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Spazas boost traditional trade surge in SA

The ongoing dynamic of modern versus traditional trade within South Africa's retail sector has seen exceptional growth of the spaza shop format. This finding stems from Nielsen's annual Shopper Trends Study...

Issued by Nielsen 2 days ago

Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study

Climate change could wipe out more than half of Ethiopia's coffee production unless farmers move to higher ground, scientists warned. Climbing temperatures and dwindling rainfall have already degraded prime growing areas...

2 days ago

Father's Day spend on par with Mother's Day: survey

According to a survey by dunnhumby, 57% of respondents said they spend the same amount for Father's Day as they do on Mother's Day...

14 Jun 2017

Retail, agriculture, construction sectors remain at risk in Deloitte Restructuring Outlook survey

Restructuring professionals expect an improved economic environment in 2017, in line with the wider trend seen across developing economies...

12 Jun 2017

2019 automotive styling shades trendbook launched

Clariant's biennial global Automotive Trendbook presents the colour areas that will play a role in the automotive industry in the future.

31 May 2017

The age of ‘chameleon' shopping centres

New research on the top South African property funds indicates that successful shopping centres can be characterised as ‘chameleon'...

30 May 2017

Consumer confusion: The truth about food

According to a new study from the ENOUGH movement families find it difficult to make smart choices about nutrition and health due to conflicting sources of information about how food is produced...

30 May 2017

Putting people at the centre of multi-buy promotions

In the South African retail and manufacturing sectors, promotions have become a popular tool to attain growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2017

Tech, trends and the future of retail at SACSC Research Conference

The 2017 South African Council of Shopping Centres' (SACSC) Research Conference highlighted the state of the South African economy, the evolution of technology...

24 May 2017

How to market to Africa's resilient, ambitious middle class

How do you market to Africa's extremely aspirational middle class that is more than 100 million strong, with a combined monthly spending power of R1.3 trillion?

By Louise Marsland 22 May 2017

Nine global trends in food and beverage

Globally, food and beverage are playing an increasingly important role in the reason people visit shopping centres...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 May 2017

Samra2017: Telling FMCG stories without getting stuck on the product shot

Natalie Botha and Saiesh Ajudhiya of Kantar Millward Brown presented their research on untold emotions: future-proofing adverts by understanding non-verbal responses from consumers...

By Leigh Andrews 19 May 2017

Samra2017: Throwing bones and singing praise songs

Kantar TNS presented research titled: ‘Throwing bones and singing praise songs, drawing inspiration from African culture to develop locally relevant projective techniques'.

By Leigh Andrews 18 May 2017

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China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters, Europe's police agency said Thursday.

1 hour ago

Woolies faces fight on many fronts

Shares in Woolworths, once regarded as a recession-proof retailer, are trading close to three-year lows as the company finds itself stuck between SA's stalling economy, the cash-guzzling turnaround of its David Jones acquisition in Australia and an impending competitive onslaught from Shoprite, which is moving up-market.

By Giulietta Talevi 1 day ago

South African designers showcase their wares in Paris

Forty-two South African designers are currently exhibiting their artisanal goods at the renowned BHV/Marais in Paris, a department store of the group of Galeries Lafayette that attracts over 60,000 visitors daily. The exhibition, which runs until 31 July 2017, showcases South Africa's creative energy and its international design and cultural capitals: Johannesburg and Cape Town.

1 day ago

Retailers set to lose billions as card-not-present fraud rises

Retailers stand to lose $71 billion globally from fraudulent CNP (Card-Not-Present) transactions over the next five years, according to new data from Juniper Research. The data found that a number of factors, such as the USA's shift to EMV cards, delays in 3DS 2.0 (3D-Secure) and click-and-collect fraud were key drivers behind the rise.

2 days ago

AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He was chosen not only for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees.

3 days ago

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