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South African retailers are missing massive profit opportunities - Chris Moerdyk
South African retailers are missing massive profit opportunities

Not only is retail advertising generally inefficient in South Africa but the majority of the big chains are missing out on profit opportunities by letting customers leave their stores unhappy.

Issued by Chris Moerdyk 28 Jul 2015 12:02

Domestos' Brighter Future Campaign gives 24 schools new toilets
Domestos' Brighter Future Campaign gives 24 schools new toilets

Sanitation is dignity, but for thousands of school-going children in South Africa, access to adequate sanitation, which is enshrined in our constitution as a human right, remains a distant reality...

28 Jul 2015 11:15



The Zone @ Rosebank wins ICSC award for brand awareness
The Zone @ Rosebank wins ICSC award for brand awareness

The Zone @ Rosebank, Joburg, has won an International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) Solal Marketing Award for hosting the first Magnum Pleasure Pop-up Store in South Africa...

28 Jul 2015 10:15

More pain for consumers as repo rate is hiked
More pain for consumers as repo rate is hiked

Deeply indebted consumers must prepare for yet more pain after the Reserve Bank decided to increase the repo rate by 25 basis points, pegging the rate at 6%...

28 Jul 2015 10:00

Mixed outlook for SA retail, says research from Oxford Business Group
Mixed outlook for SA retail, says research from Oxford Business Group

South Africa's retail sector has seen mixed fortunes in recent months with a slowdown in vehicle sales, but more encouraging news in luxury goods. New passenger vehicle sales, which constitute just under two-thirds of overall automotive sales, fell by 4.8% year-on-year (y-o-y) in June, on top of a 5.4% y-o-y decline in May, according to the Department of Trade and Industry. This was in addition to a slowdown in commercial vehicle sales, which fell by 1.2% in June, with year-to-date sales down by just under 2% versus the same period last year.

28 Jul 2015 09:30

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PnP eyes 5000 jobs a year through waste plan

CAPE TOWN: Pick n Pay has announced an ambitious "war on waste" campaign that will see the retailer focusing on food waste, energy inefficiency and the waste of human talent due to high unemployment levels.

28 Jul 2015 06:54

When driving supply chain performance, visibility is key
When driving supply chain performance, visibility is key

At its heart, supply chain management requires a balancing of operational efficiency, customer satisfaction and quality. Managing the true cost to serve for each and every order is the aspiration to allow better negotiation and value creation across the supply chain. Customer and consumer centricity helps anticipate product and service requirements.

By David Telford 28 Jul 2015 06:30

[CEM Africa Summit] Employee satisfaction = customer satisfaction
[CEM Africa Summit] Employee satisfaction = customer satisfaction

The second day of the Customer Experience Management (CEM) Africa workshop kicked off with moderator Jordan Gray talking about delighting customers and streamlining workflow...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Jul 2015 06:00

Initial adds new products to award-winning Signature range - Rentokil Initial
Initial adds new products to award-winning Signature range

Initial Hygiene, a leading provider of hygiene services in South Africa, has added two new products to its award-winning Signature range of bathroom products.

Issued by Rentokil Initial 27 Jul 2015 12:38

Ackermans celebrates Mandela's legacy - Ackermans
Ackermans celebrates Mandela's legacy

In honour of Mandela Day, which is celebrated globally on 18 July, Ackermans' staff in various departments used their 67 minutes in service to the community to make cushions, mats, puppets and build puppet stages for Ackermans' Ububele Story Schools initiative.

Issued by Ackermans 27 Jul 2015 11:48

Woolies launches 'green' mannequins
Woolies launches 'green' mannequins

The RE: denim brand has launched its first standalone store in Menlyn, Pretoria. At the same time the brand has also introduced the use of specialised 'green' mannequins.

27 Jul 2015 09:26

Amazon rallies as investors celebrate profits
Amazon rallies as investors celebrate profits

NEW YORK - Amazon shares shot to record levels on Friday after a blowout earnings report seen as a potential watershed for the US online giant...

27 Jul 2015 08:00

How to reach and engage with poor consumers, also referred to as the Bottom of the Pyramid - Knowledge Resources
How to reach and engage with poor consumers, also referred to as the Bottom of the Pyramid

Increasingly companies are trying to tap into the Low-Income market, but finding it extremely challenging. Discover some of the secrets, tactics and innovation required to succeed at the BoP!

Issued by Knowledge Resources 22 Jul 2015 11:44