Pinch: Credit sales at Shoprite Investments dropped for the first time since listing as consumers cut spending.
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Low spending hits Shoprite credit

The lending arm of Africa's largest retailer sees a decline in credit sales for the first time since listing.

By Moyagabo Maake 8 hours ago

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Puratos Group to become equal shareholder in Bidcorp Food Africa

The Puratos Group, a Belgian based company is to become an equal shareholder in Bidcorp Food's Bakery Solutions Division (BBS).

10 hours ago

FASA reminds industry of need to protect businesses contributing 11.6% to GDP
FASA reminds industry of need to protect businesses contributing 11.6% to GDP

Following an article in The Business Times on a franchise group that allegedly failed to provide franchisees with disclosure documents as prescribed by the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), the Franchise Association reminds franchisors of the related provisions in the CPA. It also indicates the imminent establishment of an Ombud and its concern with non-compliance at the expense of the hundreds of franchisors who comply and who contribute to a thriving sector that contributes 11.6% to the country's GDP.

11 hours ago

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Van Schaik Bookstore to launch rewards app

Van Schaik Bookstore has announced it will launch a lock screen replacement android app that has been integrated with the Van Schaik Rewards loyalty programme. Aimed mainly at students studying at tertiary education institutions around South Africa, the app enables students to earn virtual rands and benefit from other deals in an almost passive manner.

12 hours ago

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Manufacturing production falls 2.7 year on year on October

The volume of goods produced by South African factories fell 2.7% in October from the same month in 2015, Statistics SA reported on Thursday.

By Robert Laing 13 hours ago

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Steinhoff adds R42bn in market value in two days

The rally was sparked by Steinhoff's report of 20.3% growth in its constant currency quarterly retail sales.

By Andries Mahlangu 13 hours ago

The mobile landscape - looking at 2017 and what e-retailers could expect
The mobile landscape - looking at 2017 and what e-retailers could expect

Truth be told, we've been waiting for quite some time for the inevitable 'mobile boom' all the trend analysts, commentators and everyone in-between has been telling us about for the last six years.

By Graham Du Plessis 13 hours ago

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Steinhoff clams up on tie-up

Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste shot down speculation that the company could be looking for acquisitions in South America but danced around the question concerning a long-rumoured tie-up with Shoprite.

By Colleen Goko 13 hours ago

UK bans online ads for junk food targeting children
UK bans online ads for junk food targeting children

LONDON: Britain will ban junk food ads aimed at children from both print and social media from next year, the advertising rules watchdog said on Thursday, a move welcomed by campaigners against child obesity.

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Ice cream brand Baskin-Robbins sets up shop in Cape Town

Baskin-Robbins, the biggest premium ice-cream brand in the world, will be opening its doors in Cape Town on Friday.

By Colleen Goko 16 hours ago

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Understanding mass personalisation and why your brand needs it

Mass personalisation is not just a buzzword or international trend making waves overseas. It's here and already making its presence felt in the local consumer market. Here's what you need to know...

By Gareth Pearson 1 day ago

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How to deliver the only exceptional value shoppers want these December holidays

The highly competitive December holiday marketing has no place for the pliant and weak marketers. It is a war room affair.

By Bandile Ndzishe 1 day ago

Virtual reality, chatbots will dominate CX by 2020
Virtual reality, chatbots will dominate CX by 2020

The relationship brands have with their customers is set to undergo a technological revolution causing the number of human-to-human interactions to fall significantly, according to new research released by Oracle.

1 day ago