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
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. Consumers have been under the strain of debt for some […]
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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.
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.
As a business designed to connect people today for a better tomorrow, Vodacom’s purpose-driven brand constantly strives to make internet access available to all and bridge the digital divide in the communities it serves.
It’s been a notably successful year for Cell C, with the brand celebrating a host of accolades across a number of areas.
White Star’s unwavering commitment to serving the needs of its consumers, since its launch in 1999, is the reason fora product that never compromises on quality and isin line with needs of consumers to make healthier food choices, using as little additives and preservatives as possible, if any.
Having being voted as the Most Valuable Brand in South Africa by Brand Finance for three consecutive years is a remarkable achievement, but doubling this achievement by winning the prestigious world branding awards for two consecutive years, and topping it off by securing a backstage pass to join an elite league of Forbes 500 companies is indeed impressive.
Last year Nando’s celebrated 30 years of firing up South African conversations with advertising that taps into the social quirks that make this country unique.
How does a bank deal with its major shareholder dramatically reducing its investment, and with the prospect of re-branding not just across a country – but across an entire continent? And all this, within just one year?
As a world-class financial services company committed to providing customers with peace of mind by securing their financial well-being for a lifetime, Alexander Forbes specialises in employee benefits and investments, as well as short-term and long-term insurance, providing financial advice, risk management and administration solutions to companies, individuals, the government, parastatals and union bodies.
Sanlam understands the importance of an ownable brand purpose, one that sets out how you intend to change the world for the better.
Absa understands the profound impact that sports, arts and culture can have on a nation collectively and on individuals.