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Experience, it's more than entertainment
Experience, it's more than entertainment

The future of retail, and indeed any business, is about selling solutions rather than products; creating an experience over an above an economic transaction...

By Bronwyn Williams 21 Jun 2018

Retail trade sales climb 0.5% in April
Retail trade sales climb 0.5% in April

According to Stats SA, retail trade sales increased by 0,5% year-on-year in April 2018.

15 Jun 2018

Black Friday: Sow now, reap later
Black Friday: Sow now, reap later

There's no doubt that Black Friday (and the subsequent Cyber Monday) has firmly embedded itself as part of the local sales cycle. With the annual shopping frenzy only due in November, it does not mean that marketers should not be preparing already...

By Grant Fleming 15 Jun 2018

Online shopping meshes with bricks and mortar
Online shopping meshes with bricks and mortar

Forbes' richest people in the world list says Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, earns $107.4 million per day, so he must be doing something right...

By Eben Esterhuizen 13 Jun 2018

Highest SA retail sales growth for April in six years
Highest SA retail sales growth for April in six years

Total South African retail sales for April 2018 grew by 3.7% year-on-year after removing the effects of inflation, showing the highest growth rate seen in April in the past six years...

13 Jun 2018

Innovative e-commerce approaches can help small businesses in Africa
Innovative e-commerce approaches can help small businesses in Africa

Africa's growing digital economy is fast changing how business is done on the continent. Trading of goods and services online is estimated to be worth $24bn...

By Mercy Mpinganjira 4 Jun 2018

New Neo display puts premium products back in the aisle
New Neo display puts premium products back in the aisle

With its new interactive aisle display, Quattro Management Systems aims to quell retailer woes relating to shrinkage of small but high-value brands and personal products, while also improving the purchasing experience of the shopper...

1 Jun 2018

Broll research details how tech is transforming the way we shop
Broll research details how tech is transforming the way we shop

There is no doubt that traditional brick-and-mortar shopping remains the backbone of the South African retail industry, but new ways of purchasing are fast becoming standard practice in retail markets...

31 May 2018

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Gartner report: smartphones yield sales growth

According to a report by Gartner, global sales for smartphones returned to growth in the first quarter of 2018. The report shows a 1,3% increase over the same period in 2017...

31 May 2018

Shrinkflation: When less is not more at the grocery store
Shrinkflation: When less is not more at the grocery store

Most consumers are concerned about the cost of food. We constantly look for bargains and the food industry knows it...

By Sylvain Charlebois 30 May 2018

FreshStop eyes growth with launch of two new food brands
FreshStop eyes growth with launch of two new food brands

FreshStop has announced that two new branded food lines have been added to its food stable. The new additions, Hot Dog Bar and Africaz, join the existing lines, Crispy Chicken, Grill to Go, Hooked On Fish...

24 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: How Shoprite trailblazed trading in Africa
#AfricaMonth: How Shoprite trailblazed trading in Africa

The Shoprite Group has trailblazed trading in Africa in many respects. Since kicking off its expansion into the continent in 1990, the retailer now has its footprints firmly planted in over 460 locations across 14 African countries...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 May 2018

How to boost sales at point of purchase
How to boost sales at point of purchase

While all five senses play a role in the purchasing process, sight remains the most significant...

Issued by Pyrotec 23 May 2018

Nielsen Consumer 360 event unpacks major shifts in SA's consumer landscape
Nielsen Consumer 360 event unpacks major shifts in SA's consumer landscape

The South African consumer landscape is set for a multitude of shifts in the next ten years, not least of which is the maturing of the local market with growth in the Generation X market segment...

21 May 2018

Global e-commerce communities are disrupting the retail marketplace
Global e-commerce communities are disrupting the retail marketplace

Giant digital shopping destinations now account for more than 50% of the nearly $500 billion spent by North American consumers online...

21 May 2018

Dilutables beverage category declines in volume in 2017
Dilutables beverage category declines in volume in 2017

The dilutables category showed a decline in volume in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a recent report from BMi Research...

21 May 2018

Why the High Street should better harness digital technology - inside its shops
Why the High Street should better harness digital technology - inside its shops

It has become almost fashionable to predict doom and gloom for high street clothes shops. And the outlook can indeed seem bleak...

By Anthony Kent 18 May 2018

Designing a great customer journey can help even the smallest digital offering
Designing a great customer journey can help even the smallest digital offering

From the moment they click onto an e-commerce site, customers develop a lasting impression of your brand...

By Brendon Williamson 18 May 2018

How technology is driving the millennial retail market
How technology is driving the millennial retail market

Over the last decade, the retail industry has seen a shift in how it operates. The exponential increase in online shopping has had a significant impact on how we buy our products...

By Mark Thomson 16 May 2018

Total retail sales volume growing at quickest pace in five years
Total retail sales volume growing at quickest pace in five years

Total South African retail sales for March 2018 grew by 4% year-on-year after removing the effects of inflation, marking the highest growth rate for retail spending since May 2013...

15 May 2018

Thinking like a retailer: How online sellers can meet customer expectations
Thinking like a retailer: How online sellers can meet customer expectations

Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of Gumtree. So much so that we have coined the term Gumtrepreneurs for anyone who is building a business, or a making bit extra on a side hustle...

By Claire Cobbledick 14 May 2018

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Uptick in Shopping Centre Sales

The uptick in shopping centre sales out of negative territory is continuing according to report...

26 Apr 2018

New technologies are invading fashion boutiques. Credit: Pinsetti/Pixabay
Digital by design: how technology is breathing new life into the fashion business

Marketplaces, online platforms, customised offerings, virtual fitting rooms and other innovations are all examples of the "phygital" transformation of fashion retail...

By Céline Abecassis-Moedas and Valérie Moatti 25 Apr 2018

With its purchase of Whole Foods, is Amazon's goal to revolutionise food distribution?
With its purchase of Whole Foods, is Amazon's goal to revolutionise food distribution?

On 20 March 2018, Amazon became the second most valuable company in the world, with a market capitalisation exceeding $768 billion...

By Isabelle Chaboud 24 Apr 2018

CNA and Edgars stores to sport new look
CNA and Edgars stores to sport new look

A rebrand is on the cards for CNA and Edgars stores as part of Edcon's turnaround strategy to win back shoppers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2018

Clicks Group to invest R700m in store network
Clicks Group to invest R700m in store network

Clicks Group CEO David Kneale announced that the retail chain will be investing over R700 million in new stores, pharmacies, store refurbishments, supply chain infrastructure and IT this year...

20 Apr 2018

E-commerce and millennials
E-commerce and millennials

Millennials have such close ties to online shopping and smartphone usage, but what does e-commerce mean to them?...

By Fiona Brauns 18 Apr 2018

SA consumers benefit from lower inflation in February as rand strengthens
SA consumers benefit from lower inflation in February as rand strengthens

The latest Mastercard SpendingPulse report shows moderate growth in consumer spending, but general dealer sales continue to underperform...

18 Apr 2018

RTD sports drinks gaining market share
RTD sports drinks gaining market share

Ready to drink (RTD) sports drinks were one of the few segments of the non-alcoholic beverage categories that recorded positive growth for the year 2017...

17 Apr 2018

The role of mobile in building brand loyalty
The role of mobile in building brand loyalty

With falling consumer confidence and a slow economic growth outlook, brands are intensifying the fight for consumer loyalty...

By Nicholas Bednall 16 Apr 2018

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