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Leveraging digital platforms for the greater good – beyond the 12-days of Christmas

Leveraging digital platforms for the greater good – beyond the 12-days of Christmas

15/12/2017 - 15:59
“Effective causal communications using the digital ecosystem can be powerful instruments for systemic change and brand longevity, not just in times of giving like the Festive Season”, says Deseré Orrill, Managing Director of HoneyKome and CEO of Ole! Media Group. read more
Retail sector set to grow amid benign inflation, say analysts

Retail sector set to grow amid benign inflation, say analysts

15/12/2017 - 08:58
Retail sales softened slightly in October as consumers held back in anticipation of Black Friday bargains in November. read more
Shopping malls getting bigger, says study

Shopping malls getting bigger, says study

15/12/2017 - 08:50
According to a recent study conducted by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Real Estate South Africa on behalf of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC), malls are getting bigger. read more
TFG Collect In Store expands countrywide

TFG Collect In Store expands countrywide

15/12/2017 - 08:39
The Foschini Group (TFG) has rolled out its Collect In Store service for online shoppers across the country, taking the number of participating stores to 184, and now offers the service entirely free, with no qualifying amount required. read more
Was Black Friday a win in SA?

Was Black Friday a win in SA?

15/12/2017 - 08:25
Retailers and consumers, door deals and online marketing, geo-tracking, real-time parking deals and refreshments for physical shoppers. Black Friday has evolved into a complex sales phenomenon and looks set to continue to reach new highs, despite (or because of) our rocky economic status.  read more
Woolworths issues product recall on kids tees testing positive for animal fur

Woolworths issues product recall on kids tees testing positive for animal fur

14/12/2017 - 15:28
Woolworths would like to advise their customers that it was alerted to the potential use of animal fur in the pom-pom trims on three children’s t-shirts. With immediate effect, the product was removed off the shelf, pending further investigation. Independent testing was commissioned and has confirmed that the fibre used in the pom-pom trim is indeed animal fur. read more
Retail sales far lower in October than analysts expected

Retail sales far lower in October than analysts expected

14/12/2017 - 11:19
The retail sector did not do as well as expected in October but still signalled stronger economic growth at the start of the fourth quarter.  read more
 Digital signage video walls enhance adidas' brand experience at new flagship store

Digital signage video walls enhance adidas' brand experience at new flagship store

14/12/2017 - 09:00
Moving Tactics, South Africa’s leading digital signage solutions company, recently worked with adidas to install two video walls at their new flagship store in Sandton City Shopping Centre in South Africa.  read more
L’Oreal releases its first fully plant-based hair dye

L’Oreal releases its first fully plant-based hair dye

13/12/2017 - 14:19
L’Oreal, founded more than a century ago by a French chemist who formulated safer, more natural-looking hair dyes, is releasing its first fully plant-based colouring as consumers’ definitions of naturalness and product safety evolve. read more
UK retailers to reap rewards of christmas cross-border sales

UK retailers to reap rewards of christmas cross-border sales

13/12/2017 - 11:22
Cross-border trade is forecast to increase by 57 percent in the UK this festive period, indicating that more overseas shoppers are turning to British retailers than ever before for their Christmas shopping.  read more
Dis-Chem raises R1.1bn but sentiment sours on news of executive sales

Dis-Chem raises R1.1bn but sentiment sours on news of executive sales

13/12/2017 - 10:29
Pharmacy group Dis-Chem has raised R1.1bn to fund its expansion, but the news failed to impress shareholders. read more
Dis-Chem shares fall 9% as founders sell shares

Dis-Chem shares fall 9% as founders sell shares

12/12/2017 - 13:33
Dis-Chem Pharmacies’ share price fell 9% to R35.10 on Tuesday morning, just above the R35 per share book build price achieved by founders selling some of their shares.  read more
Shopping and paying: New consumer trends are bringing profound changes

Shopping and paying: New consumer trends are bringing profound changes

12/12/2017 - 11:49
Modern payment methods such as mobile payments are clearly influencing consumer behaviour and their impact starts to be visible in some industries. Which new payment trends are up next? How can retailers take advantage of the evolving landscape and what can they do to ensure they are not left behind as their customers embrace the new payment world? read more
SA goes cold turkey as retailers battle to source traditional fare

