IWSR: Ecommerce channel evolves into two overlapping worlds

18 April 2022. Consumer research conducted by IWSR suggests that when it comes to purchasing beverage alcohol online, there are two distinct but overlapping worlds: one based around traditional internet browsers and online ordering, generally favoured by older consumers seeking value; the other, based around smartphone apps, generally favoured by younger consumers seeking convenience and novelty. Read more…


NFTs and Wine – The Long Read

8 March 2022. Almost overnight, NFTs – Non-Fungible Tokens have come from nowhere in the art world to become a market worth more than a quarter of the value of the US wine trade. Now they are moving into wine. In this extensive article, Robert Joseph attempts to throw some light on a very complex picture. Read more…


Alcohol ecommerce set to grow 66% across 2020-2025: ‘Ecommerce has clearly become engrained for many consumers’

8 December 2021. Total beverage alcohol ecommerce sales across key global markets are expected to grow by 66% over five years, reaching more than $42bn, according to new data from IWSR Drinks Market Analysis. Read more…


Agricultural e-commerce may be a key enabler for Africa

7 December 2021. Like most technological disruptors, this form of trade provides many benefits to buyers and sellers alike, but is it here to stay or will we return to business as usual when the social-distancing concerns brought about by the pandemic subside? Read more…


Top tips for e-commerce business success

13 July 2021.The Ecommerce Challenge, hosted by Ecommerce.co.za on 30 June, gathered experts and entrepreneurs in South Africa’s online retail space for a one-day virtual event focused on knowledge-sharing. Read more…


SA, Nigeria and Kenya driving e-commerce volumes in Sub-Saharan Africa

10 June 2021. The top market contributors to e-commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the last 3 years were South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, with Ghana also showing growth, having replaced Kenya in the top three contributors in 2020. Read more…


Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security

20 April 2021. Global food supply chains proved brittle during the Covid-19 pandemic, leading for calls to boost the resilience of global food supply chains through improved efficiency in production, distribution and consumption of nutritious food. How could technologies like blockchain that provide data to producers, distributors and consumers be part of the solution? Read more…


The at-home occasion reignites wine’s appeal

26 March 2021. Driven by Covid-19 lockdowns and closure of the on-premise, the rise of the at-home occasion has helped consumers reconnect with wine. Read more…


5 e-commerce challenges and easy solutions

11 March 2020. An online presence is a crucial aspect of your company’s success and in today’s digital world, businesses need to adapt and move with the times. Read more…


E-commerce Day set to boost e-commerce sector in South Africa

1 March 2021. South Africa’s e-commerce sector has experienced 100% year-on-year growth since January 2020, giving local entrepreneurs an incredible opportunity to build strong, sustainable e-commerce businesses that cater to the needs and purchasing preferences of the country’s future consumers. Read more…