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What the right light can do for retail business

The ability to create a particular mood or ambience in a store - and to stop shoppers in their tracks - is invaluable to retailers...

25 Aug 2015 12:05

Krost Shelving and Racking - heroes in the storage solutions industry

With Krost Shelving and Racking, you can grow your storage space without growing your budget through their racking, shelving, lockers and mezzanine flooring solutions...

Issued by Krost Shelving and Racking 12 Dec 2014 15:16

Supply chain management concerned about skills shortage

Skills shortages continue to bedevil the logistics and supply chain industry, with practitioners reporting shortages of up to 64% in positions that require a bachelor's degree.

By Mario Landman 23 Oct 2014 16:46

Influential use of colour in store design

Colour has a profound influence on the emotion of a consumer. It affects how a person behaves, can alter movement patterns of consumers and influence their shopping patterns...

By Callie van der Merwe 25 Sep 2014 09:06

Designing SA restaurant to fit Dubai lifestyle

Specialist hospitality interior design agency, Design Partnership, recently worked on the new Tashas store in Dubai - the first Tashas restaurant to open internationally.

12 Sep 2014 13:56

Commercial store design neglected by interior design schools

Despite the strides made in interior design and retail design, most design schools are failing to cover this in their curricula and there is a need for a business approach to this rapidly growing industry.

By Callie van der Merwe 3 Sep 2014 15:44

Retail design calls for skills convergence

With too much newly printed money in circulation and our economic growth stunted and tethering on the verge of another recession, retailers in South Africa are certainly under immense pressure to deliver on annual targets and growth.

By Callie van der Merwe 30 Jun 2014 14:23

Woolworths wins international award for store design

The Woolworths' flagship Waterstone store in Somerset West has won the Grand Prize for Design in the Supermarket/Grocery category awarded by the Association for Retail Environments (ARE) in Las Vegas. An independent panel of respected retail professionals from around the world judges the ARE Design Awards.

1 Apr 2014 10:49

Franchising success: location, location, location

"With the growth and popularity of franchising in South Africa, it is crucial that potential franchisees find a suitable location for their businesses that will drive business activity," says Morne Cronje, Head of Franchising, FNB Business Banking.

17 Sep 2013 11:42

Boost your retail image with the right fit of floor

As a retailer owner, you should expend as much thought into selecting the right flooring materials for your store as you would for your own house. The initial customer impression is often dictated by the flooring, even though it may be subliminal.

By Shan Radcliffe: retail editor 9 Sep 2013 11:46

Enter mobile bar design competition before end August

A reminder to designers that there is only one month left in which to enter the Mobile Bar competition, which carries a first prize of R50,000 and the opportunity to have the winning design displayed at World Design Capital 2014 in Cape Town. The competition aims to enhance consumer experience at tasting events held by Fine Brandy.By Design, sponsors of the competition.

31 Jul 2013 11:39

Adding rental with SAPOA floor space measurements

Excellerate Facilities Management (EFM) has seen a marked increase in interest among commercial property landlords to amend floor area measurements according to the SAPOA method, introduced two years ago. It has also seen increases in rental from 2.5-7%.

6 Jun 2013 12:18

If you're content, we're content

"Content" is currently on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. Bizcommunity has been ahead of the content curve for over a decade.

Issued by 18 Mar 2013 09:03

[2013 trends] Pdf of 2013 Biz Trends Report now available

Finally, what you've all been waiting for!'s 2013 Biz Trends Report is now available for downloading in pdf format - and this year we've improved the quality for a better tablet experience!

Issued by 13 Feb 2013 14:33

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