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Riding the waves of the digital world

Riding the waves of the digital world

22/09/2016 - 16:20
Digital marketing is a strategy. It's not just simply a website, or social media, or Google; it's a full platform that allows people to position their businesses within the communities they're targeting. And it is enabling an unprecedented level of engagement between companies and their customers. read more
PriceProbe - tracking all retail print promotions nationally; moving your business forward

PriceProbe - tracking all retail print promotions nationally; moving your business forward

21/09/2016 - 16:19
Matthew Meagher, head of Analytics at Silo, answers questions about PriceProbe - an information resource that provides product pricing and statistics on retail promotional activity through press advertising. PriceProbe makes it possible for users to make decisions faster and to react quicker to competitor activity, giving them the tools and knowledge to move their businesses forward. read more
Just digital is just not enough

Just digital is just not enough

19/09/2016 - 10:45
Almost every company's marketing budget has a portion allocated to digital marketing. But simply having a digital strategy is not enough for a company to be relevant and stay ahead of its competitors. We look at some of the factors that make one company more successful than another at digital marketing. read more
How in-store media can influence the purchasing decision

How in-store media can influence the purchasing decision

16/09/2016 - 13:27
Marketers should be thinking of retail spaces as a plethora of communication touch points that provide multiple access points to consumers. By optimising and integrating these into the overall marketing strategy, marketers can more effectively, and more directly, engage with their targeted consumers. read more
FLM promoting good nutrition with collectible veggie plushies

FLM promoting good nutrition with collectible veggie plushies

14/09/2016 - 09:01
Food Lover's Market recently launched The Goodness Gang - a line-up of fresh produce plushies to hero healthy eating and nutrition. The Goodness Gang is designed to help parents of Grade RR to Grade 3 learners teach their kids about the healthy benefits of eating their fruit and veg. The veg characters are available for collection via stickers earned over the course of the six-month campaign. read more
Tech Bytes: Note to retailers: Time to make the shift to unified commerce

Tech Bytes: Note to retailers: Time to make the shift to unified commerce

13/09/2016 - 09:19
It happens all the time. A customer goes on a shopping spree, gets home and checks email — only to find a valuable promotion for a store she just left. In an era when time-starved customers are more digitally-savvy than ever before, retailers need to step up and manage a brand in total versus managing separate channels, if they want to maintain loyalty.  read more
Digital transformation: The new face of business in a mobile-first, cloud-first world

Digital transformation: The new face of business in a mobile-first, cloud-first world

12/09/2016 - 14:20
Technology has become ubiquitous and central to growth and innovation in today's business. It is embedded in a vast array of services and devices, and accessible to businesses to do what was previously impossible. When we talk about this fourth industrial revolution, just like the first three with steam, electricity and information technology, it had a pretty broad impact in the way we live, the way we work, the way we entertain ourselves, the way we communicate. read more
Scan Retail innovates display with its LED Fabric Lightbox

Scan Retail innovates display with its LED Fabric Lightbox

12/09/2016 - 10:21
The LED Fabric Lightbox is a product that can be used in multiple ways in retail spaces. It has been installed for many of Scan Retail's clients to create powerful in-store branding. read more
Broll researches correlation between food services, entertainment in shopping centres

Broll researches correlation between food services, entertainment in shopping centres

05/09/2016 - 12:19
At the South African Council of Shopping Centres Annual Congress, taking place 7-9 September 2016 in Sandton, Broll Property Group will release a report on the correlation between services and entertainment in shopping centres. read more
Retailers need to think like restaurants

Retailers need to think like restaurants

02/09/2016 - 15:14
Made-to-order, personalized products aren’t the norm in the retail world, but in the restaurant and food service worlds, they have always been the rule. Restaurants, in essence, are manufacturers. They are a place where raw materials are assembled in made-to-order lines and transformed into customized products in real-time. Retailers, on the other hand, operate as warehouses for goods manufactured and assembled somewhere else.  read more
Why your marketing strategy needs infographics

Why your marketing strategy needs infographics

01/09/2016 - 11:50
Johannesburg, South Africa – September 1, 2016 – High-quality infographics are far more likely to be read and shared than text-based content, giving them greater virality and making them a popular marketing tool. However, they need to be thoroughly researched, meticulously written and skilfully designed to be effective and boost brand visibility.  read more
Social media changing customer expectations - SAcsi

