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Clicks names new chief executive

Clicks names new chief executive

25/09/2018 - 14:24
Clicks Group has announced that Vikesh Ramsunder will be appointed as the company's chief executive with effect from January 1, 2019.  read more
Overcoming financial planning challenges in retail

Overcoming financial planning challenges in retail

21/09/2018 - 09:47
South African retailers face numerous macroeconomic, socio-economic, political, and operational challenges. In a world where finance departments are driving to be business partners inside the organisation, the ability to facilitate relevant operational and financial plans is as necessary as having products on the shelf. read more
Tesco unveils new discount chain Jack’s

Tesco unveils new discount chain Jack’s

20/09/2018 - 14:08
British supermarket group Tesco has thrown down the gauntlet to German discounters Aldi and Lidl by launching what it says will be the cheapest store in town – Jack’s. read more
SA consumers taking full advantage of retail reward programmes

SA consumers taking full advantage of retail reward programmes

20/09/2018 - 11:19
Consumers have saved billions of rand in offered loyalty programme rewards and are increasingly taking advantage of reward points as the country’s tough economic climate impacts on consumer goods such as fuel, electricity and food.  read more
Personalised customer experience enhances in-store value

Personalised customer experience enhances in-store value

20/09/2018 - 10:47
Being able to effectively utilise the data at the disposal of South African retailers - using sophisticated technology - will be fundamental to remaining competitive with personalised in-store customer experiences. read more
Instagram introduces shopping tab to Explore page

Instagram introduces shopping tab to Explore page

19/09/2018 - 11:09
Instagram has continued to develop its commerce offering as it adds a shopping tab to its Explore page, ahead of the launch of its standalone shopping app. read more
H&M sales beat estimates with boosted discounts

H&M sales beat estimates with boosted discounts

17/09/2018 - 13:17
Hennes & Mauritz’s sales beat the highest analyst estimate as the Swedish fashion retailer offered discounts to clear out inventory and received a boost from the weak krona. read more
4 Cost-saving benefits of data-driven product layouts

4 Cost-saving benefits of data-driven product layouts

17/09/2018 - 09:44
The fact that South Africa has entered a technical recession for the first time since 2009 makes for disquieting news. It’s a concerning prospect for anyone who works in the retail industry. With the South African economy under pressure, retailers and their suppliers need to find ways to enhance efficiency and maximise resources. That includes looking after one of the most valuable and sought-after retail assets: shelf space. read more
Asos launches new Gen Z targeted brand Collusion

Asos launches new Gen Z targeted brand Collusion

13/09/2018 - 10:31
This October Asos is set to launch a new affordable brand Collusion aimed at those “coming of age” – which will target Generation Z. read more
Retail trade sales up by 1.3% as appliances, clothing show growth - Stats SA

Retail trade sales up by 1.3% as appliances, clothing show growth - Stats SA

12/09/2018 - 16:25
Retail trade sales for July grew by 1.3% year-on-year in real terms - with appliances and clothing indicating significant growth, Stats SA. read more
Pepkor takes action against Tekkie Town founders

Pepkor takes action against Tekkie Town founders

12/09/2018 - 11:16
Steinhoff's Africa retail business Pepkor has filed a court order against former executives at shoe retailer Tekkie Town to prevent them from setting up a rival operation, the latest development in a bitter dispute. read more
Burberry to stop using fur and burning unsold stock

Burberry to stop using fur and burning unsold stock

11/09/2018 - 16:16
Burberry is to stop burning millions of dollars' worth of excess stock, it announced recently. read more
Connecting with the modern consumer in a new age of consumerism

Connecting with the modern consumer in a new age of consumerism

11/09/2018 - 14:01
A new age of consumerism has dawned. Driven by the demands of highly influential Millennial and Gen-Z consumers, the pendulum has swung and this new trend is now transcending generational silos. read more
Partnerships help retailers move from bricks to clicks

Partnerships help retailers move from bricks to clicks

11/09/2018 - 11:29
It is no new revelation that traditional retailers are having to revisit their business models as new, agile e-commerce stores are eroding the reach of ‘in-store’ retail outlets. To mirror the success of newer, online stores, large retailers are looking to modernise by establishing parallel online presences.  read more
Fashion brand Donna sees online sales soar

