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Harrods smashes £2bn sales mark for the first time

Harrods smashes £2bn sales mark for the first time

16/10/2017 - 16:09
Harrods has recorded its eighth year in a row of soaring profits, which included smashing the £2 billion sales mark for the first time. read more
Gucci goes fur-free

Gucci goes fur-free

13/10/2017 - 11:45
Luxury fashion retailer Gucci has announced it would stop using fur in its products entirely after its Spring 2018 collection. read more
eBay calls on retailers to embrace AI

eBay calls on retailers to embrace AI

12/10/2017 - 16:50
eBay has called on retailers to embrace artificial intelligence (AI) and ensure it is the driving force of business decisions in the coming years.  read more
 Customer loyalty is key to a retailer’s success

Customer loyalty is key to a retailer’s success

12/10/2017 - 11:51
What is important for a retailer is repeat business. Attracting your customer back into your store and rewarding them for spending money with you. Customer loyalty ultimately builds a brand. read more
Verimark achieves revenue and gross profit growth

Verimark achieves revenue and gross profit growth

12/10/2017 - 10:08
South Africa’s market-leading direct retail group, Verimark, has achieved positive revenue growth. The Group’s total revenue from continuing operations increased by 13.7% to R209.7 million (2016: R184.4 million).  read more
Dis-Chem forecasts share earnings leap

Dis-Chem forecasts share earnings leap

11/10/2017 - 08:37
Dis-Chem Pharmacies said on Tuesday that headline earnings per share in the six months to August 2017 were set to be 34.8%-39.5% higher than those of the matching period in 2016. read more
UK consumers spend more to meet higher food and clothing prices

UK consumers spend more to meet higher food and clothing prices

10/10/2017 - 09:40
British shoppers increased their spending in September at the fastest pace so far in 2017, excluding an Easter-related surge in April, but much of the rise reflected higher prices for food and clothing after the Brexit vote, a survey showed.  read more
Shoprite Group pumps resources into water-scarce communities

Shoprite Group pumps resources into water-scarce communities

09/10/2017 - 13:22
Drought-stricken communities in the Eastern Cape now have access to clean drinking water following the installation of two new PlayPumps. read more
 Consumers hit malls less frequently, but spend more per visit

Consumers hit malls less frequently, but spend more per visit

09/10/2017 - 08:56
Consumers are visiting malls less frequently, but spend more per visit. read more
Retailers may reach a tipping point where friction may need to be reintroduced to the customer shopping experience

Retailers may reach a tipping point where friction may need to be reintroduced to the customer shopping experience

06/10/2017 - 09:34
In the world of the technological revolution that is not restricted by many physical hurdles, the introduction of new technology invokes dramatic changes that can be brought about relatively quickly, as a result, technological trends are taking up faster than before.  read more
Embracing retail’s digital transformation - A how to guide

Embracing retail’s digital transformation - A how to guide

06/10/2017 - 08:36
We live in a digital age where consumers are increasingly relying on the Internet and mobile devices for everything from paying bills to entertainment. read more
Curing the epidemic of retail bankruptcy: X-data

Curing the epidemic of retail bankruptcy: X-data

04/10/2017 - 13:39
Drastic changes have occurred in retail this year. In just six months, over 300 retailers have filed for bankruptcy, including Gymboree, Gander Mountain, Radioshack, rue21, Payless and Gordman Stores. And the future appears uncertain for a number of others.  read more
Pick n Pay unveils new online shopping website

Pick n Pay unveils new online shopping website

04/10/2017 - 11:32
Pick n Pay, the largest online grocery business in Africa, this week unveiled its new online shopping website. Designed to work alongside the recently relaunched mobile app, the website has been built to offer greater convenience, wider choice, more promotions and lower prices to its fast-growing base of online shoppers. read more
Online shopping in Italy continues to rise

Online shopping in Italy continues to rise

03/10/2017 - 14:51
The number of Italians visiting online consumer goods sites to purchase food, home and personal care products, has grown by 6% to over 2 million in June 2017. read more
8 Mistakes to avoid to master personalisation

