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Shoppers will reject retailers who don´t offer a true omni-channel retail experience

The retail industry is experiencing a shift – the customers are switching between online and physical store contacts as they see fit on their journey towards a purchase. With an increasing number of customer touch points, that path is also growing more complex.

From a customer point of view, you want to be able to find information about a product, approach the company, and make the purchase in the channel of your choice – and you want to be able to create your own customer journey with channels of your choice.

The analyst firm Gartner is saying, “Multi-channel retailing is becoming business as usual.” This means that customers now expect it rather than it being a luxury option.

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Massmart
The Massmart Group comprises nine wholesale and retail chains, and one buying group - 288 stores and 470 buying Group members all focused on high-volume and low-cost distribution. Read more

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NEW RELEASES & PRODUCTS
McCain launches a new delicious limited edition Banting Stir-Fry

Banting has become a huge trend in South Africa over the past few years and has become a way of life for many South Africans.
New Cadbury GLOW – the heartfelt gifting solution

As Valentine’s Day draws nearer, Cadbury takes chocolate gifting to new heights with the introduction of NEW Cadbury GLOW.
New Kroko® Hand Care products

Kroko®, the well-known manufacturers of foot care products, have now introduced an exciting, new range of hand care products onto the market Kroko WartFix®, Kroko FingerFix®, and Kroko SkinFilm®.
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NEWS HEADLINES
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Clicks sales increase 13.6%

Clicks Group (CLS) sales were up 13.6% in the 20 weeks to January 17, amid an environment of declining consumer confidence and increasing economic uncertainty, the company said.
Corruption is ruining South Africa’s democracy

A new report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) tracking the state of democracy across the world, ranks countries by the strength of their democracies.


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Allianz Risk Barometer 2016: Businesses face changing risk landscape

The risk landscape for businesses is substantially changing in 2016.
Another iconic Manhattan retailer to shutter – USA

Family-owned and operated Broadway Panhandler, in Manhattan’s East Village, is going out of business after 40 years in operation.



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MULTIMEDIA
Employer Branding SA Masterclass

For more information or to book your seat/s, view our next Employer Branding SA Masterclass events for Cape Town or Johannesburg. www.employerbrandingsa.co.za

MARKETING & BRAND ACTIVATION
David Jones private label launches at Woolworths

Launched on 1 February 2016, David Jones Classic Collection joins Woolworths Holdings’ clothing portfolio with a new private label brand encapsulating the essence and heritage of one of the world’s leading department stores, David Jones.
Employer branding still a pressing need in SA for 2016

While there is often a question mark ending any debate on the relevance of employer branding in SA, largely due to high unemployment, many organisations are now accepting the fact that it is fast-becoming a top priority for the recruitment of critical skills.
Give your heart away with Claire’s this Valentine’s Day

Make sure you get the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day, whether it’s for your BFF, your crush or that special someone in your life.
More and more international buyers attend SAITEX every year

For over 20 years, the Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX) has attracted thousands of business visitors from around the world, and more arrive every year.
SA olive oil producer now #20 in the world

The international status of a South African olive oil producer and their popular extra virgin olive oil has just been bumped up significantly following the latest Top 100 list released by the independent World Ranking Extra Virgin Olive Oils.
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LOGISITCS, PACKAGING & SUPPLY CHAINS
How the e-commerce boom transformed retail logistics – An infographic

As e-commerce continues to grow, it will only become more complex. In developed countries, e-commerce accounts for between 5 % and 15% of sales.
Meeting industry demands

Represented in southern Africa by Pyrotec PackMark, Markem-Imaje – a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of product identification and traceability solutions – offers its 9450 continuous inkjet printer for all manufacturers, regardless of their industry sectors.
Outsourcing Facilities Management at retail outlets

“Integrated outsourcing is at the forefront of purchasing patterns, both locally and internationally,” says Derek Jack, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Bidvest Facilities Management.
RFID Technology in Retail – Infographic

RFID technology is quickly becoming a preferred option of inventory management for a large number of businesses, with more than 50% of companies having already implemented item level RFID, a figure that is projected to hit 90% within the next two years.
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RECIPES
Around the world in 7 lunchboxes

School is in full swing – here are some lunchbox ideas to inspire you this month.
Pair watermelon and frozen grapes with Two Oceans Wines

Warm summer gatherings call for light snacks that will not break the bank or expand the waistline.
Sarah Graham serves Drostdy-Hof’s Natural Sweet White wine with Aubergine Parmigiana

The last episode of M-NET’s Sarah Graham’s Food Safari aired on Sunday, 31 January at 14:00.

CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT
McCain SA delivers emergency livestock feed to South African farmers

South Africa is drought stricken. Not only are various local communities facing extreme water shortages, but farmers across the country are also in a severe battle for survival.
Western Cape farmers help each other in times of need

With South Africa experiencing the worst drought in a century, farmers in many areas of the country are facing disaster.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Africa’s Leading eCommerce Event Hits Cape Town this February
17 – 18 February 2016
Cape Town International Convention Centre Cape Town South Africa
Manna for the Farmers Concert - A music concert to raise funds for drought relief
20 February 2016
Monument Amphitheatre Pretoria South Africa
Mobile Loyalty Programme Summit
26 February 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel Johannesburg South Africa
SAPPMA’s seventh annual golf day at Blue Valley Golf Club
4 March 2016
Blue Valley Country and Golf Estate Midrand South Africa
The triple bottom line and the plastics industry
15 – 18 March 2016
Expo Centre, NASREC Johannesburg South Africa
World’s biggest LP event is coming to Cape Town
17 March 2016
Radisson Blu Hotel, V&A Waterfront Cape Town South Africa
South African Cheese Festival in the spotlight
30 April – 2 May 2016
Sandringham Stellenbosch South Africa
First ever South African Bike Festival to be held
27 – 29 May 2016
Kyalami Race Track Johannesburg South Africa
 
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Fastmoving provides news, insight, and analysis into the retail and FMCG industries in South Africa, and has been doing so for the last 12 years. We provide marketing services to businesses operating in the retail and FMCG sector by creating dedicated company pages, publishing news releases, and offering exposure in our regular weekly and monthly newsletters.

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Roslyn Humphreys
Editor

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