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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 10 hours ago

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...

3 days ago

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

Report: Creating a valued contextual experience

While digital marketing technologies and engagement channels multiply, many marketers remain concerned that they are still not delivering what customers want most...

29 Jun 2016

SA consumers want to deal with people, not machines

Putting customers first and at the heart of every business was one of the issues discussed at the 60th Global Summit of the Consumer Goods Forum, which took place in Cape Town recently...

28 Jun 2016

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...

22 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

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

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

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