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SA's lower food price inflation story could soon be over

South Africa's food price inflation numbers continue to surprise us. The figures recently released by Statistics South Africa show that food price inflation remained unchanged in March 2019 at 2.3% for the third consecutive month...

By Wandile Sihlobo 2 days ago

Meeting the green education challenge

What a difference a decade makes! Ten years ago, the retail environments industry was almost desperate for help in understanding "all that green stuff"...

By Leo Van De Polder 9 Apr 2019

Shifting the cloud on consumer behaviour

With the festive season excitement now over, the start of 2019 has so far been bleak for the majority of retailers in South Africa...

By Isana Cordier 9 Apr 2019

The need for speed in modern retail

In an age where leisure time is an increasingly precious commodity, customers are placing an even greater premium on convenience...

By Refilwe Maluleke 8 Apr 2019

Student Village releases student spend report

Youth agency Student Village has released the results of its 2019 Student Spend report, which paints an entirely different picture to previous years, as a new generation, Gen Z, enters the fray...

5 Apr 2019

PwC releases consumer insights survey for 2019

Anton Hugo, retail & consumer leader for PwC Africa and associate directors Rashaad Fortune and Andries Geertsema presented PwC's 2019 Global Consumer Insights Survey at the Peech Hotel in Johannesburg on 3 April...

3 Apr 2019

New report: Innovation key to survival in retail property sector

Broll Property Intel has released it latest report unpacking how the retail property sector is evolving, and highlights some of the changing retail, consumer and technology trends...

3 Apr 2019

Sign of the future? The creativity of April Fool's Day pranking in the retail industry

April Fool's Day has come and gone, but we should nurture the creativity involved in putting together some of the more elaborate ideas. Here's a round-up of some of the best retail industry April Fool's Day pranks we've seen this time around, and why we shouldn't rule out seeing similar innovation for real in the future...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Apr 2019

#PowerofMom2019: Women transition from 'selfish' to 'conscious' spenders

Nielsen Bases director Esti Prinsloo, who spoke at the Power of Mom Conference, explained that women hold the power when it comes to purchase decisions and their choices change as they go through different life stages...

1 Apr 2019

Business priorities make 2019 the year of Africa's consumers

The latest Nielsen Africa Prospects Indicator (APi) Report reveals interesting shifts in African manufacturer and retailer business priorities...

Issued by Nielsen 29 Mar 2019

Consumer demand at the forefront of African business priorities

There are interesting shifts in African manufacturer and retailer business priorities and a growing appreciation for the fact that no one-size-fits-all approach is enough to ensure ongoing success in sub-Saharan Africa...

28 Mar 2019

Mind(set)

A glimpse into Mind(set) and meeting the South African shopper in the moment...

By Lara-Anne Derbyshire 27 Mar 2019

Study shows women drive between 70% and 80% of all consumer purchasing

Marketing is finally moving beyond the "make it pink for the female market" strategy and acknowledging that, as well as shopping for themselves, women tend to control family finances, and also make purchasing decisions on behalf of those in their care, including children and elderly family members...

27 Mar 2019

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