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Christmas is coming: 3 ways retailers can ensure a more profitable festive season

Christmas is coming: 3 ways retailers can ensure a more profitable festive season

14/10/2019 - 10:29
According to Stats SA, retail figures for December 2018, showed an annual decline of 1.4% instead of the expected 2.1% growth. It seems like brick-and-mortar stores are battling against depleting footfalls and decaying consumer confidence.  read more
58% of UK shoppers face Christmas delivery problems

58% of UK shoppers face Christmas delivery problems

19/12/2018 - 11:39
More than 50 per cent of people who shopped online over last year’s Christmas period have experienced some sort of problem with their delivery, according to new research. read more
SA malls gearing up for Christmas

SA malls gearing up for Christmas

19/12/2018 - 10:05
Hot off the heels of the global Black Friday phenomenon, retailers, brands and shopping centres across South Africa have geared up to make the most of 2018’s Festive Season which is already upon us. read more
SA to spend more than R200bn over the festive season

SA to spend more than R200bn over the festive season

13/12/2018 - 09:57
South Africans are set to spend over R200bn this festive season, with an average of nearly R6 000 each, a recent survey has found. read more
Woolworths does Black Friday with a difference

Woolworths does Black Friday with a difference

21/11/2018 - 09:30
Black Friday has developed a reputation for frantic shopping frenzies and incredible deals. This year, in addition to offering incredible deals of up to 50% off, Woolworths has decided to do Black Friday with a difference.  read more
Lego launches first global Christmas advert

Lego launches first global Christmas advert

06/11/2018 - 09:36
Lego has launched its first ever global Christmas campaign, as it continues to push forward its TV marketing presence after a four-year hiatus. read more
Steinhoff’s UK retailer Poundland reports record Christmas trading

Steinhoff’s UK retailer Poundland reports record Christmas trading

04/01/2018 - 08:57
British retailer Poundland, which is owned by Steinhoff, said on Wednesday that it enjoyed a record Christmas, with sales up 5.6% in the 12 weeks to December 24. read more
Shoppers expected to hit the stores on December 22nd and 23rd

Shoppers expected to hit the stores on December 22nd and 23rd

20/12/2017 - 10:34
Post Black Friday sale fatigue and consumers under financial pressure could minimise Christmas spend in 2017, according to Taleo Retail Advisory’s head Sash Padayachee. read more
Christmas shopping predictions 2017

Christmas shopping predictions 2017

19/12/2017 - 10:52
It is no secret, consumers are feeling the pinch. This year, has been an economic challenge of note. Retailers and shopping centres alike have faced obstacles unlike previous years but despite this, many have remained steadfast and continue to weather the storm. read more
Retailers brace for bumper festive season

Retailers brace for bumper festive season

19/12/2017 - 10:32
Despite tough trading conditions and subdued growth, retailers are set to have a bumper festive season.  read more
A crucial Christmas in store for three besieged UK retailers

A crucial Christmas in store for three besieged UK retailers

19/12/2017 - 08:58
After a year to forget for British retailers, investors are betting some of the UK’s major chains now face a make-or-break holiday shopping season. read more
Woolworths will be dreaming of a prime Christmas

Woolworths will be dreaming of a prime Christmas

16/11/2017 - 09:40
Woolworths will need strong Christmas sales for its interim turnover growth to outpace inflation, a trading update for the first 20 weeks of its financial year released on Thursday morning indicated. read more
Verimark bets on home run this Christmas

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. read more
Cultural Holidays: Why retailers should look further afield

Cultural Holidays: Why retailers should look further afield

06/04/2017 - 13:36
Easter is fast approaching and retailers’ shelves are filling up with chocolate eggs, stuffed bunny rabbits and promotions for Easter Sunday roast dinners. read more
Toys R Us rolls out autism friendly shopping in all its stores

Toys R Us rolls out autism friendly shopping in all its stores

26/10/2016 - 12:20
Toys R Us have announced a Christmas shopping event for children affected by autism. read more
Another bumper season for V&A waterfront

Another bumper season for V&A waterfront

12/01/2016 - 09:45
Cape Town – The final numbers are not in yet, but it certainly looks like a bumper festive season for Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, with record trade figures likely to add to confidence generated by an announcement about a new mixed-use R700m Canal District. read more
ICSC: Omnichannel wins, with physical stores at epicenter - USA

ICSC: Omnichannel wins, with physical stores at epicenter - USA

12/01/2016 - 09:05
A just-released holiday survey reinforces the dominance of the omnichannel shopper. read more
Engen and eBucks assist cash constrained consumers

Engen and eBucks assist cash constrained consumers

15/12/2015 - 02:36
Pocket science is the new trend in consumer behaviour, as budgets are squeezed and discretionary spending is cut in favour of essentials like food and fuel.  read more
Harry & David gives mobile shoppers gift of store data - USA

