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Omni-channel retail, from product to customer focused

In the early 2000's, online retail threatened the "bricks & mortar" stores with extinction. The talk was of being "Amazoned", meaning Amazon.com would add your product line to its ever-expanding inventory and render you redundant.

By Kevin Lourens, Issued by NATIVE VML 23 Apr 2014 13:23

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 87: How mobile technology can boost sales for retailers

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 24 April from 9am-10am as we chat to Pete Case from GLOO and Duncan Wares from Hg80. [twitterfall]

23 Apr 2014 10:28

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth

SABMiller's (SAB) fourth-quarter revenue growth fell short of analysts' expectations‚ sending the global brewing company's share price down by 2.21% on the JSE on Tuesday (15 April).

By Nick Hedley 17 Apr 2014 07:58

Creating shopping centres for consumers

A shopping centre is more than just bricks and mortar; it is a reflection of the evolution of consumers. Therefore, how a shopping centre's design reflects the values of its consumers plays an important role in its success.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Apr 2014 07:58

Emerging retail patterns in Africa

GfK, one of the world's largest research companies delving into the marketing trends around the way people live, think and shop, has released its research conducted in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

16 Apr 2014 10:40

Townships are the new black

The township is no longer a foreign land far away and its story is no longer one of the haves and have-nots. Townships are rocking and they have been for a while, but not everyone has cottoned on yet.

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Apr 2014 06:46

Woolworths' expansion plan in Africa

In the next two to three years Woolworths is planning to open 15 stores in sub-Saharan Africa, including in Kenya, Mauritius and Namibia, reports Reuters.

14 Apr 2014 11:47

Famous Brands "establishes platform for growth" in MENA

Famous Brands on Wednesday, 9 April 2014, said it had established a strong platform for growth in the Middle East and North Africa regions with the signing of a master license agreement for Saudi Arabia‚ Lebanon‚ Morocco‚ Iran and Egypt.

By Zeenat Moorad 11 Apr 2014 11:32

Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014 09:35

Experiential marketing: Why pop-up retail needs to form part of advertising strategy

What's the next big thing that will entice your consumers to buy your products? How do you keep on reinventing the wheel?

Issued by FSD 10 Apr 2014 12:54

Who says loyalty doesn't pay?

So many articles were written last year, making reference to the fact that loyalty doesn't pay. So many radio interviews, one of which I was part of, on Bruce Whitfield's Money Show, were questioning whether loyalty pays.

By Amanda Cromhout 9 Apr 2014 06:07

Interbrand releases 4th annual Best Retail Brands report

Leading brand consultancy Interbrand has released its fourth annual global report dedicated to the retail sector. The report highlights emerging trends from seven major retail categories across Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America.

Issued by Interbrand Sampson De Villiers 8 Apr 2014 13:38

First Häagen-Dazs global concept store in Brooklyn Mall

The international ice cream brand, Häagen-Dazs launched its newest South African global concept store at Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria, with over R30,000 worth of free scoops handed out to lucky shoppers to commemorate the occasion.

5 Apr 2014 11:17

Protecting the supply chain

Sophisticated cyber 'gangs' are gaining traction, and they have not only the motivation, but the ability and techniques to carry out these attacks, which are happening more and more through a business' supply chain.

By Jayson O'Reilly 31 Mar 2014 11:58

2014 Design & Trend Forecast moves to Decorex Cape Town

The 2014 Design & Trend Forecast series of talks that are running at Decorex opened in March in Durban. It is now scheduled for Decorex Cape Town on 25 April.

31 Mar 2014 10:55

Screws tighten with NCA Bill

The National Credit Amendment Bill, approved by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), will see the screws tightened on reckless lending.

28 Mar 2014 05:09

Marin's and the Lama: The POS display solution for your brand

Today's shopper is constantly on the lookout for the most 'stand-out' brand - there are so many products to choose from that the shopper often gets confused or merely sticks to the same brand. Enter the Lama - a unique cardboard POS display system designed to make your brand stand head and shoulders above all others (literally).

Issued by Marin's Southern Africa 27 Mar 2014 11:41

Retailers need to get real

We've noticed in the retail environment that shoppers are really yearning for authentic experiences and there have been a few retailers already having success with it.

By Doug Mayne 26 Mar 2014 13:30

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 84: Agency focus - Source

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 27 March from 9am-10am for the monthly Agency Focus episode, where we look at food focused agency, Source, and chat to director, Kirsty Rowett. [twitterfall]

26 Mar 2014 09:26

Taking your business online?

Here are six risk assessment questions you need to ask.

By Brendon Williamson 20 Mar 2014 11:15

'That changeroom experience was amazing,' said no one ever

Waiting in line to try on clothes can be a tiresome process and the least the customer expects is a friendly employee and a clean changeroom. Is that too much to ask?

By Kelly Summerfield 20 Mar 2014 08:00

Matrix continues to navigate the path of innovation

The relaunch of the Matrix brand early in 2013, positioned the major industry player as not just another tracking product but rather a brand focused on personal safety, convenience and one that is 'right by your side'.

Issued by Matrix 19 Mar 2014 12:39

Nicola Cooper joins Flux Trends team, presents in March

Flux Trends has announced that Nicola Cooper is the latest trend analyst to join its team. The event will be held at the the Fire & Ice Hotel, Melrose Arch at 4pm on 26 March 2014.

19 Mar 2014 09:30

Global survey reveals social habits of consumers in 72 countries

Universal McCann (UM), a division of IPG Mediabrands, has tracked the dynamic shifts that have taken place within the social media landscape for the last seven years.

13 Mar 2014 09:15

Innovation is the key to thriving in a difficult retail market

South Africa's retailers will be under more pressure than ever this year to differentiate themselves in a cluttered and competitive environment. And this in a market where consumers are also under huge budget constraints.

By Pete Case, Issued by Gloo 12 Mar 2014 13:55

The importance of a brand story to your business

Humans are natural storytellers. From ancient cave paintings to Shakespeare's First Folio, people have always had an affinity for a well-told story. This is especially true in the world of commerce.

By Mark Porter 11 Mar 2014 14:27

Ford scoops four awards in Car's Top 12 Best Buys

Car's annual Top 12 Best Buys, in association with Tracker, has recognised its new winners at an award event and with a new radio spot creating a Hollywood moment.

11 Mar 2014 10:24

Are you ready for Clover's Little Big Cook Off?

Clover is giving South African families a reason to believe with their Little Big Cook Off television cooking show that will have you glued to your screen. If you and your little one make a mean cooking team, you can stand a chance of winning great prizes for the entire family!

Issued by Clover 7 Mar 2014 09:40

Using animation to make sense of big data

There are a number of specialists who all contribute to analysing and interpreting big data. We'd like to add a less obvious specialisation into the mix, namely animation and gaming.

By Glenn Gillis 7 Mar 2014 06:54

Big data, big benefits

Most companies have heard about big data, and are vaguely aware of the benefits. Unfortunately, it remains a 'nice idea' but one whose benefits are not well understood.

By Gerald Naidoo 6 Mar 2014 07:10

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