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Global CEO study underlines retailers' risk on running store, online operations separately

The growing omni-channel fulfilment costs are forcing a significant number of retailers to increase minimum order values and home delivery costs, as few are running their store and online operations collectively...

1 day ago

#WomensMonth: Flipping the script on 'gender-specific' toys

With lack of diversity and gender equality strongly in the media spotlight this month, the timing of Y&R Cape Town's #BreakTheMould campaign couldn't have been better...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Aug 2016

Is the sports and energy drinks market 'stepping up'?

Insight Survey's latest SA Sports and Energy Drinks Industry Landscape Report 2016 carefully unfolds the sports and energy drink markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 22 Aug 2016

New data presents disconnect between SA's consumer confidence and purchase behaviour

New retail sales data from consumer insights specialist Nielsen presented a far more positive picture of consumer spending than that of the current fairly negative South African consumer confidence levels ...

10 Aug 2016

Flavoured milk market has consolidations, grows in volume

BMi Research has released its annual quantification report on the flavoured milk market in South Africa for 2016...

10 Aug 2016

New research on increase of subscription based e-commerce services in the US

Matt Zajechowski of Digital Third Coast and Shorr Packaging have researched the state of the e-commerce subscription services industry in the US. The research indicates that subscription box website visits have skyrocketed from just over 700,000 in 2013 to 21.4m today, a 3000% increase...

5 Aug 2016

South African online retail reaches 1% of sales but needs innovative business models

According to the World Wide Worx Online Retail in South Africa 2016 report, online retail has maintained a growth rate of above 20% for several years...

By Kevin Tucker 29 Jul 2016

SU prof chosen to lead agricultural engineers worldwide

Prof Umezuruike Linus Opara, SU professor and research chair, has been elected as the incoming president of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering...

26 Jul 2016

Regular internal audits essential for retailers

According to a recent survey conducted by Mazars during June 2016, across 120 respondents, many retail organisations lack a clear understanding of the purpose of the internal audit function...

22 Jul 2016

Mobile customers demand convenience when browsing, paying

Research, undertaken by PayU, an online e-commerce payment gateway in South Africa, has shown there are higher conversion rates at checkout when there are less friction points and that the most frequent online shoppers are purchasing through mobile...

20 Jul 2016

Parents prefer trusted brands for school supplies

Books, pens, uniforms and miscellaneous - harried parents throughout SA have forked out thousands of rand in the run-up to the third term of the government school year, which kicks off on Monday...

By Colleen Goko 18 Jul 2016

South African malt beer shows little growth

BMi Research has released its report on the South African malt beer market, which indicates that this is a mature market, with traditionally little change in volume growth per annum...

14 Jul 2016

Sparkling soft drinks see volume, value growth

BMi Research has released its report on the sparkling soft drinks category. The category saw a volume growth in 2015, compared to 2014, following the trend of relatively healthy growth during the three preceding years...

7 Jul 2016

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