Social media changing customer expectations - SAcsi

01/09/2016 - 08:54
Johannesburg – The growing popularity of social media and online access to information and news is influencing customers’ expectations of food services, the South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for restaurants revealed. read more
Report: Retailers should respond to needs of ‘silver’ shoppers

Report: Retailers should respond to needs of ‘silver’ shoppers

31/08/2016 - 09:02
Convenience stores stand to benefit the most from a greying population. That’s according to new report from Fung Global Retail & Technology which looks at the impact of the growing 65-and-over population on global economies, industries and retail. read more
Marketing products on social media

Marketing products on social media

30/08/2016 - 10:56
Historically, product-orientated businesses have struggled in social media circles. A focus on product promotion and sales have meant that these social presences have, historically, been very bland and boring. I mean, let's be honest and acknowledge that a product page on a social network isn't a top destination for people to go when looking for inspirational content. read more
How ‘shoppertainment’ elevates the in-store experience to drive traffic and sales

How ‘shoppertainment’ elevates the in-store experience to drive traffic and sales

29/08/2016 - 08:55
Online retail sales continue to grow as changing shopper behavior places greater expectations on brick-and-mortar retail. Despite this trend, store-based retailing remains more profitable than direct-to-consumer retailing, largely due to the high cost of free shipping and returns associated with online sales.  read more
PayU launches one-click checkout to boost online sales

PayU launches one-click checkout to boost online sales

26/08/2016 - 11:35
PayU has launched a real time recurring (RTR) offering, called PayU Xpress that provides South Africa's e-commerce stores with a platform for their shift to a one-click checkout, offering increased customer engagement and the potential for increased sales through improved customer conversions. read more
The new competitive advantage in mobile is content

The new competitive advantage in mobile is content

25/08/2016 - 09:53
In a mobile-led world, it would be natural to assume that digital innovation or technical prowess is enough to get ahead of the competition. However, as our platforms become more sophisticated, the key to mobile success becomes simpler. The primary source of competitive advantage in mobile is content. read more
New technology puts customers in control of express deliveries

New technology puts customers in control of express deliveries

24/08/2016 - 12:13
Leading express parcels company DPD Laser has rolled out the most advanced mobile technology platform of any SA express service in its Dawn Wing and Time Freight businesses. read more
Apple takes the 'store' out of retail locations

Apple takes the 'store' out of retail locations

23/08/2016 - 08:53
Apple is removing the word "store" from the branding of its retail locations and online outlets, after reportedly sending a memo to its retail employees saying it was making a branding change, according to a MacRumors post picked by several publications. read more
#CEMAfrica: Creating customers

#CEMAfrica: Creating customers

22/08/2016 - 09:37
It's not about the low-hanging fruit or quick wins, effective customer experience management that results in happy returning customers is all about effective change now to improve the overall future customer experience (CX). read more
WiFi service delivery platforms create new marketing capabilities for retailers

WiFi service delivery platforms create new marketing capabilities for retailers

19/08/2016 - 15:30
E-Commerce has created both opportunities and challenges for today’s brick-and-mortar retailers. With a majority of users using their smartphones to research products and services prior to making in-store purchases, the availability of a reliable, high-speed WiFi connection can have a positive correlation to a retailer’s revenue. As WiFi deployments in retail environments become the norm, many of these retailers see the investment in wireless networking infrastructures simply as a required cost of doing business. However, the emergence of fog computing infrastructures fundamentally changes the way in which the wireless network is utilized in the retail environment. read more
#Loeries2016: The channels of communication have changed

#Loeries2016: The channels of communication have changed

19/08/2016 - 14:03
The annual PRISA Conference dives into trends, insights, research and all subjects related to the PR industry. The second day of the 2016 version of the conference, on Thursday 18 August, saw some interesting topics emerge. read more
Five steps to effective digital strategy implementation

Five steps to effective digital strategy implementation

18/08/2016 - 11:01
In today's highly competitive market, companies need to recognise and capture the diverse skills and expertise of the entire workforce to deliver results. Digital technologies have the capacity to enable everyone within an organisation to be more productive and innovative - from the newest intern to the most seasoned member of staff. However, embracing digital is uncharted territory for many organisations, so implementing an enterprise digital strategy can represent a challenge. read more
Un-pack brand truths at the Sunday Times Top Brands Conference

