Retail Trends 2018

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The Crazy Store expands footprint in Botswana
The Crazy Store expands footprint in Botswana

Six months after opening its first store in Phakalane, discount variety retail chain The Crazy Store has opened its second branch at Game City Shopping Centre in Gaborone.

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Moncler to unveil monthly 'Genius' series at Milan Fashion Week
Moncler to unveil monthly 'Genius' series at Milan Fashion Week

Italian outerwear maker Moncler will unveil his strategy for shaking up the world fashion calendar at the Milan Fashion Week opening on Tuesday with his high-powered monthly "Genius" series...

19 hours ago

Li Edelkoort | Photographer:
The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 2)

This a continuation of Dutch trend forecaster Li Edelkoort's presentation at Lisof, on her latest trend book, Goddesses for spring/summer 2019...

By Jessica Tennant 20 hours ago

The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 1)
The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 1)

Dutch trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort and colleague Philip Fimmano of Trend Union presented their latest trend books for 2019, namely Goddesses (trends S/S 2019), On Safari (activewear S/S 2019) and Spiritual House (home and lifestyle 2019), as part of Design Indaba 2018 at the Lisof: Fashion Design School & Retail Education Institute in Johannesburg yesterday...

By Jessica Tennant 20 hours ago

L2D's first results fall short of expectations
L2D's first results fall short of expectations

The listing of Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) promised investors exposure to some of the best shopping centres in Africa for the first time, but its maiden year was disappointing...

By Alistair Anderson 20 hours ago

UK retail loyalty programmes suffer from a lack of differentiation
UK retail loyalty programmes suffer from a lack of differentiation

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...

22 hours ago

Kenya seeks to bridge trade deficit with Morocco
Kenya seeks to bridge trade deficit with Morocco

The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry is seeking to bridge the trade deficit between Kenya and Morocco and grow trade between the two countries...

22 hours ago

H&M and Woolworths score top marks in customer centricity rankings
H&M and Woolworths score top marks in customer centricity rankings

With economic conditions in South Africa likely to remain weak, the apparel retail industry growth forecast for 2018 is muted...

1 day ago

FarEye introduces Drop&Pick parcel shop technology
FarEye introduces Drop&Pick parcel shop technology

Drop&Pick is a new parcel shop technology launched by FarEye, a digital logistics platform. Launched in January 2017 the technology facilitates paperless, high-speed, and secure dispatch/delivery of parcels through its parcel shop network...

1 day ago

Natalie Mills takes her Crystal Creations to the US
Natalie Mills takes her Crystal Creations to the US

Natalie Mills was struggling financially when she embarked on her first entrepreneurship endeavour. Since then, Mills has gone on to create Crystal Creations...

1 day ago

Karamo via
Lab grown meat to cause labeling issues

Companies in various countries are investing heavily in creating alternative products that may resemble and taste like beef products. USCA has petitioned the USDA FSIS to exclude products not derived from animals from the definition of 'beef' and 'meat'...

1 day ago

Now Showing's Space Man pop-up showcases SAMW design talent
Now Showing's Space Man pop-up showcases SAMW design talent

In keeping up with its standard for retail innovation and interactive shopping as the new normal, the third instalment of Now Showing has launched with a +Space Man pop-up store...

1 day ago

KFC pilots renewable energy in Port Elizabeth
KFC pilots renewable energy in Port Elizabeth

Quick service restaurant chain KFC has taken its first steps into the energy conservation space by announcing its first solar energy restaurants in Port Elizabeth...

2 days ago

Court probes 'unsecured credit' by Capfin
Court probes 'unsecured credit' by Capfin

Steinhoff International's troubles continue to mount. On Thursday, the Cape High Court began to interrogate the controversial lending practices of Capfin, which provided unsecured credit to customers of Pepkor and Ackermans...

By Ann Crotty 16 Feb 2018

App delivery boom shakes up China food sector
App delivery boom shakes up China food sector

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

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Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

Women form an estimated 75% of workers at production level in Kenya and have seen some positive improvements in their employment conditions and rights over the years. But it hasn't been an easy journey...

By Lara Bianchi 16 Feb 2018

WBeauty range first to bear RSPO sustainable palm oil certification in SA
WBeauty range first to bear RSPO sustainable palm oil certification in SA

Woolworths has launched South Africa's first locally-made, WBeauty soap range bearing the certification logo of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil...

16 Feb 2018

ANC change to boost retailers
ANC change to boost retailers

The outlook for consumer goods companies appears upbeat as a changing political landscape provides some impetus to a stuttering economy...

By Michelle Gumede 16 Feb 2018

Rosey & Vittori's Steven Rosenbau talks inspiration, SA fashion and SAMW
Rosey & Vittori's Steven Rosenbau talks inspiration, SA fashion and SAMW

Along with Isabella Bosigno, Steven Rosenbau is the creative force behind Rosey & Vittori, a luxury streetwear brand that strives to bring panache to everyday street style...

By Maroefah Smith 16 Feb 2018

Industry 4.0 at the heart of Manufacturing Indaba 2018
Industry 4.0 at the heart of Manufacturing Indaba 2018

This year's Manufacturing Indaba is set to explore the impact of Industry 4.0 and IoT on transformation in the manufacturing industry...

15 Feb 2018

SA's De Villiers Chocolate secures shelf space abroad
SA's De Villiers Chocolate secures shelf space abroad

South African bean-to-bar chocolate brand De Villiers Chocolate is now offering international consumers a bite of Africa....

15 Feb 2018

Exclusive Books CEO 'to defend name'
Exclusive Books CEO 'to defend name'

Exclusive Books CEO Benjamin Trisk says he plans to defend his "name and reputation", following his suspension by the business's board pending the outcome of a disciplinary inquiry...

By Hanna Ziady 15 Feb 2018

South African Tourism Board endorses Hostex as gateway to African market
South African Tourism Board endorses Hostex as gateway to African market

The South African Tourism Board has announced its endorsement of the pan-African food and drink trade show, Hostex powering Food & Hospitality Africa and IFEA...

15 Feb 2018

Food trends could drive production decisions
Food trends could drive production decisions

Consumer requests at food outlets travel back through the value chain to the producers of the necessary raw products, which will again go through new types of processing to reach the consumer at some point in the future...

By Frikkie Maré 15 Feb 2018

Rich Mnisi makes his furniture design debut at Southern Guild gallery
Rich Mnisi makes his furniture design debut at Southern Guild gallery

Young fashion designer Rich Mnisi has ventured into furniture design, debuting specially commissioned pieces at Southern Guild's Extra Ordinary group exhibition...

15 Feb 2018

Top 10 trends from SAMW AW18
Top 10 trends from SAMW AW18

South African menswear designers showcased their 2018 autumn/winter ranges at SA Menswear Week, which was held from 8-11 February 2018.

By Meagan Duckitt 15 Feb 2018

Retail sales grow more than analysts expect in December
Retail sales grow more than analysts expect in December

December's retail sales grew 5.3%, beating economists' consensus forecast of 4%...

By Robert Laing 15 Feb 2018

R17.5m raised in 2018 Cape Wine Auction
R17.5m raised in 2018 Cape Wine Auction

Held at Rustenberg Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, this year's Cape Wine Auction has raised R17.5m for education in the Cape winelands...

14 Feb 2018

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Cherries show export potential for the Western Cape

Once a very small-volume crop in the Western Cape, cherries have more than quadrupled their export market share over the last four years and continue to show excellent potential as an alternative crop...

14 Feb 2018

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