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Brand consistency: Taking marketing to a higher level
Brand consistency: Taking marketing to a higher level

In the highly competitive business landscape where social media and customer experience are adding complexity to a global landscape, marketing needs to evolve...

By Paula Sartini 6 Feb 2018

Four fast ways to maximise in-store promotions
Four fast ways to maximise in-store promotions

When economies are under pressure, brand owners must work hard to preserve their coveted customer loyalty and sales...

By Sandra Steenkamp 5 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: The new rules of retail
#BizTrends2018: The new rules of retail

If you're searching for proof that retail as we know it is changing, look no further than Shanghai's 24-hour, unstaffed, self-driving grocery store...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Jan 2018

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#TRENDING: What do an umbrella, a shark and a house plant have in common?

The influential Consumer Goods Forum summit was held in Africa for the first time - these are the top trends emerging...

By Louise Marsland 20 Jun 2016

#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa
#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa

There are many reasons to invest in Africa and even more reasons to believe in Africa, international delegates were told at the Consumer Goods Forum global summit in Cape Town...

By Louise Marsland 17 Jun 2016

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#CGFSummit: Future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa

Five things you need to know about the future of the retail market in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Louise Marsland 16 Jun 2016

Africa is the youngest continent in the world in terms of its people and is expected to have the largest workforce in the world by 2035. Consumer-facing industries will grow significantly between now and 2010. (Image: NASA)
Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014

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'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013

Walter Wafula
Pay TV subscribers get rewarded

Pay TV customers in Uganda have received rewards from their services providers ahead of the December festive season.

By Walter Wafula 22 Nov 2012

Walter Wafula
India's Flytxt signs mobile marketing deal with Warid

Uganda mobile operator Warid Telecom has contracted India's Flytxt, a provider of global real-time closed loop mobile marketing solutions, to manage its marketing campaigns.

By Walter Wafula 28 Aug 2012

[Executive Check] GOtv eyes expansion in Africa as it marks one year of business
[Executive Check] GOtv eyes expansion in Africa as it marks one year of business

GOtv, a low cost pay television service owned and operated by MultiChoice Africa celebrates its first year in business in four markets. Patricia Kiconco, the country manager GOtv Uganda speaks about the performance of the brand and its future plans for Africa.

By Walter Wafula 15 Aug 2012

TransUnion expands into Africa
TransUnion expands into Africa

TransUnion, a global credit and information management organisation, has acquired majority shareholding in CRB Holdings Limited, signifying its bold expansion steps into Africa.

By Gregory Gondwe 28 Oct 2011

Herman Manson
[Netprophet 2011] African ecommerce market has a long way to go

A billion Africans and 50 million bank accounts. In South Africa, credit cards are used by only 16.5% of the population (2008). No African country comes close to 1% of total retail spend spent online - the magic figure which constitutes the tipping point for digital retail growth. No wonder, then, that the ecommerce market in Africa hasn't bloomed.

By Herman Manson 12 May 2011

Walter Wafula
Star QT clothing line extends footprint to Uganda

Star QT, a South Africa-based clothing line and fashion label is set to be launched in Kampala this August to increase the popularity of the brand and its products in Uganda.

By Walter Wafula 30 Jun 2010

Walter Wafula
Uganda woos entrepreneurs to invest in energy sector

Ugandan businesspeople have been urged to invest in mini-hydro power projects to encourage the establishment of cottage industries across the country.

By Walter Wafula 25 Sep 2009

Walter Wafula
Uganda: SMEs explore stock market for finance

Ugandan businesses are on the hunt for cheaper and advanced financing options at the stock market according to a fund manager at African Alliance in Kampala.

By Walter Wafula 13 Aug 2009

Nakumatt to open hypermarket in Kampala
Nakumatt to open hypermarket in Kampala

Nakumatt Holdings a supermarket chain in Kenya plans to open its first outlet in Uganda in April, a move that is expected to result in reduced prices on some products amid stiff competition in the market.

By Walter Wafula 24 Mar 2009

Walter Wafula
UBA introduces free banking

Uganda's United Bank of Africa (UBA) has introduced an account that requires no deposit or maintenance fees.

By Walter Wafula 15 Dec 2008

Walter Wafula
Airlines increase flights from Entebbe

Growing demand by Ugandans and international travellers is driving more airlines to Entebbe International Airport.

By Walter Wafula 17 Nov 2008

Walter Wafula
Tenth company listed as USE celebrates a decade

Kenyan Commercial Bank became the 10th firm listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange as the Kampala-based stock market celebrated its 10th anniversary on November 11, 2008.

By Walter Wafula 13 Nov 2008

Walter Wafula
Uganda bows to global financial crisis

Ugandans are beginning to feel the pinch of the wild financial mess that is ravaging American, European and Asian economies. In the past few weeks share prices of the nine listed companies at the Uganda Securities Exchange have danced to a rhythm echoed by falling stock prices across global financial markets.

By Walter Wafula 28 Oct 2008

Walter Wafula
P&G decries sale of counterfeits in Uganda

Proctor and Gamble, the manufacturer of Always sanitary pads has decried the sale of counterfeits of their products in Uganda underlining that it is losing it's market-share and exposing consumers to many health risks.

By Walter Wafula 17 Oct 2008

Uchumi hunts for loyal customers
Uchumi hunts for loyal customers

Uchumi, a Kampala supermarket, has unveiled the first retail shopping club in a bid to attract and retain its customers. The supermarket launched the U-Club, a customer loyalty initiative, which comes with a U-Club Card.

By Walter Wafula 23 Sep 2008

Walter Wafula
Bidco brings Fortune to Ugandans

Bidco, a major edible oil producer in Uganda, has added Fortune to its product assortment, offering Ugandans more choice in the market. The unveiling of Fortune to locals in Kampala was held on 6 September 2008.

By Walter Wafula 8 Sep 2008

Walter Wafula
Social Security Fund doubles savers' interest rate

Uganda's National Social Security Fund has doubled the annual interest rate at which it pays its members, to 14% in a bid to reward them with the fund's enormous profit.

By Walter Wafula 30 Jul 2008

Walter Wafula
Capital gains strengthen National Social Security Fund profits

Uganda's National Social Security Fund has announced a profit of UGX131bn for the financial year ending June 2008 boosted by accumulated capital gains from equity investments. The record earnings represent a 22% growth in profits from last year's financial results when NSSF registered profit worth UGX107bn.

By Walter Wafula 15 Jul 2008

Walter Wafula
AIG Uganda posts UGX5bn profit

American International Group has announced a profit before tax of UGX5bn representing a 4.1% growth in the company's earnings in 2007. The profit growth is a result of swollen premiums, according to the company's 2007 financial reports released on July 2.

By Walter Wafula 7 Jul 2008

Kenya retail supermarket among the best

Only one African retailer other than those out of South Africa has achieved a world ranking - and that retailer is in Kenya.

By Carole Kimutai 20 Jun 2007

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