Retail Trends 2018

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#BizTrends2018: What does the travel store of the future look like?
#BizTrends2018: What does the travel store of the future look like?

The travel agency of tomorrow will blend a personal and human touch with digital technologies. Instead of travel agents, we'll see the emergence of...

By Jannine Adams 15 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The call for authentic, experiential retail design
#BizTrends2018: The call for authentic, experiential retail design

In today's dynamic business environment, we should be seeking to understand the trends impacting a broader range of industries, regardless of the business sector we're in...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The in-store experience - an opportunity for brands
#BizTrends2018: The in-store experience - an opportunity for brands

How many times do you go to the shop for only one item and land up buying a number of products? The in-store experience is a valuable opportunity for retailers to build brand loyalty...

By Caroline Currie 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Six trends shaping the shopping mall experience
#BizTrends2018: Six trends shaping the shopping mall experience

Adapting and remaining relevant amid changing trends is nothing new for shopping malls. After all, retail itself is constantly and rapidly evolving, led by changing generational consumer behaviour and expectations...

By Camilla Lor 8 Jan 2018

Transformation in Africa's digital retail landscape
Transformation in Africa's digital retail landscape

Undeniably, digital transformation continues to dramatically change the way we live and do business - almost daily it seems...

By Isabelle Lurquin 22 Dec 2017

Digital signage video walls enhance Adidas' brand experience at new flagship store
Digital signage video walls enhance Adidas' brand experience at new flagship store

Leading digital signage solutions company Moving Tactics recently worked with Adidas to install two video walls at their new flagship store in Sandton City Shopping Centre...

Issued by Moving Tactics 15 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: Retail
#BestofBiz 2017: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

15 Dec 2017

Customer engagement maximised as Clicks focuses on in-store digital journey
Customer engagement maximised as Clicks focuses on in-store digital journey

Moving Tactics recently partnered with Clicks to implement a bespoke high-impact multi-channel digital signage network...

Issued by Moving Tactics 29 Nov 2017

Morris and Mtongana.
#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of current the physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2017

Leveraging digital technology for a seamless, 360-degree customer journey
Leveraging digital technology for a seamless, 360-degree customer journey

The retail shopping experience is no longer a linear one, where a person simply enters a store, makes a purchase and leaves...

By Lindy Lee 29 Sep 2017

Clarion Retail launches unique LED Animated Lightboxes!
Clarion Retail launches unique LED Animated Lightboxes!

Clarion Retail, the dynamic integrated instore branding specialists, recently launched their new and innovative LED Animated Lightboxes, an addition to their popular Impact Display Systems range...

Issued by The Clarion Group 14 Sep 2017

In-store retail engagement - a simple yet significant medium
In-store retail engagement - a simple yet significant medium

In-store face-to-face engagement with the consumer still forms a crucial role in both introducing new products, as well as directly influencing the shopper's purchasing decision at the final point-of-purchase.

Issued by Rocket Creative Design & Display 22 Jun 2017

Prints by Moletsane, Nyoni and Kisua Africa.
Turning retail space into art space: Elevating the SA narrative at store level

Retroviral's Mike Sharman explains the new Russell Hobbs ‘Art of Living' campaign as a long-term win for Boardmans and a first in SA's luxury appliance category...

By Leigh Andrews 20 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

Clicks pharmacies increase revenue with introduction of digital signage network
Clicks pharmacies increase revenue with introduction of digital signage network

Clicks has partnered with Moving Tactics to install and roll out a digital signage network within their Clicks pharmacies nationally...

Issued by Moving Tactics 9 May 2017

Molefi Moloantoa, CEO of Primedia Unlimited Malls.
Primedia Unlimited Malls rebrand, restructure

Primedia Unlimited Malls (PUM) will undergo a year-long rebranding project in response to changing markets, ensuring it still delivers on value through its ability to optimise how brands engage with shoppers.

13 Apr 2017

Adidas celebrates born-free generation for EQT relaunch
Adidas celebrates born-free generation for EQT relaunch

Adidas celebrated the relaunch of the EQT brand, which began in the 90s in Berlin, by sending out an open invitation to South Africans...

7 Apr 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Building a whiskey brand that's #3xBetter
#BrandManagerMonth: Building a whiskey brand that's #3xBetter

The export numbers for Irish whiskey are predicted to double to 12 million cases by 2020, with Africa seen as a key growth market for the category...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Mar 2017

#SeamlessAfrica: Tackling the omnichannel retail reality
#SeamlessAfrica: Tackling the omnichannel retail reality

‘Omnichannel' is not merely a business buzzword, it's the new retail reality. Amanda Herson, e-commerce director for the Cape Union Mart Group, shared her thoughts...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Mar 2017

Nine ways retail kiosks can boost revenue and build buzz for your brand
Nine ways retail kiosks can boost revenue and build buzz for your brand

Today, running any retail business is a challenge, and while branding strategies have certainly evolved over the years, two things that haven't changed are competition and brand awareness...

Issued by Scan Retail 13 Mar 2017

Getting VR right and ready for retail
Getting VR right and ready for retail

Online retailers have led the charge when it comes to the early adoption of technology to enable better customer experience. However, despite a growing appetite for VR...

By Daryn Mason 20 Feb 2017

Struggling retailers seek silver bullet in Amazon era
Struggling retailers seek silver bullet in Amazon era

Want a coffee while you shop? A glass of wine? Those are just few of the gimmicks being rolled out by retailers as they fight to boost store traffic...

10 Feb 2017

New Month of Love campaign for Nic Harry Socks
New Month of Love campaign for Nic Harry Socks

Cape Town retail entrepreneur, Nic Haralambous, is encouraging everyone to make Valentine's Day extend to a month of love, highlighting tolerance...

10 Feb 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

The Russell Hobbs Rush.
Russell Hobbs Rush: Make a dash for it!

By the time December sneaks up on us, the average consumer is on the verge of Festive Fatigue. Branded content becomes white noise, and shelf liners and POS collateral of all shapes and sizes morphs into a solitary red blur of a fat man in a suit with a jolly grin, sans differentiation...

By Mike Sharman 8 Dec 2016

How to make your retail store stand out
How to make your retail store stand out

Are you looking for innovative ways to make your retail store a more appealing place to shop?...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 14 Sep 2016

Scan Retail innovates display with its LED Fabric Lightbox
Scan Retail innovates display with its LED Fabric Lightbox

The LED Fabric Lightbox is a product that can be used in multiple ways in retail spaces. It has been installed for many of Scan Retail's clients to create powerful in-store branding...

Issued by Scan Retail 12 Sep 2016

BT and Gallerie Commerciali Italia to create new digital customer experiences for Italian shoppers
BT and Gallerie Commerciali Italia to create new digital customer experiences for Italian shoppers

BT has announced that it is working with Gallerie Commerciali Italia to create new digital customer experiences for shoppers in Italy...

15 Jun 2016

Entries to POPAI SA 2016 Awards now open
Entries to POPAI SA 2016 Awards now open

Entries to the POPAI (Point of Purchase Advertising International) South Africa 2016 Awards are open for entries until Thursday 30 June, with an extended deadline and final cut-off for all entries of Friday 29 July 2016...

13 May 2016

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