Total income generated by the food and beverages industry rose by 6.6% to R3.5bn in February 2014 compared with the same month in 2013‚ supported by a strong growth in income from food and bar sales‚ Statistics SA figures showed on Tuesday, 22 April 2014.
22 Apr 2014 15:58
Wholesale trade sales rose 8.9% year on year in February compared with 8.7% year on year in January‚ Statistics SA data showed late last week.
22 Apr 2014 15:33
Growth in retail sales slowed more than expected to a four-month low in February‚ reflecting households' moderating spending as higher borrowing costs‚ and rising food and fuel prices eroded their disposable income.
By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 17 Apr 2014 15:34
A shopping centre is more than just bricks and mortar; it is a reflection of the evolution of consumers. Therefore, how a shopping centre's design reflects the values of its consumers plays an important role in its success.
By Danette Breitenbach 17 Apr 2014 07:58
Retail trade sales measured in constant (2012) prices rose by a lower than expected 2.2% year on year (y/y) in February from a revised 6.4% (6.8%) y/y increase in January‚ figures from Statistics SA showed on Wednesday, 16 February 2014.
16 Apr 2014 15:17
GfK, one of the world's largest research companies delving into the marketing trends around the way people live, think and shop, has released its research conducted in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.
16 Apr 2014 10:40
The township is no longer a foreign land far away and its story is no longer one of the haves and have-nots. Townships are rocking and they have been for a while, but not everyone has cottoned on yet.
By Danette Breitenbach 16 Apr 2014 06:46
Local retail trade sales in February will be released on Wednesday‚ 16 April 2014, and are likely to come in lower than the strong growth recorded in January.
By Maarten Mittner 15 Apr 2014 16:59
Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.
By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014 09:35
One of the key elements that gave rise to this year's supplychainforesight theme, 'The Rise and Fall of Customers and Companies', was that the need to improve customer service had been ranked as a top objective by respondents for the past three years.
By Kate Stubbs 9 Apr 2014 15:00
According to ZenithOptimedia's new Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, global adspend will be boosted this year by the three 'semi-quadrennial' events...
9 Apr 2014 10:03
Research released on Tuesday, 1 April 2014, by global consultant Accenture shows that 76% of South African consumers switched one of their service providers in the past year due to poor customer service‚ but 88% said firms could have done something different to prevent them leaving.
By Evan Pickworth 3 Apr 2014 14:46
The telecommunications industry has proved its worth in terms of service delivery and has shown a great improvement in the number of delighted customers since 2012 when only 37% were delighted, to 50% in 2013.
2 Apr 2014 13:40
Growth in retail sales volumes slowed again in the first quarter of 2014 after an uptick over the festive season‚ the EY/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) retail survey showed on Tuesday, 25 March 2014.
By Zeenat Moorad 27 Mar 2014 15:23
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