keyboard_arrow_upNielsen explores ‘the new shopper normal
keyboard_arrow_downNielsen explores ‘the new shopper normal

The nature of South African shopping trips has shifted during the COVID-19 lockdown from an initial focus on bulk, stock-up shopping to everyday needs shopping, which is up a significant 10 points from pre-COVID-19 levels, both online and offline. This data stems from a significant new Nielsen study ‘the new shopper normal’ conducted at the […]

keyboard_arrow_upHow to ensure business agility in a pandemic
keyboard_arrow_downHow to ensure business agility in a pandemic

BY: Neil Birch, CEO at Novus Holdings Business agility is the capability of a business to respond quickly to a changing environment, whether it be internal or external. Qualities of agile businesses include being adaptive, flexible and creative in your response to change without losing momentum (remaining productive) or vision. A year ago, none of […]

keyboard_arrow_upPlotting a course for the FMCG manufacturing industry post-Covid-19
keyboard_arrow_downPlotting a course for the FMCG manufacturing industry post-Covid-19

Nielsen has plotted a course of future scenarios post-Covid-19 to establish a regeneration path for retailers and manufacturers. The world is pivoting on an axis of uncertainty right now as many countries, including our own, start the process of moving from restricted living into precautionary living. As a result, there are likely to be significant […]

keyboard_arrow_upEverything you need to know about insurance in a time of coronavirus
keyboard_arrow_downEverything you need to know about insurance in a time of coronavirus

By: Nicholas Taitz, director at Knowles Husain Lindsay Inc. The unprecedented halt to business activity brought on by the coronavirus lockdown has many businesses wondering if their insurance will cover any of their losses. Inevitably, the consequence of lockdown is that businesses across the board are suffering. At the very least, they face loss of […]

keyboard_arrow_upCOVID-19 could restrict consumers’ access to medical marijuana
keyboard_arrow_downCOVID-19 could restrict consumers’ access to medical marijuana

The medical marijuana industry is expected to be disrupted due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to GlobalData, the pandemic is set to impact the pharmaceutical industry in a profound way from postponed and suspended clinical trails to stockpiling of painkillers causing disruption to supply chains. State of the medical marijuana industry GlobalData’s report: Medical […]

keyboard_arrow_upAre you really saving the planet by saying no to paper?
keyboard_arrow_downAre you really saving the planet by saying no to paper?

BY: Samantha Choles of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa We need to cut the greenwash and get the facts straight about paper and recycling. I recently drew cash at an ATM and was greeted with an on-screen message: “If everyone said no to a receipt just for one month, we would save 45 […]

keyboard_arrow_upClariant launches BeautyForward® Edition 4 
keyboard_arrow_downClariant launches BeautyForward® Edition 4 

BeautyForward® is Clariant’s trend guide for the personal care industry. With the goal of entering in a dialogue with potential customers, the guide shows the current trends that inspire new individuals, behaviours and rituals, and new products, textures and formulations for the future of the industry. This year, Clariant worked with journalists, influencers, formulators and […]

keyboard_arrow_upSouth African innovators wanted to solve the problem of COVID-19
keyboard_arrow_downSouth African innovators wanted to solve the problem of COVID-19

The Innovation Hub (TIH) is calling on local innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, SMMEs, research institutions, universities and the public to submit their solutions relating to preventing the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa. The global Covid-19 pandemic has caused countries across the world much health, social and economic distress, as even the most developed and advanced […]

keyboard_arrow_upMitigation may be more effective than quarantine in controlling Coronavirus outbreak
keyboard_arrow_downMitigation may be more effective than quarantine in controlling Coronavirus outbreak

According to data and analytics company GlobalData in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak governments should start to consider focusing on mitigation and bolstering the health system for early detection and care of patients. The World Health Organization’s statement that we are in ‘unchartered territory’ on the Coronavirus outbreak comes as no surprise as COVID-19 […]

keyboard_arrow_upAuthenticity colours Clariant’s ColorForward 2021 palette
keyboard_arrow_downAuthenticity colours Clariant’s ColorForward 2021 palette

There are four societal trends that will influence consumers in coming years and the colour experts at Clariant ColorWorks have identified them. ColorForward 2021, the 15th edition of the annual Clariant colour forecasting guide for the plastics industry, recognises that genuine human contact is actually becoming a luxury in the digital era, and that people […]