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Shoprite opens first store in Kenya to battle French retailer

Shoprite opens first store in Kenya to battle French retailer

13/12/2018 - 10:33
Shoprite is seeking a foothold in Kenya’s retail industry, where the collapse of two local supermarket chains has created opportunities for Africa’s biggest grocer and its international rivals. read more
Superdry half-year profits drop by 49%

Superdry half-year profits drop by 49%

13/12/2018 - 10:13
Superdry has revealed a massive drop in underlying profit in its interim results despite an uptick in overall revenue, as the fashion retailer conceded it had a “difficult first half”. read more
SA to spend more than R200bn over the festive season

SA to spend more than R200bn over the festive season

13/12/2018 - 09:57
South Africans are set to spend over R200bn this festive season, with an average of nearly R6 000 each, a recent survey has found. read more
Retail sector notches up better than expected growth for October

Retail sector notches up better than expected growth for October

13/12/2018 - 08:11
The retail sector experienced bigger than expected growth at the start of the fourth quarter. read more
Asda remains fastest-growing supermarket of UK's 'Big Four'

Asda remains fastest-growing supermarket of UK's 'Big Four'

12/12/2018 - 10:16
Asda remains the best performer of the UK’s ‘Big Four’ supermarkets, registering a 1.5% sales rise in the 12 weeks to 2 December, according to the latest market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel. read more
The hidden customer engagement tool lying dormant at every retailer

The hidden customer engagement tool lying dormant at every retailer

12/12/2018 - 09:18
With two prime shopping periods ahead - Black Friday and the Festive Season shopping extravaganza - retailers are preparing for a bumper sales season to mitigate the slow retail sales growth experienced during much of the year. Consumers have been under pressure from VAT hikes, petrol price increases and a stagnant economy.  read more
Britain's Ted Baker says CEO Kelvin to go on leave during probe into hugging

Britain's Ted Baker says CEO Kelvin to go on leave during probe into hugging

11/12/2018 - 10:08
Ted Baker’s CEO and founder Ray Kelvin is to take a voluntary leave of absence while allegations about his conduct are investigated, the British fashion retailer said. read more
Global fashion retailer LC Waikiki opens first store in Cape Town

Global fashion retailer LC Waikiki opens first store in Cape Town

11/12/2018 - 09:27
Global fashion retailer, LC Waikiki opened their first store in the Western Cape at Tyger Valley Shopping Centre on Saturday 08 December 2018. LC Waikiki offers on-trend, well-priced clothing for all occasions for women, men and children with the brand philosophy of “Everyone deserves to dress well”.  read more
Shoprite opens first of its own distribution centres in Nigeria

Shoprite opens first of its own distribution centres in Nigeria

10/12/2018 - 15:15
The Shoprite Group recently opened a new world-class distribution centre (DC) in Lagos, Nigeria. read more
Retail sector showing signs of revival

Retail sector showing signs of revival

10/12/2018 - 11:49
A study by the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) has shown that the retail sector showed signs of a revival in the last three months of the year after the sector ran into trouble in the third quarter of the year.  read more
Aldi opens a record number of stores in one day

Aldi opens a record number of stores in one day

07/12/2018 - 09:45
Aldi UK has opened a record eight stores on a single day as part of a tranche of 24 new outlets that are opening throughout November and December.  read more
SA grocery retailers hoping for a merry festive season

SA grocery retailers hoping for a merry festive season

06/12/2018 - 08:18
Grocery retailers have had a tough year, and like other retailers are hoping to see a boost in sales over the festive season. read more
New age consumerism and the consumer power-shift

New age consumerism and the consumer power-shift

05/12/2018 - 10:37
Advances in telecommunication technology have transformed the tools used for marketing and consumerism and ultimately, the way that businesses operate. The Statista 2017 Report indicated that the number of smartphone users in the United States is estimated to have reached 224.3 million, with smartphone users worldwide exceeding 2 billion. Undoubtedly, we are running headlong into the end of the industrial era of consumption and into a consumer power-shift.  read more
UK Grocers 'under pressure' as Christmas approaches

UK Grocers 'under pressure' as Christmas approaches

04/12/2018 - 10:25
Weaker-than-expected growth in the month of October is putting retailers under pressure as Christmas approaches, according to Nielsen. read more
SA ecommerce hits its stride

