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BMi Research assesses the impact of load shedding on meals
How is load shedding affecting South Africans' eating behaviours and their meal choices? This is the question BMi Research is asking in its thought-provoking new survey that attempts to understand one of the more significant personal impacts of South Africa's power crisis. 27 Sep 2023 Read more

Surprising factors spur growth in bottled water
BMi Research's latest quantification study has shown a dramatic increase in demand for bottled water, finding that packaged water demand volume grew by 14.2% in 2022 compared to 2021. The packaged water category was also valued at 17.4% higher than the value achieved in 2021. 18 Sep 2023 Read more

Mystery shopping results now delivered in 24-48 hours by BMi Research
A global trend - and one which has been accelerating in recent years - is pressure to deliver real time data and research results. In a first for the local market, BMi Research now delivers mystery shopping research results in 24 to 48 hours in the form of a digital dashboard. 20 Jul 2023 Read more

Instant coffee still South Africa's favourite
The latest findings from BMi Research's March 2023 coffee report show that the coffee industry has continued to perform positively since 2020, when volumes dropped due to the lockdowns meant to curb the spread of Covid-19. 13 Jul 2023 Read more

Load shedding leaves SA's pie industry cold
The humble pie, whether procured from the corner café or most exclusive bakery, remains one of South Africa's most popular fast foods. Yet load shedding is threatening this industry, severely curbing its growth and putting pressure on already strained manufacturers. 17 May 2023 Read more

BMi Research appoints Dian Kapp to boost automation
BMi Research has recently appointed Dian Kapp as pricing solutions manager. The appointment aligns with the future direction BMi Research is taking. That future lies in the automation of research enveloped in an information, big data, augmented reality, online and digital age. 14 Feb 2023 Read more

What's brewing? The current state of SA's coffee industry
South Africa's coffee sector took a huge knock in 2020, as lockdown forced food service outlets to close, and dwindling disposable income saw premium coffee products swapped out for more affordable alternatives. While prospects are looking up for the industry, recovery has not gone as expected. 13 Dec 2022 Read more

Covid pandemic shifts consumer demand for dairy-based beverages
Growing consumer demand for nutritionally-rich and convenient beverages that are thought to boost overall health is a major factor driving the dairy drinks market in South Africa. At the same time the value-add or plant-based component of dairy products is outpacing that growth with lactose intolerance being cited as the key driver of this beverage trend. 7 Dec 2022 Read more

Innovative, new school research tool assesses learner, parent satisfaction
Increasing pressure on schools to retain existing learners and attract new ones in South Africa's highly competitive educational sector, is compelling institutions to measure learner and parent satisfaction. In response to this pressing need, BMi Research has developed a new school satisfaction measurement tool for high-performing public and private schools. 9 Nov 2022 Read more

Pie category expected to continue to experience constraints
Although Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted and the pie category has seen some recovery, since the 15-20% decline in 2020, sales volumes are yet to recover to pre-pandemic levels. 29 Jun 2022 Read more

BMi Research plots new strategic direction
Agility, interconnected data and actionable research insights are the standards for effective marketing research. Done correctly, this guarantees clients a tactical competitive advantage over competitors. As such, this approach has become a hallmark of BMi Research. 24 May 2022 Read more

Shift in market factors impact negatively on demand planning ability
The last two years have been particularly challenging for the South African economy. Lockdowns imposed to limit and alleviate pressure on healthcare facilities and healthcare workers had the unintended consequence of causing economic turmoil. 30 Mar 2022 Read more

Pet food and pet care categories surprisingly resilient during pandemic
Despite the fact that many retail categories saw large sales decline during the Covid-19 pandemic, one category to buck this trend was the pet food and pet care categories which saw only a small decline in 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, reveals a recently released BMi Research report. 8 Feb 2022 Read more

The glass half empty: major declines in SA's alcoholic sector in 2020
The national lockdown enforced in South Africa as part of the country's efforts to manage the Covid-19 pandemic delivered a severe blow to the alcoholic sector in 2020, sending production volumes into a negative spiral and entirely debilitating certain sections of the market. 15 Dec 2021 Read more

