketArticle

The healthy food trend is becoming increasingly popular on the developed markets, thereby encouraging the consumption of natural products, including fruit and berries. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years...

24 May 2018

Nielsen Consumer 360 event unpacks major shifts in SA's consumer landscape
Nielsen Consumer 360 event unpacks major shifts in SA's consumer landscapeArticle

The South African consumer landscape is set for a multitude of shifts in the next ten years, not least of which is the maturing of the local market with growth in the Generation X market segment...

21 May 2018

Responsiveness, the only way to go for future-fit brands
Responsiveness, the only way to go for future-fit brandsArticle

It's hard for brands to rely on their legacy because modern-day consumers are more open to trying new things. They have access to more information and this has led them to being more empowered and taking on more risks like trying new products...

James Maposa 26 Apr 2018

SA consumers benefit from lower inflation in February as rand strengthens
SA consumers benefit from lower inflation in February as rand strengthensArticle

The latest Mastercard SpendingPulse report shows moderate growth in consumer spending, but general dealer sales continue to underperform...

18 Apr 2018

Retail industry doyen Andrew Jennings releases debut book for charity
Retail industry doyen Andrew Jennings releases debut book for charityArticle

Respected British senior retail executive, Andrew Jennings, has released his debut book, Almost Is Not Good Enough in South Africa...

28 Mar 2018

Netflix and bust? Or not?
Netflix and bust? Or not?Article

Can pay TV stations compete in the digital era? Justin Hewelt, global director for UK-based PayMedia Consulting Group, certainly thinks so. Here, in South Africa for the IAB SA Digital Summit on Thursday, he shares his views on the pay TV world in a Netflix era and other things South African marketers need to know...

27 Feb 2018

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