SA ecommerce hits its stride

04/12/2018 - 09:32
Despite the lacklustre macro-economic indicators, South African tenacity showed itself once again as retailers – especially smaller stores – cashed in on the online space over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend says Payment Service Provider, DPO PayGate. read more
Hamleys opens first Japanese stores

Hamleys opens first Japanese stores

04/12/2018 - 08:38
Hamleys has marked its entry into the Japanese retail market with the opening of two large, theme park-style outlets. read more
Abercrombie & Fitch soars after upbeat holiday sales forecast

Abercrombie & Fitch soars after upbeat holiday sales forecast

03/12/2018 - 13:52
US teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch forecast same-store sales for the holiday quarter above analysts’ estimates, driven by strong sales at its Hollister and flagship stores, sending its shares rising 24% in early trading. read more
UK retail property values to drop next year

UK retail property values to drop next year

30/11/2018 - 10:42
The UK’s five largest property funds stand to risk billions of pounds invested in the country’s struggling retail sector. read more
Black Friday: how a sales gimmick is changing SA’s retail sector

Black Friday: how a sales gimmick is changing SA’s retail sector

30/11/2018 - 10:10
Black Friday promotional sales are transforming the SA retail sector. read more
Takealot.com elevates Tour of Good Hope

Takealot.com elevates Tour of Good Hope

29/11/2018 - 13:51
ASG, owner and importer of some of the world’s best cycling brands, has joined forces with South Africa’s leading online retailer, Takealot.com, to elevate the Tour of Good Hope to an international level.  read more
R6 million – the biggest single transaction on Black Friday 2018

R6 million – the biggest single transaction on Black Friday 2018

29/11/2018 - 10:20
Online sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 exceeded figures for 2017, according to BankservAfrica, Africa’s largest automated payments clearing house. read more
The importance of frontline staff in retail

The importance of frontline staff in retail

29/11/2018 - 09:50
With the fast-approaching Festive Season only a few weeks away, malls, shopping centres and stores anticipate an influx of feet through their doors. Millions of Rands have been spent on extensive advertising, product placements, marketing and merchandising-just to name a few, but is that enough?  read more
H&M shutting down Cheap Monday brand

H&M shutting down Cheap Monday brand

28/11/2018 - 16:37
H&M, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, said that it would close down its struggling independent brand, Cheap Monday. read more
Woolworths pies, first SA food products with sustainable palm oil certification

Woolworths pies, first SA food products with sustainable palm oil certification

27/11/2018 - 10:06
Woolworths pies are the first South African food products to be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) https://rspo.org/  read more
Holiday marketing tips to help your store stand out

Holiday marketing tips to help your store stand out

27/11/2018 - 08:59
The festive season is a challenging time for shopping malls in Cape Town. Customers are ready to spend their hard earned money and make impulse decisions, therefore, you need to ensure your store is ready for the holiday rush and that your marketing strategy attracts the big spenders.  read more
Sainsbury’s launches food bank labelling scheme for customers

Sainsbury’s launches food bank labelling scheme for customers

27/11/2018 - 08:39
Sainsbury’s has launched dedicated shelf-edge labels to alert its customers to items most useful for food banks. read more
Mr Price boosted by improved perception

Mr Price boosted by improved perception

27/11/2018 - 08:23
Improved consumer perception of Mr Price's quality and fashion helped it grow sales and profit in the first half of its 2019 financial year. read more
Online wine marketplace Port2Port rated SA’s best

Online wine marketplace Port2Port rated SA’s best

26/11/2018 - 11:41
Port2Port.wine, an online wine marketplace based in South Africa, has been awarded the Best Overall Wine List Award in Wine Searcher’s Retailer Awards for the second consecutive year. read more
SA consumers swarm online but still lag way behind international trends

SA consumers swarm online but still lag way behind international trends

26/11/2018 - 08:13
It’s too early to say to what extent Black Friday sales have boosted retailers’ bottom line but there is no doubt that South African consumers are increasingly turning to tech-enabled solutions for their regular dose of retail therapy. read more
#BlackFriday: Wallet squeeze increases sensitivity to prices

