[Shan Radcliffe, Group Head - Retail (@Biz_Retail)] The e-tail wedding of the season has been prepping since the Competition Commission gave its blessing in January and it is now official - Takealot and Kalahari have tied the knot. Marking the end of an era in South African e-commerce history, Kalahari.com closed its virtual doors just over a week ago. read more
[Shan Radcliffe, Group Head - Retail (@Biz_Retail)] For those who took advantage of the wonderfully short week to cash in some vacation time, here's what you missed...
Clover has received the green light from the Competition Commission for the acquisition of Nkunzi Milkyway, which will see the company producing dairy products, including Ayrshire and organic milk, for Woolworths.
We had a look at the key questions an entrepreneur should ask when deciding to invest in a franchise, and the Global e-Commerce Logistics 2015 report shows us that e-tail will fail without efficient delivery systems.
Bizcommunity's Leigh Andrews finds out how to build a strong brand with some advice from Casaerstone's Trevor King.
And finally, a new trend in the packaging industry - fruit wrapped like confectionery...?
Have a sweet week! read more
[Shan Radcliffe, Group Head - Retail (@Biz_Retail)] The Easter holidays are officially over for most of us, and if you were lucky enough to have taken all of last week off, here is what you missed...
On Thursday, Woolworths announced a multi-faceted collaboration with Mr Happy himself, Pharrell Williams. The partnership, running with the call-to-action "Are you with us?", will see Williams take on the role of Style Director across a series of sustainability-focused projects for the retailer. read more
[Shan Radcliffe, Group Head - Retail (@Biz_Retail)] We all want to go global, right? To market and sell our goods and services out there in the big, wide... lucrative... read more
[Shan Radcliffe, Group Head - Retail (@Biz_Retail)] If there is one question that is always on the mind of any business owner, no matter what the business, large or small, it's "How do we grow?" Whether that means floor space, market share or customer base. read more
[Shan Radcliffe, Group Head - Retail (@Biz_Retail)] Retail World Africa 2015 kicks off at the Sandton Convention Centre tomorrow, so if you haven't registered yet, you'd better hurry! You can still book your free or VIP pass - just click on that colourful block there on the right. There you go. read more
[Shan Radcliffe, Group Head - Retail (@Biz_Retail)] The year feels like it has just begun, but I turn around and realise we've already stepped into March. read more
[Shan Radcliffe, Group Head - Retail (@Biz_Retail)] If you didn't already know, you customers hold the power and, as George Golding explains, 2015 will continue to be all about the customer. So how do you attract and retain them? Well, a clean store for starters, as Stephen Sandmann reminds us of the importance of keeping our retail spaces neat and tidy as a customer drawcard. read more