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June 12, 2019

DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more markets in Africa

DHL Africa eShop has seen impressive growth since launching and has now been rolled out to nine more countries across sub-Saharan Africa.

Following the success of the DHL Africa eShop (www.Africa-eShop.DHL) app in 11 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, DHL Express has announced that its innovative mobile and desktop platform has been rolled out in nine more countries across the continent.

Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express sub-Saharan Africa, says that they’ve seen impressive growth in usage of the DHL Africa eShop app since it was initially brought online in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Mauritius, Ghana, Senegal, Rwanda, Malawi, Botswana, Sierra Leone and Uganda in [...]

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June 3, 2019

#AfricaMonth: Why Africa is primed for prestige beauty growth

As the senior vice president of local and cultural innovation at Estée Lauder Companies, it’s Susan Akkad’s job to increase the relevancy of the beauty group’s brands across global and emerging markets. Overseeing multi-ethnic innovation for brands including La Mer, Clinique, Mac and Estée Lauder, she’s no stranger to the concept of (and responsibility of) ‘inclusive beauty’.

“We have a long-standing and deep commitment to inclusive beauty across ages, regions and cultures because our aspiration really is to be part of every consumer’s beauty dream,” Akkad said during her presentation at the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference [...]

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May 30, 2019

Africa’s top 100 brands announced

Brand Africa has announced the Top 100 brands in Africa in their 7th annual Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands. Nike, MTN, Dangote, Ecobank and BBC were recognised as the most admired brands on the continent.

The event took place at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, South Africa, on Friday, 24 May. Brand Africa, in partnership with Geopoll, Kantar and Brand Leadership, made the announcement at an event attended by industry leaders from across Africa.

Since 2011, the Brand Africa 100 has been surveying and ranking the most admired brands spontaneously recalled by African consumers. n a relatively stable Top 100 list, the US sports and fitness mega brand, Nike, [...]

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May 27, 2019

Takealot’s Pick-up Points a milestone for SA e-commerce

Earlier this month popular online retail giant Takealot announced the launch of its own Click and Collect network to service Takealot online shoppers with a convenient delivery method by opening 30 of their own pick-up points around the country.

This is a huge milestone for e-commerce and Click and Collect in South Africa. Takealot aligning their delivery and check-out experience with those of major South African e-commerce players like TFG, Cape Union Mart, OneDayOnly, Wellness Warehouse and HomeChoice proves that online retail in South Africa needs a practical delivery solution tailored for the local market.

Click and Collect delivery is gaining traction in South [...]

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