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SA's most valuable brands

SA's most valuable brands

22/07/2019 - 09:34
SA's most valuable brands could be a source of growth and job creation for the company, says the head of Brand Finance, which has just released its latest report on the strongest and best performing local brands. read more
Pioneer Foods deal will be PepsiCo's biggest in Sub-Saharan Africa

Pioneer Foods deal will be PepsiCo's biggest in Sub-Saharan Africa

22/07/2019 - 09:04
The US food and beverages company says the deal, worth about R24bn, will boost the SA economy. read more
Food and beverages giant PepsiCo makes offer to acquire Pioneer Foods

Food and beverages giant PepsiCo makes offer to acquire Pioneer Foods

19/07/2019 - 10:18
In a vote of confidence about SA’s long-term prospects, New York-based food and beverages giant PepsiCo has made an offer to buy Pioneer Food Group, which makes Sasko breads and Ceres juices, in a deal worth at least R25.4bn. read more
Refinery celebrates diversity with new fashion campaign

Refinery celebrates diversity with new fashion campaign

18/07/2019 - 11:39
Local fashion retailer Refinery is set to make waves across the local industry with its new spring campaign which embraces diversity, encouraging others to be unashamedly, authentically themselves.  read more
Technology is fundamentally altering the relationship between brands and consumers

Technology is fundamentally altering the relationship between brands and consumers

15/07/2019 - 16:44
Both businesses and societies that have accelerated their digital transformation efforts have been rewarded with faster growth. In fact, digital transformation has the potential to unlock the value of about R5-trillion across multiple industries in the next decade, potentially moving the needle of economic growth in SA. So said Wayne Hull, MD of Accenture Digital, at the annual IAB Summit earlier this year. read more
Aldi launches new Vegan brand

Aldi launches new Vegan brand

10/07/2019 - 08:30
The first product in the range is a high-protein quarter pounder burger which costs £1.99 for a pack of two. It is made with soya and pea protein and flavoured with smoked salt to give a chargrilled flavour. read more
Winning the hearts of consumers through local relevance

Winning the hearts of consumers through local relevance

02/07/2019 - 11:18
DNA Brand Architects recently won the SA Campaign of the Year prize at the Prism Awards for a five-part digital series it had created for Lion Lager. In response to the challenge of reintroducing an “old” brand to a young audience and making it relevant, this agency chose a culturally relevant concept that would resonate with the target audience: the payment of lobola. read more
Amazon's phenomenal brand value growth

Amazon's phenomenal brand value growth

24/06/2019 - 08:34
With little sign of a growth slowdown, Amazon has become the world’s most valuable brand, according to the 2019 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking.  read more
10 new rules of retail, according to a trend analyst

10 new rules of retail, according to a trend analyst

24/06/2019 - 08:24
From clothing rentals to shops on demand, retail trends are changing fast, says Dion Chang, trend analyst and founder of Flux Trends. read more
Brand champions, ambassadors and advocates

Brand champions, ambassadors and advocates

11/06/2019 - 14:55
Paying people to promote brands has long been a contentious – and confusing – issue in the industry. There is confusion around the terminology, what they’re actually called, and controversy and cynicism about whether it’s an effective way to market a brand or not. read more
Global footprint for SA veldskoen

Global footprint for SA veldskoen

29/05/2019 - 10:17
Prince Harry wears them, Ashton Kutcher bought a share in the company that makes them and these days some brides even get married in them. We’re talking about the common or garden South African veldskoen, but there’s nothing ordinary about these shoes with their zany different coloured soles available in a seven-colour spectrum.  read more
Pioneer Foods’ shares plunge to six-year low on earnings decline

Pioneer Foods’ shares plunge to six-year low on earnings decline

20/05/2019 - 16:24
Shares in Pioneer Foods, which makes Sasko bread and Ceres juice, plunged to a six-year low after the group said it was struggling to pass on higher costs to consumers. read more
Brand engagement and the seniors' market: golden truths about the golden years

