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Times Media has a new name

Shortly after moving premises from Rosebank to Parktown, Times Media Group today announced that it is operating under a new name...

12 Jun 2017

Fast food stocks risky
Fast food stocks risky

Famous Brands took a huge leap of faith when it closed a 120m deal that brought UK premium burger group Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) into its fold in October...

12 Jun 2017

The broad business case for pop-up shops
The broad business case for pop-up shops

The concept of pop-up retail has soared in popularity over the last number of years. Done right, these temporary retail spaces...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Jun 2017

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Sodexo and Jumia Food Kenya partner on mobile payment solution for employees

Sodexo Group has signed a new partnership with Jumia Food Kenya to offer employers a seamless mobile solution dubbed M-Kula...

8 Jun 2017

Imbalie makeover takes a toll
Imbalie makeover takes a toll

Small-cap salon franchisor Imbalie Beauty's headline loss widened in the year to February 2017, but management remains optimistic...

2 Jun 2017

NetFlorist enables shared payments
NetFlorist enables shared payments

NetFlorist has introduced GiftTogether, a new payment initiative which allows one to get together with other people, select a gift and share the costs...

23 May 2017

Nine global trends in food and beverage
Nine global trends in food and beverage

Globally, food and beverage are playing an increasingly important role in the reason people visit shopping centres...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 May 2017

PriceCheck Tech & E-Commerce Awards 2016 award winners
PriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards open for nominations in June

Nominations for entries into this year's PriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards will open on 1 June and close on 15 June 2017...

19 May 2017

The millennial mindset and the future of the shopping mall
The millennial mindset and the future of the shopping mall

Millennials have exceptional trendsetting power and businesses are competing to capture their attention and a share of their wallets...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 May 2017

E-commerce platform for local artisans launches in Western Cape, KZN
E-commerce platform for local artisans launches in Western Cape, KZN

A new app ecosystem, Advance, allows people to order their favourite artisanal and handcrafted goods from local producers online or using the app...

15 May 2017

Prominent Paints launches BuildersBox in Soweto
Prominent Paints launches BuildersBox in Soweto

Prominent Paints has launched BuildersBox, a double-story specialised paint store in an adapted steel shipping container, in Soweto...

9 May 2017

Sea Point welcomes new indoor food, retail market
Sea Point welcomes new indoor food, retail market

After eight months of construction, the Mojo Market opened on 27 April 2017, over 80 stalls occupy the 2,000 sqm space...

8 May 2017

Egyptian online grocery startup GoodsMart raises $750k
Egyptian online grocery startup GoodsMart raises $750k

Egyptian online grocery service GoodsMart has raised $750,000 in funding from Algebra Ventures, which will go towards growing its operational capacity...

By Tom Jackson 3 May 2017

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Skyfii rolls out its SaaS platform to 500 Woolworths' stores

The Australian data analytics and marketing services company Skyfii has signed a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with the Woolworths Group and has already rolled out its ‘IO' Software as a Service (SaaS) platform subscription data analytics services to 126 stores...

2 May 2017

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Hammerson, 'a solid bet for future returns'

Hammerson, which is the largest property stock on the JSE, is considered by analysts as one of the most undervalued stocks with significant upside potential...

28 Apr 2017

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McDonald's reports higher earnings on strong US, China

NEW YORK, United States - McDonald's reported higher first-quarter earnings Tuesday on better performance in key regions, including the United States and China...

28 Apr 2017

Fabiani, Woolworths, H&M, Miladys, Markham, Cotton On, Mr Price score well on customer centricity
Fabiani, Woolworths, H&M, Miladys, Markham, Cotton On, Mr Price score well on customer centricity

A survey, conducted by dunnhumby, the ‘Customer-Centricity Index' (CCI) reveals that SA's most successful apparel retailers are those with a high focus on ‘customer-centricity'...

28 Apr 2017

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Puma ups forecast after sales leap in first quarter

German sportswear maker Puma said Tuesday it set a new quarterly record for sales between January and March, springing over the 1.0-billion-euro barrier and upping its forecasts for the year...

26 Apr 2017

Pick n Pay's Super Animals
Pick n Pay Super Animals return with South African slant

Pick n Pay launches a new Super Animals collection focused specifically on South African animals...

25 Apr 2017

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Hospital front shops help Clicks grow its footprint

Taking over the front shops in Netcare hospitals helped Clicks grow its flagship brand to 600 stores at the end of February, the retail group said in its interim results statement on Friday morning...

24 Apr 2017

South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference identifies new retail trends
South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference identifies new retail trends

The SACSC set a date for its Annual Research Conference aiming to keep delegates up to date with new consumer behaviour and shopping patterns...

24 Apr 2017

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Family continues franchising business

Following in her father's footsteps, Renee Perkin launched Cash Crusaders Oxford Village...

21 Apr 2017

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Manufacturers expected to be more proactive in protecting consumers from economic crunch

Consumers demand economic protection from manufacturers, according to BMI Research...

20 Apr 2017

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Starbucks turns one in South Africa, opens fourth shop

As Starbucks turns one in South Africa, it opened its fourth store in Menlyn Park, Pretoria, on 19 April 2017...

20 Apr 2017

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Woolworths tops 2016 Customer Satisfaction Index with most satisfied customers

South African Customer Satisfaction Index puts Woolworths at top...

20 Apr 2017

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Retailers fall victim to time's cruelty

Retail was pumping in the early 2000s. Sales growth hit a record high of 15.50% in September 2006 and averaged about 12% a year from 2004 to 2007...

By Colleen Goko 18 Apr 2017

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Las Iguanas coming to South Africa

The UK mid-market restaurant brand Las Iguanas comes to South Africa...

18 Apr 2017

Smart Shopper card - junk status?
Smart Shopper card - junk status?

I have long been an advocate of Pick n Pay, admiring and talking up how much they do to both attract and retain customers with their Smart Shopper loyalty programme and their various promotions to create sticky customers. That was until...

By Clive Evans 10 Apr 2017

SA Florist improves supply chain efficiency with BrandChat bot
SA Florist improves supply chain efficiency with BrandChat bot

BrandChat has built a unified dashboard that allows businesses, such as SA Florist, to create and manage a bot and do customer support...

6 Apr 2017

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