Rise in retail sales points to pick-up in third-quarter economic growth
18/10/2017 - 15:13
The retail sector did better than expected in August, signalling stronger economic growth in the third quarter. Retail trade sales rose by a significant 5.5% year on year in August 2017.
Smeg opens first ever retail store in London
18/10/2017 - 10:13
Iconic kitchen appliances brand Smeg has opened its first-ever standalone store in UK with a flagship in central London.
Buyback nod fails to boost Lewis
18/10/2017 - 08:22
The prospect of renewed share repurchasing failed to move the Lewis share price on Tuesday and it closed marginally weaker at R27.45. At the annual general meeting earlier in the day, 99.9% of shareholders voted to give the board authority to repurchase up to 5% of the shares in issue.
Retail with purpose in the new digital economy
17/10/2017 - 15:13
What is the purpose of your business? If you are a retailer and your immediate answer is “to sell more products,” you may find times getting tougher in the months and years ahead.
Verimark bets on home run this Christmas
17/10/2017 - 14:19
Verimark – the company behind Bauer pans and Shogun knife-sets — is betting on its "best Christmas ever" after introducing a raft of new products.