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5 expectations of the African millennial consumer
5 expectations of the African millennial consumer

As the largest consumer group in the world today, it is impossible to ignore the impact millennials have had - and will continue to have for decades to come as they settle into their prime spending years...

2 days ago

#MobileCommerce: The right product, to the right customer, at the right time
#MobileCommerce: The right product, to the right customer, at the right time

As Cape Union Mart Group's director of e-commerce, Amanda Herson has the mammoth task of ensuring a seamless online experience for some of South Africa's most loved retail brands...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The summer of your smile

Malta International Airport (MIA) has published its traffic results for June 2018. Passenger movements were up by 14.6% over the previous June. It proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that summer here is a thing.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 1 day ago

SnapnSave introduces cashback rewards programme for wholesaler sector
SnapnSave introduces cashback rewards programme for wholesaler sector

Locally developed cashback rewards app, SnapnSave, has launched in the wholesale trade sector, allowing independent traders and spaza owners to benefit from cashback rewards...

1 day ago

SA fashion brands Donna and The Fix now shoppable online
SA fashion brands Donna and The Fix now shoppable online

TFG has launched two new online fashion stores, Donna and The Fix, marking the 16th and 17th online stores for the retail group since it started its e-commerce journey in 2014...

3 days ago

Preparing for Black Friday - 8 lessons learnt from 2017
Preparing for Black Friday - 8 lessons learnt from 2017

If 2017 is anything to go by, Black Friday is quickly becoming one of the busiest South African shopping days and, like the US, marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season...

By Graham van der Merwe 17 Jul 2018

SA retail sales up by 3% year-on-year
SA retail sales up by 3% year-on-year

Total South African retail sales for May 2018 grew by 3% year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, compared to the 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in May 2017...

16 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: The growth of mobile shopping in South Africa
#MobileCommerce: The growth of mobile shopping in South Africa

E-commerce is going from strength to strength in South Africa, more and more consumers are gaining confidence in making online purchases that are not solely limited to the likes of books, CDs, electronics, airline tickets and the like...

By Graham Du Plessis 13 Jul 2018

German décor brand Kare opens South African showroom
German décor brand Kare opens South African showroom

German furniture and décor brand Kare has opened its first South African store in Kramerville, Johannesburg...

13 Jul 2018

The future of retail: Clicks, bricks and data-driven insights
The future of retail: Clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

Over the last 15 years, technology has reshaped the face of global retail. With billions of people spending more time online each day, the way we buy things has evolved...

By Sarah Quinlan 13 Jul 2018

Love them or loathe them, private label products are taking over supermarket shelves
Love them or loathe them, private label products are taking over supermarket shelves

Coles is aiming to have private label products make up 40% of its product range over the next five years. This increase will apply across multiple tiers of products...

By Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer 12 Jul 2018

Retailers need facts and real-time insights, not estimates to react to change
Retailers need facts and real-time insights, not estimates to react to change

The scope of the retail environment has changed dramatically since the arrival of smart technologies. Customers are becoming more knowledgeable about products across different brands as they are able to scroll through multiple devices...

By Craig Johnston 11 Jul 2018

DJI Ronin-S. Image provided.
DJI Ronin-S launches in SA

Orms hosted a launch event, showcasing the latest in gimbal technology with the release of the DJI Ronin-S in SA. This new innovation is DJI's first single-handed stabiliser promising professional quality...

By Juanita Pienaar 11 Jul 2018

Woolworths recalls rice product amid Listeria concerns
Woolworths recalls rice product amid Listeria concerns

Woolworths is recalling its Frozen Savoury Rice Mix as a precautionary measure, following a worldwide recall issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency...

11 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: The last mile digitised, democratised and on-demand
#MobileCommerce: The last mile digitised, democratised and on-demand

It's no secret, in the digital age shoppers want what we want when we want it...

By Bronwyn Williams 10 Jul 2018

How high streets and shopping malls face a 'domino effect' from major store closures
How high streets and shopping malls face a 'domino effect' from major store closures

Traditional retail is in the centre of a storm - and British department store chain House of Fraser is the latest to succumb to the tempest. The company plans to close 31 of its 59 shops - including its flagship store in Oxford Street, London...

