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Is #BlackFriday affecting SA’s December retail trade?

Is #BlackFriday affecting SA’s December retail trade?

19/03/2019 - 09:37
South Africa has seen the Black Friday sales phenomenon grow exponentially in recent years, quickly entrenching itself as a major calendar event on the local retail and shopping scene. The Black Friday sales bonanza, which takes place towards the end of November, is now bigger in SA than ever before. It is a boon for retailers, shopping centres and consumers. However, is Black Friday an emerging threat for the traditional December festive season sales boom? read more
Retail barometer sheds light on festive season trade and new age of consumer culture

Retail barometer sheds light on festive season trade and new age of consumer culture

01/03/2019 - 14:24
Growth in trading density (sales per square metre) in 2018 at monitored shopping centres in South Africa and Namibia continued to improve after a lacklustre 2017, according to a retail property barometer.  read more
Police destroy 148 000 litres of confiscated liquor

Police destroy 148 000 litres of confiscated liquor

29/01/2019 - 10:36
The Police Ministry oversaw the destruction of more than 148 000 litres of confiscated alcohol, one of the main contributors to crime, especially over the festive season, it said. read more
Massmart also sings the retailers' blues

Massmart also sings the retailers' blues

23/01/2019 - 09:49
Massmart, which is owned by US retail giant Walmart and runs the Game, Makro and Dion Wired chains, saw its share price drop 21%, to close at R90.65, after reporting flat sales for the festive season. read more
Shoprite's festive season sales fall flat

Shoprite's festive season sales fall flat

22/01/2019 - 14:32
Shoprite's share price fell as much as 5.7% to R175.32 after it warned shareholders its interim results would show flat sales. read more
TFG bucks retail trend over festive season

TFG bucks retail trend over festive season

18/01/2019 - 08:00
Apparel group TFG, which operates the Foschini, American Swiss and Markham chains, has bucked the retail trend and produced solid growth numbers for the festive season. read more
The highs and lows of December retail 2018

The highs and lows of December retail 2018

08/01/2019 - 13:49
December retail figures from the US, UK, China and South Africa differed widely and are, more than ever, relative to the prevailing politics and consumer confidence in each area.  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
The importance of frontline staff in retail

The importance of frontline staff in retail

29/11/2018 - 09:50
With the fast-approaching Festive Season only a few weeks away, malls, shopping centres and stores anticipate an influx of feet through their doors. Millions of Rands have been spent on extensive advertising, product placements, marketing and merchandising-just to name a few, but is that enough?  read more
Holiday marketing tips to help your store stand out

Holiday marketing tips to help your store stand out

27/11/2018 - 08:59
The festive season is a challenging time for shopping malls in Cape Town. Customers are ready to spend their hard earned money and make impulse decisions, therefore, you need to ensure your store is ready for the holiday rush and that your marketing strategy attracts the big spenders.  read more
Charities invited to apply for festive fundraising opportunity at Shoprite & Checkers stores

Charities invited to apply for festive fundraising opportunity at Shoprite & Checkers stores

04/10/2018 - 09:41
The tradition of charities wrapping gifts in exchange for customer donations has become synonymous with Christmas at Shoprite and Checkers stores, and the retailer is again calling on registered charities to apply for this annual festive season fundraiser.  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
Retailers move into high gear this festive season

Retailers move into high gear this festive season

18/12/2017 - 16:13
Annually, search retail queries increase steadily before Christmas with notable upticks before Black Friday, on Cyber Monday and Boxing Day. Internal Google data shows that customers are prepared to spend more in the festive season and they are less brand loyal than usual either because they are looking for the best deals or for a specific product on someone’s gift list. read more
Leveraging digital platforms for the greater good – beyond the 12-days of Christmas

Leveraging digital platforms for the greater good – beyond the 12-days of Christmas

15/12/2017 - 15:59
“Effective causal communications using the digital ecosystem can be powerful instruments for systemic change and brand longevity, not just in times of giving like the Festive Season”, says Deseré Orrill, Managing Director of HoneyKome and CEO of Ole! Media Group. read more
UK retailers to reap rewards of Christmas cross-border sales

UK retailers to reap rewards of Christmas cross-border sales

13/12/2017 - 11:22
Cross-border trade is forecast to increase by 57 percent in the UK this festive period, indicating that more overseas shoppers are turning to British retailers than ever before for their Christmas shopping.  read more
Shoprite urges consumers to #ActForChange this festive season

Shoprite urges consumers to #ActForChange this festive season

12/12/2017 - 15:15
South Africans are invited to take hands with the Shoprite Group, who is utilising its extensive store network to support charitable organisations this festive season, to bring some joy to thousands of less fortunate people around the country. read more
SA goes cold turkey as retailers battle to source traditional fare

SA goes cold turkey as retailers battle to source traditional fare

12/12/2017 - 09:45
SA retailers battle to source traditional fare for the festive season. read more
Lewis targets festive marketing

Lewis targets festive marketing

14/11/2017 - 13:32
Furniture retailer Lewis will ramp up its marketing to take advantage of the festive season. read more
Shoprite’s second-half sales in SA increase 7.2%

Shoprite’s second-half sales in SA increase 7.2%

13/01/2016 - 09:00
Shoprite Holdings increased turnover 8.8% from R57.5bn to about R62.5bn in the six months to December 2015, the company said in an operational update on Tuesday. 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
Kenyan retail giant, Nakumatt, spends Sh86 million on call service

Kenyan retail giant, Nakumatt, spends Sh86 million on call service

17/12/2013 - 08:53
Giant retailer Nakumatt Holdings has invested Sh86 million on new customer service programmes among them a contact centre unveiled Friday. read more
Retail sales up 6.4% in August

Retail sales up 6.4% in August

18/10/2012 - 09:52
Johannesburg - Growth in SA's retail sales quickened to 6.4% year-on-year in August compared with a revised 2.9% in July, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday. read more
Retail sales boosted by festive season

Retail sales boosted by festive season

16/02/2012 - 08:11
Johannesburg - Growth in South Africa’s retail sales jumped to 8.7% year-on-year at constant prices in December from an upwardly revised 7.2% in November, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday. read more
Valentine's Day results in retail focus

Valentine's Day results in retail focus

13/02/2012 - 09:57
Valentine's Day on Tuesday will make sure that this week the focus is on the consumer, as online retailers are likely to say how well this year's sales were compared with last year, while the official data will show how much consumers spent last year with the retail sales due on Wednesday, while the following day the Bureau of Market Research will release its fourth quarter 2011 Consumer Financial Vulnerability Index. read more
Cape fuel supply starts to dry up

Cape fuel supply starts to dry up

12/12/2011 - 09:37
A major fuel company says it has urgently diverted a fuel tanker on its way to Durban to Cape Town to alleviate a growing fuel shortage across the province and parts of SA. read more
Retail sales down ahead of festive season

Retail sales down ahead of festive season

08/12/2011 - 08:34
Johannesburg - Growth in South Africa’s retail sales slowed to 7.4% year-on-year (y/y) at constant prices in October from a downwardly revised 7.7% in September, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday.  read more
Retail sales growth unlikely to alter rate outlook

Retail sales growth unlikely to alter rate outlook

17/11/2011 - 11:06
Retail sales growth which continues to surprise on the upside is unlikely to alter the interest rate outlook, with rates likely to remain unchanged at 36-year lows until the fourth quarter of 2012 at least, according to economists. read more