8 Mistakes to avoid to master personalisation

03/10/2017 - 11:47
Why do so many retail websites still fail to establish a personal relationship with their shoppers? Clearly, something is holding marketers back from delivering the relevant, timely, highly-personalised web experiences that shoppers really want. read more
Pick n Pay shares drop after warning retrenchment costs will eat into earnings

Pick n Pay shares drop after warning retrenchment costs will eat into earnings

03/10/2017 - 08:47
Retailer Pick n Pay’s share price fell more than 1% on Monday afternoon after it warned shareholders that retrenchment costs would drag down its interim headline earnings per share (HEPS) by a slightly bigger margin than previously estimated. read more
The brains behind supermarket gimmicks

The brains behind supermarket gimmicks

02/10/2017 - 10:45
Discovery is a great example of a company that has gamified healthy behaviour. But why do other firms get it so wrong? read more
H&M profits drop & sales slow down

H&M profits drop & sales slow down

29/09/2017 - 13:41
H&M has recorded a 20 percent fall in its third quarter profit despite a rise in sales, as summer discounts hurt margins. read more
Nike earnings slump 22% in first quarter

Nike earnings slump 22% in first quarter

28/09/2017 - 15:20
Nike has recorded its slowest quarterly sales growth in almost seven years as it expands its retail business amid an intensifying competition in the sportswear market. read more
Shoprite opens 14 new stores, creates 820 new jobs in one week

Shoprite opens 14 new stores, creates 820 new jobs in one week

28/09/2017 - 14:55
The Shoprite Group created more than 820 new job opportunities with the opening of 14 new stores across 6 different provinces in South Africa. read more
Here’s why South Africa’s online shoppers keep coming back for more

Here’s why South Africa’s online shoppers keep coming back for more

28/09/2017 - 14:14
Online shopping is becoming ubiquitous in many parts of the world. The internet today enables retailers to open online and serve customers at any time of the day without the need for them to visit a physical store. read more
Nestlé plans $10bn revamp as activist Loeb takes aim

Nestlé plans $10bn revamp as activist Loeb takes aim

27/09/2017 - 16:28
Nestlé SA may buy or sell businesses with combined sales of almost $10bn as CEO Mark Schneider embarks on the biggest overhaul of the food company in at least a decade. read more
Gen Z wants more in-store tech

Gen Z wants more in-store tech

27/09/2017 - 10:36
Gen Zers are eager to experience in-store tech while they shop, with 39% hoping "just walk out" technology will be implemented within the next 12 months and 44% hoping AR and VR come to fruition during that same period, according to a study by payments platform Adyen. read more
Body Shop and Urban Airship turn mobile wallets into brand and social engagement tool

Body Shop and Urban Airship turn mobile wallets into brand and social engagement tool

26/09/2017 - 14:56
Mobile wallets remain underappreciated and underutilised by retailers. Mobile wallet passes are more lightweight than full-blown retail apps, are more likely to be downloaded and can deliver some of the same marketing functionality, such as location-based notifications. read more
Pick n Pay to start selling food on credit

Pick n Pay to start selling food on credit

26/09/2017 - 14:40
As the South African economy is struggling and the food prices have increased significantly, some supermarkets have opted to sell food on credit. read more
Private label sales in Brazil grow to almost €1.5 billion

Private label sales in Brazil grow to almost €1.5 billion

26/09/2017 - 12:59
Private label sales in Brazil grew by 15.6% in 2016 to R$4.6 billion (€1.2 billion), a trend that should be repeated in 2017, with turnover set to reach R$5.3 billion (€1.4 billion). read more
Zim currency woes to hit Edgars product range

Zim currency woes to hit Edgars product range

26/09/2017 - 10:51
According to Edcon’s Zimbabwe-based clothing retailer Edgars Stores Limited, prevailing foreign currency shortages in the country will impact its product range. read more
A retailer's guide to driving modern customer experiences

