Retail Trends 2017


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#DesignMonth: How to revive retail interior using Pantone's Colour of the Year

As we all know by now, Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2017 is Greenery, "a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew.”

By Brandon Williams 16 hours ago

Massmart shareholders get good returns, as sales reach R91.3bn

Massmart, majority owned by WalMart, announced its full-year results for the 52 weeks to December 2016, indicating good margin management and astute expense control...

15 hours ago

BAT sells more cigarettes in 2017 driven by Rothmans' brand appeal

Despite government efforts to curb smoking, British American Tobacco (BAT) increased the number of cigarettes it sold in 2016 slightly to 665-billion...

By Robert Laing 18 hours ago

Woolworths exceeds R100m fundraising target for education

Woolworths has announced it has raised R104.9 million for its MySchool ‘Raise R100 million for Education' campaign, exceeding the original target...

18 hours ago

Cash Crusaders opens 200th store in southern Africa

With a proven franchise model that spans over 20 years, Cash Crusaders has welcomed its 200th franchise store, which opened at the popular Protea Glen Mall in Soweto...

Issued by Cash Crusaders 16 hours ago

Bidcorp open to acquisitive and organic growth opportunities

Food services group Bid Corporation (Bidcorp), which was unbundled from industrial conglomerate Bidvest Group, grew its interim revenue 5% to R67.8bn...

By Pericles Anetos 13 hours ago

Lower sales hit Transpaco results

Shares in plastics and packaging group Transpaco fell 3.33% in Wednesday trading on the back of the company's decline in half-year earnings...

17 hours ago

#DesignMonth: Love local, love sustainable, Love Milo

As we slowly wise up to the negative effects our growing consumerism has on the environment, it could be argued that the most progressive design is that which is sustainable...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Is sustainability baked into your strategy?

Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, one of the world's largest investors, said, “The pursuit of profit maximisation at any cost has come at a great cost to the planet and our humanity. Today's culture of quarterly earnings hysteria is totally contrary to the long-term approach we need.”

By Sue Morris 1 day ago

Challenging times for SA wine industry with excise hikes

While the South African wine industry understands the government's economic challenges, the above-inflation hikes in wine and brandy excise will be challenging for producers and cellars to absorb...

1 day ago

#DesignIndaba2017: Emerging Creative Kgotso Letwaba

Kgotso Letwaba, founder of fashion label The After Skool Life and one of Design Indaba's Emerging Creatives, creates activewear informed by his love of sport and street art. We chat to him about design and authentic storytelling for #DesignMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

Dawie Roodt comments on Trump, Africa, retail growth

Economist Dawie Roodt shared his insights on the local and global economic landscape for retailers at the first quarterly networking breakfast...

1 day ago

Budget speech announces further consultations on sugar tax, welcomed by industry

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's announced in his Budget speech on 22 February 2017 that there would be further consultations on the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages...

1 day ago

Burger King's parent buys Popeyes chicken

Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of Burger King and Canada's Tim Hortons doughnut shops, said on Tuesday it has reached a deal to buy American fried chicken chain...

1 day ago

The wages of sin rise ever higher - and the net is thrown wider

If you enjoy a cigarette with your rum and coke, your wallet will face a triple threat this year...

By Bianca Capazorio 1 day ago

Autumn/winter catwalks gear for 'oversized' theme

Catwalks will see a return to oversized fashion items this autumn/winter. This is according to Jackie May, editor at Marie Claire South Africa...

1 day ago

Global GreenTag certifies Green Worx Cleaning Solutions

Local manufacturer Green Worx Cleaning Solutions recently announced that its products have been certified by ecolabel Global GreenTag...

1 day ago

Maerua Mall facelift adds new tenants

This year, Maerua Mall in Windhoek will undergo a complete facelift, bringing both its look and its offerings up to date, with added tenants...

2 days ago

New accord to boost trade between Kenya and Egypt

Kenya and Egypt have agreed to remove double taxation on imports in a bid to improve trade between the two countries...

By Aggrey Mutambo 2 days ago

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