Un-pack brand truths at the Sunday Times Top Brands Conference

17/08/2016 - 14:28
Johannesburg, 17 August 2016: The 3rd annual Sunday Times Top Brands Conference will take place in Sandton on 23 August, ahead of the much anticipated announcement of the winners in the Sunday Times Top Brands Survey, conducted by TNS. The Sunday Times Top Brands Awards are now in their 18th year, and recognise those brands that have earned top consumer sentiment in South Africa over the past twelve months. read more
The future of the salesforce is increasingly mobile

The future of the salesforce is increasingly mobile

17/08/2016 - 11:59
Leading South African brands should be using the latest mobile technologies to improve the responsiveness of their remote and mobile sales teams, boost the efficiency of the sales process and deliver a superior sales and service experience.  read more
Networking tips from top SA female entrepreneurs

Networking tips from top SA female entrepreneurs

17/08/2016 - 11:47
17 August 2016: As we celebrate Women’s Month, the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® competition, sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS has revealed a record number of entries received from female entrepreneurs - growing by more than 38% from 2015. read more
What small business can learn from Pokémon Go

What small business can learn from Pokémon Go

17/08/2016 - 11:09
Location-based mobile game Pokémon Go is perhaps the best commercial example of augmented reality (AR) gaming to date since the introduction of the technology in terms of broad global market appeal. read more
First INMA Global Media Summit Africa comes to Cape Town in November

First INMA Global Media Summit Africa comes to Cape Town in November

17/08/2016 - 11:04
The International News Media Association (INMA), a global community of market-leading news media companies, will hold its first Global Media Summit Africa on 14-15 November 2016 at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town. read more
#Loeries2016: The prominence of PR

#Loeries2016: The prominence of PR

17/08/2016 - 10:59
This year's Loerie Awards include a new Public Relations Communication category. PRISA's two-day PR-themed conference also forms part of Loeries® Creative Week™ Durban. Here's why you simply can't ignore PR as part of the creativity mix. read more
4 step check-list for SMEs looking to jump into online retail

4 step check-list for SMEs looking to jump into online retail

16/08/2016 - 10:41
For SMEs considering including online retail within their omnichannel strategy, there is no time like the present. As mobile penetration continues to grow, along with the customer’s need for accessibility and convenience, the pros to e-commerce are undeniable. But timing and preparation are integral to any SMEs success in online retail and a premature move into the space could have a considerably negative impact on a business’ bottom line. read more
Five technologies that will change customer service by 2021

Five technologies that will change customer service by 2021

16/08/2016 - 09:22
Rather than obsessing about driving efficiencies, savvy business leaders will look to emerging technologies to find new revenue streams and, more importantly, covert normally fickle customers into loyal supporters. read more
Comment: Recipe for point-of-sale success

Comment: Recipe for point-of-sale success

15/08/2016 - 14:05
Maximising the bricks and mortar retail estate has never been more important. With online stores able to give customers everything they could ever need at the touch of a button and all from the comfort of their own home, retailers need to give customers a valid reason to jump off the sofa and come into their stores.  read more
4 Tips for delivering a richer customer experience

4 Tips for delivering a richer customer experience

12/08/2016 - 10:31
For online businesses or retailers, the lazy days of summer often pose an unfortunate reality – one that traditionally includes less attention from consumers and slower sales both online and in-store. People are away on vacation and that means they are spending more time soaking up the sun versus browsing your inventory. read more
#TRENDING: What does it take to be a "breakthrough" brand?

#TRENDING: What does it take to be a "breakthrough" brand?

10/08/2016 - 10:15
In this 'Year of Disruption', change is also being amplified by those brands that are disrupting the market. Interbrand has packaged this new generation of brands, these "upstarts and challengers", to the established market as "breakthrough brands". read more
£2 million campaign for Rubicon Spring

£2 million campaign for Rubicon Spring

10/08/2016 - 10:08
BMB is launching a £2 million campaign for Rubicon's new product, 'Rubicon Spring' a combination of sparkling spring water and fruit juice. read more
MTN revamp aims to boost client services

MTN revamp aims to boost client services

08/08/2016 - 09:09
MTN SA will spend more than R300m on a revamp of its 430 stores as part of a turnaround plan for the business, which reported weaker results for the six months to June. read more
How brands are using video

