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Lauren Hartzenberg

Retail Editor at
Location:Cape Town, South Africa


Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Former automotive and ICT editor.


BA English and Communications
Year completed:2014
Education level:Degree
Location:Cape Town
#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 1 day ago

#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

#SeamlessAfrica: A masterclass in millennial engagement and retention

Millennials are known to be tech-savvy, socially engaged, have zero tolerance for delays and are always on the go

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Mar 2017

#eComConfex: Become digitally intelligent, or go home

If your business does not have digital intelligence at its core by 2020 you may as well go home. This is according to James McCormick

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Mar 2017

#DesignMonth: Stacy Beukes puts a ring on Cape Flats culture and creativity

Stacy Beukes is the curly-haired designer, manufacturer and owner of local jewellery brand A Ring To It. Raised on the Cape Flats

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Feb 2017

#eComConfex: A crash course in cross-border e-commerce

As the CEO of the continent's largest online shopping platform, Nigeria-born Chris Folayan knows a thing or two about creating online experiences

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Love local, love sustainable, Love Milo

As we slowly wise up to the negative effects our growing consumerism has on the environment, it could be argued that the most progressive design is that which is sustainable

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Chatting molluscs and mobile gaming with Thoopid

In 2013 a cheeky garden mollusc on a quest for the perfect shell captured the hearts of mobile gamers young and old. His name was Snailboy

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Reimagine work, redefine productivity

We are in the midst of a technological revolution, and it's not only blurring the lines between the physical and digital spheres but between how we live and work

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: People-powering the digitalisation process

The number of mobile phone users is expected to hit 4.8 billion in 2017 and 2,55 billion people are predicted to engage on social networks

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Jan 2017

Meet Fiat Chrysler's new SA head

Robin van Rensburg has been appointed CEO and MD of Fiat Group Automobiles South Africa, the importer of Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth and Alfa Romeo brands

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Jan 2017

Black Badge revealed at new Rolls-Royce pop-up

There's a new pop-up shop in the Mother City and the brand in question is as premium as they come

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Jan 2017

Local innovators crack Equal Rating challenge shortlist

Five semi-finalists have been chosen to progress to the next phase of Mozilla's $250,000 Equal Rating Innovation Challenge

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Jan 2017

Uber-Wesbank deal a boon to transport entrepreneurs

It's been just over one year since Uber partnered with Wesbank in a R200m car rental deal, with the aim to fuel growth in the passenger transport industry

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Dec 2016

Sanbona Explorer Camp: A holistic safari adventure in the Klein Karoo

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a 54,000 ha premier wildlife destination that lies at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountains in the heart of the Klein Karoo

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Dec 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Dial a Nerd's Colin Thornton gets candid

In 1998, Colin Thornton started Dial a Nerd in the garage of his parents' home, initially fixing the computers of family and friends

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Nov 2016

SA's top vintners crowned at Winemaker of the Year Awards

Suited gents and dolled-up dames gathered in the manicured grounds of La Residence hotel in Franschhoek on Saturday evening for the 36th annual Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Awards

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Michael Zahariev and his successful foray into the car industry

As a means to tackle inefficiencies in the second-hand vehicle industry, Michael Zahariev founded HiCarByeCar

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers

Disrupt Africa, an independent news portal with a keen eye on the African tech startup scene, released its first industry funding report

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

Nissan workhorse scores a cool-as-ICE update

Nissan SA revealed a special edition of its well-loved NP200 half-ton bakkie last week. Locally produced at the Rosslyn plant

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Nov 2016

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