Consumer confidence down unexpectedly in November - USA
28/11/2014 - 09:43
Washington - The Conference Board said Tuesday that consumer confidence in November fell to a reading of 88.7, down from a revised 94.1 in October. The drop, which surprised analysts, put the index at its lowest level since June.
Retail review less likely to affect local financial advisers
27/11/2014 - 10:13
SA’S financial advisers will not suffer the same fate as those in the UK when the Financial Services Board’s (FSB’s) retail distribution review takes effect, according to Jonathan Dixon, deputy executive officer of insurance at the FSB.
JSE retail index rises to record
18/11/2014 - 09:52
Johannesburg - South African retailers jumped to a record, led by Lewis Group, as a lower oil price eases pressure on the central bank to raise interest rates.
Food shoppers opt for brick-and-mortar over online - USA
12/11/2014 - 08:58
Chicago - Although consumers are changing how they shop for food and beverages, most prefer to make perishable purchases in tradition brick-and-mortar locations.
Cash retailers ‘set for jollier Christmas’
11/11/2014 - 09:49
The strain on disposable income is likely to yield another mixed bag at Christmas with cash-based retailers such as Mr Price and Woolworths likely to fare better than credit-reliant players such as Truworths.