How brands are using video

02/08/2016 - 16:19
In a world run down by information overload, video presents information succinctly and emotively, a huge asset in trying to attract attention and portray messages quickly. It’s no wonder that Axonn Research found that seven in ten people saw brands in a more positive light after viewing an interesting video about them. So, with video on the rise, let’s look at how brands are using online video in more detail.  read more
 Advancements in mobile technology further connects Africa with global markets

Advancements in mobile technology further connects Africa with global markets

01/08/2016 - 14:39
1 August 2016: The growth of mobile phones and services across the African continent has instantly brought many Africans into the digital age and connected them to worldwide knowledge and services. Home to one of the world’s fastest growing middle classes, Africa has seen multiple opportunities emerge for both local and global retailers from this digital growth. read more
The Winning Formula: how better supply chain collaboration and information sharing can drive business profit

The Winning Formula: how better supply chain collaboration and information sharing can drive business profit

01/08/2016 - 14:26
Seamlessly managing business in today's ever-changing omni-channel environment is similar to competing in the Formula 1: superior skill, agility, and collaboration is needed to succeed. Similarly, business success comes down to how quickly a company can spot and react to market trends, disruption and changes in consumer demand. The foundation of this is supply chain agility and collaborative relationships with supply chain partners. read more
Disrupt your own business

Disrupt your own business

01/08/2016 - 09:21
The traditional telephone took 70 years to reach 50% penetration within households, while the Internet took approximately ten years to reach satisfactory levels worldwide. This is in stark contrast to the rapid evolution and adoption of digitisation we are currently experiencing. Taking the Internet leaps ahead; the concept of digitisation has led to widespread technology innovation, increasing consumer power and competition. Quinton Pienaar, CEO, Agilitude, a Salesforce platinum reseller and customer experience evangelist, says that now is the time to disrupt your own business and embrace digitisation if you want long term success. read more
What pester power can do for your business

What pester power can do for your business

27/07/2016 - 16:44
There is a surge of freebie campaigns at three major grocery retailers, with Pick n Pay's animal card collection, Spar's Angry Bird 3D cards, and Checkers' mini grocery items, leaving parents reeling as to where to shop. A clever move by these retailers who understand what pester power can do for their business. read more
 Starbucks Mobile Pay explodes in popularity, next step suggestive selling

Starbucks Mobile Pay explodes in popularity, next step suggestive selling

27/07/2016 - 15:50
Ordering by phone is proving to be popular with coffee drinking customers. Starbucks Mobile Order and Pay usage reached 5% of U.S. transactions in the third quarter 2016, up from 4% in Q2. read more
BRAND COMMUNICATION: More clients want one-stop marketing services

BRAND COMMUNICATION: More clients want one-stop marketing services

27/07/2016 - 14:37
In a powerful message to advertising agencies, 70% of clients say they want all their communications managed by a single, integrated agency rather than several specialists. And 75% want media strategy and planning as part of the package. read more
Innovation is the driving force behind understanding clients’ needs

Innovation is the driving force behind understanding clients’ needs

22/07/2016 - 11:58
The role of neuroscience in driving business relevancy for brands read more
 Mobile: The new frontier for advertisers

Mobile: The new frontier for advertisers

21/07/2016 - 16:27
When Kate Sayre, the global head for consumer goods strategy at Facebook, has to sell the importance of a smartphone to anyone, she sometimes asks them to unlock their device and hand it over to the person next to them.  read more
Do's and don'ts of digital marketing

Do's and don'ts of digital marketing

21/07/2016 - 11:02
These days, it is no longer a question of if companies should execute a digital marketing strategy, but rather how to best execute a meaningful and engaging approach that generates results. read more
5 ways retailers can capitalize on the Pokémon Go craze

5 ways retailers can capitalize on the Pokémon Go craze

20/07/2016 - 16:13
In less than two weeks Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm. As the cultural phenomenon continues to grow in popularity opportunistic retailers are cashing in on the trend to drive traffic to stores, and hopefully increasing sales. read more
Nestle’s coffee push brews better sales

Nestle’s coffee push brews better sales

20/07/2016 - 09:57
Zurich - Nestle SA, the world’s biggest food company, reported first-quarter sales that beat analysts’ estimates, as Nescafe and Nespresso were boosted by marketing to ward off increased competition in coffee. read more
Integrating retail customer experience through Wi-Fi analytics

