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Cointreau selects finalists in Creative Crew grant scheme
Cointreau selects finalists in Creative Crew grant scheme

The Cointreau Creative Crew (CCC) Grant Scheme, which sought to identify and empower female creativity across South Africa, has selected 15 finalists...

2 Mar 2017

New township delivery service pilots in Ekurhuleni
New township delivery service pilots in Ekurhuleni

A new retail home delivery service for townships, funded by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), has launched in Ekhuruleni...

14 Feb 2017

Why new entrants struggle to break into South Africa's retail space
Why new entrants struggle to break into South Africa's retail space

Effective competition in the supermarket industry is important because it has far-reaching implications for consumers and suppliers...

By Reena das Nair 7 Feb 2017

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Spaza shops need assistance to grow sustainably

Spaza shops are the backbone of South Africa's township economy and are the most visible and vivid scenery, depicting the vibrancy of township life...

By Munir Jeeva 6 Feb 2017

Gill Mkhasibe
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Gill Mkhasibe to speak at ITF on how brands are purchased in informal retail

The Trade Intelligence Independent Trade Forum (ITF), being held on 23 February 2017 at the Focus Rooms, Sunninghill Sandton, will feature Gill Mkhasibe, MD and co-owner of The Mkhasibe Group (TMG), who will answer ‘How is your brand purchased in the informal trade?'

23 Jan 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Retail
#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Turning an invasive plant into an eco-friendly opportunity
#SustainabilityMonth: Turning an invasive plant into an eco-friendly opportunity

Nigeria-based green entrepreneur Achenyo Idachaba is helping change the story in the riverine community of Bayeku in Ikorodu, Lagos by turning an invasive water plant that chokes Nigeria's waterways into a source of income...

By Sindy Peters 24 Oct 2016

Alliance brings cashless payments to townships
Alliance brings cashless payments to townships

South African mobile payments start-up, iKhokha, has teamed up with Mastercard to boost payment card acceptance at small businesses in informal settlements...

13 Sep 2016

Pulane Moraladi
Logistics Partners programme finds innovative route to informal market

If companies can find a viable and reliable point of entry, South Africa's community and informal markets offer them an ideal place to grow their customer base...

16 Aug 2016

Time to gauge in invisible market's size
Time to gauge in invisible market's size

Hunched on a white plastic chair, Romeo Makwela takes a bite of his lunch. It is a threelayered sandwich (i-slice) with fried chips, achar, a smoked Russian sausage, cheese and lettuce oozing out from all sides...

By Palesa Vuyolwethu Tshandu 18 May 2016

Instant engagement - next step for online classifieds
Instant engagement - next step for online classifieds

Whilst the primary function of classifieds still is the bringing together of buyers and sellers, the proliferation of mobile technology has seen a change in the way users want to experience online classifieds...

By Felix Erken 16 May 2016

SA's Traditional Trade sector thriving with R46bn in annual sales
SA's Traditional Trade sector thriving with R46bn in annual sales

Sales through South Africa's 134,000 Traditional Trade outlets currently amount to R46bn per annum, which equates to one of every five rands spent and one third of all consumer goods packages sold in South Africa...

Issued by Nielsen 4 Feb 2016

Gauteng MEC meets with Tembisa shopkeepers
Gauteng MEC meets with Tembisa shopkeepers

The Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Lebogang Maile, recently convened with township shopkeepers in Tembisa to discuss a dispute over municipal rates and service charges...

1 Sep 2015

A market with a difference launches in Cape Town
A market with a difference launches in Cape Town

A market with a difference, the first Market on the Edge, will be held from 28 - 29 August 2015 at the Cape Town Stadium. It promises to be a sensory sensation for the whole family - an indoor market to get inspired, eat, shop and play...

23 Jul 2015

New night market opens tonight in Cape Town
New night market opens tonight in Cape Town

Party tonight from 5-9pm under an almost full moon at the new Night Market in East City precinct on the corner Harrington and Barrack Streets, Cape Town...

