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The consumer power-shift of the digital age
The consumer power-shift of the digital age

Advances in telecommunication technology have transformed the tools used for marketing and consumerism and ultimately, the way that businesses operate...

By Itumeleng Mukhovha 6 Dec 2018

Private Label surges ahead with R49.3bn in annual sales
Private Label surges ahead with R49.3bn in annual sales

The latest research from global measurement and data analytics expert Nielsen reveals that sales of Private Label products in South Africa now equate to R49.3bn annually...

Issued by Nielsen 5 Dec 2018

Single R6m transaction recorded on Black Friday 2018
Single R6m transaction recorded on Black Friday 2018

Online sales over the extended Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend exceeded figures for 2017. This is according to BankservAfrica, which processed a total of 581,189 online transactions...

3 Dec 2018

Big, bigger, biggest: Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Singles Day
Big, bigger, biggest: Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Singles Day

Cyber Monday is online retailers' response to the bricks-and-mortar marketing push of Black Friday. Online shopping is only set to increase, as smartphones and apps continue to capture more of the market...

By Norman Shaw 29 Nov 2018

Deflated in-store spending over Black Friday weekend: Vend
Deflated in-store spending over Black Friday weekend: Vend

In-store retail spending over the Black Friday shopping period this year dropped by 10% compared to 2017, while sales volumes decreased by 2%...

28 Nov 2018

Black Friday momentum a boon to retail SMEs
Black Friday momentum a boon to retail SMEs

While it's tempting to relegate Black Friday as just another marketing gimmick, the reality is that it signifies the start of a month-long consumer spending frenzy that significantly boosts retail revenues...

27 Nov 2018

Takealot records over R196m in Black Friday sales
Takealot records over R196m in Black Friday sales

Takealot.com's annual, five-day Blue Dot Sale went live at 12:01am on Friday, 23 November and generated record sales for the e-tailer on Black Friday...

26 Nov 2018

Before we talk about e-commerce in SA, let's define it properly
Before we talk about e-commerce in SA, let's define it properly

Experts are divided about both the state and the future of e-commerce in South Africa. Some big brands, like Massmart, have elected not to establish an online store here...

By Claire Cobbledick 26 Nov 2018

Is Black Friday a good fit for your business?
Is Black Friday a good fit for your business?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday induce a fever-pitched spending frenzy across shopping centres and online platforms countrywide. On these two days, the average spend...

23 Nov 2018

Understanding Black Friday and SA consumer behaviour - Part 2
Understanding Black Friday and SA consumer behaviour - Part 2

With Black Friday in our midst, are South African consumers in a better financial position now compared to 2017?

By Lullu Krugel, Christie Viljoen and Maura Feddersen 23 Nov 2018

Why do Black Friday shoppers throw punches over bargains? A marketing expert explains 'psychological ownership'
Why do Black Friday shoppers throw punches over bargains? A marketing expert explains 'psychological ownership'

Black Friday, the most celebrated shopping day of the year, abounds with tales of fistfights over discounted televisions or even stampedes as consumers rush to get that low-priced sweater they saw in an ad...

By Colleen P. Kirk 22 Nov 2018

South African smartphone unit sales rise 16% in Q3 2018 as consumer tech market shows resilience
South African smartphone unit sales rise 16% in Q3 2018 as consumer tech market shows resilience

South Africa's technical consumer goods market enjoyed a boost from strong sales of telecom devices in the third quarter of 2018...

Issued by GfK South Africa 22 Nov 2018

AutoScan helps dealers engage with buyers
AutoScan helps dealers engage with buyers

Argility has launched AutoScan, a tool that enables car dealers to engage buyers with relevant content...

22 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: How CompuCart's Rowan Fine keeps diversifying
#EntrepreneurMonth: How CompuCart's Rowan Fine keeps diversifying

Rowan Fine came to the conclusion that he should pursue a career in the consumables market after he ran some numbers while ordering consumables for a restaurant he was working at in Johannesburg...