A retailer's guide to driving modern customer experiences

26/09/2017 - 09:50
The growth of the digitally connected world should be great news for the tech-savvy retailer. No longer are the days where customer interactions are limited to the physical confines of brick-and-mortar stores; digital sources like mobile apps, websites, social media platforms, and email subscriptions enable retailers to reach consumers at multiple touch points and opens the door to a new world of ultimate, tailored customer experiences. read more
Marks & Spencer launches online food delivery service

Marks & Spencer launches online food delivery service

25/09/2017 - 09:58
Marks & Spencer has launched an online grocery service that will enable shoppers to have their dinner delivered to their front door within an hour. read more
Luxury goods group Richemont sharpens online focus with two new appointments

Luxury goods group Richemont sharpens online focus with two new appointments

22/09/2017 - 09:18
Luxury goods retailer Richemont has signalled a shift in focus with the creation of a new role — chief technology officer. read more
Steinhoff Africa soars on JSE debut

Steinhoff Africa soars on JSE debut

21/09/2017 - 09:23
In Africa's biggest IPO this year, Star rockets on its first day of trading, as investors ignore allegations of accounting fraud at its European parent read more
How Holdsport group grew sales 8.1%

How Holdsport group grew sales 8.1%

20/09/2017 - 10:10
Sports retailer Holdsport expects interim core headline earnings per share excluding the effect of foreign exchange adjustments — to be between 3% lower and 1% higher than in the previous period. read more
Hermès adds to concern strong euro may erode luxury sales

Hermès adds to concern strong euro may erode luxury sales

19/09/2017 - 09:49
Hermès warned that profitability probably has reached a peak and that the strong euro is set to erode 2018 sales of the company’s Birkin handbags and other luxury goods, spurring concern that the industry’s rebound may become rockier.  read more
Toys ‘R’ Us falls into bankruptcy

Toys ‘R’ Us falls into bankruptcy

19/09/2017 - 09:28
Toys ‘R’ Us, the largest US toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection late on Monday. read more
Bitcoin now accepted at Pick n Pay

Bitcoin now accepted at Pick n Pay

18/09/2017 - 14:30
In what its backers are calling “potentially a world first for a major grocery retailer”, shoppers will for a “limited time” be able to pay for their groceries using bitcoin at a Pick n Pay retail store in Cape Town. read more
Contextual commerce: Engaging shoppers on their terms

Contextual commerce: Engaging shoppers on their terms

18/09/2017 - 11:42
We’re living in the age of the customer. Retailers recognise the need to enable consumers to shop on their terms — however they want, wherever they are.  read more
Clothing & footwear to drive UK E-retail spend to £68.8 billion by 2022

Clothing & footwear to drive UK E-retail spend to £68.8 billion by 2022

18/09/2017 - 10:59
The UK E-retail market is forecast to rise 35% over the next five years reaching £68.8 billion by 2022, according to GlobalData, a recognised leader in providing business information and analytics. read more
Steinhoff raises R15.4bn for Star ahead of listing

Steinhoff raises R15.4bn for Star ahead of listing

15/09/2017 - 14:21
Steinhoff International said on Friday it had raised at least R15.4bn for its African retail assets, which it plans to list separately on the JSE on Wednesday. read more
SA clambers out of recession but retail sector is likely to retard growth

SA clambers out of recession but retail sector is likely to retard growth

15/09/2017 - 11:03
Even as SA clambered out of recession, it is unlikely to experience meaningful growth on the back of a slump in the retail sector. read more
USA mobile e-commerce sales to hit $250 billion by 2020

USA mobile e-commerce sales to hit $250 billion by 2020

13/09/2017 - 11:00
Mobile e-commerce sales will account for nearly half of all online commerce in just a couple of years.  read more
Asia remains Richemont’s main sales driver

Asia remains Richemont’s main sales driver

13/09/2017 - 10:03
Asia was again the main driver of sales growth at Richemont, the world’s second-biggest luxury goods group said in a trading update on Wednesday, ahead of its AGM. read more
A shopper marketing conundrum: Providing a personalised mobile experience at scale

A shopper marketing conundrum: Providing a personalised mobile experience at scale