Integrating retail customer experience through Wi-Fi analytics

19/07/2016 - 16:50
Fastmoving recently got in touch with Paul Williams, Major Account Manager at Fortinet for his insights on the topic of integrating retail customer experience through Wi-Fi analytics. read more
Study: Retailers adopt mobile, may not excel

Study: Retailers adopt mobile, may not excel

14/07/2016 - 14:38
Mobile commerce has become almost universal in the retail industry, but competency levels are less uniform. read more
Programmatic video – the real-time future of visual brand storytelling has arrived

Programmatic video – the real-time future of visual brand storytelling has arrived

11/07/2016 - 14:07
The revolution of the future may continue to be televised, but more and more consumers will be watching it unfold on their mobile devices rather than on their TVs. As marketers, we need to be preparing ourselves for a profound shift in consumer behaviour as our customers stream more video and watch less linear television.  read more
Shopper marketing: The path to purchase has changed

Shopper marketing: The path to purchase has changed

08/07/2016 - 08:38
If like most marketers, you believe that retail is the centre of the marketing universe then it may come of some surprise to you, to learn that it’s the consumer who is now that ’centre’. Gone are the days when consumers are driven towards brands. Consumers now feel empowered enough to have brands gravitate towards them and nowhere is this more relevant than in shopper marketing.  read more
The Future of Media to shine the light on digital media technology

The Future of Media to shine the light on digital media technology

07/07/2016 - 15:19
Johannesburg, Thursday, 07 July 2016 : “Before the 2016 Future of Media Conference has even kicked off, it’s clear that the South African market is champing at the bit in anticipation of the opinions and insights of industry leaders operating in the digital environment,” says Trevor Ormerod, GM Group Sales & Marketing at Times Media, ahead of the annual Future of Media Conference being held in Sandton on 21 July. read more
Active acquisition and the status conscious Ads24 Mass Market reader

Active acquisition and the status conscious Ads24 Mass Market reader

04/07/2016 - 10:08
The Mass Market is highly aspirational despite economic challenges. There is a great drive to keep improving living standards. The mobility and potential that exists in this market is rapid and vast. Ads24 Mass Market Titles include Daily Sun, Soccer Laduma, Son and Illanga and can be found in the heart of communities. Readers look to these newspapers and their digital properties for new, information, inspiration and advice. The Ads24 Mass Market Bundle has an unduplicated reach of 9.5 million. read more
Survey: Email marketers make customers feel welcome

Survey: Email marketers make customers feel welcome

01/07/2016 - 09:27
You only get one chance to make a first impression, and retailers are applying this truism to their email marketing efforts. read more
Opportunity for 900 local aspiring entrepreneurs to jump start their business

Opportunity for 900 local aspiring entrepreneurs to jump start their business

30/06/2016 - 15:11
30 June 2016: Youth unemployment is on the rise in South Africa, and yet at the same time youth entrepreneurship is declining. Christo Botes, executive director at Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), says that the recently released Social Profile of Youth 2009 – 2014 report highlights this trend, and reveals that the number of youth entrepreneurs declined from 609 000 in 2009 to 543 000 in 2014.  read more
KRS Mobile appoints marketing specialist Gerald Steyn, as senior ‘Lead Hunter’

KRS Mobile appoints marketing specialist Gerald Steyn, as senior ‘Lead Hunter’

30/06/2016 - 09:55
Cape Town, 29 June 2016 – Following the recent establishment of its enterprise mobile development hub, KRS Mobile, a division of Khanyisa Real Systems (KRS), has appointed Gerald Steyn as its chief ‘Lead Hunter’. read more
Omni-Channel - Do's and Don'ts

Omni-Channel - Do's and Don'ts

30/06/2016 - 09:43
With more customers owning smart mobile devices, companies are facing an ever increasing need to communicate and respond to customers using channels, other than a simple voice call. While voice is still the preferred channel, most call centers are also expected to support multimedia communication including email, instant chat, SMS and social media. Multimedia poses many challenges for a call centre, requiring a variety of new skills and strategies, but the principles of agents’ productivity and quality measurements remain the same.  read more
The Internet of Things: hype vs. Reality