Energy drinks buck beverage category trend to record sales growth in 2020
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 had a negative impact on overall beverage sales in South Africa as reduced household income saw consumers more focused on buying essential food items than beverages. 8 Dec 2021 Read more

Covid-19 pandemic shifts consumer demand for dairy products
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted both in shifts in consumer demand for dairy products as well as changed consumer purchase habits with fewer customers in-store and consumers favouring garage forecourts given their convenience. As a result, garage forecourts have adjusted their product mix to ensure a more balanced offering between immediate consumption and future consumption pack alternatives. 7 Sep 2021 Read more

BMi Research appoints new CEO and COO
BMi Research has appointed Jenni-Ruth Coggin as its new chief executive officer and Cindi Collett as chief operating officer. 19 Aug 2021 Read more

Local e-commerce sites need to up their game if they hope to retain customer loyalty
There is no question that the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend towards online shopping even in South Africa where the uptake of e-commerce has traditionally lagged global trends. Last year, Nielsen reported that online shopping jumped from 9% to 44% in South Africa. 26 May 2021 Read more

Online retailers continue to face challenges that undermine the customer experience
A study evaluating the consumer experience of online shoppers has highlighted the challenges that continue to face online retailers including ensuring sufficient stock, transaction and delivery issues and unclear refund practices. 23 Mar 2021 Read more

BMi Research to launch online mystery shopping tool
Research and insights company BMi Research will be one of the first to launch an online customer experience solution that measures and provides insights to help companies improve their customers' online shopping experience. 23 Feb 2021 Read more

Covid-19 lockdown impacts significantly on beverage categories
The bottled water, energy drinks and sparkling soft drinks categories are three distinctively different categories, which have all suffered very different impacts as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. 26 Nov 2020 Read more

A bleak outlook for packaging in 2020, new BMi Research report shows
South Africa's packaging industry could decline by more than 9% in 2020 as a result of severely impaired disposable income following the national lockdown enforced as a response to the coronavirus. 11 Aug 2020 Read more

A new organisational structure for a new era
What the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown has highlighted is the need for businesses to transform digitally. Ironically, BMi Research had embarked on a journey of organisational redesign prior to the onset of the pandemic in order to better position the business for its next phase of growth, which forms part of our 2025 strategy. 1 Jul 2020 Read more

Kevin Kruger
Bill Gates rightly stated that "success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react, and reinvent." This is no truer than in today's world of business un-usual. We find ourselves in a world where change is constant, and the future is unpredictable. 20 May 2020 Read more

Cellular industry staff more confident in the presidency
BMi Research conducted a survey at the end of April, amongst 1035 cellular sales agents and store managers*. This was to ascertain perceptions of the lockdown in the cellular industry. 14 May 2020 Read more

Media un-usual
This past month's lockdown has had an interesting impact on how South Africans consume media. Coupled with the millions of South Africans staying home and the need for ongoing information about the coronavirus, South African media expectations have changed. By the end of March 2020, South Africa had a total of 1,353 Covid-19 cases and five deaths. One month on, we enter stage four of the South African lockdown with these numbers soaring to 5,350 cases and 103 deaths. 30 Apr 2020 Read more

Essentials un-usual
With the lockdown extension, there is a natural need for South Africans to feel secure about ongoing essential goods and services. BMi Research conducted a survey using an online panel from Borderless Access* to ascertain current perceptions on essential goods. 509 people were interviewed nationally from 12-13 April 2020. 23 Apr 2020 Read more

Easter un-usual
Although disruptive, most South Africans agree with the current (and extended) lockdown. Post the president's announcement on 9 April 2020, BMi Research conducted a survey using an online panel from Borderless Access*. A total of 509 people were interviewed nationally over the Easter Weekend. At least 95% of this sample agreed with the original 21-day lockdown and 89% agreed with the two-week lockdown extension. 17 Apr 2020 Read more

Business un-usual at BMi Research
BMi Research continues to operate and is doing everything in its power to ensure that clients continue to receive reports and insights during the enforced 21-day lockdown period. As a proudly South African business we fully support the government's initiatives to flatten the curve of the rate of transmission of the coronavirus and impose a country-wide lockdown while at the same time acknowledging the impact that this will have not only on our own business, but also that of many of our clients. 6 Apr 2020 Read more

