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#SeamlessAfrica: Tackling the omnichannel retail reality

‘Omnichannel' is not merely a business buzzword, it's the new retail reality. Amanda Herson, e-commerce director for the Cape Union Mart Group, shared her thoughts...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Mar 2017

#DesignMonth: How to revive retail interior using Pantone's Colour of the Year

As we all know by now, Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2017 is Greenery, "a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew.”

By Brandon Williams 24 Feb 2017

Second-hand sales make up 40% of all items sold on bidorbuy

Previously owned items are popular on South Africa's online marketplace, bidorbuy, and not just in antiques and collectibles. Out of more than two million items offered for sale on the site, almost 80% are new, while only a little over 20% are pre-owned. However, the sales figures of second-hand items account for as much as 40% of all items recently sold on the site...

20 Jan 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

Research indicates that retailers have a long way to go to reach Merchandising 3.0

Results from JDA and EKN's latest survey, 'Merchandising 3.0: Why Retailers Need to Find the Perfect Blend of Art + Science to be Relevant to Shoppers', show that retailers are facing significant challenges in their efforts to advance through these maturity levels...

By Kelly Wasileski 3 Nov 2016

Facebook's Oculus pushes virtual reality with new gear

Facebook on Thursday worked to ramp up enthusiasm for its virtual reality line, unveiling new gear including a lower-end wireless headset prototype...

7 Oct 2016

Smartwatches: for fitness freaks and tech geeks only?

They were hyped as the next big thing after smartphones but tech giants have struggled to put a smartwatch on every wrist and Apple's latest offering, aimed mainly at fitness enthusiasts, is unlikely to change that, analysts say...

9 Sep 2016

#WomensMonth: Where are the female superheroes?

In a very passionate TED Talk, media studies scholar Dr Christopher Bell asked why it is so hard to find female superhero merchandise?

31 Aug 2016

Rocket Creative launches retail focussed ChargerLITE product merchandising solution

Rocket Creative Design & Display successfully prototyped and recently launched their innovative new ChargerLITE product merchandising unit...

Issued by Rocket Creative Design & Display 3 Jun 2016

A new way of looking at retail fixturing and merchandising

Interior and speciality retail designers now have a unique opportunity to view an extensive range of options and discuss their specific needs and requirements with a team of professional designers...

Issued by Shopfitting Depot 7 Apr 2016

Spring Mobile Solutions partners with Nuva Via

Spring Mobile Solutions, which provides cloud-based, enterprise-grade mobile applications to consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies globally, has entered into a partnership with local company Nuva Via to expand its South African and African presence...

4 Apr 2016

UCS Solutions gets Expertise in Retail certification

UCS Solutions has been awarded the SAP Recognised Expertise in Retail certification - the only partner in Africa to have achieved this. The credential provides a mark of distinction and aims to recognise the specialisation, competency and expertise of SAP partners.

19 Nov 2015

The hybrid consumer - a growing trend

The rise of the 'hybrid consumer' is an emerging and growing trend with significant implications for the South African franchising industry...

3 Nov 2015

Spoilt for (FSU) choice with Rocket Creative Design & Display

South Africa's retail display industry encompasses an enormous scope of elements, product variations and applications with all major brands fiercely competing for the hotly contested retail space to grow their sales revenues...

Issued by Rocket Creative Design & Display 28 Sep 2015

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