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1 in 4 consumers tried a new brand during pandemic - global report
1 in 4 consumers tried a new brand during pandemic - global report

A new global report highlights challenges and opportunities for retailers as the Covid-19 pandemic drives permanent shifts in consumer behaviour now and beyond the holiday season...

2 days ago

Do you know where your coffee comes from? The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of knowing about our supply chains. Here, a woman carries harvested coffee beans in a coffee plantation in Mount Gorongosa, Mozambique, in August 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chains

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now...

By Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka 6 Aug 2020

Global food prices continue to rise in July
Global food prices continue to rise in July

According to a United Nations report, global food prices continue their upward trajectory for the second consecutive month in July, led by vegetable oils and dairy products...

6 Aug 2020

Shoprite to discontinue operations in Nigeria
Shoprite to discontinue operations in Nigeria

The Shoprite Group is exiting Nigeria after 15 years. The Cape Town-based company announced the decision in a trading update this week...

5 Aug 2020

Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo
Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo

Game's vice president shares how the retailer has navigated business challenges and opportunities over the last 50 years, and how it aims to remain relevant beyond 2020...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2020

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Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

Network International to acquire DPO in landmark pan-African payments deal
Network International to acquire DPO in landmark pan-African payments deal

DPO Group will support the expansion of Network International's presence across Africa, one of the most under-penetrated and fast-growing payments markets in the world...

29 Jul 2020

Global disruption can have local implications
Global disruption can have local implications

The global impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had not only on public health, but on business, cannot be underestimated...

By Soromfe Uzomah 27 Jul 2020

Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on
Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on

So you finally hit the shops and cafes after weeks of lockdown. After disinfecting your hands, following the arrows around the shop or to your table, taking care to avoid others where possible...

By Jessica Vredenburg and Megan Phillips 24 Jul 2020

Amazon's Paul Misener on the link between innovation and diversity
Amazon's Paul Misener on the link between innovation and diversity

Amazon veteran Paul Misener shared insight into how the e-commerce giant approaches innovation and the profound role a diverse workforce plays in this process...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jul 2020

Antibacterial activewear? The claim is just as absurd as it sounds
Antibacterial activewear? The claim is just as absurd as it sounds

Lorna Jane recently launched an "antiviral" line of activewear, called "LJ Shield", generating significant backlash from medical professionals...

By Catherine Burke 20 Jul 2020

TFG agrees to buy selected Jet stores and related assets for R480m
TFG agrees to buy selected Jet stores and related assets for R480m

TFG has entered into an agreement to buy certain "commercially-viable stores and selected assets" of Jet from embattled Edcon for a cash purchase consideration of R480m...

13 Jul 2020

Why is used clothing popular across Africa? We found out in Malawi
Why is used clothing popular across Africa? We found out in Malawi

The sale of used clothing is a billion-dollar global industry. According to some estimates, almost 70% of garments that are donated globally end up on the African continent...

By Dan Banik 10 Jul 2020

Owner of Legit offers to buy part of Edgars
Owner of Legit offers to buy part of Edgars

Parts of South African retail chain Edgars may be sold to Edcon competitor Retailability Ltd, business rescue practitioners in charge of Edcon's restructuring said...

8 Jul 2020

Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus
Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus

Retail was in trouble long before Covid-19 hit. The past five years saw daily reports of store closures and retailer bankruptcies. The growth of online commerce eroded many retailers' top-line revenues...

By Frederic Dimanche 6 Jul 2020

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Nespresso introduces new Ugandan coffee through Reviving Origins programme

Launched in 2019, the Reviving Origins programme aims to restore coffee production in regions where it is under threat...

3 Jul 2020

The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementation
The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementation

The Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was brokered by the African Union (AU) and adopted by 44 of its 55 member states on 21 March 2018. By February 2019, all AU countries, save for Eritrea, had become signatories to the AfCFTA, which came into force on 30 May 2019...

By Robyn Berger, Theunis Claassen and Catherine Robson 30 Jun 2020

Mr Price reveals impact of SA lockdown and its plans to exit Nigeria
Mr Price reveals impact of SA lockdown and its plans to exit Nigeria

Mr Price Group will shut dow Nigerian operations due to weak economic growth and other difficulties...

29 Jun 2020

The 50-year evolution of the Game brand
The 50-year evolution of the Game brand

Popular South African retailer Game celebrates 50 years of trade this year...

26 Jun 2020

Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan Africa
Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan Africa

Mondelez International is bolstering its regional leadership by appointing a new president of sub-Saharan Africa and managing director in SA...

23 Jun 2020

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CMO Council identifies agile brands that have benefitted from opportunities during global lockdown

The CMO Council has picked notable brand stand-outs experiencing an upturn in the global downturn...

15 Jun 2020

Smart clothing to drive fitness wearable revenue
Smart clothing to drive fitness wearable revenue

Annual revenue of integrated fitness clothing is forecast to rise from approximately $1bn in 2020 to $11bn in 2025, according to Juniper Research...

11 Jun 2020

Pandora commits to using only recycled silver and gold from 2025
Pandora commits to using only recycled silver and gold from 2025

The world's largest jewellery maker will stop using newly mined silver and gold in its jewellery by 2025 and only buy from recycled sources...

9 Jun 2020

Why apparel brands' efforts to police their supply chains aren't working
Why apparel brands' efforts to police their supply chains aren't working

For years, apparel brands have promised to police their supply chains to root out unsafe conditions and worker abuse...

By Jason Judd and Sarosh Kuruvilla 8 Jun 2020

Maggi freshens up online presence in Central and West Africa
Maggi freshens up online presence in Central and West Africa

Maggi has revealed a new website in Central and West Africa that offers fresh twists to popular African dishes. The brand has also released a second season of Yelo Pèppè...

8 Jun 2020

Consumer markets under pressure in 2020
Consumer markets under pressure in 2020

As Covid-19 shifts the global economic outlook into deep recession, reflecting the impact of social distancing measures on economic activity, no industry remains untouched...

By Camilla Butler 5 Jun 2020

Equipping Africa's fashion entrepreneurs to conquer Covid-19
Equipping Africa's fashion entrepreneurs to conquer Covid-19

Fashion entrepreneurs, creatives and digital innovators joined in on Fashionomics Africa's new webinar series to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

4 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Offer customers value for money, says The Crazy Store's Kevin Lennett
#LockdownLessons: Offer customers value for money, says The Crazy Store's Kevin Lennett

The Crazy Store MD shares how the in-store environment has had to change to prioritise health and hygiene, and why offering customers value for their money is more important than ever...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 May 2020

DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link Commerce
DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link Commerce

DHL Express has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce firm that helped the logistics company develop its DHL Africa eShop platform...

28 May 2020

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