Record trade reported at the Morningside Shopping Centre
Record trade reported at the Morningside Shopping Centre

The Morningside Shopping Centre has achieved a record performance in September, recording its highest monthly turnover since its opening in June 2009. Overall, the community centre in Sandton is delivering growth of 10% year-on-year.

13 Oct 2015 15:45

The first CX Day Johannesburg
The first CX Day Johannesburg

Customer Experience "passionata" (definition: people passionate about a specific subject area) and professionals gathered on 6 October to show-and-tell and share their stories. Like a Harley Davidson community of bikers on a breakfast run they strutted their stuff.

Issued by Global CX Day 13 Oct 2015 12:54

Carlo Gonzaga, CEO Taste Holdings, doing what he enjoys most, being hands on and serving a customer at a Starbucks store in London.
Taste Holdings acquisitions underpin its long-term growth opportunities

In the past 18 months Taste Holdings had secured the exclusive southern African development agreements for both Starbucks Coffee and Domino's Pizza, which has underpinned its long-term growth opportunities, CEO Carlo Gonzaga said.

13 Oct 2015 11:20

© Dmitriy Shironosov –
Prepare your e-commerce site for the Christmas shopping rush

The Christmas shopping rush will soon be upon us and the only thing we can be certain of is that the online shopping of gifts will continue to increase. We can also be sure that many e-customers will be disappointed with their online shopping experiences.

By Sven Hammar 13 Oct 2015 11:00

Richard Brasher
PnP announces another substantive improvement in profits

Pick n Pay has reported a substantial increase in sales growth and profit for the half-year ending 31 August 2015. Pre-tax profit was up 23% on the equivalent period last year. As a result of accelerated sales growth and greater operating efficiency, segmental pre-tax profit in the core South Africa division grew by 44.7% on last year.

13 Oct 2015 10:30

Adapting your workspace to boost productivity and profit - Sensory Intelligence Consulting
Adapting your workspace to boost productivity and profit

The business world, regardless of industry, is competitive, constantly changing and target driven. To remain a leader in your industry you need to be relentless about customer excellence, innovative in your thinking and implementations, and need to go the extra mile to retain your staff. This is especially true for open plan office environments where working conditions can sometimes be challenging due to sensory overload and staff diversity.

Issued by Sensory Intelligence Consulting 13 Oct 2015 10:20

The Scene at Greenacress Shopping Centre.
Image source: Facebook
The Scene rolls out pop-ups

The Foschini Group's Sportscene is rolling out a number of pop-up shops, branded as The Scene, across the country, which will feature a special selection of the hottest sneakers, clothing and accessories - from leading brands including Nike, Air Jordan, adidas Originals, Puma, Converse, Vans, New Balance and Redbat.

13 Oct 2015 09:55

Verimark CEO Michael van Straaten.
Image source: Financial Mail
Verimark struggles to improve earning losses

Specialist retailer Verimark (VMK) on Monday reported its results for the six months ended August 2015, which showed little change from the losses it reported in the year-earlier period.

By Colleen Goko 13 Oct 2015 09:17

[Retail Congress Africa] Woolies director on the push and pull of omni-channel trading
[Retail Congress Africa] Woolies director on the push and pull of omni-channel trading

Speaking at Retail Congress Africa next month, Paula Disberry will share her insight into the challenges and opportunities of omni-channel based on her experience as Group Director Planning & E-commerce: Clothing & General Merchandise of Woolworths. "I will share the views of customers in Africa and their changing expectations, the major capabilities that need to be built, and some of our learnings to date," she said.

By Jessica Taylor 13 Oct 2015 07:00

Great sporting moments and their sponsors
Great sporting moments and their sponsors

Sports sponsorship is big business. For companies selling fashion, alcohol, financial products, fact almost anything, a sports sponsorship deal can be an excellent investment and a brilliant way to reach more customers.

By Boris Dzhingarov 13 Oct 2015 06:37

Disaronno and Roberto Cavalli redesign limited edition
Disaronno and Roberto Cavalli redesign limited edition

Disaronno, the Italian liqueur, has a new look for the holiday season, which has been designed by Roberto Cavalli. The Disaronno wears Cavalli design draws inspiration from the Roberto Cavalli SS 2015 Pre Collection. Influenced by the enchanting undersea world and the most exotic safari locations, the bottle will be draped in a new graphic animal print.

12 Oct 2015 12:30

First Krispy Kreme in SA will be 800th store globally
First Krispy Kreme in SA will be 800th store globally

Krispy Kreme has announced that The Zone @ Rosebank in Johannesburg is to be the location of its 800th outlet worldwide.

12 Oct 2015 10:11

© Mark Yuill –
Data show poor state of key sectors

Manufacturing is the sick man of the South African economy, data out Thursday, 8 October confirmed.

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 12 Oct 2015 09:00