Singles Day shows China's global retail power
Singles Day shows China's global retail power

11 Nov., or 11/11, has been celebrated as Singles Day - a sort of anti-Valentine's Day for single people - since 1993. Chosen because its date has four ones in a row, the holiday originated in China...

By Venkatesh Shankar 1 day ago

#ShopperInsights2019: Innovation drives brand success at shelf
#ShopperInsights2019: Innovation drives brand success at shelf

Lindt is a premium brand growing in a declining market. A luxury product generally bought as a gift, the brand launched a cheaper version catering to personal indulgence. Not only did this expand...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

American Swiss sets up shop in Australia
American Swiss sets up shop in Australia

South African jewellery retailer American Swiss has expanded abroad with the opening of its first store in Australia last week...

19 hours ago

The benefits of online learning
The benefits of online learning

Leading value retailer Ackermans has launched its new in-store electronic learning solution to train new and existing staff...

Issued by Ackermans 19 hours ago

Weylandts opens first PE store
Weylandts opens first PE store

Weylandts will be opening its first Port Elizabeth store...

3 days ago

The hidden customer engagement tool lying dormant at every retailer
The hidden customer engagement tool lying dormant at every retailer

With two prime shopping periods ahead - Black Friday and the Festive Season shopping extravaganza - retailers are preparing for a bumper sales season to mitigate the slow retail sales growth experienced during much of the year...

By Daniel Logan 8 Nov 2018

#ShopperInsights2019: I love you, but...
#ShopperInsights2019: I love you, but...

Despite retailers widening their repertoire, baskets are shrinking as tough times for shoppers dictate more planning and less impulse shopping...

By Danette Breitenbach 8 Nov 2018

Game's biggest Black Friday ever: What you need to know
Game's biggest Black Friday ever: What you need to know

Game's 2018 Black Friday sale is going to be bigger and better than ever before! Shoppers across the country and continent will be able to snap up incredible deals at unbeatable prices...

Issued by Arc SA 8 Nov 2018

ConCourt ruling and what Woolies could have done differently
ConCourt ruling and what Woolies could have done differently

Businesses have a number of options when wanting to revisit their workforce models and solutions. The Constitutional Court judgement in the Woolworths matter requires that this is done properly to pass legal muster...

By Jonathan Goldberg 8 Nov 2018

5 myths about SA's spaza market debunked
5 myths about SA's spaza market debunked

Informal trade and distribution data company, 5M2T clarifies five common myths about the spaza market...

7 Nov 2018

Introducing myTFGworld - SA's new multibrand online marketplace
Introducing myTFGworld - SA's new multibrand online marketplace

To amplify its online shopping presence, TFG has relaunched its e-commerce platform as a marketplace called myTFGworld.com...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 7 Nov 2018

Why mobile is the gatekeeper of brand loyalty today
Why mobile is the gatekeeper of brand loyalty today

Mobile represents an unparalleled opportunity for savvy retailers to reach customers in more personalised, efficient and powerful ways...

By Gareth Hawkey 7 Nov 2018

#GoogleRetail: No room for silos in omnichannel retail
#GoogleRetail: No room for silos in omnichannel retail

We're in living in an omnichannel world. We use a number of different paths to get to the products, info and services that we want. Search has become intuitive...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Nov 2018

Moving Tactics takes the sting out of the queue for Clicks
Moving Tactics takes the sting out of the queue for Clicks

Note to retailers: today's customers expect technology to wipe out queueing. There's nothing more off-putting to shoppers and detrimental to sales than long queues in your store...

Issued by Moving Tactics 6 Nov 2018

9 tips to boost Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales
9 tips to boost Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are famous for huge deals and steep discounts. That's why participating in these days can seem like a big retailer's game...

6 Nov 2018

Pick n Pay gets a headstart on Black Friday deals
Pick n Pay gets a headstart on Black Friday deals

Pick n Pay has revealed a range of online-only Black Friday deals, more than two weeks before the popular shopping event is officially set to commence...

5 Nov 2018

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Mr Price internship programme open for entry

The Professional Retail Programme for graduates is now open for applications. This internship falls under MRP Foundation's Jump Start skills development programme...

5 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Traditional textiles from Turkey, with love
#EntrepreneurMonth: Traditional textiles from Turkey, with love

The hammam towel is a perennial Turkish accessory that's prized for its myriad of uses. Said to have been traditionally used in the super-hot Turkish baths, they needed to be durable and good at drying...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Nov 2018

These are SA's favourite loyalty programmes
These are SA's favourite loyalty programmes

Pharmacy and beauty retail is leading the charge when it comes to loyalty programmes in South Africa. Clicks Clubcard has remained at the top as the most used loyalty programme...

2 Nov 2018

Yuppiechef scoops title of SA's Online Retailer of the Year
Yuppiechef scoops title of SA's Online Retailer of the Year

Yuppiechef triumphed at the inaugural Online Retailer of the Year awards, which recognises online stores in South Africa that grow trust amongst digital shoppers...

2 Nov 2018

Pick n Pay trials recycling vending machines in V&A Waterfront
Pick n Pay trials recycling vending machines in V&A Waterfront

Pick n Pay has introduced two reverse vending machines into the vicinity of its V&A Waterfront store, into which visitors can throw their discarded waste for recycling...

1 Nov 2018

Woolworths to pull David Jones brand from SA stores
Woolworths to pull David Jones brand from SA stores

Woolworths will be dropping the David Jones brand in South Africa, with plans to rebrand the range under its in-house Classic Collection...

1 Nov 2018

#FoodNextAfrica: How to ensure sustainable growth of plant-based foods
#FoodNextAfrica: How to ensure sustainable growth of plant-based foods

With the population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, the search has intensified for alternative protein sources to not only feed us all, but to do so sustainably by minimising the environmental impact...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Nov 2018

WH Smith to buy airport retail chain InMotion for $198m
WH Smith to buy airport retail chain InMotion for $198m

UK books and stationery retailer WH Smith has announced plans to acquire InMotion, a US travel retailer, for $198 million. The transaction marks a significant step in WH Smith's international travel growth strategy...

31 Oct 2018

Black Friday fuels growth in SA's FMCG sector
Black Friday fuels growth in SA's FMCG sector

The Black Friday mega shopping phenomenon is more heyday than hype for South Africa's fast moving consumer goods retail sector...

31 Oct 2018

Pick n Pay in the firing line over 'maid' and 'gardener' mugs
Pick n Pay in the firing line over 'maid' and 'gardener' mugs

A set of mugs engraved with the phrases 'the maid' and 'the gardener' sold at a Pick n Pay store has sparked outrage on social media...

31 Oct 2018

SA pre-owned luxury retailer extends service across southern Africa
SA pre-owned luxury retailer extends service across southern Africa

South African pre-owned luxury retailer, Luxity, will be extending its offering across the southern African region, into Namibia, Zambia, Angola and Botswana...

30 Oct 2018

Green is the new black: why retailers want you to know about their green credentials
Green is the new black: why retailers want you to know about their green credentials

Australian supermarkets phasing out single-use plastic bags is just one example of how retailers are fiercely engaged in a race to be "green". Other examples are dumping plastic straws...

By Louise Grimmer and Gary Mortimer 30 Oct 2018

Richemont and Alibaba team up for luxury e-commerce venture
Richemont and Alibaba team up for luxury e-commerce venture

Richemont, owned by SA billionaire Johann Rupert, has announced a global strategic partnership with Alibaba Group which will see the launch of a luxury goods platform for the Chinese market...

29 Oct 2018

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