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:


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
On its 100th birthday, Jungle Oats opens R208m mill in Cape Town

Jungle Oats celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and the iconic brand has just revealed a new mill in Cape Town and a refreshed communication strategy...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Curl Chemistry: A homegrown natural haircare brand by Liesl Katzen

Liesl Katzen struggled to find haircare products that adequately cared for her natural curly hair, so she decided to make her own...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Feb 2020

Ethical e-tailer Faithful to Nature opens first physical store

Faithful to Nature has opened the doors to its first brick and mortar store...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Feb 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Copeland Distillery, Boland Cellar and An Dúlamán Gin

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

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Feb 2020

Pockets of CPG growth found amid squeezed consumer spending

Like many business sectors in the country, the South African retail industry is battling the effects of stagnant GDP growth and constrained consumer spending...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Feb 2020

Spanish chocolate brand Valor arrives in SA

South African retail shelves will for the first time be stocked with premium chocolate brand Chocolates Valor...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Jan 2020

South Africans go plant-based for Veganuary

More than 14,000 South Africans have officially signed up to partake in this year's Veganuary campaign, joining 350,000 other people across more than 150 countries...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jan 2020

Katekani Moreku: A rising star in sustainable fashion

Bold, unconventional and rooted in SePulana culture, the work of young South African fashion designer Katekani Moreku has caught the eye of the local fashion community...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Dec 2019

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Fry's, Natural Herbs & Spices and Red Bull

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

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: How Yococo's Sine Ndlela started serving scoops of love

Sine Ndlela is not yet 30 years old, but she's the founder of a thriving South African dairy-free ice-cream brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Teacher turned events extraordinaire, Amanda Rabinowitz

Durban-born Amanda Rabinowitz started her career as a school teacher, but the "entrepreneurial bug" soon bit and she's now the proud owner of a growing experiential events business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: The raw beauty of Black Betty Jewellery

Black Betty Jewellery is the latest addition to Sea Point's vibey Regent Road. Kristin Weixelbaumer created the new retail space to be the physical representation of the Black Betty brand personality...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Nov 2019

South African retailers reveal deals for Black Friday 2019

Black Friday has gained significant momentum in South Africa since the North American shopping event was piloted locally by Takealot in 2012...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Nov 2019

Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019

The winners of this year's IPSA Gold Pack Awards, the premier showcase for the South African packaging industry, was announced at Inanda Club in Sandton on 30 October...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Changemakers working towards a sustainable, inclusive food system

A group of social entrepreneurs just emerged from the first Oribi Village Food System Incubation Programme...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Nov 2019

#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 18 Nov 2019

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

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