Funds from European investors contributing to greater food production in Zimbabwe

International private equity firm Spear Capital has completed its investment into the food manufacturing business Associated Foods Zimbabwe Private Limited (“AFZ”). AFZ plays a key...

ProVeg Incubator opens up applications for upcoming cohort of alternative-protein startups

The ProVeg Incubator, the world’s first and leading impact-driven alt-protein accelerator, is aiming to fill food tech's most pressing white spaces (market gaps) by...

SA retail sales up 3.4% in April

Stats SA reports that South African retail trade sales increased by 3.4% year-on-year in April 2022. The largest positive annual growth rates were recorded for:...

State of the Retail Nation reveals shifts in alcohol sales, return...

NielsenIQ South Africa has released its monthly State of the Retail Nation report which shows total annual sales of R519-Billion at South African retail...

Google celebrates International SMB Month with an e-commerce summit and digital...

Google has announced new initiatives to support small retail businesses in Africa as part of a month-long commemoration of International Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Businesses...

Rising food prices hit poor people the hardest: a close look...

Concerns about rising food prices are making the headlines across the world as pressures mount in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The...

South Africans could save up to R15 000 on groceries per...

According to the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group’s May 2022 household affordability index, the price of cooking oil in South Africa has risen over...

Shoprite launces exclusive Big Red Weekend sales promotion

Consumers can expect to save up to 50% on a wide range of essential food and household items during Shoprite’s Big Red Weekend from...

Future of African super apps relies on great user experience and...

Financial institutions are increasingly relying on apps and their turbo charged cousins, super apps, for much needed revenue growth. Organisations that can offer a secure,...

It’s time to rethink customer engagement

Customer engagement (CE) has become a commodity. It’s the definitive metric by which organisations are measured and defines customer loyalty and longevity. A recent Salesforce...

Consumers ‘rewire’ priorities on environment and health, report reveals

Tetra Pak unveils how Covid-19 has made consumers rethink the way they live, and fundamentally shift how they act in the latest Tetra Pak...

Massmart opens new flagship Riversands distribution centre

Massmart has officially opened its new Distribution Centre, in Riversands, Johannesburg. The 75 000m2 warehouse is the second of three new facilities in Massmart’s...

The grocery aisle of the future: an innovative, collaborative space

Grocery stores and supermarkets are likely to undergo significant change in coming years, but they will be defined by partnerships – between tech developers,...

Africa leading digital transformation in customer experience (CX) as CEM Africa...

McDonald’s, Vodacom, Nedbank, Spar, Dischem and Superbalist are just some of the successful consumer brands that will participate in the upcoming CEM Africa Summit,...

A 101 guide to service bots – what they are and...

In today’s connected business environment, it’s not just the customer who is king, it’s the customer experience. As a PWC report notes, “Customer experience is everything....

Shoprite warns of possible data ‘compromise’

The Shoprite Group has warned of a suspected data "compromise", impacting on a specific sub-set of data and which may affect some customers who...

How to unlock opportunities in the township economy

Estimated at $9.8 billion, South Africa’s informal retail sector represents a substantial portion of the total retail market and a third of the country’s...

How do brand pioneers remain relevant?

Most of us can rattle off the names of brands that we use every day or rely on without question. We don’t even think...