Warren Harding
The state of e-commerce in South Africa

[Warren Harding] South Africa's e-commerce market, although still in its infancy, is gaining size and momentum...

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Callie van der Merwe
Retail design, impacting bottom line

[Callie van der Merwe] While most people would think that one's core focus in retail and hospitality design is on design, it is actually the last element to be considered in the process of developing solutions...

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Leigh Andrews
Bringing quality manufacturing home with HOM

Bringing quality manufacturing home with HOM[Leigh Andrews] Does the phrase, "Shirts made in Salt River, Cape Town will be worn in New York," sound a little ambitious? It shouldn't, as the recent House of Monatic-Stenströms partnership means good things for the local manufacturing industry...

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Françoise Henderson
Why global retail success means going very local

Why global retail success means going very local[Françoise Henderson] It's now possible to build a personal connection with each shopper rather than compete for their wallets based purely on price. But, the real challenge is how to establish a personal connection with foreign audiences...

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Kim Gentle
Is our online shopping on the ball? - Grey

[Kim Gentle] In South Africa, first world and third world often blend into each other without anyone noticing, especially in the form of technology...

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Aki Kalliatakis
From Christmas to crisis for consumers

From Christmas to crisis for consumers[Aki Kalliatakis] President Zuma may refer to challenges but as petrol, electricity and food costs go up and wages failed to match inflation, consumers and small businesses had better go into crisis mode....

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John Harvey
Banking on branding as important as ever

[John Harvey] There can be little doubt that the proliferation of entry-level banks in the past few years has vastly changed South Africa's financial landscape...

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Gordon Barker
Retail sales video marketing creates incredible opportunities

[Gordon Barker] As video evolves, there are incredible opportunities in leveraging that content as a communications tool to help guide the customer or buyer's journey through the entire business life-cycle...

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We welcome the Facebook global team to Retail World Africa 2015 - Retail World

We welcome the Facebook global team to Retail World Africa 2015 - Retail World[Bianca Wiener] Nicolas Franchet, Head of Retail and E-commerce at Facebook, has been confirmed as a Keynote Speaker at Retail World Africa 2015...

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Chemory Gunko
The packaging problem

The packaging problem[Chemory Gunko] It's pretty difficult to read my pieces and not notice that I'm an activist at heart... I was born a rebel without a cause actually, and have simply found causes to champion along the way...

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Stephen Sandmann
How to keep the beach off beachfront hotel staff uniforms

How to keep the beach off beachfront hotel staff uniforms[Stephen Sandmann] Being exposed to the sun's harmful rays is an everyday occurrence for your hotel waiters, who often serve and attend to guests by the hotel pool or on the beach...

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Cari Van Wyk
Hats and horses at the J&B Met

Hats and horses at the J&B Met[Cari Van Wyk] One of South Africa's most prestigious horse races, the J&B Met, kicked off with a gallop on a gorgeous cloudy day at Kenilworth Racecourse - a perfect day outside for watching horses, shows and fashionistas...

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Stephen Sandmann
Keep your reputation tidy with clean stores

Keep your reputation tidy with clean stores[Stephen Sandmann] No matter what the case may be, no dirt appeals to a customer. Dirt creates unpleasantness and can drive a business downwards...

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Cari Van Wyk
Mixing it up at the J&B Met launch

Mixing it up at the J&B Met launch[Cari Van Wyk] The J&B Met kicked off with a fashionable bang at the 'Mix it your way at the J&B Met launch' at Cavendish Square last week...

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Gavin Tagg
New opportunities for retail in 2015

New opportunities for retail in 2015[Gavin Tagg] Despite the weaker economic fundamentals, there are still new opportunities for shopping centres in 2015, continuing its strong contribution to South Africa's growth in recent years...

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Donovan Marais
Six steps to protect your online store from credit card fraud

Six steps to protect your online store from credit card fraud[Donovan Marais] Card fraud is rampant in South Africa, and growing at an alarming rate. This year, losses due to credit card fraud have increased by 23% to R453.9 million...

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Val Bourdos Nichas
Seven significant shifts franchises face in today's operating environment

Seven significant shifts franchises face in today's operating environment[Val Bourdos Nichas] In today's turbulent economic times, both franchise brands and franchisees need understand key fundamentals driving today is operating environment...

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Stephen Sandmann
Sustainable future: Eco-friendly retail stores

Sustainable future: Eco-friendly retail stores[Stephen Sandmann] Climate change has propelled us to move towards a greener and more sustainable future. It has created an environment that makes it possible to be green and still run a profitable business...

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Stephen Sandmann
How to capture shoppers' attention with the right window display

How to capture shoppers' attention with the right window display[Stephen Sandmann] A great window display has the ability to draw potential customers into your store, and with the festive season upon us, every store is battling for the attention of shoppers...

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