SA goes cold turkey as retailers battle to source traditional fare

12/12/2017 - 09:45
SA retailers battle to source traditional fare for the festive season. read more
Zara's owner set for worst year since 2008, as online competition bites

Zara's owner set for worst year since 2008, as online competition bites

08/12/2017 - 14:29
You know things are bad in Europe’s fashion industry when even Zara-owner Inditex is having a tough time. read more
How AI can streamline the shoe design process

How AI can streamline the shoe design process

08/12/2017 - 09:48
Individuality is highly valued in today’s fashion world, with fashion enthusiasts constantly trying to stay one step ahead before the next latest and greatest trend takes hold. For many, footwear is the perfect canvas to showcase individual style and make a personal statement in everyday life. read more
How Asics offers a personalised experience to customers

How Asics offers a personalised experience to customers

07/12/2017 - 14:19
Footwear and athletic apparel retailer Asics has found a way to personalise the shopping experience for consumers by finding them products that fit perfectly in size and style. read more
Mobile digital world brings chaos and opportunity for SA wine industry

Mobile digital world brings chaos and opportunity for SA wine industry

07/12/2017 - 10:54
Embrace the chaos brought by the mobile phone-fueled digital age and look to Portugal for a roadmap to success in the USA. Those were the clear messages from New York wine importer Cape Classics at a gathering of the South African wine industry hosted at Glenelly Estate in Stellenbosch. read more
Checkers Christmas cake voted SA's #1

Checkers Christmas cake voted SA's #1

07/12/2017 - 10:05
Checkers’ Limited Edition Luxury Fruit and Nut Topped Christmas Cake was voted the best and most decadent Christmas cake in South Africa in the latest Sunday Times Food Awards.  read more
Black Friday vs Cyber Monday in South Africa – who won?

Black Friday vs Cyber Monday in South Africa – who won?

07/12/2017 - 09:58
BankservAfrica, Africa’s largest automated payments clearing house, has published transaction data from Black Friday and Cyber Monday in South Africa for 2017. read more
How retail marketers can shine during the holiday shopping haze

How retail marketers can shine during the holiday shopping haze

06/12/2017 - 11:07
Consumers are constantly confronted across media channels with branded messages. The volume of information is overwhelming, leaving many to disregard those messages or even view them with outright disdain. For email marketers, in particular, message overload threatens to send their strategic marketing messages directly to spam. read more
Retailers, here's why you should give email marketing a second chance

Retailers, here's why you should give email marketing a second chance

05/12/2017 - 15:03
While not always receiving the attention it might deserve, email marketing's ability to reach your customers in a highly personalised manner and with an exceptional return on investment makes it a marketing tactic you should consider using more diligently. read more
Toys R Us bankruptcy results in 26 UK outlets being shut

Toys R Us bankruptcy results in 26 UK outlets being shut

04/12/2017 - 17:30
Toys R Us plans to shut at least 26 UK stores, as the retailer goes through bankruptcy proceedings in the US.  read more
Steinhoff exercises its call options for Shoprite

Steinhoff exercises its call options for Shoprite

04/12/2017 - 13:34
Africa's biggest food retailer, Shoprite, on Friday confirmed that Steinhoff Africa Retail (Star) had exercised the call options to acquire a 23.1percent economic stake in and a 50.6percent voting control of the company.  read more
Philip Morris opens first boutique store in SA

Philip Morris opens first boutique store in SA

04/12/2017 - 10:08
In an effort to stub out cigarettes and design a better tomorrow for South Africans, Philip Morris International (PMI), a leading tobacco company, has opened its first South African retail location at the Waterfront in Cape Town. read more
International survey reveals: While Black Friday has gone global, Cyber Monday has remained North American

International survey reveals: While Black Friday has gone global, Cyber Monday has remained North American

01/12/2017 - 11:11
An international survey performed the week preceding Black Friday 2017 examined consumer preferences in anticipation of the end-of-year shopping events. read more
The evolution of retail: Past, present and future

