Lauren Hartzenberg

Retail Editor at
Location:Cape Town, South Africa


Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Cape Town apologist. Food fanatic. Dog mom. Get in touch: [email protected]


BA English and Communications
Year completed:2014
Education level:Degree
Location:Cape Town, South Africa
Copy-editing short course
Year completed:2015
Education level:Certificate
Location:Online, South Africa
Digital marketing short course
Year completed:2014
Education level:Certificate
Location:Online, South Africa
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Fitch & Leedes, Nespresso and Greenall's

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Cotton On Group backs quality education in South Africa

If you've purchased a Foundation product sold near the till point of a Cotton On Group store, you've contributed to raising the equivalent of R1bn for educational projects...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Conscious skincare with SA's own Lulu & Marula

South African skincare brand Lulu & Marula is catering to the growing demand for natural, ethically-made skincare products...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Nov 2019

SA supermarkets prepped and primed for Black Friday

Black Friday has developed into a firm fixture on the South African retail calendar, with a growing number of retailers taking part in the sales event each year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Shaking up soda with Pura Beverage Company's Greig Jansen

The soft drink category has long been dominated by large corporates, but nimble startups like Pura Beverage Company are taking them on...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Nov 2019

#SACSCCongress: David Donde on the philosophy behind Truth Coffee's success

Truth Coffee founder David Donde on how to regain critical competitive advantage in a crowded marketplace...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Nov 2019

Drivers and fears of SA's online consumers

Local representatives from market research and consulting firm IPSOS recently shared a preview of some of the key insights gleaned from its yet to be released global trend survey for 2019...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Oct 2019

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Sir Fruit, M&M's and Turmeric Tonic

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: How physical retail is reinventing itself

John Ryan, a London-based journalist and analyst focused on retail design and strategy, shares a glimpse into what's new and what matters in the global retail environment...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: Footprint Marketing Awards winners for 2019

The SACSC announced the winners of the Footprint Marketing Awards 2019 at its Annual Congress in Cape Town...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: Carrol Boyes, Marc Wainer and Antoinette Joubert honoured

Trailblazers within South Africa's retail and shopping centre industry were recognised at the 23rd South African Council of Shopping Centres' Annual Congress...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Oct 2019

Data technology driving agility in retail

Competition amongst suppliers and retailers are at an all-time high, and today's consumer is much less predictable than in the past...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Oct 2019

A walk through the warehouse of a thriving fashion e-tailer

When you think about South Africa's most successful online fashion retailers, it may not immediately occur to you that RunwaySale is one of them. The platform boasts over 1 million members...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Oct 2019

Samara: a charming safari destination for discerning travellers

Just seconds after our entry into Samara Private Game Reserve, after a bumpy 15km dirt road journey to the main gate, we were met by a tower of elegant giraffe purposefully gazing at us as if they were about to blurt out a greeting...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Oct 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investors

The global food and beverage business is brimming with innovation. Competition is stiff between FMCG giants and startups racing to get their latest product onto retail shelves and into the hands of consumers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2019

Cape Town gets its first Lego Certified Store

Cape Town retail has levelled up with the introduction of the city's first Lego Certified Store, set to open in Canal Walk on 28 September...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Sep 2019

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Seedlip, Opstal Vars and Autograph Gin

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Sep 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours

Young entrepreneur Sipamandla Manqele is using food to inspire pride in indigenous African ingredients, while uplifting the small-scale farmers and communities involved in their cultivation...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Sep 2019

Handcrafted handbags with heart from WeAllShareRoots

South African handbag brand WeAllShareRoots was created with sustainable development and poverty alleviation in mind...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Sep 2019

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Coca-Cola, FutureLife and The Kitchen

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Aug 2019

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