Brand engagement and the seniors' market: golden truths about the golden years

13/05/2019 - 11:19
It’s no secret that we live in a youth-obsessed society. This is perhaps no more evident than in the contemporary branding, media, marketing, and entertainment industries. Page through any mainstream publication, peruse the advertising screened on prime-time television or consider the media personalities that are held in the highest regard to see just how much youthfulness is lauded. Even from a strategic perspective, there is hardly a brand in existence today that is not affording consideration to attracting and engaging the “youth market”. read more
5 ways digital technology is reshaping the needs and expectations of SA’s young consumers

5 ways digital technology is reshaping the needs and expectations of SA’s young consumers

03/05/2019 - 15:00
We’re seeing the needs, expectations and behaviours of young South African consumers evolve at a pace that threatens to leave brands behind. As centennials – or Generation Z – move into the workforce and become the next wave of consumers, brands will need to rethink many of their assumptions about what customers want. read more
H&M lists garment suppliers on app to tackle worker abuses

H&M lists garment suppliers on app to tackle worker abuses

25/04/2019 - 10:26
Fashion brand H&M has become the first major retailer to list individual supplier details for each garment on its website to increase transparency in an industry with high risks of slavery and labour abuses.  read more
Cheap imported butter is undercutting local brands

Cheap imported butter is undercutting local brands

24/04/2019 - 11:31
South Africa has been a net importer of butter for years. In 2018, 85% of those imports came from as far afield as New Zealand, Denmark, Ireland, and the Ukraine. read more
Kraft Heinz hires global brand expert Miguel Patricio as CEO

Kraft Heinz hires global brand expert Miguel Patricio as CEO

24/04/2019 - 11:18
Kraft Heinz named Miguel Patricio as its next chief executive in the hopes that the 30-year marketing veteran will revitalize brands such as Planters nuts and Oscar Mayer bacon at one of the world's largest packaged food companies.  read more
Brand SA makes marketing material available

Brand SA makes marketing material available

15/04/2019 - 08:38
To grow the country’s tourism economy it’s vital for SA to be marketed. Brand SA, the country’s official marketing agency, has a collection of professional resources available to the public at no cost that can align brands to the brand of the nation. read more
Brimstone confirms exit from Clover deal

Brimstone confirms exit from Clover deal

12/04/2019 - 10:01
Brimstone Investments confirmed that it will not be participating in a consortium seeking to acquire SA’s biggest dairy producer Clover, but had agreed on a plan to facilitate its exit.  read more
 Cathedral Cellar comes to life with augmented reality labels

Cathedral Cellar comes to life with augmented reality labels

09/04/2019 - 10:29
Cathedral Cellar is relaunching globally with wine labels which allow wine enthusiasts to invite its winemaker, Wim Truter, to their dinner time conversation, via augmented reality technology.  read more
Brand consistency aids in brand security

Brand consistency aids in brand security

03/04/2019 - 08:23
Several factors cause serious reputational damage to brands these days, ranging from social media to fake news and cyber attacks. It’s therefore imperative that companies have measures in place to minimise the possibility of reputational damage. Brand consistency is one of those measures. read more
Why pop-up stores are an easy sell

Why pop-up stores are an easy sell

28/03/2019 - 08:18
Pop-up stores are a smart way for mall owners to fill empty retail space on a temporary basis, and for businesses to punt their product without the overheads of the full store experience. read more
Instagram adds shopping feature for US users

Instagram adds shopping feature for US users

22/03/2019 - 09:34
Facebook’s Instagram is trialling a feature that lets US users shop from the photo-sharing app by using a “checkout” option on items tagged for sale, the company said. read more
Sainsbury’s and Asda seek to salvage deal with £1bn pledge

Sainsbury’s and Asda seek to salvage deal with £1bn pledge

20/03/2019 - 08:58
British supermarket groups Sainsbury’s and Asda have committed to deliver £1bn of annual price cuts as they attempt to salvage their proposed combination after being dealt a potentially fatal blow by the regulator. read more
Distell’s premium-wine offshoot aims for the top

