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Mobile body-scanning startup wins LVMH Innovation Award
Mobile body-scanning startup wins LVMH Innovation Award

3DLook, a US-based startup specialising in mobile body-scanning technologies for apparel retail and other industries, is the winner of the LVMH Innovation Award...

1 day ago

The Ikea effect: how we value the fruits of our labour over instant gratification
The Ikea effect: how we value the fruits of our labour over instant gratification

There are some anecdotes just so good that almost every story about a particular economic principle begins the same. So too this article begins with cake mix...

By Gary Mortimer, Frank Mathmann and Louise Grimmer 3 days ago

Footwear giants call tariffs 'catastrophic' in open letter to Trump
Footwear giants call tariffs 'catastrophic' in open letter to Trump

Some of the biggest names in footwear have signed an open letter to President Donald Trump urging him to reconsider the proposed tariffs on shoes made in China...

3 days ago

Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme
Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme

The Impact Fund for African Creatives (IFFAC) is calling on designers to apply for its accelerator programme. The programme is focused on supporting and strengthening emerging African brands...

21 May 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: Cadbury's Mother's Day ad just did it for me

Mr Price, for allowing your staff no flexibility when it comes to dealing with customers - and making zero provision for goodwill - you get an Onion...

By Brendan Seery 21 May 2019

Tinkies, much loved by tweens, launches Half&Half with an exciting campaign
Tinkies, much loved by tweens, launches Half&Half with an exciting campaign

Tiger Brands Marketing Director Michaela Murning says the launch of Half&Half reinforces the Tinkies brand strength with Half&Half showing versatility, striking the right note with tweens who have mega influencing power...

Issued by Bullion PR & Communication 21 May 2019

Ursula McDonald and Pippa Capstick.
World's first automated business intelligence engines that offer on-demand marketing

Trial Run Media has conceptualised the world's first network of automated business intelligence engines (ABIEs), launching this spring, that offers on-demand content like free samples and loyalty rewards, linked to automatic data collection...

21 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Alain Dos Santos on growing Montblanc's luxury legacy in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Alain Dos Santos on growing Montblanc's luxury legacy in Africa

While a growing number of international brands are waking up to the promise of Africa as a valuable market for luxury goods, Montblanc has been steadily growing its presence on the continent for close to 30 years...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2019

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

Trevor Stuurman and Nomalanga Shozi star in new G-Star campaign
Trevor Stuurman and Nomalanga Shozi star in new G-Star campaign

Multimedia visual artist Trevor Stuurman and media personality Nomalanga Shozi are the faces of G-Star Raw's South African SS19 brand campaign...

16 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

The most valuable global retail brands for 2019
The most valuable global retail brands for 2019

The results of the second annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands have been revealed. The research shows that the world's most valuable retail brands are worth $339 billion more...

14 May 2019

Instagram's @shop a curated showcase of shoppable products
Instagram's @shop a curated showcase of shoppable products

Instagram has launched a @shop account, essentially a curation of posts from online merchants that sell products through the image-sharing app.

14 May 2019

Accelerating the browsing experience
Accelerating the browsing experience

Superbalist.com, has adopted two new technologies which have significantly accelerated the browsing experience for shoppers and translated into strong business results...

14 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

LVMH launches new luxury fashion house with Rihanna
LVMH launches new luxury fashion house with Rihanna

LVMH, the world's largest luxury group, has announced the launch of a new Paris-based luxury fashion house, developed by Robyn Rihanna Fenty...

10 May 2019

Nike's new app feature helps customers find the perfect fit
Nike's new app feature helps customers find the perfect fit

Nike has launched a new in-app scanning solution in the US, called Nike Fit, that provides customers with their recommended shoe size in each of the company's footwear products...

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

Digital label press installations surpass conventional sales for first time
Digital label press installations surpass conventional sales for first time

Digitisation is no longer an option, but an imperative...

Issued by Konica Minolta South Africa 9 May 2019

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4 trends impacting point of purchase strategy

One of our Shop members, Leon Nicholas, VP of retail insights and solutions at Westrock, explains the importance of POP and describe 4 big trends in the area of the retail environment...

By Leo Van De Polder 6 May 2019

Meshack Mulaudzi is giving African children positive representation through toys
Meshack Mulaudzi is giving African children positive representation through toys

By simply trying to create a doll that his daughter could identify with, Meshack Mulaudzi embarked on a doll-making journey that spreads positivity to African children...

3 May 2019

IRL: AI powers Walmart's store of the future
IRL: AI powers Walmart's store of the future

Over the past few months, a Walmart Neighborhood Market in New York has quietly transformed into the company's first Intelligent Retail Lab...

2 May 2019

Siwundla hates taking selfies, so took this one especially, and captions it: “The lesser spotted Inoba selfie. A rare find.” We added the burger and crown emoji.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Inoba Siwundla

This Worker's Day, we go behind the selfie with Inoba Siwundla, brand manager at Burger King South Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 1 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

5 ways digital technology is reshaping the needs and expectations of South Africa's young consumers
5 ways digital technology is reshaping the needs and expectations of South Africa's young consumers

We're seeing the needs, expectations and behaviours of young South African consumers evolve at a pace that threatens to leave brands behind...

By Rachel Thompson, Issued by GfK South Africa 30 Apr 2019

Phygital: 6 ways to adapt, or die
Phygital: 6 ways to adapt, or die

Innovative phygital business models, where bricks and mortar and digital seamlessly integrate, are popping up across the globe. But the best phygital experiences still remain aligned with old-school sales strategies...

By Eben Esterhuizen 30 Apr 2019

SA's favourite township brands - 2019/2020 Kasi Star Brands survey
SA's favourite township brands - 2019/2020 Kasi Star Brands survey

The winners of the 2019/2020 Ask Afrika Kasi Star Brands survey have been announced. Kiwi shoe polish came first this year for the second year running, followed by Sunlight dishwashing liquid, Dettol liquid antiseptic...

29 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

Online marketplace Thola Africa shines a light on local artisans
Online marketplace Thola Africa shines a light on local artisans

New online marketplace Tholaafrica.com is making it easier to shop African artisanal wares, with its selection of bespoke fashion and décor crafted by local creatives and designers...

26 Apr 2019

Adidas, Reebok and Patagonia ranked most transparent fashion brands
Adidas, Reebok and Patagonia ranked most transparent fashion brands

Sportswear giants Adidas and Reebok and outdoor clothing brand Patagonia are leading the way on transparency amongst the world's 200 largest fashion brands...

25 Apr 2019

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