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Andrew Jennings on surviving the era of digital retail
Andrew Jennings on surviving the era of digital retail

Andrew Jennings, the former group MD of Woolworths, recently shared valuable survival lessons for retail brands under siege in the digital age...

17 May 2019

5 technologies transforming the online ticketing business
5 technologies transforming the online ticketing business

As a sub-industry of online retail, ticketing and event management are being shaped to engage consumers in unprecedented ways...

By James Tagg 16 May 2019

Best in global visual merchandising awarded
Best in global visual merchandising awarded

The winners of the 2019 International VM Awards were announced at the RetailExpo in London...

13 May 2019

2019 Retail Design and Development Awards open for entries
2019 Retail Design and Development Awards open for entries

Entries are now open for this year's South African Council of Shopping Centres' (SACSC) Retail Design and Development Awards 2019...

13 May 2019

The Cannabis Expo heads to KZN
The Cannabis Expo heads to KZN

The Cannabis Expo is making its way to Sibaya Casino in Durban, a city famous for the specific strands of cannabis that grow in the region...

10 May 2019

The profane and the sacred: why luxury firms rushed to support Notre-Dame
The profane and the sacred: why luxury firms rushed to support Notre-Dame

The April 2019 fire at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral came as an immense shock to the people of France, as well as throughout Europe...

By Jean-Noël Kapferer 9 May 2019

Entries open for 2019 Footprint Marketing Awards
Entries open for 2019 Footprint Marketing Awards

Shopping centre owners, mall marketing departments and agencies are invited to enter the South African Council of Shopping Centres' 2019 Footprint Marketing Awards...

30 Apr 2019

Thando Hopa reflects on a beauty revolution
Thando Hopa reflects on a beauty revolution

For decades, mass media communicated a highly constructed image of beauty to its audiences. The result became quite remarkable - in that our popular culture demanded a standardisation of the human body and human beauty...

By Thando Hopa 30 Apr 2019

#CNILux: Creating Noonoouri - high fashion's virtual darling
#CNILux: Creating Noonoouri - high fashion's virtual darling

Immaculately-dressed, globe-trotting and adorably doll-like, Noonoouri has made an enviable splash in the world of high fashion - but she only exists on the web...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Apr 2019

Meet the finalists for the 2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards
Meet the finalists for the 2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards

The finalists of the second annual Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards have been announced. The awards recognise supplier development best practice in South Africa...

24 Apr 2019

#CNILux: The creative cultural legacy of MaXhosa by Laduma
#CNILux: The creative cultural legacy of MaXhosa by Laduma

The striking textile and knitwear designs conceived by South African golden boy Laduma Ngxokolo are not simply stylish collectables, they're vehicles of cultural preservation...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Apr 2019

#CNILux: Models of colour are not a trend, we are here to stay - Naomi Campbell
#CNILux: Models of colour are not a trend, we are here to stay - Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell wants to see better representation among designers and more African-based designers reaching the international fashion arena...

By Liam Freeman 15 Apr 2019

#CNILux: Global luxury industry shifts gaze to Africa
#CNILux: Global luxury industry shifts gaze to Africa

The fifth annual Condé Nast International Luxury Conference kicked off in Cape Town yesterday, bringing some of the biggest names in global luxury to African soil...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Apr 2019

Propak Africa packs a punch!
Propak Africa packs a punch!

Propak Africa and co-located events took place from 12-15 March at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg, with over 600 exhibitors showcasing their newest products and technologies...

Issued by Propak 5 Apr 2019

PwC releases consumer insights survey for 2019
PwC releases consumer insights survey for 2019

Anton Hugo, retail & consumer leader for PwC Africa and associate directors Rashaad Fortune and Andries Geertsema presented PwC's 2019 Global Consumer Insights Survey at the Peech Hotel in Johannesburg on 3 April...

