Township spaza shop owners should either be given shares or space in township malls, which are bankrupting them, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said.
3 days ago
South Africa's struggling retailers are significantly lagging behind other sectors and their international counterparts when it comes to appointing customer experience officers (CXOs) to their top teams.
22 Jun 2017
Shares in Woolworths, once regarded as a recession-proof retailer, are trading close to three-year lows as the company finds itself stuck between SA's stalling economy, the cash-guzzling turnaround of its David Jones acquisition in Australia and an impending competitive onslaught from Shoprite, which is moving up-market.
Giulietta Talevi 22 Jun 2017
Forty-two South African designers are currently exhibiting their artisanal goods at the renowned BHV/Marais in Paris, a department store of the group of Galeries Lafayette that attracts over 60,000 visitors daily. The exhibition, which runs until 31 July 2017, showcases South Africa's creative energy and its international design and cultural capitals: Johannesburg and Cape Town.
22 Jun 2017
Lira, Nhlanhla Nciza and Moneoa have collaborated with Lux to produce the ‘We Are More' song, launched as part of the brand's new campaign.
21 Jun 2017
Hyprop Investments, the blue chip R30bn specialist shopping centre owner is facing pressure following the tenant failure of department store chain Stuttafords at three of its malls and the possible closure of some of Edcon's retail outlets.
Alistair Anderson 21 Jun 2017
Recently I came across a radio interview with a “personal branding specialist”. Addressing the listeners, the guest spoke of the importance of clearly defining “who you are", “what you stand for” and “what makes you stand out” on social media in order to attract commercial sponsors with “like-minded” values and interests.
Wynand Smit 20 Jun 2017
In 2016, there were over seven billion mobile devices in the world and the users of these devices demand connectivity for them. Businesses, particularly public retail spaces such as malls and shopping centres, need to answer the demand for connectivity in their spaces to attract and retain visitors. Wi-Fi connectivity in physical spaces is the necessary conduit to provide the demand.
Ron Lagnado and Bilal Vallee 20 Jun 2017
I am often asked what it is that prevents clothing and textile manufacturers from breaking into the international market. There are several answers to that question, but perhaps one of the most important elements is that many do not meet social auditing requirements.
Christian Gerling 20 Jun 2017
Cape Town's new upmarket art and design space, the V&A Waterfront's Silo District, held a launch party to welcome its new crop of retailers, namely: The Guild Group, jewellery designer Kirsten Goss, fashion designer Kat van Duinen, lifestyle botanist Opus, and Glasshouse Rejuvenation, a high-end beauty salon.
19 Jun 2017
Wine Cellar: Fine Wine Merchants & Cellarers once again identified SA's hottest young winemaking talent - breaking the rules and pushing the limits at their annual Young Guns event - with this year's Young Guns going "Back to Basics".
19 Jun 2017
Accelerate Property Fund's share price plunged 7.69% to R6 on Wednesday, 14 June, after the group said its income growth was expected to be flat for two years, owing to costs related to its multibillion-rand Fourways shopping centre expansion.
Alistair Anderson 19 Jun 2017