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Mixed outlook for SA retail, says research from Oxford Business Group

South Africa's retail sector has seen mixed fortunes in recent months with a slowdown in vehicle sales, but more encouraging news in luxury goods...

28 Jul 2015 09:30

Powdered creamer up in volume and value, research finds

The powdered creamer category grew in both volume and value in 2014, but both growth rates were lower than those achieved by the industry in 2013, according to recent research by BMi Research...

24 Jul 2015 12:25



SA an 'innovation nation' when it comes to trying new products

The latest Nielsen Global Survey on new product innovation has found that consumers in South Africa have a distinctly 'new world' view and are far more inclined to try new products...

Issued by Nielsen 16 Jul 2015 10:03

Rand firmer ahead of US retail sales data

Rand was firmer at midday on Tuesday as the market awaited June US retail sales figures to be released in the afternoon...

14 Jul 2015 13:35

Jameson, PnP top Facebook

South Africa's top-performing brand on Facebook is Jameson Irish Whiskey, followed by credit card Visa, while Edgars ranks third...

13 Jul 2015 09:30

Mageu sales decline, but recovery is expected

Recent research released by BMi Research has revealed that in 2014, Mageu, one of the oldest beverages in southern Africa, had a decline in volume for the first time in over five years...

7 Jul 2015 11:50

Loyalty schemes are vital in the age of big data, research finds

New research from GI Insight shows that gaining customer insight through loyalty schemes is a powerful way of building stronger buyer relationships and that the vast majority of consumers see real value in these programmes...

7 Jul 2015 11:15

Survey finds that the growth in retail sales volumes is expected to remain lacklustre

Results from the latest EY/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Retail survey suggest that the growth in retail sales volumes was similar, if not slightly slower, during 2015Q2 compared to 2015Q1...

25 Jun 2015 09:25

Food and beverages industry income up 8.1% quarter on quarter in April

Total income in the food and beverage industry increased 8.1% in the three months ended April 2015 compared with the three months ended April 2014, Stats SA said on Monday...

23 Jun 2015 07:45

Behind the curve: SA's maize industry woes

According to Insight Survey's latest Carbohydrate Landscape Report the increased global maize production trend has been unable to gain traction in South Africa due to adverse local weather conditions...

Issued by Insight Survey 22 Jun 2015 10:25

Dad wants your time for Father's Day

It's not about the soap, or the socks it seems - it's about making an effort to do something a little different to show dad you care this Father's Day, according to the results of Pick n Pay's annual Father's Day survey...

19 Jun 2015 11:10

Research finds that smartphone users want apps, not help desks

A comprehensive study of smartphone users has found that consumers prefer to avoid dealing with service provider help desks, and that there is growing evidence of a preference for...

19 Jun 2015 10:30

SA April retail trade sales up 3.4% y/y vs 2.5% y/y rise in March

Growth in retail trade sales increased much more than expected in April, despite load shedding and deteriorating consumer confidence...

18 Jun 2015 12:20

Unlocking customer equity with valuable content

Since when did advertising ever retain customers? The age of intrusion has conditioned marketers into believing that bombarding consumers with annoying, pushy and often irrelevant messages will create the promise of healthy sales...

By Scott Cundill 15 Jun 2015 13:53

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