BizTrends 2018


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Uptick in Shopping Centre Sales

The uptick in shopping centre sales out of negative territory is continuing according to report...

5 hours ago

Ackermans opens the doors to its 700th store... but not without doing a little good in the community first

Value retailer Ackermans opened its 700th store, in the Rustenburg Platinum Square, with plenty of opening day specials and lucky draw prizes...

Issued by Ackermans 7 hours ago

Pacinamix on making great collaborations look tasty

Pacinamix, McDonald's PR and communications agency, has taken an amazing leap in looking at ideas that bring food and fashion together...

Issued by Pacinamix 9 hours ago

Digital by design: how technology is breathing new life into the fashion business

Marketplaces, online platforms, customised offerings, virtual fitting rooms and other innovations are all examples of the "phygital" transformation of fashion retail...

By Céline Abecassis-Moedas and Valérie Moatti 1 day ago

MaXhosa by Laduma takes Zara to task for alleged design knock-off

Celebrated South African fashion designer Laduma Ngxokolo, creator of the MaXhosa by Laduma brand, is taking legal action against Spanish fashion retailer Zara over an alleged case of copyright infringement...

1 day ago

Minister appoints panel to review zero-rated products

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has appointed a panel that will review the current list of VAT zero-rated products...

1 day ago

With its purchase of Whole Foods, is Amazon's goal to revolutionise food distribution?

On 20 March 2018, Amazon became the second most valuable company in the world, with a market capitalisation exceeding $768 billion...

By Isabelle Chaboud 2 days ago

First limited edition SA whisky added to Checkers exclusive Private Barrel Co. range

Checkers LiquorShop has revealed a new addition to its Private Barrel Co. collection of whiskies sourced from the finest distillers. The newly unveiled 6-year-old James Sedgwick single malt...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

AB Sugar commits to sustainability with 2030 targets

AB Sugar today launches a bold set of commitments with the aim of becoming the world's leading sustainable sugar business...

2 days ago

Redeveloped, rebranded Maluti Crescent will incorporate informal traders

Setsing Crescent in Phuthaditjaba is being transformed into Maluti Crescent...

2 days ago

Dangerous hitchhikers: New measures to help stop the spread of plant pests across borders

The CPM has adopted new phytosanitary standards aimed at preventing destructive agricultural and environmental pests from jumping borders and spreading internationally...

2 days ago

Checkers swops Little Shop for eco-friendly seedling kits

In a follow-up to the Checkers Mini Shop collectables craze launched in 2016, the retailer has announced its newest campaign consisting of environmentally-friendly Little Garden seedling kits...

1 day ago

Making technology in retail work

A shop sends its valued customer, John, a text message about a sale on a brand of shower gel. It is John's favourite scent, the perfect size, priced at a discount...

By Edwill Nel 1 day ago

Key insights into the global garlic market

In 2016, global garlic consumption stood at $18.1bn, +8% more than the year before. It is anticipated that the next nine year period will see an upward trend in garlic cultivation due to a number of factors...

1 day ago

South Africa's agricultural trade keeps momentum

In February 2018, South Africa's cumulative agricultural exports were valued at R20.89bn leading to a positive net trade of R3.736bn. Agricultural exports were dominated by table grapes, stonefruit, wine, cuttlefish and tilapia...

By Sifiso Ntombela 1 day ago

The sixth annual RMDP culminates in over 1,700 upskilled retail managers

The sixth annual run of the Retail Management Development Programme (RMDP) - presented in partnership with Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP) and the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) has come to a roaring success...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 2 days ago

Goodbye Malaria's retail roll-out

This is the story of how a simple retail product can be used creatively and effectively in a life-saving project...

Issued by Scan Retail 2 days ago

More pork on the braai as farmers redirect pigs for the fresh meat market

The pork industry has suffered an unnecessary blow following the listeriosis outbreak. The loss to the value chain could, so far, exceed R1bn, but consumers are benefitting from the decrease in the price of pork whilst other meats trend higher...

2 days ago

The role of incentives in manufacturing

The Manufacturing Indaba 2018 will be leading pertinent discussions regarding the various government grants, tax incentives and financing opportunities available to manufacturing-specific enterprises...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 2 days ago

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