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Episode 183: The rapid evolution of Customer Experience Management and the CEM Africa Summit.

Date: 28 Jul 2016
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FMCG sector in sub-Saharan Africa is set to boom

Sub-Saharan Africa's rapidly rising middle class is a huge FMCG market in waiting, says Southern African FMCG entrepreneur Adam Molai...

22 Jul 2016

Reducing food loss through sustainable production practices in Africa
Reducing food loss through sustainable production practices in Africa

New pilot initiative in Kaduna, Nigeria, will boost inclusive growth in African food industry...

18 Jul 2016

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Global Shea Alliance, USAID partner for industry growth and sustainability

Agreement to promote shea markets worldwide and improve sustainable production in Africa...

14 Jul 2016

Ethiopian soleRebels store, Barcelona, Spain
Green shoe brand helps Ethiopia walk tall

Founder of soleRebels aims to show how Ethiopia can develop while protecting its environment and culture...

By Megan Rowling 28 Jun 2016

Coca-Cola unveils new $130 million bottling plant in Mozambique
Coca-Cola unveils new $130 million bottling plant in Mozambique

President of Mozambique and The Coca-Cola Company chairman and CEO open fully-automated, world-class bottling plant in Mozambique...

20 Jun 2016

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#TRENDING: What do an umbrella, a shark and a house plant have in common?

The influential Consumer Goods Forum summit was held in Africa for the first time - these are the top trends emerging...

By Louise Marsland 20 Jun 2016

#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa
#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa

There are many reasons to invest in Africa and even more reasons to believe in Africa, international delegates were told at the Consumer Goods Forum global summit in Cape Town...

By Louise Marsland 17 Jun 2016

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#CGFSummit: Future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa

Five things you need to know about the future of the retail market in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Louise Marsland 16 Jun 2016

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Africa is poised for a digital revolution

Africa's CEOs look to innovation and technology to boost growth in a challenging global economic environment...

23 May 2016

Country Bird's first KFC outlet in Zimbabwe
Country Bird's first KFC outlet in Zimbabwe

Poultry group Country Bird Holdings (CBH) has finally got its first KFC outlet up and running in Zimbabwe...

By Marc Hasenfuss 12 Sep 2014

TM Supermarkets to open more stores
TM Supermarkets to open more stores

Pick n Pay's 41%-owned Zimbabwean retailer, TM Supermarkets, will open more stores in the next financial year (2015), Meikles Limited group chairman John Moxon...

7 Jul 2014

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth
SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth

SABMiller's (SAB) fourth-quarter revenue growth fell short of analysts' expectations‚ sending the global brewing company's share price down by 2.21% on the JSE on Tuesday (15 April).

By Nick Hedley 17 Apr 2014

Africa is the youngest continent in the world in terms of its people and is expected to have the largest workforce in the world by 2035. Consumer-facing industries will grow significantly between now and 2010. (Image: NASA)
Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014

How to find best daily deals on online shopping that meet your budget
How to find best daily deals on online shopping that meet your budget

Shoppers are always on the lookout for ways to save on their purchases. One method that they find effective is the use of daily deal coupon codes and promo codes.

By Matthew Samuel 2 Jan 2014

Shoprite in Bulawayo closed
Shoprite in Bulawayo closed

According to a report on Bulawayo 24, Shoprite has quit trading in Zimbabwe after the retail outlet was closed down on Monday.

19 Sep 2013

Declining deflation in Zimbabwe boosts TM Supermarkets
Declining deflation in Zimbabwe boosts TM Supermarkets

Turnover at Pick n Pay's Zimbabwean joint venture TM Supermarkets grew by 5% during the quarter period to the end of June as the supermarket chain continues to boost its presence in the country by adding more outlets.

By Tawanda Karombo 16 Aug 2013

Africa lifts SA fruit and veg retailers
Africa lifts SA fruit and veg retailers

African markets to the northern parts of SA are proving lucrative for local fruit and vegetable retailers, with business accounting for at least 10% of turnover for the sector.

By Shannon Sherry 16 Aug 2013

Paddy Hartdegen
This is lateral thinking of the first order

Some people seem to think that South Africa is the king of oddities and curiosities, particularly when it comes to the many schemes aimed at fleecing unsuspecting and gullible consumers of their money. But there are oddities all over Africa and there just as many crooks, thieves and scammers in other parts of Africa as there are in South Africa.

By Paddy Hartdegen 4 Jul 2013

SA ATM deployer expands into Africa
SA ATM deployer expands into Africa

Spark ATM Systems, South Africa's independent Automated Teller Machine (ATM) deployer, has expanded into Africa through the establishment of Spark ATM Systems in Zimbabwe, in partnership with CBZ Bank Limited, Zimbabwe's largest retail bank.

21 May 2013

Seeing beyond the stereotypes

More than half of Africa's one billion population has a mobile phone - and not just for talking. The power of telephony is forging a new enterprise culture, from banking to agriculture to healthcare. Africa has experienced an incredible boom in mobile phone use.

By Richard Firth 18 Mar 2013

Econet to open Hillbrow outlet for Zimbabwean users

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, a telecommunications company listed in Zimbabwe, is to extend its footprint into South Africa, with plans to open a new shop in Johannesburg to serve its Zimbabwean clients.

7 Mar 2013

[2013 trends] Mobile money to give SoLoMo a kick in the pants?
[2013 trends] Mobile money to give SoLoMo a kick in the pants?

SoLoMo: the glorious intersection of social, location and mobile that was going to superpower hyperlocal search and prove to be the holy grail, allowing retailers and other businesses to attract an army of smartphone-wielding customers. Pretty exciting stuff, especially during an economic downturn, right? In my opinion, quite the contrary.

By Vanessa Clark 23 Jan 2013

Windows Phone apps stores open across Africa
Windows Phone apps stores open across Africa

Microsoft has announced the opening of 21 web stores for apps and games across several African countries.

18 Dec 2012

Econet offers lowest regional call charges
Econet offers lowest regional call charges

Zimbabweans in South Africa can now enjoy reduced call rates to their country thanks to a new initiative by Econet Wireless and Econet Wireless South Africa.

By Marcus Mushonga 8 Nov 2012

Others likely to follow in SABMiller's footsteps
Others likely to follow in SABMiller's footsteps

HARARE, ZIMBABWE: Other powerhouse commercial beer industry players such as Brandhouse are likely to follow in the footsteps of global brewer‚ SABMiller‚ which has expanded its Chibuku brand into the rest of Africa.

16 Oct 2012

SABMiller taking Chibuku beer to rest of Africa
SABMiller taking Chibuku beer to rest of Africa

SABMiller has taken its traditional African beer brand‚ Chibuku - which is manufactured using either maize or sorghum - into ten other continental countries‚ a move the company says is motivated by its "affordability" and "product innovation" strategies.

By Billy Tawanda Karombo 11 Oct 2012

Telecel to cover 85% Zimbabwe connectivity
Telecel to cover 85% Zimbabwe connectivity

Telecel Zimbabwe, a mobile network operator, has outlined plans to cover upto 85% of the population by the end of 2012.

By Marcus Mushonga 19 Sep 2012

Econet offers free to recharge service
Econet offers free to recharge service

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has reportedly become the first cell phone operator to offer its customers a free service to recharge their cell phones.

By Tapiwa Gurajena 12 Sep 2012

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