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Retail sales grow more than expected in June
Retail sales grow more than expected in June

June's retail sales grew 2.9% from the same month in 2016, taking its growth for the second quarter to 2.2%...

By Robert Laing 1 day ago

Change or die: American malls confront Amazon era
Change or die: American malls confront Amazon era

As the retail industry churns in the Amazon era, American shopping malls are turning to a new generation of stores, food and entertainment offerings...

15 Aug 2017

Long4Life is a shot in the arm for Holdsport
Long4Life is a shot in the arm for Holdsport

Holdsport's share price has raced ahead in the past year, climbing 12%. This puts the company way ahead of the general retailers' index...

By Colleen Goko 15 Aug 2017

Retailers may breathe easier in fourth quarter, say analysts
Retailers may breathe easier in fourth quarter, say analysts

While there is no outright good news for retail, analysts say the last quarter of 2017 is unlikely to plunge the sector to new lows...

11 Aug 2017

Steinhoff aims for African champion
Steinhoff aims for African champion

Christo Wiese's determination to consolidate his retail holdings in one entity and the Public Investment Corporation's affection for the notion of an African retail champion are behind plans...

By Ann Crotty 11 Aug 2017

Customer-centricity at the heart of TFG's online sales success
Customer-centricity at the heart of TFG's online sales success

TFG reports growth in its online retail sector, with the e-commerce division experiencing positive sales figures and over 40% year on year growth...

10 Aug 2017

Stuttafords - The ghost of retail past
Stuttafords - The ghost of retail past

I walked into the Stuttafords Eastgate store, determined to get my favourite perfume at 80% less at their closing down sale. What greeted me was none of the usual madness that goes with a retail sale...

By Liesl Lodewyk, Issued by Praesignis 10 Aug 2017

New Pick n Pay app downloads top 10,000 in 24 hours
New Pick n Pay app downloads top 10,000 in 24 hours

Pick n Pay's latest version of its mobile app for Android exceeded 10,000 downloads within the first 24 hours of its release...

10 Aug 2017

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Education fund may smooth way for Shoprite's Basson repurchase

The establishment of an R84m fund to educate previously disadvantaged individuals might help to secure sufficient shareholder support for Shoprite's plan to repurchase R1.7bn worth of shares...

By Ann Crotty 8 Aug 2017

SA retailers suffer amid drop in consumer confidence
SA retailers suffer amid drop in consumer confidence

South African retailers across the board continue to experience a tough local trading environment...

8 Aug 2017

Japanese retail giant Miniso arrives in SA
Japanese retail giant Miniso arrives in SA

Japanese fashion and beauty retail chain Miniso has launched in South Africa with an official opening at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria...

7 Aug 2017

Thavhani Mall geared to support community business
Thavhani Mall geared to support community business

The Thavhani Mall in Thohoyandou is ready for its big opening on 24 August 2017, when local businesses as well as national companies will benefit...

7 Aug 2017

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Stuttafords shutting up shop

Stuttafords has finally closed shop, after a last-ditch effort to rescue the stores in Eastgate and Sandton failed this week...

4 Aug 2017

Aldo acquisition of Camuto Group births new footwear giant
Aldo acquisition of Camuto Group births new footwear giant

Canadian shoe company Aldo has agreed to acquire the footwear and accessories operations of the Connecticut-based Camuto Group...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Aug 2017

Ikea is running a startup accelerator
Ikea is running a startup accelerator

Global retailer Ikea has opened applications to its first startup accelerator and is looking for companies that can help it solve “big problems” around being truly affordable...

By Tom Jackson 4 Aug 2017

V&A Waterfront rewards retail champions at Customer Excellence Awards
V&A Waterfront rewards retail champions at Customer Excellence Awards

The winners of the annual V&A Waterfront Customer Excellence Awards have been announced...

4 Aug 2017

John Sanei talks forever profitable retail
John Sanei talks forever profitable retail

John Sanei, global speaker, author, entrepreneur and trend specialist shared his thought-provoking presentation on how businesses can be forever profitable...

3 Aug 2017

Bata South Africa reviews market position through restructuring
Bata South Africa reviews market position through restructuring

Bata South Africa is currently restructuring, repositioning and revamping its operation nationwide to be in line with brand uniformity across the globe...

3 Aug 2017

New deadline for Italtile deal
New deadline for Italtile deal

Italtile and its shareholders will know by 30 September whether a planned acquisition of Ceramic, for a consideration of R3.61bn, will get the go-ahead...

3 Aug 2017

TFG raises R2.5bn through new share issue
TFG raises R2.5bn through new share issue

Retailer TFG said on Tuesday it had raised R2.5bn through an accelerated bookbuild process...

2 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: SA's rising female winemaker making strides for the love of Pinot
#WomensMonth: SA's rising female winemaker making strides for the love of Pinot

We speak to Young Gun Jessica Saurwein about the Saurwein nom Pinot noir, her recent 92 point rating by renowned international wine critic Neal Martin and her love for the queen of grapes, Pinot noir...

1 Aug 2017

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Pick n Pay shares slip after it warns retrenchment costs will drag down HEPS

Pick n Pay's share price fell 3.4% to R59.26 on Monday morning after it warned shareholders retrenchment costs would drag down its interim headline earnings...

By Robert Laing 31 Jul 2017

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Meet the meat trekkers

People are deserting retail stores' butchery aisles, cutting out the middleman and turning to buying meat in bulk...

By Naledi Shange and Kgaugelo Masweneng 26 Jul 2017

WallpaperStore to pop up in Cape Town
WallpaperStore to pop up in Cape Town

Curated interior and lifestyle design marketplace WallpaperStore will be popping up in Cape Town in mid-September...

25 Jul 2017

The pros and cons of discounting for small businesses
The pros and cons of discounting for small businesses

As a small business owner, you've probably offered discounts to your customers or have considered doing so. It's a bit of a catch 22...

By Viresh Harduth 25 Jul 2017

Future-proofing brick-and-mortar retail
Future-proofing brick-and-mortar retail

With the onslaught of e-commerce a constant in the retail industry today, new and innovative approaches need to be taken to inform retailers and marketers on ways to increase footfall and boost sales in their ‘traditional' brick-and-mortar stores...

Issued by Moving Tactics 25 Jul 2017

Boeries champs ready for taste battle
Boeries champs ready for taste battle

The top three finalists in the 2017 Championship Boerewors competition are ready to put their boerewors recipe to the public taste test...

25 Jul 2017

AVI grows full-year revenue after adjusting selling prices
AVI grows full-year revenue after adjusting selling prices

Food producer AVI grew its revenue 8.2% in the year to June, after increasing selling prices to mitigate the effect of a weaker rand...

By Andries Mahlangu 25 Jul 2017

SA mobile startup helps informal traders compare and order stock
SA mobile startup helps informal traders compare and order stock

South African startup Last Mile for BoP is rolling out a mobile application that enables informal traders to compare bulk prices and order stock from their phone...

By Tom Jackson 24 Jul 2017

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