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Why wait to build trust when you can generate it?
Why wait to build trust when you can generate it?

People buy from people they like and trust, all things being equal that is (but admittedly there comes a point where price saving compensates for lack of trust).

By Sid Peimer 1 day ago

Retail sales grow more than expected in June
Retail sales grow more than expected in June

June's retail sales grew 2.9% from the same month in 2016, taking its growth for the second quarter to 2.2%...

By Robert Laing 18 Aug 2017

Retailers may breathe easier in fourth quarter, say analysts
Retailers may breathe easier in fourth quarter, say analysts

While there is no outright good news for retail, analysts say the last quarter of 2017 is unlikely to plunge the sector to new lows...

11 Aug 2017

Customer-centricity at the heart of TFG's online sales success
Customer-centricity at the heart of TFG's online sales success

TFG reports growth in its online retail sector, with the e-commerce division experiencing positive sales figures and over 40% year on year growth...

10 Aug 2017

SA retailers suffer amid drop in consumer confidence
SA retailers suffer amid drop in consumer confidence

South African retailers across the board continue to experience a tough local trading environment...

8 Aug 2017

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Loyalty cards surge as hard times bite

People are going mad for loyalty programmes whose cash-back and discount benefits are helping reduce the sting of hard times...

By Wendy Knowler 2 Aug 2017

First small domestic appliances sales slump in five years
First small domestic appliances sales slump in five years

For the first time in five years, the small domestic appliance (SDA) sales in South Africa declined 17% to $228 million in 2016...

2 Aug 2017

Could 'buy online pickup in store' uplift brick-and-mortar retail?
Could 'buy online pickup in store' uplift brick-and-mortar retail?

The third annual JDA Consumer Survey reveals that about 54% of respondents prefer to shop in-store to other channels...

26 Jul 2017

Future-proofing brick-and-mortar retail
Future-proofing brick-and-mortar retail

With the onslaught of e-commerce a constant in the retail industry today, new and innovative approaches need to be taken to inform retailers and marketers on ways to increase footfall and boost sales in their ‘traditional' brick-and-mortar stores...

Issued by Moving Tactics 25 Jul 2017

Retail sales up 1.7% y/y in May
Retail sales up 1.7% y/y in May

SA's retail sector not only confounded economists who had expected a contraction in May, but growth accelerated from April...

By Sunita Menon 20 Jul 2017

Direct sales industry displays growth despite depressed economy
Direct sales industry displays growth despite depressed economy

The direct selling industry is one of the few sectors showing growth over the past 18 months...

20 Jul 2017

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Shoprite sales edge forward

The Shoprite share price slumped almost 2% after the company released a trading update that pointed to a disappointing performance...

By Ann Crotty 19 Jul 2017

Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon is 'wine futures' worthy
Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon is 'wine futures' worthy

En primeur or 'wine futures', is a method of purchasing sought-after wines early while the wine is still in the barrel...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Jul 2017

Online B2B marketplace for SMMEs goes live
Online B2B marketplace for SMMEs goes live

Launching to small, medium and micro-sized enterprises servicing the retail sector in SA, XAfricaMart offers sellers and their customers a trade secure payment platform...

14 Jul 2017

Glimmer of hope for second quarter as retail sales up 1.5% y/y
Glimmer of hope for second quarter as retail sales up 1.5% y/y

Retail sales grew faster than economists expected in April, the first month of the second quarter, Statistics SA reported on Wednesday...

By Sunita Menon 15 Jun 2017

TFG posts good results with turnover up 11.6%
TFG posts good results with turnover up 11.6%

TFG has posted robust results, despite the tough economy, showing that its diversification strategy is paying off...

29 May 2017

Putting people at the centre of multi-buy promotions
Putting people at the centre of multi-buy promotions

In the South African retail and manufacturing sectors, promotions have become a popular tool to attain growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2017

Broll Retail Snapshot reveals top performing categories
Broll Retail Snapshot reveals top performing categories

While December was unsurprisingly the best month for retailers compared to November and January, consumers have become more cautious on spending...

22 May 2017

Alibaba quarterly profits almost double to $1.55bn
Alibaba quarterly profits almost double to $1.55bn

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Thursday its net profit almost doubled in the latest quarter on the back of soaring growth in online shopping...

22 May 2017

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Lewis's shares rise despite profit warning

Furniture retailer Lewis warned shareholders on Wednesday that its earnings were expected to fall by as much as 66%...

By Robert Laing 19 May 2017

Retail sales rebound in March - but not enough to save quarterly decline
Retail sales rebound in March - but not enough to save quarterly decline

South African retail sales rebounded in March, but not enough to save a quarterly decline that may contribute to the country falling into a technical recession...

By Robert Laing 18 May 2017

UK retail figures spike, skewed by Easter: survey
UK retail figures spike, skewed by Easter: survey

British retail sales grew sharply in April, official data showed Tuesday, but analysts put the strong figures down to the late timing of the Easter holiday...

11 May 2017

Mall of Africa trades above expectations in year one
Mall of Africa trades above expectations in year one

The Mall of Africa, the Attacq flagship shopping mall, celebrated its first birthday on 28 April 2017. Since opening day, it has posted sales of R3.4 billion for the 11 months of trading to March 2017 and has had over 13 million people in the same period...

2 May 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

Distell tops up with Cruz vodka
Distell tops up with Cruz vodka

Distell has topped up its booze portfolio with a dash of vodka through the purchase of a 75% shareholding in a company that owns the global rights to Cruz Vodka...

26 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

MimiBizBox founder seeks to raise awareness this Freedom Day
MimiBizBox founder seeks to raise awareness this Freedom Day

This Freedom Day, Mimi Women CEO and founder Ramona Kasavan will be reaching out to disadvantaged women in rural areas to raise awareness on MimiBizBox...

25 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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Retail sales fall year on year in February

Sales of South African retailers totalled R58.58bn in February 2017, 1.7% lower than the R59.5bn in February 2016...

By Sunita Menon 13 Apr 2017

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