Retail Trends 2020

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Google Search will now show you shoppable results for clothes in one place

Google on Wednesday revealed a new feature on Search that gives users a simpler way to shop for fashion items on mobile...

By Shereesa Moodley 2 days ago

#BizTrends2020: Using e-commerce tools to build disruptive consumer brands
#BizTrends2020: Using e-commerce tools to build disruptive consumer brands

Consumer supply chains traditionally divided into "brands", the FMCG and similar companies that created products, and "retailers", which stocked those brands and reached end consumers...

By Paul Cook 2 days ago

IQOS retail footprint expands to Durban
IQOS retail footprint expands to Durban

Philip Morris South Africa has launched its first IQOS stores in KwaZulu-Natal, with an opening in Durban's Gateway Mall and another in the city's Liberty Midlands Mall...

2 days ago

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Two SA companies among Stevie Awards finalists for Sales and Customer Service

The Stevie Awards has announced its finalists for Sales and Customer Service and South African companies DHL Express and xneelo (formerly Hetzner) were announced as finalists in several categories...

2 days ago

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Key findings from the SA Annual Online Review Survey 2020

A new report underscores how increasingly important it is for local businesses to engage effectively with the rapidly-growing number of consumers who leave online reviews on multiple social media platforms...

3 days ago

NOSA Group acquires QPRO and SAIGAS
NOSA Group acquires QPRO and SAIGAS

NOSA Group has closed a transaction to acquire QPRO and SAIGAS, the Assurance South African businesses of SAI Global, a provider of integrated risk management solutions and assurance services...

3 days ago

Tunisian philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invests €500,000 in fashion brand LYOUM
Tunisian philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invests €500,000 in fashion brand LYOUM

Tunisian fashion brand LYOUM may forge ahead its path of international expansion with new product ranges after philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invested €500,000 in the company...

3 days ago

Black Friday lifts November 2019 retail sales
Black Friday lifts November 2019 retail sales

According to Statistics South Africa, retail trade sales for November 2019 increased by 2,6% year-on-year, growing the most in seven months and boosted by Black Friday promotions...

3 days ago

Shoprite loses appeal, guilty of reckless credit lending
Shoprite loses appeal, guilty of reckless credit lending

Shoprite Investments Limited has lost its appeal against the National Consumer Tribunal's ruling that it recklessly granted credit. The retail giant's appeal was dismissed with costs by the Pretoria High Court on 18 December 2019.

3 days ago

#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educated
#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educated

If you're wondering if sustainable fashion really does exist in South Africa, the answer is yes, but only on a small scale...

By Emma Longden 3 days ago

L'Oréal's Perso device delivers personalised, on-demand skincare and make-up
L'Oréal's Perso device delivers personalised, on-demand skincare and make-up

L'Oréal has revealed Perso, an AI-powered 3-in-1 device for personalised at-home skincare and cosmetics...

15 Jan 2020

Fair Cape Dairies cuts carbon footprint of EcoPlus long life packaging
Fair Cape Dairies cuts carbon footprint of EcoPlus long life packaging

Fair Cape Dairies is continuing its sustainability journey by introducing reduced carbon footprint packaging for its long-life milk...

15 Jan 2020

#StartupStory: The Yellow Room
#StartupStory: The Yellow Room

Hamiltons in Creative Company recently launched a digital content creation division, The Yellow Room, to include the conceptualisation, scripting, photography, filming and editing of digital content for brands...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Jan 2020

Top 10 global consumer trends for 2020 - Euromonitor
Top 10 global consumer trends for 2020 - Euromonitor

Market research provider Euromonitor International has released its 'Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2020' report. The annual report identifies the most impactful trends driving consumer behavior, values and habits in the year ahead...

14 Jan 2020

Uniformly increasing affordability of uniforms
Uniformly increasing affordability of uniforms

As we gear up for the new year and the return to school for children across the country, we take a look at the intended effects of the Competition Commission's investigation into the pricing of school uniform and the subsequent agreements signed before the Competition Tribunal in 2019...

By Jac Marais, Mia de Jager and Kameel Pancham 14 Jan 2020

Possible DionWired, Masscash closures to affect 1,400 workers
Possible DionWired, Masscash closures to affect 1,400 workers

Massmart is looking to close its 23-store DionWired chain and its 11 Masscash wholesale outlets. The move is expected to affect approximately 1,440 employees...

14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The social franchising opportunity
#BizTrends2020: The social franchising opportunity

In South Africa, many young people are looking for jobs and one wonders what jobs they had in mind...

By Vera Valasis 14 Jan 2020

Winning ads featured in this week's Orchids and Onions column...
#OrchidsandOnions: 1 Stop gets it spot on

Winners: SAB's 'How about none for the road?' ad hits the mark, too. Aussie ad for sperm donation, 'All hands on d*ck', stands out, but would be banned here...

By Brendan Seery 14 Jan 2020

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Businesses will have to fight for survival in 2020 [report]

This year will be an epic fight for survival for many businesses as numerous socio-economic factors come into play that will further their efforts...

14 Jan 2020

Woolworths appoints Roy Bagattini as new group CEO
Woolworths appoints Roy Bagattini as new group CEO

Woolworths Holdings Limited has announced that Roy Bagattini will succeed Ian Moir as group CEO, effective from 17 February 2020...

14 Jan 2020

Linah Maigurira, retail industry manager, Google South Africa.
#BizTrends2020: AI will be more powerful than fire in the future

We need to prepare for a future when everyone uses the internet on their phone, says Linah Maigurira, Google head of retail, sub-Saharan Africa...

13 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 5 spirits trends in South Africa for 2020

Curated, experiential and tailored experiences were at the forefront of South Africa's alcohol consumption trends in 2019...

By Michael Lebona 13 Jan 2020

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Africa gains prominence in Global Retail Development Index 2019

A.T. Kearney's bi-annual Global Retail Development Index highlights the rise of African countries in the global retail context, with Ghana and Senegal securing spots in the top 10 on the index...

13 Jan 2020

P&G to acquire women-focused grooming startup Billie
P&G to acquire women-focused grooming startup Billie

Consumer goods giant P&G - the owner of brands including Gillette, Olay, Oral-B and Pampers - has shared its plans acquire Billie Inc., a growing female body care company...

13 Jan 2020

South Africans go plant-based for Veganuary
South Africans go plant-based for Veganuary

More than 14,000 South Africans have officially signed up to partake in this year's Veganuary campaign, joining 350,000 other people across more than 150 countries...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Bright future for luxury brands in Africa
#BizTrends2020: Bright future for luxury brands in Africa

With strong economic growth, increased affluence and a growing population that is forecast to double by 2050, the continent holds strong potential for luxury brands...

By Alain Dos Santos 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 15 growing cocktail trends for 2020
#BizTrends2020: 15 growing cocktail trends for 2020

The top five trends recognised for 2019 were: simplification and experimentation, gin, rum, low- to no- ABV (alcohol by volume) drinks and the start of a 'green' movement...

10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Sustainability to drive coffee growth in 2020
#BizTrends2020: Sustainability to drive coffee growth in 2020

Coffee has fuelled people's mornings for hundreds of years, and like other fuels, it comes with its own unique environmental issues...

By Jonathan Robinson 9 Jan 2020

How Planet54 is easing entrepreneurs' entrance into e-commerce
How Planet54 is easing entrepreneurs' entrance into e-commerce

Online store Planet54 recently launched the E-Retailer Entrepreneurship Programme - designed to ease entrepreneurs' entrance into the e-commerce market...

9 Jan 2020

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