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The mobile landscape - looking at 2017 and what e-retailers could expect

09/12/2016 - 16:10

Truth be told, we've been waiting for quite some time for the inevitable 'mobile boom' all the trend analysts, commentators and everyone in-between has been telling us about for the last six years. 

Certainly the wait does not make their predictions wrong, albeit with the luxury of hindsight ‘mobile first’ to coin that lovely phrase, has been a feature in the more developed parts of the world for some time and finally, and I say it with the utmost relief, has reached our fair shores in South Africa (all the while evolvi... 

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New rooibos aperitif’s journey from a geyser to spirit gravitas

09/12/2016 - 16:02

Despite its experimental beginnings in a geyser, Larry Berger's Spirit of Rooibos is not cheap and cheerful plonks, writes Le...

Retail trends for the 2016 festive shopping season

09/12/2016 - 15:17

As the festive fever finally begins to take hold, retailers that can connect more to their customers while still offering wor...

UK reassures SA on post-Brexit ties

09/12/2016 - 15:02

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond wants EU-grade trade and investment pacts with SA...

Blow for GDP as manufacturing joins mining in October fall

09/12/2016 - 14:30

The volume of goods produced by South African factories fell 2.7% in October from the same month in 2015, Statistics SA repor...

Meteoric rise of mobile and online shopping brings with it new digital trends

09/12/2016 - 14:22

The retail industry is getting the hang of digital. As the “digital-physical divide” continues to fade and shop...

It’s the little things like McCain’s new Ruby Roast that...

The festive season is a special time of the year, there is joy and happiness in the air, it is a time for family and friends to come together to celebrate, reconnect and spend time with one another. It is a time where all the family favourites are cooked, moms famous roast chicken, dads gammon, grans oxtail and the list goes on and on. It is t... READ MORE

Sweet tidings: Nestle creates low-sugar chocolate that still...

It's a sweet dream come true for chocoholics - Nestlé has found a way to drastically reduce the amount of sugar in its confectioneries without affecting the taste. READ MORE

Authentic Mexican beer arrives in SA

Mexican beer, Sol, is now available in South Africa just in time for summer refreshment. Sol's journey started in a brewery near Mexico City in 1899. Named in honour of a beam of light shining through the roof, Sol (the Spanish word for sun) is brewed under the supervision of Cerveceria Cuautemoc Moctezuma for a refreshing taste and bright col... READ MORE

Royco® launches new Pasta Bases with more First-to-Market i...

Royco®, one of South Africa’s most trusted food brands, has extended its offering in the wet cooking aids category with the launch of a new, innovative range of Pasta Base recipes. READ MORE

Fairview are proud to release their new, single vineyard Gre...

Get into the festive spirit with Fairview’s new single vineyard Grenache wine called Stok by Paaltjie. The wine reflects a festive bright red colour and with a unique hand illustrated label, it might just be the perfect gift to spoil your family and friends. READ MORE

Get creative with Consol’s new colouring in jar – now in...

Indulge your inner child with Consol’s new Colouring in Jars – a fun and creative activity the whole family can enjoy. The new range is available in two sizes – a 1L or 3L jar – and can be purchased with or without six colourful Sharpie markers. There are also several designs to choose from with some designed with children in mind, whi... READ MORE

Baskin-Robbins to take on growing local ice-cream market

South Africa’s first Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop opened in Cape Town on Friday, 9 December 2016. Hundreds of people queued at the Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town for a taste of the brand’s world-famous ice cream. READ MORE

New summit to shine new light on South Africa's brand identi...

South Africa has come a long way since the dark days of Apartheid. 22 years following the dawn of democratic South Africa, our country has dramatically changed in many ways. Indeed, how we see ourselves as South Africans and how the world sees us, has been profoundly altered. READ MORE

BMi research canned protein in South Africa

The canned protein market showed minimal year on year growth in 2015, compared to the healthy recovery seen in volume and a healthy increase in value from 2014. READ MORE

Going Shopping

Value for money is always going to be a key motivator when it comes to shopper behaviour. But to keep customers loyal over time, their overall emotional connection with your shopping centre is vital, says one veteran shopping centre manager. READ MORE

#ActForChange this festive season

7 December 2016. South African’s can join forces with the Shoprite Group this festive season to bring joy to thousands of less fortunate people around the country by simply getting their gifts wrapped or donating just R5 or more at any of the Group’s stores nationwide. READ MORE

Tembisa daycares collect over 1 million SASKO bread bags

In September 2015, SASKO successfully launched its Siyasizana Daycare Project to assist local daycares in receiving much-needed items for their crèches’. Just over one year later, the programme has grown in leaps and bounds with community members rallying to support daycares in their area. In December 2016, over one million SASKO bread bags... READ MORE

It’s the little things like McCain’s new Ruby Roast that means everything this festive season Sweet tidings: Nestle creates low-sugar chocolate that still tastes as good Authentic Mexican beer arrives in SA Royco® launches new Pasta Bases with more First-to-Market innovationFairview are proud to release their new, single vineyard Grenache wine called Stok by Paaltjie Get creative with Consol’s new colouring in jar – now in store

It’s the little things like McCain’s new Ruby Roast that...

The festive season is a special time of the year, there is joy and happiness in the air, it is a time for family and friends to come together to celebrate, reconnect and spend time with one another. It is a time where all the family favourites are cooked, moms famous roast chicken, dads gammon, grans oxtail and the list goes on and on. It is t... READ MORE

Baskin-Robbins to take on growing local ice-cream marketNew summit to shine new light on South Africa's brand identityBMi research canned protein in South Africa Going Shopping#ActForChange this festive seasonTembisa daycares collect over 1 million SASKO bread bags

Baskin-Robbins to take on growing local ice-cream market

South Africa’s first Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop opened in Cape Town on Friday, 9 December 2016. Hundreds of people queued at the Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town for a taste of the brand’s world-famous ice cream. READ MORE

BLOGS

FMCG companies need to re-examine channel roles and structures

Guest blog by Sane Mdlalose, associate consultant at Aperio, a business consulting company focused on accelerating growth of FMCG brands in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. - READ MORE
 

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