#BlackFriday: Wallet squeeze increases sensitivity to prices

23/11/2018 - 10:21
Wallet squeeze has seen South African consumers growing increasingly sensitive to prices and promotions over the past several years.  read more
Ikea plans 7,500 job cuts, but will hire 11,500 for online push

Ikea plans 7,500 job cuts, but will hire 11,500 for online push

23/11/2018 - 09:00
Swedish furniture giant Ikea said that it plans to cut 7,500 jobs worldwide by 2020, mainly office jobs, as it re-organises to focus its business on e-commerce and smaller shops in city centres. read more
Black Friday spikes turnover for SMEs

Black Friday spikes turnover for SMEs

22/11/2018 - 10:50
Even though it is tempting to relegate Black Friday as just another marketing gimmick, the reality is that it signifies the start of a month-long consumer spending frenzy that significantly boosts retail revenues. read more
Ackermans to upskill employees through its new e-learning platform

Ackermans to upskill employees through its new e-learning platform

22/11/2018 - 10:32
South Africa’s leading value retailer, Ackermans, has launched its new in-store electronic learning solution to train new and existing staff.  read more
Pick n Pay reveals all Black Friday deals: Savings bigger and better than last year

Pick n Pay reveals all Black Friday deals: Savings bigger and better than last year

22/11/2018 - 09:25
Pick n Pay has released all its Black Friday deals that will run over a three-day period from 23 – 25 November 2018.  read more
Pick n Pay invests over R18m in marine conservation

Pick n Pay invests over R18m in marine conservation

21/11/2018 - 14:00
The ocean plays a critical role in sustaining life and livelihoods. Sadly, reports show that the world’s fisheries are rapidly being overfished.  read more
Lowe’s to ditch Mexico stores in further streamlining

Lowe’s to ditch Mexico stores in further streamlining

21/11/2018 - 11:23
Lowe’s stated it was looking to shed its retail operations in Mexico and certain noncore US businesses as the country’s second-biggest home improvement chain strives to compete with rivals including Home Depot.  read more
How retailers can be safe from cyber fraud this #BlackFriday

How retailers can be safe from cyber fraud this #BlackFriday

21/11/2018 - 11:09
Black Friday is fast approaching, and a lot of retailers are preparing for an influx of sales and consumer traffic across all points of purchase – apps, online and in-store. This high volume of purchases puts most retailers and consumers at risk for a range of cyber security fraud and loss of critical information. read more
TFG showcases #BlackFriday deals

TFG showcases #BlackFriday deals

21/11/2018 - 10:40
Update your summer style with the best of Black Friday deals. Whether you want to dress up or down, get new sports gear, fashion for your kids or the latest in jewellery, technology or homeware – this is one shopping list you’ll definitely find it on! read more
Woolworths does Black Friday with a difference

Woolworths does Black Friday with a difference

21/11/2018 - 09:30
Black Friday has developed a reputation for frantic shopping frenzies and incredible deals. This year, in addition to offering incredible deals of up to 50% off, Woolworths has decided to do Black Friday with a difference.  read more
Black Friday is growing in SA

Black Friday is growing in SA

21/11/2018 - 09:10
The global Black Friday phenomenon has cemented itself as the precursor into Festive Season shopping and it is no surprise that it is making a growing impression amongst South African retailers and consumers alike.  read more
Will Cyber Monday trump Black Friday?

Will Cyber Monday trump Black Friday?

20/11/2018 - 16:33
Retailers and shoppers gear up for what promises to be the biggest sale day of the calendar year, Black Friday, but with payday falling after Black Friday, will Cyber Monday outsell Black Friday this year?  read more
Beating the #BlackFriday delivery blues

Beating the #BlackFriday delivery blues

20/11/2018 - 10:16
The biggest challenge on Black Friday isn’t a system crash or a payment failure. It’s the delivery problems that come after the purchases have been made. This year, courier companies are working closely with e-tailers to ensure that delivery expectations are met – but consumers can also play their part in getting their parcels as quickly and efficiently as possible. read more
#BlackFriday: Will your business handle the demand?

#BlackFriday: Will your business handle the demand?

