Retail Trends 2018

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#BizTrends2018: The call for authentic, experiential retail design

In today's dynamic business environment, we should be seeking to understand the trends impacting a broader range of industries, regardless of the business sector we're in...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The in-store experience - an opportunity for brands

How many times do you go to the shop for only one item and land up buying a number of products? The in-store experience is a valuable opportunity for retailers to build brand loyalty...

By Caroline Currie 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Six trends shaping the shopping mall experience

Adapting and remaining relevant amid changing trends is nothing new for shopping malls. After all, retail itself is constantly and rapidly evolving, led by changing generational consumer behaviour and expectations...

By Camilla Lor 8 Jan 2018

Retailers turn to digital innovation to enrich customer experience

As the holiday shopping rush gets into full swing, South African retailers are increasingly looking to technology that they can use to improve their operations...

By Chantel Troskie 19 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

15 Dec 2017

How to increase your optometry's foot traffic and turnover through great shopfitting

Through our years of experience in the retail design and shopfitting industry we have seen how optometrists can attract more customers into their stores and improve their profits through great retail design...

By Brandon Williams, Issued by Creative Shop 4 Dec 2017

Weylandts reveals new concept store in Sandton City

Furniture and homeware retailer, Weylandts, has entered the shopping mall environment with its new concept store launched in Sandton City...

21 Nov 2017

Inhouse designs new interior for Hartlief Gardens

Design studio, Inhouse, recently created the design concept for meat manufacturing company Harlief Deli's newly revamped branch in Gardens Shopping Centre in Cape Town...

16 Nov 2017

Pick n Pay Constantia flagship gets a modern revamp

Pick n Pay revealed its revamped flagship store in Constantia Village on Tuesday morning, which includes an attractive Knead Bakery coffee shop, olive bar and juice bar...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Oct 2017

Skinny Laminx store sports a chic update

Homeware and fabric store Skinny Laminx, owned by designer Heather Moore, has undergone a stylish revamp...

19 Oct 2017

Experiential retail - a new way to shop

With the rise of e-commerce and demise of physical brick-and-mortar retail, consumers are continually hungry for experiences that engage and excite them...

By Jordan Major 19 Oct 2017

Roving retail - The next evolution of shopping

As retail rental rates continue to rise, more and more retail startups are approaching Creative Shop Retail Shopfitting to design and construct mobile retail kiosks...

By Brandon Williams, Issued by Creative Shop 26 Sep 2017

Yuppiechef to open first physical store

Online kitchenware retailer, Yuppiechef, has announced the launch of its first brick and mortar store signaling the start of its omnichannel journey...

19 Sep 2017

The role of shop fittings in creating memorable customer experiences

Visual elements have an impact on how consumers react to products, which is why creating a beautifully displayed retail environment is important for success...

6 Sep 2017

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International

App delivery boom shakes up China food sector

SHANGHAI, China - Guo Bonan has opened several new branches of his "8Peppers" spicy Sichuan-style restaurants across Shanghai since last year, and not one has a dining room.

2 days ago

Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

This Valentine's Day florists are predicting sales of $95m in the UK alone. But where do they all come from?

By Lara Bianchi 2 days ago

Abalone poaching: 'Hong Kong sucking up mountain of poached SA seafood'

With Chinese New Year celebrations just around the corner, millions of people will be tucking into a mountain of tasty seafood delicacies very soon - much of it plucked illegally from South African marine waters.

By Tony Carnie 12 Feb 2018

Hermès bags record sales in 2017

PARIS, France - Luxury goods maker Hermès said on Thursday it shrugged off economic, geo-political and monetary uncertainty to book record sales in 2017, thanks to the strong performance of all of its divisions across all regions.

12 Feb 2018

Amazon unveils grocery delivery via Whole Foods chain

WASHINGTON, US - US online giant Amazon on Thursday unveiled plans to launch grocery delivery to a number of US cities for its Prime subscribers using its recently acquired Whole Foods supermarket chain.

9 Feb 2018

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