Asking customers to donate when they buy stuff may be good for business

Cashiers asking customers to donate small sums to charity while they're at cash registers, known as checkout charity, is becoming a big business...

By Benjamin Lawrence 2 days ago

Tesco unveils competitive new discount chain Jack's

British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer, Tesco, has launched a new discount chain called Jack's that's pegged to rival German discounters Aldi and Lidl...

3 days ago

A simpler, smarter life through AI

When you think about artificial intelligence and how it will impact our daily life, what are the images you conjure up? Intelligent robot companions that clean and cook and keep you company? A disembodied voice that controls your car...

By Vaughan Rowsell 19 Sep 2018

'Fake food' in South Africa: myths, misinformation and not enough data

Owners of small shops in South Africa have been accused of stocking counterfeit food and food that's past its sell-by date. The issue has been caught up in xenophobic violence...

By Jane Battersby and Gareth Haysom 19 Sep 2018

6 top tips for effective customer engagement on mobile

Speaking at this year's annual PriceCheck Awards ceremony, CEO Kevin Tucker noted that the Tech and E-commerce Awards are more important than ever before...

By Lynette Hundermark 18 Sep 2018

Finalists revealed for Sunday Times Lifestyle Gin Awards

The eight finalists for the Sunday Times Lifestyle Gin Awards have been announced, whittled down by the judging panel from 74 local and international entries...

18 Sep 2018

Uganda's 2ambale targets millennials with speedy e-commerce platform

Ugandan e-commerce startup 2ambale is targeting people between the ages of 21 and 35 with its mobile app, which promises deliveries of orders within one hour...

By Tom Jackson 17 Sep 2018

#FairnessFirst: How Nike inspires others to 'just do it' with commodity activism

What do Colin Kaepernick, Serena Williams and Caster Semenya have in common? Despite each facing controversy in their sporting careers, they're all stars in Nike's inspirational 30th-anniversary campaign, filled with fiery new words to live by...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Sep 2018

Meet the Maker: Dry Dock Liquor

Samantha Snedorf chats to Martin Pienaar, co-owner of Dry Dock Liquor - a boutique liquor store on 4th Ave Parkhurst in Johannesburg...

By Samantha Snedorf 14 Sep 2018

Local shops hike prices as immigrants forced out, say Gauteng residents

Two weeks after immigrant-owned shops closed in Ratanda, south of Heidelberg, Gauteng, residents accuse local shop owners of hiking prices for bread and airtime...

By Kimberly Mutandiro 14 Sep 2018

Why and how retailers turn everyday items into 'must-have' collectables

Coles' recent "Little Shop collectables" promotion has proved a hit with consumers, with entire sets of the toy products selling online for exorbitant prices...

By Louise Grimmer and Martin Grimmer 14 Sep 2018

Massmart rolls out its sixth solar plant

Massmart is championing the shift to renewable energy in the retail sector with the launch of its sixth solar plant...

14 Sep 2018

The tango of Donald Trump and Nike

Outrage. Hatred. These are not normally words you would say are the way forward for a brand. In the past, a brand has always tried to have a position that was not controversial. A position where you attacked your competitors and nobody else. You stayed in your lane. Stuck to your knitting...

By Damon Stapleton 12 Sep 2018

Retail sales decline in June, but clothing and pharmaceuticals perform positively

The clothing, pharmaceutical, medical goods, cosmetics and toiletry sectors outperformed the South African retail market for July 2018, showing year-on-year growth of 3.9% and 4.6% respectively...

12 Sep 2018

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