The spirited rise of female bourbon drinkers

Bourbon is enjoying an upswing in the premium spirits market with the dispersing notion that the drink is favoured by men only. The question...

Vollherbst Labels: navigating trends since 1921

Print and labelling company, Vollherbst, has been a partner to South African wineries for close to 20 years – a substantial time which has...

Massmart in talks to acquire grocery service OneCart

In line with its strategic intent to accelerate growth in e-commerce, Massmart has announced that it is in negotiations to acquire a controlling stake...

Shifting consumer purchasing patterns & switched-on retail

Consumer purchasing patterns have become far more complicated over the past 18 months with a plethora of devices and more points of sale as...

Shoprite to exit Uganda and Madagascar after review

South Africa’s largest grocery retailer Shoprite Holdings said on Monday it is withdrawing from Uganda and Madagascar, adding to its growing list of African...

European trade war hits American spirits exports

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'U.S. - Spirits, Liqueurs And Other Spirituous Beverages - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here...

78% of SMEs in retail across Middle East and Africa optimistic...

Although different sectors were exposed to and impacted in diverging ways to the extensive changes of the COVID-19 pandemic, Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)...

Shoprite’s Money Market launches instant EFT payments

Shoprite has announced the launch of its Money Market Account instant electronic funds transfer (EFT) service. This makes it the first retailer to launch an EFT service in South...

Massmart sells most food assets to Shoprite for R1.35bn

Massmart is selling its non-core food assets to rival Shoprite Holdings for R1.36 billion to focus on businesses with high returns, the South African...

5 Hard seltzers taking South Africa by storm

With the myriad of hard seltzers on the market, it takes a lot to stand out. A hard seltzer is a drink made from lightly-flavoured...

Pick n Pay and Standard Bank partner to bring banking closer...

Pick n Pay and Standard Bank have entered into a partnership that will bring banking closer to the two organisations’ customers. Standard Bank has...

SA retail sales up 10.4% year-on-year in June

Stats SA has reported that retail trade sales increased by 10.4% year-on-year in June 2021. The largest annual growth rates were recorded for: all 'other'...

Shoprite innovates with new digital business unit and checkout-free concept store

The Shoprite Group has launched its new ground-breaking digital business unit - ShopriteX. The group is also trialling a cashless, checkout-free concept store - Checkers Rush.Incubated over...

Entrepreneurs need to better understand risk and fail better by failing...

Are entrepreneurs risk takers at heart or calculated visionaries? According to serial entrepreneur and Ukheshe Technologies CEO, Clayton Hayward, many entrepreneurs don’t truly understand...

A challenge to government from the franchise sector… “We’ll do our...

As the Franchise Association prepares to hold their most important virtual conference in their 42 years on the 25 and 26 August 2021 that...

Shoprite steps up to boost small businesses with Shoprite Hustle competition

Shoprite is once again stepping up to enable entrepreneurs to grow their businesses with the 2021 Shoprite Hustle competition.The annual competition boosts small business development...

Pernod Ricard taps into flavoured spirits trend with new Jameson Orange...

Pernod Ricard is introducing a zesty new expression to its core Jameson range in the UK. Jameson Orange combines the finest triple-distilled Jameson Irish...

What are the CORE requirements for building an omnichannel customer experience?

If asked, many organisations will tell you that they offer an omnichannel customer experience. A good proportion of them, however, would be wrong. What they’re...