The evolution of retail: Past, present and future

01/12/2017 - 10:29
The retail industry is a dynamic one, always adapting to better cater to customers. For the past decade, we’ve seen a handful of updates and advancements that have propelled the industry forward. No matter how much the industry changes, the idea that “customer experience is king” will always stay the same.  read more
Makro opens flagship store in Fourways

Makro opens flagship store in Fourways

30/11/2017 - 14:53
Retail giant Makro has opened a massive new flagship store in Riversands, north of Fourways in Johannesburg. read more
Marks & Spencer dominates Christmas ad engagement polls

Marks & Spencer dominates Christmas ad engagement polls

30/11/2017 - 10:29
Marks & Spencer’s Christmas advert featuring Paddington Bear has achieved the highest customer engagement for a retailer in 2017’s festive campaign season. read more
Naspers on track in e-commerce lane

Naspers on track in e-commerce lane

30/11/2017 - 09:30
Naspers said on Wednesday that it was making progress with its e-commerce business, which continues to drain cash as companies in this particular division build scale. read more
Woolworths in eye of a storm

Woolworths in eye of a storm

29/11/2017 - 09:57
Woolworths chairman Simon Susman told shareholders at Tuesday’s annual general meeting that the board was confident of the group’s Australian strategy.  read more
Walmart steadily closing in on Amazon in online price war

Walmart steadily closing in on Amazon in online price war

28/11/2017 - 15:48
Walmart Stores is within striking distance of matching Amazon.com’s online prices for the first time, a key milestone in its effort to regain the "low price leader" title. read more
Shoprite’s Suppliers of the Year go the extra mile

Shoprite’s Suppliers of the Year go the extra mile

28/11/2017 - 13:15
The Shoprite Group recently celebrated its most innovative and reliable suppliers at its 2017 Supplier of the Year Awards.  read more
Tiger Brands eyes Africa expansion

Tiger Brands eyes Africa expansion

28/11/2017 - 10:39
Tiger Brands was looking for acquisitions outside SA and would place more emphasis on due diligence than in the past, management said on Monday. read more
Black Friday online sales surge to new records with mobile pushing fastest

Black Friday online sales surge to new records with mobile pushing fastest

27/11/2017 - 10:50
Online sales volume on the Black Friday shopping day grew 24% year-over-year, according to data from Salesforce’s retail intelligence unit. read more
Shoprite rolls out its trucks to help drought-stricken farming communities

Shoprite rolls out its trucks to help drought-stricken farming communities

27/11/2017 - 09:40
Five trucks left the Shoprite Group’s distribution centre in Centurion on Friday morning to collect fodder and transport it to the Northern Cape, where the worst drought conditions in a century are killing off livestock and threatening farmers’ and farm workers’ livelihoods. read more
Tiger Brands hit by strikes and tough market conditions

Tiger Brands hit by strikes and tough market conditions

27/11/2017 - 09:07
Strikes, a shrinking market and aggressive competition in the snacks and treats sector were among the reasons Tiger Brands gave for flat sales and lower profits for its 2017 financial year. read more
H&M: from rags to renewable energy source in Sweden

H&M: from rags to renewable energy source in Sweden

24/11/2017 - 16:06
Burning discarded clothing from retail chain H&M is helping a Swedish power plant replace coal for good. read more
5 Ways Nordstrom is engaging customers

5 Ways Nordstrom is engaging customers

24/11/2017 - 14:41
Nordstrom, Inc.'s net sales increased 2% percent to $3.54 billion in its third quarter of 2017, but same-store sales declined 0.9%. Lost sales from the recent hurricanes accounted for approximately $20 million.  read more
Makro acquires last-mile delivery startup Wumdrop

Makro acquires last-mile delivery startup Wumdrop

24/11/2017 - 09:41
Makro has acquired a majority stake in last-mile delivery startup, Wumdrop, which will allow the retailer to shrink the delivery window in getting products to its customers. read more
Alibaba investing $3B in brick-and-mortar grocer