20/11/2018 - 09:14
Black Friday is here to stay: as part of a retail festival that entices consumers in their millions to part with their cash, it’s another way of increasing revenue just before the festive season officially kicks in.  read more
Big lead-up to Black Friday

Big lead-up to Black Friday

19/11/2018 - 15:16
There was a time when Santa got people spending. Now it’s Black Friday. read more
Pick n Pay shares sneak preview of #BlackFriday deals and tips on how to prepare for SA’s busiest shopping day

Pick n Pay shares sneak preview of #BlackFriday deals and tips on how to prepare for SA’s busiest shopping day

19/11/2018 - 14:24
Pick n Pay has released a sneak preview of five deals that will be available to customers in-store nationwide this Black Friday.  read more
What South Africans will be buying this Black Friday

What South Africans will be buying this Black Friday

19/11/2018 - 09:36
Standard Bank expects retailers to experience another bumper Black Friday weekend this month, despite consumers feeling the pinch from all-time-high petrol prices and a one percentage point increase in VAT. read more
Black Friday is not over for SA yet

Black Friday is not over for SA yet

19/11/2018 - 08:29
Black Friday is the new precursor imprinting a trend into Festive Season Shopping. Over the years, this recent sales tactic has grown in leaps and bounds with more retailers and shopping centres jumping on the bandwagon to offer South African consumers bang for their buck while creating an exciting environment to shop in.  read more
Five steps for online startups to take advantage of Black Friday

Five steps for online startups to take advantage of Black Friday

16/11/2018 - 14:46
According to Google Trends, last year South Africa registered the largest ‘Black Friday’ search interest of any country, even ahead of the US where the retail mega-event was conceived. read more
Amazon reveals plans for biggest Black Friday yet

Amazon reveals plans for biggest Black Friday yet

16/11/2018 - 11:13
Amazon is preparing to host what it believes will be its biggest ever Black Friday sale, with more deals available than in previous years over a 10-day period. read more
Growing import demand contributes to expanding logistics and warehousing sector

Growing import demand contributes to expanding logistics and warehousing sector

16/11/2018 - 11:05
The inflow of imports, most consumer goods, is contributing to increasing demand for storage, logistics and warehousing services in South Africa, and a clear correlation is visible in the trend of wholesale and retail trade sales in comparison to imports. read more
How to maximise value this Black Friday

How to maximise value this Black Friday

16/11/2018 - 10:17
Black Friday is almost here! Around South Africa, eager shoppers are double-checking their budgets and making wish-lists! Black Friday is now so well-entrenched, everyone’s getting in on the action. With discounts of as much as 80%, thousands of bargain hunters will flood SA’s online retailers when the clock strikes midnight. read more
Uptick in retail sales likely enough to end recession

Uptick in retail sales likely enough to end recession

16/11/2018 - 10:00
A meagre boost in the retail sector will likely see SA steer out of the recession. read more
Macy's raises annual forecast before holiday season

Macy's raises annual forecast before holiday season

16/11/2018 - 08:47
Macy’s raised its annual earnings forecast, signalling a strong holiday shopping season ahead, as the department store chain builds on a recovery strategy that focuses on its well-performing stores and expanding online.  read more
Liquor and drugs boost Spar's sales

Liquor and drugs boost Spar's sales

15/11/2018 - 15:07
Ireland was JSE-listed Spar’s best performing region, helping to offset sales and profit declines in Switzerland. read more
Woolworths to return to profit

Woolworths to return to profit

15/11/2018 - 14:16
Woolworths will return to profit in the first half of its 2019 financial year following the loss caused by its R7bn impairment of Australian department store chain David Jones in the matching period.  read more
Superbalist.com launches its Click and Collect service in time for peak season shopping

Superbalist.com launches its Click and Collect service in time for peak season shopping

14/11/2018 - 16:09
Customers use the service by choosing “Collection” when they check out on the Superbalist website or app. They are provided a pin code via email and sms and take that to their chosen Takealot Pickup Point within 7 days of delivery - orders arrive within 2-4 days of purchase.  read more
Retail sales growth half that forecast by economists

Retail sales growth half that forecast by economists

14/11/2018 - 14:09
Muted growth in the retail sector may be enough to help steer SA out of a recession. read more
Massmart battles one of the worst retail environments yet in SA

