Fabiani, Woolworths, H&M, Miladys, Markham, Cotton On, Mr Price score well on customer-centricity
Fabiani, Woolworths, H&M, Miladys, Markham, Cotton On, Mr Price score well on customer-centricity

A recent survey, conducted by dunnhumby, the ‘Customer-Centricity Index' (CCI) reveals that South Africa's most successful apparel retailers are those with a high focus on ‘customer-centricity'. The local retailers that scored the highest on their overall customer-centricity score include Fabiani, Woolworths, H&M, Miladys, Markham, Cotton On and Mr Price.

1 day ago

What Wi-Fi-as-a-service means for fast food, retail sectors
What Wi-Fi-as-a-service means for fast food, retail sectors

Wi-Fi is no longer just a conduit to connect to the internet. If used properly, it is a connection to the world and all of the opportunities it holds. As the South African business IT landscape moves away from outdated 20th-century tech, an increased focus is placed on the internet of things (IoT).

2 days ago

Wait! Only 36% of your beef burger may be the real stuff
Wait! Only 36% of your beef burger may be the real stuff

They are the country's biggest-selling frozen beef patties but a close look at the packaging reveals that they are not very beefy at all - just 36% beef.

25 Apr 2017

Leonardo Paez and Max Knox, sponsored by Kansai Plascon, finished fourth in the Cape Epic.
Repainting the local sponsorship picture with Kansai Plascon

Kansai Plascon, better known as Plascon to most, sponsored a duo for the Absa Cape Epic. Their corporate and digital communication specialist Zurita Moore explains why and how this ties into the brand's new positioning: ‘designed for life'.

By Leigh Andrews 25 Apr 2017

WGSN press event in Cape Town
Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion and creative industries, held a recent press event in Cape Town to unveil the four key trends that will be at the forefront of African design in 2017 and 2018.

25 Apr 2017

Refurbishment project at the Wedge shopping centre
Wedge gets new look for Christmas

The Wedge shopping centre in Morningside, Sandton, owned and developed by the Public Investment Corporation (Government Employees Pension Fund), is undergoing a refurbishment, which will be completed by December 2017.

25 Apr 2017

Pick n Pay's Super Animals
Pick n Pay Super Animals return with South African slant

Today, 24 April 2017, Pick n Pay launches a new Super Animals collection - this time focused on South African animals, which will be given out as a pack of four collectible cards every time consumers spend R150 at any Pick n Pay. The campaign will run until 4 June or until the animal cards run out, whichever is first.

25 Apr 2017

Screengrab from the Clicks health hub.
Value offerings enable increased profit

Clicks has maintained its operating margins despite a heavy promotional market and depressed economy.

25 Apr 2017

Inaugural Property Buyer Show's success leads to Gauteng show
Inaugural Property Buyer Show's success leads to Gauteng show

The inaugural Property Buyer Show, held earlier this month at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, was a success, with over 3,000 property enthusiasts attend, with both the first-time Property Buyers' and first-time Property Investors' theatres full for each session held over the two days.

25 Apr 2017

Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area ©
Kenilworth backs new business village to win

The owners of Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town, home of the Met and the Queen's Plate, want to build up to 500 homes, a hotel and a restaurant on about 8ha of the property.

24 Apr 2017

nenetus ©
Five reasons why a professional business sign makes bottom-line sense

What's in a business sign? Well, if you're trying to stand out in a competitive marketplace and onboard profitable new customers, it's far more than just a label or a tag.

By Chans Weber 24 Apr 2017

South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference identifies new retail trends
South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference identifies new retail trends

The South African Council of Shopping Centres will host its Annual Research Conference on 17 May 2017, at the Maslow Hotel, Sandton. The main aim of the conference is to keep delegates up to date with new consumer behaviour and shopping patterns, which are constantly evolving, driven by economic instability and the strain on consumers' pockets.

24 Apr 2017

Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021
Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021

LAGOS, Nigeria - Home-grown African brand, Dangote, is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time. This prediction was made by Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

24 Apr 2017