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Copy of Koo named South Africa’s top brand for 2015

31-08-2015 News Snip

Copy of Koo named South Africa’s top brand for 2015

Koo, the tinned food brand with a 75-year history in South Africa, has been named as the propecia for sale country’s Overall Favourite Brand for 2015 in the ‘Sunday Times’ newspaper’s annual Top Brands Awards. It last won the award in 2012. The newspaper says Koo is the biggest name in the Tiger Brands stable, with an offering that includes more than 100 different...

Rugby legend surprises pub patrons during beer brand promotion

28-08-2015 News Snip

Rugby legend surprises pub patrons during beer brand promotion

As the September start to the 2015 Rugby World Cup draws closer, the tournament’s major sponsors have stepped up their promotions and brand activations as they seek to capture the attention of fans across the world. Beer brand Heineken used former All Black rugby great, Jonah Lomu, to good effect during a promotion at a busy pub in Dublin, Ireland. Lomu...

Online shoppers in SA and Nigeria increasingly going cross-border

28-08-2015 News Snip

Online shoppers in SA and Nigeria increasingly going cross-border

South African Internet users increasingly want to shop online, with 22% of people saying they have already made online purchases and a further 48% saying they expect to do so in future. Among the biggest barriers, though, is concern about whether the items ordered will be ‘as described’ and the security of online payments. These concerns are particularly relevant to online...

‘Discount air wars’ as consumer demand sees airline’s website crashing

27-08-2015 News Snip

‘Discount air wars’ as consumer demand sees airline’s website crashing

Discount South African airline FlySafair had to lengthen its one-day birthday promotion yesterday (Tuesday) when its offer of R1 tickets to any of its destinations sent consumers into a frenzy, crashing its website. The plan was to sell 30 000 tickets by midnight yesterday, but the technical difficulties meant the promotion was extended and tickets sold out at around 8:30 this...

Ethiopia on the way to being Africa’s sole provider

18-08-2015 News Snip

Ethiopia on the way to being Africa’s sole provider

While China tops the list of the world’s shoe exporters, African countries are emerging in the sector as they maximise the potential offered by the growing leather industry and develop the talents of skilled shoemakers.  According to figures released by the International Trade Centre, Ethiopia is one of the fastest-growing exporters of footwear, with international sales increasing by 289% between 2010...

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