Harry & David gives mobile shoppers gift of store data - USA

09/12/2015 - 09:46
Specialty gourmet gift retailer Harry & David wants to make sure information about its stores is as easily accessible as possible. read more
Sears takes an exclusive approach to Black Friday - USA

Sears takes an exclusive approach to Black Friday - USA

13/11/2015 - 11:08
Sears is going the private, members-only route this Black Friday in an effort to drive traffic to its stores. read more
Store pickup is in, Black Friday is out this holiday season - USA

Store pickup is in, Black Friday is out this holiday season - USA

28/10/2015 - 10:05
A new holiday shopping survey reveals major disruptions in holiday shopping traditions, largely due to digital engagement. read more
Holidays may be merry, but not mobile - USA

Holidays may be merry, but not mobile - USA

01/10/2015 - 10:41
Consumers may make merry during the upcoming holiday season, but mobile devices may be less a part of the action than retailers like. read more
Retailers note a fair festive season’s trade

Retailers note a fair festive season’s trade

20/01/2015 - 12:39
Christmas trading for SA’s retailers proved fair to middling, with more of the same expected as the year goes on. read more
Online delivery woes affect M&S sales - UK

Online delivery woes affect M&S sales - UK

09/01/2015 - 13:01
London - Marks & Spencer missed Christmas sales forecasts, hit by delivery problems at its online business and raising fresh questions about CEO Marc Bolland's turnaround strategy for Britain's biggest clothing retailer. read more
Amazon workers strike as Christmas orders peak - Germany

Amazon workers strike as Christmas orders peak - Germany

17/12/2014 - 11:16
Berlin - Some staff at Amazon warehouses in Germany started a new three-day strike on Monday to press their demands for better pay and conditions as the online retailer races to ensure Christmas orders are delivered on time. read more
Supermarket offers holiday cheer - Germany

Supermarket offers holiday cheer - Germany

17/12/2014 - 10:03
Edeka, Germany's largest supermarket company, decided to surprise its customers with some unexpected seasonal cheer. read more
Medupi workers given Christmas break

Medupi workers given Christmas break

15/12/2014 - 09:55
Johannesburg - While the government and Eskom tried to explain the country's latest round of rolling blackouts, 13 000 workers at Eskom's Medupi power station headed home for the December holidays, reported the Sunday Times.  read more
Consumers ‘to spend more on food in festive season’

Consumers ‘to spend more on food in festive season’

10/12/2014 - 10:42
South African consumers will cut back on travel and socialising in favour of food purchases over the festive season as tough economic conditions force people to be more pragmatic in their spending habits, Deloitte’s Year-End Holiday Survey revealed on Tuesday. read more
Tesco shares rise after CEO takes helm - UK

Tesco shares rise after CEO takes helm - UK

04/12/2014 - 10:16
London - A decision by Tesco's new chief executive to personally take over the day-to-day running of the grocer's core British business as it heads into the key Christmas trading period was broadly welcomed as a pragmatic move by analysts on Tuesday. read more
Debt makes shoppers think thrice

Debt makes shoppers think thrice

02/12/2014 - 11:09
Retailers are unlikely to experience much festive cheer this year as the strain on disposable income persists. read more
Black Friday to be busiest shopping day of 2014 - USA

Black Friday to be busiest shopping day of 2014 - USA

20/11/2014 - 10:48
California – Black Friday (Nov. 28) is expected to be the busiest shopping day of 2014. According to data from in-store analytics provider RetailNext, it will be followed in order by four days in December: Dec. 20, 21, 13, and 19. read more
Wal-Mart workers plan to protest on Black Friday - USA

Wal-Mart workers plan to protest on Black Friday - USA

17/11/2014 - 09:48
Arkansas - For the third consecutive year, Wal-Mart workers at about 1,600 stores are prepping to protest on Black Friday to demand better wages and benefits. read more
German Amazon workers on strike - Germany

German Amazon workers on strike - Germany

23/09/2014 - 11:05
Berlin - Workers at four of Amazon.com's German distribution centres have started a two-day strike in a long-running dispute over wages.  read more
Walm-Mart to up holiday hiring by nearly 10% - USA

Walm-Mart to up holiday hiring by nearly 10% - USA

19/09/2014 - 09:21
Arkansas - Wal-Mart on Thursday said it plans to hire 60,000 temporary workers for the holiday season, an increase of nearly 10% from last year. read more
DreamWorks to launch high-tech Santa experience in shopping malls

DreamWorks to launch high-tech Santa experience in shopping malls

19/06/2014 - 15:40
New York- DreamWorks Animation is looking to bring a little bit of Hollywood magic to the nation's shopping malls. read more
Sainsbury claims win in Christmas battle

Sainsbury claims win in Christmas battle

12/01/2012 - 09:27
London - J Sainsbury declared victory in the battle for Christmas sales among Britain's top grocers, as store extensions and its expansion into convenience outlets, online shopping and non-food ranges helped it win share in a tough market.  read more