Shifting Patterns & Switched on Retail

Consumer purchasing patterns have become far more complicated over the past 18 months with a plethora of devices and more points of sale as retailers constantly rework strategies that have changed with shoppers’ needs and desires. Finding the balance between physical store visits and on-line shopping, keeping up…

Manufacturers Must Listen to Consumers

Adequate safety, quality and performance are no longer enough for consumers. They want electrical and electronic (EE) products that exceed their expectations, and in a connected world, they have the means to influence the way manufacturers and other consumers behave. Our world is becoming increasingly connected. E-commerce and…

How Can Manufacturers of Electrical Products Meet the Challenges of a Connected World?

Adequate safety, quality and performance are no longer enough for consumers. They want electrical and electronic (EE) products that exceed their expectations, and in a connected world, they have the means to influence the way manufacturers and other consumers behave.…

MIFF Reschedules 26th Edition to 2022

Informa Markets, the organiser of Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF), the biggest industry show in Southeast Asia, has moved MIFF 26th edition from 1-4 September 2021 to 8-11 March 2022 due to the ongoing global pandemic. MIFF 26th edition will be held at the Malaysia International Trade &…

LG Objet Collection of Tailored Home Appliances

LG Electronics (LG) announces the international launch of LG Objet Collection, designed to meet the growing consumer demand for personalized, stylish and functional home appliances. Debuting as Furniture Concept Appliances at CES 2021, the LG Objet Collection’s Fridge and Freezer pair will debut in China, a market with…

Automatic Dispensing from Miele

Miele’s washing machines boast a cleaning system with automatic and accurate detergent dosing that saves time, money and is better for the environment while offering best-in-market cleaning results every time. Miele’s Jon Molyneaux explained its innovative TwinDos system. What is the TwinDos System? “TwinDos is a two-phase washing…

Create a ‘Side Hustle’

Entrepreneurs from around the country tuned in on Zoom and Margaret Hirsch’s Facebook live page recently to listen to Global Keynote and TEDx Speaker, Nic Haralambous explain the importance of starting up a ‘Side Hustle’ to help generate extra income. Nic joined the stalwart anchor hosts,award winning business…

Covid Risk Driven Environment

As many parts of the world deal with the Third Wave of Covid-19 infections, there are growing concerns that South Africa may face harsher lockdown measures in the future as the country ramps up its vaccine roll out program. This will have a telling impact on society and…

‘DON’T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME’ | A Contactless Revolution

While the pandemic whipped into gear last year as we struggled to let go of the “before times” and “don’t touch” became the rallying cry – consumers wanted it all but at arms-length. The journey to find the sweet spot for payment methods amidst social distancing and safety…

A Strategic Look at the Rental Economy

The concept of the sharing economy is well understood in 2021, no doubt thanks to its foremost poster children, including Airbnb and Uber. What these behemoths have done is introduce a business model to the world that is “predicated around bringing an asset-light model to an asset-heavy industry”…