The Internet of Things: hype vs. Reality

29/06/2016 - 12:12
As the world enters the fourth industrial revolution and the third age of digital, smart and connected systems are altering every aspect of the process to deliver goods and services to today’s consumers. The Internet of Things poses unique challenges, but also opportunities for companies in the consumer goods industry. Christopher Beck, of Ecolab, addressed the Internet of Things at this year’s Consumer Goods Summit held in Cape Town. It formed part of a wider look at the digital disruption facing the industry. read more
The growth of digital in the mass market

The growth of digital in the mass market

24/06/2016 - 16:10
The Daily Sun Facebook page recently hit the one million mark in likes, and counting. This is an amazing achievement in the five years since Daily Sun launched its Facebook page in 2011. There is now a full-time digital team which creates about 100 posts a week with about 80 000 interactions daily. Growth is steady at between 12 000 and 17 000 new fans every seven days.  read more
Connecting social media investment to business returns

Connecting social media investment to business returns

23/06/2016 - 12:56
Millions of South Africans today depend on social media to keep in touch with the information and people who matter to them - whether they're watching the Twitter war between DJ Zinhle and AKA, keeping an eye on running commentary about President Zuma's state of the nation speech, or simply sharing personal photographs with their friends and families.  read more
Sunday Times Generation Next Youth Marketing Conference highlights need to understand Generation Z

Sunday Times Generation Next Youth Marketing Conference highlights need to understand Generation Z

22/06/2016 - 10:51
Johannesburg, 21 June 2016: The second Sunday Times Generation Next Youth Marketing Conference again delivered valuable insights into the aspirations of South African youths, and the marketing influences impacting the near, and long-term brand preferences of Generation Z. The conference was followed by an Interactive Showcase with SA brands delivering exciting, innovative and engaging activations to grab the attention of youths and adults alike.  read more
The power shift of sales

The power shift of sales

21/06/2016 - 12:45
While the marketing role has shifted and changed dramatically, it is the sales role that is most underestimated. It has had to evolve dramatically as a result of the connected world we live in, and adapt to the new customer that this has bred.  read more
Ergoform takes top honours at Inspire Trade Expo

Ergoform takes top honours at Inspire Trade Expo

20/06/2016 - 16:37
Local designers and manufacturers of premium-quality office furniture, Ergoform, won the award for Top Innovation and Best Stand overall at the Inspire Trade Show which took place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg last week. read more
Supermarket giants focus on burgeoning Africa

Supermarket giants focus on burgeoning Africa

20/06/2016 - 11:03
The top 100 grocery retail companies in the world chose to focus their expansion efforts on Africa and the Middle East in 2015, even as countries in this region struggled with adverse economic conditions. read more
SA’s companies shy away from bringing bacon home

SA’s companies shy away from bringing bacon home

15/06/2016 - 11:23
Now that MTN has managed to have its fine in Nigeria cut down from $5.5bn to $1.7bn, can we have our money back? read more
Food will continue to be costly

Food will continue to be costly

14/06/2016 - 17:11
Johannesburg - South Africans may be breathing a sigh of relief that El Niño seems to have passed, but food prices will remain high well into next year. read more
Billionaire Wiese’s UK chains ready for either Brexit outcome

Billionaire Wiese’s UK chains ready for either Brexit outcome

14/06/2016 - 17:04
Johannesburg - British retailers New Look and Iceland Foods and the Virgin Active gym-club chain are prepared for either outcome when the country votes on whether to remain in the European Union next week, according to the head of their South African owner. read more
SA’s Youth have spoken – these are the brands they ‘heart’

SA’s Youth have spoken – these are the brands they ‘heart’

13/06/2016 - 15:01
The results of the 12th annual Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey - highlighting the brands that SA youths, aged 8-22 years, ‘heart’– were announced at an Awards extravaganza at the Sandton Convention Centre. read more
What is driving SA’s drastic decrease in entrepreneurial activity?

What is driving SA’s drastic decrease in entrepreneurial activity?

