South African shoppers 'drop' the basket
South African shoppers 'drop' the basket

The latest Nielsen Shoppergraphics Report reveals local consumers have dropped an unprecedented three grocery categories from their shopping basket...

Issued by Nielsen 23 hours ago

IoT and ERP combine for improved food traceability
IoT and ERP combine for improved food traceability

The Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact on food traceability will be instrumental in addressing everything from world hunger to improving food safety...

By Stuart Scanlon 8 Aug 2018

SA consumers consolidate spend by shopping less across fewer categories
SA consumers consolidate spend by shopping less across fewer categories

South African shoppers, beset by a storm of rising prices, are making fewer trips to grocery stores and have dropped an unprecedented three grocery categories from their shopping basket...

3 Aug 2018

Private label rises above SA's competitive trading environment
Private label rises above SA's competitive trading environment

Now that the 'Ramaphoria' dust has settled, retailers and manufacturers are needing to come to terms with the fact that GDP growth is stagnant, and as a result, consumer confidence and sales have remained low...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Aug 2018

Bottled water grows in volume and value in 2017
Bottled water grows in volume and value in 2017

South Africa's bottled water category continued to grow in both volume and value for 2017, according to a recent report released by BMi Research...

1 Aug 2018

Study reveals size of SA retail market is 23 million square metres
Study reveals size of SA retail market is 23 million square metres

According to a recent study conducted by MSCI on behalf of the SACSC, the current size of the South African retail market is estimated at around 23.4 million square metres (sqm)...

27 Jul 2018

A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market
A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market

The Pantry Market, offering ethically produced, sustainable products in a plastic-free zone, is the newest neighbour on the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank's art and design district...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2018

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Budweiser most talked about brand on Twitter during Fifa World Cup

With the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia officially over, it has been revealed that iconic beer brand, Budweiser's digital strategy has propelled them to become the most talked about brand during the tournament...

25 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: E-commerce starts to connect with South African consumers
#MobileCommerce: E-commerce starts to connect with South African consumers

With the rise of e-commerce in South Africa taking some bold steps during the last few weeks with the merger of Superbalist and Spree, it seems that mobile e-commerce may finally be on a path to reaching its full potential...

By Gareth Paterson 24 Jul 2018

First decline for RTD fruit juice in five years
First decline for RTD fruit juice in five years

According to a recent BMi Research report, in 2017 the RTD fruit juice category saw its first decline in five years. The category is possibly not a priority purchase for consumers who are financially strained...

19 Jul 2018

Is SA's analgesics market breaking through the 'pain' barrier?
Is SA's analgesics market breaking through the 'pain' barrier?

On a global scale, pain continues to be one of the most common symptoms encouraging individuals to seek medical care or over-the-counter alternatives to relieve their symptoms...

Issued by Insight Survey 16 Jul 2018

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#Mandela100: Dove goes beyond skin-deep beauty with No Digital Distortion Mark

We've seen a marked rise in returning to real values and letting a brand's humanity and true beauty shine through its messaging in 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jul 2018

Is the concentrates market 'hydrating' South African consumers?
Is the concentrates market 'hydrating' South African consumers?

Insight Survey's latest SA Concentrates Industry Landscape Report 2018 deliberates the global and local concentrates markets based on the latest information and research.

Issued by Insight Survey 9 Jul 2018

How technology is transforming the retail business
How technology is transforming the retail business

The world is in a grip of an entrepreneurial revolution, and with African startups raising in excess of $200 million in 2017, it's clear that the culture of innovation is alive and well on our continent...

By Andre Rosslee 3 Jul 2018

The Scorecard Solution to in-store credit risk analysis
The Scorecard Solution to in-store credit risk analysis

In the United States, many retail brands including Amazon Prime, Macy's, Target and GAP, have adopted the use of in-store credit cards. These retail cards create a symbiotic relationship between the companies which provide them and the consumers which use them...

Issued by OLSPS Analytics 28 Jun 2018

Ramaphoria glow not likely to last, Q1 retail report hints at downturn
Ramaphoria glow not likely to last, Q1 retail report hints at downturn

While "Ramaphoria" took the consumer confidence index from -8 in Q4 to +26 in Q1 2018, it appears the glow is not likely to last. This is according to Broll's recently released SA Retail Snapshot for Q1...

28 Jun 2018

Online sales of technical consumer goods soar as South Africans seek bargains
Online sales of technical consumer goods soar as South Africans seek bargains

E-commerce retailers grew their share of the South African technical consumer goods market by 52% in 2017, accounting for 6.9% of total consumer spending by rand value for the year...

Issued by GfK South Africa 21 Jun 2018

mPOS transactions to represent 24% of all POS transactions by 2023
mPOS transactions to represent 24% of all POS transactions by 2023

Mobile point-of-sale devices will account for almost 1 in 4 POS transactions by 2023, according to a new study from Juniper Research...

20 Jun 2018

Are healthier lifestyles driving SA's fruit juice industry?
Are healthier lifestyles driving SA's fruit juice industry?

The fruit juice industry is currently in a relatively healthy state, both locally and globally, with many opportunities presenting themselves for manufacturers and producers despite the challenges within the industry...

Issued by Insight Survey 20 Jun 2018

Highest SA retail sales growth for April in six years
Highest SA retail sales growth for April in six years

Total South African retail sales for April 2018 grew by 3.7% year-on-year after removing the effects of inflation, showing the highest growth rate seen in April in the past six years...

13 Jun 2018

Is pet 'parenting' driving SA industry growth?
Is pet 'parenting' driving SA industry growth?

Insight Survey's latest SA Pet Care Industry Landscape Report 2018 discusses the global and local pet care markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 11 Jun 2018

Global insights into the jewellery export market
Global insights into the jewellery export market

The amount of jewellery exported worldwide reduced by -1.8% against the previous year level, according to the report 'World: Jewelry - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025', recently published by IndexBox.

7 Jun 2018

Global digital commerce spend forecast to reach $14.7tn by 2022
Global digital commerce spend forecast to reach $14.7tn by 2022

Global consumer spend on digital commerce will reach $14.7tn by 2022, up by 60% on last year's figure of $9.2tn. It's expected to approach $15tn annually...

6 Jun 2018

Maybe she's born with it... or is it good skincare?
Maybe she's born with it... or is it good skincare?

Insight Survey's latest SA Premium Skincare Industry Landscape Report 2018 carefully unfolds the global and local premium skincare markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 4 Jun 2018

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Gartner report: smartphones yield sales growth

According to a report by Gartner, global sales for smartphones returned to growth in the first quarter of 2018. The report shows a 1,3% increase over the same period in 2017...

31 May 2018

The most admired African brands announced
The most admired African brands announced

Brand Africa's 100 list of Africa's Best Brands for 2017/18 was released last week at an awards ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa...

28 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa
#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa

Reputation is 100%-dependent on landscape comprehension, so brands in Africa need to understand cultural diversity across the continent...

By Trevor Chueu 25 May 2018

Global e-commerce communities are disrupting the retail marketplace
Global e-commerce communities are disrupting the retail marketplace

Giant digital shopping destinations now account for more than 50% of the nearly $500 billion spent by North American consumers online...

21 May 2018

Dilutables beverage category declines in volume in 2017
Dilutables beverage category declines in volume in 2017

The dilutables category showed a decline in volume in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a recent report from BMi Research...

21 May 2018

Which SA brands won Mother's Day this year?
Which SA brands won Mother's Day this year?

This year a number of brands used Mother's Day as an opportunity to win over the hearts and cash of consumers looks to lavish their mums. But who stood out though?...

15 May 2018

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