Lauren Hartzenberg

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Location:Cape Town, South Africa


Managing editor and retail editor at Cape Town apologist. Dog mom. Get in touch:


BA English and Communications
Year completed:2014
Education level:Degree
Location:Cape Town, South Africa
Copy-editing short course
Year completed:2015
Education level:Certificate
Location:Online, South Africa
Digital marketing short course
Year completed:2014
Education level:Certificate
Location:Online, South Africa
#Newsmaker: Yokesh Maharaj to advance Mondelez's growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

This Africa Month, we chat to Mondelez International's new president of its Sub-Saharan Africa business unit about mapping a growth strategy in Africa...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 May 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Travis Coppin of Food Lover's Market

Managing executive for marketing and buying Travis Coppin fills us in on the Food Lover's brand strategy, and what it takes to survive and thrive in the competitive grocery retail business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Adidas SA's Estee Jardim fuels a positive brand attitude

Jardim chats to us about her fulfilling career with Adidas South Africa, and why Impossible Is Nothing is a statement the brand stands by...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Apr 2021

Greening the global textile value chain

Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado dedicated to educating companies on producing more environmentally responsible products...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2021

Massmart's CEO on Covid-driven consumer trends that'll stick

Retail veteran Mitch Slape unpacks the changes in consumer behaviour that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about, and where Massmart is seeing growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Apr 2021

Lelive: a community-first, clean beauty brand by Amanda du-Pont

Actress, model and TV personality Amanda du-Pont has ventured into the beauty business, launching a locally-made skincare brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Adam Deane of RocoMamas

With a broad range of skills under his belt, RocoMamas national brand manager Adam Deane sits comfortably in the coveted 'unicorn' category of employees...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Apr 2021

Truth Coffee's David Donde is taking on the world of chocolate

David Donde, the visionary behind Truth Coffee, has broadened his horizons and launched a chocolate company with long-standing Truth COO Ken Walton...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Manuel Koser on tapping into the potential of digital

Manuel Koser knows a thing or two about identifying promising digital brands and helping them reach their potential...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Paving the way for growth beyond Covid-19's Yaron Assabi weighs in on the encouraging growth of e-commerce in SA and what's needed to take it to the next level...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Scaling township grocery delivery with Jessica Boonstra

Jessica Boonstra chats to Bizcommunity about starting and scaling Yebo Fresh, and the misconceptions that cloud SA's lucrative township retail economy...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Mar 2021

How SpaceMatch is simplifying retail rentals in SA

The online platform allows retail landlords to list their available space for potential tenants to easily view and secure for rental...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Mar 2021

Bos Brands strengthens D2C focus as e-commerce hots up

Bos Brands is ramping up its direct-to-consumer offering with the launch of a subscription service. This follows a revamp of the company's online store last year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Feb 2021

#StartupStory: Small-batch plant milk made in the Cape

From the bright minds behind Mielie Mailer comes Oh Oat, a locally-produced oat milk brand with a sustainable approach to packaging...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Feb 2021

#Newsmaker: Meet McCain SA's new MD Unathi Mhlatyana

Mhlatyana brings with him over 20 years of experience in the FMCG industry and a thorough understanding of the value chain from farm to fork...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Feb 2021

Cape-based non-alcoholic spirits maker garners global praise

Abstinence, a local non-alcoholic spirits brand inspired by the biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom, attracted global recognition at the international Low- and No-Alcohol Masters Competition...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Feb 2021

Mom and daughter build natural bodycare business

Vanessa Ralston and her daughter Kara-Leigh Baker are building a family business creating handmade bath and body products from their soap studio in Bryanston...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Jan 2021

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Fitch & Leedes, Bernini and Cadbury

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Dec 2020

Egg aims to disrupt SA retail's status quo

"The world is not as it was, and neither is retail. A new approach was needed that challenged the status quo and offered a way for local brands to be seen and bring excitement back to shopping malls..."

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Dec 2020

UCook delivers crafted convenience

With launches of both a market box and a frozen ready-made Craft Meals range this year, UCook is evolving into a nimble provider of convenient food solutions...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Dec 2020

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