12/09/2017 - 14:29
As marketers, we've heard it before and we'll hear it again: successful marketing is all about delivering the right ads to the right person at the right time. In the retail environment, especially, delivering the right ads on the right platform plays a crucial role in positively influencing a customer's overall shopping experience, which can drastically differ depending on the location.  read more
Reebok launches shoppable social media

Reebok launches shoppable social media

11/09/2017 - 16:21
Reebok has made its Instagram account shoppable. The fitness brand shares images of people working out on its Instagram page, rather than simple product shots, and it wanted to ensure customers could identify and shop each of the items featured in an Instagram post. read more
Rex Trueform feels the pinch

Rex Trueform feels the pinch

11/09/2017 - 14:37
Operating margins were ripped to shreds at Rex Trueform — the owner of niche fashion retailing chain Queenspark — in the year to end-June. read more
 FreshStop and Food Lover’s Market represent SA at the 2017 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Awards

FreshStop and Food Lover’s Market represent SA at the 2017 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Awards

11/09/2017 - 14:19
South Africa was well represented at the prestigious NACS Insight International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award 2017 as two of our most prominent SA brands, FreshStop and Food Lover’s Market, were among the 10 finalists from nine different countries.  read more
Walvis Bay's Dunes Mall set to open in October

Walvis Bay's Dunes Mall set to open in October

08/09/2017 - 14:50
A desert oasis of shopping and entertainment for the people of Walvis Bay, the new 27,500m2 Dunes Mall is in the final stages of completion, with its doors set to open to shoppers on October 26.  read more
Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy to spark retail sales boom

Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy to spark retail sales boom

07/09/2017 - 13:05
The Duchess of Cambridge’s announcement that she is pregnant is predicted to spark a baby boom across the UK, and retailers are preparing to cash in. read more
Alibaba to open brick-and-mortar mall in China

Alibaba to open brick-and-mortar mall in China

06/09/2017 - 16:02
Alibaba’s increasingly assertive move into physical retail reflects its recently announced "New Retail" strategy, which aims to connect with consumers on all channels.  read more
How direct mail helps your Spring retail marketing

How direct mail helps your Spring retail marketing

06/09/2017 - 11:02
Transitioning from winter to spring brings new anticipation in the retail business, as people pack up their winter woolens and gear up for spring clothing, shoes, makeup, and more.  read more
Mastering the omnichannel experience for Gen Z

Mastering the omnichannel experience for Gen Z

05/09/2017 - 14:58
It’s no secret that Generation Z consumers (aged approximately 13-21) are highly connected and digitally immersed. In response, marketers have been quick to focus all their energy on trends like video and branded filters in an attempt to cater to these digital natives through Instagram, Snapchat and other mobile apps. read more
Amazon launches own-brand fashion label Find

Amazon launches own-brand fashion label Find

05/09/2017 - 13:21
Amazon has launched its first own-brand fashion range following a soft-launch of the label back in May. read more
Thavhani Mall opens for business

Thavhani Mall opens for business

05/09/2017 - 12:46
The new 50,000sqm regional mall introduced the biggest selection of shopping and leisure retail in the region with almost 140 stores. read more
No incentive payments for Woolworths executives

No incentive payments for Woolworths executives

04/09/2017 - 13:17
The Woolworths top management will not receive Christmas bonuses as the retailer failed to achieve profit targets. read more
Mr Price wins in battle against slowdown

Mr Price wins in battle against slowdown

04/09/2017 - 08:18
Retailer Mr Price’s short-term strategic response to tough, low-growth market conditions picked up momentum in the half-year to August, a trading update showed on Friday. read more
Canal Walk welcomes Ackermans re-located, new look store

Canal Walk welcomes Ackermans re-located, new look store

01/09/2017 - 15:16
Ackermans relocated and re-opened its doors in one of Africa’s leading retail, leisure and entertainment destinations, Canal Walk shopping centre, today 1 September.  read more
Mr Price says clothing division is stealing back market share

