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Mall leases - Competition Commission to investigate

A call for the Competition Commission to address exclusivity clauses in shopping-mall leases that may be anti-competitive and restrain economic growth has been made by the South African Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) Association.

By Alistair Anderson 29 Jul 2014 12:04

Woolies' feud with Lew appears over

The tussle between Woolworths Holdings and Australian retail billionaire Solomon Lew appears to have finally ended, with Lew last week accepting Woolworths' offer for his long-held stake in Country Road, banking about R2.1bn in the process.

By Nick Hedley 28 Jul 2014 14:41

Shoppers still flock to V&A

The second quarter trading figures reflect double-digit growth at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront, despite stormy economic times.

28 Jul 2014 12:41

Lack of sales is the top reason small businesses fail

Small businesses can fail for any number of reasons - but, says Brad Sugars, founder of ACTIONCoach, although it seems obvious, topping the list is a lack of sales.

25 Jul 2014 15:33

Woolworths takeover bid for Country Road now unconditional

Woolworths said on Friday, 25 July 2014, its takeover bid for the remaining shares of its Australian retail subsidiary‚ Country Road‚ has been made unconditional...

25 Jul 2014 15:33

Five tips on HR management for retailers

In a highly distributed business environment, consisting of headquarters, distribution centres and stores, retailers face a unique blend of challenges when it comes to personnel turnover and seasonal fluctuations.

25 Jul 2014 11:46

All Gold takes the lead as Icon Brands' winner

The 2014/2015 Ask Afrika's Icon Brand survey revealed that despite huge societal disparities, their palates mostly unify South Africans.

22 Jul 2014 07:49

Vehicle sales drop as disposable income growth slows

Stats SA May vehicle and related retail sales continues to show a very weak picture.

By John Loos 22 Jul 2014 07:05

Woolworths to target growing market share

Woolworths (WHL) is in the big leagues of department stores. Bagging Australia's David Jones has made it one of the top 10 global department store operators in the southern hemisphere...

By Zeenat Moorad 22 Jul 2014 06:00

No sustainable recovery in retail yet

A 2.1% year-on-year growth rate in real retail sales in April May saw a slightly faster rate of 2.4%; we do not believe that this monthly acceleration is any sign of a sustainable recovery in real retail sales growth yet.

By John Loos 21 Jul 2014 09:59

International expert to speak on why consumer goods industry growth is slowing

The consumer goods industry's growth has slowed to an all-time low in recent years. The top global 250 companies have grown by just 0.3% in 2012...

18 Jul 2014 12:33

3D Secure cardholders increases to 98%

The registration of South African cardholders to use 3D Secure has risen to 13.1 million or 98% of cardholders who are able to perform secure e-commerce transactions with their cards.

18 Jul 2014 12:08

First legal step in R699 car scheme

The Port Elizabeth High Court agreed yesterday to hear a case on Tuesday that will be the first step in a massive class action on behalf of consumers left out of pocket by the alleged R699 car scam.

18 Jul 2014 09:53

Businesses have to adapt to survive constantly changing retail landscape

Businesses have to adapt to survive a constantly changing landscape. Certainly, in the mall marketing industry, budgets have shrunk but client's demands are higher than ever...

By Stuart HIll 17 Jul 2014 15:12

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