Distell’s premium-wine offshoot aims for the top

15/03/2019 - 14:37
"I’m in the business of wine; I’m not in the wine business," says Kay Nash emphatically. That may seem like splitting hairs, but it’s a subtle distinction that’s helping the CEO of Libertas Vineyards & Estates, the new premium-wine offshoot of drinks giant Distell, to shake up the company’s high-end wine business. read more
Three quarters in a row of sales growth for H&M

Three quarters in a row of sales growth for H&M

15/03/2019 - 14:26
Sweden’s H&M, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, posted local-currency sales growth for its fiscal first quarter that matched analysts’ forecasts, on Friday, while net sales were slightly higher than expected. read more
 Libstar banks on new food products

Libstar banks on new food products

14/03/2019 - 10:15
Consumer goods manufacturer and distributor Libstar, whose brands include Lancewood cheese and Denny Mushrooms, says it adjusted to the slowdown in consumer spending by launching hundreds of new food products.  read more
Shares in Denny owner Libstar jump on maiden dividend

Shares in Denny owner Libstar jump on maiden dividend

13/03/2019 - 13:49
Libstar, the consumer goods group that listed on the JSE in May 2018, announced a maiden cash dividend of 22c a share on Wednesday as profits after tax in 2018 edged 1% higher to R236m. read more
Coca Cola tops the list of the world's leading brands

Coca Cola tops the list of the world's leading brands

08/03/2019 - 15:01
The Euromonitor International, a market research provider's, Top 100 Megabrands report ranks success consumer goods brands by retail value across the world.  read more
Iconic South Africans the inspiration for new Johnnie Walker campaign

Iconic South Africans the inspiration for new Johnnie Walker campaign

05/03/2019 - 11:20
Johnnie Walker’s new brand campaign celebrates the success of inspirational South Africans who inspire others to 'keep walking'.  read more
British American Tobacco full-year sales and profit rise

British American Tobacco full-year sales and profit rise

01/03/2019 - 09:47
British American Tobacco (BAT), the second-biggest international tobacco company, reported higher full-year adjusted sales and profit, helped by cigarette market share gains and growth in vaping devices.  read more
Distell selects WPP as its global partner agency

Distell selects WPP as its global partner agency

25/02/2019 - 15:37
Alcoholic beverages company Distell has selected WPP as its global partner agency.  read more
Digital sponsorship provides good ROI

Digital sponsorship provides good ROI

21/02/2019 - 14:57
South African organisations are upping their investment in digital advertising, with the total value of internet advertising growing 16.5% to R5.14bn in 2017, according to PwC’s Entertainment & Media Outlook: 2018 – 2022. As they increase their spending on digital, the question of how to improve return on investment (ROI) from this channel is top of mind for brands.  read more
Levi Strauss files for stock market comeback

Levi Strauss files for stock market comeback

16/02/2019 - 21:53
Jeans maker Levi Strauss has filed documents to list itself on the New York Stock Exchange, seeking to return to public markets after more than three decades. read more
Clover: Israeli link meeting resistance

Clover: Israeli link meeting resistance

15/02/2019 - 10:58
The market is nervously considering the implications of empowerment company Brimstone’s decision to review its role in the much-awaited takeover of local dairy giant Clover. read more
Woolworths loses third David Jones CEO

Woolworths loses third David Jones CEO

07/02/2019 - 13:20
The CEO of Woolworths’s Australian department store chain David Jones has resigned after less than two years in the job, and the JSE-listed retailer is now headhunting its fourth CEO for its Australian chain since it acquired it in 2014. read more
6 Ways to win with CX

6 Ways to win with CX

06/02/2019 - 10:35
As each new app or tech gadget appears on the horizon, keeping the Customer Experience (CX) fresh and relevant becomes more complex. But making and retaining customers in 2019 is not just about keeping up with the sophisticated robotics of the 21st Century. Yes, branding and selling is knowing what and how technology can assist in the CX experience but it’s also ensuring there’s a human and emotional connection with the consumer every step of the way. read more
Edcon makes headway in securing R3bn in funds to keep it going