Alibaba investing $3B in brick-and-mortar grocer

23/11/2017 - 13:31
Alibaba Group, French food retailer Auchan Retail and Taiwanese retail company Ruentex Group announced a partnership to share resources and platforms in going after China’s food retail sector, the companies said in a press release.  read more
 Franchises can still cash in, despite turbulent times

Franchises can still cash in, despite turbulent times

23/11/2017 - 09:12
Despite South Africa’s tough economic conditions, franchising businesses are still flourishing. read more
Corporate SA heeds Shoprite’s challenge to help save water

Corporate SA heeds Shoprite’s challenge to help save water

22/11/2017 - 16:15
Corporate South Africa has come on board to support a Smart Water Meter challenge initiated by the Shoprite Group to help roll out a ground-breaking water-saving initiative at Western Cape schools and make a real difference to the province’s water crisis.  read more
Black Friday heads to Shoprite stores countrywide

Black Friday heads to Shoprite stores countrywide

22/11/2017 - 16:01
Shoprite stores countrywide will for the first time ever participate in Black Friday, the world’s biggest sales promotion, on 24 November.  read more
Sandton City Dis-Chem flagship store to open in 2018

Sandton City Dis-Chem flagship store to open in 2018

22/11/2017 - 14:55
Sandton City today announced that Dis-Chem will join its exceptional retail mix next year with a flagship 1,800sqm store. read more
Only one in three retailers optimistic about Black Friday

Only one in three retailers optimistic about Black Friday

22/11/2017 - 13:23
Only one in three retailers are optimistic about their Black Friday business prospects this year, despite predictions average spend will rise nine percent. read more
Consumer inflation slows again, after two months of increases

Consumer inflation slows again, after two months of increases

22/11/2017 - 11:56
Consumer inflation dipped as expected in October, thanks in part to smaller fuel price increases and a continued moderation of food inflation. read more
Sainsbury’s is playing the long game

Sainsbury’s is playing the long game

21/11/2017 - 13:34
Sainsbury’s management appeared unphased after emerging as the underperforming grocer this quarter. Should investors be worried? In the short term, Sainsbury’s may struggle, but they have solid long term prospects. read more
Shoppers set to spend over £10bn in this year’s Black Friday bonanza

Shoppers set to spend over £10bn in this year’s Black Friday bonanza

21/11/2017 - 11:47
Higher prices and increased retailer participation will drive Black Friday spend this year with total sales over the period set to rise 3.8%.  read more
This year’s Black Friday promises to be ‘best ever’

This year’s Black Friday promises to be ‘best ever’

21/11/2017 - 11:26
Economist Mike Schussler said he expects to see large numbers of consumers spending on Black Friday despite the dire economy. read more
Black Friday, Cyber Monday 2017 reflect growing digital evolution and appetite for seamless digital experiences

Black Friday, Cyber Monday 2017 reflect growing digital evolution and appetite for seamless digital experiences

21/11/2017 - 11:16
With digital transformation initiatives permeating everything business does, the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period this year is expected to illustrate just how far online retailers have come in embracing Availability. read more
What are South Africans expecting this Black Friday

What are South Africans expecting this Black Friday

21/11/2017 - 11:03
We’ve all heard the stories about Black Friday in the US - all the latest goods at crazy low prices - but are South Africans experiencing the biggest day on the shopping calendar in the same way? Kevin Tucker, Founder and CEO of PriceCheck, Africa’s most popular comparison and discovery service, says there’s no doubt about it.  read more
12 Black Friday marketing ideas that cut through the noise

12 Black Friday marketing ideas that cut through the noise

21/11/2017 - 10:44
If shopping is like a sport, Black Friday is the ultimate showdown. You’d best get your Black Friday marketing strategies ready. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of noise out there when it comes to Black Friday marketing campaigns. read more
Maerua Mall bucks trend during economic downturn

Maerua Mall bucks trend during economic downturn

21/11/2017 - 09:46
Despite the country’s economic travails over the last couple of years, Maerua Mall has shown its confidence in Namibia’s ability to bounce back by commissioning and overseeing a major upgrade to the shopping centre that included the establishment of a brand-new Family Entertainment Centre. read more
Brick-and-mortar stores aren't dead: They just need a digital makeover

