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  • Green malls: more can be done

    Green Malls: More Can Be Done With the proliferation of mall culture in Kenya, and the increasing cost of running one, it is inconceivable that architects and planners rarely consider incorporating resource saving mechanisms into their design at the concept stage. Not only is this cost saving in the long run, but it also projects an image of eco-consciousness which…

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  • Waste Management

    Waste Management Article As a developing country, the use of plastic has been integral in its growth especially in the production sector. However, improper management of solid waste in Kenya has led to many problems since plastic is non-biodegradable and a major source of pollution in the country. Banning plastic bags and looking for an alternative was just the first…

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  • Christmas Checklist

    Twenty-eight days left to Christmas, are you prepared? With only twenty-eight days left to Christmas, the busiest time for retail, preparations have already begun within malls to get into the seasonal mood, but have you ensured everything has been done to get ready for festivities? Here is a quick checklist (with some helpful tips) to see if you are prepared…

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  • How to increase followers on social media

    How to increase followers on social media Social media such as Facebook and Twitter are a great way to market your products and services. But how do you ensure you are getting the word out? How do you ensure enough people are reading it? The answer is quite simple: look at how many people are following you. The number of…

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  • Black Friday Sales Boosting Hacks

    Black Friday is back this year on the 23 November 2018 and it brings with it Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. This is a great opportunity for superstore retailers, e-commerce, chain and independent stores to boost sales preceding the holiday season that comes in December. Consumers tend to use this period to start holiday and Christmas shopping and you…

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  • Achieve optimal business success through organisational alignment

    Two Rivers Lifestyle Centre sponsored the Shopping Centres Association of Kenya monthly networking event, held at the Colosseum Restaurant, on Thursday 11th October 2018. Quantum Executive coach and alignment expert Nadiya Manji raised the energies of the audience, with an interactive session explaining why alignment of people at all levels, from Executives, departments to teams is necessary for organisations to…

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  • Nairobi is Africa’s next first class city

    Kfir Rusin, the general manager of Africa Property Investment Summit.[PHOTO: JAMES WANZALA/STANDARD] What was your initial impression of the local real estate market when you first came to Kenya? I don’t think I truly grasped how sophisticated the Kenyan market was on my first visit until I travelled across the rest of Africa. You have a certain level of sophistication…

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  • 10 Principles of Organization Design

    A global electronics manufacturer seemed to live in a perpetual state of re-organization. Introducing a new line of communication devices for the Asian market required reorienting its sales, marketing, and support functions. Migrating to cloud-based business applications called for changes to the IT organization. Altogether, it had reorganized six times in 10 years. Suddenly, however, the company found itself facing…

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  • Brick-and-Mortar Retail Is Alive and Well

    Contrary to popular belief, brick-and-mortar stores have not succumbed to the Internet, and they are far from dead. Over the last several years, leading retailers have been adapting their business models to keep pace with a changing landscape — rethinking their physical presence in new and creative ways, using big data to better understand their customers, and harnessing the power…

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  • Not your father’s oil and gas business

    Digitization is the new lubricant for the future of the oil and gas industry’s upstream sector. With supply and demand mismatched and prices likely to remain low until that imbalance starts to ease, the need for new efficiencies is urgent. The industry is going through a wrenching period of change: The name of the game is no longer big production…

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