Online shopping meshes with bricks and mortar. radio and audio solutions are a hit with consumers. Pick n Pay brings more flavour and variety.

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Harnessing smart integration to transform today’s retail experience

South African retailers have identified the emerging opportunity in e-commerce for years, and have invested accordingly. With an eye on the impressive growth within e-commerce in developed markets such as the United States and Europe (e-commerce represented 13% of total retail sales in 2017 and 49% of retail growth in the U.S.), local retailers have looked to replicate this success by developing sophisticated e-commerce platforms of their own.

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LATEST REPORTS

     


The Glenlivet launches mystery CODE single malt in South Africa

THE Glenlivet CODE has arrived in South Africa, launching with an exciting invitation for single malt whisky enthusiasts to sign up for an exclusive journey to 'Unlock the Taste' of this premium single malt. Released without cask information or tasting notes, the limited, mystery edition whisky further confirms the global status of THE Glenlivet as THE definitive single malt.


 RETAILER  ECONOMIC
SA’s trendiest kids design new winter ranges exclusive to Ackermans

Daniella dos Santos (‘Dani’, 16) and Nikhil Govender (‘Nixie’, 11), winners of Ackermans’ 2017 Style Squad Young Fashion Designer Competition, are launching their very own girls’ and boys’ winter ranges; which will be available from Ackermans stores across Southern Africa in June 2018.
Local processed meat demand down 75% due to listeriosis

The Department of Trade and Industry has said preliminary research shows that the pork industry has been the hardest hit following an outbreak of listeriosis. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said in March that the outbreak of listeriosis had killed at least 208 people since the start of 2017 and infected 1 038.


Pick n Pay brings more flavour and variety with new fresh offering

Pick n Pay has relaunched its fresh offering, introducing both new product lines and new packaging, underpinned by its new fresh promise – Perfectly fresh, whatever it takes.
SA wine farmers feel the pressure

More than a third of wine-grape producers make a loss and the industry has about 25% fewer producers than a decade ago, according to Vinpro.
Shoprite introduces new mobile transactional banking service

Access to banking services just got easier and more inclusive with Shoprite Money - a new mobile transactional banking service which is available to everyone, even those without existing bank accounts.
Growth in private sector credit extension declines sharply

Growth in private sector credit extension in South Africa decelerated sharply to 5.1% in April - against the market’s forecast of 6.1% - from 6.0% in March, Nedbank said.
Tiger Brands to continue polony production in October

Tiger Brands is basing its calculations of losses due to listeriosis on reopening its Enterprise polony factory in Polokwane in time to start production in October, it told shareholders on 24th May 2018.
SME’S to hit hard times for remainder of 2018

It has been revealed that, in the first quarter of 2018, South Africa’s economy has shrunk by a shocking 2.2% - the largest quarterly drop since the financial crisis.
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 MARKETING & BUSINESS  INTERNATIONAL
How technology is driving the millennial retail market

Over the last decade, the retail industry has seen a shift in how it operates. The exponential increase in online shopping has had a significant impact on how we buy our products. Long gone are the days when purchasing items was done from Monday to Saturday, between a rigid office-hours timeline.
Ikea commits to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020

Ikea has announced a global commitment to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020 as part of its updated sustainability strategy. The strategy, known as People and Planet Positive, also includes a commitment for all of its stores around the world to become climate positive and reduce the total Ikea climate footprint by an average of 70 percent per product.


Once upon a time: Storytelling in advertising 2018

Stories are not just nice to have, in fact Dr Keith Oatley, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, says: “Novels, stories and dramas can help us understand the complexities of social life.” Storytelling can also positively reinforce our sense of identity and we’re seeing this as a local trend in South African commercials.
Balenciaga overtakes Gucci as Kering's fastest growing brand

Luxury fashion retailer Balenciaga has become Kering’s fastest growing asset thanks to increasing interest from millennials. Speaking to the Financial Times’ luxury goods conference in Venice yesterday, Balenciaga chief executive Cedric Charbit said the brand was growing a breakneck speed.
How businesses can ensure that they are GDPR compliant

South African businesses need to be aware of how they may be affected by the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect on Friday, 25 May 2018.
Global strawberry consumption continues to increase

In 2016, the global strawberry market amounted to 9.2 million tons, which was 5% higher than the previous year level.
How to create your first attractive retail display

Setting up a stall in a retail mall is a challenging task. You’re surrounded by so many incredible brands and concepts similar to yours, so it’s important to recognise the need to go the extra mile to attract customers to your store.
Tesco reduces use of best before dates in a bid to cut food waste

Tesco will remove best before dates on the packaging of nearly 70 of its fruit and vegetable lines as it aims to reduce food waste.
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McCain celebrates moms and Friday nights with #MakeItYours campaign

Friday night dinner tends to be an interesting topic of discussion for most families. The usual dilemma, kids are shouting for takeaways, but Mom wants something home-cooked to enjoy in front of the TV. So, Moms, it’s time to let McCain add joy to your Friday night plans so you can Make It Yours.
Caffeine shampoo cleans up in SA

Caffeine shampoo -- which research shows counters hair loss* -- is a big hit among South Africans, selling around 350 000 bottles to men and women in 2017, manufacturers the Dr Wolff Group has announced.


How to boost sales at point of purchase

While all five senses play a role in the purchasing process, sight remains the most significant. Products that are well-packaged and visible on retail shelves have a better chance of being purchased. A quick, easy and cost-effective way to ensure your products are visible is by using Hang Tabs and Display Strips from the Do-It® Corporation, locally represented by Pyrotec PackMedia.
The effects of counterfeiting

Backed by an illicit industry considered to be one of the largest in the world and costing the global economy billions of dollars, counterfeit goods are on the rise.


Oxtail Stew with Maize Dumplings

Rib-sticking oxtail stew can only be improved with dumplings.
Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies with a peanut butter swirl. What more is there to do except get started?


Shoprite set to empower 12 000+ youths with skills development programme

This youth month Africa’s largest retailer is set to reach its target of empowering more than 12 000 youths (aged 18-29 years) to enter the retail sector or start their own business.
Shoprite and Checkers to donate a portion of ALL cakes sold to CANSA

Supporting the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) this June is a piece of cake, as Shoprite and Checkers will donate a portion of ALL cakes sold in their stores to CANSA.




Rethink! Internet of Retail Minds Europe

The 3rd Rethink! Internet of Retail Minds is Europe’s leading platform bringing together all retailers looking at digital transformation, connected products and the Internet of Things. The event provides you with precise insights into new technical innovations and how to overcome challenges regarding retail technology.

24 June 2018 - 26 June 2018
TITANIC Chaussee - Berlin
CEM Africa Summit

CEM Africa is a meeting place for CX professionals and innovative CX solution providers. The show takes place on the 1-2 August 2018 at the CTICC in Cape Town, where like-minded customer experience experts and the top CX solution providers gather for an informative and educational summit with the common goal of improving customer experience across Africa.

1 August 2018 – 2 August 2018
CTICC – Cape Town


PASA International Payments Conference

A bi-annual event hosted by the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA). This thought-provoking and insightful program will showcase the in-depth views from participants on the latest industry developments, applications and technologies.​

31 July 2018 - 2 August 2018
Sandton Convention Centre – Johannesburg
Convenience Retailing Summit

Through two days of presentations, interactive breakout sessions, case studies and Q&A sessions, and timed to coincide with Talking Retail’s Retail Industry Awards for greater networking opportunities, you will be part of the most comprehensive convenience event ever staged.

26 September 2018 - 27 September 2018
London


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