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Exclusive leases must fall: Commission cracks whip on Shoprite, Pick n pay, Spar, Woolies

Exclusive leases must fall: Commission cracks whip on Shoprite, Pick n pay, Spar, Woolies

26/11/2019 - 09:57
The Competition Commission Inquiry into Grocery Retail, published on Monday, called for an end to the exclusive leases negotiated by national retail chains in all shopping malls across the country in a bid to open up access to markets for smaller players.  read more
Retail apocalypse narrative might be over-exaggerated

Retail apocalypse narrative might be over-exaggerated

14/10/2019 - 13:55
There are two sectors on the JSE that have fallen out of favour - Property and Retail.  read more
Multi-million rand Rustenburg Mall underway

Multi-million rand Rustenburg Mall underway

09/09/2019 - 11:07
Rustenburg shoppers can look forward to a brand new shopping centre – Rustenburg Mall – set to introduce its first phase in April 2021. read more
Top shops join Ballito mall

Top shops join Ballito mall

26/07/2019 - 14:30
Ballito Junction Regional Mall has announced that it will be adding new retail brands to its offerings. read more
10 new rules of retail, according to a trend analyst

10 new rules of retail, according to a trend analyst

24/06/2019 - 08:24
From clothing rentals to shops on demand, retail trends are changing fast, says Dion Chang, trend analyst and founder of Flux Trends. read more
All systems go for Atteridgeville R1.2bn Capital Mall

All systems go for Atteridgeville R1.2bn Capital Mall

10/06/2019 - 15:48
The much-anticipated R1.2 billion Capital Mall in Atteridgeville will go ahead despite efforts to halt its construction on the basis that it would “cannibalise” smaller shopping centres in the vicinity.  read more
Construction underway on Paledi Mall's R130m expansion

Construction underway on Paledi Mall's R130m expansion

27/05/2019 - 15:22
Building contractors are on site at Paledi Mall in the rural Limpopo town of Mankweng, with construction underway on the 7000m² third phase expansion of the centre that will take it to 32,000m² in size. The project will entrench the mall’s position as a regional shopping centre for the community with several new stores, service offerings, and leisure spaces. read more
Canal Walk launches new brand campaign #CWSquad featuring local social media icons

Canal Walk launches new brand campaign #CWSquad featuring local social media icons

20/05/2019 - 14:32
Since their rise in popularity in the mid-20th century, shopping centres in this day and age tend to reflect the communities they serve; delivering on daily wants and needs, as well as acting as central meeting points for young and old.  read more
Experiential retail is trending in SA, report shows

Experiential retail is trending in SA, report shows

09/05/2019 - 16:26
With experiential retail being one of the hottest trends in the retail and shopping centre industry right now, the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) commissioned a research report to get insight into the growth of experiential retail in the local mall marketplace.  read more
 How mall owners can beat the retail blues

How mall owners can beat the retail blues

07/03/2019 - 10:17
A decade ago, just about any developer or listed property fund that owned a mall or built a new one, no matter how big or small, was virtually assured of making a packet. Back then, retail was still the most sought-after investment subsector of the SA real estate market and shopping centres comfortably outperformed offices, warehouses and factories on the total return front. read more
The retail apocalypse will claim 4,300 stores this year - Here's why mall giants aren't freaking out

The retail apocalypse will claim 4,300 stores this year - Here's why mall giants aren't freaking out

05/03/2019 - 14:19
More than 4,300 department stores are set to close this year as the retail apocalypse rips through Payless ShoeSource, Gymboree, JCPenney, Gap, Victoria's Secret, and Sears. But one Wall Street analyst says mall giants should easily weather these closures.  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
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
Technical goods revenues soar at SA malls, despite mall proliferation and rise of online shopping

Technical goods revenues soar at SA malls, despite mall proliferation and rise of online shopping

20/08/2018 - 10:48
The launch of Midrand’s Mall of Africa in April 2016 has helped to lift average quarterly revenue from technical goods across major shopping malls in Midrand, Pretoria and Johannesburg by more than 50%. This indicates that South Africa’s richer and more densely populated urban areas have yet to hit saturation point for new shopping developments. read more
Closing the sales loop – advertising in the mall environment

Closing the sales loop – advertising in the mall environment

17/08/2018 - 08:38
As the relationship between retailer and customer becomes more complex and consumers’ motivation to purchase one product over another continues to shift and evolve, especially in this digital age, social media, personalisation and the need for customers to find both affinity and value in a brand have become increasingly important. read more
Popular promotion ideas for shopping mall stores

Popular promotion ideas for shopping mall stores

28/06/2018 - 08:12
With online shopping taking the retail market by storm, it’s not always easy to get new foot traffic to your shopping mall store. Or existing foot traffic for that matter. It may seem as though becoming e-commerce only is the more lucrative option right now, but with the right shopping centre advertising ideas, you will be able to be as successful in-store as your brand is online. It’s all about your platforms and messaging. read more
Liberty and L2D’s Stuttafords hangover is nearly over — now for Edcon

Liberty and L2D’s Stuttafords hangover is nearly over — now for Edcon

30/05/2018 - 11:59
South African landlords have let most of the space vacated by the defunct department store, and Liberty and L2D are in talks with Edcon, which is ‘rationalising’ its leases. read more
Increase in mall foot traffic drives consumer-brand engagement

Increase in mall foot traffic drives consumer-brand engagement

01/05/2018 - 12:59
While mall occupancy levels and foot traffic have decreased in some malls, other malls have experienced excellent growth over the six months to December. So, what does this mean for brands? Brands need to be where the consumers are and what better place than the mall environment. John Faia: GM of Mall Ads™ unpacks the status quo. read more
Mall anchor tenants may be cast adrift

Mall anchor tenants may be cast adrift

25/07/2017 - 10:36
Retail mall owners may be scurrying around in the hunt for new anchor tenants as legacy businesses fall behind changing retail trends. read more
Multinational retailers hungry for space in SA’s shopping malls

Multinational retailers hungry for space in SA’s shopping malls

28/03/2017 - 08:26
Retailers with globally recognised brands attract shoppers and please landlords read more
Retailers ‘chase top line at own expense’

Retailers ‘chase top line at own expense’

21/04/2016 - 13:07
Johannesburg - Retailers themselves were largely driving Retail cannibalisation rather than shopping centre developers, Marius Muller, the chief executive of prominent shopping centre developer Pareto, said yesterday (20 April). read more