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Cultural Competence

The modern business environment is ever more ethnically and culturally diverse. In the workplace, it is no longer unusual to work side by side with associates and employees who come from varied backgrounds. In addition, with globalization, there is growing interaction with different cultures across large geographies.  This unprecedented level of diversity comes with a …

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Aid for Trade

By Kevin Abraham Reading through a couple of African business magazines, I see that one topic of discussion is about a couple of UK initiatives in terms of foreign aid. In a nutshell: Approval of £228m in foreign aid to Ethiopia in its 2019/2020 budget, with the aim of developing infrastructure, and building “clean and …

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Retail Tracking

Retail Tracking – Proper in-store product tracking in Africa starts with Frontline Research Group

Retail Tracking Services or in store product tracking is crucial for businesses wanting to understand in store product behaviour so as to develop strategies and offerings that grow sales, profit, and see customers returning for more New technologies and changing consumer trends mean retailers and manufacturers are now constantly under pressure to develop products and …

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Cannabis vs Alcohol

Cannabis vs alcohol: Which way will the market go, and grow?

An article on the impact of increased cannabis consumption on the alcoholic beverage industry in USA [Jules Scully, Fastmoving, Feb 26th 2019] makes the point that as cannabis acceptance and consumption grows, the risk to alcohol beverages is likely to increase. The US cannabis industry has surged in recent years – ten states have now approved adult recreational use of cannabis products and 34 states have approved cannabis for medicinal purposes.