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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Brent Lees
What online retailers can learn from festive season hiccups

What online retailers can learn from festive season hiccups[Brent Lees] Online retailers tracking website performance now and putting the right tools in place, will be well prepared to cash in on peak sales periods and grow their market in future...

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Aki Kalliatakis
How to create a scene in a shop ... essential advice for SA consumers

How to create a scene in a shop ... essential advice for SA consumers[Aki Kalliatakis] Making a scene in a public place like a shop rarely comes naturally. Unfortunately, being meek and mild looks less and less like a viable option for customers who are aggrieved by shoddy products and services...

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Stephen Sandmann
Seven tips to keep stains from ruining your staff's image

Seven tips to keep stains from ruining your staff's image[Stephen Sandmann] Keeping your front-of-house and kitchen staff's whites white is an important part of a good image in an industry where coffee, wine and other miscellaneous food stains are an everyday occurrence...

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Catherine Milward-Bridges
Feed your customers festive this season

Feed your customers festive this season[Catherine Milward-Bridges] The build-up to the festive season takes meticulous preparation - depending on how particular you are. It also causes untold stress and is always over far too soon...

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Lynette Hundermark
How retail can rule 2015

[Lynette Hundermark] There are just over 37 million adults in South Africa today and, if you want to reach them, there's no better way than to use mobile technology...

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Ilse van den Berg
Celebrating 20 years of living in Levi's locally

Celebrating 20 years of living in Levi's locally[Ilse van den Berg] How better to celebrate 20 years of building a legendary brand in South Africa than transforming an old Cape Town factory/warehouse into a San Francisco streetscape, taking guests way-back-when to the very beginning of the Levi's brand in 1853?

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Cari Van Wyk
Young bloods flaunt their talent at Static Fashion Show

Young bloods flaunt their talent at Static Fashion Show[Cari Van Wyk] On 20 November 2014, the Cape Town College of Fashion Design (CTCFD) hosted the Static Fashion Show at the Young Blood Gallery, where its fashion design graduates showcased their wares...

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Danette Breitenbach
Supplying locally with global quality

Supplying locally with global quality[Danette Breitenbach] In the UK, the debate raging is about the end of seasonality, with many young people not knowing when the season ends for a particular produce...

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Paul Roberts
Winning with social customer care this festive season - Why Satisfy

Winning with social customer care this festive season - Why Satisfy[Paul Roberts] Summer is upon us and I for one am looking forward to chilling by the pool or heading out to the beach. Whilst my thoughts are firmly set on winding down, retailers and e-tailers, of course, are heading in the opposite direction...

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Kele Pule
Six principles for treating customers fairly

Six principles for treating customers fairly[Kele Pule] When customers tell one what they want, listen to them, clarify and confirm what they are saying, acknowledge and seize the opportunity...

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Lynette Hundermark
The proof is in the omni-channel experience this festive season

The proof is in the omni-channel experience this festive season[Lynette Hundermark] As the market intensifies in the build-up to the festive season, retailers in particular, are needing to communicate more intuitively and intelligently to connected consumers...

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Callie van der Merwe
Importance of the name game...

[Callie van der Merwe] Part of the value that your business offers is derived from its name; your brand alone may be worth more than the assets of the business itself, however, stop and think just how important the impact of a name is.

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Danette Breitenbach
The intersection between online and offline retail

The intersection between online and offline retail[Danette Breitenbach] While the lines between online and offline retail have become blurred and call for a more holistic view, there was once a time when many believed that online retail would destroy its brick-and-mortar counterpart...

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