13/06/2016 - 14:19
Entrepreneurial intentions among South Africans has dropped by almost 30% in 2015 when compared to 2013, and almost halved when compared to 2010, yet the perceived entrepreneurial opportunities has increased over the same period, according to the recently release Global Entrepreneurship Monitor South African Report 2015/16. read more
Tiger says exit from Ethiopia does not signal a retreat from the rest of Africa

Tiger says exit from Ethiopia does not signal a retreat from the rest of Africa

10/06/2016 - 12:09
Food producer Tiger Brands on Thursday pulled the plug on a second major African market, with the sale of its stake in an Ethiopian business — less than six months after it disposed of a Nigerian venture. read more
Finding success bite by bite

Finding success bite by bite

10/06/2016 - 11:49
Cape Town - A Khayelitsha emerging entrepreneur is living testimony to the government’s initiative, Vukuzenzele (wake up and do it yourself), as her pizza business is booming and employs seven people. read more
Grocery retailing: Navigating the in-store digital divide

Grocery retailing: Navigating the in-store digital divide

09/06/2016 - 14:57
Grocery and other retailers in South Africa are still dramatically underestimating the impact that the onslaught of digital is having on the industry.  read more
Scourge of cybercrime hits Africa, leaving unprepared companies highly vulnerable

Scourge of cybercrime hits Africa, leaving unprepared companies highly vulnerable

09/06/2016 - 13:08
Cybercrime has become a global epidemic from which Africa has not been spared, leaving companies counting losses, which range from money to credibility. read more
Times Media to manage advertising sales for DesignIndaba.com

Times Media to manage advertising sales for DesignIndaba.com

09/06/2016 - 12:53
Times Media is excited to announce that it will be managing the advertising sales for Africa’s leading design and creative website, Design Indaba.com.  read more
Hardware retailers lead drop in building confidence

Hardware retailers lead drop in building confidence

09/06/2016 - 12:13
Hardware retailers led a fall in building confidence, a quarterly poll by Stellenbosch University’s Bureau for Economic Research (BER) reported on Thursday. read more
Final week to enter the 2016 entrepreneur of the year® competition and elevate business success

Final week to enter the 2016 entrepreneur of the year® competition and elevate business success

08/06/2016 - 12:54
Entrepreneurs who dedicate themselves to their own business, creating much needed jobs and contributing towards economic development in South Africa, have one more week to enter the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS before entries close. read more
Union and brewers locked in BEE row

Union and brewers locked in BEE row

08/06/2016 - 11:41
A dispute is still raging between the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) and the merging parties in the process of creating the world’s largest brewer in a $108bn deal. read more
Moody’s puts SABMiller bonds on review for downgrade

Moody’s puts SABMiller bonds on review for downgrade

08/06/2016 - 11:35
Moody’s, the credit rating agency, warned on Tuesday night they may downgrade SABMILLER’s bonds. The brewer’s long-term unsecured notes, which are rated A3, were placed on "review for downgrade from direction uncertain". read more
Farmers disgruntled with land reform

Farmers disgruntled with land reform

08/06/2016 - 11:22
Cape Town - Unhappy about the way government was handling land reform, the African Farmers Association of South Africa (Afasa) said it needed to overhaul the process completely. read more
Depressed confidence heralds low growth

Depressed confidence heralds low growth

08/06/2016 - 10:49
Business confidence in the second quarter plunged to lows last seen during the global financial crisis, two surveys showed on Tuesday (7 May). read more
ACDOCO SA appoints new financial head

ACDOCO SA appoints new financial head

01/06/2016 - 18:37
ACDOCO South Africa (“ACDOCOSA”), Africa’s first shopper-centric specialist Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) brand-custodian distributor, has appointed Seshnie Naidoo as Financial Head. Her role will also encompass Information Technology and Regulatory elements. read more
City of Johannesburg promotes SMEs at SAITEX 2016

City of Johannesburg promotes SMEs at SAITEX 2016

01/06/2016 - 18:19
The City of Johannesburg has announced it's supporting up to 40 companies exhibiting at SAITEX 2016, South Africa’s biggest international trade exhibition. SAITEX 2016 takes place from June 19 to 21 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, where hundreds of national and international companies exhibit for retail buyers from across Africa. read more
Milk pricing in big supermarkets questioned

Milk pricing in big supermarkets questioned

01/06/2016 - 16:08
Cape Town - The market position of dairy farmers in South Africa remains precarious, according to Vicci Baker, founder of the price comparison website Retail Price Watch. The website studied its database regarding the average price of 21 fresh full cream milk products at four large retail chains over a period of 17 months. read more
Survey: The more channels the better for marketers