Fashion brand Donna sees online sales soar

10/09/2018 - 15:43
The online sales of women’s fashion brand Donna have significantly outstripped expectations, after just a month of launching online.  read more
Tesco links up Jamie Oliver to push healthier eating

Tesco links up Jamie Oliver to push healthier eating

10/09/2018 - 14:31
Tesco is stepping up its drive to encourage its customers to follow healthier diets by linking up with celebrity chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver. read more
Richemont names veteran Jérôme Lambert as new CEO

Richemont names veteran Jérôme Lambert as new CEO

10/09/2018 - 14:08
Luxury goods group Richemont has promoted Jérôme Lambert to the position of group CEO, with immediate effect. read more
Builders brings art alive with #BuildersArtFest

Builders brings art alive with #BuildersArtFest

10/09/2018 - 13:46
As Spring signals new beginnings and heightened levels of creativity and inspiration, Builders took advantage of the buoyancy of the new season by hosting its first #BuildersArtFest 09 September.  read more
South Africans are expected to spend R45 billion shopping online this year

South Africans are expected to spend R45 billion shopping online this year

10/09/2018 - 11:27
PayPal and research group Ipsos have released their latest e-commerce report, showing the biggest online shopping trends in South Africa, and what is expected in the market over the next few years. read more
SA retailers taking heavy strain

SA retailers taking heavy strain

05/09/2018 - 10:14
South African retailers across the board are taking strain, with consumers under pressure due to an unprecedented VAT increases and record fuel prices. read more
Analyst says recent cost cuts leading to poor standards in Sainsbury’s stores

Analyst says recent cost cuts leading to poor standards in Sainsbury’s stores

05/09/2018 - 09:26
A City analyst has claimed that recent cost-cutting and restructuring at Sainsbury’s has led to “poor standards” in its supermarkets with empty shelves, unmanned checkouts and general untidiness becoming a widespread problem. read more
Target enjoys strongest sales growth since 2005

Target enjoys strongest sales growth since 2005

04/09/2018 - 14:57
Retailer Target reported a 6.5 percent same-store sales spike in the latest quarter, its biggest growth in 13 years. read more
Ackermans celebrates Super Moms - our everyday South African heroes

Ackermans celebrates Super Moms - our everyday South African heroes

31/08/2018 - 14:16
Conducting consumer research is nothing new in the retail industry; it’s common practice to understand what consumers respond to and why customers behave in a certain way. However, generic insights no longer suffice in the current competitive retail environment, as consumers now represent a multi-faceted pool of Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers. read more
7 ways to create in-store experiences that drive traffic and sales

7 ways to create in-store experiences that drive traffic and sales

31/08/2018 - 11:28
Competition in the retail industry is fiercer than ever. Between e-commerce sites and subscription services, consumers have plenty of choices when it comes to where they spend their time and money. read more
SA first: Sauvignon Blanc made from frozen juice

SA first: Sauvignon Blanc made from frozen juice

31/08/2018 - 10:08
In a quest for optimum tropical fruit expression in Sauvignon Blanc, Thys Louw from Diemersdal Estate last year released the first South African wine from this grape variety made by fermenting grape must that had been frozen after harvesting. This wine was such a success in the market that production has increased for the 2018 vintage which has just hit the market. read more
Woolworths' Australian albatross

Woolworths' Australian albatross

30/08/2018 - 11:19
With only the food division shining, the retailer needs to smarten up its business wardrobe. read more
Reducing returns: Tips to keep e-commerce merchandise from coming back

Reducing returns: Tips to keep e-commerce merchandise from coming back

29/08/2018 - 16:50
Product returns are one of the biggest challenges for online businesses. Customers can’t see, touch or feel the product before buying it, so the return rate for all e-commerce businesses ranges between 25 to 40 percent. How can you prevent that dent from becoming a deep pit that swallows up your time and money?  read more
Tiffany's focus on the young pays off

Tiffany's focus on the young pays off

29/08/2018 - 09:51
Tiffany’s quarterly results topped Wall Street estimates on strong demand for its jewellery in the Americas and China, helping the upmarket retailer raise its full-year profit forecast. read more
Sluggish economy hits Cashbuild as consumers tighten belts

