Dharmesh Nagar
Shopfitting: bricks and mortar brand reinforcement

Dharmesh Nagar and Shaun Schwartz.
Dharmesh Nagar and Shaun Schwartz.
[Dharmesh Nagar] Brands establishing retail outlets or a presence in a department store typically issue design briefs and layout plans in line with the overall brand identity, leaving it up to the shopfitter to follow orders and simply get the job done. But few major brands consider the impact a shopfitter's approach to getting the job done can have on the brand reputation...

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Gareth Pearson
Personalised multi-sensory experiences: the next level of retail theatre

Personalised multi-sensory experiences: the next level of retail theatre[Gareth Pearson] Retailers creating 'theatres of shopping' is not new. However, the idea of grabbing consumers by their senses; dropping them into lavish multi-sensory experiences; and physically moving them beyond everyday brand interactions to meaningful, personalised brand engagements is...

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Leigh Andrews
#CGFSummit: Food safety, not just a Western luxury

#CGFSummit: Food safety, not just a Western luxury
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[Leigh Andrews] A customer buys meat and vegetables from your store. He goes home, eats that fresh produce, and contracts a serious illness. Possibly even dies. Here's how to prevent this nightmare from becoming a business reality...

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Leigh Andrews
#CGFSummit: Reap the rewards of doing business sustainably

#CGFSummit: Reap the rewards of doing business sustainably
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[Leigh Andrews] 'Shared-value sustainability' was a hot topic on the third and final day of the Consumer Goods Forum, with insights shared by Nestlé CEO and former Consumer Goods Forum co-chair, Paul Bulcke.

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Leigh Andrews
#CGFSummit: Digitisation of everything

#CGFSummit: Digitisation of everything
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[Leigh Andrews] With customer expectations driving rapid change across the consumer goods and services industry, increasing the demand for innovative and personal experiences, it's time to welcome the era of living services...

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Leigh Andrews
#CGFSummit: Rise of the premium private label

#CGFSummit: Rise of the premium private label
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[Leigh Andrews] Take an overabundance of FMCG products, add limited shelf space, as well as more competition from retailers' own labels and more frequent change of products stocked by retailers, and retailers and manufacturers alike need a radical new approach to maintain their market share.

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Leigh Andrews
#CGFSummit: Facebook disrupts retail

#CGFSummit: Facebook disrupts retail
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[Leigh Andrews] Facebook's not just for socialising with friends and family, it's also a cutting-edge way for marketers to communicate with consumers in the most personal way possible. Here's how...

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Wimpie van Rensburg
Riverbed Retail Therapy Week comment

Wimpie van Rensburg
Wimpie van Rensburg
[Wimpie van Rensburg] More and more people are choosing to purchase their goods virtually, leading to online sales in Europe forecast to reach £182.80bn in 2016. During Retail Therapy Week, which took place last month, a high volume of people indulged in online shopping and retailers battled for the hearts and minds of customers...

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Leigh Andrews
#AfricaMonth: Loving Levi's locally

#AfricaMonth: Loving Levi's locally
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[Leigh Andrews] 20 May marked the 143rd birthday of the Levi's 501 button-fly. To celebrate the milestone of that red-tagged fashion favourite, members of the media were recently invited on an exclusive factory tour...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Using big data to stay ahead in the retail industry - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] Not wanting to lose customers to online shopping, traditional retailers around the world are turning to big data and analytics to employ technology that will give them an advantage in a competitive industry...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Using Magento in order to increase online sales - Monetary Library

Using Magento in order to increase online sales[Boris Dzhingarov] Whenever talking about en e-commerce website, the main focus that a business owner has is to increase conversions to a maximum. More sales automatically mean an increase in revenue...

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Angie White
#CommerceMonth: Online sales vs in-store sales

#CommerceMonth: Online sales vs in-store sales
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[Angie White] The digital landscape is booming, but now that it seems possible to do and buy almost everything online, what's happening to our counterparts out there in the 'real' world?

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Angie White
Angie White
[Packaging] Engineered to save customers time and improve efficiency, the 9028 inkjet printer from Markem-Imaje, locally represented by Pyrotec PackMark, features an M6' ink circuit that is designed to be changed by machine operators in less than six minutes.
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Jessica Tennant
#CommerceMonth: Why uAfrica's eCommerce Awards have been put on hold

Mario Toscano
Mario Toscano
[Jessica Tennant] The eCommerce Awards have been put on hold for 2016 in order to focus on 'building e-commerce tools to make e-commerce in South Africa even better'...

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Jessica Tennant
#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa

#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa[Jessica Tennant] The expansion of Van Schaik Bookstore into neighbouring countries dates back to 2006 when it opened its first store in Windhoek at the University of Namibia...

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Nadia Rawjee
Davos Deconstructed - Uzenzele Holdings

Nadia Rawjee[Nadia Rawjee] I attended the "Davos Deconstructed" seminar at Wits Business School on 1 February. I must admit, I have been following the 4th Industrial Revolution discussion since the World Economic Forum and I have been fascinated...

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Jessica Tennant
#CommerceMonth: PayU's newly appointed CEO plans to build on local opportunities

Mario Shiliashki
Mario Shiliashki
[Jessica Tennant] "There's a massive opportunity in front of us," says Mario Shiliashki, who recently joined Naspers-owned PayU as CEO of its EMEA business...

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Nadia Rawjee
The fundamentals are the fundamentals - rationalise and capitalise - Uzenzele Holdings

Nadia Rawjee[Nadia Rawjee] We have all, I'm sure, been reading of how the economy is not ideal for South African manufacturers and that with wage and labour issues, struggling consumer demand, power cuts and insufficient policy to support a healthy manufacturing environment, the picture looks bleak - this is the same old rhetoric we hear over and over...

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Sandra Steenkamp
Lacklustre sales staff cost SA retailers dearly

Lacklustre sales staff cost SA retailers dearly
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[Sandra Steenkamp] The indifferent attitude of South African retail sales staff when interacting with customers is not only costing retailers valuable sales but, in some cases, even delivering customers right into the hands of competitors...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Six awesome marketing tips for e-commerce entrepreneurs - Monetary Library

Six awesome marketing tips for e-commerce entrepreneurs[Boris Dzhingarov] E-commerce is an easy place to start for budding entrepreneurs. Well, not easy per se, but easy in the sense you don't need a huge amount of capital to get a business up and running. Marketing a website is not so easy...

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