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Four ways mobile can unlock innovation in brick and mortar retail

Four ways mobile can unlock innovation in brick and mortar retail

17/07/2018 - 11:29
With the ubiquity of smartphones – particularly in the South African marketplace – local retailers have a great opportunity to boost in-store engagement. read more
Amazon rivals Walmart and Microsoft join forces in cloud partnership

Amazon rivals Walmart and Microsoft join forces in cloud partnership

17/07/2018 - 11:05
Retail giant Walmart said it entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft for wider use of cloud and artificial intelligence technology, in a sign of major rivals of Amazon.com coming together. read more
Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Awards Joins Forces with Checkers to offer Consumers an  award-winning Choice

Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Awards Joins Forces with Checkers to offer Consumers an award-winning Choice

17/07/2018 - 10:41
One of Southern Africa’s leading drinks competitions, the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards, has entered into a partnership with Checkers which will give consumers greater access to the competition’s award-winning wines and spirits. The agreement will see Checkers offering a selection of Michelangelo winners in its general retail outlets and liquor stores after this year’s awards ceremony, which is to be held on 29 September. read more
DHL partners with MallforAfrica to deliver African-made products to the world

DHL partners with MallforAfrica to deliver African-made products to the world

17/07/2018 - 09:30
DHL, the world’s leading international express services provider, today announced its partnership with e-commerce giant, MallforAfrica’s new platform, Marketplace Africa, to help online retailers bring African-made products to the US and global market.  read more
Tills chime for Pick n Pay’s Zim stores as retail, hoteling income grow

Tills chime for Pick n Pay’s Zim stores as retail, hoteling income grow

16/07/2018 - 10:47
Pick n Pay is raking in the profits from Zimbabwe and its partner in the struggling country is now looking to open more stores buoyed by stronger performance from its other operations across city and resort hotels as well as agro-processing. read more
Walmart plans more convenience stores

Walmart plans more convenience stores

13/07/2018 - 14:07
Walmart has opened another convenience store, this time launching a Walmart Fuel Station in Plano, Texas. read more
Nike names new chief sustainability officer

Nike names new chief sustainability officer

12/07/2018 - 08:59
Nike has named Noel Kinder has is new chief sustainability officer. read more
Online wine retailer poised for growth as e-commerce niche booms globally

Online wine retailer poised for growth as e-commerce niche booms globally

11/07/2018 - 14:07
South African online shopping trends tend to follow those globally, and with online wine retailers experiencing a boom in sales worldwide, the local market is expected to follow suit. In the United States alone, wine retailers experienced online sales growth of wine, beer and liquor by almost 33% in 2017 (source).  read more
 Woolworths recalls Frozen Savoury Rice Mix as a precaution

Woolworths recalls Frozen Savoury Rice Mix as a precaution

11/07/2018 - 07:41
Following a worldwide product recall issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency, and purely as a precautionary measure, Woolworths is recalling their Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product (6009173621740). read more
Dis-Chem and Smart Media Championing Youth Month initiatives

Dis-Chem and Smart Media Championing Youth Month initiatives

10/07/2018 - 10:58
In-store advertising innovators Smart Media are working with Dis-Chem Pharmacies to drive awareness for two CSI campaigns, FOR YOUth and Million Comforts. Building on the theme of Youth Month that took place in June in South Africa, these campaigns are focused on benefitting critically important demographics of the country. read more
Edcon pursues higher-margin local products

Edcon pursues higher-margin local products

10/07/2018 - 07:43
Edcon says its shelves will increasingly be stocked with locally sourced house brands, as the struggling clothing retailer continues to unwind its foreign-brand strategy. read more
How to simplify your mobile checkout

How to simplify your mobile checkout

09/07/2018 - 13:59
Statistics show that as screen sizes decrease so do mobile checkout rates. In fact, only about 15% of mobile checkouts result in sales. Why is this? Could it be that global ecommerce has yet to successfully optimise for mobile checkout?  read more
Barnes & Noble is looking for its fifth CEO since 2010, angering investors

