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As home of inventions such as Kreepy Krauly and the Cat scan, SA continues to compete on innovation

Despite a sobering picture of South Africa's competitiveness, showing performance in the 2017-2018 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index to have slipped 14 positions from the 2016-2017 results, there are some bright spots - notably on the innovation front.

By Charl Bassil 2 days ago

Was Black Friday 2017 a win for SA retailers?
Was Black Friday 2017 a win for SA retailers?

Retailers and consumers, door deals and online marketing, geo-tracking, real-time parking deals and refreshments for physical shoppers. Black Friday has evolved into a complex sales phenomenon and looks set to continue to reach new highs, despite (or because of) our rocky economic status.

By Jainita Khatri 2 days ago

Missibaba sets up shop at the Watershed
Missibaba sets up shop at the Watershed

Handcrafted leather accessory label, Missibaba, has opened a new store at the Watershed in the V&A Waterfront.

2 days ago

Christo Wiese resigns as Steinhoff chairman
Christo Wiese resigns as Steinhoff chairman

South African billionaire, Christo Wiese, has resigned as chairperson of Steinhoff's supervisory board in the midst of an accounting scandal that has left the retail group's reputation in tatters.

2 days ago

Digital signage video walls enhance Adidas' brand experience at new flagship store
Digital signage video walls enhance Adidas' brand experience at new flagship store

Moving Tactics, South Africa's leading digital signage solutions company, recently worked with Adidas to install two video walls at their new flagship store in Sandton City Shopping Centre in South Africa. They collaborated on the retail design solution so as to create a unique and eye-catching focal point to engage with and attract customers into their store. Video walls are being used more often as an integrated part of retail storefront window displays to draw in customers and actively show the product in motion.

Issued by Moving Tactics 2 days ago

Mall Ads appointed non-GLA partner service provider for SA Corporate Real Estate Fund
Mall Ads appointed non-GLA partner service provider for SA Corporate Real Estate Fund

Provantage Media Group (PMG) is proud to announce that MallAds™, one of its subsidiaries, has been selected to partner with SA Corporate Real Estate Fund to fulfill the role of non-gross lettable area (non-GLA) service provider. SA Corporate has contracted Broll to manage the property portfolio of the JSE-listed fund, which was the third-best performing property stock in 2016.

Issued by Provantage Media Group 2 days ago

From the Mediterranean with love
From the Mediterranean with love

As the CEO of food manufacturer Mediterranean Delicacies, Costas Vayanos's role sees him visiting Europe three times a year to sample the gastronomic delights on offer from the different countries of the region.

2 days ago

#BestofBiz 2017: Retail
#BestofBiz 2017: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year below.

2 days ago

Burger King wishes McDonald's a flame-grilled festive season
Burger King wishes McDonald's a flame-grilled festive season

Burger Kings across the world got into the festive spirit by 'gifting' its main competitor, McDonald's, with gas braais to flame-grill their burgers.

3 days ago

How to thrive in the digital era
How to thrive in the digital era

Forget about digital transformation until you have addressed how you plan to reinvent your business model to address the fundamental and irreversible shift in the way customers make purchasing decisions and consume products and services.

By Marc Gower 3 days ago

KRiemer via
Wines and their labels: Crafting narratives that speak to us

Marketing professionals often consider packaging to be a product's primary means of communication. It communicates explicit and implicit messages to the consumer, particularly through its visual aspect.

By Franck Celhay 3 days ago

This SA startup is taking the "braai" digital
This SA startup is taking the "braai" digital

For any of the non-South Africans reading this, a "braai" is a barbeque, and a vital part of the country's culture.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Sipho Pilime, Associate Programme Officer at E²
E² Elevator: Accelerating entrepreneurial success for small businesses

Four small businesses in the agricultural, hair care, automotive and food sectors are taking part in E²'s latest Accelerator Programme, the E² Elevator - a high-intensity four-month programme with targeted interventions to address four key strategic areas in each business.

13 Dec 2017