BMi Research has completed research examining the latest retail and shopper trends. The report consists of the company's predictions for 2014's trends in the industry.
Issued by BMi Research 7 Mar 2014 10:24
Catering to the needs and requirements of customers is the cornerstone of retaining customers in the retail industry and keeping loyal customers is easier and more profitable than winning new ones.
By David McWilliam 6 Mar 2014 13:53
Shopper marketing is a practical discipline; it shouldn't be complicated and convoluted. If you've walked the floor and you are a resolute experimenter, backed by a tenacious attitude and reasonable on-the-ground retail experience, then you probably have the credentials to become a great shopper marketer.
By Jason (Frich) Frichol 27 Feb 2014 15:46
Researchers at GfK South Africa have decided to take a closer look at the South African 50-year old, to try to understand what is making its grannies and grandpas so young-spirited and hip.
By Rachel Thompson 26 Feb 2014 14:42
Machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, which allows both wireless and wired systems (cellular, wireless and fixed devices) to communicate directly with other devices, is expected to grow as an industry from a current US$121 billion business internationally to $948 billion by 2020.
21 Feb 2014 13:21
Wholesale trade sales at constant (2012) prices increased by 6.6% year on year (y/y) in December compared with a 5.7% y/y increase in November‚ Statistics SA data showed on Thursday, 13 February 2014.
14 Feb 2014 08:16
Township consumers have shifted to the middle market and have increased buying power. Marketers and retailers have realised the growing potential of the township market and many have jumped on board to target this elusive market.
13 Feb 2014 09:53
Mindful of the diversity of South Africans in all things, Woolworths is running a national sizing survey, using US-based Alvanon, an international market leader in body scanning and fit form development, in its first foray into Africa.
12 Feb 2014 11:40
The following changes to the TAMS data due to population and other updates are to be implemented on 3 March 2014.
10 Feb 2014 09:44
During November and December 2013 Nielsen introduced a large number of new households into the TAMS panel as a part of the planned panel expansion and upgrade.
7 Feb 2014 10:10
Why is it that you can only take a certain number of clothes into the changing room at a time? Do you really have to get dressed, go back out, fetch the other items you want and repeat the process again?
By Kelly Summerfield 6 Feb 2014 07:00
Spree.co.za conducted an online survey with 2000 women, split between 1000 in Johannesburg and 1000 in Cape Town to establish the differences in fashion style between the two cities.
3 Feb 2014 12:30
Despite the passing of former president Nelson Mandela, South African shopping centres had a good December, with newly upgraded shopping centres and those with newly acquired tenants reporting very successful results.
31 Jan 2014 11:24
Increased consumer interest in mobile banking - particularly when facilitated by cellular technology - was one of the key findings of The Mobility 2014 research study, conducted by Arthur Goldstuck's World Wide Worx with the backing of FNB.
30 Jan 2014 09:40
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