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Experiences are the new black
Experiences are the new black

It is no longer chic to be chic and wealth is not displayed anymore. Consumers are no longer buying goods; instead they are spending on experiences

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

#InnovationMonth: The Joinery's journey to create a sustainable future for fashion
#InnovationMonth: The Joinery's journey to create a sustainable future for fashion

Cape Town-based ethical fashion and lifestyle brand, The Joinery, is trailblazing the local sustainable business scene

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?
How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?

Peter Sondergaard, Gartner executive VP for research, addressed CIOs and senior IT executives in his keynote at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

Consumer spending leads economic recovery
Consumer spending leads economic recovery

The recent launch of the Mastercard SpendingPulse Report is a first for South Africa. The Report is an early indicator of consumer spending trends

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

#InnovationMonth: A new way of retail with Now Showing
#InnovationMonth: A new way of retail with Now Showing

Now Showing is a constantly evolving boutique store, gallery and events space that recently opened its doors at 109 Waterkant Street in Cape Town.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Sep 2017

#ClicksCurls: A celebration of natural haircare
#ClicksCurls: A celebration of natural haircare

There's a natural hair movement afoot that sees women choosing to ditch chemical straighteners and damaging styling tools

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Sep 2017

#NewCampaign: Liquorice makes its Mark on Avon emoji chatbot
#NewCampaign: Liquorice makes its Mark on Avon emoji chatbot

Since winning the Avon account in July, digital agency Liquorice has developed an innovative personalised video bot using Facebook Messenger to launch Avon's Mark Liquid Lip Matte product range

By Jessica Tennant 20 Sep 2017

Big data divide: what traditional retailers can learn from e-commerce
Big data divide: what traditional retailers can learn from e-commerce

The harsh reality is that local retailers are still very early on their journeys towards leveraging big data

By Garth Meier 19 Sep 2017

#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling
#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling

Internationally renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson has amassed a loyal following of food lovers charmed by her no-fuss approach to cooking

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Sep 2017

#PricecheckAwards: Travelstart named E-commerce Service of the Year
#PricecheckAwards: Travelstart named E-commerce Service of the Year

Travelstart was the overall winner of the PriceCheck Tech & E-commerce Awards 2017, claiming the title of E-commerce Service of the Year

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Sep 2017

#SACSCCongress: The artisanal food revolution and the modern retail space
#SACSCCongress: The artisanal food revolution and the modern retail space

Retail futurist Howard Saunders discusses some of the shifts in consumer mindset and retail brand innovation

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Sep 2017

Driving business profitability through benchmarking
Driving business profitability through benchmarking

Benchmarking is a vital component in your management tool box. It is about a lot more than just collecting numbers for the sake of some vague historical record

By Richard Mukheibir 14 Sep 2017

Apple launch roundup: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and more
Apple launch roundup: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and more

Yesterday, 12 September 2017, saw Apple reveal the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. In addition, it also revealed the Apple Watch Series 3 and the new 4K Apple TV (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Sep 2017

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How millennials are changing shopping patterns

With millennials poised to become the most powerful demographic in terms of purchasing power, retailers need to understand how they interact differently with retail, technology, and the overall experience of shopping

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Sep 2017

#FreshConnections: Maryla Masojada on the state of fresh produce retail in SA
#FreshConnections: Maryla Masojada on the state of fresh produce retail in SA

Maryla Masojada from Trade Intelligence discusses the trends affecting the produce supply chain and their impacts on the way companies do business

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Sep 2017

Messe Frankfurt takes the reins of SA textile, footwear and apparel shows
Messe Frankfurt takes the reins of SA textile, footwear and apparel shows

Messe Frankfurt has acquired Africa's largest textile, footwear and apparel shows

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Sep 2017

Tech startups crucial to Pick n Pay's technology strategy
Tech startups crucial to Pick n Pay's technology strategy

South African retail giant, Pick n Pay, has in the last year worked closely with “at least” ten startups on various projects that have been delivered into the business, says the retailer's deputy CEO Richard van Rensburg

By Stephen Timm 7 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: South Africa first with new Feastfox app
#InnovationMonth: South Africa first with new Feastfox app

Feastfox, a spontaneous dining-out app, which recently launched in South Africa aims to take the hassle out of last minute restaurant hunting and booking. We got in touch with co-founder Stuart Murless for #InnovationMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 7 Sep 2017

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Lego cuts jobs, overhauls business following drop in revenue

Iconic Danish toymaker Lego is set to shed 1,400 jobs after suffering its worst financial performance in over a decade

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Top innovations at IFA 2017
#InnovationMonth: Top innovations at IFA 2017

IFA 2017, with its 1,805 technology exhibitors, is in full swing until Thursday, 6 September 2017 at the Berlin Expo Center. This year's tech trade show introduced some pretty cool inventions and technologies to the public

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Sep 2017

#WomensMonth: Convenient home-style meals with Why Cook
#WomensMonth: Convenient home-style meals with Why Cook

Why Cook is a Gauteng-based catering company that focuses on delivering modern home-style cooking made from fresh ingredients directly to one's door

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Aug 2017

Whoppercoin: Burger King launches its own cryptocurrency
Whoppercoin: Burger King launches its own cryptocurrency

Ever wanted to eat fast food and invest in cryptocurrency at one place? No? What's wrong with you? Anyway, Burger King has announced the formation of a new cryptocurrency

By Hadlee Simons 30 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Janine Binneman - a gem in local jewellery design
#WomensMonth: Janine Binneman - a gem in local jewellery design

Jeweller, gemologist and entrepreneur Janine Binneman is using her thriving Cape Town business to empower women

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: Data is becoming the oil of consumer marketing

Leana Less, vice president of global connections and media at Coca-Cola, explores the benefits of agile marketing if done correctly at this year's Pamro conference

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Aug 2017

What will Brexit mean for Sweden?
What will Brexit mean for Sweden?

Many experts have come out and said that the British Exit will lead to poor consequences for the UK, the EU, and Sweden, but just what will be affected and how?

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Pernod Ricard's Vika Shipalana on creating ‘money can't buy' experiences
#WomensMonth: Pernod Ricard's Vika Shipalana on creating ‘money can't buy' experiences

As the channel director of Prestige at Pernod Ricard South Africa, Vika Shipalana works in the luxury brand space and her expertise lies in marketing to this select class of individuals

By Jessica Tennant 29 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Female family heritage Cooked into contemporary cuisine
#WomensMonth: Female family heritage Cooked into contemporary cuisine

Cooked is a quaint eatery serving up traditional Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare infused with a contemporary twist

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Aug 2017

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Small things can produce massive results

Sometimes, when I'm wandering around I'm absolutely amazed at how many traders get it wrong. With a little thought they could do so much better. It's just mostly simple and obvious things

By Chris Brewer 28 Aug 2017

Farm to fork: Why farmers need to stay on top of consumer trends
Farm to fork: Why farmers need to stay on top of consumer trends

Key speaker at Free State Agriculture's 2017 Congress, Nadia van der Colff, provided delegates with some interesting insight on the farm to fork trend and why farmers should stay on top of consumer trends

By Cari Coetzee 28 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: The feminine force leading the Promeal pack
#WomensMonth: The feminine force leading the Promeal pack

Tania Morgan-Weyer, MD of Promeal, shares with us her journey into the pet food industry and imparts an empowering message for Women's Month

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Aug 2017

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