Barnes & Noble is looking for its fifth CEO since 2010, angering investors

09/07/2018 - 09:02
Barnes & Noble is starting a search for its fifth CEO since 2010 following Demos Parneros’s sudden termination, irking investors looking for a steady comeback strategy in the age of Amazon. read more
Edgars parent to close Boardmans, La Senza and other chains in recovery plan

Edgars parent to close Boardmans, La Senza and other chains in recovery plan

06/07/2018 - 07:39
Edcon Holdings’ latest recovery plan includes closing chains including Red Square cosmetics and La Senza lingerie and attempting to lure their customers to its flagship Edgars clothing stores. read more
Amazon takes a page from Toys ‘R’ Us with a holiday catalogue

Amazon takes a page from Toys ‘R’ Us with a holiday catalogue

05/07/2018 - 09:41
Amazon.com is looking more and more like a traditional retailer.  read more
Canal Walk celebrates local talent with My Story My Style campaign

Canal Walk celebrates local talent with My Story My Style campaign

05/07/2018 - 09:11
The super-regional shopping centre steps away from the traditional norms of marketing and shakes things up with an innovative initiative to speak to its shoppers.  read more
Shoprite brings much-needed relief following escalating petrol price

Shoprite brings much-needed relief following escalating petrol price

05/07/2018 - 08:12
As South Africans brace themselves for yet another petrol price increase to a record R16 a litre, the Shoprite Group is working hard to keep prices low and subsidise prices where it can to bring relief to consumers who are feeling the effect of escalating petrol prices and other rising costs on their pockets.  read more
5 reasons retailers should control the post-click customer experience

5 reasons retailers should control the post-click customer experience

04/07/2018 - 09:11
One of the biggest differences between the e-commerce customer experience and that of traditional, brick-and-mortar retail is that with e-commerce you don't just walk out of the store with your purchase, you must wait to have it delivered. read more
Tesco and Carrefour announce joint purchasing tie-up

Tesco and Carrefour announce joint purchasing tie-up

03/07/2018 - 09:20
Tesco and Carrefour have announced plans to enter into a “long-term, strategic alliance”, with the aim of getting better deals from multinational suppliers, cutting costs, and combating increased competition in their domestic markets. read more
Builders Express opens in Thavhani City in a retail-first for the region

Builders Express opens in Thavhani City in a retail-first for the region

03/07/2018 - 08:31
Thavhani City, the major economic centre in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, has welcomed the opening of the first Builders Express in the region in its precinct. read more
Nike returns to solid growth despite drop in Converse sales

Nike returns to solid growth despite drop in Converse sales

02/07/2018 - 08:03
Nike has returned to growth reporting a double-digit rise in revenues during its fourth quarter thanks to strong international sales. read more
H&M plans further price cuts as it struggles to get a handle on unsold stock

H&M plans further price cuts as it struggles to get a handle on unsold stock

29/06/2018 - 15:08
H&M plans to cut prices further as supply problems hamper the Swedish company’s ability to respond to fast-changing fashion demand, swelling its stockpiles of unsold clothing. read more
The SACSC announces new president

The SACSC announces new president

29/06/2018 - 13:11
Property sector stalwart Stephan Le Roux has been appointed as the new South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) president. read more
Woolworths Australian chain David Jones axes managers

Woolworths Australian chain David Jones axes managers

29/06/2018 - 10:07
Woolworths’s ailing Australian department store chain, the value of which has already been slashed by more than R7bn, has wielded the axe once again. read more
Leroy Merlin to give SA retailers a run for money

Leroy Merlin to give SA retailers a run for money

28/06/2018 - 11:03
French homeware improvement retailer Leroy Merlin will be seeking to lay a foundation in SA when it officially opens its first retail store in the second quarter of 2018. read more
UK fashion sector could lose £350m over coming year

UK fashion sector could lose £350m over coming year

28/06/2018 - 10:37
The UK fashion market could fall in value by £350 million in the next 12 months, according to new data. 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
Mass management walkout under way at Star’s Tekkie Town

Mass management walkout under way at Star’s Tekkie Town

27/06/2018 - 10:00
The crisis of leadership created at Steinhoff Africa Retail (Star) subsidiary Tekkie Town following the immediate resignation of its CEO and chief operating officer appears to have been compounded, following news that a raft of senior managers have resigned as well. read more
Long4Life acquires leading footwear and clothing brand, Rage

