Retail Trends 2021

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#BizTrends2021: Confessions of a drinks salesman
#BizTrends2021: Confessions of a drinks salesman

A light-hearted take on drinks mega-trends for the year ahead...

By Rowan Leibbrandt 2 days ago

Cannabis industry could help reboot economy if laws are eased
Cannabis industry could help reboot economy if laws are eased

The cannabis trade could dramatically bolster South Africa's economy if authorities followed global trends and eased the country's prohibitively regulated industry, according to the Cannabis Trade Association Africa...

3 days ago

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#MarketingMasterminds: Mondelez | Cadbury Dairy Milk | Generosity campaign

This month's Marketing Mastermind is Alanta Moodley, category brand manager at Mondelez International. She discusses the Cadbury Dairy Milk Generosity campaign...

Issued by Facebook 2 hours ago

Agriculture and the consumer's "right to know" movement

The International Bar Association recently held its annual conference where the Agricultural Law Section focused on the consumer's right to opt-out of climate un-friendly food...

By Theo Boshoff 1 hour ago

Mzwandile Nzimande aka DJ1D dies after testing positive for Covid-19

Mzwandile Nzimande, also known as DJ1D, has died. The Nzimande family confirmed that he died on Wednesday, 13 January 2020 at 9am at the Olivedale Clinic in Johannesburg after testing positive for Covid-19...

3 days ago

Engen launches private label brand Quickshop & Co.

Engen has introduced its own private label convenience brand, Quickshop & Co., focused on offering quality, locally-sourced products at a competitive price...

3 days ago

NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usage

As You Sow has filed shareholder proposals with 10 leading consumer goods companies and retailers, calling for commitments to absolute cuts in the use of plastic packaging...

3 days ago

Pieter Boone to succeed Richard Brasher as Pick n Pay CEO

Richard Brasher will retire as CEO of Pick n Pay after leading the retail business for eight years...

3 days ago

Kauai launches subscription service for daily coffees and smoothies

Kauai has introduced a subscription service offering multiple coffees every day for a month as well as a daily smoothie for either 15 or 30 days...

14 Jan 2021

Embrace the 'inclusion revolution'

Given that 70% of consumers prefer to buy from brands that are inclusive, marketers are embracing the "inclusion revolution" by means of ad campaigns, social content and CSI initiatives...

By Nicky Brand 14 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The rise of D2C

The direct-to-consumer model allows deeper brand relationships and an omnichannel approach to deriving value...

By Michael Smollan 3 days ago

4 reasons a business should consider franchising

Over the last couple of years, we have seen a sharp increase in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other forms of collaboration between entities, as owners scramble to expand, innovate and increase their overall competitive advantage in highly saturated markets...

By Seani Ramabulana 14 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Covid and the evolution of loungewear

Our current homebound reality will continue to influence purchasing decisions. The demand for indoor fitness, remote working, and therefore comfortable yet stylish attire, presents an opportunity for fashion businesses...

By Nicola Cooper 13 Jan 2021

4IR: How the subscription economy is changing the world of CX

The impacts of Covid-19 won't be temporary and customer experience (CX) as we know it is coming to an end. Luckily, we can all learn from the changes to come...

By Charlotte Adelgaard 13 Jan 2021

2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce

Digital sales grew around 58% during the five days leading up to Christmas, despite earlier shipping cutoffs...

13 Jan 2021

Manufacturing production down 3.5% in November

Manufacturing production decreased by 3.5% in November 2020 compared with November 2019, according to data from Statistics South Africa...

13 Jan 2021

Alcohol industry seeks deferment of excise duties until sales ban lifts

The South African government's decision to extend the alcohol ban has led the alcohol industry to apply for a deferment of the payment of excise tax payments until the ban is lifted...

12 Jan 2021

Section 12J funds are key to revive SA's economy

Section 12J funds are playing a crucial role in the re-booting of South Africa's economy by creating employment opportunities and saving businesses, while at the same time facilitating significant tax benefits to investors...

14 Jan 2021

Presenting the new tanzanite earring collection by Cape Diamonds, featuring unique designs as beautiful as 'true love'

Joel Graham recently launched the Cape Diamonds Tanzanite Earring Catalogue, which is still a work-in-progress as he has many exciting designs in mind to add, making this a cutting-edge and evolving collection...

Issued by Cape Diamonds 13 Jan 2021

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