4 Jun 2015

Township shoppers feeling that Kasi convenience
Township shoppers feeling that Kasi convenience

Many township consumers do not always have access to transport, so successful brands ensure that consumers have easy access to products, whether it is in a formal retailer or at an informal Spaza shop down the road...

27 May 2015

Craft competition winners learn from the best at Design Indaba
Craft competition winners learn from the best at Design Indaba

Three Eastern Cape craft businesses that recently won the first Lithuba Lakho Eastern Cape Craft Competition took part in Africa's premier design showcase, the Design Indaba Conference and Expo in Cape Town...

9 Mar 2015

90 looters to appear in court
90 looters to appear in court

At least 90 of the 178 arrested looters from Soweto and Kagiso are expected to appear in court this morning...

26 Jan 2015

One year on and Sam is still going strong
One year on and Sam is still going strong

The South African Market (Sam) is located at 107 Bree Street, Cape Town, and in celebration of its first birthday is offering a 10% discount on selected items...

9 Dec 2014

Hair today, more tomorrow - SA black hair market shows continued growth
Hair today, more tomorrow - SA black hair market shows continued growth

A vital source of jobs for women, who make up a large percentage of the informal economy on the poorest continent, the black hair industry continues to grow...

4 Dec 2014

Plan festive outings in Stellenbosch
Plan festive outings in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch has already lined up an array of events for the festive season to ensure that visitors to the City of Oaks have an indulgent, entertaining time.

14 Oct 2014

Pick n Pay offers WDC items gift range
Pick n Pay offers WDC items gift range

A limited-edition range of World Design Capital 2014 handmade designer items, retailing at R100 each, will be available at Pick n Pay's V&A Waterfront store from mid-September...

12 Sep 2014

Singaphi Street upgrade gets underway
Singaphi Street upgrade gets underway

The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) has started phase one of the R40m upgrade of Singaphi Street in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth.

25 Aug 2014

V&A's Watershed creates opportunities for new traders
V&A's Watershed creates opportunities for new traders

Formerly the Craft Market and Wellness Centre, commonly known as the Blue Shed and adjacent unused Workshop 17, the historic Watershed at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has been totally reimagined by Wolff Architects.

7 Aug 2014

Street Food Festival part of World Design Capital 2014
Street Food Festival part of World Design Capital 2014

A recognised World Design Capital 2014 project, The Cape Town Street Food Festival offers food and talks from some of Cape Town's most dynamic food entrepreneurs.

18 Jul 2014

Emilian Popa new CEO Groupon South Africa, founders step down
Emilian Popa new CEO Groupon South Africa, founders step down

Emilian Popa has been appointed as the new CEO for Groupon South Africa. With a record of accomplishment of founding and co-founding a number of online retail businesses.

11 Jul 2014

Emerging craft producers earn R590,000 in Cape Town tourism venues
Emerging craft producers earn R590,000 in Cape Town tourism venues

Emerging craft producers have earned R590,000 by trading at two prominent Cape Town venues - the Castle of Good Hope and the Red Shed at the V&A.

9 Jul 2014

Local pop-up shop for the homeless goes global
Local pop-up shop for the homeless goes global

From China to Cape Town, Brussels to Bangladesh, Florida to France, Mexico to Melbourne, The Street Store - the world's first pop-up clothing store for the homeless...

7 Jul 2014

Grey money could be 40% of retail spend, research needed
Grey money could be 40% of retail spend, research needed

'Grey money' is a feature in all developing economies, especially as more people move from rural areas to urban centres in search of employment and a better way of life.

30 Jun 2014

Resurgence of independent outlets in South Africa
Resurgence of independent outlets in South Africa

There is a rebirth of more profitable and sustainable independent outlets in South Africa. However, brands are making a mistake in how they classify the new businesses.

28 May 2014

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