Survey: The more channels the better for marketers

25/05/2016 - 18:15
When it comes to marketing, retailers should adopt a truly “Omni-channel” approach. read more
Acquisitions lift Rhodes’s interim revenue

Acquisitions lift Rhodes’s interim revenue

25/05/2016 - 14:59
A string of acquisitions since Rhodes Foods listed on the JSE in October 2014 helped its interim revenue jump 53.5% to R2bn, the company reported on Monday. read more
Get ready for Starbucks drive-through's in South Africa

Get ready for Starbucks drive-through's in South Africa

25/05/2016 - 14:33
Starbucks SA brand owner, Taste Holdings, is basking in the warm response the coffee chain has had since its local launch in April – and has detailed its plans for the franchise moving forward. read more
Mortimer Harvey acquires direct marketing agency, Action Ambro’s

Mortimer Harvey acquires direct marketing agency, Action Ambro’s

17/05/2016 - 09:10
Mortimer Harvey announced today their acquisition of Action Ambro’s, one of the industry’s most-awarded and reputable direct marketing agencies. read more
Poultry imports destructive - Astral

Poultry imports destructive - Astral

17/05/2016 - 08:58
Johannesburg - Poultry producer Astral warned that cheap imports coming into the country threatened to destroy South Africa’s poultry industry. read more
Gordhan arrest rumours jolt the rand

Gordhan arrest rumours jolt the rand

17/05/2016 - 08:52
Johannesburg - The rand yesterday (16 May) hit a two-month low against the dollar and government bonds weakened sharply after reports, denied by the government, that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan faces arrest. read more
Business debt index improves slightly in first quarter

Business debt index improves slightly in first quarter

17/05/2016 - 08:48
Businesses are raising prices to offset soaring input costs and weather the depressed growth climate. read more
Cash-and-carry tax crackdown pays off for SARS

Cash-and-carry tax crackdown pays off for SARS

16/05/2016 - 15:47
The recent crackdown on the cash and carry sector in SA seems to be bearing fruit. read more
Rand softer in nervous trade

Rand softer in nervous trade

16/05/2016 - 15:41
Johannesburg - South African government bonds weakened sharply and the rand hit a two-month low against the dollar on Monday after a newspaper report, denied by the government, that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan faces arrest. read more
Astral Foods’ profits slide as drought bites

Astral Foods’ profits slide as drought bites

16/05/2016 - 14:43
Astral Foods on Monday (16 May) reported a slide in its first-half profit as the effect of the recent drought in the country took hold. read more
AB InBev and SABMiller to exchange regional operations

AB InBev and SABMiller to exchange regional operations

13/05/2016 - 11:38
Anheuser-Busch InBev will swap its breweries in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador for SABMiller’s Panamanian beer and soft-drink businesses.  read more
Issue of fridge space holds up bottler merger deal

Issue of fridge space holds up bottler merger deal

13/05/2016 - 11:27
Last-minute talks on how much space in fridges (coolers) carrying the Coca-Cola brand should be made available to competing products delayed on Monday (9 May) the start of a Competition Tribunal hearing into a merger that would create Africa’s largest softdrinks bottler. read more
SA consumers warned to shop with extreme caution

SA consumers warned to shop with extreme caution

13/05/2016 - 11:24
Consumers should always shop with extreme caution, Vicci Baker, founder of the price comparison website Retail Price Watch, told Fin24 on Wednesday. read more
SA entrepreneur scoops top innovation award

SA entrepreneur scoops top innovation award

12/05/2016 - 14:48
Johannesburg - South African entrepreneur Nneile Nkholise on Wednesday won the Africa Top Women Innovators Challenge 2016 at the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Kigali, Rwanda. read more
Rand is on the ropes

Rand is on the ropes

12/05/2016 - 14:40
Johannesburg - South Africa's rand retreated against the dollar early on Thursday, giving up a minor rebound back from six-week lows as global and domestic growth concerns rattled sentiment towards the continent's most industrialised economy. read more
Market intelligence marks new era in retail

Market intelligence marks new era in retail

04/05/2016 - 21:03
Johannesburg, 27 April 2016 - Today’s retail environment is increasingly characterised by savvy, engaged shoppers and driven by new and evolving technologies. read more