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#BestofBiz 2018: Retail
#BestofBiz 2018: Retail

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

23 hours ago

Uptick in consumer spending ahead of festive season
Uptick in consumer spending ahead of festive season

Consumers are ringing in the holiday season with a solid start to retail sales, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which looks at overall retail spending trends across all payment types...

21 hours ago

Charl Bassil, marketing director at Pernod Ricard SA will be joining Absolut as vice president, global marketing.
EXCLUSIVE: Charl Bassil on his new role as VP global marketing at Absolut Vodka

Pernod Ricard recently announced that Charl Bassil is leaving Pernod Ricard SA to go and head up Absolut Vodka globally...

28 minutes ago

#NewCampaign: #EatingIsBelieving (what the customer's say)
#NewCampaign: #EatingIsBelieving (what the customer's say)

With the launch of its combos, RocoMamas took real-life testimonial tweets about the new offering and applied them to billboard sites across the country, including the Twitter handles of their customers...

By Jessica Tennant 1 hour ago

Global mutton market dominated by China
Global mutton market dominated by China

China is the world's largest producer, consumer and importer of sheep meat, according to the ABSA Agribusiness 2018 spring outlook...

By Karabo Takadi, Wessel Lemmer and Pieter de Jager 19 hours ago

Editor Kate Wilson with the December 2018 issue of Woolworths Taste.
The Taste of custom publishing success with Kate Wilson

Woolworths' Taste magazine keeps scooping up international awards, and they've baked their role in the customer journey to a delicious crisp. Editor Kate Wilson takes us on a delicious journey of customer experience and how they've perfected the tricky terrain of custom publishing...

By Leigh Andrews 21 hours ago

Meat Meet crowned Windhoek SA's Best Shisanyama for 2018
Meat Meet crowned Windhoek SA's Best Shisanyama for 2018

Homi's Butchery, also known as Meat Meet, from Soweto's Diepkloof Zone 3 has been voted by the public as Windhoek SA's Best Shisanyama for 2018...

22 hours ago

Pizza Hut opens in Nigeria
Pizza Hut opens in Nigeria

Pizza Hut has continued its expansion across the African continent by opening its first restaurant in Nigeria, with two more expected by the end of the year...

22 hours ago

Zimbabweans stock up in SA to beat inflation at home
Zimbabweans stock up in SA to beat inflation at home

As Christmas approaches, Zimbabweans in South Africa are preparing to send groceries to families battling inflation at home...

By Bernard Chiguvare 23 hours ago

Pfluegl explaining Tony Robbins' view on how human needs have changed.
#FairnessFirst: How to roll out effective digital transformation

"If you want something done right, do it yourself," seems to be the business mantra of companies that succeed on their journey of digital transformation, focusing on using tech to meet otherwise ignored human needs. Here's how your brand can improve on customer experience by following suit...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Farfetch snaps up streetwear marketplace Stadium Goods
Farfetch snaps up streetwear marketplace Stadium Goods

Online luxury fashion marketplace Farfetch is acquiring Stadium Goods, a premier sneaker and streetwear marketplace, for $250 million...

14 Dec 2018

Why is this line so long?
Why is this line so long?

Warning: After reading this article, you will never again stand in a line without thinking about how to make your wait time shorter...

By Joost Vles 14 Dec 2018

#FreshOnTheShelf: New Bos tea, Oh My Goodness, Flora Vegan and Pocket Scotch
#FreshOnTheShelf: New Bos tea, Oh My Goodness, Flora Vegan and Pocket Scotch

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up some of our favourite food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Dec 2018

#NewCampaign: #FightPlastic w/ SodaStream
#NewCampaign: #FightPlastic w/ SodaStream

SodaStream has released a video campaign to highlight the damage caused by single-use plastic bottles and as a call to shift away from these to reusable packaging...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Dec 2018

J'Something on launching his own craft gin - Jin Gin
J'Something on launching his own craft gin - Jin Gin

Celebrated muso and foodie J'Something shares the inspiration behind his new gin brand Jin Gin...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Dec 2018

RunwaySale's runaway success
RunwaySale's runaway success

RunwaySale was born from a love of affordable designer brands. The two dynamos behind this business combined their international experience to give South Africans access to premium brands...

By Eugene Yiga 13 Dec 2018

Will festive retail sales echo disappointment of Black Friday?
Will festive retail sales echo disappointment of Black Friday?

While more South Africans participated in the Black Friday shopping event in 2018 compared to the preceding year, the average spend dropped...

By Lullu Krugel, Christie Viljoen, Maura Feddersen an 13 Dec 2018

October retail trade sales up 2,2% y/y
October retail trade sales up 2,2% y/y

Retail trade sales increased by 2,2% year-on-year in October 2018, after a contraction of 0.7% in September, according to Statistics South Africa...

13 Dec 2018

Mary Quant with Vidal Sassoon, 1964. Photograph by Ronald Dumont, Image courtesy of V&A Museum
Mary Quant: Fashion's inspirational icon for the #metoo era

Tickets have just gone on sale for the V&A London's Mary Quant exhibition, which opens its doors on 6 April 2019. The timing, whether through luck or curatorial savvy, feels perfect...

By Jenny Gilbert 12 Dec 2018

Will the 2018 festive season deliver for SA retail?
Will the 2018 festive season deliver for SA retail?

Retailers, brands and shopping centres across South Africa are gearing up to make the most of 2018's festive season...

12 Dec 2018

6 tips to prevent online fraud from sinking your business
6 tips to prevent online fraud from sinking your business

The success of the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend is testament to the opportunity offered by digital commerce. But local entrepreneurs should not underestimate the threat of online fraud...

By Brendon Williamson 12 Dec 2018

#IATF2018: Paving the way to increased intra-African trade
#IATF2018: Paving the way to increased intra-African trade

According to Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, the African continent is an "extremely important" market for South African business, especially those that trade in value-added products...

12 Dec 2018

Stellenbosch University student develops first gut probiotic for broiler chickens
Stellenbosch University student develops first gut probiotic for broiler chickens

A PhD student in microbiology at Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Science has successfully developed and patented a probiotic for broiler chickens. This based on microbiota from the guts of free-range chickens.

12 Dec 2018

#NewCampaign: You have got to be Mal
#NewCampaign: You have got to be Mal

Mike Schalit, co-founder of Net#work BBDO, has introduced a new 'Wear it Forward' range of t-shirts and caps with Marlboro Originals through the agency's non-profit Mal Foundation...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Dec 2018

Armitage Outfitters: KZN's new one-stop-shop for men's grooming and apparel
Armitage Outfitters: KZN's new one-stop-shop for men's grooming and apparel

After working in the retail trade for 23 years, Neville Armitage has realised his dream of opening his own store...

11 Dec 2018

Better connected staff could improve in-store customer experience
Better connected staff could improve in-store customer experience

Two-thirds (66%) of retail store associates surveyed by Zebra Technologies Corporation believe that if they are equipped with tablets, they could provide better customer service and improve the shopping experience...

11 Dec 2018

Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sector
Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sector

Economists, trade unions and civic organisations including Fair Play and Proudly SA have added their support to a new application by the SA Poultry Association for a steep increase in import tariffs...

11 Dec 2018

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How to relaunch a 90-year old South African clothing brand

Edgars, the 90-year old South African clothing brand is back on the fashion radar...

11 Dec 2018

Shoprite Group honours its top suppliers
Shoprite Group honours its top suppliers

The Shoprite Group's annual Supplier of the Year Awards recognises the company's top suppliers and the valuable contribution they make to the success of the Shoprite Group...

10 Dec 2018

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