Long4Life acquires leading footwear and clothing brand, Rage

26/06/2018 - 15:03
Investment company Long4Life is delighted to announce its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Rage Distribution Proprietary Limited (Rage). read more
What retailers should know before delving into digital signage

What retailers should know before delving into digital signage

26/06/2018 - 09:54
Connecting with the consumer is front and centre for retailers and customer-centric digital technology is just as critical but it's way more than just figuring out display location, hardware and content. read more
Ikea to use only renewable and recycled materials by 2030

Ikea to use only renewable and recycled materials by 2030

25/06/2018 - 11:08
Ikea, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, plans to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products by 2030, in the latest commitment by a global store group to reducing its impact on the environment.  read more
Macy’s takes stake in tech retailer

Macy’s takes stake in tech retailer

25/06/2018 - 08:28
Macy’s has taken a minority stake in a company that helps emerging brands build out brick-and-mortar stores with minimal effort. read more
Google buys £414m stake in JD.com

Google buys £414m stake in JD.com

22/06/2018 - 11:19
China’s largest retailer JD.com has launched a $550 million (£414 million) partnership with Google which will see the former sell products through Google Shipping across the world. read more
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet wins big at the Loyalty Magazine Awards in London

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet wins big at the Loyalty Magazine Awards in London

21/06/2018 - 15:14
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet scooped three major awards at the Loyalty Magazine Awards held in London recently. The fundraising programme was awarded Best CSR Initiative Linked to Loyalty, Best Long-Term Loyalty Programme and also received the prestigious Regional Loyalty Champions of the Year for Middle East & Africa award.  read more
Online shopping grows in SA

Online shopping grows in SA

21/06/2018 - 10:21
Although traditional retail stores dominate the South African market, consumers are choosing the online option for cheaper technical goods purchases. read more
Higher taxes take a toll as retail index slumps to a three-month low

Higher taxes take a toll as retail index slumps to a three-month low

21/06/2018 - 08:53
The JSE’s general retail index, which includes the likes of Woolworths and Mr Price, has posted its worst rolling three-month period since the end of 2013, as depressed consumer confidence and a brewing US-China trade war ruin projections of a significant uptick in consumer spending. read more
Township retail and shopping centre market growing at a rapid pace

Township retail and shopping centre market growing at a rapid pace

20/06/2018 - 10:40
Despite a challenging economy and disruptions, townships have become hubs for big development in retail and brands. read more
Instagram’s new shopping bag icon adds e-commerce element to advertisers’ Stories

Instagram’s new shopping bag icon adds e-commerce element to advertisers’ Stories

20/06/2018 - 08:40
Tapping the shopping bag icon will display more details on the products featured on Instagram Stories from brands.  read more
Spree and Superbalist merge to create larger, more focused fashion platform

Spree and Superbalist merge to create larger, more focused fashion platform

19/06/2018 - 08:08
Media24 and Takealot.com announced that they will merge their online fashion brands, Spree and Superbalist, creating an exciting online fashion platform for South African consumers.  read more
Drastic drop in bottled water sales, as Capetonians become more self-sufficient

Drastic drop in bottled water sales, as Capetonians become more self-sufficient

18/06/2018 - 13:46
The massive spike in Cape Town’s bottled water sales, which increased by 118% in December and January after the announcement of Day Zero, has dropped drastically and some outlets are selling stock at half-price to clear the shelves. read more
Pick n Pay opens new Harbour Bay Simon’s Town franchise

Pick n Pay opens new Harbour Bay Simon’s Town franchise

18/06/2018 - 08:39
The partnership between Pick n Pay franchise co-owners Gary Williams and Julian Hobson 10 years ago at their store in Fish Hoek, Cape Town, has culminated in job creation of 90 new jobs at their new premises in Simon’s Town.  read more
Asda introduces new service to help shoppers with special dietary needs

