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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

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

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SA's most popular loyalty programmes revealed for 2021

Pick n Pay Smart Shopper has finally regained its position as the most used loyalty programme in South Africa, nudging the Clicks ClubCard programme into second place...

17 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

Vollherbst Labels: navigating trends since 1921
Vollherbst Labels: navigating trends since 1921

Vollherbst Labels has 100 years of accumulated knowledge that is used to benefit brands and help them reach their full potential...

Issued by Feed That Bird Communication Consultants 3 Sep 2021

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Game survey results point to shifting shopping habits

Game's Q3 consumer Price Perception Survey found that 86% of South African consumers still prioritise bargain hunting more than they did a year ago, with 66% confirming they are shopping less...

3 Sep 2021

#Fasa21: KFC's Akhona Qengqe on business survival and innovating for the future
#Fasa21: KFC's Akhona Qengqe on business survival and innovating for the future

KFC Africa's chief people officer Akhona Qengqe explains how the fast-food giant has been impacted by Covid-19, and how it's equipping itself for the future...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Sep 2021

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B2B cross-border transaction value to exceed $42,7tn in 2026

The transaction value of B2B cross-border payments of all payment types will exceed $42,7tn in 2026, driven by the increased popularity of e-commerce marketplaces...

31 Aug 2021

Hometainment and sustainable living: New Electrolux SA MD shares growth opportunities
Hometainment and sustainable living: New Electrolux SA MD shares growth opportunities

International home appliances maker Electrolux expects strong demand to continue as a result of the stay-at-home trend prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic...

25 Aug 2021

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#BizTrends2021: Trend check - looking back and facing forward

As D2C hots up, more trends are emerging around retailer investment opportunities, consumer behaviour and supporting brands with a bigger purpose. Smollan's chief growth and innovation officer shares more...

Michael SmollanBy Michael Smollan 3 Aug 2021

6 trends dominating the retail landscape in 2021
6 trends dominating the retail landscape in 2021

Smollan unpacks six top trends that may have the potential to significantly shape the retail industry in the coming years...

29 Jul 2021

Top tips for e-commerce business success
Top tips for e-commerce business success

Encouraging event attendees to capitalise on the e-commerce growth trajectory, Ecommerce Challenge speakers shared their insights, lessons and tips for online and entrepreneurship success...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jul 2021

Driving consumer trends for the benefit of SA
Driving consumer trends for the benefit of SA

If we can find ways to positively drive change in consumer behaviours, we potentially have the ability to re-imagine our local economy, says Absa's Isana Cordier...

By Isana Cordier 1 Jul 2021

Segmenting for the future: 5 emerging consumer types
Segmenting for the future: 5 emerging consumer types

Accenture Africa's MD shares the new consumer types that have surfaced as a result of the pandemic, and how they differ according to changes in way of life, fears and concerns, hopes and desires...

John WatlingBy John Watling 21 Jun 2021

Rise of social commerce: Gen Z moves mall culture online
Rise of social commerce: Gen Z moves mall culture online

Apps like Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, which tailor content to the user's interests and behaviour, have allowed a new generation of spenders to create a personalised online shopping mall experience...

9 Jun 2021

5 post-Covid consumer myths debunked
5 post-Covid consumer myths debunked

Recent Accenture global research shows that 95% of consumers are making significant and lasting changes to how they live, work and shop. South Africa is no different...

John WatlingBy John Watling 8 Jun 2021

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A year in review: Covid-19 and the consumer sector

The economic consequences of Covid-19 are continuing to be felt in the form of changed shopping patterns and lifestyles, but also faster innovation and technology adoption...

By Ashleigh Blair, Bernadette Versfeld and Kelvin Madembo 18 May 2021

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Research reveals how South Africans are embracing digital payments

95% of consumers in South Africa are considering emerging payments such as biometrics, digital currencies and QR codes, in addition to contactless...

6 May 2021

4 e-commerce trends, and how to use them to accelerate your business
4 e-commerce trends, and how to use them to accelerate your business

2020 proved to be a year of unprecedented consumer demand when it came to e-commerce adoption and popularity...

3 May 2021

Mitch Slape, Massmart CEO
Massmart's CEO on Covid-driven consumer trends that'll stick

Retail veteran Mitch Slape unpacks the changes in consumer behaviour that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about, and where Massmart is seeing growth...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Apr 2021

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SA consumers increasingly anxious about finance and health

Deloitte's latest State of the Consumer tracker shows South Africans are currently most concerned about finances - even more so than the health impact of Covid-19...

15 Apr 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Clever click options boost SA's online grocery sector
#EcommerceDay2021: Clever click options boost SA's online grocery sector

Grocery shopping in SA has changed forever as consumers have become comfortable with shopping for day-to-day groceries online, says NielsenIQ's Kelly Arnold...

By Kelly Arnold 12 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Appetite of businesses to move online is booming
#EcommerceDay2021: Appetite of businesses to move online is booming

WATCH: Payfast's Jonathan Smit shares insight into the recent growth of the e-commerce landscape and future trends to watch out for...

10 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Redefining retail - A future view of digital commerce in 2030
#EcommerceDay2021: Redefining retail - A future view of digital commerce in 2030

Kantar's Norman Reyneker says that as companies define their future-fit commercial strategies, they must challenge assumptions related to the evolving digital retail landscape...

Norman ReynekerBy Norman Reyneker, Issued by Kantar 8 Mar 2021

4 wine trends to look out for in 2021
4 wine trends to look out for in 2021

Schalk Opperman, Quoin Rock's award-winning winemaker, shares his SA wine trend predictions for the upcoming year.

By Schalk Opperman 4 Mar 2021

How loyalty and rewards will drive shopper behaviour in SA's retail main market

2Engage shares a few predictions for trends in the loyalty and rewards space in South Africa's retail main market...

24 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Dion Chang: How do we prepare for a better normal?
#BizTrends2021: Dion Chang: How do we prepare for a better normal?

Dion Chang, one of South Africa's most respected trend analysts, kicked off BizTrends2021 - Towards New North and New Narratives...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 28 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Trends to expect in the township development, office, retail spaces
#BizTrends2021: Trends to expect in the township development, office, retail spaces

As the fight against Covid-19 rages on, the property sector shows a bag of mixed results with some parts of the sector...

Herbert Seabelo ThelediBy Herbert Seabelo Theledi 28 Jan 2021

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#BizTrends2021: A challenging year anticipated for SA retailers

The circular relationship between retail sales, consumer spending and employment in SA means retailers are unlikely to be able to 'sell' themselves out of the situation in which they now find themselves...

Tasmika RamlakanBy Tasmika Ramlakan 20 Jan 2021

Top 10 global consumer trends for 2021 - Euromonitor
Top 10 global consumer trends for 2021 - Euromonitor

The top trends that Euromonitor believes will define consumer behaviour and influence business strategies in the year ahead...

19 Jan 2021

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