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Transforming the customer retail experience with future fit technology

Transforming the customer retail experience with future fit technology

26/06/2019 - 09:19
Although the South African retail sphere is currently hindered by a slow economy and weak consumer confidence, technology is presenting opportunities to radically transform the customer experience and boost bottom line sales.  read more
The fast-paced, ever-evolving SA retail property market

The fast-paced, ever-evolving SA retail property market

03/04/2019 - 09:53
Competition in South Africa’s retail market is intense, with more than 25 million square metres of formal retail space currently, in excess of 2,000 existing shopping centres and close to three million square metres of formal retail space in the pipeline. read more
5 Major mistakes independent retailers should avoid

5 Major mistakes independent retailers should avoid

25/02/2019 - 14:35
There is a lot to be said for being an independent retailer in South Africa at the moment. When your business is small, local and bespoke, you are able to roll with the economic punches. You are agile, flexible and can adapt to absorb the impact of upheavals like a technical recession or a sudden shift in trends. However, as a small fish in a big pond, you also need to have your wits about you. read more
China’s online shopping to disrupt the world soon enough

China’s online shopping to disrupt the world soon enough

19/12/2018 - 07:51
While SA’s retail sector is yet to fully embrace e-commerce, its Brics partner, China has become a behemoth in online shopping, which accounts for a massive chunk of luxury retail around the world.  read more
An effective online retail strategy will allow SA to catch up with big guns

An effective online retail strategy will allow SA to catch up with big guns

26/11/2018 - 13:25
The rise of online retail internationally has raised an apocalyptic spectre of empty malls, dying city centres, local factory closures and rising unemployment.  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
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
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
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
SA retail sales jump as spending on consumer goods rises

SA retail sales jump as spending on consumer goods rises

19/10/2018 - 14:31
South Africa’s retail sales rose in August as household goods, clothing and cosmetics grew, data showed on Wednesday, with recovering consumer spending a sign the economy is climbing out of a recession that has piled pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosa. read more
South Africans are expected to spend R45 billion shopping online this year

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

10/09/2018 - 11:27
PayPal and research group Ipsos have released their latest e-commerce report, showing the biggest online shopping trends in South Africa, and what is expected in the market over the next few years. read more
SA retailers buck global trends: Vend reveals the best retail businesses to be in

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

23/08/2018 - 10:30
Over the past year, South Africa's independent retailers enjoyed sales volumes 25% higher than the global average, according to data from retail management software leader Vend.  read more
SA retailers get to grips with Namibia charter

SA retailers get to grips with Namibia charter

21/08/2018 - 08:19
SA retailers supplying products to Namibia have to abide by that country’s retail charter, which aims to control access to the local market to allow for the development of local suppliers.  read more
SA malls targeted by bomb threats

SA malls targeted by bomb threats

26/07/2018 - 12:06
In recent weeks, there have many a number of accounts of explosive and incendiary (fire-starting) devices being reported at various shopping centres and retail stores across the country. Hoaxes or terrorist plots? The truth is unknown but it is no secret, malls and shopping centres across the country are being targeted by the criminal underworld.  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
Majority of SA online shopping is done at the office

Majority of SA online shopping is done at the office

18/05/2018 - 14:48
More men buy goods online than women in SA and peak shopping time happens during working hours. 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
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
Embracing a more connected South African retail environment

Embracing a more connected South African retail environment

17/04/2018 - 16:25
The increased connectedness of consumers is contributing to a more dynamic environment – one where expectations on what the buying experience must entail are evolving. read more
Euromonitor advises SA retailers to broaden their horizons

Euromonitor advises SA retailers to broaden their horizons

12/04/2018 - 10:13
Retailers in SA need to expand their scope from the middle class to include poorer consumers, who make up half the population, according to market research provider Euromonitor International. read more
Shopping centre sales heading for growth

Shopping centre sales heading for growth

08/03/2018 - 13:36
After months of decline, trading densities across 2.2 million m² of physical retail space in seven provinces of South Africa and in Namibia are trending towards growth, according to an industry barometer.  read more
SA retailers to start 'tracking' customers in store

SA retailers to start 'tracking' customers in store

07/02/2018 - 10:15
Retail in South Africa is expected to undergo a massive boom in digital and mobile technology within in the next two years, which will reshape customer behaviour and their relationships with brands. read more
 Atterbury’s Pemba Shopping development opens in Mozambique

Atterbury’s Pemba Shopping development opens in Mozambique

13/07/2017 - 09:22
Leading property developer and investor Atterbury has successfully completed the first-phase development of the USD20 million Pemba Shopping in Mozambique’s north-eastern port city of Pemba, the capital city of the Cabo Delgado province. read more
Apparel Retail dressed for sales success

Apparel Retail dressed for sales success

10/04/2017 - 14:35
Local clothing outlets are feeling the effects of foreign chains’ attraction for SA consumers. read more
South Africa’s retail future with Daniel Silke and the SACSC

South Africa’s retail future with Daniel Silke and the SACSC

01/03/2017 - 09:48
Daniel Silke is regarded as one of the South Africa’s leading political analysts and futurists. With over 15 years’ experience as a political analyst and futurist, it comes as no surprise that he is often interviewed to share his thoughts and opinions on the country’s leading television news and radio talk shows. read more
Festive season flop for retail shops

Festive season flop for retail shops

10/01/2017 - 11:42
Cape Town - Thousands of jobs are in limbo in the retail industry following what the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry has described as an underwhelming festive season for traditional retailers who have been hit hard by a struggling economy. read more