Yuppiechef's foray into physical retail continues with flagship V&A opening
Yuppiechef's foray into physical retail continues with flagship V&A opening

Kitchen and homeware retailer Yuppiechef opened the doors to its new flagship store in Cape Town's V&A Waterfront on 1 October. The look and feel of the company's third brick and mortar space echoes that of the first two - industrial, yet modern and polished with a premium selection of products to delight cooks and foodies.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 hours ago

Redeveloped Fourways Mall to showcase new corporate branding
Redeveloped Fourways Mall to showcase new corporate branding

The multibillion-rand structural redevelopment of Fourways Mall in Johannesburg is being accompanied by a new brand and corporate identity, which will be rolled out across the property's various media and structural assets ahead of its re-opening during 2019.

3 days ago

Edcon refreshes homeware offering with new store concept Edgars Home
Edcon refreshes homeware offering with new store concept Edgars Home

Edcon, South Africa's largest non-food retailer, has officially announced the launch of Edgars Home. The new store concept replaces the Boardmans brand, and will be rolled out with a refreshed look and feel in the Edgars network as both stand-alone and shop-in-shop formats.

3 days ago

#MarketingFridays: Tapping into the African consumer
#MarketingFridays: Tapping into the African consumer

In this video, Nyiko Chauke of Marketing Fridays interviews Khumo Theko of I See Africa about her role as a trends specialist and some insights into the African consumer...

3 days ago

Brace your business for the festive shopping season
Brace your business for the festive shopping season

2018 has been a year of great retail activity and by August we had reached a technical recession. A recession is two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth and our most recent dance with this emotionally taxing indicator was in 2008. Ten years apart is a concern and understanding this recession will provide an indicator for Q3 and Q4 performance.

By Eben Esterhuizen 11 Oct 2018

IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on board
IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on board

European retail giant Carrefour has joined other participants involved in building the IBM Food Trust blockchain network, adopting the technology to improve the traceability of food products with plans to expand to all Carrefour brands by 2022.

11 Oct 2018

Checkers collaborates with SA artists for limited edition Odd Bins wines
Checkers collaborates with SA artists for limited edition Odd Bins wines

Checkers recently commissioned four upcoming South African artists to create unique artworks which would adorn the wine labels of the newest additions to the retailer's exclusive Odd Bins range.

10 Oct 2018

Absa crowns SA's top 10 olive oils for 2018
Absa crowns SA's top 10 olive oils for 2018

South African consumers are blessed with a choice of high quality locally produced olive oils. In recent years the growing number of awards won at major international olive oil competitions - even when pitted against countries like Italy and Spain - attest to the fact that the quality of SA olive oils can hold their own with the best of the world.

10 Oct 2018

Yoco and Kuba join forces to grow small businesses in SA
Yoco and Kuba join forces to grow small businesses in SA

It is widely known that supporting small businesses is one of the key sources for economic growth and community development, but a lot of small businesses usually lack the access to resources and knowledge that they need to grow their business beyond the survivalist stage or even to improve trade with their existing customers.

10 Oct 2018

The 29 industry winners of the 2018 Ask Afrika Orange Index. Image supplied.
2018 Ask Afrika Orange Index winners announced

The overall top 10 winners of South Africa's premier service excellence benchmark, as well as 29 industry category winners, were announced at the recent 2018/19 Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards.

10 Oct 2018

Hans Zachar, managing director: technology strategy, Accenture Africa.
How African enterprises chart growth in the digital age

Digital is not a myth. It is upon us and accelerating every day. African businesses must ensure they stay a step ahead to survive and thrive by finding intelligent solutions which totally re-imagine customer experiences. If they get it right and operate at pace, they can launch a new era of growth and ensure they remain sustainable over the long term.

By Hans Zachar 9 Oct 2018

Woolworths' storefront. Image supplied.
Woolworths announces 'plastic bag free' store

Woolworths has announced that it is launching a new in-store reusable bag trial.

9 Oct 2018

E-commerce needs ERP
E-commerce needs ERP

PayPal and Ipsos expect that South Africans will spend over R50bn on online shopping this year. E-commerce is growing rapidly and many will increase their online spend to get better deals, for its convenience and savings on shipping.

By Bernard Ford 9 Oct 2018