Asda introduces new service to help shoppers with special dietary needs

14/06/2018 - 16:12
Asda has linked up with tech firm Foodmaestro to introduce a new online nutritional search aid that supports customers with complex dietary needs. read more
Shock April retail sales crash after VAT increase

Shock April retail sales crash after VAT increase

13/06/2018 - 15:48
April’s increase in VAT and fuel prices knocked retail sales growth down to a ninth of the 4.5% expected by economists. read more
Richemont lifts its game plan with Watchfinder deal

Richemont lifts its game plan with Watchfinder deal

13/06/2018 - 09:14
Richemont, the Swiss luxury brands group run by the Rupert family, has taken another step in its aggressive plan to build a formidable retail network.  read more
Online shopping meshes with bricks and mortar

Online shopping meshes with bricks and mortar

12/06/2018 - 15:44
Forbes’ richest people in the world list says Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, earns $US107.4 million per day, so he must be doing something right.  read more
Luxury powerhouse Gucci brings craftsmanship in-house

Luxury powerhouse Gucci brings craftsmanship in-house

12/06/2018 - 14:51
Kering’s fashion powerhouse Gucci is bringing more manufacturing in-house as luxury firms step up efforts to meet demand from Chinese shoppers with slicker operations. read more
5 Reasons why in-store radio and audio solutions are a hit with consumers

5 Reasons why in-store radio and audio solutions are a hit with consumers

12/06/2018 - 14:27
Research shows consumers shop for longer, spend more money and have an enhanced shopping experience if they’re exposed to music.  read more
FALKE to expand global footprint with brand presence in Australia

FALKE to expand global footprint with brand presence in Australia

12/06/2018 - 13:57
Legwear specialists FALKE South Africa will this month be expanding its global footprint when they establish a retail presence in Australia.  read more
Mr Price cuts final dividend despite double-digit profit growth

Mr Price cuts final dividend despite double-digit profit growth

08/06/2018 - 09:32
After generously raising its interim dividend by 22%, Mr Price cut its final dividend by 6%. read more
Ikea commits to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020

Ikea commits to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020

07/06/2018 - 14:17
Ikea has announced a global commitment to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020 as part of its updated sustainability strategy. read more
How to inspire employees to deliver great customer experiences

How to inspire employees to deliver great customer experiences

07/06/2018 - 13:36
With retailers such as Toys 'R' Us, Sears, and Claire's closing shop, the industry has learned a big lesson this year. No, it's not that retail is dying. It's that consumer expectations have changed when it comes to the brick-and-mortar retail experience. read more
FreshStop Fort Gale in Mthatha named as finalist in the 2018 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Awards

FreshStop Fort Gale in Mthatha named as finalist in the 2018 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Awards

07/06/2018 - 13:07
The prestigious NACS Insight industry body has announced its finalists for the 2018 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Awards and local entrant, FreshStop at Caltex Fort Gale store in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, made the cut. read more
Sainsbury’s teams up with Unilever to launch in-store ice cream parlours

Sainsbury’s teams up with Unilever to launch in-store ice cream parlours

07/06/2018 - 11:48
Sainsbury’s has continued to enhance its in-store offering to attract shoppers, this time teaming up with Unilever to launch ice cream parlours in five of its supermarkets. read more
Woolworths steps up action on plastic packaging

Woolworths steps up action on plastic packaging

07/06/2018 - 11:12
Woolworths plans to phase out nonrecyclable plastic packaging for its own products — as well as plastic shopping bags, straws and earbuds — by 2022. read more
Pepkor name is back as Star distances itself from Steinhoff

Pepkor name is back as Star distances itself from Steinhoff

30/05/2018 - 14:24
Steinhoff Africa Retail (Star) is planning to distance itself from its scandal-ridden parent by changing its name back to the original Pepkor. read more
Shoprite De Doorns creates 53 new jobs

Shoprite De Doorns creates 53 new jobs

30/05/2018 - 11:29
The opening of Shoprite De Doorns on Thursday, 24 May 2018, has created 53 new jobs in the local community. read more
Spar turns its problem Swiss acquisition profitable

