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The year e-commerce grew up
The year e-commerce grew up

Online shopping hit the mainstream in South Africa during 2014, says e-commerce payment services provider PayGate, and the growth is set to continue during 2015...

19 Dec 2014 12:31

Sunday Times and PnP to give away R1m in school fees
Sunday Times and PnP to give away R1m in school fees

The Sunday Times and Pick n Pay are opening a competition where they will be giving away R1 million worth of school fee prizes...

18 Dec 2014 10:00

Woolies opens second store in Ghana
Woolies opens second store in Ghana

Woolworths has opened a new store in Accra's upmarket West Hills Mall, the retailer's second store in Ghana. At 555sqm, the new store is large enough to meet growing Ghana's demand...

15 Dec 2014 13:27

Orange retail store set for 2015 launch

Following the success of the Orange Online Store, introduced to South Africa earlier this year, telecommunications services provider Orange will launch its first branded retail store in South Africa...

12 Dec 2014 14:23

Eskom the food spoiler
Eskom the food spoiler

If Woolworths' cold chain is broken for eight consecutive minutes, the retailer considers the products waste and dumps them. For Pick n Pay the "down time" is seven minutes...

12 Dec 2014 11:51

Dark times ahead for retailers as load shedding looms over the festive season
Dark times ahead for retailers as load shedding looms over the festive season

While initially anticipating festive retail sales would only grow marginally in 2014, the added stumbling block of load shedding, often unscheduled, has become major obstacle for retail sales growth...

10 Dec 2014 12:29

SA Cottons On as biggest store opens in KZN
SA Cottons On as biggest store opens in KZN

As Cotton On continues to grow its global footprint, the Australian-based retailer remains committed and invested in expanding its South African fleet, opening its largest global store this Friday in KwaZulu-Natal's Gateway shopping centre...

10 Dec 2014 11:45

Retailers want Eskom to review move to weekend load-shedding
Retailers want Eskom to review move to weekend load-shedding

Retailers are complaining that they are having to bear the brunt of Eskom's load-shedding over successive weekends during their peak trading season ahead of Christmas...

By Linda Ensor 8 Dec 2014 14:49

Gender stereotyping starts in the toy aisles
Gender stereotyping starts in the toy aisles

Could the reason why worryingly few women graduate in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths be found in the toy aisles?

8 Dec 2014 14:40

Pick n Pay opens ninth Zambian store
Pick n Pay opens ninth Zambian store

After the launch of its first store in Zambia in 2010, Pick n Pay opened its ninth store in Chingola yesterday, 4 December 2014...

5 Dec 2014 15:01

Anton Harber
Depth of Africa coverage improves

Coverage of the rest of Africa in our media provides an interesting gauge of our relationship with the continent since our borders opened up 20 years ago...

By Anton Harber 5 Dec 2014 04:53

PnP holds another "Day for Madiba"
PnP holds another "Day for Madiba"

To commemorate the anniversary of Nelson Mandela's passing, Pick n Pay will once again hold a "Day for Madiba" in its stores on 14 December, with that day's profits going to the Nelson Mandela's Children's Hospital Trust...

4 Dec 2014 12:30

Debt makes shoppers think thrice
Debt makes shoppers think thrice

Retailers are unlikely to experience much festive cheer this year as the strain on disposable income persists...

By Zeenat Moorad 2 Dec 2014 15:57

The shift from electronic-commerce to "everywhere-commerce"
The shift from electronic-commerce to "everywhere-commerce"

If we think back 10 to 15 years ago, we could not have imagined shopping online or the increasing importance of online retail in today's society...

By Neil Watson 2 Dec 2014 15:11

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