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Wholesale trade sales drops 4.6% in July
Wholesale trade sales drops 4.6% in July

Wholesale trade sales decreased 4.6% year-on-year (y/y) in July compared with a 3.2% y/y increase in June‚ Statistics SA data showed on Thursday, 18 September 2014.

19 Sep 2014 14:45

SA July retail trade sales up 2.4% y/y
SA July retail trade sales up 2.4% y/y

Retail sales rose a much more than expected 2.4% year-on-year in July after contracting by 0.9% in June‚ Statistics SA figures showed on Wednesday, 17 September 2014.

19 Sep 2014 14:18

Economy reduces plastics recycling in 2013, call for more source sorting
Economy reduces plastics recycling in 2013, call for more source sorting

Plastics SA has just released the nation's latest plastic recycling results for the year 2013 - 280,000 tons of plastic (20.0% of all plastics manufactured in South Africa) were diverted from landfill and recycled during 2013.

15 Sep 2014 11:39

Growth of shopping centre gift card market - survey
Growth of shopping centre gift card market - survey

Tutuka, the company that provides prepaid options to retailers, recently completed a survey of 40 shopping centres around South Africa, which showed that branded gift cards do more than just...

11 Sep 2014 11:30

Nielsen study reveals efficacy of in-salon marketing
Nielsen study reveals efficacy of in-salon marketing

The Primedia company, Salon Media, which offers in-salon marketing, including mirror decals, activations, sampling and more recently, digital screens, has had research confirm that its digital screens enjoy 85% noting.

4 Sep 2014 13:57

Putting customer satisfactions surveys online
Putting customer satisfactions surveys online

Customers, who are satisfied with their shopping experience, tend to spend more, scooping up products and services because they believe in your brand.

25 Aug 2014 13:01

South African shoppers still love shopping at centres
South African shoppers still love shopping at centres

Broll Property Group launched its Retail Consumer Survey 2014 at the 18th Annual Congress of the South Council of Shopping Centres in Cape Town last week, 20 August 2014.

21 Aug 2014 11:38

Smartphone a must for almost half of holiday travellers
Smartphone a must for almost half of holiday travellers

New research released yesterday by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) reveals that of more than 10,000 travellers across 13 countries worldwide, nearly 40% pack their smartphone in their suitcases and 67% agree that they will use it every single day. As a result, 1 in 10 travellers clock an average of 70 hours online while on holiday - almost 20% of the actual time spent on a two-week holiday.

20 Aug 2014 13:58

CMO Council: Chief marketer confidence at all-time high
CMO Council: Chief marketer confidence at all-time high

SAN JOSE, US: The global marketing economy is robust and picking up pace, according to the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council's eighth 'State of Marketing' report, just released...

20 Aug 2014 06:20

Wholesale trade sales up 3.2% y/y in June
Wholesale trade sales up 3.2% y/y in June

Wholesale trade sales increased 3.2% year on year (y/y) in June compared with a 0.8% drop in May‚ Statistics South Africa data showed on Thursday, 14 August 2014.

15 Aug 2014 15:40

SA June retail trade unchanged y/y
SA June retail trade unchanged y/y

Measured in real terms (constant 2012 prices)‚ retail trade sales remained unchanged between June 2013 and June 2014 after increasing by 2.6% year-on-year in May.

15 Aug 2014 15:20

Unpacking consumers needs, wants from retail environments
Unpacking consumers needs, wants from retail environments

At the annual congress of South African Council of Shopping Centres in Cape Town on 20-22 August, Peter Gold, CBRE: MD of EMEA Retail Cross Border Retail will discuss what consumers expect from shopping centres and retailers.

15 Aug 2014 12:12

Empathy the cornerstone of consumer research - NATIVE VML
Empathy the cornerstone of consumer research

As global competition for both customers and talent heats up, enlightened companies are realising that being a good corporate citizen doesn't just benefit the community and the world. In the long run...

Issued by Digital Edge Live 12 Aug 2014 13:20

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