Spar turns its problem Swiss acquisition profitable

30/05/2018 - 08:43
South African sales would have been higher were it not for the listeriosis outbreak, CEO Graham O’Connor says. read more
Ballito Junction Mall sets first year trading records

Ballito Junction Mall sets first year trading records

28/05/2018 - 13:52
Twelve million people spent nearly R2 billion at Ballito Junction Regional Mall during its first year. This iconic young shopping centre is already outperforming in its industry, market segment, and region, and has become a firm favourite in its immediate market and beyond. read more
How to create your first attractive retail display

How to create your first attractive retail display

25/05/2018 - 16:05
Setting up a stall in a retail mall is a challenging task. You’re surrounded by so many incredible brands and concepts similar to yours, so it’s important to recognise the need to go the extra mile to attract customers to your store.  read more
Massmart braces for bleak interim earnings

Massmart braces for bleak interim earnings

25/05/2018 - 09:06
Interim profit could fall by nearly 70%, thanks to restructuring costs, the Walmart-owned retailer says. read more
Balenciaga overtakes Gucci as Kering's fastest growing brand

Balenciaga overtakes Gucci as Kering's fastest growing brand

24/05/2018 - 09:03
Luxury fashion retailer Balenciaga has become Kering’s fastest growing asset thanks to increasing interest from millennials.  read more
Kohl’s reinvents its loyalty strategy

Kohl’s reinvents its loyalty strategy

23/05/2018 - 14:52
Kohl’s is reinventing its loyalty strategy by taking the best elements of its three rewards programs and rolling them into one.  read more
Shoprite introduces new mobile transactional banking service

Shoprite introduces new mobile transactional banking service

23/05/2018 - 11:25
Access to banking services just got easier and more inclusive with Shoprite Money - a new mobile transactional banking service which is available to everyone, even those without existing bank accounts. read more
Verimark delivers excellent growth performance

Verimark delivers excellent growth performance

23/05/2018 - 08:36
South Africa’s market-leading direct retail group, Verimark, today announced that notwithstanding the challenging economic environment in South Africa, the company has delivered one of its best performances to date, as reflected by growth in sales and profitability for the year ended 28 February 2018.  read more
Tesco reduces use of best before dates in a bid to cut food waste

Tesco reduces use of best before dates in a bid to cut food waste

22/05/2018 - 14:25
Tesco will remove best before dates on the packaging of nearly 70 of its fruit and vegetable lines as it aims to reduce food waste.  read more
H&M looks to SA as potential clothing supplier

H&M looks to SA as potential clothing supplier

22/05/2018 - 14:12
H&M is looking at SA as a potential supplier, with executives from the world’s second-largest clothing retailer visiting some of the country’s main cities.  read more
Woolworths Australia CEO resigns

Woolworths Australia CEO resigns

22/05/2018 - 11:07
South African retail giant Woolworths said that it had discontinued the role of regional chief executive in its Australian operations in a bid to simplify the leadership structure in that country following a strategic cost review. read more
How technology is driving the millennial retail market

How technology is driving the millennial retail market

21/05/2018 - 15:13
Over the last decade, the retail industry has seen a shift in how it operates. The exponential increase in online shopping has had a significant impact on how we buy our products. Long gone are the days when purchasing items was done from Monday to Saturday, between a rigid office-hours timeline.  read more
Pick n Pay brings more flavour and variety with new fresh offering

Pick n Pay brings more flavour and variety with new fresh offering

21/05/2018 - 13:41
Pick n Pay has relaunched its fresh offering, introducing both new product lines and new packaging, underpinned by its new fresh promise – Perfectly fresh, whatever it takes. The lines will offer something for all tastes and budgets and will be rolled out from this month. read more
Amazon Go expanding to two new markets

Amazon Go expanding to two new markets

18/05/2018 - 10:38
Amazon is expanding its cashierless store format outside of its Seattle home base. read more
Is marketing to millennials making us miss the obvious?

Is marketing to millennials making us miss the obvious?