Mr Price says clothing division is stealing back market share

01/09/2017 - 10:34
Clothing and homeware retailer Mr Price says it is making headway in its attempt to regain market share lost by its clothing units, MRP Apparel and Milady’s. read more
Steinhoff shares surge after update

Steinhoff shares surge after update

01/09/2017 - 08:54
Retail group Steinhoff’s shares had one of its best days on Thursday since transferring its primary listing to Frankfurt in December 2016. read more
Cost of wine rises in UK supermarkets

Cost of wine rises in UK supermarkets

28/08/2017 - 13:27
The cost of wine in UK supermarkets rose by £0.17 between December 2016 and May 2017, according to IRI data. read more
New venture may shake up shopping malls

New venture may shake up shopping malls

28/08/2017 - 11:13
Steinhoff Retail Africa, along with partner Shoprite, is set to disrupt the retail market, if they implement plans to own shopping centres. read more
Launching loyalty programs - The common missteps to avoid

Launching loyalty programs - The common missteps to avoid

28/08/2017 - 08:59
Launching or relaunching a loyalty program is a monumental feat for many retailers. That’s especially true for those without any history of loyalty programs — and more so, those whose loyalty investments in the past never paid off. read more
Shoprite sets its sights on Eastern Europe

Shoprite sets its sights on Eastern Europe

28/08/2017 - 08:31
On the drive to Shoprite's new distribution centre at Cilmor in Brackenfell, Cape Town, two Shoprite trucks are seen heading for Langa and Nyanga townships, two of the many emerging-market communities that form part of the group's largest market. read more
Woolworths expands food division but clothing remains biggest profit driver

Woolworths expands food division but clothing remains biggest profit driver

25/08/2017 - 11:58
Woolworths’ clothing division remains its biggest profit centre, despite flat sales and squeezed margins. read more
TFG performs better than its peers ahead of full-year results

TFG performs better than its peers ahead of full-year results

25/08/2017 - 09:29
TFG CEO Doug Murray says the company’s diversification strategy has served it well in the past three years allowing the group to perform better than its peers. read more
Shoprite powers ahead in tough conditions

Shoprite powers ahead in tough conditions

24/08/2017 - 14:55
Shoprite’s result for the financial year to July 2 contained good news for everyone except its competitors. For management and shareholders, the good news included a 12% rise in diluted headline earnings and a 11.5% increase in dividends. read more
Sandton City introduces five stylish performancewear brands

Sandton City introduces five stylish performancewear brands

24/08/2017 - 13:59
Athleisure, which embraces performancewear as everydaywear, is trendsetting and growing in prominence with no signs of slowing down. South Africans will soon be kitted out more stylishly than ever before, with five exciting athleisure and activewear brands opening new stores at Sandton City. read more
Liberty Promenade bucks major retail trend

Liberty Promenade bucks major retail trend

24/08/2017 - 11:27
Understanding your shopper is paramount to getting the right tenant mix, and putting that theory into practice gives Liberty Promenade, Mitchells Plain’s regional shopping centre, the edge.  read more
Massmart profit falls in first half — one of ‘the most difficult in recent memory’

Massmart profit falls in first half — one of ‘the most difficult in recent memory’

24/08/2017 - 08:35
General retailer Massmart has reported a 10.7% drop in first-half net profit to R337.1m, which it attributed to a tough macro economic situation putting pressure on consumer spending. read more
Tesco’s sales growth beats main UK rivals

Tesco’s sales growth beats main UK rivals

23/08/2017 - 14:29
Tesco’s sales growth outpaced its main UK rivals in the past month as the UK’s biggest grocer continued its revival in the face of a squeeze on disposable incomes. read more
Lidl overtakes Waitrose to become 7th largest UK grocer

Lidl overtakes Waitrose to become 7th largest UK grocer

22/08/2017 - 12:59
Lidl has overtaken Waitrose to become the seventh largest grocer in the UK as the discounters continue grow at more than four times the rate of the Big 4. read more
Shoprite’s full-year results tell a story of growth in a tough environment

Shoprite’s full-year results tell a story of growth in a tough environment

22/08/2017 - 08:29
Shoprite, with a staff of 143,802 people, is SA’s largest private sector employer, the grocery chain claimed in its results for the 52 weeks to July 2 released on Tuesday morning. read more
H&M increases local footprint

H&M increases local footprint

21/08/2017 - 10:27
Swedish clothing retailer H&M is expanding rapidly in South Africa – it is set to open six more stores by the end of November, and is also scheduled to launch more outlets next year, H&M SA country manager Par Darj told City Press in Cape Town. read more
Are retailers' boards in need of new blood?