Edcon makes headway in securing R3bn in funds to keep it going

05/02/2019 - 14:25
Edcon Holdings is making progress toward securing R3bn in funding to keep the South African clothing retailer afloat, with the Public Investment Corporation part of the ongoing talks. read more
Businesses face big moral and socioeconomic issues

Businesses face big moral and socioeconomic issues

05/02/2019 - 09:25
Consumers want brands and corporates to be scrupulously ethical and champions for causes they care about. Businesses will have to engage with big moral and socioeconomic issues in a convincing way. read more
Futureproof your retail store

Futureproof your retail store

31/01/2019 - 08:57
Recession, economic uncertainty, political upheaval – these factors, among many others, are playing havoc with retail stability and longevity around the world. In the United Kingdom, well-known brands such as House of Fraser and Orla Kiely have either gone into administration or closed down. Edgars may shut the doors of its landmark store in the centre of Johannesburg in an attempt to revive the ailing brand, and Nine West and Mango have closed their stores across the country due to increased competition and economic pressure. As outlooks go, this may seem dire, but for those retailers that are paying attention and preparing to adapt, it’s a landscape filled with potential.  read more
Distell: Chateau gets a wider roof

Distell: Chateau gets a wider roof

28/01/2019 - 08:41
Distell creates new Libertas Vineyards structure that will focus on its premium wines — including some old favourites. read more
SAB campaigns against alcohol abuse

SAB campaigns against alcohol abuse

24/01/2019 - 12:50
Capitalising on the current popularity of video, SAB launched a short film to coincide with the festive season, highlighting the devastating effects of making poor decisions in the lives of teenagers; and to combat the incidence of underage drinking. read more
Zando celebrates 7 years of success

Zando celebrates 7 years of success

23/01/2019 - 14:50
Launched in 2012, Zando has grown from a small e-commerce store to become South Africa’s largest fashion destination. Aimed at the 20 to 40 somethings, it has sold more than 1800 local and international brands on its site and also has its own private label, UTOPIA.  read more
Key trends in grocery retail 2019

Key trends in grocery retail 2019

21/01/2019 - 11:00
As consumer expectations continue to shift, grocery retailers must ensure that they keep a finger on the pulse of changing demands. James Butcher, managing director of grocery retail specialist, Solutions for Retail Brands (S4RB), examines the key grocery trends to keep an eye out for in 2019. read more
The era of post-modern marketing

The era of post-modern marketing

15/01/2019 - 14:05
It’s the age of post-modern marketing when creativity and storytelling are combined with modern technology and a focus on human behaviour. read more
Mergers & acquisitions: How to manage growth with the right brand architecture strategy

Mergers & acquisitions: How to manage growth with the right brand architecture strategy

14/01/2019 - 13:30
According to Reuters, there were over 50,000 merger & acquisition (M&A) deals announced in 2018. By May, R26.6-trillion had been spent on M&As, more than seven times SA’s annual GDP. read more
Why mobile is the gatekeeper of brand loyalty today

Why mobile is the gatekeeper of brand loyalty today

19/12/2018 - 10:33
Achieving long-term brand loyalty has become brutally difficult for South African retailers. Mobile represents an unparalleled opportunity for savvy retailers to reach customers in more personalised, efficient and powerful ways – paving the way for a new era of data-driven brand loyalty. read more
Affiliate marketing in numbers: What is it?

Affiliate marketing in numbers: What is it?