Massmart battles one of the worst retail environments yet in SA

13/11/2018 - 14:10
Massmart, which is 51% owned by US giant Walmart, is battling one of the worst retail environments yet it has seen in SA, chair Kuseni Dlamini says.  read more
UK mobile commerce market to nearly double by 2022

UK mobile commerce market to nearly double by 2022

13/11/2018 - 08:27
Mobile commerce is set to overtake desktop sales globally by 2023 while the UK’s market is expected to nearly double. read more
Threat of US menthol cigarette ban knocks BAT down 11%

Threat of US menthol cigarette ban knocks BAT down 11%

12/11/2018 - 13:39
British American Tobacco’s (BAT) share price plunged 11% to R555, wiping R176bn off its market capitalisation, on a report the US government is considering banning menthol cigarettes. read more
Retail technology - changing buying and delivery methods

Retail technology - changing buying and delivery methods

12/11/2018 - 11:31
The retail industry has undergone a massive transformation with the advent of technology. Beyond the rapid rise of online shopping, retailers are spying innovative ways to hang on to traditional shoppers while diversifying both their channels and their wares.  read more
Woolworths chair Simon Susman to step down

Woolworths chair Simon Susman to step down

12/11/2018 - 10:10
Woolworths chair Simon Susman will be succeeded by former Imperial and Sanlam Personal Finance CEO Hubert Brody at its 2019 annual general meeting (AGM), which is likely to take place in a year’s time. read more
SA e-commerce up by 25%

SA e-commerce up by 25%

09/11/2018 - 09:23
The city is leading the e-commerce space in South Africa with 10 of the most visited online retailers based in the City. read more
Hermes plans outlets in China as luxury sales soar

Hermes plans outlets in China as luxury sales soar

08/11/2018 - 14:52
French fashion house Hermes has reported another quarter of brisk sales growth, propelled by red-hot demand in China, where the ultra-chic brand expects further growth as it opens stores and rolls out online sales. read more
Adidas laces up improved profit outlook despite lagging Europe sales

Adidas laces up improved profit outlook despite lagging Europe sales

08/11/2018 - 09:15
German sporting-goods maker Adidas lifted its profit expectations for 2018 after a “strong” third quarter saw brisk global demand for its sportswear and sneakers, but sales in western Europe slipped. read more
5 myths about spaza shops debunked

5 myths about spaza shops debunked

08/11/2018 - 08:30
Informal trade and distribution data specialists, 5M2T (5 Minutes 2 Town) sets five common myths about the spaza market straight – and the facts could change your entire brand to market strategy. read more
Checkers LiquorShop enters into exclusive, national partnership with Mr D Food

Checkers LiquorShop enters into exclusive, national partnership with Mr D Food

07/11/2018 - 14:09
Checkers LiquorShop is the first South African supermarket to enter into an exclusive, national partnership with Mr D Food. read more
Morrisons achieves 3 years of positive growth

Morrisons achieves 3 years of positive growth

07/11/2018 - 10:45
Morrisons has achieved “three years of positive like-for-like” sales after reporting growth across the board in its third quarter. read more
9 Black Friday and Cyber Monday tips to help boost sales

9 Black Friday and Cyber Monday tips to help boost sales

06/11/2018 - 14:09
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are famous for huge deals and steep discounts. That’s why participating in these days can seem like a big retailer’s game. read more
Lego launches first global Christmas advert

Lego launches first global Christmas advert

06/11/2018 - 09:36
Lego has launched its first ever global Christmas campaign, as it continues to push forward its TV marketing presence after a four-year hiatus. read more
3 Instagram mistakes that could land your brand in hot water

3 Instagram mistakes that could land your brand in hot water

06/11/2018 - 08:44
Instagram is fast becoming a hugely important sales channel for retailers - as a way to showcase your store and brand, market new products and promotions, and even tap into social selling. If you’re marketing on Instagram, chances are you’re in it because you want to increase customer engagement, followers, and ultimately, revenue. read more
Pick n Pay begins to introduce Black Friday deals

Pick n Pay begins to introduce Black Friday deals

05/11/2018 - 10:11
Pick n Pay launches dedicated Black Friday deals for its online customers in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town as a ‘taste’ of what is to come.  read more
Online shopping hits R14bn mark in SA