Sluggish economy hits Cashbuild as consumers tighten belts

28/08/2018 - 14:15
Building materials retailer Cashbuild reported a 9% drop in full-year net profit to R425.25m, which it blamed on sluggish economic growth putting pressure on consumer spending.  read more
Kroger to phase out single-use plastic bags by 2025

Kroger to phase out single-use plastic bags by 2025

28/08/2018 - 08:57
Kroger will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags at all its supermarket chains by 2025. read more
Counterfeit goods threaten SA economy

Counterfeit goods threaten SA economy

27/08/2018 - 15:13
South Africa needs to stand up and fight the problem of counterfeit goods as it has the potential to destroy the economy and lead to unemployment in the country, Paul Ramara, a partner at Spoor & Fisher has warned.  read more
Financial services unit and bigger retail business lift HomeChoice

Financial services unit and bigger retail business lift HomeChoice

27/08/2018 - 14:56
The specialist retailer and financial services company says innovation in its homeware textiles category and new retail brands helped it attract more customers. read more
Driving the in-store brand experience

Driving the in-store brand experience

27/08/2018 - 10:55
In the highly competitive environment of in-store advertising, brands are contesting limited market share. Consumers have become more discerning of what they buy owing to the availability of product information online. It is therefore imperative to cut through the clutter and create a 360-degree retail experience. read more
 Are SA retailers ready for the Connected Retail revolution?

Are SA retailers ready for the Connected Retail revolution?

27/08/2018 - 09:50
A wave of innovation is sweeping the retail sector, both abroad and in South Africa, and Deloitte is addressing this trend with the creation of a Connected Retail experience at its Deloitte Greenhouse innovation space in Cape Town.  read more
Ackermans gives moms one less thing to worry about with new ‘My First Steps’ footwear range

Ackermans gives moms one less thing to worry about with new ‘My First Steps’ footwear range

27/08/2018 - 08:52
A child’s first step is a massive milestone for any family. Once those first few steps are taken, it is almost impossible to keep up with your little one as their curiosity to discover the world takes over.  read more
Massmart still failing to deliver for Walmart

Massmart still failing to deliver for Walmart

27/08/2018 - 08:33
More than seven years after the $2.5bn acquisition of Massmart by Walmart, the merger between the world’s largest company by revenue and Africa’s second-largest distributor of consumer goods is yet to set the SA retail sector alight. read more
Are Shoprite's glory days over?

Are Shoprite's glory days over?

24/08/2018 - 14:42
Supermarket giant Shoprite has announced its first earnings decline in 18 years — but it remains upbeat about its prospects. read more
Ackermans receives top nod at AskAfrika Icon Brands awards

Ackermans receives top nod at AskAfrika Icon Brands awards

24/08/2018 - 13:46
South Africa’s leading value retailer, Ackermans, has been awarded Icon Brand status as AskAfrika’s 2018/ 2019 Icon Brands insights awards event. In addition, Ackermans was also a winner in the Clothing Retail: Children’s category.  read more
Stüssy to open first physical UK store in nearly a decade

Stüssy to open first physical UK store in nearly a decade

24/08/2018 - 13:31
Stüssy has announced plans to open a permanent bricks-and-mortar store in London’s soho, marking its first standalone physical presence in the UK for nearly a decade. read more
Restructuring costs take large bite out of Massmart’s profits

Restructuring costs take large bite out of Massmart’s profits

23/08/2018 - 11:41
Massmart cut its interim dividend by 10.5% to 68c for the first half of its 2018 financial year from 76c in the corresponding period. read more
SA retailers buck global trends: Vend reveals the best retail businesses to be in

SA retailers buck global trends: Vend reveals the best retail businesses to be in

23/08/2018 - 10:30
Over the past year, South Africa's independent retailers enjoyed sales volumes 25% higher than the global average, according to data from retail management software leader Vend.  read more
Local entrepreneur wins Pick n Pay’s 2018 Small Supplier of the Year award with business growth

Local entrepreneur wins Pick n Pay’s 2018 Small Supplier of the Year award with business growth

23/08/2018 - 09:34
Local entrepreneur Portia Mngomezulu, founder of Portia M Skin Solutions, was awarded Pick n Pay’s 2018 Small Supplier of the Year award for her business’ exceptional growth performance and job creation. The annual award recognises and rewards the company’s top performing small supplier in the country across various categories.  read more
Shoprite faced more robberies over the past year - CEO

