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#BestofBiz 2017: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

20 hours ago

#ATFexpo17: Challenges and opportunities facing SA's clothing retailers

While the demise of physical retail abroad is sure to cast a shadow on the plans of local counterparts, Brett Kaplan believes the long-term outlook for local apparel retail is a good news story...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Retail sales far lower in October than analysts expected

The retail sector did not do as well as expected in October but still signalled stronger economic growth at the start of the fourth quarter...

By Sunita Menon 1 day ago

Black Friday bumps up shopping mall foot count

Black Friday 2017 saw shoppers lining up in and outside stores to ensure they did not miss out on limited deals. Some retailers opened their doors at midnight...

3 days ago

Changing face of retail presents opportunity for the wine trade

Embrace the chaos brought by the mobile phone-fueled digital age and look to Portugal for a road map to success in the USA...

8 Dec 2017

Consumer electronics sales soar in South Africa during Black Friday week

South African retailers saw strong sales during the week of Black Friday this year. Panel television unit sales experienced 47% growth and smartphone sales leaped 63% compared to the same week in 2016...

Issued by GfK South Africa 8 Dec 2017

SA shoppers' penchant for healthy, organic food an opportunity for brands

According to a new report released by big data and predictive analytics provider IRI, South African shoppers buy more healthy and organic food than their European counterparts...

5 Dec 2017

Uncertainty in store for retail

As with other retailers at this stage in the uncompromising economic environment, the results of Spar Group reflect "the weak state of consumer buying power and confidence"...

4 Dec 2017

'Weather-sensitive' products: adjusting price and promotions to increase sales

It stands to reason that the weather can affect the sales of certain products. More rainfall generally means that consumers purchase less sunscreen...

By Xavier Rousset, Octavio Escobar and Régis Chenavaz 1 Dec 2017

A look back at Black Friday

Black Friday saw scores of consumers queuing from the early hours of the morning to take full advantage of a range of specials, from gadgets to clothing and household contents...

27 Nov 2017

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 24 Nov 2017

Black Friday growing in significance for SA shopping centres, retailers

The retail sales marvel, Black Friday, is making a growing impression on the South African retail calendar...

22 Nov 2017

Local retailers pin hopes on Black Friday sales

Despite a dire political and economic environment, retailers are upbeat about Black Friday sales and Christmas spending...

By Michelle Gumede 21 Nov 2017

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International

Wines and their labels: Crafting narratives that speak to us

Marketing professionals often consider packaging to be a product's primary means of communication. It communicates explicit and implicit messages to the consumer, particularly through its visual aspect.

By Franck Celhay 1 day ago

Lizi's granola to join Pioneer Foods brand stable

Pioneer Foods has announced plans to buy UK-based granola brand Lizi's. The FMCG giant is the manufacturer of a number of household breakfast cereals including Weet-Bix, ProNutro and Bokomo Corn Flakes.

1 day ago

European market could offer diversification for SA's SMEs

According to the 2017 Ventureburn Startup Survey, only 5% of South African startups focus their attention on the European market despite South Africa's Trade, Development and Co-operation Agreement (TDCA) with the EU.

2 days ago

Steinhoff shares dive on suspected fraud

Steinhoff International's share price continued to plummet in heavy trade on Wednesday as fears mounted of long drawnout investigations by regulatory authorities in Europe, the US and locally in SA.

7 Dec 2017

Amazon claims record-breaking Australia launch

SYDNEY - Amazon's Australia launch was the company's biggest-ever opening day for orders, the US giant said on Wednesday, but some shoppers were underwhelmed by the range of goods and prices on offer.

7 Dec 2017

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