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#SeamlessAfrica: A masterclass in millennial engagement and retention

Millennials are known to be tech-savvy, socially engaged, have zero tolerance for delays and are always on the go...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Mar 2017

Zara owner Inditex profits up on international drive

Spain's fashion retail giant Inditex, owner of popular brand Zara, said on Wednesday that its drive to expand internationally helped push up profits last year...

17 Mar 2017

Adopt an omnichannel retail strategy or risk closure

Italist.com CEO, Diego Abba, was one of the opening keynote speakers at the Seamless Africa conference (future of payments, e-commerce & retail) in Cape Town...

16 Mar 2017

Retail sales in January down 2.3%

SA's retail sector remains under pressure with sales in January decreasing 2.3% year on year...

By Sunita Menon 16 Mar 2017

HomeChoice increases its revenue despite challenging year

Home-shopping and digital retailer HomeChoice International declared a dividend of 87c per share on Tuesday in the release of its financial statements...

By Matthew Stevens 15 Mar 2017

Cash-strapped consumers seek value not ‘specials'

South African consumers look beyond price when actively seeking value for money while grocery shopping, with their perceptions of physical characteristics...

14 Mar 2017

Queenspark interim profit plummets from previous period

Clothing retailer Queenspark reported interim profit of R3m for the six months to end-December – a fifth of the matching period's R15m...

By Robert Laing 13 Mar 2017

PJ Pops prove the power of product innovation

Pierre Jourdan Popsicles hit shelves in South Africa in September, and has since garnered upwards of R1million in sales...

10 Mar 2017

Clover caught between drought and embattled consumers

Dairy products group Clover complained that it was squeezed between the rising raw milk prices due to the drought and consumers unable to afford higher food prices...

2 Mar 2017

Little hope in sight for SA's retail sector

The food and drug retailers index rallied just under 9% last week following the release of better-than-expected results from grocery giant Shoprite...

By Colleen Goko 28 Feb 2017

#eComConfex: A crash course in cross-border e-commerce

As the CEO of the continent's largest online shopping platform, Nigeria-born Chris Folayan knows a thing or two about creating online experiences...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Feb 2017

Coffee wars heat up – JDE vs Nestlé

Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) and global market leader Nestlé are in a market struggle, since the formation of JDE in 2015...

By Matthew Barry 24 Feb 2017

Massmart shareholders get good returns, as sales reach R91.3bn

Massmart, majority owned by WalMart, announced its full-year results for the 52 weeks to December 2016, indicating good margin management and astute expense control...

24 Feb 2017

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