Unilever says new products and a leaner organisation will improve growth

The maker of Dove soap and Knorr soup, which is under huge shareholder pressure since rebuffing a $143bn takeover bid in February from Kraft...

Why FMCG brands should target consumers with small format OOH

The default platforms for most brands are broadcast, TV, print, large format Out-of-Home (OOH) and more recently online and social media. However small format...

Woolworths in eye of a storm

Woolworths chairman Simon Susman told shareholders at Tuesday’s annual general meeting that the board was confident of the group’s Australian strategy. "We believe in...

Acquisitive Long4Life has now bought Chill Beverages

The deal will see Long4Life paying a minimum of R452m, rising to up to R734m if Chill beats agreed earnings targets. Long4Life will pay 75% cash...

Bar codes: back to the beginning

Smithsonian.com reports that in June 1974, the first item marked with a Universal Product Code (UPC) – a pack of Wrigley’s chewing gum – was scanned through...

Why websites buckled under consumer pressure

The sites either crashed due to the infrastructure they are built on or because the servers could not process a large number of requests...

QR CODES: THE SECRET TO MARKETING SUCCESS

The QR Code (Quick Response Code) is not new but is an ingenious way of satisfying customers’ needs for entertainment, interaction and information. It can also...

Ithuba shines the spotlight on retail enterprise development

In partnership with leading executive institution, Milpark Business School the course is aimed at developing leadership skills of the business owners with modules that...

Red Cherry Interactive produces Tiger Brands Status deodorant corporate video content

This research video was a feature as the closing piece on the research findings and focused on the importance of: ·         Consumer sentiments on the new packaging...

Shoprite’s Suppliers of the Year go the extra mile

The Shoprite Group recently celebrated its most innovative and reliable suppliers at its 2017 Supplier of the Year Awards.  Africa’s largest food retailer works with...

Mpact shines in Gold Pack 2017 awards

With the IPSA Gold Pack Awards being a prestigious event that showcases the best in the industry since 1973, Mpact’s Plastics division has once...

Tiger Brands eyes Africa expansion

Tiger Brands was looking for acquisitions outside SA and would place more emphasis on due diligence than in the past, management said on Monday. CEO...

Pioneer: the rains fell, and so did profits

Even for the best-managed of companies things can go wrong. Pioneer Food Group, whose profits were hammered in its past financial year, found this out the...

SA fizzy drinks undergo “shrinkinflation” to control sugar intake

Spokesperson at Peninsula Beverages, Priscilla Urquhart says the company has embarked on a journey to raise awareness and educate people on sugar consumption by...

Tiger Brands hit by strikes and tough market conditions

The fast-moving consumer goods group reported on Monday morning that revenue grew 2.3% to R31.3bn while net profit declined 5.5% to R3bn during the...

Food retail in SA scores top marks for customer satisfaction

Yet despite all of this, food retail is managing to stay ahead of the pack when it comes to service delivery and customer satisfaction, as the...

Mobile marketing yields strong results for Coca-Cola

Pan-African mobile intelligence and digital media provider, Digitata Insights, has extended its footprint on the continent by appointing management consulting firm Ntare Insights as its preferred...

Is a little loyalty too much to ask for?

This could sound harsh and inflated but the proof is in the latest report compiled by WhySatisfy. It analysed the performance of SA retail companies online and on social...