Tertius Carstens, CEO of Pioneer Foods, and Eugene Willemsen, CEO, PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa.
PepsiCo eyes growth in Africa with $1.7bn Pioneer Foods acquisition

Multinational snack foods and beverage giant PepsiCo has entered into an agreement to acquire South Africa's Pioneer Foods Group for approximately $1.7 billion (R23.5 billion). The New York-based food giant - owner of brands like Pepsi, Lay's and Doritos - will acquire all outstanding shares of Pioneer Food Group for R110 per share. The transaction is one of PepsiCo's largest acquisitions outside of the United States.

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

"In an age of radical transparency, your internal culture is your brand. Time to take action!" proclaims the headline from Trendwatching.com.

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Sports as a business and a brand in Africa
Sports as a business and a brand in Africa

At the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, the visual imagery of almost empty stadiums is a powerful narrative. But not the kind that African sports, African football, or corporate sponsors deserve.

By Dr Victor Oladokun 3 days ago

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Key questions to consider before investing in AI for marketing

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising marketing with an estimated 85% of UK businesses claiming to be ready to invest in it by 2020. Here follows some clear advice to see if AI could help your business make the next big step forward.

By Jérôme Divecha 3 days ago

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7 economic development trends to prepare for Africa 2050

By the year 2050, Africa's population is projected to double, with more than a quarter of the world being African. This will be accompanied by huge economic development trends for the continent which leaders need to prepare for.

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Johnny Clegg dies at 66
Johnny Clegg dies at 66

It has been confirmed that Jonathan (Johnny) Clegg, succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 66 on the afternoon of 16 July 2019 at his family home in Johannesburg, South Africa.

16 Jul 2019

Afreximbank President Prof. Benedict Oramah, AU Trade Commissioner Amb. Albert Muchanga, and Rwanda Trade Minister Soraya Hakuziyaremye addressing guests at the launch of IATF2020 in Niamey.
Africa trade fair expected to generate record investment

The organisers of the Second Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2020) expect it to surpass the achievements of the inaugural trade fair held in Cairo in 2018 by attracting 10,000 participants and generating intra-African trade and investment deals worth more than $40 billion, Professor Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), has said.

16 Jul 2019

Retail in 2030: AI, IoT, big data, and omnichannel as teenagers
Retail in 2030: AI, IoT, big data, and omnichannel as teenagers

Will technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) mean the end of human engagement and shopping in a physical retail store? Will we become completely dependent on Internet of Things (IoT) technology for shopping? Will we rely on a fridge to remind us of our shopping lists? Will we see robots shopping side-by-side with us in Checkers? Let's explore Retail 2030.

16 Jul 2019

Digital Impact Awards' nominees for 2019 announced.
Nominees announced for Digital Impact Awards in Africa

Organisers of the annual Digital Impact Awards Africa, HiPipo, have released the nominees for the 6th Digital Impact Awards Africa. Under the theme #IncludeEveryone, Digital Impact Awards Africa is a platform that promotes digital inclusion, financial inclusion and cybersecurity.

15 Jul 2019

10 retail trends for 2019
10 retail trends for 2019

For the retail sector as a whole - and for physical stores in particular - 2019 will be a year of reinvention, a recently released report by Coresight Research finds. "We anticipate that the year will be marked by spectacular retail, fast retail, and smart retail," the report states. "The result will be a global retail sector that is stronger and better equipped to serve rising consumer expectations."

By Jackie Kalis 15 Jul 2019

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Social media has made brands less relevant, not more

When social media first hit the radar of marketers, the possibilities seemed endless. Finally, marketing would be a true two-way conversation.

By Estelle Nagel 15 Jul 2019

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How to use design thinking to build the next Amazon

CNN recently called Amazon "the most valuable company on the planet". A big part of the goliath's success comes down to design thinking and founder Jeff Bezos's insistence on an empty chair.

By Anne-marie le Roux 15 Jul 2019

The Lion King roars to life on the big screen in a whole new way
The Lion King roars to life on the big screen in a whole new way

The live-action release of The Lion King promises to be one of the most spectacular highlights of 2019.

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Jul 2019