3 Apr 2019

HospiceWits Night with the Stars to close SA Fashion Week
HospiceWits Night with the Stars to close SA Fashion Week

The 2019 HospiceWits Night with the Stars will close off SA Fashion Week at Sandton City in Johannesburg on 7 April 2019...

2 Apr 2019

What to expect from 2019 AFI Cape Town Fashion Week
What to expect from 2019 AFI Cape Town Fashion Week

African Fashion International (AFI) will once again showcase African fashion design at the 2019 AFI Cape Town Fashion Week from 9 to 13 April 2019...

1 Apr 2019

#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future
#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future

Twenty years ago, there were in excess of 50,000 to 70,000 artisans employed throughout the mining, manufacturing, construction and local authorities' sectors in SA...

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Mar 2019

#Propak19: Propak Africa 2019 embraces sustainability
#Propak19: Propak Africa 2019 embraces sustainability

This year sustainability was a golden thread throughout Propak Africa 2019, with many exhibitors embracing good environmental practices...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Mar 2019

Tops At Spar Wine Show to go on a 7-city nationwide tour
Tops At Spar Wine Show to go on a 7-city nationwide tour

The Tops At Spar Wine Show will stop at seven cities when it embarks on a nationwide tour from 9 May to 30 November 2019...

27 Mar 2019

Ethiopian coffee showcased at global expo in Pu'er City
Ethiopian coffee showcased at global expo in Pu'er City

A delegation from the Ethiopian Embassy in Beijing participated in the 2nd China International Specialty Coffee Expo from 12 to 17 March in Pu'er City, which is considered the 'coffee capital' of China...

26 Mar 2019

#ECO19: How to build and sustain the trust of the online consumer
#ECO19: How to build and sustain the trust of the online consumer

The key to building and sustaining the trust of the online consumer is to focus your business entirely on them, says Platinum Seed's Bradley Elliott...

By Maroefah Smith 25 Mar 2019

#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?
#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?

When you design for mobile, consider who you're building for. For the small percentage with beautiful, high-end phones, or for 61% of the market?

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: 6 steps to starting an e-commerce store in South Africa
#SeamlessSA: 6 steps to starting an e-commerce store in South Africa

Starting an e-commerce store in South Africa can be a tricky minefield. Luckily, Insaka E-Commerce Academy CEO Warrick Kernes let us in on his six top steps to starting an online business...

By Maroefah Smith 22 Mar 2019

Mike Joubert of the Billybo Group, in action on the eCommerce Africa 2019 stage.
#ECO19: Unpack why your brand story matters before you start telling it

In a talk titled 'Why your story matters', in the 'driving demand' track of the fifth eCommerce Africa conference, attendees heard from Mike Joubert, founder of the Billybo Group. Dubbed a godfather in SA brands and marketing, he walked us through the virtue of storytelling and why it matters, while shedding light through examples from some of the greatest commercial stories ever told...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: Stay woke and grow your business
#SeamlessSA: Stay woke and grow your business

You don't have to shy away from using your social awareness or 'wokeness' to grow your business. In fact, it might do better if you do...

By Maroefah Smith 20 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: A holistic approach to delivering great retail customer experience
#SeamlessSA: A holistic approach to delivering great retail customer experience

Opening her presentation at Seamless Southern Africa, Edcon's Lauren King shared her understanding of customer experience...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Mar 2019

Chantel Botha of BrandLove in action at eCommerce Africa 2019.
#ECO19: Why brands need to create emotional experiences for Generation CX

The eCommerce Africa conference kicked off at CTICC on 19 March with a keynote session by Chantel Botha, founder of BrandLove, titled: 'More than a feeling, on why CX is the #1 competitive differentiator'. Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Mar 2019

2019 Research Conference to unpack retail trends, tech and the 'Afripolitan' consumer
2019 Research Conference to unpack retail trends, tech and the 'Afripolitan' consumer

The 9th Annual South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference, a mainstay event on SA's shopping centre and retail industry calendar, is set to take place at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg on 3 April...

19 Mar 2019

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