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How Have Toys Shaped Your Life?

By | September 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

If Amazon’s prediction of what the best-selling toys this Christmas will be, very little has changed over the years:  the concepts of interactive play, role play and crafts appear to be firm favourites.  Looking at this from a different perspective this year, Amazon has called their top holiday toy selection ‘Toys We Love’ and there is [...]

Retail Innovation & Adaptability

By | August 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Although we are experiencing and living through some of the most uncertain times, of most of our lives, there are some positives in how the pandemic has forced us to relook everything we knew to be normal. From brick and mortar shopping to trends on staying healthy, the pandemic has pushed us out of our comfort [...]

Mandela Day 2020

By | August 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Each year we as Blue Horizon Licensing look for opportunities to help our community with our products and time to give back on Mandela Day. We have been lucky enough to have worked with some amazing organisations over the past few years. This year we reached out to them to find out how we could assist [...]

Categories on the Rise

By | July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog|

South Africans’ patterns are seemingly settling into a new normal in terms of shopping behavior, with most retail stores and restaurants having reopened. Undoubtedly the way people spend has changed, with priorities differing immensely from our (by now long forgotten) pre-lockdown ways. The reality is setting in that our daily routines as well as our finances [...]

The Fashion Industry Post COVID-19

By | June 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

“This is a wake-up call for both us as consumers and for the industry as a whole. The threat that this pandemic holds over our heads is a call to action for the fashion industry to slow down, move away from mass production, and change direction.” (Cressi; 2020) The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the fashion and [...]

A New Way of Living

By | May 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

If anyone had told me a year ago, that I would not be able to walk into my local gym, share a cup of coffee with a friend at my local coffee spot or freely take a walk on the beach, I would definitely have come to the conclusion that they were loopy. In a world [...]

Business as Usual in Unusual Circumstances

By | April 15th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Our everyday normality as the BHL team has been turned on its head in the past 2 weeks and we have been forced to look at how to do business differently. We are working more intensely to keep business as usual while looking after ourselves and our families in these unusual circumstances. Although our outputs remain [...]

The Unsung Hero of the Office

By | March 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

The Reception or The Front of House function is a pivotal role for any company, and one which has evolved greatly! In countries far afield this function bears the rather fancy title of “Administrative Professional.” Receptionists today are much more than just a switchboard; they often coordinate the whole guest experience as well as provide administrative [...]

Health, Wealth & Happiness- Can You Have all 3?

By | February 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

What is the importance of wellness in a company? A study done by Deloitte* found that 68% percent of 354 South African respondents, felt that employee well-being programmes promote employee productivity or improve bottom line results and 59% feel that well-being programmes support employee retention. We asked one of the employees at Blue Horizon Licensing, Jacky, [...]

How to Get Through an Audit Process

By | January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Generally when a Licensee is elected for an audit they want to run for the hills, put their heads in the sand and hope the auditors don’t find them. This does not need to be the case, you can have a seamless audit provided that you comply with the terms and conditions of your Licensee Agreement. [...]