Online shopping hits R14bn mark in SA

05/11/2018 - 08:44
Online shopping hit the R14 billion mark in South Africa with 1.4 percent of overall sales in the country despite persistent apprehensions about its safety. read more
HomeChoice bets on store in Johannesburg CBD

HomeChoice bets on store in Johannesburg CBD

05/11/2018 - 08:04
Retailer and financial service group HomeChoice International has opened its first brick and mortar showroom in the Johannesburg CBD. read more
Truworths commits to transformation of its board

Truworths commits to transformation of its board

02/11/2018 - 11:57
Clothing retailer Truworths, which has been targeted by activist shareholders because of the dominance of long-standing white males on its board and executive management team, says it is fully committed to transformation and is on track to reach its board-level BEE targets within 18 months. read more
Burberry to launch product drops on instagram

Burberry to launch product drops on instagram

02/11/2018 - 10:10
Burberry has revealed plans to launch limited monthly product drops over Instagram as it ramps up its fashion releases. read more
Pick n Pay to phase out plastic straws and trial paper bags by end of December

Pick n Pay to phase out plastic straws and trial paper bags by end of December

01/11/2018 - 15:42
Consumers have become increasingly concerned about plastic waste. But if we are to experience a real shift in behaviour and make a sustainable long-term impact in our environment, we need to reinforce the message of reduce, reuse and recycle. read more
TFG takes on Amazon with myTFGworld.com

TFG takes on Amazon with myTFGworld.com

01/11/2018 - 14:29
TFG has amplified its online shopping presence with the launch of myTFGworld.com. By repositioning its e-commerce platform as a marketplace, TFG eCommerce is no longer competing with the single retail brand sites of their competitors but is taking on global marketplaces such as Amazon.com. read more
Why the supermarket of the future won’t come to South Africa

Why the supermarket of the future won’t come to South Africa

31/10/2018 - 12:07
In 2016, Amazon unveiled the “future of shopping” with its Go store. The store does not require shoppers to go through a checkout point – you walk in, pick what you want from the shelves, and walk out.  read more
Builders opens 3 new stores

Builders opens 3 new stores

30/10/2018 - 13:36
Builders is on a continual drive to deliver enhanced customer experiences through innovation within the DIY, Home Improvement and building materials sector. October 2018 has seen the opening of three stores which carry the new Builders aesthetic.  read more
Lower food inflation, strikes and currency devaluation hit Shoprite sales

Lower food inflation, strikes and currency devaluation hit Shoprite sales

30/10/2018 - 10:48
Shoprite says low internal food inflation at SA supermarkets and currency devaluation in other African markets where it operates hit sales in the quarter ending September 2018, with the group managing a 0.4% increase in turnover. read more
How to clear top 5 hurdles in deploying autonomous retail checkout

How to clear top 5 hurdles in deploying autonomous retail checkout

30/10/2018 - 10:39
Dramatic changes in retail can be seen through the lens of large and small technology companies. Retailers are facing an urgent need to improve shopping experiences and no retail technology is more exciting than autonomous checkout. read more
Pick n Pay has made special arrangements for Black Friday 2018

Pick n Pay has made special arrangements for Black Friday 2018

29/10/2018 - 13:56
Pick n Pay is preparing for its biggest Black Friday ever. read more
SA brands start the countdown to Black Friday

SA brands start the countdown to Black Friday

29/10/2018 - 11:12
The days are getting longer and hotter, suburban South Africans are firing up their braais and the malls will soon be filled with the sounds of Boney M. Yes, it’s nearly time for the festive shopping season, preceded by Black Friday, an imported tradition that South African shoppers have made their own. With a few weeks to go before Black Friday on 23 November, technical goods retailers and manufacturers are scrambling to get ready.  read more
Black Friday to be 'bigger than ever' in SA, retailers promise

Black Friday to be 'bigger than ever' in SA, retailers promise

29/10/2018 - 09:17
South African retailers are planning to pull out all the stops to make this year's Black Friday the biggest one-day discount sale the country has seen. read more
 Ackermans fashion design competition announces SA’s trendiest kids

