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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
Macy's raises annual forecast before holiday season

Macy's raises annual forecast before holiday season

16/11/2018 - 08:47
Macy’s raised its annual earnings forecast, signalling a strong holiday shopping season ahead, as the department store chain builds on a recovery strategy that focuses on its well-performing stores and expanding online.  read more
4 ways e-retailers can stand out this holiday season

4 ways e-retailers can stand out this holiday season

16/11/2016 - 15:16
It’s that time of year again. There’s joy in the air, snow on the ground, and big opportunities online for e-retailers savvy enough to grab some of the extra business that the holidays bring with them. ‘Tis the time for specials, e-mail campaigns, and increased outreach to customers. The problem, of course, is that “everyone else” will be doing the same. The trick for e-retailers is to develop ways to distinguish their site, convincing consumers to shop with them, rather than their competitors. read more
Holiday champagne recession over - experts

Holiday champagne recession over - experts

18/12/2013 - 09:35
New York - After years of resorting to less costly sparkling beverages, many wine experts said they will be popping champagne corks this New Year's Eve, which could be an indication of better economic times ahead read more
Card payments overtake cash: FNB

Card payments overtake cash: FNB

06/11/2013 - 09:15
FNB reports that monthly non-cash purchases by customers in its consumer segment have surpassed cash withdrawals at its ATMs by R800 million.  read more
UK: Sluggish start, late surge, solid rather than bonanza, Planet Retail

UK: Sluggish start, late surge, solid rather than bonanza, Planet Retail

04/11/2013 - 17:50
On Planet Retail’s predictions for the UK retail market over Christmas 2013, Stephen Springham, Senior Retail Analyst at Planet Retail, commented: read more
Deloitte: U.S. holiday sales to rise 4% to 4.5%

Deloitte: U.S. holiday sales to rise 4% to 4.5%

24/09/2013 - 11:12
New York -- Holiday sales are expected to climb to between $963 and $967 billion, representing a 4% to 4.5% increase in November through January holiday sales (excluding motor vehicles and gasoline) this year from last year’s season, according to the new Deloitte holiday sales forecast. The growth rate is on par with last year's 4.5% gain. read more
United States: Survey: Retailers cautiously optimistic for 2013 holiday

United States: Survey: Retailers cautiously optimistic for 2013 holiday

02/08/2013 - 08:15
San Jose, Calif. -- Retailers are cautiously optimistic about the 2013 holiday season, with 60% forecasting revenue growth in excess of 10%, in line with industry forecasts, according to a survey by Baynote, a provider of personalized customer experience solutions. read more
ATM withdrawals stagnant in February

ATM withdrawals stagnant in February

12/03/2013 - 07:49
Johannesburg - Withdrawals from ATMs across the country remained stagnant in February, increasing only 0.69% from January, Spark ATM Systems said on Monday. read more
Toys “R” Us CEO stepping down

Toys “R” Us CEO stepping down

14/02/2013 - 10:15
Wayne, N.J. -- The search is on for a new chief executive of Toys “R” Us with the announcement that Gerald L. Storch is stepping down as CEO of the company. The news comes just weeks after the world's largest dedicated toy retailer reported that its same-store U.S. sales fell 4.5% during the holiday season, and that its total sales fell 4.7%.  read more
Nicolway Bryanston shopping centre reports upturn in retail trade

Nicolway Bryanston shopping centre reports upturn in retail trade

25/01/2013 - 10:55
Nicolway Bryanston shopping centre in Sandton achieved record turnovers in December 2012, proving popular with shoppers for its first festive season after opening in April last year.  read more
SA consumers’ R116 billion credit bill

SA consumers’ R116 billion credit bill

25/01/2013 - 10:45
South African consumers spent over R116 billion on their credit cards in December 2012, payment clearing house BankservAfrica said on Thursday. read more
Foschini nine-month sales up