18/05/2018 - 09:57
Gen Xers are growing older with each passing day. And aging right along with them are two of the most talked about cohorts – millennials and Generation Z. If you work in marketing, you can’t go a day without hearing about them. And we all know their narrative. In addition to wielding lots of spending power, they’re unique and perplexing. They’re enigmas. They’re changing retail. read more
Annual SACSC Research Conference delves into the evolution and future of retail

Annual SACSC Research Conference delves into the evolution and future of retail

17/05/2018 - 14:54
The South African Council of Shopping Centre’s (SACSC) Annual Research Conference celebrated its eighth anniversary recently with more than 270 delegates representing the country’s most respected companies and brands, in attendance.  read more
How digital virtual experiences reinforce the physical environment

How digital virtual experiences reinforce the physical environment

17/05/2018 - 13:11
Industry observers continue to sound the death knell for retail, citing increasing growth in online sales, the shuttering of many a brick-and-mortar chain, and changing consumer shopping behaviours. They've got it all wrong, though: Retail and online operations are not at all at odds with each other. In fact, the digital and physical spaces can and should augment each other. read more
Burberry to enlist investor support for CEO's turnaround plan

Burberry to enlist investor support for CEO's turnaround plan

17/05/2018 - 10:45
Burberry chief executive officer Marco Gobbetti is seeking to enlist investor support for his turnaround plan with a £150m share buyback. read more
Slow retail sales ‘to weigh on first quarter GDP'

Slow retail sales ‘to weigh on first quarter GDP'

16/05/2018 - 16:41
As retail sales become the last piece in the GDP puzzle, industry analysts anticipate a weak outcome for the first quarter. read more
Using data to break discount dependency and nurture loyalty

Using data to break discount dependency and nurture loyalty

15/05/2018 - 16:36
Retailers have been discounting since the dawn of the grocery store. Brands relied on couponing and sales as an easy way to differentiate themselves from generic store-brand options and as a way to get consumers to make the switch from a competing brand to give theirs a try.  read more
Major fashion retailers ban mohair after PETA expose

Major fashion retailers ban mohair after PETA expose

15/05/2018 - 14:35
Major fashion retailers have promised to cease selling mohair products after an explicit expose released by PETA showed South African farmers violently mistreating animals. read more
SA retail industry generates R1 trillion in sales

SA retail industry generates R1 trillion in sales

15/05/2018 - 10:43
Following the recent release of its latest retail trade sales publication, Statistics South Africa has compiled a new fact sheet focusing on the biggest aspects of the retail industry. read more
African prospects bright for SA’s retailers

African prospects bright for SA’s retailers

15/05/2018 - 10:03
South Africa’s retail sector is well-developed compared to the rest of the continent, and still has the edge over international competitors when it comes to expansion into Africa.  read more
Macy's set to reinvent experience with Story

Macy's set to reinvent experience with Story

14/05/2018 - 14:18
Macy's announced the purchase of Story, a New York City retailer with a rotating selection of themed products. The idea of a heightened in-store experience might be just what the traditional department store chain needs to breathe new life into the physical store. read more
Smartphone shoppers altering retail reality

Smartphone shoppers altering retail reality

14/05/2018 - 13:23
Smartphone shopping is expected to peak globally in the coming few years with 43 percent surveyed already making purchases on their phone weekly. read more
Shoprite brings fight against hunger to its doorstep

Shoprite brings fight against hunger to its doorstep

14/05/2018 - 11:09
Community food gardens are gearing up to sell their vegetables at selected Checkers stores on Friday (18 May) to raise much-needed awareness ahead of World Hunger Day (28 May). read more
Retail trade sales may reflect positive story

Retail trade sales may reflect positive story

14/05/2018 - 08:40
The quarterly labour force survey revealing employment trends will be the main economic data this week.  read more
R7 billion in sales shows increasing significance of spaza shops

R7 billion in sales shows increasing significance of spaza shops

10/05/2018 - 11:23
Spaza shops, with an estimated annual revenue of R7 billion, are a significant retail channel in South Africa, according to Euromonitor International’s senior research analyst, Christy Tawii. read more
Royal wedding to provide £561m retail boost

Royal wedding to provide £561m retail boost

09/05/2018 - 11:04
The upcoming royal wedding is expected to generate £561 million in retail sales in the UK, as fashion sales thanks to “the Meghan effect” skyrocket. read more
How to find the right place for your new retail pop-up store