2019 JBX and Jackalberry Challenge nears the R1m mark in fundraising
Spurred on by a worthy cause, cyclists traversed hundreds of kilometres during the 2019 JBX and JackalBerry MTB Challenges to raise over R750,000 for the Ubuhle Christian School in Bronkhorstspruit. 12 Feb 2020 Read more

Jenni-Ruth Coggin joins BMi Research as key account manager
BMi Research, a valued insights partner to blue chip companies, has appointed Jenni-Ruth Coggin as a key account manager. 4 Feb 2020 Read more

In high spirits: strong consumer trends yield positive gains in spirits, FAB sectors
Innovation, and an increasingly creative response to pressing social, health and environmental issues are driving major consumer trends in South Africa's alcohol beverage sector. 17 Dec 2019 Read more

RTD iced tea category declines
A recent BMi Research report confirms that the RTD iced tea category recorded the second consecutive decline since 2017. It is believed that the category is losing share to other non-alcoholic beverages which are relatively cheaper on a rand per litre basis. The strained economy is also hypothesised to have impacted the performance of the category by reducing the disposable income of consumers. Therefore, consumers are looking for alternative ways to stretch their budgets by substituting certain expensive products for more affordable ones. 30 Sep 2019 Read more

South Africans optimistic that 2020 will offer them better financial prospects
Close to half of South Africans (45%) are looking forward to a better financial position, including a reduction in their debt levels in 2020, according to a survey conducted by BMi Research's Customised Insights Division which polled a representative cross-section of South Africans for their views on what they were most looking forward to in the year ahead. 29 Aug 2019 Read more

BMi Research introduces improved features to print ads app
BMi Research has announced improvements and upgrades to its print promo ad tracker making the app even more user friendly. 13 Aug 2019 Read more

Kevin Kruger joins BMi Research as new CEO
BMi Research has appointed Kevin Kruger its new chief executive officer. Kevin joins the company from IRi Africa, and takes over from former BMi Research CEO, Gareth Pearson, who has successfully led the renowned research organisation for the past 19 years. 20 Jun 2019 Read more

South Africans fairly optimistic despite country's challenges
There is, surprisingly, a certain optimism among South Africans, with some citizens feeling reasonably satisfied with their lives. 5 Jun 2019 Read more

Sugar tax leaves a bitter taste for the beverage sector
The sharp increase in the average selling price of sugary drinks in South Africa is starting to be felt. This is the impact of the national health promotion levy, more commonly referred to as the sugar tax, which was introduced last year. 27 May 2019 Read more

BMi Research offers customised insights research solutions
Leading full-service research house BMi Research has refined its consumer research offering to provide clients with highly customised insights in the business-to-business, consumer and shopper sectors. 27 Mar 2019 Read more

New classroom for special needs kids at Ubuhle Christian School, thanks to 'toughest' MTB races
The JackalBerry Challenge and its sister event, the JB Extreme (JBX) may be among SA's toughest MTB races, but the riders have tenacity and big hearts. Together, the two races raised close to R430,000 for the Ubuhle Christian School last year, which will be used for a new classroom for remedial studies for learners from the impoverished rural areas around Bronkhorstspruit. 5 Mar 2019 Read more

Gareth Pearson
Necessity is the mother of all invention, Plato said. Never has this sentiment been more relevant than right now, when brand owners, manufacturers and retailers are being forced to innovate to remain competitive in an increasingly difficult business environment. But how do companies innovate when budgets are tight and there's little wiggle room to implement high-impact processes that deliver exceptional bottom line results? 12 Feb 2019 Read more

Jackalberry Challenge 2018 - cyclists aiming to raise R350,000
The seventh annual JackalBerry MTB Challenge will take place on 30 November and 1 December 2018 with 60 cyclists travelling 277km from Ubuhle Christian School in Bronkhorstspruit to JackalBerry Farm in Machadodorp. This year, the cyclists are aiming to raise R350,000 for the Ubuhle Christian School which educates orphaned and vulnerable children from disadvantaged families from the surrounding farms and township. 14 Nov 2018 Read more

