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Why thrift will be the next big retail trend

Why thrift will be the next big retail trend

15/04/2019 - 08:19
Thrift is increasingly going mainstream and a Gumtree survey estimates it could be worth more than R1trn in terms of items in SA households that are not being used, that the owners would happily sell. read more
Rooibos breaks into the $103-bn global chocolate market

Rooibos breaks into the $103-bn global chocolate market

12/04/2019 - 11:19
Master chocolatiers and candy-makers the world-over have been hard at work for months experimenting with new flavours and textures, trying to outdo one another in an effort to capture the lion’s share of the sales this Easter.  read more
SA consumers embrace digital shopping

SA consumers embrace digital shopping

08/04/2019 - 09:30
Smartphones have become the go-to technology for online shopping, with more than 20percent of South African consumers using them weekly over other mobile devices. read more
What South Africans will be buying this Black Friday

What South Africans will be buying this Black Friday

19/11/2018 - 09:36
Standard Bank expects retailers to experience another bumper Black Friday weekend this month, despite consumers feeling the pinch from all-time-high petrol prices and a one percentage point increase in VAT. read more
The powerful consumer trends shaping retail customer experiences

The powerful consumer trends shaping retail customer experiences

24/10/2018 - 11:20
Rising inflation. Record petrol prices. A VAT increase. A technical recession. South African consumers are feeling the pinch as a confluence of forces put immense pressure on their wallets.  read more
Ask Afrika announces 2018/2019 Kasi Star Brands Awards

Ask Afrika announces 2018/2019 Kasi Star Brands Awards

22/06/2018 - 10:17
Ask Afrika announced the winners of their annual Kasi Star Brands Awards 2018/2019, recognising those brands that are most loyally used by South Africa’s township consumers and highlighting key trends emerging in what is rapidly becoming an ever more prominent market for South African brands.  read more
Online shopping grows in SA

Online shopping grows in SA

21/06/2018 - 10:21
Although traditional retail stores dominate the South African market, consumers are choosing the online option for cheaper technical goods purchases. read more
SA consumers increasingly in favour of store cards over credit cards

SA consumers increasingly in favour of store cards over credit cards

19/06/2018 - 11:14
There has been a significant increase in the number of store cards held by consumers who elected to go under debt review in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. read more
 2018 Kasi Star Brands: Who will emerge as South Africa’s most loved brands?

2018 Kasi Star Brands: Who will emerge as South Africa’s most loved brands?

15/06/2018 - 09:22
South Africa’s leading market research company, Ask Afrika, has announced the official date for this year’s Kasi Star Brands Awards - the company’s annual benchmark tool used to examine brand loyalty and preferences among South Africa’s township dwellers.  read more
SA youth's favourite brands announced in 2018 Sunday Times Generation Next survey

SA youth's favourite brands announced in 2018 Sunday Times Generation Next survey

15/06/2018 - 08:45
The top performing brands in the 2018 Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey were announced at the highly anticipated Sunday Times Generation Next Awards that took place in Sandton.  read more
Macadamias take centre stage in ingredient sector innovation globally

Macadamias take centre stage in ingredient sector innovation globally

13/06/2018 - 10:15
At this year’s annual International Nut Council (INC) conference discussion around expanding the growth of macadamia supply into the global market was more prominent than ever before.  read more
FASA's Franchise Awards winners announced

FASA's Franchise Awards winners announced

12/06/2018 - 10:04
The Franchise Association of South Africa’s Awards for Excellence in Franchising, sponsored by Sanlam, reflects what’s trending in worldwide consumer circles and cements the franchise community’s commitment to growing the economy and to job creation. read more
Faster and fresher will drive global food demand

Faster and fresher will drive global food demand

17/05/2018 - 11:09
Food producers and processors in South Africa will benefit considerably when they analyse and interpret global consumer trends impacting food and agriculture and then deliver accordingly. read more
Consumer aspirations affect retail

Consumer aspirations affect retail

12/05/2017 - 13:14
The concept of ‘aspirations’ is not easily defined as each person has their own definition and understanding of the term. However, general consensus points towards improving one’s current state of living and improving the way one lives his or her life as the general definition. read more
Will virtual reality transform in-store merchandising?

Will virtual reality transform in-store merchandising?

13/04/2017 - 10:17
Virtual reality (VR) simulation is arguably the most talked-about tech solution in grocery today. It aims to drive faster, smarter and more profitable decisions by enabling retailers to ideate new in-store concepts, evaluate them with test shoppers, and activate those concepts. read more
7 trends set to define grocery retail in 2017

7 trends set to define grocery retail in 2017

09/01/2017 - 09:40
Online grocery, last-mile shipping, social media marketing, product transparency and differentiated shopping experiences will highlight the year ahead. read more
How luxury brands can revitalise stagnating sales

How luxury brands can revitalise stagnating sales

09/12/2016 - 12:18
Experts say upscale brands need to rethink their in-store and digital presence to engage with younger, connected customers looking for a personal lifestyle experience. read more
What President Trump means for retailers

What President Trump means for retailers

10/11/2016 - 14:19
After a long night, Republican candidate Donald Trump was voted into the White House. Here’s how his administration could impact trade, tax reform, and labour issues. read more
Adidas rolls out 3D-printed shoe made from recycled ocean waste

Adidas rolls out 3D-printed shoe made from recycled ocean waste

08/11/2016 - 15:45
Adidas is about to start selling its UltraBoost Uncaged Parley shoe made from 3D-printed recycled ocean waste, which the athletic apparel maker unveiled as a concept last year under a partnership with ocean conservation group Parley for the Oceans.  read more
5 ways to bring your store into the future

5 ways to bring your store into the future

19/10/2016 - 10:11
The convenience of online shopping is increasingly appealing to today’s consumer. With Amazon recently announcing same-day delivery in two major cities in Canada – the pressure on brick-and-mortar retailers is stronger than ever. read more