Brick-and-mortar stores aren't dead: They just need a digital makeover

21/11/2017 - 08:58
2017 has been a tough year for retail. Over 300 retail companies have filed for bankruptcy since January, while others have seen increased store closings and struggles on the stock market.  read more
No blackout on Black Friday‚ say retailers

No blackout on Black Friday‚ say retailers

20/11/2017 - 15:31
Will the "glitch" steal Christmas for online shoppers this Black Friday? read more
Internet retailers turn to physical stores as online sales look set to decline

Internet retailers turn to physical stores as online sales look set to decline

20/11/2017 - 11:15
A growing number of online retailers are opening physical stores on the high street in a bid to attract customers, as the growth of internet shopping looks set to slow. read more
Local retailers pin hopes on Black Friday sales

Local retailers pin hopes on Black Friday sales

20/11/2017 - 08:41
Despite a dire political and economic environment, retailers are upbeat about Black Friday sales and Christmas spending. read more
Checkers partners up with UberEATS

Checkers partners up with UberEATS

17/11/2017 - 14:37
Checkers announced it is partnering with UberEATS to make holiday entertaining even more convenient for its Cape Town consumers this summer.  read more
Weylandts launches concept store in Sandton City

Weylandts launches concept store in Sandton City

17/11/2017 - 14:13
SA’s leading furniture and homeware retailer, Weylandts, has launched an exciting new concept store in Sandton City. A dramatic luxury hotel-themed shop fitting canvas has been created on which to display their furniture and homeware, providing a shopping experience unique to South Africa. read more
Walmart online growth leaps 50%, lifts annual profit guidance

Walmart online growth leaps 50%, lifts annual profit guidance

17/11/2017 - 13:42
Walmart is on a roll as it continues to reap the benefits of its e-Commerce push, seeing 50% online sales growth in Q3. The total remains well ahead of Walmart’s 40% e-Commerce growth projections for 2018.  read more
Trading hardship continues for Italtile

Trading hardship continues for Italtile

17/11/2017 - 11:19
Italtile says weak trading conditions in the second half of the financial year persisted in the 19 weeks from July 1 to November 10. read more
Festive retail sales may help give GDP a boost

Festive retail sales may help give GDP a boost

16/11/2017 - 13:53
The retail sector is set to make a positive contribution to third-quarter GDP as retailers adapt to the difficult economic conditions and as they look forward to the festive season for relief. read more
South Africans going increasingly global for Black Friday deals

South Africans going increasingly global for Black Friday deals

16/11/2017 - 11:51
South Africans are increasingly shopping for global Black Friday deals in the US, UK, China, Australia and Europe by subscribing to international shipping services. read more
Spar to rotate external auditors

Spar to rotate external auditors

16/11/2017 - 11:41
The Spar Group is the second JSE-listed company to move to comply with the new requirement of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (Irba) that external auditors be rotated every 10 years. Mandatory audit firm rotation will come into force in 2023. read more
Amazon’s cashierless store is almost ready for prime time

Amazon’s cashierless store is almost ready for prime time

16/11/2017 - 11:25
For the past year, Amazon employees have been test driving Amazon Go, an experimental convenience store in downtown Seattle.  read more
Target's holiday-quarter profit forecast disappoints, shares dip

Target's holiday-quarter profit forecast disappoints, shares dip

15/11/2017 - 15:31
Target Corp (TGT.N) issued a disappointing profit forecast for the key holiday quarter as it continues to depend on price cuts to drive traffic to its stores and online, sending its shares down 4 percent in premarket trading.  read more
Retail sector offers good news for third-quarter economic growth

Retail sector offers good news for third-quarter economic growth

15/11/2017 - 14:15
In good news for third-quarter economic growth, the retail sector did better than expected in September. read more
Shoppers turning to one-stop forecourt stores

Shoppers turning to one-stop forecourt stores

15/11/2017 - 13:16
Despite the pressurised retail environment in SA, there is excellent potential for one-stop-shops like garage stores and corner shops. read more
Bottle stores help Spar counter slowing grocery sales growth

