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Adidas celebrates born-free generation for EQT relaunch
Adidas celebrates born-free generation for EQT relaunch

Adidas celebrated the relaunch of the EQT brand, which began in the 90s in Berlin, by sending out an open invitation to South Africans...

7 Apr 2017

#SeamlessAfrica: Tackling the omnichannel retail reality
#SeamlessAfrica: Tackling the omnichannel retail reality

‘Omnichannel' is not merely a business buzzword, it's the new retail reality. Amanda Herson, e-commerce director for the Cape Union Mart Group, shared her thoughts...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Mar 2017

#DesignMonth: How to revive retail interior using Pantone's Colour of the Year
#DesignMonth: How to revive retail interior using Pantone's Colour of the Year

As we all know by now, Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2017 is Greenery, "a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew.”

By Brandon Williams 24 Feb 2017

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...

20 Jan 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Retail
#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

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Research indicates that retailers have a long way to go to reach Merchandising 3.0

Results from JDA and EKN's latest survey, 'Merchandising 3.0: Why Retailers Need to Find the Perfect Blend of Art + Science to be Relevant to Shoppers', show that retailers are facing significant challenges in their efforts to advance through these maturity levels...

By Kelly Wasileski 3 Nov 2016

Facebook's Oculus pushes virtual reality with new gear
Facebook's Oculus pushes virtual reality with new gear

Facebook on Thursday worked to ramp up enthusiasm for its virtual reality line, unveiling new gear including a lower-end wireless headset prototype...

7 Oct 2016

Smartwatches: for fitness freaks and tech geeks only?
Smartwatches: for fitness freaks and tech geeks only?

They were hyped as the next big thing after smartphones but tech giants have struggled to put a smartwatch on every wrist and Apple's latest offering, aimed mainly at fitness enthusiasts, is unlikely to change that, analysts say...

9 Sep 2016

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#WomensMonth: Where are the female superheroes?

In a very passionate TED Talk, media studies scholar Dr Christopher Bell asked why it is so hard to find female superhero merchandise?

31 Aug 2016

Rocket Creative launches retail focussed ChargerLITE product merchandising solution
Rocket Creative launches retail focussed ChargerLITE product merchandising solution

Rocket Creative Design & Display successfully prototyped and recently launched their innovative new ChargerLITE product merchandising unit...

Issued by Rocket Creative Design & Display 3 Jun 2016

Conor Keane, President and CEO of Spring Mobile Solutions with Alastair Gore, MD of Nuva Via.
Spring Mobile Solutions partners with Nuva Via

Spring Mobile Solutions, which provides cloud-based, enterprise-grade mobile applications to consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies globally, has entered into a partnership with local company Nuva Via to expand its South African and African presence...

4 Apr 2016

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UCS Solutions gets Expertise in Retail certification

UCS Solutions has been awarded the SAP Recognised Expertise in Retail certification - the only partner in Africa to have achieved this. The credential provides a mark of distinction and aims to recognise the specialisation, competency and expertise of SAP partners.

19 Nov 2015

The hybrid consumer - a growing trend
The hybrid consumer - a growing trend

The rise of the 'hybrid consumer' is an emerging and growing trend with significant implications for the South African franchising industry...

3 Nov 2015

Spoilt for (FSU) choice with Rocket Creative Design & Display
Spoilt for (FSU) choice with Rocket Creative Design & Display

South Africa's retail display industry encompasses an enormous scope of elements, product variations and applications with all major brands fiercely competing for the hotly contested retail space to grow their sales revenues...

Issued by Rocket Creative Design & Display 28 Sep 2015

Do we know what we eat?
Do we know what we eat?

South Africa, to date, has been behind when it comes to correct and transparent food labelling. What you may see on a food label is not always what you get...

By Karen Kitchen 11 Sep 2015

AVI fishes for profit with R900m bait
AVI fishes for profit with R900m bait

Consumer goods company AVI plans to spend an additional R900m in the 2016 financial year on improving efficiencies in its operations, particularly the I&J fishing business where profits declined in the past year...