BMi Research launches online print promo ad tracker with full mobi capability
BMi Research has once again demonstrated it has its finger firmly on the pulse of research trends with a new, user-friendly online dashboard that enables its clients to track promotional print advertising trends via their laptop or smartphone, providing a quick and easy reference to competitor promotional activity. 23 Oct 2018 Read more

Flavoured milk volumes decline in 2017
A report recently released by BMi Research confirmed that the flavoured milk category declined in volume in 2017. South Africa experienced a drought in 2016 which persisted until the beginning of 2017 and affected many sectors, including the dairy beverage sectors. The flavoured milk category experienced pressure from the supply side as the drought persisted in the beginning of year. This may have potentially resulted in less white milk available for the production of flavoured milk. In addition, economic pressures experienced in 2017 may have also negatively affected the category indirectly, such as the downgrade of South Africa's credit rating to 'junk status'. This announcement rattled many investors and with reduced investment, the nation's money supply decreased, effectively raising the production costs of many goods and services. 4 Sep 2018 Read more

The real BMi Research
Legal proceedings are still continuing between South African company, BMi Research (Pty) Ltd, and Business Monitor International, a division of US-based financial information services, Fitch Group, which rebranded its global operation to BMI Research in March 2015. 19 Jun 2018 Read more

BMi Research in partnership with BlackCurve brings price management solution to South Africa
One of the greatest challenges facing today's online retailers is accurate pricing. In fact, it's such a business-critical activity that getting it right - provided the data and pricing are accurate - is more than likely to result in an increase in sales and ultimately profits. Get it wrong and you jeopardise your brand's future sustainability. 10 Apr 2018 Read more

Pedal power and sport helping to change lives
In 2017 over R300,000 was raised for the Ubuhle Christian School, in Bronkhorstspruit, from the money raised by participants and sponsors in two mountain bike races: the one-day JackalBerry Extreme (JBX) and the original JackalBerry Challenge, a strenuous two-day, 277km journey from the school to the JackalBerry Farm in Machadodorp. 28 Mar 2018 Read more

It's no surprise, BMi Research's first bursary graduate is a star!
Six years ago, BMi Research's commitment to upskill its employees, and provide them with access to additional studies, was brought to life with the launch of a new staff bursary programme. This year it came full circle, with the first employee to benefit from that initiative, Surprise Rapitsi, successfully completing her BCom in Business Management. 11 Dec 2017 Read more

Extreme MTB riders triumph in second JBX MTB race, raising R40,000 for Ubuhle Christian School
Racing more than 220km in one day on difficult terrain is not something many MTB enthusiasts would happily take on, but is a feat 21 riders recently completed when they tackled the gruelling second annual JackalBerry Extreme (JBX) MTB race, all in the name of charity. 3 Nov 2017 Read more

BMi Research and Ubuhle Christian School 10 years on and still changing lives
In 2008, BMi Research pledged to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged children assisted by the Ubuhle Christian School in Bronkhorstspruit. A decade on and the research firm has made good on its promise, entrenching a culture of community upliftment in the company in the process. 11 Oct 2017 Read more

BMi Research report on flavoured alcoholic beverages in South Africa
Recent findings released by BMi Research have revealed that flavoured alcoholic beverages saw a decline in 2015. This was followed by a further contraction in volumes in 2016. The category's value increase for 2016 was attributed exclusively to an increase in the average product pricing rather than an increase in volume. 1 Sep 2017 Read more

BMi Research provides a helping hand for Ubuhle
As part of BMi Research's ongoing CSR initiative with the Ubuhle Care and Development Centre ( in Bronkhorstspruit, BMi Research staff members together with Netball SA erected two full-size and two portable netball poles which were donated by Netball SA. 15 May 2017 Read more

Cyclists exceed the challenge for Ubuhle learners
The cyclists of the JackalBerry MTB Cycle Challenge 2016 raised over R300,000 for the Ubuhle Christian School, in Bronkhorstspruit. This achievement is another feather in the cap of a concept which evolved from a casual chat around a braai in 2010 and which has now cumulatively raised over R835,000 for the school. 14 Dec 2016 Read more

