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Tech insights: Omnichannel bots are in your future

25/04/2017 - 15:38

As recently as the 1990s, the only real form of text-based communication with customers was via email. Today, consumers have a range of social platforms they use to effortlessly communicate — and they expect their shopping experiences to be effortless and, more importantly, seamless across channels as well.  

Their expectation is that — just as they communicate with friends — they can begin a conversation via one platform (e.g. Facebook), jump over to another platform (e.... 

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Retail sales drops to lowest rate in 7 years

25/04/2017 - 14:14

Retail sales have taken the biggest fall in seven years during the first quarter of the year, as rising living costs had an a...

Below-forecast earnings erode Pick n Pay shares

25/04/2017 - 11:25

While local grocers have in general seen a decline in their share prices in the past month, Pick n Pay has been hit the harde...

Distell adds top premium brand, Cruz Vodka to its portfolio

25/04/2017 - 09:13

Distell, Africa’s leading producer of wines, spirits, ciders and ready-to-drinks (RTDs) today announced the formation of a ...

3 Tips for adding live video to your retail marketing strategy

24/04/2017 - 16:26

Even though live video marketing has become a hot topic, only 14 percent of marketers are actually doing it. More than 50 per...

Oceana sinks more than 3% after warning of decline

24/04/2017 - 15:30

The group has suffered a decrease in canned fish sales blamed on ‘timing of buy-in effects ahead of price increases’....

Vital introduces new healthy, on the go snack range

Experience, capacity pave the way for new rice crisps, bars, and bites READ MORE

Kimberly-Clark introduces DryNites® Pyjama Pants

Bedwetting is a sensitive subject for many South African parents to discuss openly. The question we need to ask is why? There are many factors that influence this answer; many parents feel embarrassed, they are not aware of the fact that bedwetting, in most cases, is merely a developmental phase. They are also often unsure of how to make their... READ MORE

Savanna Loco now 51% bigger and bolder

Following the successful launch of the first spirit-flavoured cider in South Africa, this bold beverage now boasts a bigger size. READ MORE

New Go Amplified Caffeinated Water - Zero sugar, all the ene...

Forget sweetened energy drinks, there has been a huge disruption in the market with a new player being introduced; Go Amplified Caffeinated Water! This caffeinated beverage was specifically designed for consumers seeking an energy-boosting product, that would provide a much-needed kick; without the inevitable crash. However, our target audienc... READ MORE

New Score Sparkling Apple – a sweet burst of the forbidden...

Consumers will love them apples in the new Score Sparkling Apple Energy Drink with its tempting sweetness and epic power kick, just launched by Chill Beverages International (Pty) Ltd. READ MORE

New Klipdrift Ngqo is getting the mix just right

Award winning brandy distillery Klipdrift has introduced a new ready-to-drink beverage designed to satisfy South Africa’s thirst for refreshment and flavour. READ MORE

Clicks Pharmacies increase revenue with introduction of digi...

Clicks, the largest health and beauty focused retail chain in South Africa, with more than 600 stores and over 450 in-store pharmacies nationwide, has partnered with Moving Tactics to install and roll-out a digital signage network within their Clicks Pharmacies nationally. READ MORE

100 years of Joe + Kels!

2017 is a big year for Joekels Tea Packers, with founders and Directors Joe and Jonathan both celebrating their 50th birthdays. READ MORE

Win 1 of 10 kids parties, with Laager Tea4Kidz!

Whether it’s Princesses or Pirates, Mickey Mouse or Minions, Paw Patrol or Pepper Pig; every parent wants to give their child the best birthday party possible. But between jumping castles and party packs, the costs can add up. That’s why Laager Tea4Kidz is giving away 10 kids parties to the value of R10,000 each! READ MORE

Spekko rice - MasterChef SA curry recipes

Spekko rice - Celebrity curry recipes READ MORE

IMBO meal inspiration recipes - soup season is open

We here at IMBO just love the idea of a one-pot, nourishing and fragrant soup simmering on the stove. The nights are cooler and the days are shorter, your body craves warming, nutritious and satisfying food, and your mind turns to the idea of slow, indulgent cooking. Soup is a true wonder of alchemy. Together, water, onions and time, tur... READ MORE

Path to purchase...OOH or POS?

Competition among retail brands has never been as fierce as it is now, and marketers face the challenge of winning the attention and spend of easily distracted consumers. But out-of-home is a winning strategy, comparable to point-of-sale when it comes to achieving return on investment, argues Howard Lonstein, Marketing Manager for Outdoor Netw... READ MORE

Vital introduces new healthy, on the go snack rangeKimberly-Clark introduces DryNites® Pyjama PantsSavanna Loco now 51% bigger and bolderNew Go Amplified Caffeinated Water - Zero sugar, all the energyNew Score Sparkling Apple – a sweet burst of the forbidden fruitNew Klipdrift Ngqo is getting the mix just right

Vital introduces new healthy, on the go snack range

Experience, capacity pave the way for new rice crisps, bars, and bites READ MORE

Clicks Pharmacies increase revenue with introduction of digital signage network100 years of Joe + Kels!Win 1 of 10 kids parties, with Laager Tea4Kidz!Spekko rice - MasterChef SA curry recipesIMBO meal inspiration recipes - soup season is openPath to purchase...OOH or POS?

Clicks Pharmacies increase revenue with introduction of digi...

Clicks, the largest health and beauty focused retail chain in South Africa, with more than 600 stores and over 450 in-store pharmacies nationwide, has partnered with Moving Tactics to install and roll-out a digital signage network within their Clicks Pharmacies nationally. 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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