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#LockdownLessons: Offer customers value for money, says The Crazy Store's Kevin Lennett

The Crazy Store MD shares how the in-store environment has had to change to prioritise health and hygiene, and why offering customers value for their money is more important than ever...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Level 3: Green light for takeaways and booze, but tobacco ban remains

The ban on cigarettes and related tobacco products will remain in place, but alcohol will be permitted for sale on certain days of the week...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2020

FNB cardholders spent over R4bn in 3 days preceding lockdown

FNB reports a slight boost in card spend since the start of Level 4 lockdown. Despite the increase in consumer spending, activity is still averaging significantly lower compared to pre-lockdown levels...

28 May 2020

DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link Commerce

DHL Express has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce firm that helped the logistics company develop its DHL Africa eShop platform...

28 May 2020

Digital strategies key for retail to survive a shifting consumer landscape

The world is in unchartered territory and as many businesses face the harsh reality of lockdown, we are beginning to accept that jobs will be lost, orders will be cancelled...

By Jan Bouwer 28 May 2020

Online wine sales - get your paperwork in order

Danie Cronjé, director of Danie Cronje Attorneys Incorporated, provides some clear guidelines with regard to online wine sales...

27 May 2020

Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers

The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to a new kind of African consumer who is already displaying fundamental shifts in consumption and purchase behaviour...

27 May 2020

Alcohol industry welcomes opening of trade for home consumption

South Africa's alcohol industry has welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday evening that the move to Level 3 would include the sale of alcohol for home consumption...

26 May 2020

Covid-19 a shot in the arm for e-commerce

Online retail may account for under 2% of total retail sales in South Africa, but the Covid-19 pandemic is encouraging consumers to switch to digital shopping and payment alternatives...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Keeping spirits lifted while working from home

Young Living Essential Oils opened its South African office just 7 months ago, and now, like many of us, the local team is having to adapt to do business under lockdown...

22 May 2020

3 factors impacting online shopping in SA, and how to address them during lockdown

SA might never be able to 'go back to normal', especially in terms of retail which currently contributes 15% of South Africa's GDP...

By Semona Pillay 22 May 2020

Quench introduces restaurant delivery service

Two months after expanding into grocery deliveries, SA startup Quench has announced that it's now doing restaurant deliveries and charging a lower commission than many of its competitors...

21 May 2020

SA's retail sales up 2% in February

South Africa's retail trade sales increased by 2% year-on-year in February 2020, according to Statistics South Africa...

21 May 2020

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