Shoprite faced more robberies over the past year - CEO

23/08/2018 - 09:01
Shoprite Holdings was hit by an increase in armed robberies over the past financial year, according to CEO Pieter Engelbrecht. read more
Woolworths posts R3.5bn loss on R7bn David Jones impairment

Woolworths posts R3.5bn loss on R7bn David Jones impairment

23/08/2018 - 08:55
The R6.9bn impairment of Australian department store chain David Jones knocked Woolworths into a loss of R3.5bn for its 2018 financial year, from a profit of R5.4bn in the prior year, it reported. read more
Pepkor revenue and sales rise

Pepkor revenue and sales rise

22/08/2018 - 08:36
Pepkor Holdings, which is trading under a new guise after changing its name from Steinhoff Africa Retail earlier in August, said that the troubles its parent were experiencing had not prevented it from growing sales or investing in new stores. read more
Resilient Shoprite shields consumers and prepares for future growth

Resilient Shoprite shields consumers and prepares for future growth

21/08/2018 - 09:35
In testing trading conditions, the Shoprite Group has continued to show strength and resilience and has built on its solid foundation for future growth. read more
SA retailers get to grips with Namibia charter

SA retailers get to grips with Namibia charter

21/08/2018 - 08:19
SA retailers supplying products to Namibia have to abide by that country’s retail charter, which aims to control access to the local market to allow for the development of local suppliers.  read more
DARK Performance Apparel fills gap in fitness clothing market

DARK Performance Apparel fills gap in fitness clothing market

20/08/2018 - 13:23
DARK Performance Apparel. Born out of Crossfit, this new functional training apparel fills an important gap in the fitness clothing market. read more
Google tipped to open first permanent retail store

Google tipped to open first permanent retail store

20/08/2018 - 11:42
Google is understood to be planning to open its first permanent standalone retail store in the US to sell its growing range of products. read more
Walmart urges suppliers to look beyond China for sources of cosmetics

Walmart urges suppliers to look beyond China for sources of cosmetics

20/08/2018 - 08:46
Walmart has asked its cosmetics suppliers to consider sourcing their goods in countries outside of China, in one of the first signs that the world’s largest retailer hopes to dilute the impact of the Trump administration’s tariffs. read more
Checkers launches new Ready to Chef meal kits

Checkers launches new Ready to Chef meal kits

20/08/2018 - 08:26
In a first for supermarket retailing in South Africa, Checkers has launched Ready to Chef meal kits.  read more
Cars and clothing lead surprisingly large rise in US retail sales

Cars and clothing lead surprisingly large rise in US retail sales

17/08/2018 - 13:32
US retail sales rose more than expected in July as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and clothing, suggesting the economy remained strong early in the third quarter. read more
1 in 10 UK shoppers return clothes after Instagram post

1 in 10 UK shoppers return clothes after Instagram post

17/08/2018 - 09:15
A new survey commissioned by Barclaycard has found almost one in 10 UK shoppers admit to buying clothing only to take a photo on social media. 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
June’s retail growth just a third of that expected, raising recession risk

June’s retail growth just a third of that expected, raising recession risk

16/08/2018 - 09:26
June’s retail sales growth was only a third of what economists expected, raising the risk that SA entered a technical recession in the second quarter.  read more
Shoprite offers more than 1 000 products for less than R5 to help cash-strapped customers

Shoprite offers more than 1 000 products for less than R5 to help cash-strapped customers

16/08/2018 - 09:02
The Shoprite Group is making sure that financially-pressed customers can afford to eat, even if they have just R5 in their pockets. read more
Amazon rules the retail world by closing a deal better than its rivals can

Amazon rules the retail world by closing a deal better than its rivals can

15/08/2018 - 11:16
What matters most to web retailers are three things: traffic, engagement and conversion. read more
#WomensMonth: How do women fare in the South African retail market?

#WomensMonth: How do women fare in the South African retail market?

