Pick n Pay food debt shows consumers "have reached the point of desperation"
Pick n Pay food debt shows consumers "have reached the point of desperation"

In September last year, Pick n Pay joined the list of local retailers allowing customers to buy groceries on credit. The retailer worked with RCS to design the account to be "the most affordable form of credit" - a monthly account where no interest is charged if the balance is paid in full, Pick n Pay's deputy CEO Richard van Rensburg said at the time of launch.

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CNA and Edgars stores to sport new look
CNA and Edgars stores to sport new look

A rebrand is on the cards for CNA and Edgars stores as part of Edcon's turnaround strategy to win back shoppers, reported Business Day on Friday.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018
Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018

Sustainability issues are increasingly shaping trends in the retail sector. In this year's World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, three of the top global risks in terms of likelihood and impact are environmental. One of these, water, is seen as a social risk, providing me with a very topical place to start in terms of sustainability trends in 2018.

By Feroz Koor 2 days ago

The big dreams of Skinny Sbu
The big dreams of Skinny Sbu

A sock collector from a tender age, Sibusiso Ngwenya started his own homegrown accessories brand, Skinny Sbu Socks, with just R70, his mother's encouragement and the desire to be Africa's answer to Tom Ford.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today
This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today

Okay, so I'm a bit of a mad cat lady. If you ever wanted me to pay attention to something, bury that information in a cat video and send it to me. That's probably why I've been watching pet company Whiskas's Kitten Kollege YouTube series for the past 20 minutes.

By Andy Walker 20 Apr 2018

Developing small manufacturers: How to grow and develop small manufacturing businesses
Developing small manufacturers: How to grow and develop small manufacturing businesses

Manufacturing experts, small and medium enterprise (SMME) leaders and entrepreneurs to assemble in Johannesburg to mentor emerging manufacturing business owners on proven strategies for accelerating the growth of their enterprises.

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 20 Apr 2018

These two trends are shaping the future of commercial real estate
These two trends are shaping the future of commercial real estate

South African consumers still prefer doing their shopping in malls, according to a report released in 2017 by Visa. In 2016, total online sales were estimated at R9bn, which was only 1% of total retail sales.

20 Apr 2018

The digital transformation of menu boards
The digital transformation of menu boards

Menu boards, which play a pivotal role in the consumer menu selection process in quick service restaurants (QSR), have evolved by leaps and bounds over the past 15 years. Not only has the food offering changed dramatically, but so has the display mechanism of the edible options.

20 Apr 2018

Clicks Group to invest R700m in store network
Clicks Group to invest R700m in store network

Clicks Group CEO David Kneale announced that the retail chain will be investing over R700 million in new stores, pharmacies, store refurbishments, supply chain infrastructure and IT this year. The chain opened 24 stores in the past six months and expanded its store footprint to 646, with plans to grow its South African store base to 900 in the longer-term.

20 Apr 2018

Embracing a more connected South African retail environment
Embracing a more connected South African retail environment

The increased connectedness of consumers is contributing to a more dynamic environment - one where expectations on what the buying experience must entail are evolving.

By Leon Coetzer 19 Apr 2018

The 'ennial tribes: Understanding Generation Y and Generation Z South Africans
The 'ennial tribes: Understanding Generation Y and Generation Z South Africans

South Africa's young people - those aged below 35 years - make up 66% of the country's population. They're rapidly changing the workplace with their search for purpose, the consumer landscape with their demands for authenticity and personalisation, and society at large with their belief in social justice. Brands need to understand what makes them tick to secure a long-term future for their businesses.

By Rachel Thompson, Issued by GfK South Africa 19 Apr 2018

Bruma Oriental City in Bruma, Johannesburg
Is investment in the commercial property market a safer option than shares?

According to Norman Raad, CEO of Broll Auctions & Sales, now, more than ever, investors are finding it a safer option to invest in direct property than in shares.

19 Apr 2018

Commission approves tie-up between surfwear titans Billabong and Boardriders
Commission approves tie-up between surfwear titans Billabong and Boardriders

The Competition Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Billabong International Limited by global branded apparel business Boardriders Inc.

19 Apr 2018