Earlier this year, Nigeria fintech company, Paylater, rebranded to Carbon, to reflect its intentions to expand to Ghana and go beyond that of a consumer credit company, to transition to a "fully-fledged digital financial services platform", offering bill payments, fund transfers and savings products, in addition to loans.
Louise Marsland 2 days ago
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.
2 days ago
"In an age of radical transparency, your internal culture is your brand. Time to take action!" proclaims the headline from Trendwatching.com.
Bizcommunity.com 3 days ago
"Design" has been one of the big words of the twentieth century. To say that an object has been designed implies a level of specialness. "Designer items" are invested with a particular kind of expertise that is likely to make them pleasing to use, stylish, or - less common in late-capitalist society - well made.
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
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."
Jackie Kalis 15 Jul 2019
When social media first hit the radar of marketers, the possibilities seemed endless. Finally, marketing would be a true two-way conversation.
Estelle Nagel 15 Jul 2019
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.
Anne-marie le Roux 15 Jul 2019