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New appointments at Ackermans

Senior additions to Ackermans marketing team

Issued by Ackermans 1 day ago

From left to right: Spencer Sonn (Woolworths Foods), Dr Rob Davies (dti), Fazielah Allie (K9 Petfood) and Bulelani Magwanishe (dti).
Black female entrepreneurs expand business with dti, IDC, Woolworths partnership

The Department of Trade & Industry (dti), Woolworths and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) officially opened the doors of K9 Pet Foods' new 3,600 m² factory premises in Montague Gardens, Western Cape.

1 day ago

The benefits of machine learning for retail
The benefits of machine learning for retail

Machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence powered by large-scale data that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed, will change the face of retail over the next few years.

1 day ago

How to market to Africa's resilient, ambitious middle class
How to market to Africa's resilient, ambitious middle class

Africa's middle class is more than 100 million strong (excluding South Africa), with a combined monthly spending power of R1.3 trillion. How do you market to this extremely aspirational segment?

By Louise Marsland 2 days ago

IQOS pop-up stores launched in Cape Town
IQOS pop-up stores launched in Cape Town

Philip Morris South Africa (PMSA) has launched the first IQOS pop-up stores in Cape Town, for the sale of its smoke-free alternative to cigarettes. The IQOS stores are located at the V&A Waterfront and Canal Walk with roll-out of similar stores to Gauteng and Durban on the cards in the coming months.

2 days ago

Nine global trends in food and beverage
Nine global trends in food and beverage

Globally, food and beverage (F&B) are playing an increasingly important role in the reason people visit shopping centres, sometimes superseding consumers' attraction to retailers themselves.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

#NewCampaign: Surf's School of Shine
#NewCampaign: Surf's School of Shine

Surf Washing Power and Liquorice have just launched a digital billboard activation showcasing the CVs of real-life women to help them launch their careers.

19 May 2017

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Samra2017: Throwing bones and singing praise songs

The more futuristic and future-proof-themed day of research paper presentations started with a short play on stage presented by Kantar TNS filled with ululation, titled ‘Throwing bones and singing praise songs, drawing inspiration from African culture to develop locally relevant projective techniques'.

By Leigh Andrews 18 May 2017

Group photo of all 2017 laureates. Image credit: Cartier
Call to enter Cartier Women's Initiative Awards 2018

Entries to the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards 2018 are open until 31 August 2017. The awards seek inspirational female entrepreneurs worldwide who are starting up their business, in all fields of activities, to solve contemporary global challenges.

18 May 2017

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Dis-Chem lifts market share

Dis-Chem, the fast growing healthcare retailer that listed on the JSE late 2016, reaffirmed plans to open 200 stores in the next five years after making strong market share gains in the year to the end of February.

By Marc Hasenfuss 18 May 2017

The millennial mindset and the future of the shopping mall
The millennial mindset and the future of the shopping mall

Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, have exceptional trendsetting power and businesses the world over are competing to capture their attention and a share of their wallets.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 May 2017

Chantel Troskie, customer experience account manager at Oracle SA.
Get ready for the AI startup retail CX revolution

Virtual chatbots are becoming commonplace in the B2B marketing sector as well as for general online consumer shopping. Here's what else to expect from the AI retail startup boom as it turns customer journey on its head

By Leigh Andrews 18 May 2017

Mark Tulay, director of Strategic Investor Initiative at New York-based CECP
Employees, customers empower CEOs to embrace sustainability

Businesses that contribute to socioeconomic development can dramatically outperform their competitors which turn a blind eye to sustainability as a driver of business growth.

18 May 2017