BMi Research Wine Report 2016
South African local wine sales increased during 2015 in terms of volume and value. 15 Nov 2016 Read more

Cyclists tough it out to tackle the gruelling JBX MTB race, raise R20,000 for Ubuhle Christian School
Strong winds, driving rain and difficult terrain tested not only cyclists' endurance but their resilience as well in the first charity Jackalberry Extreme (JBX) MTB race - the shorter, tougher curtain raising sister event to the main Jackalberry Challenge, taking place later this year in November. 14 Oct 2016 Read more

BMi Research creates seating areas for Ubuhle
As part of BMi Research's ongoing CSR Initiative with the Ubuhle Care and Development Centre ( in Bronkhorstspruit, staff members created bright seating areas for the children by using old tyres. To ensure that the BMi Research volunteers got their share of exercise for the day, they also played soccer with the children. 1 Aug 2016 Read more

Would the real BMi Research please stand up?
As some of you might be aware, Business Monitor International, a division of US-based financial information services, Fitch Group, rebranded its South African operation BMI Research in March 2015. 21 Jun 2016 Read more

Mageu 2015 BMi Research report
BMi Research has revealed with their recent research into the mageu market that the drink gained substantial volume growth during 2015 as opposed to the decline seen in 2014. 10 May 2016 Read more

BMi Research sorghum beer report in South Africa
Recent findings released by BMi Research reveal that the sorghum beer market in South Africa has been steadily declining over the past three years. This trend comes both from decline of stock as well as declined consumption from the market, as more and more consumers are turning their attention to the likes of malt beer and craft beer. 11 Dec 2015 Read more

BMi Research drinking yoghurt report in South Africa
Recent findings released by BMi Research reveals that the drinking yoghurt market in South Africa experienced its lowest growth since 2009, increasing during 2014. The category itself has been very stable, with little movement internally from players. 10 Dec 2015 Read more

Jackal Berry MTB Cycle Challenge 2015
The fifth annual Jackal Berry MTB Cycle Challenge took place on 27 and 28 November 2015, with riders and sponsors setting a goal of raising R250,000 for the Ubuhle Christian School in Bronkhorstspruit, ensuring that the participants not only 'cycled for a purpose' but also 'cycled for a cause'. The three main sponsors, 4PL, BMi Research and Six Square Online again sponsored each rider with a new kit. 9 Dec 2015 Read more

Leanne Freeman
Despite the emergence and steadily increasing popularity of mobile and online commerce, the retail store remains the strongest customer touchpoint. But these days, in a tough economic climate where competitors fight for control of consumers' hard-earned rands, the retail environment has to work that much harder to keep its customers, and keep them happy. 25 Nov 2015 Read more

Gareth Pearson
So, you've launched a new product or opened a new business unit or even started a whole new company from scratch, and did all your homework in the way of market research beforehand? 24 Nov 2015 Read more

BMi Research builds two homes for needy families
BMi Research staff members recently visited Ubuhle Care and Development Centre, at Vlakfontein Bronkhorstspruit, to build corrugated houses for two families. The houses were built during the month of April and September, to provide a warm and safe environment for both families. 22 Oct 2015 Read more

BMi Research white milk report in South Africa
Recent findings released by BMi Research reveal that the white milk industry in South Africa has undergone several shifts from a corporate point of view over the past year, as the milk suppliers to large retailers have changed. There has not been much change in overall volume however, with the total industry growing in 2014. 14 May 2015 Read more

The future is bright for Ubuhle Day Care students
At the Ubuhle Day Care Centre's graduation, which took place on 22 November 2014, BMi Research presented each pre-2015 Grade 1 scholar with a year's supply of stationery. These stationery starter kits will go a long way to ensure that the 27 learners have all the right tools to flourish during their first year at school. 19 Feb 2015 Read more

BMi Research Dairy Juice Blends Report in SA
Recent findings released by BMi Research revealed that the dairy juice blends industry experienced its lowest growth in five years during 2014. This comes as pressure is placed on the category by both milk supply, as well as competition from other dairy beverage categories such as drinking yoghurt. The market saw a positive growth in 2014, following the relatively good growth in 2012 and in 2013. 9 Jan 2015 Read more