Are retailers' boards in need of new blood?

21/08/2017 - 09:40
The average age of the 12 board members of the world's second-largest fashion retailer, Sweden's H&M, is 52. read more
Edcon returns to profit in June quarter

Edcon returns to profit in June quarter

21/08/2017 - 08:36
SA’s largest clothing and footwear retailer Edcon swung into a trading profit in the first quarter of its new financial year despite a deterioration of the operating environment, says CEO Bernie Brookes. read more
Retail sales grow more than expected in June

Retail sales grow more than expected in June

18/08/2017 - 14:56
June’s retail sales grew 2.9% from the same month in 2016, taking its growth for the second quarter to 2.2%, Statistics SA reported on Wednesday. read more
Wholesale trade sales pick up in second quarter

Wholesale trade sales pick up in second quarter

18/08/2017 - 09:57
Wholesale trade sales increased by 1.1% in the second quarter of 2017 compared with the same period a year ago, Statistics SA data showed on Thursday. read more
Truworths feels consumer pressure

Truworths feels consumer pressure

18/08/2017 - 08:51
Truworths’ share price jumped almost 5% by the close of the JSE on Thursday despite the retailer reporting a contraction in earnings and little growth in full-year profit. read more
 Forecourt convenience retail sector in SA grows despite tough trading conditions

Forecourt convenience retail sector in SA grows despite tough trading conditions

17/08/2017 - 13:59
As the outlook for the local mainstream retail sector continues to deteriorate, expansion in the forecourt convenience retail industry continues.  read more
Retail sales rise bodes well for end of recession

Retail sales rise bodes well for end of recession

17/08/2017 - 09:32
SA’s GDP could rebound from recession, lifted by positive performances in manufacturing, mining and retail. read more
Amazon launches Instant Pickup

Amazon launches Instant Pickup

16/08/2017 - 14:04
Amazon has revealed its latest Prime fulfilment solution in the form of a two-minute pickup service. read more
Brand loyalty is a thing of the past, says research

Brand loyalty is a thing of the past, says research

15/08/2017 - 15:56
Consumers are ditching their favourite brands in favour of speed and convenience, concluded new research from Salmon. read more
Positive retail trade sales may offer some relief

Positive retail trade sales may offer some relief

14/08/2017 - 08:41
A jobs bloodbath looms over the retail sector, but economic data expected this week may show that retail trade sales continued with a trend of positive growth in June. read more
Mall of America turns 25

Mall of America turns 25

11/08/2017 - 16:40
It was 25 years ago today the Ghermezian family taught American shoppers to play. read more
1000 jobs at risk as Sainsbury’s eyes cost cuts

1000 jobs at risk as Sainsbury’s eyes cost cuts

11/08/2017 - 15:27
Sainsbury’s has reportedly hired a team of consultants to help identify the 1000-plus head office jobs it won’t need as part of a £500 million cost-cutting scheme. read more
Wholesale might be tempting, but are the grocers going to be led astray?

Wholesale might be tempting, but are the grocers going to be led astray?

