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Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year
Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year

At the 2017 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, which took place on Thursday, 12 October 2017, Shyft was named the overall winner...

13 Oct 2017

The binary art of digital retail sales
The binary art of digital retail sales

We often mention that we live in the digital age, where information flows at faster speeds, is more complex and is more accessible...

By Yudhvir Seetharam 11 Oct 2017

Retail sales show resurgence in August
Retail sales show resurgence in August

Nominal retail sales for August 2017 grew a substantial 8.1% versus the same month last year...

5 Oct 2017

Redi's book on Khwezi racks up super sales
Redi's book on Khwezi racks up super sales

Former talk show host Redi Tlhabi's book, Khwezi: The Remarkable Story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo, an account of the life of President Jacob Zuma's rape accuser, has been an instant hit...

By Nomahlubi Jordaan and Ernest Mabuza 29 Sep 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

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TV stuffs Xmas toy stocking

Father Christmas had better be clued up with popular kids' animated television series, because they are what has inspired this year's top toys lists...

29 Sep 2017

How SA's retailers can overcome stunted growth forecasts
How SA's retailers can overcome stunted growth forecasts

Retail businesses that are not meeting their customers' needs as and when they require, can quickly find themselves sidelined...

By Rod Salmon 27 Sep 2017

QNET Board Adviser, David Sharma; Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Children and Elderly, Hamisi Kigwangalla; Permanent Secretary for Trade, Industry and Investment Adelhelm Meru and QNet Country Representative for Tanzania Benjamin Mariki cut the ribbon during the opening of QNet agent office in Tanzania.
QNet boosts direct selling operations in Tanzania

Asian direct selling company, QNet, is expanding its operations into East Africa. The company forms part of the $200 billion global direct selling industry...

22 Sep 2017

How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?
How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?

Peter Sondergaard, Gartner executive VP for research, addressed CIOs and senior IT executives in his keynote at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Sep 2017

#FreshConnections: Maryla Masojada on the state of fresh produce retail in SA
#FreshConnections: Maryla Masojada on the state of fresh produce retail in SA

Maryla Masojada from Trade Intelligence discusses the trends affecting the produce supply chain and their impacts on the way companies do business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Sep 2017

Beauty, personal care remains top performing direct selling sector
Beauty, personal care remains top performing direct selling sector

The internet has changed the way women think about beauty and cosmetics but not, it seems, the value of personal face-to-face advice...

8 Sep 2017

Ackermans research unpacks fundamentals of marketing to mothers
Ackermans research unpacks fundamentals of marketing to mothers

South African mothers have massive buying power and, if retailers and marketers want to add value to those lives, they need to forget their preconceptions...

28 Aug 2017

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 22 Aug 2017

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

Clothing retail sector hits the skids
Clothing retail sector hits the skids

SA's clothing retail sector is hanging by a thread after nearly a decade's strong performance.

By Ann Crotty 17 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

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