New technology shift for BMi Research
BMi Research has switched to Android-powered mobile devices for data capture in a move that will improve the quality and scope of its services to clients. 10 Dec 2014 Read more

Jackal Berry MTB Challenge 2014
The fourth Jackal Berry MTB Cycle Challenge is set to hit the dirt tracks from 28-29 November, with riders and sponsors hoping to raise R200,000 for the Ubuhle Day Care and Development Centre in Bronkhorstspruit.The money raised at this year's cycle challenge will go towards the building of a classroom for the 2015 Grade 7 pupils. 21 Nov 2014 Read more

Strategic new website for BMi Research
Enhanced brand recognition and a strong identity are at the core of BMi Research's new web portal (, which not only showcases its extensive range of specialist qualitative and quantitative research solutions, but also critical industry insights penned by the company's thought leaders. 23 Oct 2014 Read more

BMi Research offers helping hand to two charities
BMi Research visited the Ubuhle Centre and Lambano Sanctuary, two charities that help and take in HIV orphans and vulnerable children, to assist with further improvements to their amenities. 5 Aug 2014 Read more

Data analysis: adding value to research
Good quality market research means little without the correct data analysis to make sense of it all, writes Shawn Henning, analytics director at BMi Research. 24 Jun 2014 Read more

Food eVangelists take the cake
Recent revelations about the growing power and reach of 'Food eVangelists' - consumers around the world who critique products, share opinions and influence others - illustrate how vital it is that the food industry listens and responds to the voice of these potent agents of change. 17 Jun 2014 Read more

BMi Research takes its consumer research to the next level with eye tracking
In a move that brings its consumer research to life and adds fascinating depth to these insights, pricing specialist BMi Research has included eye tracking in its arsenal of cutting-edge research methodologies. 9 Jun 2014 Read more

BMi Research gets gardening at the Ubuhle Day Care Centre
BMi Research staff enjoyed a day in the sun on February 21st while helping Ubuhle Day Care Centre, at Valksfontein Bronkhorstspruit, maintain its vegetable garden. 16 May 2014 Read more

BMi Research trends 2014
BMi Research has completed research examining the latest retail and shopper trends. The report consists of the company's predictions for 2014's trends in the industry. 7 Mar 2014 Read more

Jackal Berry MTB Challenge
Over R130,000 was raised in the 2013 Jackal Berry MTB Cycle Challenge which took place on 28 November 2013. 28 riders from BMi Research, 4PL and SixSqure hit the tracks on a two-day 180km challenge from Bronkhorstspruit to Machadodorp to raise money for the Ubuhle Day Care and Development Centre based in Bronkhorstspruit. The money will be used to build additional classrooms for the centre. 14 Feb 2014 Read more

BMi Research plants hope for Lambano Sanctuary
As part of its quarterly CSR initiative, BMi Research recently planted grass and colourful flowers at the Lambano Sanctuary in Wychwood. 12 Dec 2013 Read more

BMi Research sponsors the Student Gold Pack Awards
Paula du Toit, a packaging and technology student from the Institute of Packaging South Africa (IPSA), was awarded IPSA's Student Gold Pack Award for the best research project in the packaging category which BMi Research annually sponsors. 2 Dec 2013 Read more

BMi Research (Pty)Ltd, is a research house specialising in consumer and industrial research in various sectors, including the retail market. It has more than 30 years' experience in the industry across a wide range of methodologies and markets. Below are 2013 Annual Quantification Reports on Bottled Water/Drinking Water, Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages (FABS),fruit drinks, malt beer and sports drinks in South Africa. 29 Nov 2013 Read more

BMi Research (Pty)Ltd, is a research house specialising in consumer and industrial research in various sectors, including the retail market. It has more than 30 years' experience in the industry across a wide range of methodologies and markets. Below are 2013 Annual Quantification Reports on bars, mageu, Maize Meal and Wheat Bread in South Africa. 29 Nov 2013 Read more

BMi Research "makes a house, a home"
When a team of volunteers from BMi Research helped put together a house as part of their on-going CSR Initiative with the Ubuhle Care and Development Centre in Bronkhorstspruit during 2012, it signalled fresh hope for an underprivileged family living in the area. 17 Oct 2013 Read more

