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The mobile landscape - looking at 2017 and what e-retailers could expect

09/12/2016 - 16:10

Truth be told, we've been waiting for quite some time for the inevitable 'mobile boom' all the trend analysts, commentators and everyone in-between has been telling us about for the last six years. 

Certainly the wait does not make their predictions wrong, albeit with the luxury of hindsight ‘mobile first’ to coin that lovely phrase, has been a feature in the more developed parts of the world for some time and finally, and I say it with the utmost relief, has reached our fair shores in South Africa (all the while evolvi... 


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New rooibos aperitif’s journey from a geyser to spirit gravitas

09/12/2016 - 16:02

Despite its experimental beginnings in a geyser, Larry Berger's Spirit of Rooibos is not cheap and cheerful plonks, writes Le...

Retail trends for the 2016 festive shopping season

09/12/2016 - 15:17

As the festive fever finally begins to take hold, retailers that can connect more to their customers while still offering wor...

UK reassures SA on post-Brexit ties

09/12/2016 - 15:02

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond wants EU-grade trade and investment pacts with SA...

Blow for GDP as manufacturing joins mining in October fall

09/12/2016 - 14:30

The volume of goods produced by South African factories fell 2.7% in October from the same month in 2015, Statistics SA repor...

Meteoric rise of mobile and online shopping brings with it new digital trends

09/12/2016 - 14:22

The retail industry is getting the hang of digital. As the “digital-physical divide” continues to fade and shop...

Consumers more cheerful in the third quarter

09/12/2016 - 12:22

South African consumers cheered up a bit in the third quarter, but remained pessimistic, according to a recently released pol...

How luxury brands can revitalize stagnating sales

09/12/2016 - 12:18

Experts say upscale brands need to rethink their in-store and digital presence to engage with younger, connected customers lo...