Ackermans fashion design competition announces SA’s trendiest kids

26/10/2018 - 14:49
Tshepo “Young King” Tau,15 from Boksburg and Busisiwe “Busi” Maphalala,13 from Pretoria West have been announced as the winners of the 2018 Ackermans Style Squad Young Fashion Designer competition.  read more
CEO David Kneale leaving Clicks in robust health

CEO David Kneale leaving Clicks in robust health

26/10/2018 - 09:17
Retiring Clicks CEO David Kneale says he is “going out on a high” and that the business has good growth prospects given that only half of SA’s population lives close to one of the group’s stores. read more
Shoprite and Checkers to reward customers for reusing recycled bags

Shoprite and Checkers to reward customers for reusing recycled bags

24/10/2018 - 11:43
The Shoprite Group, the only national retailer with a verified 100% recycled shopping bag in all its stores, has announced that it will now be rewarding customers for using their newly introduced “planet” bags in both Shoprite and Checkers stores. read more
The powerful consumer trends shaping retail customer experiences

The powerful consumer trends shaping retail customer experiences

24/10/2018 - 11:20
Rising inflation. Record petrol prices. A VAT increase. A technical recession. South African consumers are feeling the pinch as a confluence of forces put immense pressure on their wallets.  read more
US online grocery sales to quadruple by 2023 – report

US online grocery sales to quadruple by 2023 – report

24/10/2018 - 11:05
Online grocery sales in the US have more than tripled between 2013 and 2018 and are set to quadruple between 2018 and 2023, according to a report by research agency Packaged Facts. read more
Ways technology empowers retail staff

Ways technology empowers retail staff

24/10/2018 - 10:50
The more technology changes, the more customer behaviours change too. So, in order to keep up with your customers’ needs, you need to empower your employees in a time of digital transformation. read more
Walmart to build ‘high-tech’ distribution centre in California

Walmart to build ‘high-tech’ distribution centre in California

22/10/2018 - 10:52
Walmart has announced that it is building a new high-tech grocery distribution centre in Shafter, California to increase the efficiency of its distribution operations. read more
Checkers launches new private label wellness range Simple Truth

Checkers launches new private label wellness range Simple Truth

22/10/2018 - 10:14
Checkers is making healthier alternatives to everyday products more accessible and affordable with the launch of Simple Truth, its new private label wellness range.  read more
Lee, Wrangler owner’s shares fall on fading jeans business

Lee, Wrangler owner’s shares fall on fading jeans business

22/10/2018 - 08:01
VF Corp shares fell 9% after the apparel maker lowered revenue forecasts for its jeans business and reported slow outdoor wear sales even as its popular Van sneakers lifted quarterly profit. read more
US retail giant Walmart bets its online sales will expand

US retail giant Walmart bets its online sales will expand

18/10/2018 - 10:42
Walmart expects some of its fastest sales growth this decade as it draws in more digital customers in its turf war against Amazon.com. read more
Mr Price CEO to retire

Mr Price CEO to retire

18/10/2018 - 08:41
Mr Price CEO Stuart Bird will be succeeded by CFO Mark Blair on January 1, the retailer announced. read more
2018 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) winners announced

2018 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) winners announced

18/10/2018 - 08:27
The 2018 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) winners were announced on the opening day of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Annual Congress, held at Durban’s International Convention Centre. read more
Retail sector shows a glimmer of growth

Retail sector shows a glimmer of growth

17/10/2018 - 13:32
Retailers surprised economists in August, with annual sales growth of 2.5% — far higher than the consensus 0.3%. read more
How poor customer service impacts the retail customer experience

How poor customer service impacts the retail customer experience

17/10/2018 - 09:31
Picture the situation: you're on the phone with customer support. You speak to a representative who can't help you. Your call gets forwarded to another agent. So you start your story over from the beginning and explain what you need to get out of the call. They can begin a process but will really need another team to jump in to complete. Another agent takes up your case and again you explain your situation as well as a summary of the two previous calls. read more
Dis-Chem plans to open more than one new store every month

Dis-Chem plans to open more than one new store every month

17/10/2018 - 08:56
Pharmacy chain Dis-Chem plans to maintain its expansion pace of more than one store a month, it said in its interim results. read more