Foschini nine-month sales up

21/01/2013 - 08:19
Clothing retailer The Foschini Group (TFG) said on Friday group sales for the nine months to December increased by 11.4% from a year earlier‚ with same store sales growth of 5.6%.  read more
November retail sales quicken to 3.4%

November retail sales quicken to 3.4%

17/01/2013 - 07:59
Johannesburg - Growth in South Africa's retail sales quickened to 3.4% year-on-year in November compared with a revised 0.9% expansion in October, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday.  read more
NRF, US: Holiday sales up 3%, falling short of 4.1% forecast

NRF, US: Holiday sales up 3%, falling short of 4.1% forecast

16/01/2013 - 08:28
New York -- Total holiday retail sales increased 3% to $579.8 billion, below the National Retail Federation s projected forecast of 4.1%. Non-store holiday sales grew 11%, below the 12% growth forecast by Shop.org. (The NRF sales figures exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants.) read more
Consumers ignore economic conditions

Consumers ignore economic conditions

20/12/2012 - 07:40
Johannesburg - Withdrawals from ATMs across the country between December 11 and 18 rose 6.57% year-on-year, Spark ATM Systems said on Wednesday.  read more
Global connected smart devices up 27%

Global connected smart devices up 27%

18/12/2012 - 08:22
The worldwide smart connected device market – a collective view of PCs, tablets, and smartphones – grew 27.1% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2012 (3Q12) reaching a record 303.6 million shipments valued at $140.4 billion. read more
SA Retail Trade Sales Forecast for 2012 Festive Season

SA Retail Trade Sales Forecast for 2012 Festive Season

04/12/2012 - 09:22
Recent research shows December 2011 South Africa retail trade was up 12.8% on the prior December, however retail sales in December 2012 should increase between 7% and 9% – slightly above inflation – to levels between R80 billion and R82 billion, based on current prices read more
SA trade gap widens as imports soar

SA trade gap widens as imports soar

03/12/2012 - 08:01
Johannesburg - South Africa's trade deficit widened more than expected to R21.2bn in October from R13.8bn in September as imports of machinery, vehicles and aircraft rose, the South African Revenue Service said on Friday.  read more
Walmart tills ring despite protests

Walmart tills ring despite protests

26/11/2012 - 08:10
Chicago - Protesters demanding higher wages and better healthcare for Walmart hourly workers converged on the retailer's stores across the United States, though there was no evidence they disrupted operations for the start of the crucial holiday shopping season. read more
Informal sector boosts SA jobs

Informal sector boosts SA jobs

13/11/2012 - 08:00
Johannesburg - Employment in the month of October increased by an annualised rate of 1% boosted by the informal sector, according to the Adcorp Employment Index released on Monday. read more
Lego struggling to meet Xmas demand

Lego struggling to meet Xmas demand

05/11/2012 - 08:05
Copenhagen - Danish toy company Lego is likely to disappoint some of its young fans as it is struggling to meet strong demand ahead of the upcoming Christmas sales season, a report said on Friday. read more
Pick 'n Pay enters e-reader market with Kobo

Pick 'n Pay enters e-reader market with Kobo

31/10/2012 - 09:02
The Kobo Touch e-reader has been released in SA as part of an exclusive partnership between Pick 'n Pay and Kobo.  read more
Walmart likes Facebook - and vice versa

Walmart likes Facebook - and vice versa

24/10/2012 - 09:27
New York — Some Facebook investors may be feeling a bit disgruntled, but Walmart couldn’t be happier with its experience with the social network. read more
China exports surge 9.9%

China exports surge 9.9%

15/10/2012 - 07:26
Beijing - China's September exports rose 9.9% from a year earlier, the government said on Saturday, fuelled by strong demand ahead of the holiday shopping season and government stimulus measures. read more
SA consumers cautious, bargain hunting

SA consumers cautious, bargain hunting

09/11/2011 - 08:12
Johannesburg - South African consumers are approaching the holiday season with caution and on the lookout for bargains, according to a survey conducted by advisory firm Deloitte. read more