Consumers are not the only ones who have to tighten taps in Cape Town. As South Africa's Mother City approaches the dreaded Day Zero, retailers and shopping centres have to rethink their strategies...
13 Feb 2018
Consumers spend more over the festive period - not because of improved circumstances but mostly because of factors such as better marketing and relatively low interest rates...
2 Feb 2018
As possibly the world's oldest economic activity, retailing didn't venture away from the traditional street, with its congestion, grime and weather exposure, until about 1800...
Paul Drechsler 26 Jan 2018
Accelerate Property Fund is banking on the relaunch of the Fourways Mall in 2018 to boost confidence in the company and its shares. Accelerate, which wants to dominate the Fourways node, has redeveloped the mall - set to open in the last quarter - into Africa's largest shopping centre...
Alistair Anderson 25 Jan 2018
Township shopping centres are bucking the trend and outperforming other types of retail centres...
Ina Lopion 12 Jan 2018
Time. There is never enough of it. It is an increasingly valuable commodity for all South Africans across the entire social and economic spectrum...
Paul Gerard 12 Jan 2018
Consumers around the world are putting more value on experiences than they do on possessions, and South Africans are no different...
Rachel Thompson 10 Jan 2018
Our physical and virtual environments are merging at a rapid pace, making us more digitally connected than ever before. Consumers want what they want and they want it now...
Molefi Moloantoa 9 Jan 2018
Adapting and remaining relevant amid changing trends is nothing new for shopping malls. After all, retail itself is constantly and rapidly evolving, led by changing generational consumer behaviour and expectations...
Camilla Lor 8 Jan 2018
At Christmas time, vacant shop spaces suddenly fill with new vendors selling decorations, small toys, gifts and calendars for the following year...
Charlotte Shi and Gary Warnaby 27 Dec 2017
Located in Kwaggafontein, Mpumalanga, Kwagga Plaza is being refurbished by MDS Architecture for McCormick Property Development...
19 Dec 2017
The Retail Loyalty Programmes in the UK 2018 survey has found that UK retail loyalty programme operators are struggling to bring fresh ideas to the programme benefit mix. The report, announced recently by Razors Edge Business Intelligence, analyses the loyalty programmes operated by the UK's top 350 retailers, 48 loyalty programmes in all.
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Natalie Mills was struggling financially when she embarked on her first entrepreneurship endeavour. Since then, Mills has gone on to create Crystal Creations, a bespoke range of quality jewellery, and is now on the verge of launching in the US.
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The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) has petitioned the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to exclude products not derived directly from animals raised and slaughtered, from the definition of 'beef' and 'meat'.
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SHANGHAI, China - Guo Bonan has opened several new branches of his "8Peppers" spicy Sichuan-style restaurants across Shanghai since last year, and not one has a dining room.
16 Feb 2018
This Valentine's Day florists are predicting sales of $95m in the UK alone. But where do they all come from?
Lara Bianchi 16 Feb 2018
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