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YOUR IMAGE IS YOUR BRAND AND YOUR BRAND IS EVERYTHING!!! by Lans
March 16, 2009, 9:26 am
Filed under: By David Abrahamse

Image is very important in retail from eye wear to shoes and if a company can get people to own their brands they have then achieved the status icon. Products like clothing and accessories have achieved this very well, retailers have to a much lesser degree.

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THE EXPERIENCIAL ECONOMIC REVELUTION by Lans
March 16, 2009, 8:49 am
Filed under: By David Abrahamse

A New Economic Revolution:

 

There have been 3 major economic revolutions in human history on our planet. Being the agricultural, industrial and the information technology. We have recently entered into a new one that is going to have major implications as we evolve and innovate exponentially. I call it the experiential revolution, it’s been referred to as the experience economy  (The Experience Economy by Pine and Gilmore), the new economy and also the design economy. Whatever you call it, it’s been driven by design, from product, packaging to interior design and branding.

 

From the beginning of time human beings as with babies have been obsessed with two things communicating and travel. Essentially we can communicate anywhere at any time via various means for free (The Economist, The world in 2007 Don’t bet against the internet Page 124). One day, travel will be the same! Oil has been the main contributor in holding back the innovation. Bio-energy (Green) will change this and thus get ready for various new design inventions to get us around. The UAE is obviously aware of this and have started making other plans in different industries, again contributing to design. They are building islands at an alarming rate, the latest is an island in the shape of the world and you can buy Africa.

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YOUR IMAGE IS YOUR BRAND AND YOUR BRAND IS EVERYTHING!!! by Lans
November 28, 2008, 7:43 am
Filed under: Branding, By David Abrahamse

Image is very important in retail from eye wear to shoes and if a company can get people to own their brands they have then achieved the status icon. Products like clothing and accessories have achieved this very well, retailers have to a much lesser degree.

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RETAILERS NEED TO SPEND THEIR WAY OUT OF THE TOUGH TIMES! by Lans
June 24, 2008, 7:38 am
Filed under: By David Abrahamse, Must Reads, Opinion/Analysis, Trends

Inflation is out of the Reserve Banks control, no amount of further interest rate increases are going to help get the rate back within the targeted range! So the South African consumer is going to be under more and more pressure when it comes to discretionary spending. This will translate into retail sales declining.

 

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Local Steel Supplier to increase prices again! by Lans
April 1, 2008, 8:52 am
Filed under: By David Abrahamse, Local News, Must Reads, Opinion/Analysis

ArcelorMittal announced yesterday that steel prices are going to increase a further 18% in April, this brings the increase to about 71% since January 2008.

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Euroshop 2008 by Lans
March 31, 2008, 9:41 am
Filed under: Blogroll, By David Abrahamse, Design, Environment, Must Reads, Must sees, Retail, Trends

I have just retuned from a trip to Europe and visited the Euroshop trade fair in Germany (The largest retail store equipment exhibition) and it is very interesting to have observed that South Africa is no longer behind from a retail design, concept and shopfitting point of view!

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Decorex 2007 by Lans
August 10, 2007, 8:25 am
Filed under: By David Abrahamse, Design, Environment, Must see, Trends

Algoran are proud to announce that we were presented with an award for our Green By Design Stand! 



Decorex by Lans
June 30, 2007, 1:59 pm
Filed under: By David Abrahamse, Design, Environment, Must see, Trends

We are also for the first time co-hosting a stand at Decorex at the Sandton convention centre in August 2007 with the Design magazine and the theme is Green by Design. We have invited various product suppliers that are manufacturing recycled raw materials. We hope that in conjunction with Decorex we will be able to grow this platform to full exhibition halls in the future. Any one interested please contact David Abrahamse of Algoran (082) 774 1385 or Cameron Bramley of the Design magazine (082) 882 8124



Hygiene by Lans
June 30, 2007, 1:58 pm
Filed under: By David Abrahamse, Opinion/Analysis, Trends

Algoran also in partnership with a local supplier and have introduced a hand cleaning dispenser outside retailers for their customers before using shopping trolleys. I read somewhere recently that shopping trolleys have on average more germs than your household toilet.

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Philanthropy by Lans
June 30, 2007, 1:56 pm
Filed under: By David Abrahamse, Opinion/Analysis, Trends

Strategic giving can build up a company’s success, not just its image! Corporate social responsibility, which is also a green issue, can be a confusing term. It should have three facets. The first is obeying the letter and the spirit of the law – being ethical, transparent and fair, having integrity. A second aspect is mitigating or remedying any operational harm that companies do, particularly an environmental harm.

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