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Mall of Africa's opening adds to SA's oversupply of shopping centre space

When Attacq snips the ribbon on its Mall of Africa in Johannesburg on Thursday, it will add to an oversupply of retail space that threatens to topple the best returns among SA's real estate investment trusts...

By Colin Mcclelland 2 days ago

Pick n Pay to step cautiously into Nigerian market

Retailer Pick n Pay will be making a foray into the Nigerian market through a joint venture with AG Levintis...

By Colleen Goko 2 days ago

#CommerceMonth: Putting agency management on the map

Take an 'agency management agency' that started in a spare room in 2008. Fast-forward to 2016 and Magnetic has just been appointed as management platform of choice for two Dentsu Aegis Network brands...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

#CommerceMonth: [Behind the Selfie] with... Richard Wood

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophile Richard Wood, national retail solutions manager at Graffiti Retail Solutions...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Woolworths treading lightly on the Earth at the Mall of Africa

It's being hailed as the largest shopping mall in the country, but anchor tenant Woolworths aims to do its part to ensure that the new R5bn Mall of Africa in Midrand, Gauteng, treads lightly on the Earth...

1 day ago

How healthy is your glass of orange juice?

Drinking that glass of orange juice is the healthy thing to do, right? Not always. Not all South African orange juices are equally healthy...

1 day ago

Prices rise amid food inflation warnings

The cost of producing goods continued to rise in March - but at a slower pace - compared with a year ago, offering a respite economists warn is temporary...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 1 day ago

Market intelligence crucial for success says SACSC president

"When the stakes are high, competition is fierce and change is rapid; market intelligence becomes crucial for success," said Nomzamo Radebe, president of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) and CEO of JHI, speaking at the sixth annual SACSC research conference in Sandton recently...

1 day ago

E-commerce site stagnating? You might be making these common mistakes

Most online merchants focus on listing as many products on their website rather than focusing on their website's ranking on search engines...

By Lalit Sharma 1 day ago

SA franchise sector continues to grow

The various international retail chain store brands entering the South African market is a positive indicator for the country and highlights the opportunity that South Africa offers to international investors, despite the flurry of negative perceptions around the current local economy, according to Jeremy Lang, regional GM of Business Partners...

2 days ago

#CommerceMonth: The rise of the 24-hour digital showroom

From a 24-page magazine in 1992 to a trusted digital showroom with a loyal online community, AutoTrader has come a long way in 23 years. We interviewed George Mienie, AutoTrader's CEO...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

McDonald's under pressure to commit to cruelty-free eggs

A petition against the eggs used in McDonalds meals in SA has been signed by 16‚756 supporters so far...

2 days ago

Mall of Africa future-ready with Wi-Fi network

Open-access Wi-Fi Network, VAST Networks together with Ruckus Wireless successfully deployed the continent's largest mall Wi-Fi installation, providing consumers and retailers with...

2 days ago

Fighting for the freedom of chickens

On Freedom Day, celebrities like Masterchef winner Kamini Pather and actor Benedikt Sebastian put their weight behind the campaign to get McDonald's SA to commit to...

2 days ago

#CommerceMonth: The wallets are emptier than the stomachs

We spoke to Kevin Lovell, CEO of the South African Poultry Association about the state of commerce in the poultry industry...

By Cari Van Wyk 2 days ago launches Freedom Day campaign has launched a campaign for Freedom Day this year. The #FeelFreeSA campaign features influential South Africans sharing what makes them feel free through a series of beautiful images and captions...

2 days ago

#CommerceMonth: online bookings scaled to grow

We spoke to Tom Williams, COO of online booking site SafariNow, to find out how e-commerce has changed the way business works...

By Cari Van Wyk 2 days ago

Craft gins gain favour among South African middle class

A growing taste for premium spirits among an emerging South African middle class has spurred an explosion in boutique gin producers who are using unique local ingredients to flavour their drinks...

By Michelle Gumede 2 days ago

Rottcher adds variety to wine range

Frank Theron, owner of Rottcher Wineries, will be taking the business to new heights with a revamped distillery and by launching a variety of new drinks like Limoncello Slush Puppy...

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