#ConsciousLiving: How the Vegan and Plant-Powered Show is harnessing the new virtual event space - Q&A with Heidi Warricker
#ConsciousLiving: How the Vegan and Plant-Powered Show is harnessing the new virtual event space - Q&A with Heidi Warricker

This year's Festive Vegan and Plant-Powered Show (FVPPS), set to take place online on Saturday, 28 November 2020, will play host to a wide range of plant-based food and lifestyle brands...

Ruth CooperBy Ruth Cooper 10 Nov 2020

Watch: SA's premier fashion and textile trade fair goes virtual
Watch: SA's premier fashion and textile trade fair goes virtual

AllFashion Sourcing, the annual trade show for the apparel, textile, footwear and leather industry, will this year be hosted on a virtual platform from 3-5 November 2020...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Oct 2020

#DoBizZA: Reassessing our commitment to buying South African
#DoBizZA: Reassessing our commitment to buying South African

Local businesses, manufacturers, petrol stations, retailers, local products and services... in the absence of exports... have carried us through this pandemic, says Proudly South African's Happy Ngidi...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2020

#NedbankIMC2020: Marketing works... but what about during the pandemic [Part 1]
#NedbankIMC2020: Marketing works... but what about during the pandemic [Part 1]

Verusha Maharaj, advertising and marketing lead at Deloitte Consulting unpacks how marketers can retain their existing customer base and embrace the new and also elaborates on how they can start building trust and get consumers to fall in love with their brands during the pandemic...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 27 Jul 2020

How NetFlorist pivoted to essential goods in 36 hours
How NetFlorist pivoted to essential goods in 36 hours

Ryan Bacher, co-founder and MD of NetFlorist, says he's never worked harder than he has during the last two months...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jun 2020

Covid-19 a shot in the arm for e-commerce
Covid-19 a shot in the arm for e-commerce

Online retail may account for under 2% of total retail sales in South Africa, but the Covid-19 pandemic is encouraging consumers to switch to digital shopping and payment alternatives...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2020

The canna revolution - Q&A with Cannabis Expo director Silas Howarth
The canna revolution - Q&A with Cannabis Expo director Silas Howarth

The Cannabis Expo has been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Cannabis Expo returns to Cape Town from 19 to 22 March 2020 at GrandWest. We got in touch with expo director Silas Howarth to find out what goes into putting on an event of this nature, shifting stigmas, advice for budding entrepreneurs and CBD trends...

Ruth CooperBy Ruth Cooper 12 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: "Bitcoin is the best system we've ever had for money" - Simon Dingle
#BlockchainAfrica: "Bitcoin is the best system we've ever had for money" - Simon Dingle

"But it still lacks the user experience, appeal, social acceptance and, most importantly, narrative, that will propel it across the chasm into mainstream adoption..." - Blockchain Africa Conference speaker and fintech entrepreneur Simon Dingle on Bitcoin and its impact on industry...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 11 Mar 2020

South Africans go plant-based for Veganuary
South Africans go plant-based for Veganuary

More than 14,000 South Africans have officially signed up to partake in this year's Veganuary campaign, joining 350,000 other people across more than 150 countries...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jan 2020

Katekani Moreku: A rising star in sustainable fashion
Katekani Moreku: A rising star in sustainable fashion

Bold, unconventional and rooted in SePulana culture, the work of young South African fashion designer Katekani Moreku has caught the eye of the local fashion community...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Teacher turned events extraordinaire, Amanda Rabinowitz
#EntrepreneurMonth: Teacher turned events extraordinaire, Amanda Rabinowitz

Durban-born Amanda Rabinowitz started her career as a school teacher, but the "entrepreneurial bug" soon bit and she's now the proud owner of a growing experiential events business...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Nov 2019

Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019
Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019

The winners of this year's IPSA Gold Pack Awards, the premier showcase for the South African packaging industry, was announced at Inanda Club in Sandton on 30 October...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Nov 2019

#SACSCCongress: David Donde on the philosophy behind Truth Coffee's success
#SACSCCongress: David Donde on the philosophy behind Truth Coffee's success

Truth Coffee founder David Donde on how to regain critical competitive advantage in a crowded marketplace...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Nov 2019

#SACSCCongress: Carrol Boyes, Marc Wainer and Antoinette Joubert honoured
#SACSCCongress: Carrol Boyes, Marc Wainer and Antoinette Joubert honoured

Trailblazers within South Africa's retail and shopping centre industry were recognised at the 23rd South African Council of Shopping Centres' Annual Congress...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Oct 2019

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Is the exhibition industry dead?

The 23rd edition of the UFI Global Exhibition Barometer survey was recently concluded...

Amanda CunninghamBy Amanda Cunningham 3 Oct 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investors
#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investors

The global food and beverage business is brimming with innovation. Competition is stiff between FMCG giants and startups racing to get their latest product onto retail shelves and into the hands of consumers...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2019

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#FoodNextAfrica: Blockchain will simplify and transform supply chain traceability

According to the WWF, a bid to improve the traceability of supply chains around the world is top of mind with a major focus on transparency - but how is technology disruption promoting business growth?

Robin FredericksBy Robin Fredericks 25 Sep 2019

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...

Danette BreitenbachBy Danette Breitenbach 20 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...

Danette BreitenbachBy Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2019

Inaugural awards crown South Africa's best craft gins
Inaugural awards crown South Africa's best craft gins

South Africa's vibrant craft gin industry was on show at the first South African Craft Gin Awards, held at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel on Wednesday evening...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Aug 2019

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#IABSummit19: 7 insights into the direct brand economy

In her opening address at the IAB Summit, which took place on Thursday, 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, IAB CEO Paula Hulley shared seven key insights from the IAB Global Direct Brand Report on the direct brand economy...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 5 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'...

Lauren HartzenbergBy 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...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 29 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...

James TaggBy James Tagg 16 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...

Lauren HartzenbergBy 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...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 16 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...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 11 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...

Danette BreitenbachBy 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...

Danette BreitenbachBy Danette Breitenbach 27 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?

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Mar 2019

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