By Omar Toulan and Niccolò Pisani 9 Jul 2018

Edcon bids farewell to Boardmans and Red Square brands
Edcon bids farewell to Boardmans and Red Square brands

Boardmans and Red Square cosmetics stores will soon be no longer as Edcon intensifies its focus on the Edgars brand in a bid to win back shoppers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: How to manage sustainable omnichannel growth in retail
#MobileCommerce: How to manage sustainable omnichannel growth in retail

In today's consumer landscape, customers can shop from anywhere at any time. The proliferation of technology-driven purchasing means retailers are expected to keep up with the always-connected, digital-savvy shoppers...

By Mark Thomson 6 Jul 2018

Scan Retail's new product impresses Madex 2018 visitors
Scan Retail's new product impresses Madex 2018 visitors

Scan Retail exhibited at the recent Marketing, Advertising & Design Expo (Madex). The company showcased a new display product that has useful applications in retail: the Fabric Pop-up System...

Issued by Scan Retail 6 Jul 2018

Tesco-Carrefour alliance promises to cut costs through joint buying power
Tesco-Carrefour alliance promises to cut costs through joint buying power

The announcement by Tesco and Carrefour that they will enter into a long-term, strategic alliance is the latest in a series of consolidation between the major grocery retailers in Western Europe...

5 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: Step into the future with mobile
#MobileCommerce: Step into the future with mobile

When mobile phones hit the market in South Africa around 1994, there was a sentiment by many that, having lived life quite effectively without these devices, they simply did not need one...

By Dave Nemeth 4 Jul 2018

#IFE2018: In the business of franchising, talk to the numbers
#IFE2018: In the business of franchising, talk to the numbers

What really counts is money. It is why people are in business and for franchisers, this means guiding their franchisee on the franchise runway to achieving their goals...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Jul 2018

Spar Western Cape ups the ante in fighting plastic problem, announces plastic free day
Spar Western Cape ups the ante in fighting plastic problem, announces plastic free day

Spar in the Western Cape and Namibia have actively re-aligned themselves even more assertively in the fight to reduce and eventually stop the sale of plastic shopping bags...

Issued by Spar Western Cape 4 Jul 2018

Pick n Pay pilots eco-friendly bags on International Plastic Bag Free Day
Pick n Pay pilots eco-friendly bags on International Plastic Bag Free Day

Pick n Pay is experimenting with compostable bags as an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags. To mark International Plastic Bag Free Day today and as part of its efforts to reduce plastic waste...

3 Jul 2018

TFG announced Canal Walk Retailer of the Year
TFG announced Canal Walk Retailer of the Year

The Foschini Group walked away with the prestigious "Retailer of the Year" award at the Canal Walk Retail Excellence Awards. The group has 26 stores trading in the shopping centre, representing all of its local brands...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 2 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: The rise of mobile shopping and its impact on business
#MobileCommerce: The rise of mobile shopping and its impact on business

While retailers need to be geared for mobile, it is only a part of the shopping journey in South Africa. Omnichannel is where it is at...

By Robyn Cooke 2 Jul 2018

Canal Walk honours its standout retailers
Canal Walk honours its standout retailers

Canal Walk Shopping Centre honoured its top retailers at the Canal Walk Retail Excellence Awards, held recently at The Westin Cape Town Hotel...

29 Jun 2018

Retail tech innovation trends unpacked at annual RCS Summit
Retail tech innovation trends unpacked at annual RCS Summit

The latest technological innovations shaking up the retail sector across the globe were revealed at the second RCS Retail Summit, held in Cape Town and Johannesburg this week...

29 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: Zaid Osman on his sneaker hustle turned roaring success
#YouthMonth: Zaid Osman on his sneaker hustle turned roaring success

Entrepreneur and social innovator Zaid Osman is one of the driving forces behind South Africa's vibrant sneaker culture...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Jun 2018

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