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2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce

Digital sales grew around 58% during the five days leading up to Christmas, despite earlier shipping cutoffs...

13 Jan 2021

Manufacturing production down 3.5% in November

Manufacturing production decreased by 3.5% in November 2020 compared with November 2019, according to data from Statistics South Africa...

13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021

Despite the dissemination of vaccines in the months ahead, a larger portion of consumer spending will be impacted by recessionary conditions...

By Ailsa Wingfield 11 Jan 2021

RLC November retail report reveals subdued clothing retail sales

A severely subdued Black Friday, with sales down 38.0% on last year. November sales down 10.7%...

4 Jan 2021

South African retail changes course this feastive season

Covid-19 has certainly rocked the boat of retail with an immense force this year. But as we have seen with the recent Black Friday period, there is no reason to jump ship when you have a solid, seamless online sales strategy in place...

21 Dec 2020

Lockdown has expanded the data universe for South African marketers

Even with the good news about successful vaccine trials around the world, we're most likely still months away from the end of the Covid-19 pandemic. Consumer behaviour is far from returning to normal...

By Grant Lapping 18 Dec 2020

Social media, the overall preferred medium for the younger generation

People aged 18-34 are 37% more likely to engage with social media, a study of 2,000 adults found; whilst 34% are far more swayed by online video ads than traditional advertising...

18 Dec 2020

The pandemic that stole Christmas

Ovatoyou ran two surveys during lockdown to gain a clear read on how we've fared during the pandemic and where to from here. Founding director Amanda Reekie unpacks the key findings...

Issued by imagineNATION Alliance 14 Dec 2020

SA consumers plan to spend much less this festive season - SAS

Retailers will need to adapt to changing customer expectations to secure much-needed profits...

14 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Retail

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year...

14 Dec 2020

Cigarette market normalised, but not the same as before ban - study

Cigarette prices have decreased sharply from their highly inflated levels during the sales ban, but are substantially higher than their pre-lockdown levels...

11 Dec 2020

SA retail sales down 1,8% in October

Stats SA reports that South Africa's retail trade sales decreased by 1,8% year-on-year in October 2020...

10 Dec 2020

The 'new normal' behaviour driving SA's retail environment

The past few months have brought unprecedented uncertainty, complexity and change to the FMCG and retail industry across the globe...

By Giuliana Dias 9 Dec 2020

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