10/08/2017 - 15:05
2017 may have made wholesale improbably sexy for the grocers – the Tesco-Booker deal has lured its competitors into trying new things – but not all of them will succeed in the chase.  read more
New Pick n Pay app gets 10 000 downloads in 1 day

New Pick n Pay app gets 10 000 downloads in 1 day

10/08/2017 - 11:33
Retailer Pick n Pay app exceeds 10 000 downloads within first 24 hours of its release, with numbers continuing to grow. Retail giant last week released the latest version of its mobile app for Android. read more
Japanese fast-fashion retailer Miniso enters SA's crowded market

Japanese fast-fashion retailer Miniso enters SA's crowded market

10/08/2017 - 09:32
Japanese fast-fashion retailer Miniso has entered the local market, adding a fresh challenge in the competitive sector. read more
Retailers may breathe easier in fourth quarter, say analysts

Retailers may breathe easier in fourth quarter, say analysts

10/08/2017 - 09:11
While there is no outright good news for retail, analysts say the last quarter of 2017 is unlikely to plunge the sector to new lows. read more
U.S. online retail sales growing 14% in 2017

U.S. online retail sales growing 14% in 2017

08/08/2017 - 15:38
U.S. online sales are expected to reach more than $459 billion in 2017, rising 14% from last year and accounting for 12.9% of the anticipated $3.56 trillion in total retail sales, according to Forrester Research.  read more
 Steinhoff in renewed bid for R35.5bn stake in Shoprite

Steinhoff in renewed bid for R35.5bn stake in Shoprite

08/08/2017 - 08:34
Steinhoff’s merger plans with Shoprite may have fallen through, but the international retail holding company still plans to acquire a stake in the retailer through its African business unit.  read more
Brave new world of retail bad for workers

Brave new world of retail bad for workers

07/08/2017 - 16:39
South African grocery retailers are taking their cue from global players, and as a result, the retail workforce may be under threat as technology continues to rattle the sector. read more
Stuttafords saga: Lessons to be learnt

Stuttafords saga: Lessons to be learnt

07/08/2017 - 13:15
Stuttafords officially closed its doors on Monday, July 31 after 159 years of operating in the South African retail market. read more
Big job cuts at Pick n Pay 'just running repairs'

Big job cuts at Pick n Pay 'just running repairs'

07/08/2017 - 12:19
Significant job losses at Pick n Pay, with more expected to come, are considered a necessary structural shift at the country's second-largest food retailer to make it more competitive in a tough economy. read more
Common mistakes retailers make using in-store signage

Common mistakes retailers make using in-store signage

07/08/2017 - 11:40
Until LED screens become as affordable as paper, there will be a place for the humble but effective in-store sign, and retailers need to ensure their in-store signage is as effective as it can be.  read more
 The new face of SA clothing

The new face of SA clothing

07/08/2017 - 11:21
TCI Apparel chair and CEO Herman Pillay, at the age of just 41, is arguably the face of the new generation of South Africa’s clothing and textile executives who are reviving the clothing sector – one factory at a time – and providing local fashion designers with a platform to showcase their work. read more
Steinhoff could get stake in Shoprite in new setup

Steinhoff could get stake in Shoprite in new setup

07/08/2017 - 09:44
Steinhoff's African assets will list separately on the JSE by the end of next month in a deal that may also result in Steinhoff acquiring a 22.7% stake in Shoprite. read more
Canada's Aldo Group in deal to create new footwear giant

Canada's Aldo Group in deal to create new footwear giant

04/08/2017 - 15:37
Another retail sector continues to consolidate. read more
Smartphones fuel boom in retail searches

Smartphones fuel boom in retail searches

04/08/2017 - 15:01
Research has found smartphones caused an explosion in searches for the wares of UK retailers in the second quarter. read more
Loyalty cards surge as hard times bite

Loyalty cards surge as hard times bite

03/08/2017 - 10:05
People are going mad for loyalty programmes whose cash-back and discount benefits are helping to reduce the sting of hard times. read more
TFG raises R2.5bn through new share issue

TFG raises R2.5bn through new share issue

02/08/2017 - 11:50
Retailer TFG said on Tuesday it had raised R2.5bn through an accelerated bookbuild process. read more
Hennessy sees Kenya as growth frontier as cognac sales start

Hennessy sees Kenya as growth frontier as cognac sales start

01/08/2017 - 09:14
Hennessy, the world’s largest maker of cognac, has started distributing its products in Kenya to tap Africa’s second-largest luxury-goods market.  read more