Bottle stores help Spar counter slowing grocery sales growth

15/11/2017 - 08:39
Double-digit liquor sales growth outweighed lower grocery sales for Spar in the year to end-September. read more
Edcon reports profit improvement despite decline in sales

Edcon reports profit improvement despite decline in sales

14/11/2017 - 17:04
Unlisted retail group Edcon reported on Tuesday that its net profit improved by 3.8% to R2bn, although sales declined in the September quarter from the matching period in 2016 read more
Lewis targets festive marketing

Lewis targets festive marketing

14/11/2017 - 13:32
Furniture retailer Lewis will ramp up its marketing to take advantage of the festive season. read more
Spar opens first premium store in China

Spar opens first premium store in China

13/11/2017 - 10:58
Spar has opened its first premium store in China, with a focus on green, environmentally friendly and health conscious produce. read more
Inflation may slow retail sales

Inflation may slow retail sales

13/11/2017 - 09:01
Retail sales are projected to contribute positively to third-quarter economic growth despite a slight moderation in September as the spotlight falls on consumption this week. read more
Lewis sells more furniture, but more of it is on credit

Lewis sells more furniture, but more of it is on credit

13/11/2017 - 08:53
The proportion of furniture Lewis sold on credit in the first half of is financial year widened to 68.8% from 63.4% in the matching period, helping it grow merchandise sales 5% to R1.3bn. read more
Strong performance in Asia-Pacific helps Richemont return to growth

Strong performance in Asia-Pacific helps Richemont return to growth

10/11/2017 - 15:34
A 23% surge in luxury watch and jewellery sales in Richemont’s largest market, Asia-Pacific, helped the group return to growth in the first half of its financial year. read more
Adidas sales soar in key markets

Adidas sales soar in key markets

10/11/2017 - 13:47
Sportswear giant Adidas has seen group revenues across all but one of its markets grow over the last quarter. read more
Clicks focuses on in-store digital journey

Clicks focuses on in-store digital journey

10/11/2017 - 13:18
Today’s customer expects to engage with retailers in an engaging and digitally interactive way in-store and retailers are focusing on this customer journey to develop the relationship and increase sales.  read more
Sales fall and profit takes a hit at Marks & Spencer

Sales fall and profit takes a hit at Marks & Spencer

09/11/2017 - 14:17
Marks & Spencer will speed up store closures after falling sales and cost pressures dragged first-half profit lower on Wednesday, underlining its struggle to retain the loyalty of British shoppers. read more
TFG acquires clothing brand Hobbs

TFG acquires clothing brand Hobbs

07/11/2017 - 13:46
TFG announces the acquisition of contemporary British womenswear brand Hobbs. read more
Amazon adds augmented reality into its app

Amazon adds augmented reality into its app

07/11/2017 - 10:34
Amazon lets shoppers view thousands of products in 3-D, most of which are home furnishings products. read more
Shares in Mr Price benefit from upbeat announcement

Shares in Mr Price benefit from upbeat announcement

07/11/2017 - 10:21
Retail group Mr Price’s share price jumped 11% to R169.99 on Tuesday morning after it said interim earnings grew by up to 25%. read more
Walmart’s holiday strategy includes a first: in-store parties

Walmart’s holiday strategy includes a first: in-store parties

07/11/2017 - 09:51
As Walmart gears up for the holidays, it is stepping up its customer experience — online and in store. read more
No relief in sight for local clothing retailers in 2018

No relief in sight for local clothing retailers in 2018

07/11/2017 - 09:28
Clothing retailers are likely to see single-digit growth in future as low sales, worsened by weak economic growth and international competitors entering the market, continue to put the sector under pressure. read more
Unpaid Zara workers leave pleas for help in clothes

Unpaid Zara workers leave pleas for help in clothes

07/11/2017 - 09:13
Handwritten cries for help have been found in the pockets of Zara’s garments, dragging the fashion giant into fresh controversy over labour standards. read more
The power of one for online retailers

