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#WomensMonth: Do women shop differently?

#WomensMonth: Do women shop differently?

06/08/2019 - 08:58
Is it outdated to believe women still shop differently to men? The clichés are men purchase for speed and women are more motivated by price, men are big online shoppers but women still like something tangible and prefer brick-and-mortar stores. While we celebrate Women’s Month in August, we look at how women are shopping whether it’s fair to say we’re moving into an age of gender-fluid purchasing.  read more
Using your smartphone at the supermarket can add 41% to your shopping bill

Using your smartphone at the supermarket can add 41% to your shopping bill

29/05/2019 - 11:05
A recent study suggests that grocery shoppers who use their phones in the supermarket end up spending, on average, 41% more than those who don’t.  read more
Instagram adds shopping feature for US users

Instagram adds shopping feature for US users

22/03/2019 - 09:34
Facebook’s Instagram is trialling a feature that lets US users shop from the photo-sharing app by using a “checkout” option on items tagged for sale, the company said. read more
3 Reasons why every retailer should consider Click & Collect

3 Reasons why every retailer should consider Click & Collect

05/03/2019 - 13:14
If you want to engage customers and drive foot traffic in your store, then an ecommerce presence is essential. It might sound counter-intuitive, but in this modern shopping environment, online and in-store work together, not against each other, to attract and retain customers. These days people are shopping online more than ever, so not having a digital storefront means you’re missing out on a lot of potential customers. read more
The highs and lows of December retail 2018

The highs and lows of December retail 2018

08/01/2019 - 13:49
December retail figures from the US, UK, China and South Africa differed widely and are, more than ever, relative to the prevailing politics and consumer confidence in each area.  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
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
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
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
Google Shopping report reaffirms that the future is mobile

Google Shopping report reaffirms that the future is mobile

04/04/2018 - 08:36
A new report has shown that Google Shopping is the still the key marketing and shopping platform for retailers selling online and that shoppers are completing high-value purchases on mobile devices. read more
Google expands retail shopping program

Google expands retail shopping program

26/03/2018 - 13:34
Retailers and brands battling against Amazon now have a new business partner ally — Google. read more
Discounters poised to increase share of  £1 billion Valentine's Day

Discounters poised to increase share of £1 billion Valentine's Day

13/02/2018 - 13:53
Although UK sales on Valentine’s gifts and cards are set to achieve the £1 billion mark this year, growth is expected to slow on 2017 as shopping at discounters for the occasion becomes more prevalent.  read more
Online shopping in Italy continues to rise

Online shopping in Italy continues to rise

03/10/2017 - 14:51
The number of Italians visiting online consumer goods sites to purchase food, home and personal care products, has grown by 6% to over 2 million in June 2017. read more
Walvis Bay's Dunes Mall set to open in October

Walvis Bay's Dunes Mall set to open in October

08/09/2017 - 14:50
A desert oasis of shopping and entertainment for the people of Walvis Bay, the new 27,500m2 Dunes Mall is in the final stages of completion, with its doors set to open to shoppers on October 26.  read more
Walmart’s grocery and e-commerce units surge as battle with Amazon intensifies

Walmart’s grocery and e-commerce units surge as battle with Amazon intensifies

21/08/2017 - 12:58
Ahead of a battle the Amazon-Whole Foods grocery alliance, Walmart is growing its digital operation and its grocery division is as strong as its been in years. read more
Walmart speeds up the task of reordering frequent purchases

Walmart speeds up the task of reordering frequent purchases

28/07/2017 - 09:38
Walmart has found a way to make the digital shopping experience even faster. read more
31% of U.S. shoppers will order groceries online in 2017

31% of U.S. shoppers will order groceries online in 2017

23/03/2017 - 08:46
As many as 31% of U.S. shoppers are likely to order groceries online in 2017, up 63% from the 19% that did so in 2016, according to a report from Unata. In addition to adding new customers, online grocers are retaining many existing ones: 80% of those who shopped online for groceries in 2016 say they would do so again in 2017. read more
Online shopping in South Africa slowly taking off

Online shopping in South Africa slowly taking off

06/07/2016 - 10:45
MANY South Africans have shopped online, but their total spend is only a fraction of retail spend in South Africa. read more
Tens of thousands of consumers descend on Mall of Africa

Tens of thousands of consumers descend on Mall of Africa

12/05/2016 - 14:53
Waterfall City – Johannesburg’s R5bn Mall of Africa, which has over 300 shops, opened its doors on Thursday to streams of visitors amid traffic congestion. read more
Another bumper season for V&A waterfront

Another bumper season for V&A waterfront

12/01/2016 - 09:45
Cape Town – The final numbers are not in yet, but it certainly looks like a bumper festive season for Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, with record trade figures likely to add to confidence generated by an announcement about a new mixed-use R700m Canal District. read more
Truworths CEO designate quits

Truworths CEO designate quits

08/12/2015 - 09:58
Truworths CEO designate Jean-Christophe Garbino, who was officially meant to take the helm last July, has resigned. read more
Gender roles shift in grocery segment - USA

Gender roles shift in grocery segment - USA

27/07/2015 - 08:49
Maryland - Shifting household dynamics are changing the way Americans shop for groceries, with moms no longer always assuming this role exclusively. read more
Kenya: Now Equity eyes ‘kiosk’ cash with smart card plan

Kenya: Now Equity eyes ‘kiosk’ cash with smart card plan

16/01/2013 - 09:06
Equity Bank is eyeing the billions of shillings passing though kiosk and retail shops by offering a system that will allow shoppers to pay for goods without using cash. read more
New packaging packs less at consumer's cost

New packaging packs less at consumer's cost

28/11/2011 - 07:45
Johannesburg - Your favourite brand of toothpaste, chocolate, chips, rice or tomato sauce may be costing you the same, but are you getting the same amount of product for your money? read more