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Ardagh to buy SA glass manufacturer Consol for R10.1bn

Ardagh Group has agreed to buy major African glass bottle maker Consol for R10.1bn, marking an expansion into the continent from one of the world's top packaging companies...

By Emma Rumney 29 Nov 2021

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Louis Vuitton artistic director and Off-White founder Virgil Abloh dies age 41

The visionary designer lost his private battle with cancer and passed away on Sunday, 28 November at the age of 41...

29 Nov 2021

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More shoppers panic buying ahead of festive season - report

New Oracle study finds 66% of consumers are worried that supply chain disruptions will ruin their holiday shopping plans...

25 Nov 2021

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Just 40% of shoppers trust retailers to fulfill orders as promised

Latest Zebra study shows long-term changes to shopper behaviour driving retailers to prioritise improvements in their labour and supply chain capabilities...

22 Nov 2021

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4th Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealed

The winners of the fourth Absa Business Day Development Awards have been announced, with Tiger Brands claiming the coveted title of Overall Winner...

19 Nov 2021

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PepsiCo expands partnerships to advance food security in sub-Saharan Africa

PepsiCo is expanding local partnerships and initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa as part of its goal to help 50 million people gain ready access to affordable, nutritious foods by 2030...

17 Nov 2021

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Kiwi Pay Group to roll out online marketplace in Africa, starting in Cameroon

Singapore-based fintech firm Kiwi Pay Group is set to launch what it claims will be the "biggest online marketplace in sub-Saharan Africa", with millions of product SKUs across various categories...

15 Nov 2021

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Heineken to buy SA drinks maker Distell, along with Namibia Breweries

Brewing giant Heineken has agreed to buy Distell, SA's largest alcohol producer and the owner of Savannah and Klipdrift, in a deal that values Distell at approximately R40.1bn...

15 Nov 2021

How retailers are going digital-first this holiday season
How retailers are going digital-first this holiday season

The future of retail will continue to be centered around the competition for consumer loyalty in an all-digital world, writes Robbie Kearns of Salesforce...

Robbie KearnsBy Robbie Kearns 15 Nov 2021

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The rise of fake e-commerce sites around Black Friday - and how to spot them

FortiGuard Labs has observed an increasing number of scams involving counterfeit websites that "appear" to be legitimate e-commerce sites...

5 Nov 2021

Using data to inform customer journey planning from a cultural perspective
Using data to inform customer journey planning from a cultural perspective

We are moving swiftly towards a data revolution, to a reality where data will not only help us understand the world but will determine many of our most basic interactions and experiences...

By Virginia Alvarez 4 Nov 2021

How big companies are targeting middle-income countries to boost ultra-processed food sales

Ultra-processed foods might not be a familiar term to many people. But it is an emerging, and increasingly dominant type of food in the world...

By Edwin Kwong, Joanna Williams, Phillip Baker, Rob Moodie and Thiago M Santos 22 Oct 2021

V&A's festive campaign to spotlight African design and sustainability
V&A's festive campaign to spotlight African design and sustainability

The V&A Waterfront is anticipating an increase in visitor numbers this festive season and plans are underway to give them a creative African welcome that reflects the spirit of the continent...

19 Oct 2021

'It's our stuff': Consumers wage right-to-repair revolution

Increasingly concerned about electronic waste and planet-warming emissions, European and US lawmakers want manufacturers to make it easier to repair gadgets that are intrinsic to daily life...

By Carey L. Biron and Umberto Bacchi 19 Oct 2021

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Vodacom's superapp Vodapay launches with exclusive deals

VodaPay, Vodacom Financial and Digital Services' super app, delivers a digital shopping, lifestyle and financial platform for both consumers and businesses...

19 Oct 2021

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 15 Oct 2021

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

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