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Online retail in SA soars to R30bn, comprising 2.8% of total retail

Total growth for online retail in SA rose to 66% in 2020, exceeding the 25% growth predicted three years ago, and bringing the total of online retail in SA to R30,2bn...

12 May 2021

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SA's manufacturing output up 4,6% in March

South Africa's manufacturing production increased by 4,6% in March 2021 compared with March 2020, according to data from Stats SA...

11 May 2021

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Research reveals how South Africans are embracing digital payments

95% of consumers in South Africa are considering emerging payments such as biometrics, digital currencies and QR codes, in addition to contactless...

6 May 2021

Will innovation bring the fizz back to SA's carbonated soft drinks industry?
Will innovation bring the fizz back to SA's carbonated soft drinks industry?

Insight Survey's latest South African Carbonated Soft Drinks Industry Landscape Report 2021 carefully uncovers the global and local carbonated soft drinks market (including the impact of Covid-19)...

Issued by Insight Survey 3 May 2021

SA debt burden catalyses consumer demand for alternative payment solutions
SA debt burden catalyses consumer demand for alternative payment solutions

South African consumers are under immense pressure amid record unemployment rates and rising cost of living as the cost of coronavirus pandemic to the economy becomes clearer...

Issued by Payflex 29 Apr 2021

Kantar launches South Africa's biggest ever consumer panel
Kantar launches South Africa's biggest ever consumer panel

Kantar's Worldpanel division has launched a new consumer panel in South Africa. The new panel tracks 6,500+ households to bring fast, accurate and granular insights for a complete view of SA consumers...

Issued by Kantar 28 Apr 2021

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OneDayOnly index unpacks changes in online shopper behaviour

OneDayOnly has released the results of its second ODOmeter, an index the company launched last year to better understand SA's online consumer behaviour...

23 Apr 2021

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SA consumers express willingness to help combat sustainability issues

As Earth Day is observed around the world on 22 April, new research on sustainability commissioned by Mastercard reveals a marked increase in consumer passion for the environment...

22 Apr 2021

SA consumers on the hunt for bargains
SA consumers on the hunt for bargains

Mass retailer Game reveals the results of its first price perception consumer survey...

21 Apr 2021

Euromonitor identifies 6 cannabis consumer archetypes
Euromonitor identifies 6 cannabis consumer archetypes

Legal cannabis is set to increase from $30bn in 2020 to over $90bn in 2025, as consumers increase their usage in diverse parts of their lives...

21 Apr 2021

Advertising spend research among leading FMCG and retail brands in South Africa
Advertising spend research among leading FMCG and retail brands in South Africa

Brand Intelligence firm, Ornico tracked and analysed FMCG advertising in February 2021 to identify media habits and trends...

Issued by Ornico 19 Apr 2021

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SA consumers increasingly anxious about finance and health

Deloitte's latest State of the Consumer tracker shows South Africans are currently most concerned about finances - even more so than the health impact of Covid-19...

15 Apr 2021

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SA retail sales up 2,3% in February

Stats SA reports that South Africa's retail trade sales increased by 2,3% year-on-year in February 2021...

14 Apr 2021

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Consumers spent $900bn more at online retailers globally in 2020

Covid-19 accelerated e-commerce around the globe and forced retailers to shift to digital...

14 Apr 2021

Upsurge in consumer spend on digital services - FNB data
Upsurge in consumer spend on digital services - FNB data

FNB data reveals an upsurge in customers who are spending on home delivery, video and music streaming apps for convenient access to services...

14 Apr 2021

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New research shows South Africa's levy on sugar-sweetened drinks is having an impact

Three years ago South Africa introduced Africa's first major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages based on grams of sugar. The tax now stands at about 11% of the price per litre...

By Karen Hofman 12 Apr 2021

4 key lessons for future-ready manufacturing
4 key lessons for future-ready manufacturing

The persistent nature of Covid-19's disruption on the manufacturing industry highlights a need, and an opportunity, to rethink business operations to be more adaptable to market dynamics...

By Robin Fisher 9 Apr 2021

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5 categories that could lead retail's recovery in 2021

Merchant Capital's collection data suggests early signs of recovery in several key categories...

8 Apr 2021

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E-commerce to account for half of global retail growth by 2025

By 2025, e-commerce will expand by an additional $1.4tn, and account for half the growth in the global retail sector...

25 Mar 2021

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SA retailers pessimistic about business conditions - survey

South African retailer confidence has declined by 13 points in the first quarter of 2021, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and related trade restrictions...

24 Mar 2021

Online retailers continue to face challenges that undermine the customer experience
Online retailers continue to face challenges that undermine the customer experience

A study evaluating the consumer experience of online shoppers has highlighted the challenges that continue to face online retailers including ensuring sufficient stock, transaction and delivery issues and unclear refund practices...

Issued by BMi Research 23 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Clever click options boost SA's online grocery sector
#EcommerceDay2021: Clever click options boost SA's online grocery sector

Grocery shopping in SA has changed forever as consumers have become comfortable with shopping for day-to-day groceries online, says NielsenIQ's Kelly Arnold...

By Kelly Arnold 12 Mar 2021

Study: The impact of Covid-19 on SA's Bellville businesses
Study: The impact of Covid-19 on SA's Bellville businesses

According to a study conducted by UBU International in Bellville, Cape Town, only 15% of business owners and managers interviewed said the SA government's lockdown regulations did not impact their business negatively...

Issued by UBU International 11 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Appetite of businesses to move online is booming
#EcommerceDay2021: Appetite of businesses to move online is booming

WATCH: Payfast's Jonathan Smit shares insight into the recent growth of the e-commerce landscape and future trends to watch out for...

10 Mar 2021

Pandemic drives 78% of SA consumers to alter purchase behaviour
Pandemic drives 78% of SA consumers to alter purchase behaviour

South African consumers are navigating uncharted territory as they cope with the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent financial fallout that has wreaked havoc on their income...

10 Mar 2021

Loyalty lends a hand to local merchants, new data shows
Loyalty lends a hand to local merchants, new data shows

South African merchants who have survived the chaos wrought by Covid-19 are turning to data insights to help them ensure a more sustainable future...

9 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Are retailers scoring an own goal in online shopping?
#EcommerceDay2021: Are retailers scoring an own goal in online shopping?

According to Amanda Reekie, we need to ask what can be done to make online a bigger part of the retail mix, not least because there are still a number of faux pas that brands are making...

By Amanda Reekie, Issued by imagineNATION Alliance 9 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Redefining retail - A future view of digital commerce in 2030
#EcommerceDay2021: Redefining retail - A future view of digital commerce in 2030

Kantar's Norman Reyneker says that as companies define their future-fit commercial strategies, they must challenge assumptions related to the evolving digital retail landscape...

By Norman Reyneker, Issued by Kantar 8 Mar 2021

More than half of global business leaders don't expect economic recovery until 2022
More than half of global business leaders don't expect economic recovery until 2022

With widespread economic concern and severe constraints, Kantar has identified the three core strategies marketing teams should pursue to support their business's 'rebound and recovery' strategy...

By Barbara Cador, Issued by Kantar 25 Feb 2021

BMi Research to launch online mystery shopping tool
BMi Research to launch online mystery shopping tool

BMi Research will launch an online customer experience solution that measures and provides insights to help companies improve their customers' online shopping experience...

Issued by BMi Research 23 Feb 2021






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