15/08/2018 - 09:06
While we focus on women in South Africa during the month of August and honour our constitution for declaring the 9th of August a public holiday; retailers continue to look closely at the overall economic status of women. How liquid is the average women consumer? What does she buy? Does she have the buying power in a household and what does that household look like?  read more
Ackermans launches new range of seam-free underwear and shapewear

Ackermans launches new range of seam-free underwear and shapewear

14/08/2018 - 14:40
Ackermans, South Africa’s leading value retailer, is celebrating all sizes and skin tone of women this Women’s Month, by launching its first Nude Colour Collection range of seam-free underwear and shapewear.  read more
Sainsbury’s to trial cashierless SmartShop technology

Sainsbury’s to trial cashierless SmartShop technology

14/08/2018 - 11:28
Sainsbury’s is set to become the latest big-name retailer to trial cashierless technology in its stores, with a view to extending its roll out. read more
Sports Direct snaps up struggling House of Fraser in £90m deal

Sports Direct snaps up struggling House of Fraser in £90m deal

14/08/2018 - 10:23
House of Fraser, the Chinese-owned UK department store chain, entered administration only to be swiftly snapped up by retailer Sports Direct for £90m. read more
Tekkie Town founders to launch new chain store Mr. Tekkie

Tekkie Town founders to launch new chain store Mr. Tekkie

14/08/2018 - 10:11
The founders of shoe retailer Tekkie Town will be launching a new retail chain supplier of branded sports apparel and footwear. read more
#WomensMonth: Women making it big in the cosmetics industry

#WomensMonth: Women making it big in the cosmetics industry

13/08/2018 - 11:25
Living in a male-dominated world is something women have had to cope with since the dawn of time. One industry that has seen women turn this notion on its head is the beauty industry.  read more
Pick ‘n Pay, Zando and ICPA Pharmacies announced as retail partners for annual Sunflower Day campaign

Pick ‘n Pay, Zando and ICPA Pharmacies announced as retail partners for annual Sunflower Day campaign

13/08/2018 - 09:09
Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month is commemorated annually from 15 August to 15 October. With very little focus and fanfare around this very important topic, The Sunflower Fund is calling out the hero in all South Africans.  read more
Tesco the first of the Big 4 to offer canned water amid war on plastic

Tesco the first of the Big 4 to offer canned water amid war on plastic

08/08/2018 - 10:25
Tesco has become the first Big 4 supermarket to offer customers water in aluminium cans in a bid to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic water bottles. read more
Woolworths pilots SA's first in-store recycling vending machine

Woolworths pilots SA's first in-store recycling vending machine

08/08/2018 - 09:08
In line with its recent announcement to achieve ZERO packaging waste to landfill by 2022, Woolworths has launched the customer trial of an integrated reverse vending machine in its flagship green store, Woolworths Palmyra in Claremont. This is good news for the many South African consumers who have called on retailers and manufacturers to reduce packaging waste. read more
Burberry to change logo for first time in two decades

Burberry to change logo for first time in two decades

07/08/2018 - 10:22
Burberry has changed its logo for the first time in 20 years, revealing the new look via an Instagram post.  read more
Builders expands its footprint with three new stores

Builders expands its footprint with three new stores

06/08/2018 - 15:00
In July, Builders, through its commitment to offer customers a world-class home improvement and trade experience has recently welcomed three new stores to its growing footprint. Two in South Africa and one in Zambia brings the total number of stores to 112. These communities have been uplifted through employment opportunities to the tune of 152 jobs created as part of the three additional stores.  read more
Aldi & Lidl have a more loyal customer base than all the UK Big 4 supermarkets

Aldi & Lidl have a more loyal customer base than all the UK Big 4 supermarkets

06/08/2018 - 11:27
Aldi and Lidl have a more loyal customer base than all of the UK’s Big 4 supermarkets, according to new research.  read more
Richard Brasher leads strong share price performance

Richard Brasher leads strong share price performance

06/08/2018 - 11:15
Pick n Pay CEO Richard Brasher may not have done enough to get the company’s share price over the R68 hurdle needed by November 2017, but he has overseen one of the strongest share price performances in the food retail sector over the past five years. read more
#WomensMonth: Margaret Hirsch shares lessons in life and business

#WomensMonth: Margaret Hirsch shares lessons in life and business

06/08/2018 - 10:42
From spending some of her childhood in foster care and working in a hairdressing salon at age 12, to being fired for being pregnant and starting the first business with just R900, Margaret Hirsch’s story is one that captures the imagination. An inspiration for women around the world, it’s her phenomenal resilience that’s been instrumental to the empire she’s built. read more
Clicks gives back to local learners as part of its 50th birthday

