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#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of current the physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2017

Leveraging digital technology for a seamless, 360-degree customer journey

The retail shopping experience is no longer a linear one, where a person simply enters a store, makes a purchase and leaves...

By Lindy Lee 29 Sep 2017

Clarion Retail launches unique LED Animated Lightboxes!

Clarion Retail, the dynamic integrated instore branding specialists, recently launched their new and innovative LED Animated Lightboxes, an addition to their popular Impact Display Systems range...

Issued by The Clarion Group 14 Sep 2017

In-store retail engagement - a simple yet significant medium

In-store face-to-face engagement with the consumer still forms a crucial role in both introducing new products, as well as directly influencing the shopper's purchasing decision at the final point-of-purchase.

Issued by Rocket Creative Design & Display 22 Jun 2017

Turning retail space into art space: Elevating the SA narrative at store level

Retroviral's Mike Sharman explains the new Russell Hobbs ‘Art of Living' campaign as a long-term win for Boardmans and a first in SA's luxury appliance category...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jun 2017

The broad business case for pop-up shops

The concept of pop-up retail has soared in popularity over the last number of years. Done right, these temporary retail spaces...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Jun 2017

Clicks pharmacies increase revenue with introduction of digital signage network

Clicks has partnered with Moving Tactics to install and roll out a digital signage network within their Clicks pharmacies nationally...

Issued by Moving Tactics 9 May 2017

Primedia Unlimited Malls rebrand, restructure

Primedia Unlimited Malls (PUM) will undergo a year-long rebranding project in response to changing markets, ensuring it still delivers on value through its ability to optimise how brands engage with shoppers.

13 Apr 2017

Adidas celebrates born-free generation for EQT relaunch

Adidas celebrated the relaunch of the EQT brand, which began in the 90s in Berlin, by sending out an open invitation to South Africans...

7 Apr 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Building a whiskey brand that's #3xBetter

The export numbers for Irish whiskey are predicted to double to 12 million cases by 2020, with Africa seen as a key growth market for the category...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Mar 2017

#SeamlessAfrica: Tackling the omnichannel retail reality

‘Omnichannel' is not merely a business buzzword, it's the new retail reality. Amanda Herson, e-commerce director for the Cape Union Mart Group, shared her thoughts...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Mar 2017

Nine ways retail kiosks can boost revenue and build buzz for your brand

Today, running any retail business is a challenge, and while branding strategies have certainly evolved over the years, two things that haven't changed are competition and brand awareness...

Issued by Scan Retail 13 Mar 2017

Getting VR right and ready for retail

Online retailers have led the charge when it comes to the early adoption of technology to enable better customer experience. However, despite a growing appetite for VR...

By Daryn Mason 20 Feb 2017

Struggling retailers seek silver bullet in Amazon era

Want a coffee while you shop? A glass of wine? Those are just few of the gimmicks being rolled out by retailers as they fight to boost store traffic...

10 Feb 2017

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International

Black Friday gets claws into SA's net shoppers

No country embraces Black Friday more than South Africa, if international discounts website picodi.com's statistics are anything to go by.

By Wendy Knowler 15 hours ago

US stores get creative to battle e-commerce

NEW YORK, US - The photo op with Santa Claus has long been a holiday mainstay for American children. But this year, shopping malls in several states are scheduling glamour shots for man's best friend. As the Christmas shopping season kicks into high gear on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, portraits of St. Nick with a family's beloved dog are just one way retailers are looking to attract customers in the face of exploding e-commerce.

17 hours ago

It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?

The fashion industry has some major sustainability problems. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry's water consumption will grow by 50% to 118 billion cubic metres, its carbon footprint will increase to 2,791m tonnes and the amount of waste it creates will hit 148m tonnes.

By Mark Sumner 1 day ago

How Ikea used affordable and innovative design to transform the homes of everyday consumers

For decades, Ikea has filled homes across the world with bookcases, beds, cardboard boxes and countless tea lights. The company's business model, based on huge production runs of identical stock, allowed it to export Scandinavian style at an affordable price.

By Dan Lewis 2 days ago

Partnership on GIs to boost rural development, exports of traditional food products and wine

A workshop recently hosted by the Embassy of Italy in South Africa, in collaboration with the European Union Delegation in South Africa, Wesgro and the Department of Trade and Industry hosted a workshop on the Protection and Promotion of Geographical Indications (GI) aimed to create awareness on the benefits that can be derived from the effective protection and use of GIs in South African and EU for the development of small-scale, local and rural economies, particularly in the agro-food sector, and for enhancing export opportunities and boosting international trade flows.

3 days ago

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