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Winners from the 2019 Top Brands Awards. Image supplied.
All the big winners at the 21st Sunday Times Top Brands Awards

The results of the 2019 Sunday Times Top Brands Survey (now in its 21st year) was announced last night at an awards ceremony hosted at The Venue at the Houghton Hotel, Johannesburg...

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Koo won Overall Favourite Brand in the consumer section.
#TopBrands2019: Dishing up more love

It was a night of consistency at the 21st Sunday Times Top Brands Awards held at The Venue, The Houghton Hotel last night. Koo won Overall Favourite Brand in the consumer section...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

Mozambican designer Eliana Murargy presents at NYFW
Mozambican designer Eliana Murargy presents at NYFW

Mozambican fashion designer Eliana Rodrigues Murargy's 'Basking in the Osun River' collection debuted on the runway at New York Fashion Week this month...

16 Sep 2019

Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design
Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design

The winners of the annual Pentawards, a prestigious packaging design competition, were recognised at a gala ceremony held on 12 September in London. Microsoft scooped the top Diamond prize...

16 Sep 2019

#EuroShop: Out with boring, in with experience
#EuroShop: Out with boring, in with experience

To be successful today, bricks and mortar stores must move from selling as their main purpose to providing consumers with a combination of products and experiences that are engaging and inspirational...

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2019

Unilever holds first Beauty with Purpose Showcase in South Africa
Unilever holds first Beauty with Purpose Showcase in South Africa

Unilever recently held its first Beauty with Purpose Showcase on the African continent in Durban, South Africa. The event featured industry partners and collaborators...

29 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

3 consumer trends to keep an eye on in 2019
3 consumer trends to keep an eye on in 2019

The third annual RCS Retail Summit - held in Cape Town and Johannesburg - featured three industry experts who presented their takes on the latest trends shaping consumer behaviour within a South African context...

12 Jul 2019

PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa bringing together the entire fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain in Cape Town
PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa bringing together the entire fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain in Cape Town

The Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show is the only annual event in southern Africa connecting the entire fresh produce supply chain...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 26 Jun 2019

#SourceAfrica2019: What to know for womenswear S/S 2020
#SourceAfrica2019: What to know for womenswear S/S 2020

Polly Walters from WGSN recently outlined some of the trends the company has been tracking for womenswear in the lead up to spring/summer 2020...

By Maroefah Smith 26 Jun 2019

Manufacturing Indaba 2019: Embracing the 'Amazon effect'
Manufacturing Indaba 2019: Embracing the 'Amazon effect'

The Manufacturing Indaba will host esteemed economists, policymakers, academics and industrialists who together, can carve out a regional and international strategy to explore Africa's untapped potential in its manufacturing sector...

14 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Why Africa is primed for prestige beauty growth
#AfricaMonth: Why Africa is primed for prestige beauty growth

Overseeing multi-ethnic innovation for Estée Lauder Companies, Susan Akkad is no stranger to the concept of 'inclusive beauty'...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: The rise of Afrocentrism and its impact on the luxury business
#AfricaMonth: The rise of Afrocentrism and its impact on the luxury business

Africa has been a rich source of artistic inspiration for many parts of the world for centuries, but what's changing now is that Afrocentric culture is being spearheaded by the sons and daughters of the African continent...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 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

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

#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

#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

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

#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

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: 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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