Toy and entertainment giant Hasbro names Chris Cocks as CEO
Toy and entertainment giant Hasbro names Chris Cocks as CEO

Hasbro, the owner of brands including Monopoly, Play-Doh, Dungeons & Dragons and Peppa Pig, has appointed Chris Cocks as its new CEO, effective 25 February...

10 Jan 2022

#BizTrends2022: Why retail has changed forever
#BizTrends2022: Why retail has changed forever

Consumers don't want just products. They want hyper-personalised experiences and seamless interventions that fit naturally into their lives. But how do retailers cater to these fast-evolving needs?

John WatlingBy John Watling 6 Jan 2022

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$617m ad value makes Nike most marketed sports brand on social media

In 2021 US sportswear brand, Nike, received $617m worth of social media exposure with 16,236 partners...

5 Jan 2022

#BizTrends2022: What's next for retailing in Africa?
#BizTrends2022: What's next for retailing in Africa?

In the aftermath of lockdowns that led to divestments, delays in expansion plans and bankruptcy, the crisis also offered new opportunities to existing and new players to improve their market penetration across Africa...

Christele ChokossaBy Christele Chokossa 5 Jan 2022

Africa emerging as next big retail hotspot - Kearney report
Africa emerging as next big retail hotspot - Kearney report

Africa is poised to move away from traditional retail models and become the fastest-growing, richest, and most sophisticated market in the world, according to Kearney's Global Retail Development Index...

4 Jan 2022

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5 ways retailers can create shopper-first experiences in 2022

Digital business transformation leaders at Publicis Sapient have defined the five core trends shaping the future of retail into 2022, along with what brands should focus on to become organisations that put shoppers first...

31 Dec 2021

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Tiger Brands centenary: From family business to FMCG giant

As one of Africa's oldest ongoing FMCG businesses, Tiger Brands has housed and produced some of the continent's most well-known brands - including Jungle Oats, All Gold, Koo, and Black Cat - for up to 100 years...

6 Dec 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

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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

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

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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

Laduma Ngxokolo, Imane Ayissi named African Luxury Heritage Awards winners
Laduma Ngxokolo, Imane Ayissi named African Luxury Heritage Awards winners

The African Luxury Heritage Awards recognises the outstanding contribution of African luxury brands and designers to the creative and business spheres of the African luxury economy...

6 Oct 2021

PepsiCo introduces initiative to drive sustainable transformation strategy
PepsiCo introduces initiative to drive sustainable transformation strategy

Pep+ will guide how the Lay's and Pepsi owner will transform its business operations: from sourcing ingredients and making and selling its products in a more sustainable way...

20 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

Why livestreamers should sell their products with a poker face - not a smile
Why livestreamers should sell their products with a poker face - not a smile

Smiling or exhibiting other positive emotional displays while selling a product over live video - known as livestreaming - makes people less likely to buy it...

By Michel Ballings and Neeraj Bharadwaj 30 Aug 2021

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Food & Drink 2021 rankings: Coca-Cola and Nestlé continue to dominate

The majority of the subsectors included in the report have recorded cumulative brand value losses this year, as the sector negotiates the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic...

11 Aug 2021

Barbie debuts dolls in likeness of Covid-19 frontline workers
Barbie debuts dolls in likeness of Covid-19 frontline workers

Honoured with a one-of-a-kind doll made in their likeness, the six experts in the fields are being highlighted for making a positive impact in their communities...

5 Aug 2021

Tommy Hilfiger collabs with Indya Moore on gender-fluid fashion
Tommy Hilfiger collabs with Indya Moore on gender-fluid fashion

Tommy Hilfiger is launching a gender-fluid summer pre-fall 2021 capsule collection co-designed by non-binary actor and activist, Indya Moore...

28 Jul 2021

New Barbie collection made using recycled ocean-bound plastic
New Barbie collection made using recycled ocean-bound plastic

The launch forms part of Mattel's goal to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials across all its products and packaging by 2030...

11 Jun 2021



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