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#EntrepreneurMonth: Teacher turned events extraordinaire, Amanda Rabinowitz
#EntrepreneurMonth: Teacher turned events extraordinaire, Amanda Rabinowitz

Durban-born Amanda Rabinowitz started her career as a school teacher, but the "entrepreneurial bug" soon bit and she's now the proud owner of a growing experiential events business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Nov 2019

The impact of Black Friday on December 2019 retail sales
The impact of Black Friday on December 2019 retail sales

During the last four years there were a lot of speculations regarding the real impact of Black Friday shopping on especially December trade.

By Dirk Prinsloo 28 Nov 2019

Black Friday is where margins go to die
Black Friday is where margins go to die

Black Friday deals are a threat to the already squeezed margins experienced in South African retail at present, says Nashil Chotoki from Redefine Properties...

27 Nov 2019

Unpacking the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry report
Unpacking the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry report

On Monday, 25 November 2019, the Competition Commission published the final report in relation to its Grocery Retail Market Inquiry. The inquiry sought to elucidate features of the grocery retail market that have resulted in reduced competition...

By Angelo Tzarevski, Ryan McKerrow and Kirsty Gibson 27 Nov 2019

Call for SA's major supermarkets to drop exclusive leases with malls
Call for SA's major supermarkets to drop exclusive leases with malls

The Competition Commission has found that there's no compelling justification for major supermarkets to have exclusive lease agreements with shopping malls...

27 Nov 2019

Slow restaurant, take-away and catering sales signals tough retail property times
Slow restaurant, take-away and catering sales signals tough retail property times

In recent months, StatsSA's restaurant, take-aways and catering retail sales appears to have served as further indication that the retail and retail property sectors are headed into tougher times...

By John Loos 21 Nov 2019

Despite e-commerce boom, retail property remains attractive investment - JLL
Despite e-commerce boom, retail property remains attractive investment - JLL

Vacancy rates in the South African retail property market have increased above historic levels due to the growth of e-commerce in the country...

5 Nov 2019

Elevating SA design through property development
Elevating SA design through property development

Nando's South Africa's Michael Spinks shares seven lessons from a chicken brand elevating South African design through property development...

By Michael Spinks 29 Oct 2019

6 trends shaping the shopping mall experience
6 trends shaping the shopping mall experience

A decade ago, building a profitable mall was simple. If you got the location, size, layout, parking and access routes right, you had retailers and shoppers in the bag...

By Theresa Terblanche 23 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: How physical retail is reinventing itself
#SACSCCongress: How physical retail is reinventing itself

John Ryan, a London-based journalist and analyst focused on retail design and strategy, shares a glimpse into what's new and what matters in the global retail environment...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Oct 2019

Construction on R216m Ekhaya Mall kicks off
Construction on R216m Ekhaya Mall kicks off

Construction of phase one of the Ekhaya Mall in Embalenhle, Secunda in Mpumalanga has commenced...

21 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: Footprint Marketing Awards winners for 2019
#SACSCCongress: Footprint Marketing Awards winners for 2019

The SACSC announced the winners of the Footprint Marketing Awards 2019 at its Annual Congress in Cape Town...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Oct 2019

Yes, humans are still evolving. Imagine that.
Yes, humans are still evolving. Imagine that.

Across every division, Broll is embracing change. By actively exploring and visualising the future, we aim to proactively place ourselves at the forefront of transformation within the property sector...

By Malcolm Horne 18 Oct 2019

Inside Sandton City's new Baby Care Lounge
Inside Sandton City's new Baby Care Lounge

Visitors to Sandton City now have access to a baby care lounge, an inviting space exclusively designed to cater to the needs of those with babies and toddlers...

17 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: Carrol Boyes, Marc Wainer and Antoinette Joubert honoured
#SACSCCongress: Carrol Boyes, Marc Wainer and Antoinette Joubert honoured

Trailblazers within South Africa's retail and shopping centre industry were recognised at the 23rd South African Council of Shopping Centres' Annual Congress...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Oct 2019

Nielsen uncovers the true state of the SA consumer mindset
Nielsen uncovers the true state of the SA consumer mindset

The 2019 Nielsen South Africa Shopper Trends Report has found that 'lowest prices' are no longer the key driver of store choice in the country...

16 Oct 2019

Mall of Tembisa to be completed by October 2020
Mall of Tembisa to be completed by October 2020

Designed by MDS Architecture for McCormick Property Development, the two-level 42,889m2 Mall of Tembisa in Gauteng is expected to be completed in October 2020...

16 Oct 2019

Small businesses play a key role in amping up shopping experiences
Small businesses play a key role in amping up shopping experiences

As the retail sector grows tougher, smaller businesses play a vital role in differentiating shopping experiences...

16 Oct 2019

SACSC Congress 2019 to zero in on the evolution of retail
SACSC Congress 2019 to zero in on the evolution of retail

'Evolve' is the theme of the 23rd South African Council of Shopping Centres' Annual Congress, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 16 to 18 October 2019...

10 Oct 2019

Shopping mall activations - why it's important and how to execute one successfully
Shopping mall activations - why it's important and how to execute one successfully

Creative shopping experiences are a prime example of how to increase foot traffic and keep shoppers in the mall...

By Amanda Rabinowitz 10 Oct 2019

Little conceptualises Air, a portable popup park tying retail to 'happenings'
Little conceptualises Air, a portable popup park tying retail to 'happenings'

Every town has a dying commercial power centre or a regional mall with vacancies caused by departing anchor tenants. Every city has abandoned urban properties...

By Bruce A. Barteldt Jr 9 Oct 2019

Green roofs improve the urban environment - so why don't all buildings have them?
Green roofs improve the urban environment - so why don't all buildings have them?

Rooftops covered with grass, vegetable gardens and lush foliage are now a common sight in many cities around the world...

By Michael Hardman and Nick Davies 7 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Hotel Verde Cape Town achieves 'world leadership' in green building
Hotel Verde Cape Town achieves 'world leadership' in green building

Hotel Verde Cape Town has been awarded a six-star Green Star SA Existing Building Performance (EBP) rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa...

2 Oct 2019

Flanagan & Gerard invests R16m to solar-power its malls
Flanagan & Gerard invests R16m to solar-power its malls

Shopping centre developer Flanagan & Gerard Property Development & Investment has invested more than R16m to install solar plants at its malls...

30 Sep 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Exemplar REITail buys Katale Square
Exemplar REITail buys Katale Square

Real estate investment trust, Exemplar REITail, has acquired Katale Square shopping centre...

19 Sep 2019

Victoria Wharf refreshes retail experience with additional ground floor level
Victoria Wharf refreshes retail experience with additional ground floor level

"The development will add a new experience to Victoria Wharf. We are thrilled with the final result as well as the new retail and food and beverage mix, and we are certain visitors will agree. We look forward to welcoming them."

18 Sep 2019

Canal Walk home to new flagship, concept stores
Canal Walk home to new flagship, concept stores

Canal Walk Shopping Centre is welcoming a host of new flagship and concept stores this year. The shopping mall is now home to the largest iStore in Africa...

11 Sep 2019

Phase one of Rustenburg Mall under way
Phase one of Rustenburg Mall under way

A project of the Moolman Group, Twin City and JB Holdings, Rustenburg Mall is set to introduce its first phase in April 2021...

6 Sep 2019

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