Chijioke Dozie, Carbon CEO and co-founder.
#AfricaLeads: Africa is one of the most fertile regions for growth across industries

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.

By Louise Marsland 2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

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.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 days ago

Design and repair must work together to undo our legacy of waste
Design and repair must work together to undo our legacy of waste

"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.

By Tom Lee, Alexandra Crosby, Clare Cooper, Jesse Adams Stein and Katherine Scardifield 17 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

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

Image credit: Thought Catalog on Unsplash
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

Image credit: Mein Deal on Unsplash.
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