Retail Trends 2017

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Gill Mkhasibe
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Gill Mkhasibe to speak at ITF on how brands are purchased in informal retail

The Trade Intelligence Independent Trade Forum (ITF), being held on 23 February 2017 at the Focus Rooms, Sunninghill Sandton, will feature Gill Mkhasibe, MD and co-owner of The Mkhasibe Group (TMG), who will answer ‘How is your brand purchased in the informal trade?'

19 hours ago

Mercedes-Benz Vans invests in robot startup
Mercedes-Benz Vans invests in robot startup

Mercedes-Benz Vans has invested in Starship Technologies, a startup developing ground-based, autonomous delivery robots...

19 hours ago

Ballito Junction expansion offers more in mall dining, entertainment
Ballito Junction expansion offers more in mall dining, entertainment

The expansion of Ballito Junction Regional Mall will see the centre increase eightfold from 10,000sqm to 80,000sqm offering over 200 shops, restaurants and services...

19 hours ago

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AB InBev to cut manager jobs in SA

AB InBev stresses the voluntary severance targeting management will not interfere with commitments on post-merger employment...

By Ann Crotty 20 hours ago

Nicky Weimar
Wine industry should focus on domestic market, quality rather than quantity

The Nedbank VinPro Information Day, which focused on ways to unlock value from the farm gate to the shelf, revealed its annual forecast...

21 hours ago

Model present creations by Balmain during men's Fashion Week for the Fall/Winter 2017/2018 collection in Paris on 21 January 2017 ()
Five top trends at Paris men's fashion week

PARIS - With Paris men's fashion week coming to an end Sunday night, we pick out five of the big trends in the autumn-winter collections...

22 hours ago

Chinese smartphones: Looking for good value
Chinese smartphones: Looking for good value

Thriving Chinese smartphone manufacturers have developed aggressive strategies to expand into the rest of the world, and SA is high on their priority list...

1 day ago

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#BizTrends2017: South Africa's new retail reality

Despite South Africans' roller-coaster sentiment during 2016, they've continued to spend, highlighting a clear disconnect between the South African psyche and actual purchase behaviour. This means that in 2017 more than ever a multi-dimensional approach will be required if retailers are to obtain a firm handle on South Africa's new retail reality...

By Ailsa Wingfield 1 day ago

Cotton On store, Rosebank.
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From the boot of a car to the malls of the world: How Cotton On built a global business

From a humble start selling jeans out of a car boot the Aussie retailer has become a global operation...

By Zeenat Moorad 3 days ago

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Costco to pay $11.75m over medical prescriptions

LOS ANGELES - Warehouse retail giant Costco has agreed to pay $11.75 million to settle allegations that some of its pharmacies improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances, federal officials announced Thursday...

3 days ago

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Low consumer confidence set to hurt retailers

The 'significant' drop in consumers' durable goods consumption will continue to hurt retailers, say economists...

By Asha Speckman 3 days ago

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PriceCheck launches Marketplace, direct payments

Price comparison site, PriceCheck has launched 'Marketplace', which simplifies the route to purchase. "Consumers will stay on-platform and purchase directly on PriceCheck using our unique one-click checkout," says founder Kevin Tucker...

3 days ago

Black Badge revealed at new Rolls-Royce pop-up
Black Badge revealed at new Rolls-Royce pop-up

There's a new pop-up shop in the Mother City and the brand in question is as premium as they come...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

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Red Heart Rum to sponsor Zando Cape Town 10s

Red Heart Rum has signed up as a sponsor of the Zando Cape Town 10s rugby games, with naming rights. The event will be hosted at the Hamilton Rugby Club on 3-4 February 2017 and will see a number of rugby legends, celebs and media personalities in action throughout the weekend...

3 days ago

Second-hand sales make up 40% of all items sold on bidorbuy
Second-hand sales make up 40% of all items sold on bidorbuy

Previously owned items are popular on South Africa's online marketplace, bidorbuy, and not just in antiques and collectibles. Out of more than two million items offered for sale on the site, almost 80% are new, while only a little over 20% are pre-owned. However, the sales figures of second-hand items account for as much as 40% of all items recently sold on the site...

3 days ago

In the category for new neighbourhood and convenience shopping centre smaller than 20,000m² in size, Dainfern Square scooped the top award at the 2016 SACSC Awards.
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#BizTrends2017: The year of the mixed-use mall

In the fiercely competitive South African retail sector, the retail and retail development space in 2017 and beyond will include a high-tech, interactive shopping environment in a bid to lure shoppers to centres for longer...

By Gavin Blows 3 days ago

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Cognac sales cheer Remy shares

PARIS - Strong cognac sales for French beverage giant Remy Cointreau cheered investors who poured money into the company's stock on Thursday...

20 Jan 2017

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Distell free of stifling control but minorities seem jumpy

Judging by the share price movement over the past four weeks, minority shareholders in Distell have still not come to terms with the unexpected news that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) will be acquiring the 26.4% of the company held by Anheuser-Busch InBev...

By Ann Crotty 19 Jan 2017

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Black Friday windfall for retail sales

Black Friday helped provide a surprise boost to November retail sales, which grew an unexpected 3.8% year on year...

By Asha Speckman 19 Jan 2017

How to address the needs of the uncompromising customer
How to address the needs of the uncompromising customer

Intercontinental Hotels Group's 2017 Trends Report highlights the uncompromising nature of today's customer...

19 Jan 2017

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TFG introduces geolocation delivery option

TFG has introduced an online delivery option called Deliver 2 Me, which uses geolocation services to avoid the need for specific street delivery addresses...

19 Jan 2017

Doppio Zero launches #67Jobs campaign
Doppio Zero launches #67Jobs campaign

Local restaurant chain Doppio Zero is on a mission to make every day a Mandela Day through its #67Jobs campaign...

19 Jan 2017

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Clover warns of sluggish trade in festive season

Clover's December 2016 trading volumes were markedly lower than for December 2015, the dairy company said. This pushed the share down 6.62% by the close on Wednesday...

19 Jan 2017

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JSE firmer on banks as retailers find support from Shoprite

The JSE opened firmer on Wednesday on stronger banks and mixed retailers, led by Shoprite, after both sectors were softer on Tuesday due to a stronger pound...

By Maarten Mittner 18 Jan 2017

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Weak update hurts Mr Price

Disappointed investors punish the clothing retailer and shoot down its share price by close to 5%...

By Colleen Goko 18 Jan 2017

Retail sales surprise with much stronger rise than expected
Retail sales surprise with much stronger rise than expected

Retail sales increased by 3.8% in November from a year earlier, following a surprise 0.2% decrease in October, Statistics SA said on Wednesday...

By Pericles Anetos 18 Jan 2017

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Holdsport keeps sales climbing gently

The share price has held up better than its bigger rivals in the retail sector...

By Colleen Goko 18 Jan 2017

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Rest of Africa helps drive superb sales for Shoprite

The group's non-South African supermarkets record sales growth of 32.2%...

By Colleen Goko 18 Jan 2017

Top 10 consumer trends for 2017 launched
Top 10 consumer trends for 2017 launched

The Euromonitor International report, ‘The top 10 consumer trends for 2017', which analyses the trends that will shape the consumer landscape in 2017 is now available for download...

18 Jan 2017

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