Retail Trends 2018

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L2D's first results fall short of expectations
L2D's first results fall short of expectations

The listing of Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) promised investors exposure to some of the best shopping centres in Africa for the first time, but its maiden year was disappointing...

By Alistair Anderson 20 Feb 2018

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Tribunal kicks out Massmart's mall case

The Competition Tribunal has dismissed Massmart's complaint that Shoprite Checkers, Pick n Pay and Spar were taking part in anticompetitive behaviour through exclusive leases with shopping-mall landlords.

By Michelle Gumede 14 Feb 2018

Retailers, shopping malls power through festive spending binge
Retailers, shopping malls power through festive spending binge

Consumers spend more over the festive period - not because of improved circumstances but mostly because of factors such as better marketing and relatively low interest rates...

2 Feb 2018

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Hyprop hard at work to regain past glory

Hyprop Investments has taken steps to regain its status as one of the most reliable dividend-paying and capital growth-generating listed real estate investments in 2018...

By Alistair Anderson 2 Feb 2018

Amazon drives a fifth city-shaping retail revolution
Amazon drives a fifth city-shaping retail revolution

As possibly the world's oldest economic activity, retailing didn't venture away from the traditional street, with its congestion, grime and weather exposure, until about 1800...

By Paul Drechsler 26 Jan 2018

Fund bets on super mall to Accelerate confidence
Fund bets on super mall to Accelerate confidence

Accelerate Property Fund is banking on the relaunch of the Fourways Mall in 2018 to boost confidence in the company and its shares. Accelerate, which wants to dominate the Fourways node, has redeveloped the mall - set to open in the last quarter - into Africa's largest shopping centre...

By Alistair Anderson 25 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Township retail is taking its rightful place at the top
#BizTrends2018: Township retail is taking its rightful place at the top

Township shopping centres are bucking the trend and outperforming other types of retail centres...

By Ina Lopion 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Malls think outside the box to win over shoppers
#BizTrends2018: Malls think outside the box to win over shoppers

Time. There is never enough of it. It is an increasingly valuable commodity for all South Africans across the entire social and economic spectrum...

By Paul Gerard 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Winning brands will get their competitive edge from memorable customer experiences
#BizTrends2018: Winning brands will get their competitive edge from memorable customer experiences

Consumers around the world are putting more value on experiences than they do on possessions, and South Africans are no different...

By Rachel Thompson 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: How do we amplify emotional connections through consumer ecosystems?
#BizTrends2018: How do we amplify emotional connections through consumer ecosystems?

Our physical and virtual environments are merging at a rapid pace, making us more digitally connected than ever before. Consumers want what they want and they want it now...

By Molefi Moloantoa 9 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

Christmas shopping is changing - but retailers must accept that pop-up stores are here to stay
Christmas shopping is changing - but retailers must accept that pop-up stores are here to stay

At Christmas time, vacant shop spaces suddenly fill with new vendors selling decorations, small toys, gifts and calendars for the following year...

By Charlotte Shi and Gary Warnaby 27 Dec 2017

Refurbishment, extension for Kwagga Mall
Refurbishment, extension for Kwagga Mall

Located in Kwaggafontein, Mpumalanga, Kwagga Plaza is being refurbished by MDS Architecture for McCormick Property Development...

19 Dec 2017

Artem galleria parking area to be transformed into urban gallery
Artem galleria parking area to be transformed into urban gallery

With the Artem shopping centre in Sea Point currently undergoing extensive renovations, the entire parking area is set to become a giant canvas...

19 Dec 2017

Eastern Cape malls brace for bumper festive season
Eastern Cape malls brace for bumper festive season

Malls throughout the Eastern Cape are expecting a "record-breaking" festive season, reporting a surge in foot traffic compared to previous years.

19 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

Mall size on the rise says study
Mall size on the rise says study

A recent study conducted on behalf of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) has determined that malls are getting bigger...

14 Dec 2017

Black Friday bumps up shopping mall foot count
Black Friday bumps up shopping mall foot count

Black Friday 2017 saw shoppers lining up in and outside stores to ensure they did not miss out on limited deals. Some retailers opened their doors at midnight...

12 Dec 2017

Virgin Active Collection Menlyn Maine
Virgin exercises its green credentials

Virgin Active Collection Menlyn Maine is the second of the health club group's facilities to be awarded a 4-star Green Star SA rating for interiors...

30 Nov 2017

US stores get creative to battle e-commerce
US stores get creative to battle e-commerce

The photo op with Santa Claus has long been a holiday mainstay for American children. But this year, shopping malls in several states are scheduling glamour shots for man's best friend...

24 Nov 2017

Da'Realty revamps Sea Point shopping centre
Da'Realty revamps Sea Point shopping centre

The Adelphi Centre in Sea Point, Cape Town, is currently undergoing extensive renovations...

23 Nov 2017

Black Friday growing in significance for SA shopping centres, retailers
Black Friday growing in significance for SA shopping centres, retailers

The retail sales marvel, Black Friday, is making a growing impression on the South African retail calendar...

22 Nov 2017

M1 Place given new lease on life with R85m revamp
M1 Place given new lease on life with R85m revamp

Growthpoint Properties has converted its ageing retail warehousing property M1 Place in Marlboro, Sandton, into a modern retail park, with an R85m revamp...

20 Nov 2017

27 Boxes relaunches
27 Boxes relaunches

Melville's 27 Boxes, a mall made from shipping containers, only built in 2014, is already undergoing a a revamp in order to remain relevant as a family and entertainment destination. The relaunch takes place on Friday evening, 17 November...

13 Nov 2017

Dipula looks to buy two retail centres within a diverse property portfolio for R1.27bn
Dipula looks to buy two retail centres within a diverse property portfolio for R1.27bn

JSE-listed, diversified real estate investment trust (REIT) Dipula Income Fund (Dipula) announced on Friday, 10 November, its intention to acquire a diverse property portfolio...

By Alistair Anderson 13 Nov 2017

Resilient calls for exclusivity clauses ban
Resilient calls for exclusivity clauses ban

One of the largest owners of South African shopping centres, Resilient Reit, told a Competition Commission inquiry on Tuesday, 31 October, that exclusivity clauses served no purpose for landlords or the general economy and should be outlawed in SA...

By Alistair Anderson 2 Nov 2017

Harnessing the power of exponential technology in business
Harnessing the power of exponential technology in business

Humanity needs to 'unlearn' the traditional ways of doing things in order to remain relevant. This is according to Willem Van Der Post, who is a qualified chartered accountant, exponential technology expert...

26 Oct 2017

Mall of Africa expands focus on entertainment and events
Mall of Africa expands focus on entertainment and events

Changing consumer shopping habits and the rise of online shopping means that shopping malls are having to re-invent themselves by becoming lifestyle and event destinations.

12 Oct 2017

Echo Polska Properties doubles retail portfolio with R11bn deal
Echo Polska Properties doubles retail portfolio with R11bn deal

Echo Polska Properties is doubling its retail assets with the €692.1m (R11.1bn) acquisition of a portfolio of 12 properties...

By Alistair Anderson 12 Oct 2017

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