By Maroefah Smith 22 Nov 2018

Understanding Black Friday and SA consumer behaviour - Part 1
Understanding Black Friday and SA consumer behaviour - Part 1

The retail bonanza of Black Friday has traditionally been the start of the Christmas shopping season in the US. The day occurs on the fourth Friday of November following Thanksgiving Thursday...

By Lullu Krugel, Christie Viljoen and Maura Feddersen 22 Nov 2018

Safeguard your hard-earned cash from fraudsters
Safeguard your hard-earned cash from fraudsters

As members of the public, and companies alike, turn increasingly to the virtual marketplace to supply many of their product requirements, so too has there been an increase in the incidence of consumers being defrauded...

Issued by LexisNexis 21 Nov 2018

A Black Friday boost for online retail in SA
A Black Friday boost for online retail in SA

SA's e-commerce will once again get a major boost on Black Friday and Cyber Monday as consumers are becoming aware of the convenience of online shopping to avoid the long queues...

21 Nov 2018

American Express top tips for Black Friday
American Express top tips for Black Friday

With Black Friday falling on 23 November this year, many of South Africa's top retailers have upped the ante in offering massive discounts to make this the most colossal shopping bonanza to date...

Issued by OnPoint PR 16 Nov 2018

Womenswear, footwear and kidswear deliver for merged Superbalist
Womenswear, footwear and kidswear deliver for merged Superbalist

Just over a month after its merger with Spree, Superbalist says the platform migration went ahead with no major glitches. The merger of two of South Africa's most prominent online fashion retailers...

15 Nov 2018

Safeguard your customer relationships this Black Friday
Safeguard your customer relationships this Black Friday

Black Friday is here to stay: as part of a retail festival that entices consumers in their millions to part with their cash, it's another way of increasing revenue just before the festive season officially kicks in...

By Wynand Smit 13 Nov 2018

#ShopperInsights2019: Moving to frictionless commerce
#ShopperInsights2019: Moving to frictionless commerce

Online retail is part of the much bigger picture of frictionless commerce where online is moving offline and offline to online. Driving this is time and convenience...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Nov 2018

Singles Day shows China's global retail power
Singles Day shows China's global retail power

11 Nov., or 11/11, has been celebrated as Singles Day - a sort of anti-Valentine's Day for single people - since 1993. Chosen because its date has four ones in a row, the holiday originated in China...

By Venkatesh Shankar 12 Nov 2018

The hidden customer engagement tool lying dormant at every retailer
The hidden customer engagement tool lying dormant at every retailer

With two prime shopping periods ahead - Black Friday and the Festive Season shopping extravaganza - retailers are preparing for a bumper sales season to mitigate the slow retail sales growth experienced during much of the year...

By Daniel Logan 8 Nov 2018

Game's biggest Black Friday ever: What you need to know
Game's biggest Black Friday ever: What you need to know

Game's 2018 Black Friday sale is going to be bigger and better than ever before! Shoppers across the country and continent will be able to snap up incredible deals at unbeatable prices...

Issued by Arc SA 8 Nov 2018

Why mobile is the gatekeeper of brand loyalty today
Why mobile is the gatekeeper of brand loyalty today

Mobile represents an unparalleled opportunity for savvy retailers to reach customers in more personalised, efficient and powerful ways...

By Gareth Hawkey 7 Nov 2018

#GoogleRetail: No room for silos in omnichannel retail
#GoogleRetail: No room for silos in omnichannel retail

We're in living in an omnichannel world. We use a number of different paths to get to the products, info and services that we want. Search has become intuitive...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Nov 2018

9 tips to boost Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales
9 tips to boost Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are famous for huge deals and steep discounts. That's why participating in these days can seem like a big retailer's game...

6 Nov 2018

Pick n Pay gets a headstart on Black Friday deals
Pick n Pay gets a headstart on Black Friday deals

Pick n Pay has revealed a range of online-only Black Friday deals, more than two weeks before the popular shopping event is officially set to commence...

5 Nov 2018

#FoodNextAfrica: How to ensure sustainable growth of plant-based foods
#FoodNextAfrica: How to ensure sustainable growth of plant-based foods

With the population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, the search has intensified for alternative protein sources to not only feed us all, but to do so sustainably by minimising the environmental impact...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Nov 2018

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