BMi Research identifies a new trend amongst tech-savvy and price-conscious consumers
With the cost of living constantly rising, consumers are demanding greater value from retailers when it comes to making purchasing decisions. Increasingly, that means "spying before buying", with tech-savvy consumers scouting around online to compare products, prices and promotions at different retailers before deciding where to spend their money. 3 Oct 2013 Read more

Jackal Berry MTB Challenge 2013
This year's Jackal Berry MTB Cycle Challenge is set to hit the dirt tracks on November 29th through till the 30th, with riders and sponsors hoping to raise R50 000 for the Ubuhle Day Care and Development Centre in Bronkhorstspruit. 19 Sep 2013 Read more

BMi Research extends a helping hand
BMi Research and OR Tambo Protea Hotel staff members recently visited Ubuhle Care and Development Centre and delivered food parcels to local residents. 24 May 2013 Read more

Two November events saw BMi Research raising funds for the Ubuhle Care and Development Centre, a charity that helps orphans and vulnerable children in farm communities living in the Bronkhorstspruit Metsweding District. BMi Research has supported Ubuhle Care and Development Centre since 2008. 14 Jan 2013 Read more

What started off as an informal challenge around a braai amongst friends has turned into an annual two-day, 253km mountain trail bike ride. This year's Jackal Berry MTB Challenge which hits the road on 29 November, is hoping to raise R20 000 for the Ubuhle Day Care and Development Centre in Bronkhorstspruit. 12 Nov 2012 Read more

Student Goldpack Awards 2012
Aneesah Fulut was awarded IPSA's Student Gold Pack Award for the best research project in the packaging category. BMi Research, one of South Africa's leading research houses, sponsored the award, which included a R500 cash prize. The Student Gold Pack awards took place at the Inanda Club in Sandton on 18 October 2012. 6 Nov 2012 Read more

BMi Research puts building blocks in place for a better future
When a team of volunteers from BMi Research built a total of 102 bricks as part of their ongoing CSR Initiative with the Ubuhle Care and Development Centre ( in Bronkhorstspruit recently, it signalled fresh hope for an underprivileged 10-year old orphan living in the area. 16 Oct 2012 Read more

First time at the movies for Ubuhle Day Care kids
BMi Research recently treated the children of its chosen charity, the Ubuhle Day Care Centre, to a day out at the movies. 10 Aug 2012 Read more

As part of its Quarterly CSR initiative, BMi Research and Timeless Land Scapers recently planted grass for the Ubuhle Day Care centre. 21 May 2012 Read more

In 2009, Joseph Ntuli was an unemployed volunteer with the Ubuhle Centre in Bronkhorstspruit, driving hundreds of kilometres a day in a battered old Kombi to give pre-school children a chance at a better life. Today, he owns Zabeswa Transport, which, thanks to international donors and the initiative of private sector partners, BMi Research and 4PL Group, is on the way to commercial success. 18 May 2012 Read more

BMi Research, a consumer and industrial research house, has revealed interesting new trends in packaging that show where growth in certain FMCG sectors will come from in the future. In addition, the company has launched an innovative new unit modelling tool that can forecast product demand by many different demographic, lifestyle and attitudinal consumer segments to help manufacturers capitalise on these trends. 10 Apr 2012 Read more

South African wine producers will have to rely more heavily on market forecasting tools if they wish to remain ahead of their competitors in what has become a fiercely competitive sector locally and abroad, says Gareth Pearson, CEO of consumer, retail and industrial research house, BMi Research. 28 Mar 2012 Read more

As part of its CSI initiative, BMi Research recently contributed towards the 2011 graduation ceremony for the Grade O pupils at the Ubuhle Care and Development Centre in Bronkhorspruit. 13 Dec 2011 Read more

South African retailers are revolutionising consumer shopping habits across the whole continent, changing the way consumers shop and what they buy. 12 Oct 2011 Read more

There have been several noticeable shifts in retail marketing in the past; the recession has impacted both the way consumers shop and the way retailers communicate with them. 11 Oct 2011 Read more