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#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 3 days ago

#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 Display 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 Display 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

Fashion Media's special campaigns for clients at Mall of Africa opening
Fashion Media's special campaigns for clients at Mall of Africa opening

Primedia Unlimited's in-store advertising and window display specialists, Fashion Media, holds the exclusive in-store advertising rights to three retailers at the Mall of Africa and has unveiled the latest campaigns for each...

10 May 2016

Digital signage and in-store music set the tone at Claire's South Africa
Digital signage and in-store music set the tone at Claire's South Africa

Claire's custom in-store digital signage, music and look and feel, set the tone for their young, female customers, aged 6-18 years...

Issued by Moving Tactics 5 Feb 2016

In-store platforms market US cosmetics brand's launch in SA
In-store platforms market US cosmetics brand's launch in SA

Benefits Cosmetics, from San Francisco, has launched in South Africa...

3 Nov 2015

4K monitors: four times the pixels, four times the detail
4K monitors: four times the pixels, four times the detail

Computer monitors have come a long way from the bulky CRT screens of the 1980s, from plasma screens and LCDs to LED

By Bruce Byrne 9 Oct 2015

Sunglass Hut's custom-built promotional screens are grabbing attention
Sunglass Hut's custom-built promotional screens are grabbing attention

Moving Tactics was employed to develop a unique installation for leading global sunglass retailer, Sunglass Hut, to enhance the effectiveness of its in-store promotions strategy...

Issued by Moving Tactics 14 Sep 2015

The Zone @ Rosebank wins ICSC award for brand awareness
The Zone @ Rosebank wins ICSC award for brand awareness

The Zone @ Rosebank, Joburg, has won an International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) Solal Marketing Award for hosting the first Magnum Pleasure Pop-up Store in South Africa...

Issued by Mbongiworks 28 Jul 2015

Clicks announces digital signage partnership with Moving Tactics
Clicks announces digital signage partnership with Moving Tactics

Clicks, the largest health and beauty-focused retail chain in South Africa, has announced a partnership with Moving Tactics, one of South Africa's leading digital signage solutions companies...

Issued by Moving Tactics 25 Jun 2015

Poor in-store activations dilute brand presence
Poor in-store activations dilute brand presence

The poor execution of in-store promoters or brand ambassadors undermines the power of in-store activations, as they often do not do justice to the vital role they play within a brand owner's marketing strategy...

10 Jun 2015

New BrandChat app uses mobile tech to give savvy marketers an advantage
New BrandChat app uses mobile tech to give savvy marketers an advantage

What if there was a way to manage promotions that retained all the benefits while eliminating the shortcomings?...

Issued by AAM – Always Active Mobile 1 Jun 2015

Pricer unlocks growth prospects for Toy Adventures
Pricer unlocks growth prospects for Toy Adventures

Toy Adventures at Byls Bridge in Centurion has implemented Pricer electronic shelf labels (ESLs) from XON Retail Solutions to improve supply chain management, improve sales and marketing in the store, and both empower and reduce the burden on employees...

Issued by XON Retail Solutions 26 May 2015

Call for POPAI 2015 entries goes out
Call for POPAI 2015 entries goes out

Entries for the South African 2015 POPAI SA Awards that recognise excellence in Point-of-Purchase (POP) advertising displays and marketing-at-retail activations are now open...

13 Apr 2015

Monument SuperSPAR gains 4% gross profit growth on sales floor following Pricer ESL rollout
Monument SuperSPAR gains 4% gross profit growth on sales floor following Pricer ESL rollout

Monument SuperSPAR has increased its monthly gross profit margin consistently by 4% since implementing Pricer electronic shelf labels by XON Retail Solutions...

Issued by XON Retail Solutions 25 Mar 2015

Simple yet clever new electronic shelf label tech is solving top retail issues
Simple yet clever new electronic shelf label tech is solving top retail issues

The simple electronic shelf label (ESL) has been improved and several South African retailers are already investigating its new-found potential...

Issued by XON Retail Solutions 18 Mar 2015

ESL product innovations focus on retailer ROI
ESL product innovations focus on retailer ROI

Pricer has created an intelligent store platform based on its electronic shelf label (ESL) system that enables retailers to deal with issues such as shelf space optimisation, planogram compliance, customers' in-store experiences, omni-channel efficiencies, order preparation and click and collect...

Issued by XON Retail Solutions 10 Mar 2015

In-store satisfaction set to shift the scales with digital touchpoints
In-store satisfaction set to shift the scales with digital touchpoints

BT and Scala are working together to provide digital solutions that enable the deployment of consistent content and messaging to 'digital touchpoints' in stores...

5 Mar 2015

West Pack Lifestyle the first retailer in SA to use graphic electronic shelf labels throughout stores
West Pack Lifestyle the first retailer in SA to use graphic electronic shelf labels throughout stores

West Pack Lifestyle in Vanderbijlpark is the first South African retailer to employ Pricer graphic electronic shelf labels (ESL) throughout its store...

Issued by XON Retail Solutions 4 Mar 2015

Moving Tactics introduces digital signage at the Keg chain of restaurants and pubs
Moving Tactics introduces digital signage at the Keg chain of restaurants and pubs

The Keg, a South African-based chain of restaurants and pubs, has deployed in-store digital signage powered by X2O Media throughout its network of restaurants...

Issued by Moving Tactics 2 Feb 2015

Gender stereotyping starts in the toy aisles
Gender stereotyping starts in the toy aisles

Could the reason why worryingly few women graduate in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths be found in the toy aisles?

8 Dec 2014

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