Retail Trends 2018

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SAB's Cape Town brewery to bottle spring water as Day Zero looms

After 200 years of making beer, Newlands Brewery in Cape Town is going into the water business...

By Dave Chambers 13 hours ago

Coca-Cola Company pledges to cut plastic packaging waste

The Coca-Cola Company has announced a commitment to become more environmentally friendly by reshaping its approach to packaging...

15 hours ago

Lion Safety Match goes to new lengths

The Lion Match Company, whose iconic golden lion is synonymous with safety matches in South Africa, has launched a new match...

Issued by The Lion Match Company 13 hours ago

Let's aim for sustainable, GDP-boosting luxury in 2018

In a world where disposable, mass-produced goods of dubious quality are wreaking havoc on the environment, there is a growing place for luxury goods...

By Grace Mumo 13 hours ago

Amazon to open first cashierless shop to public on Monday

Online giant Amazon on Monday plans to open a convenience store in Seattle where hungry customers will be able to grab sandwiches and go...

6 hours ago

Fashion superstar Slimane to take over at Celine

Hedi Slimane, the designer who pioneered the skinny look at Dior and Saint Laurent, is to take over at Celine, the brand's owners said on Sunday...

8 hours ago

Top five trends for convenience retail in 2018

According to Joe Boyle, director at FreshStop, these are the trends that will continue to strategically shape the future of convenience retailing...

3 days ago

Dark days for e-commerce

Dan Matthews, technical architect at Episerver and one of the speakers at the upcoming Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) Conference, shares his insights on e-commerce and inbound marketing...

Issued by IMC Conference 3 days ago

Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one...

By Megan Bowman 3 days ago

Microwave ovens are cooking the environment: study

Small electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, kettles and hair dryers harm the environment in a dozen different ways...

3 days ago

Body positive movement a significant trend for ladieswear in 2018

We recently saw a global clothing retailer unwittingly become the target of consumer fury locally, as a result of their sizing...

18 Jan 2018

Attack on chicken import limits revived

South African poultry producers will be getting another opportunity to mount a legal challenge against the chicken import restriction that was introduced in Namibia as an infant industry protection measure...

By Werner Menges 18 Jan 2018

Sustainable supply chains: Chains, levers or webs?

Customers have tremendous power in the business-to-business (B2B) sustainability world. Just by asking questions of their suppliers, customers send powerful signals about what matters...

By Scott Nadler and Jeremy Soboil 18 Jan 2018

Mr Price up on sales surge

Mr Price outperformed other retailers in the three months to December, recording 8.3% growth in sales...

By Michelle Gumede 3 days ago

Tough times slow Massmart growth

Massmart recorded muted growth for the year to December as it battled a weaker economy and stronger rand...

3 days ago

Digital skills, smart technology could transform SA manufacturing

The manufacturing industry's role in the South African economy has seen a long and sustained decline...

By Daniel Schwartzkopff 3 days ago

Nigeria's Skarabrand hits 1,000 items sold in 11 cities

Nigerian online furniture retailer Skarabrand has sold more than 1,000 items and delivered to 11 cities since its launch in 2015...

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Consumer confidence holds steady in West Africa

The release of Nielsen's latest Consumer Confidence Index figures for Quarter 3, 2017 has been marked by small increases and a relatively stable performance in both Ghana and Nigeria...

Issued by Nielsen 3 days ago

Smaller table grape crop forecasted

Due to the persistent drought in the Western Cape, the South African Table Grape Industry has released a lower estimate in the third Crop Estimate for the 2017/18 table grape season...

3 days ago

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Pernod Ricard halts use of plastic straws and stirrers

Alcoholic drinks giant, Pernod Ricard, has joined the war on plastic by declaring that it will no longer use non-biodegradable plastic straws and stirrers in any part of its business. The Group has asked all its affiliates globally to ensure plastic is not used at any Pernod Ricard events in the future.

11 hours ago

Joint venture set to bring superior blueberries to market

Combining their skills and strengths, Migiva Group and OZblu - currently one of the largest producers of blueberries in South Africa and Australia - have signed a joint venture agreement to form OZblu America. Through the production and delivery of exclusively patented varieties offering sweeter, juicier and crunchier blueberries, the joint venture will bring a superior blueberry consumer experience to market.

17 Jan 2018

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