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Coca-Cola's Bruno Pietracci talks African optimism and new ways of working
Coca-Cola's Bruno Pietracci talks African optimism and new ways of working

The Coca-Cola Company is optimistic about the African continent's economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, and is building back better to grow its business in the region...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

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Smart TV voice assistant transactions to hit nearly $500m in 2023

Spend through voice assistant-enabled smart TVs will reach nearly $500m in 2023, up sharply from the $126m expected in 2021, according to a report from Juniper Research...

14 Oct 2021

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#EcomAfrica: Building a digital brand experience for winning customers

WATCH: While Covid-19 has sped up the move to e-commerce, digital has been part of the marketing mix for many brands for years. A panel at the Ecom Africa conference unpacked the complexities of building a digital brand...

Danette BreitenbachBy Danette Breitenbach 13 Oct 2021

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#EcomAfrica: How to build a successful e-commerce business

WATCH: What are the building blocks of a successful e-commerce business? A panel of industry experts sought to unpack this topic during the recent Ecom Africa 2021 virtual conference...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Oct 2021

Woolworths recalls some 100% Apple Juice products
Woolworths recalls some 100% Apple Juice products

Woolworths is the latest company to announce a recall of certain batches of apple juice. The affected 100% Apple Juice 200ml cartons are sold in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Mozambique...

11 Oct 2021

Pioneer Foods recalls LiquiFruit and Ceres apple juice products
Pioneer Foods recalls LiquiFruit and Ceres apple juice products

Pioneer Foods is recalling certain 100% apple juice products, sold under its LiquiFruit brand in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia, and the Ceres brand in other jurisdictions...

8 Oct 2021

Laduma Ngxokolo, Imane Ayissi named African Luxury Heritage Awards winners
Laduma Ngxokolo, Imane Ayissi named African Luxury Heritage Awards winners

The African Luxury Heritage Awards recognises the outstanding contribution of African luxury brands and designers to the creative and business spheres of the African luxury economy...

6 Oct 2021

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Africa: tax implications of digital transformation in the consumer goods and retail sector

The digital transition, and resultant growth in the e-commerce sector, has tax implications for digital CG&R businesses operating in Africa...

By Jana Botha and Prenisha Govender 5 Oct 2021

2021 Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems winners announced
2021 Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems winners announced

The winners of the 2021 edition of the annual International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems have been announced...

4 Oct 2021

Network International concludes acquisition of Africa's DPO Group
Network International concludes acquisition of Africa's DPO Group

Network International has acquired 100% of Africa's largest payment service provider, DPO Group, which will continue to operate under the same brand in existing territories...

4 Oct 2021

Coffee bean prices have doubled in the past year and may double again - what's going on?
Coffee bean prices have doubled in the past year and may double again - what's going on?

International Coffee Day feels very different this year. Introduced by the International Coffee Organization (ICO) on 1 October 2015 to raise awareness of the product...

By Jonathan Morris 1 Oct 2021

South Africa dominates Brand Finance Africa 150 2021 ranking
South Africa dominates Brand Finance Africa 150 2021 ranking

South African brands dominate the Brand Finance Africa 150 2021 ranking once again, with the entire top ten hailing from the nation...

28 Sep 2021

Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history
Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history

Global food prices shot up nearly 33% in September 2021 compared with the same period the year before...

By Alastair Smith 28 Sep 2021

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Engen launches e-commerce app in Namibia

Engen has introduced a new mobile app in Namibia enabling customers to order groceries and take-out from Engen's convenience stores at the click of button, for either delivery or pick up...

28 Sep 2021

Kering goes fur-free across all fashion brands
Kering goes fur-free across all fashion brands

Luxury fashion giant Kering has announced its decision to go fur-free across the group...

27 Sep 2021

Align your brand with cutting edge trends
Align your brand with cutting edge trends

Now in its 17th year, Bizcommunity's BizTrends is a highlight of the business calendar, a go-to source for South African, Pan-African and global business trends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2021

PepsiCo introduces initiative to drive sustainable transformation strategy
PepsiCo introduces initiative to drive sustainable transformation strategy

Pep+ will guide how the Lay's and Pepsi owner will transform its business operations: from sourcing ingredients and making and selling its products in a more sustainable way...

20 Sep 2021

How designers can maintain their individuality working at big fashion houses
How designers can maintain their individuality working at big fashion houses

In the last two decades, several creative directors have come and gone from their prestigious posts at heritage fashion houses...

By Marie-Agnes Parmentier 14 Sep 2021

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Top trends driving pet food sales in Africa and Middle East

Humanisation and premiumisation trends are expected to intensify, which will create more opportunities for brands to meet consumer demands, noted Euromonitor analyst Anje du Plessis...

9 Sep 2021

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Nestlé's transition towards a regenerative food system speeds up

Nestlé is investing $1.3bn over the next five years to spark regenerative agriculture across the company's supply chain...

21 Sep 2021

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Beyond omnichannel: Embracing 'un-retail' and the store as a stage
Beyond omnichannel: Embracing 'un-retail' and the store as a stage

There is currently a retail revolution happening. In 2020, $4tn was spent online, a staggering third more than 2019. While 2020 was a far-from-normal year, it's important to recognise that retail formats and experiences have become the new stock.

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Smart TV voice assistant transactions to hit nearly $500m in 2023

Spend through voice assistant-enabled smart TVs will reach nearly $500m in 2023, up sharply from the $126m expected in 2021, according to a report from Juniper Research.

14 Oct 2021

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Japanese scientists work up an appetite for lab-grown Wagyu beef

Japan's famed Wagyu beef, a delicacy that can cost more than $200 a pound at some top restaurants, could become much more affordable in the form of a lab-grown replica.

By Rikako Murayama 8 Oct 2021

WATCH: Balenciaga and The Simpsons unite for special fashion week collaboration
WATCH: Balenciaga and The Simpsons unite for special fashion week collaboration

Beloved TV family, the Simpsons, and their neighbouring residents in the fictional town of Springfield made their Paris Fashion Week debut this weekend as a result of a standout collaboration with luxury fashion house Balenciaga.

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Oct 2021

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Sitting pretty? Indian shop workers win the right to a chair

On her feet at work for 10 hours each day, Indian shop assistant S. Lakshmi lumbers home at the end of her shift to nurse her aching legs and swollen ankles. But relief may be in sight.

By Anuradha Nagaraj 4 Oct 2021

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