Retail Trends 2016

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SA's Traditional Trade sector thriving with R46bn in annual sales

Sales through South Africa's 134,000 Traditional Trade outlets currently amount to R46bn per annum, which equates to one of every five rands spent and one third of all consumer goods packages sold in South Africa...

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Gauteng MEC meets with Tembisa shopkeepers

The Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Lebogang Maile, recently convened with township shopkeepers in Tembisa to discuss a dispute over municipal rates and service charges...

A market with a difference launches in Cape Town

A market with a difference, the first Market on the Edge, will be held from 28 - 29 August 2015 at the Cape Town Stadium. It promises to be a sensory sensation for the whole family - an indoor market to get inspired, eat, shop and play...

New night market opens tonight in Cape Town

Party tonight from 5-9pm under an almost full moon at the new Night Market in East City precinct on the corner Harrington and Barrack Streets, Cape Town...

Township shoppers feeling that Kasi convenience

Many township consumers do not always have access to transport, so successful brands ensure that consumers have easy access to products, whether it is in a formal retailer or at an informal Spaza shop down the road...

Craft competition winners learn from the best at Design Indaba

Three Eastern Cape craft businesses that recently won the first Lithuba Lakho Eastern Cape Craft Competition took part in Africa's premier design showcase, the Design Indaba Conference and Expo in Cape Town...

90 looters to appear in court

At least 90 of the 178 arrested looters from Soweto and Kagiso are expected to appear in court this morning...

One year on and Sam is still going strong

The South African Market (Sam) is located at 107 Bree Street, Cape Town, and in celebration of its first birthday is offering a 10% discount on selected items...

Hair today, more tomorrow - SA black hair market shows continued growth

A vital source of jobs for women, who make up a large percentage of the informal economy on the poorest continent, the black hair industry continues to grow...

Plan festive outings in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch has already lined up an array of events for the festive season to ensure that visitors to the City of Oaks have an indulgent, entertaining time.

Pick n Pay offers WDC items gift range

A limited-edition range of World Design Capital 2014 handmade designer items, retailing at R100 each, will be available at Pick n Pay's V&A Waterfront store from mid-September...

Singaphi Street upgrade gets underway

The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) has started phase one of the R40m upgrade of Singaphi Street in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth.

V&A's Watershed creates opportunities for new traders

Formerly the Craft Market and Wellness Centre, commonly known as the Blue Shed and adjacent unused Workshop 17, the historic Watershed at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has been totally reimagined by Wolff Architects.

Street Food Festival part of World Design Capital 2014

A recognised World Design Capital 2014 project, The Cape Town Street Food Festival offers food and talks from some of Cape Town's most dynamic food entrepreneurs.

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