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Almost three years into the pandemic, the food and beverage industry is starting to recover. COVID-19 caused many people to stop dining out. Instead, families chose to have food delivered to their homes, which caused a surge in takeout and delivery orders. At the same time, restaurants found themselves serving hungry customers while enforcing health… Read more »
Online orders quite literally saved the food and beverage industry throughout the pandemic. With most storefronts temporarily closing their doors to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the public turned to sales ordering apps. Given the uncertainty of the times, these food sales apps undoubtedly saved the day for food and beverage (F&B) companies.
Quality diminishes over time. This is especially true for databases containing customer data. That may sound like a problem for another day, but the truth is, the data decay that will impede your entire organisation is happening as we speak. This is why B2B businesses should invest in top-tier CRM software. In doing so, they… Read more »
Mental health challenges have reached a new global high with 42% of adults worldwide saying they feel a lot of worry, 41% reporting being stressed and 28% experiencing unhappiness Burnout is also on the rise, with 49% of people suffering from these symptoms at work. Hybrid working is adding to people’s stress by increasing a… Read more »
Businesses across all sectors leverage digital tools and platforms to grow. This is because more and more customers are flocking to the digital space every day. Better yet, they’re doing so with the intent to engage with brands that can effectively and efficiently alleviate their pain points.
Companies usually task their sales team members with targets they need to meet by the end of a term. These quotas can go up or down depending on the previous period’s performance and current market conditions. When leads fail to prepare their sales team with clear strategies to acquire new clients, those quotas rarely get… Read more »
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently forecast that growth of the global economy will slow to 3.2% this year, down from 6.1% in 2021, and to an even lower 2.9% in 2023.
The pandemic pushed companies in industries still dependent on legacy systems to embrace new tools. Companies in sectors like food and beverages had to focus on digital adaptation to survive and meet new customer demands. Having a solid eCommerce platform became the norm. Optimization kicks off with the right tools for companies in this industry,… Read more »
Information is power. Nowhere is this more apparent than in measuring the success of your sales team. Many companies leverage sales data to analyze their past performance and predict their future success. Meanwhile, other firms specialize in gathering customer insights to create highly customized campaigns and programs. Companies used to depend entirely on the merits… Read more »
Technology has driven the sales industry to new heights. From landlines to cell phones, cold calling to data-driven leads, and manual data entry to automated CRMs, we’ve come a long way. Not only is technology playing a bigger role in every touchpoint of the sales process, but it has restructured the sales approach entirely. This… Read more »
B2B Field Sales has picked itself up and dusted itself off since 2020: here’s what leading sales teams are doing
To say that the pandemic caused a seismic shift in how the world does business is an understatement. In particular, the B2B market learned firsthand that surviving the COVID-19 landscape meant moving away from conventional field sales methods. This includes embracing eCommerce, even at the expense of in-person interactions. Surprisingly, B2B buyers made it clear… Read more »
Mentorship could be the game-changer South African entrepreneurs need, especially as 70% of mentored businesses experience a five-year increase in survival rate. Sam Clarke, CEO of Skynamo, says entrepreneurs are needed now more than ever since they see opportunities, capitalise on these, and, in doing so, create the businesses of the future. But they urgently… Read more »