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Join The Bateleur Vantage Point Webinar: Friday, 16 September 2022

Bateleur Brand Planning is hosting its inaugural Vantage Point Webinar on Friday, 16 September 2022, to discuss its extensive survey results on South African consumers.

The Art of the Possible Vlog Launched – Cloud Technology and Asset Management

Staycold International and Digital Twin based in South Africa, have just launched an IoT vlog. This video looks at a discussion on the possibilities that exist with IoT and how it could be used to redefine asset management, condition monitoring and marketing strategies. The conversation talks of the possible cost savings as well as sales driver innovations that could result in the beverage cooler space, helping beverage companies differentiate themselves. They encourage viewings and joining this conversation to see what is possible in this space.

Hey Retailers, your customer data is worth billions to banks

The next couple of years are going to be tough for the retail sector. Monetization of customer behavioural data can help retailers remain profitable by providing banks and credit lenders with an alternative data source for credit scoring.

STAYCOLD’s Safety Standards Compliance

Staycold International, a South African manufacturer of self-contained commercial fridges and freezers, ensure that all units they manufacture are tested and fully comply with stringent international safety standards. This includes their latest range of even more environmentally friendly coolers which utilise flammable hydrocarbon R290 refrigerant. Staycold therefore have their Letter of Authority (LOA) that is issued by the National Regulator of Compulsory Standards (NRCS) in South Africa.

The state of research in Africa

Bateleur Brand Planning’s Kim-Lee de Vries, the market research agency’s Marketing Director, shared how their research team recently carried out frank conversations with African neighbours about the market research industry.

Putting the people back into retail marketing

Clicks and Bricks is now a 20-year-old cliché. COVID-19 catapulted consumers firmly into the domain of digital shopping, evidenced by the mushrooming of mega warehouses alongside our freeways.

The Future of HR – The Missing Link?

It used to be called Personnel Administration. It involved recruitment, training, performance management, teamwork coaching, conflict and grievance management, health and safety, policies and legislation, and the basic admin associated with employing and paying people. In recent times, the Human Resource function has taken on a more strategic and empowering role in most businesses as […]

Group President of Flooid joins Omnisient Advisory Board

Tech industry veteran and Group President of Flooid – leading unified commerce platform for the retail and hospitality sectors – joins Omnisient’s Advisory Board to accelerate international expansion for their privacy-preserving data collaboration platform business.  

STAYCOLD Coolers Offer 33% Energy Savings

Staycold International offer supermarket and restaurant owners energy efficient self-contained commercial fridges and freezers to save on their monthly electricity bills. This goes a long way in easing Eskom’s proposed double digit electricty tariff increase in South Africa, effective in the first half of 2022.

STAYCOLD Launches Fast Lane Cooler

Staycold International have just launched their new fast lane cooler, bought about primarily at the request of retailers, who were looking for a Staycold designed cooler to use in their stores for impulse purchases. This is a sliding door cooler which can be accessed from both the front and the back of the unit and has a low footprint, ideal for check-out isles in supermarkets.

Data monetisation is not a new concept

by Anton Grutzmacher. For many companies, data has been a liability: storing it, managing it, and protecting it. But it is also a tremendous potential source of revenue.

What makes chocolate ethically sourced? More importantly, how do we make every bite count?

Goodbye Malaria and Nova Chocolate are working together to raise public awareness about the importance of combatting malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa.

DUKE Group Launches NUDE

The DUKE Group has partnered with Instant Grass founder, Greg Potterton to launch NUDE – Africa’s first dedicated ethnographic, market research agency.

Cost saving digital solutions for refrigeration units

STAYCOLD International have just introduced their latest technology development that allows their customers to monitor, track and interact with their refrigeration assets remotely.

Staycold’s Pathway to Net-Zero Emissions

Staycold International have just been acknowledged and included in the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) publication: The Pathway to Net-Zero Cooling Product List.

#21interviews: 2021 survival kit

Retailing Africa’s #21interviews series with the leadership of our industry, which was published in December, looked at how last year challenged retailers and brands; and how they planned for 2021 amidst the uncertainty. The list of all 21 retail and brand thought leaders who contributed or were interviewed, is below. These were some of their key insights

Debt levels in SA could finally see the growth of the rental goods economy

To say South Africans have a debt problem is an understatement. With consumer debt now sitting at a staggering R1.5 trillion, according to the latest data from Experian South Africa, it is certainly a cause for concern – not that this is a new trend.

What you might not know about immune-boosting hero zinc

You might have heard that Vitamins A through D naturally found in food are immune boosters, but what about health-heavyweight mineral zinc?

Zinc: Four unexpected places you’ll find this wonder metal on your next shop

What do fertiliser, sunscreen, and taps have in common? The lesser-known but incredibly pervasive mineral: zinc.

Data is the foundation – but it needs to be personalised and creatively applied

Data is one of the most powerful tools you have at your disposal today. But to ensure it is both effective and meaningful within your context requires the person at the controls to leverage that tool with the requisite vision, creativity and expertise. 

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