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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. 

Industry perspective on tobacco harm reduction in the context of Covid-19 lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown have touched just about every aspect of our lives. Similarly, just about every industry has felt its effects. The vaping industry is no different. 

Africa WIRE

Communicating the story is part of the foundation for any business. Our experts provide a holistic suite of communications services, from press release distribution to media relations, monitoring, and more.

Thornybush – Brands & Branding 2018

A brand that has long understood how important the overall guest experience is and how this ultimately impacts brand reputation is the Thornybush Collection. Offering a total of 12 lodges, 11 of which are located in the Thornybush Private Nature Reserve situated close to Hoedspruit and one in the northern region of the Sabi Sand, the Collection has long prided itself on offering an outstanding bush experience and sets as its objective the aim of consistently exceeding guests’ expectations.

Alexander Forbes – Brands & Branding 2018

At Alexander Forbes, the customer sits at the centre of the brand’s Ambition 2022 strategy, strategy that aims to deliver on the brand’s promise… securing your financial well-being for a lifetime.

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