Clicks gives back to local learners as part of its 50th birthday

06/08/2018 - 08:51
Female learners at Zinqobele Secondary School in Empangeni, Durban were thrilled to receive a visit from Clicks senior management, who handed over free washable, reusable sanitary pads as part of the health and beauty retailer’s 50th birthday celebrations.  read more
Millennials, GenZ 'reshaping' growing luxury retail market

Millennials, GenZ 'reshaping' growing luxury retail market

02/08/2018 - 11:02
Growth in sales of luxury goods is currently being driven by millennials and Generation Z - and their expectations are reshaping the future of the industry, according to a new report by Deloitte. read more
Benefits to property funds of diversified retail portfolios reinforced - Clur Report

Benefits to property funds of diversified retail portfolios reinforced - Clur Report

02/08/2018 - 09:26
The benefits to property funds of diversified retail portfolios in the current market, in terms of shopping centre format, profile and geography, have again been reinforced by latest trading results, according to the Clur Report of SA Retail Property for May. read more
TFG appoints new chief finance officer

TFG appoints new chief finance officer

01/08/2018 - 20:45
Ntuli leaves Grindrod Freight Services to take up the role in September when Anthony Thunström become CEO of TFG. read more
115 new jobs created by Checkers Mica Mall store opening

115 new jobs created by Checkers Mica Mall store opening

01/08/2018 - 20:34
Checkers opened the doors to its new store at The Square shopping centre in Ladysmith on Thursday, 26 July 2018, creating 115 new jobs. The store’s total staff complement of 139 includes 101 youth and 104 women. read more
Research reveals SA has more than 23 million square metres of retail space

Research reveals SA has more than 23 million square metres of retail space

31/07/2018 - 11:19
According to a recent study conducted by MSCI on behalf of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC), the current size of the South African retail market is estimated at around 23.4 million square metres (sqm) of gross lettable area (GLA) across 1959 individual shopping centres (as of July 2017). read more
Food Lover’s Market to offer paper bags nationally as of August 2018

Food Lover’s Market to offer paper bags nationally as of August 2018

31/07/2018 - 10:03
Food Lover’s Market, South Africa’s leading fresh produce retailer, today firmly established its continued commitment to a plastic-free shopping experience with the confirmation that paper bags will be available in Food Lover’s Market stores nationally as of 01 August 2018 - this is after the successful implementation of paper straws nationally and a successful pilot of paper bags in the Western Cape during the month of July.  read more
How to manage sustainable omnichannel growth in retail

How to manage sustainable omnichannel growth in retail

31/07/2018 - 09:06
In today’s consumer landscape, customers can shop from anywhere at any time. The proliferation of technology-driven purchasing means retailers are expected to keep up with the always-connected, digital-savvy shoppers. This demographic expects seamless and rapid purchasing 24/7 – as well as delivery within a two-hour window.  read more
Pick n Pay focuses on 15,000 jobs and 4 new initiatives

Pick n Pay focuses on 15,000 jobs and 4 new initiatives

31/07/2018 - 08:32
While South Africa is not over the worst yet, the country is heading in a distinctly more optimistic direction, says Pick n Pay chairman Gareth Ackerman, speaking at the company’s AGM on Monday (30 July). read more
 Ivanka Trump’s clothing line to shut down

Ivanka Trump’s clothing line to shut down

30/07/2018 - 10:28
Ivanka Trump will wind down her clothing and footwear businesses to focus more on her work in Washington, making the shift after some big-name department stores dropped her brand. read more
‘It takes hard work to succeed in retail’

‘It takes hard work to succeed in retail’

27/07/2018 - 10:44
“I think one of the reasons I’ve been successful is because I always put my hand up. I always volunteer to do new things and to learn, and I stood out because of that,” says Michelle Botha, who at just 42 years of age is the Checkers Hyper Deputy Divisional Manager for Gauteng. read more
Annual SACSC Congress to focus on innovation, facing disruption and 'game changers' in the industry

Annual SACSC Congress to focus on innovation, facing disruption and 'game changers' in the industry

26/07/2018 - 10:58
One of the most highly anticipated events on the South African shopping centre and retail calendar is fast approaching – the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) 22nd Annual Congress sponsored by Broll Property Group. read more
Shoprite launches competition to boost small businesses

