| ||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
| ||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.
| ||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
| ||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
| ||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.
| ||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
| ||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
| ||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
| ||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
| ||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%.
| ||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.
| ||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
| ||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%.
| ||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
| ||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
| ||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.
| ||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
| ||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
| ||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.
| ||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
| ||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
| ||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
| ||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.
| ||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
| ||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
| ||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