8 Sep 2015

Case study - Messaris Brothers
Case study - Messaris Brothers

Messaris Brothers is a South African manufacturer of quality crisps and nuts. The introduction of Do-It Hang Tabs to their packs resulted in a considerable decrease in the number of returns from supermarkets...

Issued by Pyrotec 29 Jul 2015

Do-It Slot Hang Tabs - Vertical display, maximum visibility
Do-It Slot Hang Tabs - Vertical display, maximum visibility

Slot hang tabs are our most popular and versatile hang tabs as these are characterised by a delta-hole style allowing these to be hung on any peg fixture - single or double; the result being display flexibility as products can be displayed in several locations in the same retail store...

Issued by Pyrotec 13 May 2015

Loss of sales is a thing of the past with Do-It Reinforcer Hang Tabs
Loss of sales is a thing of the past with Do-It Reinforcer Hang Tabs

Have you ever lost a sale due to torn headers or broken hang holes because your customers refuse to buy broken packaging? If you answered yes to this question, Pyrotec PackMedia can offer you the perfect solution...

Issued by Pyrotec 28 Apr 2015

Sbu 'slips up' again
Sbu 'slips up' again

NEWSWATCH: 'Oops! I did it again...' Sibusiso Leope, aka DJ Sbu, is once again in hot water after using a fake SABS stamp of approval on his energy drink, it is reported...

14 Apr 2015

Do-It Hook Hang Tabs - Back-shopping made easy
Do-It Hook Hang Tabs - Back-shopping made easy

Similarly to a clothes hanger, the Do-It Hook Hang Tab does not close at its hang hole which allows you to select any product off a peg fixture, whether the product is right in front or all the way at the back...

Issued by Pyrotec 31 Mar 2015

Merchandise with Pyrotec PackMedia's Do-It Hang Tabs and Display Strips
Merchandise with Pyrotec PackMedia's Do-It Hang Tabs and Display Strips

In today's cluttered retail environment, more and more brand owners are looking for ways to make their product stand out. Pyrotec PackMedia's range of Do-It Hang Tabs and Display Strips guarantees brand prominence...

Issued by Pyrotec 3 Mar 2015

Best practices when buying coding and labelling machinery
Best practices when buying coding and labelling machinery

When considering buying coding and labelling machinery for an efficient production line, it goes without saying that a 'penny wise and pound foolish' approach will simply not suffice...

Issued by Pyrotec 2 Mar 2015

Merchandising made easy with Do-It Display Strips
Merchandising made easy with Do-It Display Strips

Do-It Display Strips form part of Pyrotec PackMedia's merchandising solution, which includes the Do-It Hang Tabs...

Issued by Pyrotec 25 Feb 2015

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Marketing in tough times

In tough economic times, marketers are sometimes tempted to compromise their brands in order to drive sales or footfall - but this is a danger zone....

By Noëleen Bruton 18 Feb 2015

Three simple rules for your online store this festive season
Three simple rules for your online store this festive season

The festive season is the most profitable time of year for many online businesses with a surge not only in the number of placed orders but in the basket size as well...

19 Dec 2014

How to capture shoppers' attention with the right window display
How to capture shoppers' attention with the right window display

A great window display has the ability to draw potential customers into your store, and with the festive season upon us, every store is battling for the attention of shoppers...

By Stephen Sandmann 15 Dec 2014

Krost Shelving and Racking - heroes in the storage solutions industry
Krost Shelving and Racking - heroes in the storage solutions industry

With Krost Shelving and Racking, you can grow your storage space without growing your budget through their racking, shelving, lockers and mezzanine flooring solutions...

Issued by Krost Shelving and Racking 12 Dec 2014

Attention retention, do shopping centres still have it?
Attention retention, do shopping centres still have it?

November through to February means increased time in the malls either for shopping, entertainment or simply catching up with friends and family over a meal or coffee for many consumers...

28 Nov 2014

Edgars moving in the right direction for 1D fans
Edgars moving in the right direction for 1D fans

In addition to being an official One Direction (1D) World partner, Edgars is launching the 'Edgars 1D World', the ultimate fan experience leading up to the local leg of the One Direction tour in early 2015...

28 Nov 2014

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