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African consumers are very optimistic about the future, report finds

If projections hold, Africa will have over 1.1bn consumers by 2020 - more than the populations of Europe and North America combined...

3 days ago

Africa - the 'next Asia' for fashion, report finds

Euromonitor International has published a new report entitled Apparel and Footwear in 2016: Trends, Developments and Prospects...

21 Jun 2016

Online shopping in South Africa slowly taking off

Many South Africans have shopped online, but their total spend is only a fraction of retail spend in South Africa...

By Alistair Anderson 21 Jun 2016

Promotions whip SA's price sensitive-consumers into a shopping frenzy

The annual Nielsen study of South African Shopper Trends 2015/2016 finds that promotion-seeking behaviour amongst shoppers is high, with consumers actively looking for these types of offers from grocery retailers...

Issued by Nielsen 21 Jun 2016

Retail survey finds retailer confidence at a 15-year low

The latest EY/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Retail Survey indicates a sharp deterioration in the business confidence levels of retailers during 2016Q2. The percentage of retailers that reported that they were satisfied with prevailing business conditions dropped from 44% in 2016Q1 to a 15-year low of 26% in 2016Q2...

21 Jun 2016

Survey finds manufacturing CEOs reporting aggressive growth strategies

The 2016 KPMG International Global Manufacturing Outlook has stated that 74% of manufacturing company CEOs reported growth as a high priority over the next two years. Competition for market share is fierce with many planning rather aggressive strategies in the pursuit of their growth objectives...

21 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit hears results of latest Nielsen retail study

The perception that emerging markets are no longer a source of future growth for retailers is a dangerous retail myth that needs to be dispelled, global consumer insights company Nielsen told the world's top consumer goods companies' CEOs at The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit earlier this week...

17 Jun 2016

Research finds the need for companies to transform into 'omni businesses'

A survey of 400 consumer goods retail and manufacturing executives from 27 countries has revealed that companies that want to keep in front of change and secure competitive advantage are transforming themselves into fully integrated 'omni businesses'...

15 Jun 2016

The 2016 Sunday Times Generation Next results announced

The results of the 12th annual Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey were announced at an Awards event at the Sandton Convention Centre...

13 Jun 2016

Is the global health trend bringing out the 'best' in tea?

Insight Survey's latest SA Tea Industry Landscape Report 2016 carefully unfolds the global and local tea markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 13 Jun 2016

Local is lekker, say SA consumers

Home-grown brands maintain a powerful hold over local consumers, with a brand's country of origin cited as equally important - or even more important - than other purchasing criteria, such as price and quality, in a new Nielsen Global Brand-Origin report on local versus global brands...

2 Jun 2016

Luxury brands struggle to attract Internet generation

SAN FRANCISCO - Seducing hyper-connected "Millennials" poses an increasing challenge for luxury brands, which find their markets slowing as young, sceptical consumers force them to rethink strategies...

31 May 2016

Regular online specials wanted, survey finds

A recent survey by The Foschini Group has revealed how age and gender influence shopping habits, what retailers need to do to encourage more sales and how to convert those who are not convinced by the claimed advantages of online shopping...

30 May 2016

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