How to find the right place for your new retail pop-up store

08/05/2018 - 11:23
Pop-up stores are wonderful business opportunities when you have the right location. Much like any other retail stores, a pop-up version requires just as much planning, branding and research.  read more
Shoprite helps uplift and nourish a new generation of young South Africans

Shoprite helps uplift and nourish a new generation of young South Africans

07/05/2018 - 14:32
The challenge of feeding around 60 disabled children with three nutritious meals seven days a week is not for the fainthearted. But thanks to dedication, vision and creative solutions, the food garden at the Star Uplifting Centre in Dimbaza, near King William’s Town, is making it happen.  read more
SA women increasing their purchasing power online

SA women increasing their purchasing power online

04/05/2018 - 14:50
South African women currently account for 47% of the country’s ecommerce market, according to a survey released by We Are Social which measures online shopping activity in South Africa annually. read more
Experts to review VAT zero-rated items

Experts to review VAT zero-rated items

04/05/2018 - 13:42
The review will consider expanding the list of 19 basic food items that are VAT zero-rated, in light of the recent VAT hike. read more
Clicks CEO sets example with staff health plan

Clicks CEO sets example with staff health plan

04/05/2018 - 09:07
Clicks CEO David Kneale has urged South African retailers to do more to provide health cover for their lower-paid workers, arguing this will raise productivity and improve staff retention. read more
H&M set to cut dividend for first time next year

H&M set to cut dividend for first time next year

03/05/2018 - 13:49
In an unprecedented move, it’s thought Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) will cut its dividend for the first time ever next year as the retailer struggles to get shoppers in stores. read more
Waitrose extends surplus food distribution platform

Waitrose extends surplus food distribution platform

03/05/2018 - 11:21
UK retailer Waitrose has announced that it is extending its surplus food redistribution platform to all of its full-size supermarkets by the end of the year. read more
Maerua Mall celebrates all moms this May

Maerua Mall celebrates all moms this May

03/05/2018 - 09:50
This May, Maerua Mall celebrates Mother’s Day – the time of year we honour and thank the moms who changed us, clothed us, fed us, put band-aids on our ‘einas’, taught us the difference between right and wrong, and sacrificed their own comfort and happiness to make our lives better.  read more
Local business's products hit Pick n Pay store shelves

Local business's products hit Pick n Pay store shelves

03/05/2018 - 09:34
Sage Kitchen, the brainchild of husband and wife duo Brenda and Colin, started as a small business in their home kitchen. Today, the business is a supplier to Pick n Pay for their Pick Local range of products with a difference, that make a difference. 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
Choppies shows growth in sales and profit in delayed interims

Choppies shows growth in sales and profit in delayed interims

26/04/2018 - 11:28
SE-listed, Botswana-based grocery chain Choppies’ share price jumped 8.3% to R2.60 after it released its delayed interim results, showing 22% growth in both sales and net profit.  read more
Spree App selected as Apple ‘App of the Day’ - A first for SA ecommerce

Spree App selected as Apple ‘App of the Day’ - A first for SA ecommerce

26/04/2018 - 09:55
In a first for fashion ecommerce in South Africa, a team of editors at Apple has selected the Spree App as App of the Day. read more
Bata thinks ahead, announces launch of Star Wars shoes on May 4th

Bata thinks ahead, announces launch of Star Wars shoes on May 4th

25/04/2018 - 15:19
Bata Heritage is getting ready for the Star Wars fever announcing its launch of the limited-edition “Star Wars x Bata Heritage SS18 capsule collection” on 4 May 2018, which will feature characters from the movie on the Bata Bullets and Bata Tennis capsule collection for the Spring/Summer 2018 edition. read more
Ackermans opens 700th store

Ackermans opens 700th store

25/04/2018 - 14:11
Ackermans opened its 700th store in the Rustenburg Platinum Square. read more
Consumer-goods manufacturer Libstar aims to raise R1.5bn

Consumer-goods manufacturer Libstar aims to raise R1.5bn

25/04/2018 - 08:42
The company plans to list on the JSE on May 9. read more