18/12/2018 - 11:37
Affiliate marketing is a great way to connect with other companies and brands to establish a mutually beneficial relationship. It's a great way to monetize your website and earn a few extra bucks easily. Affiliate marketing uses website traffic from one website to generate clicks and sales for the affiliate brand. The site who posts the affiliate link will then get a percentage of the income generated from those clicks and sales.  read more
5 Retail trends and predictions for 2019

5 Retail trends and predictions for 2019

13/12/2018 - 14:01
2019 is here, and if you’re in retail, you’re likely wondering what the next 12 months will bring. read more
Superdry half-year profits drop by 49%

Superdry half-year profits drop by 49%

13/12/2018 - 10:13
Superdry has revealed a massive drop in underlying profit in its interim results despite an uptick in overall revenue, as the fashion retailer conceded it had a “difficult first half”. read more
Twelve trends to shape media and marketing in 2019

Twelve trends to shape media and marketing in 2019

13/12/2018 - 09:15
Kantar’s recently released media landscape predictions outline 12 trends that are expected to shape the media and marketing industry across the board over the next year. read more
FoST - An immersive storytelling experience, but is South Africa ready for the learnings?

FoST - An immersive storytelling experience, but is South Africa ready for the learnings?

07/12/2018 - 10:05
In an industry that changes as quickly as the weather in Joburg, marketers have seen a vast change in the depiction of brands and a fascinating shift in the consumer experience.  read more
Abercrombie & Fitch soars after upbeat holiday sales forecast

Abercrombie & Fitch soars after upbeat holiday sales forecast

03/12/2018 - 13:52
US teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch forecast same-store sales for the holiday quarter above analysts’ estimates, driven by strong sales at its Hollister and flagship stores, sending its shares rising 24% in early trading. read more
Takealot.com elevates Tour of Good Hope

Takealot.com elevates Tour of Good Hope

29/11/2018 - 13:51
ASG, owner and importer of some of the world’s best cycling brands, has joined forces with South Africa’s leading online retailer, Takealot.com, to elevate the Tour of Good Hope to an international level.  read more
R10 illegal cigarette pack becomes SA's top seller

R10 illegal cigarette pack becomes SA's top seller

29/11/2018 - 08:23
Research house Ipsos said that South Africa has become the first country in the world to allow an illegal cigarette brand to become a top seller, after Gold Leaf Tobacco’s RG brand became the top-selling brand in the country overall, overtaking all legal brands.  read more
H&M shutting down Cheap Monday brand

H&M shutting down Cheap Monday brand

28/11/2018 - 16:37
H&M, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, said that it would close down its struggling independent brand, Cheap Monday. read more
Closing the gap between browsing and conversion

Closing the gap between browsing and conversion

27/11/2018 - 09:27
Digital tactics are designed to bring brands to the fore of consumers’ minds, and the world of online shopping is no different. A recent experiment by Google and Travelstart measured the impact of dynamic remarketing – campaigns which show previous website visitors ads featuring the products or services they viewed on the site. read more
#BlackFriday: Will your business handle the demand?

#BlackFriday: Will your business handle the demand?

20/11/2018 - 09:14
Black Friday is here to stay: as part of a retail festival that entices consumers in their millions to part with their cash, it’s another way of increasing revenue just before the festive season officially kicks in.  read more
Threat of US menthol cigarette ban knocks BAT down 11%

Threat of US menthol cigarette ban knocks BAT down 11%

12/11/2018 - 13:39
British American Tobacco’s (BAT) share price plunged 11% to R555, wiping R176bn off its market capitalisation, on a report the US government is considering banning menthol cigarettes. read more
Amazon launches Prime Wardrobe ‘try before you buy’ service in the UK

Amazon launches Prime Wardrobe ‘try before you buy’ service in the UK

07/11/2018 - 11:25
Amazon is stepping up its push into the UK clothing market with the launch of Prime Wardrobe, a ‘try before you buy’ fashion service. read more
Campari toasts fashionable Aperol's success

Campari toasts fashionable Aperol's success

07/11/2018 - 11:04
Drinkers’ growing taste for Aperol, the bright orange aperitif, helped to boost sales growth at parent Campari in the third quarter, which covers the peak summer period in some of the company’s main markets. read more
3 Instagram mistakes that could land your brand in hot water

3 Instagram mistakes that could land your brand in hot water

06/11/2018 - 08:44
Instagram is fast becoming a hugely important sales channel for retailers - as a way to showcase your store and brand, market new products and promotions, and even tap into social selling. If you’re marketing on Instagram, chances are you’re in it because you want to increase customer engagement, followers, and ultimately, revenue. read more
The challenges of content marketing

