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Creating measurable touchpoints for experiential retail

Despite the recent drive to create better in-store experiences for customers, experiential retail is still behind on one major marketing aspect: measurement. Most experiential marketing reporting has been culled from event attendees — questionnaires, redemption rates, email opt-ins, etc. It's been very analog in a way. There is a growing need for increased immersive touchpoints as part of the user experience so marketers have more data points to collect and synthesize.

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McCain introduces new Green Medley Mix

The new McCain Green Medley Mix is incredibly versatile. The beginning of the year often sees many South Africans changing the way in which they eat with a focus on being healthy and dropping the summer bulge. This focus on healthy eating is often linked with eating delicious and nutritious green veggies which is why McCain has recently launched its new Green Medley Mix, the perfect mix of spinach, peas, green beans, and broccoli.


 RETAILER  ECONOMIC
Shoprite's long-serving chief financial officer to resign in July

Shoprite announced chief financial officer Marius Bosman would step down from his position after the completion of financial accounts for the year to end-June.
Retailers attempt to keep higher prices from consumers

Squeezed consumers re-arrange their budgets to accommodate the VAT hike.


Massmart to open 20 stores in Pan-African expansion

South African retailer Massmart is continuing its Pan-African expansion with plans to open about 20 new stores outside its home market over the next three years, the company's chairman said.
SA pomegranates feel the effects of drought

Markets can expect smaller counts on South African pomegranates this season, with a concomitant drop of between 20 to 25% on export volumes.
Clicks celebrates 500th pharmacy opening

South Africa’s largest retail pharmacy chain Clicks recently announced the opening of its 500th pharmacy at Clicks Park Station in Johannesburg.
Wheat import tariff nearly halves in March

SA’s wheat import tariff has declined a hefty 45% to R394.85 per tonne.
Homechoice to step up its digital sales platform

Listed household goods retailer and financial services group Homechoice is gearing up to improve its digital offering to further enhance sales.
SA trade balance swings back into surplus of R430m in February

SA’s trade account recorded a surplus of R430m in February, while January’s deficit was revised downwards by R540m, to R27.12bn, data released by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) showed.
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 MARKETING & BUSINESS  INTERNATIONAL
Spree launches shoppable community platform, #SpreeGallery

Online fashion retailer Spree has launched #SpreeGallery – a new social shopping hub that invites customers to share images of themselves wearing products bought on Spree. Users can submit their pictures via Twitter and Instagram, using #spreecoza or #spreegallery, or tagging @spreecoza.
Walmart going global with money transfer service

Walmart is expanding Walmart2Walmart, a program it launched four years ago that targets unbanked consumers, allowing them to transfer money between Walmart U.S. stores.


Winning in the age of customer experience

If you own or manage a brand or organisation today, you are in the business of customer experience. Digital disruption has changed almost everything that we knew and accepted as ‘normal’, from the way we consume information to how we purchase goods and services to how we engage with brands.
Spar International unveils cashless store in the Netherlands

Convenience retail chain Spar International has opened its inaugural cashless grocery store at the Hogeschool Utrecht University campus in the Netherlands.
Three key elements to a successful click and collect solution

There’s no doubt about it, this past year witnessed continued massive change in the retail landscape.
Tesco crowned best grocer at industry awards

Tesco is celebrating picking up two gongs last week at the Retail Week Awards, including ‘Best Grocer’.
Marketing must-haves for a startup's online success

With so many assets, people and marketing tools to pay for, starting a business is never easy. Whether your employees are willing to work for less in the startup phases or you’ve decided to figure it out yourself, you need thecapital to take your business off the ground. And that’s where the stress lies.
After Amazon Go's launch, retailers renew focus on how mobile shapes in-store shopping

Walmart and Nike are ramping up their mobile strategies, but will the Go model become the new gold standard for retail? When the first Amazon Go opened its doors in January, it felt like a potential game-changer.
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Nederburg in the lead of SA wineries featured in ‘World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ list

Nederburg has done it again! The Paarl winery again features in the esteemed ‘World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ top 50 list by Drinks International, a UK-based publication, for a third consecutive year.
Unbottle the magic at Clover Visitors Centre

Both educational and insightful, the Clover Visitors Centre offers a magical tour to offer, irrespective of age, and it is free! The free tours are designed to constructively engage with kids, students, investors and corporates and will be sure to channel their creativity and challenge them academically, resulting in a visually arresting and mindfully stimulating visit.


Three reasons product placement and cross-merchandising are important

Cross-merchandising will help you get the most out of customer traffic in your store. Consumers also benefit from the suggestion of additional, complementary items. Positive shopping experiences are sure to help you attract customers, create customer loyalty, and increase sales.
What Hang Tab is right for your retail display?

The right hang tab means that you will be able to easily cross-sell your products, increase your brand awareness and increase revenue through an increase in impulse buying, reduced cost for packaging, and reduced shelf-space.
Polytij Africa Anti-Counterfeiting Technology

Polytij Africa now offers inks focused purely on providing exporters with globally unique, custom designed solutions that protect the company brands from counterfeit, substitution and other fraudulent actions.


Cucumber Tuna Sushi

A fun dish with a tin of tuna.
Fig and Pecan Nut Dessert

Try this delicious recipe.


Shoprite upskills 4 000 employees

More than 4 000 employees from the Shoprite Group’s fresh food departments will be upskilled as a result of the retailer’s latest training programme, which delineates a clear career path for all those working in, among others, its bakeries, delis, and fish departments.
New Checkers in Plettenberg Bay creates 160 new jobs in local community

Checkers Plettenberg Bay Mall is one of 20 new look Checkers supermarkets in South Africa at the moment.




World Retail Congress

World Retail Congress. Where Ideas Go Global..

17 April 2018 – 19 April 2018
Marriott Auditorium, Madrid
South African Cheese Festival 2018

The award-winning SA Cheese Festival, the biggest outdoor culinary event in Africa, takes place over three days from Friday, 27 April (Freedom Day) to Sunday, 29 April 2018 at Sandringham, home of the SA Cheese Festival.

27 April 2018 – 29 April 2018
Sandringham, Cape Town


Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit 2018

An unparalleled opportunity to network with CEOs from some of the world’s most successful companies and gain key insights into the challenges...

12 June 2018 - 15 June 2018
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Food Ingredients, Natural Ingredients Europe

Uniquely focused on ingredient packaging and processing solutions for the f&b industry.

28 November 2018 - 30 November 2018
Messe Frankfurt, German


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