5 expectations of the African millennial consumer
5 expectations of the African millennial consumer

As the largest consumer group in the world today, it is impossible to ignore the impact millennials have had - and will continue to have for decades to come as they settle into their prime spending years.

3 days ago

The digital landscape of South Africa
The digital landscape of South Africa

South Africa has 28.5 million internet users. This equates to 52% of the population being online this year. Of these online users, 74% are using mobile phones.

By Ellen De Matos Silva 19 Jul 2018

Newly launched Food Franchise Forum to represent SA's vital food sector
Newly launched Food Franchise Forum to represent SA's vital food sector

The Franchise Association of South Africa (Fasa) has announced the establishment of a Food Franchise Forum representing the majority of the household names in the casual dining and quick service restaurants (CDQSR) sector.

18 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: The right product, to the right customer, at the right time
#MobileCommerce: The right product, to the right customer, at the right time

As Cape Union Mart Group's director of e-commerce, Amanda Herson has the mammoth task of ensuring a seamless online experience for some of South Africa's most loved retail brands; from the outdoorsy Cape Union Mart to the fashion-forward Poetry, Old Khaki and Tread & Miller.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Jul 2018

TFG pledges to enable positive change
TFG pledges to enable positive change

Fashion lifestyle retailer TFG has pledged millions towards its corporate social investment initiatives. More than just a corporate mandate, all employees across stores, regional support teams and head office are encouraged to get involved in the fight to alleviating poverty across Africa.

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 17 Jul 2018

Preparing for Black Friday - 8 lessons learnt from 2017
Preparing for Black Friday - 8 lessons learnt from 2017

If 2017 is anything to go by, Black Friday is quickly becoming one of the busiest South African shopping days and, like the US, marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

By Graham van der Merwe 17 Jul 2018

The risk of listeriosis lingers
The risk of listeriosis lingers

Product-related risk is one of the biggest perils facing businesses today, with significant amount of increased recalls revealing the potential for larger and more complex losses in the past decade, according to the 'Product Recall: Managing The Impact of the New Risk Landscape' report.

By Catia Folgore 17 Jul 2018

Hoorah CSO and co-founder Jay Thomson and Tenzing Agency co-founder Jason Liebenberg.
#NewBiz: Hoorah acquires Tenzing Agency

Digital media consultancy, Hoorah plans to ramp up its e-commerce capabilities with the acquisition of Durban-based design and development agency, Tenzing.

16 Jul 2018

SA retail sales up by 3% year-on-year
SA retail sales up by 3% year-on-year

Total South African retail sales for May 2018 grew by 3% year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, compared to the 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in May 2017. This is according to the Mastercard SpendingPulse May 2018 report, which provides a macro-economic analysis of retail spending trends in South Africa.

16 Jul 2018

Soweto Sex Expo to be held at Ubuntu Kraal Conference Centre in September
Soweto Sex Expo to be held at Ubuntu Kraal Conference Centre in September

The Soweto Sex and Wellness Expo will be held at the Ubuntu Kraal Conference Centre in Orlando West, Soweto from 8-9 September 2018. The expo is set to feature top sex and wellness experts discussing a range of topics, while sex, health, and fitness-related products and services will be showcased.

16 Jul 2018

Marketplace Africa explores Pioneer Foods' growth strategy
Marketplace Africa explores Pioneer Foods' growth strategy

On last week's episode of CNN Marketplace Africa, Pioneer Foods CEO Tertius Carstens outlined the company's journey from its beginning in 1997 and describe some of the challenges the company has had to overcome.

16 Jul 2018

AfricaCom.
AfricaCom 2018 launches conference, expos

Shaping Africa's future is what the mega-AfricaCom event comprising dozens of different conference tracks and exhibitions aims to do each year. This year, AfricaCom turns 21 and is launching several new features to celebrate.

16 Jul 2018

FairPlay demands enquiry into SA sugar tariff debacle
FairPlay demands enquiry into SA sugar tariff debacle

The FairPlay movement has called for a public enquiry into the fiasco that saw a zero tariff for sugar being set and gazetted in South Africa last year, which allowed importers to bring in and stockpile sugar duty-free, "and which plunged the South African industry into a crisis".

16 Jul 2018