The challenges of content marketing

02/11/2018 - 14:22
Content creation practices are under constant pressure to perform and deliver to meet sales targets. Although the biggest factor to achieve Return on Investment (ROI) is content personalisation, the challenge for marketers is to create content that turns heads. read more
Brand scan app brings logos to life

Brand scan app brings logos to life

02/11/2018 - 08:15
Soon, scanning a favourite logo will bring it to life. LogoScan, an augmented reality-enabled app, is set to hit SA, bringing consumers within an arm’s length of engaging with brands in enhanced reality.  read more
KOO and Discovery Health take top accolades at 20th Sunday Times Top Brands Survey

KOO and Discovery Health take top accolades at 20th Sunday Times Top Brands Survey

25/10/2018 - 07:49
Celebrating twenty years of the Sunday Times Top Brands Survey – the leading barometer of consumer sentiment towards brands – two local companies excelled to become the overall winners in their sectors: KOO adds to its Top Brands awards tally by winning the Grand Prix in the Consumer category, while Discovery Health Medical Scheme claimed the Grand Prix in the Business category.  read more
The story substance - Why the world wants a story and not a sale

The story substance - Why the world wants a story and not a sale

23/10/2018 - 10:49
People are confronted daily with a slew of messages resulting in content fatigue. Added to this is a mass amount of remarketing tactics based on search and content consumption behaviour, which ads to this content overload. Now, in a world where every brand is fighting for attention, how will brands stand out? read more
A good customer experience can impact repeat business

A good customer experience can impact repeat business

10/10/2018 - 08:56
Companies that ensure that customers who want to cancel their services have a positive experience leave the door open for future business. read more
Marketers need to innovate more, not less, in tough times

Marketers need to innovate more, not less, in tough times

05/10/2018 - 09:59
As consumer spending continues to decline due to tough economic conditions, rising costs, a greater tax burden and below-inflation salary increases, many brands are responding by consolidating product lines and stripping out any excess to maintain affordability. read more
Barnes & Noble soars as going private could mean faster changes

Barnes & Noble soars as going private could mean faster changes

05/10/2018 - 08:19
Barnes & Noble, facing management upheaval and shrinking revenue, buoyed shareholders’ spirits with news it’s weighing acquisition interest from several parties, including chairperson Len Riggio.  read more
Sainsbury’s takes on established beauty retailers

Sainsbury’s takes on established beauty retailers

02/10/2018 - 13:39
Sainsbury’s is taking on department stores and the likes Boots and Superdrug by expanding the beauty offering in stores and using specialist assistants in the aisles. read more
Gamification offers huge opportunities for brands

Gamification offers huge opportunities for brands

25/09/2018 - 09:46
Online gaming is a growing industry globally. According to futurist and game designer, Jane McGonigal around 2.6bn gamers worldwide spend an average of an hour a day playing games online. read more
Instagram introduces shopping tab to Explore page

Instagram introduces shopping tab to Explore page

19/09/2018 - 11:09
Instagram has continued to develop its commerce offering as it adds a shopping tab to its Explore page, ahead of the launch of its standalone shopping app. read more
6 Tips for top customer engagement on mobile from the 2018 PriceCheck Awards

6 Tips for top customer engagement on mobile from the 2018 PriceCheck Awards

18/09/2018 - 08:50
Speaking at this year’s annual PriceCheck Awards Ceremony, CEO Kevin Tucker noted that the Tech and E-commerce Awards are more important than ever before. He said that while 2018 has been a tough year for retail, it’s an industry with massive potential for growth. read more
Dismal update sends Rhodes Foods’ shares plummeting

Dismal update sends Rhodes Foods’ shares plummeting

17/09/2018 - 10:28
The food producer warned of a large decline in its full-year earnings due to the crippling drought in the Western Cape. read more
Danone supports healthy eating, sets new ‘One Planet. One Health’ sustainability goals

