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Lauren Hartzenberg

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Location:Cape Town, South Africa


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BA English and Communications
Year completed:2014
Education level:Degree
Location:Cape Town
Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon is 'wine futures' worthy

En primeur or 'wine futures', is a method of purchasing sought-after wines early while the wine is still in the barrel

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

#Homesewn: K-Way's lean local manufacturing machine

South Africa's clothing and textile industry has seen some trying times. In the past 15 years, jobs in the local sector have decreased from 200,000 to 19,000

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jul 2017

L'Oréal to sell The Body Shop for €1bn

Beauty products giant L'Oréal has signed a contract to sell The Body Shop to Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura Cosméticos

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: Fashion brand Jota-Kena's young, conscious co-founders

Cape Town-based 'slow fashion' brand Jota-Kena recently released its AW17 collection, which combines a colour palette reminiscent of the 1970's

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Jun 2017

Burger special wasn't financially viable: Spur founder

When Spur ended its popular Monday Buy One Get One Free burger special at the end of March this year, cash-strapped diners mourned the loss

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Jun 2017

Spur founder Allen Ambor's tough love approach to business

Iconic SA restaurant chain, Spur Steak Ranches, will be 50-years-old in October this year and has grown into an internationally-recognised brand

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Jun 2017

Tabasco Flavour Lab: a showcase of versatility

Lovers of McIlhenny Company's Tabasco products huddled within the cosy confines of Villa 47 in Bree Street for the brand's first local Flavour Lab event

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Jun 2017

The broad business case for pop-up shops

The concept of pop-up retail has soared in popularity over the last number of years. Done right, these temporary retail spaces

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Jun 2017

Inner Secrets Lingerie ventures online

Upmarket swimwear, lingerie and shape wear retailer Inner Secrets Lingerie used its 11th birthday to announce and celebrate the launch its online store

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Jun 2017

Jessica Bonin: Master blender of tea, passion and success

Jessica Bonin carved a career out of her passion for tea and sharing the art of tea-drinking with the world

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: The Crazy Store takes on Botswana

South African discount retail chain, The Crazy Store, has expanded its footprint into neighbouring Botswana

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 May 2017

Putting people at the centre of multi-buy promotions

In the South African retail and manufacturing sectors, promotions have become a popular tool to attain growth

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2017

Nine global trends in food and beverage

Globally, food and beverage are playing an increasingly important role in the reason people visit shopping centres

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 May 2017

The millennial mindset and the future of the shopping mall

Millennials have exceptional trendsetting power and businesses are competing to capture their attention and a share of their wallets

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 May 2017

Relevant retail research analysis at annual SACSC conference

Stakeholders forming part of the broader shopping centre and retail industries are gathering at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton today for the SACSC Research Conference

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 May 2017

Burgers, breakfasts and beyond with McDonald's SA

McDonald's South Africa serves over a million breakfasts every month, meaning that its recent National Breakfast Day promotion

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Apr 2017

#Shotleft: Taking in Cape Town on two wheels

As a born and bred Capetonian, even I'd be silly to believe that I know the best this city has to offer. I don't, and I probably never will

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Mar 2017

#FreshOnTheShelf: Vital launches healthy, on-the-go snack range

Vital Health Foods has introduced a new range of grab-and-go nutritional snacks. The bars, bites and air-popped rice come in a variety of flavours

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Building a whiskey brand that's #3xBetter

The export numbers for Irish whiskey are predicted to double to 12 million cases by 2020, with Africa seen as a key growth market for the category

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Mar 2017

#SeamlessAfrica: Tackling the omnichannel retail reality

‘Omnichannel' is not merely a business buzzword, it's the new retail reality. Amanda Herson, e-commerce director for the Cape Union Mart Group, shared her thoughts

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Mar 2017

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