The power of one for online retailers

06/11/2017 - 10:40
When Chinese online giant, Alibaba launched Singles Day deals in 2009, who would have thought that November 11 would become one of the planet’s top 24-hour, super sale dates along with Black Friday and Cyber Monday? read more
TFG holds out for Christmas sales

TFG holds out for Christmas sales

06/11/2017 - 09:47
Fashion retailer TFG is relying on Christmas trading to boost it’s full-year performance, as its bottom line remained flat for its half-year results. read more
Choppies wraps up purchase in KZN

Choppies wraps up purchase in KZN

06/11/2017 - 09:29
Botswana-based retailer Choppies has completed the acquisition of KwaZulu-Natal’s Arizona Wholesalers and Butcheries, adding to its 71-strong retail footprint in SA. read more
Reward or no reward? That is the retailer's question

Reward or no reward? That is the retailer's question

03/11/2017 - 11:36
Do rewards programs work? Is it worth it to offer discounts to your best customers? These are crucial questions for retailers to answer, especially in a time when traditional retail is threatened by the convenience of online shopping. But the answer is a little more complicated than a simple yes or no. read more
Apple’s profit soars as its new iPhone hits Asian stores

Apple’s profit soars as its new iPhone hits Asian stores

03/11/2017 - 09:15
Apple profits soared by almost 20% as its flagship iPhone X hit stores in Asia on Friday, with the company predicting bumper sales despite its eye-watering price tag. read more
Grocery shoppers now take pride in grabbing a bargain

Grocery shoppers now take pride in grabbing a bargain

02/11/2017 - 14:00
Buying food bearing a “reduced” label no longer comes with stigma attached to it, as a study reveals more and more shoppers take pride in bagging a bargain. read more
How to turn eCommerce marketing pain points into revenue

How to turn eCommerce marketing pain points into revenue

02/11/2017 - 10:46
Consumer behaviour has changed drastically over the last several years due to the increased use and dependence on e-commerce.  read more
The creative face of Burberry steps down

The creative face of Burberry steps down

01/11/2017 - 15:36
Christopher Bailey, the man behind the creative process that turned UK luxury fashion retailer Burberry into a household name worldwide, will step down from his roles as President and Chief Creative Officer of the company on March 31, 2018. read more
Kids get a grip on food security with Groweez and Pick n Pay

Kids get a grip on food security with Groweez and Pick n Pay

01/11/2017 - 09:24
The seeds of a planting revolution will be popping up at Pick n Pay stores today, when growing food gets Reel for kids with the launch of Groweez – a do-it-yourself solution for growing herbs and vegetables that teaches children about food security.  read more
Ineos acquires luxury fashion brand Belstaff

Ineos acquires luxury fashion brand Belstaff

31/10/2017 - 10:23
Chemicals giant Ineos has bought Belstaff, the British heritage fashion brand, in the latest off-centre move by its founder and chairman, billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, a month after he unveiled plans to start making cars.  read more
Shoprite in talks to set up shop in Kenya

Shoprite in talks to set up shop in Kenya

30/10/2017 - 10:11
Shoprite Holdings is in talks to open its first shops in Kenya by filling retail space left empty by the struggling Nakumatt Holdings chain. read more
Lewis share price falls to new low

Lewis share price falls to new low

30/10/2017 - 08:50
The share price of furniture retailer Lewis Group slumped to a new low of R26.50 on Friday after a downbeat trading update. read more
Clicks targets 900 stores after ace results

Clicks targets 900 stores after ace results

27/10/2017 - 11:55
Clicks Group plans to grow its retail footprint to 900 stores across the country after a stellar performance in its pharmacy and beauty divisions for the year to August. read more
Phygital: The new retail marketing playground

Phygital: The new retail marketing playground

26/10/2017 - 14:58
Physical merged with digital, that’s where the term phygital comes from. It’s a marketing and retail description, but you’ll find a world of phygital art out there too.  read more
Clicks puts its game face on to take on challenging trading environment

Clicks puts its game face on to take on challenging trading environment

26/10/2017 - 10:17
Retail group Clicks provided some backing for the “lipstick index” theory in its results released on Thursday morning. read more