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Customer loyalty is key to a retailer's success
Customer loyalty is key to a retailer's success

What is important for a retailer is repeat business. Attracting your customer back into your store and rewarding them for spending money with you. Customer loyalty ultimately builds a brand...

Issued by Sureswipe 19 hours ago

SA e-commerce startup Pet Heaven sees 120% yearly growth
SA e-commerce startup Pet Heaven sees 120% yearly growth

South African startup Pet Heaven, an online pet food delivery service, has seen 120 per cent growth over the last year on the back of raising funding from Silvertree Internet Holdings...

By Tom Jackson 20 hours ago

Chris Weylandt
#BODJHB: Chris Weylandt on the basics of retail

On day two of the Johannesburg version of Business of Design, Chris Weylandt explained his tactics to competing or rather leading in the retail game...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Lewis Stores sets its sights on richer consumers with UFO deal
Lewis Stores sets its sights on richer consumers with UFO deal

Lewis Stores is acquiring the United Furniture Outlets (UFO) chain for R320m, the JSE-listed furniture retailer said on Thursday morning...

By Robert Laing 3 days ago

Skinny Laminx store sports a chic update
Skinny Laminx store sports a chic update

Homeware and fabric store Skinny Laminx, owned by designer Heather Moore, has undergone a stylish revamp...

19 Oct 2017

Experiential retail - a new way to shop
Experiential retail - a new way to shop

With the rise of e-commerce and demise of physical brick-and-mortar retail, consumers are continually hungry for experiences that engage and excite them...

By Jordan Major 19 Oct 2017

Retail sectors increased in August, signalling stronger future growth
Retail sectors increased in August, signalling stronger future growth

The retail sector did better than expected in August, signalling stronger economic growth in the third quarter. Retail trade sales rose by a significant 5.5%...

By Sunita Menon 19 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design
#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Oct 2017

Retailer slams bank charges
Retailer slams bank charges

Pick n Pay chairman Gareth Ackerman has slammed South African bank charges, which he describes as excessive and in many cases, more than double European benchmarks...

By Ann Crotty 18 Oct 2017

Supermarket surge on the cards for Cote d'Ivoire
Supermarket surge on the cards for Cote d'Ivoire

The Nielsen Shopper World Conference held in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, has found that the country's modern trade arena has seen the greatest evolution in the last two years and holds the most potential for growth...

Issued by Nielsen 18 Oct 2017

Image credit: Freddy Mavunda via Business Day
Pick n Pay H1 after-tax profit up 15% despite retrenchment costs

Despite its warnings that its staff reduction programme would cause headline earnings to fall, Pick n Pay posted an impressive 15% growth...

By Robert Laing 18 Oct 2017

Costs push moms into unhealthy food options
Costs push moms into unhealthy food options

The food industry and the government must implement "drastic measures" to curb the rising cost of healthy food, say local nutritionists...

By Dave Chambers 16 Oct 2017

Nigerians seek a 'next-level' shopping experience
Nigerians seek a 'next-level' shopping experience

The Nielsen Shopper & Retail World Conference held in Lagos, Nigeria, has revealed that modern trade formats like supermarkets and hypermarkets are stepping up to fulfill the needs of consumers...

Issued by Nielsen 16 Oct 2017

What's at the heart of franchise sector growth?
What's at the heart of franchise sector growth?

Over the past four years, the franchising sector has displayed resilience, consistently growing its contribution to the country's GDP from 9.7% in 2014 to 13.3%...

16 Oct 2017

Image credit: Financial Mail
Verimark bets on home run this Christmas

Verimark - the company behind Bauer pans and Shogun knifesets - is betting on its "best Christmas ever" after introducing a raft of new products.

By Giulietta Talevi 16 Oct 2017

Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year
Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year

At the 2017 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, which took place on Thursday, 12 October 2017, Shyft was named the overall winner...

13 Oct 2017

Clicks Clubcard takes the lead in loyalty
Clicks Clubcard takes the lead in loyalty

Clicks Clubcard has moved into the top spot as South Africa's most used loyalty programme at 67%, just beating last year's loyalty leader, Pick n Pay Smart Shopper...

13 Oct 2017

Good news at last for shoppers
Good news at last for shoppers

Food is getting cheaper - but you probably haven't noticed. Data released on Wednesday show prices of vegetables, oils, fats, bread, cereals, fruit and fuel have fallen...

By Nico Gous 12 Oct 2017

Report reveals customer aftermarket is afterthought for manufacturers
Report reveals customer aftermarket is afterthought for manufacturers

A new report reveals discrepancies in how manufacturers and retailers view and approach post-purchase revenue, profit and relationship-building opportunities in the aftermarket service sector...

12 Oct 2017

Sears closing stores in Canada
Sears closing stores in Canada

Sears said Tuesday it will seek court approval to liquidate all of its remaining Canadian stores, marking the end of an iconic department store...

12 Oct 2017

UberEats and Food Lover's Market partner for convenient meal kit delivery
UberEats and Food Lover's Market partner for convenient meal kit delivery

UberEats and Food Lover's Market have teamed up to get shoppers back into their kitchen by giving them convenient access to recipe ingredients on demand...

11 Oct 2017

TFG latest to flee from Gupta auditor
TFG latest to flee from Gupta auditor

TFG is the latest JSE-listed company to drop KPMG as its auditor. The retail group made the announcement just hours after Telkom said it would not award any new business to KPMG...

11 Oct 2017

Pichulik and Weylandts collaborate on Capsule collection
Pichulik and Weylandts collaborate on Capsule collection

Weylandts and Pichulik have collaborated on a newly launched range of jewellery exclusive to the furniture retailer.

10 Oct 2017

Deacons East Africa to negotiate sale of Mr Price to SA retailer
Deacons East Africa to negotiate sale of Mr Price to SA retailer

Deacons East Africa Plc has received board approval to enter into negotiations for the sale of the Mr Price franchise in Kenya...

10 Oct 2017

Lafarge South Africa launches Binastore
Lafarge South Africa launches Binastore

Lafarge South Africa has launched a new home building service called Binastore...

10 Oct 2017

Freshmark MD Dr Johan van Deventer with Tru-Cape director and grower Derek Corder.
Tru-Cape reaches over 20m apples, pears supplied to Shoprite Group

To date the Shoprite Group has purchased over 20 million cartons of apples and pears for its Shoprite and Checkers customers in 2,689 outlets throughout 15 African countries and the Indian Ocean Islands from Tru-Cape...

9 Oct 2017

DHL-Mall for Africa partnership gives African products access to global stage
DHL-Mall for Africa partnership gives African products access to global stage

DHL Express and Mall for Africa have extended their partnership to enable African businesses to sell their locally manufactured products to customers in the United States...

6 Oct 2017

Luxury activewear brand Plein Sport opens first SA store
Luxury activewear brand Plein Sport opens first SA store

International luxury active sportswear brand Plein Sport has opened its first South African store in Johannesburg at Sandton City...

4 Oct 2017

LG launches NeoChef oven
LG launches NeoChef oven

LG has introduced the NeoChef oven, combining a convenient design, minimalism and the latest Smart Inverter technology from LG Electronics...

4 Oct 2017

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