Danone supports healthy eating, sets new ‘One Planet. One Health’ sustainability goals

14/09/2018 - 14:01
At its Annual General Meeting this year, Danone introduced a set of nine long-term goals for the company and its brands. Aligned with the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, the Danone 2030 Goals embed the business, brand and trust models of the company to drive long-term sustainable value creation and deliver the company’s ‘One Planet. One Health’ vision.  read more
Partnerships help retailers move from bricks to clicks

Partnerships help retailers move from bricks to clicks

11/09/2018 - 11:29
It is no new revelation that traditional retailers are having to revisit their business models as new, agile e-commerce stores are eroding the reach of ‘in-store’ retail outlets. To mirror the success of newer, online stores, large retailers are looking to modernise by establishing parallel online presences.  read more
5 ways to capture shopper attention and drive sales

5 ways to capture shopper attention and drive sales

10/09/2018 - 08:44
According to recent research, 60% of Generation Z, who are by definition digital natives, prefer to purchase in-store. This may come as a shock to some but the challenge for retailers is how to make the best of the in-store shopper experience to capture these on-site customers and drive sales. read more
Driving the in-store brand experience

Driving the in-store brand experience

27/08/2018 - 10:55
In the highly competitive environment of in-store advertising, brands are contesting limited market share. Consumers have become more discerning of what they buy owing to the availability of product information online. It is therefore imperative to cut through the clutter and create a 360-degree retail experience. read more
Mondelēz International releases updated pack sizes of Toblerone

Mondelēz International releases updated pack sizes of Toblerone

27/08/2018 - 09:38
Mondelēz International has unveiled new pack sizes of Toblerone in the UK as it celebrates 110 years of the Swiss chocolate brand. read more
Times are tough — but not for Distell

Times are tough — but not for Distell

24/08/2018 - 13:38
Distell’s 29% jump in net profit for the year to end-June demonstrated once again that when times get tough, the tough get laagered. read more
Local entrepreneur wins Pick n Pay’s 2018 Small Supplier of the Year award with business growth

Local entrepreneur wins Pick n Pay’s 2018 Small Supplier of the Year award with business growth

23/08/2018 - 09:34
Local entrepreneur Portia Mngomezulu, founder of Portia M Skin Solutions, was awarded Pick n Pay’s 2018 Small Supplier of the Year award for her business’ exceptional growth performance and job creation. The annual award recognises and rewards the company’s top performing small supplier in the country across various categories.  read more
Coca-Cola unveils major new push for Zero Sugar

Coca-Cola unveils major new push for Zero Sugar

23/08/2018 - 09:09
Coca-Cola GB has announced plans for a revamp of its Zero Sugar variant, which will be accompanied by a multi-million-pound campaign, as it looks to revive sales. read more
Woolworths posts R3.5bn loss on R7bn David Jones impairment

Woolworths posts R3.5bn loss on R7bn David Jones impairment

23/08/2018 - 08:55
The R6.9bn impairment of Australian department store chain David Jones knocked Woolworths into a loss of R3.5bn for its 2018 financial year, from a profit of R5.4bn in the prior year, it reported. read more
The science behind engaging and relevant digital signage content in-store

The science behind engaging and relevant digital signage content in-store

20/08/2018 - 10:27
You might think that the magic formula to great digital signage content equals awe-inspiring visual effects and hours of animation. This formula might be visually appealing and might make your customers look but will it inform and influence their buying decisions? Probably not.  read more
Walmart urges suppliers to look beyond China for sources of cosmetics

Walmart urges suppliers to look beyond China for sources of cosmetics

20/08/2018 - 08:46
Walmart has asked its cosmetics suppliers to consider sourcing their goods in countries outside of China, in one of the first signs that the world’s largest retailer hopes to dilute the impact of the Trump administration’s tariffs. read more
Closing the sales loop – advertising in the mall environment