Shoprite launches competition to boost small businesses

25/07/2018 - 09:42
Small business owners with an annual turnover of less than R1 million are invited to enter the very first Shoprite Hustle competition before 22 September 2018.  read more
Edcon sticks with old store format in modern retail world

Edcon sticks with old store format in modern retail world

25/07/2018 - 08:54
The struggling retailer is going back to basics as it prepares itself for the biggest battle in its history. read more
A cross-media view of the customer is the key to marketing success

A cross-media view of the customer is the key to marketing success

24/07/2018 - 16:33
The consumer leaves traces in the digital world for marketers to analyse. To get an accurate understanding of the customer journey, brands must, therefore, seek to get a single view of their behaviour across different channels and media as they move from discovery to purchase.  read more
Aldi crowned best place to buy wine in UK

Aldi crowned best place to buy wine in UK

24/07/2018 - 09:57
Aldi has been named “Supermarket of the Year” at the International Wine Challenge Merchant Awards, beating high-end rivals like Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. read more
Burberry burns unsold stock worth 506m

Burberry burns unsold stock worth 506m

24/07/2018 - 08:35
Luxury British fashion house Burberry destroyed hundreds of millions of rands worth of its fashion and cosmetic products over the past year to protect its brand. read more
Shoprite Nigeria opens its 25th store

Shoprite Nigeria opens its 25th store

23/07/2018 - 15:30
Shoprite Nigeria opened its 25th store on 19 July 2018 in Novare Central, the newly launched shopping mall in Wuse, Abuja. read more
Millennials still prefer in-store experience

Millennials still prefer in-store experience

23/07/2018 - 14:57
Millennials still prefer to shop in-store compared to online despite the high street’s woes, according to the largest ever fashion study conducted in the age group.  read more
Adidas pledges to be rid of “virgin” plastics by 2024

Adidas pledges to be rid of “virgin” plastics by 2024

23/07/2018 - 13:18
Adidas has announced plans for a major sustainability drive which will see all its clothes and shoes use only recycled polyester over the next six years. read more
Massmart shares surge on surprise results

Massmart shares surge on surprise results

23/07/2018 - 08:10
Retailer Massmart’s share price jumped almost 9% after the group reported a better than expected performance for the half-year to end-June. read more
Converse opens its first Cape Town store

Converse opens its first Cape Town store

19/07/2018 - 16:12
One of the most recognised sneaker brands, Converse Inc. announced the opening of their sixth specialty retail store in South Africa.  read more
David Jones impairment to send Woolworths into the red

David Jones impairment to send Woolworths into the red

19/07/2018 - 13:44
Woolworths will report a loss due to the impairment of its Australian department store chain David Jones. read more
Dis-Chem says pricing is behind its increase in market share

Dis-Chem says pricing is behind its increase in market share

19/07/2018 - 11:05
Healthcare retailer Dis-Chem says its "everyday low price" strategy held it in good stead, as the group was winning market share in all key categories.  read more
Inflation is contained and an interest rate rise is unlikely, say analysts

Inflation is contained and an interest rate rise is unlikely, say analysts

19/07/2018 - 10:13
The Reserve Bank could take a more hawkish stance, though, as a weakening currency puts upward pressure on inflation. read more
Angolan hyperinflation shock hits Shoprite

Angolan hyperinflation shock hits Shoprite

19/07/2018 - 08:36
Hyperinflation in Angola dragged down Shoprite’s full-year revenue, sending the share price down as much as 6.5% on Wednesday.  read more
10 Tips every beauty buyer should know when purchasing skincare products

10 Tips every beauty buyer should know when purchasing skincare products

19/07/2018 - 08:25
Understanding the consumer and what she’s looking for is key to purchasing the right skincare products for your retailer.  read more
Tiffany bets on ‘newness’ to keep it out of a sparkly rut

Tiffany bets on ‘newness’ to keep it out of a sparkly rut

18/07/2018 - 14:09
Hit styles have been key to Tiffany’s success in past years, but it has struggled to create new franchises to replace old classics by designers such as Paloma Picasso and Elsa Peretti. read more
Robots will replace humans in retail, says China's JD.com

Robots will replace humans in retail, says China's JD.com

18/07/2018 - 09:45
Chinese e-commerce company JD.com predicts robots will eventually replace human workers in the retail industry. read more