Closing the sales loop – advertising in the mall environment

17/08/2018 - 08:38
As the relationship between retailer and customer becomes more complex and consumers’ motivation to purchase one product over another continues to shift and evolve, especially in this digital age, social media, personalisation and the need for customers to find both affinity and value in a brand have become increasingly important. read more
L’Oreal and Facebook team up for virtual make-up tests to drive online sales

L’Oreal and Facebook team up for virtual make-up tests to drive online sales

13/08/2018 - 13:11
In an age of selfies and beauty bloggers, cosmetics firms are investing heavily in online tech. read more
#WomensMonth: Women making it big in the cosmetics industry

#WomensMonth: Women making it big in the cosmetics industry

13/08/2018 - 11:25
Living in a male-dominated world is something women have had to cope with since the dawn of time. One industry that has seen women turn this notion on its head is the beauty industry.  read more
#WomensMonth: Brands should add to working moms' sense of well-being rather than contribute to their anxiety

#WomensMonth: Brands should add to working moms' sense of well-being rather than contribute to their anxiety

08/08/2018 - 10:16
With unemployment rising in South Africa and slow economic growth, our country’s households are under enormous pressure. The working moms who form the backbone of the nation are taking strain as they seek to manage the needs of their households and the demands of their jobs. read more
Disruption is the difference

Disruption is the difference

27/07/2018 - 09:49
The difference between brands that grow and those that don’t is how disruptive they are in the market. read more
A cross-media view of the customer is the key to marketing success

A cross-media view of the customer is the key to marketing success

24/07/2018 - 16:33
The consumer leaves traces in the digital world for marketers to analyse. To get an accurate understanding of the customer journey, brands must, therefore, seek to get a single view of their behaviour across different channels and media as they move from discovery to purchase.  read more
Soft drinks and craft beer fuel canned drinks growth in the UK

Soft drinks and craft beer fuel canned drinks growth in the UK

24/07/2018 - 10:22
Canned drinks are seeing “significant growth” in the UK market, according to the latest Nielsen research revealed today by the Can Makers, the industry trade body for drinks can manufacturers. read more
Why Premier Foods boss backs the sale of assets

Why Premier Foods boss backs the sale of assets

24/07/2018 - 10:14
Premier Foods said it was open to selling parts of the business and acknowledged it had to speed up its turnaround plans ahead of a showdown with investors who want to replace its CEO, Gavin Darby. read more
Sowetan/Sunday World National Stokvel Survey insights to be published this week

Sowetan/Sunday World National Stokvel Survey insights to be published this week

24/07/2018 - 09:28
This Friday, the first insights from the Sowetan/Sunday World National Stokvel Survey will be published in the Sowetan newspaper, as well as in the Sunday World on 29 July. The survey, conducted by African Response, presents annual research on the South African stokvel environment. read more
Converse opens its first Cape Town store

Converse opens its first Cape Town store

19/07/2018 - 16:12
One of the most recognised sneaker brands, Converse Inc. announced the opening of their sixth specialty retail store in South Africa.  read more
Schweppes launches muscovado mixer to pair with dark spirits

Schweppes launches muscovado mixer to pair with dark spirits

12/07/2018 - 08:26
Coca-Cola European Partners has unveiled a new variant of its Schweppes 1783 range. read more
Ackermans shines at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Awards

Ackermans shines at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Awards

10/07/2018 - 15:07
The AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Awards has recognised leading value retailer Ackermans as one of the top brands in the South African township sector.  read more
Edcon pursues higher-margin local products

Edcon pursues higher-margin local products

10/07/2018 - 07:43
Edcon says its shelves will increasingly be stocked with locally sourced house brands, as the struggling clothing retailer continues to unwind its foreign-brand strategy. read more
Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail appoints Golin Hong Kong

Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail appoints Golin Hong Kong

09/07/2018 - 14:35
Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail has appointed Golin Hong Kong to lead the PR restage of one of its core brand’s ranges. read more
Amazon takes a page from Toys ‘R’ Us with a holiday catalogue

Amazon takes a page from Toys ‘R’ Us with a holiday catalogue

05/07/2018 - 09:41
Amazon.com is looking more and more like a traditional retailer.  read more