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Construction of R500m Boardwalk Mall under way in Gqeberha
Construction of R500m Boardwalk Mall under way in Gqeberha

Construction has officially commenced on the Boardwalk Mall in Gqeberha. The first phase is set to be completed and launched on 9 December 2021...

2 days ago

8 post-Covid grocery retail survival strategies
8 post-Covid grocery retail survival strategies

What can grocery retailers do to ensure that they retain their current customers and attract more customers to their stores once the Covid-19 pandemic has ended?

By Semona Pillay 3 days ago

Mall of Africa owner to roll out retail app across shopping mall portfolio
Mall of Africa owner to roll out retail app across shopping mall portfolio

The Shôping app will curate unique experiences for mall visitors, in line with Attacq's mission to put the customer back at the centre of the retail experience...

21 Apr 2021

Recovery perceived in industrial, retail markets - Q1 2021 FNB Property Broker Survey
Recovery perceived in industrial, retail markets - Q1 2021 FNB Property Broker Survey

In this report, we discuss the first quarter 2021 results of the rental market component of our FNB Commercial Property Broker Survey...

By John Loos 20 Apr 2021

Sustainable fashion in the spotlight at Sandton City expo
Sustainable fashion in the spotlight at Sandton City expo

Sandton City Shopping Centre has teamed up with celebrated South African designers and several of the mall's tenants for a sustainable fashion exhibition...

31 Mar 2021

Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 survey
Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 survey

Over 40% of brokers surveyed see office-bound companies revising their office space needs and in many cases downscaling. The planned downscaling is not only due to greater levels of work-from-home, however...

By John Loos 25 Mar 2021

Have hyper retail centres 'hit the spot'? Themes through lockdown and beyond
Have hyper retail centres 'hit the spot'? Themes through lockdown and beyond

FNB Commercial Property Finance recently held its Quarterly Property Market briefing and the focus was on key retail property themes...

By John Loos 23 Mar 2021

Thrifting takes its place in SA mega mall
Thrifting takes its place in SA mega mall

Second-hand fashion store Thrift By Flav has opened in the Mall of Africa in Waterfall, becoming the first thrift store to open in a super-regional mall in South Africa.

10 Mar 2021

SAReit report reveals R3bn contribution in Covid-19 rental relief
SAReit report reveals R3bn contribution in Covid-19 rental relief

SAReit has released a report unpacking the extent of the Covid-19 rental relief initiatives provided by Reits to their tenants during the pandemic...

9 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Golden intersection of e-commerce and commercial real estate
#EcommerceDay2021: Golden intersection of e-commerce and commercial real estate

Inospace CEO Rael Levitt unpacks why distribution centres and warehouses are set to become "the new 'hot' property class"...

By Rael Levitt 9 Mar 2021

How SpaceMatch is simplifying retail rentals in SA
How SpaceMatch is simplifying retail rentals in SA

The online platform allows retail landlords to list their available space for potential tenants to easily view and secure for rental...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Mar 2021

Liberty Two Degrees sees annual profit slump by over 50%
Liberty Two Degrees sees annual profit slump by over 50%

South Africa's Liberty Two Degrees said on Monday, 22 February, its full year profit more than halved due to lower rental income and the temporary closure of shops...

By Nqobile Dludla 22 Feb 2021

Retail hangover or B12 injection recovery in 2021?
Retail hangover or B12 injection recovery in 2021?

"As much as the pandemic exposed vulnerabilities, it has also revealed unseen opportunities. By and large it tested business continuity, planning, digital ecosystems and their stretch capabilities...

By Michael Smollan 28 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Trends to expect in the township development, office, retail spaces
#BizTrends2021: Trends to expect in the township development, office, retail spaces

As the fight against Covid-19 rages on, the property sector shows a bag of mixed results with some parts of the sector...

By Herbert Seabelo Theledi 28 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Retail
#BestofBiz 2020: Retail

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

14 Dec 2020

Egg aims to disrupt SA retail's status quo
Egg aims to disrupt SA retail's status quo

"The world is not as it was, and neither is retail. A new approach was needed that challenged the status quo and offered a way for local brands to be seen and bring excitement back to shopping malls..."

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Dec 2020

Gateway creates immersive candyland experience for festive visitors
Gateway creates immersive candyland experience for festive visitors

This festive season, Gateway Theatre of Shopping in KwaZulu-Natal is transforming its expo court into a candy-themed visual feast...

8 Dec 2020

R500m retail upgrade at Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World set for early 2021
R500m retail upgrade at Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World set for early 2021

The planned R500m extension and upgrade to the retail area at Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2021...

2 Dec 2020

World renowned visual artist Dr Esther Mahlangu brings her artistic flair to a revamped Southgate Mall food court
World renowned visual artist Dr Esther Mahlangu brings her artistic flair to a revamped Southgate Mall food court

In her first ever project in a shopping centre, world-renowned visual artist Dr Esther Mahlangu has partnered with Pareto Limited to create her biggest indoor artistic works at the newly revamped Southgate Mall food court...

Issued by Pareto Limited 1 Dec 2020

Notable challenges presented by retail-to-logistics property conversions in SA
Notable challenges presented by retail-to-logistics property conversions in SA

With demand for logistics real estate on the rise, due to a surge in e-commerce shopping in South Africa, some retail real estate owners are considering converting struggling retail properties into distribution sites...

1 Dec 2020

Canal Walk pilots click and collect pickup point
Canal Walk pilots click and collect pickup point

Canal Walk Shopping Centre has boosted its customer services with a new click and collect pickup point powered by Pargo...

25 Nov 2020

Builders inches into shopping malls with Cresta store opening
Builders inches into shopping malls with Cresta store opening

The new Builders store set to open at Cresta Shopping Centre in Johannesburg on 26 November will be the first branch located inside a super-regional mall...

25 Nov 2020

Historical trends and 2020 predictions for Black Friday in SA
Historical trends and 2020 predictions for Black Friday in SA

Lightstone reviewed the traffic patterns of Black Friday over the last two years to try and predict what might happen on 27 November of this year...

24 Nov 2020

Unpacking the macro property risks in SA's 3 major provinces post-lockdown
Unpacking the macro property risks in SA's 3 major provinces post-lockdown

Earlier in the year, we discussed the three major provincial regions' (Gauteng, KZN and Western Cape) property markets' ability to handle the major economic shock emanating from the coronavirus-related lockdowns...

By John Loos 16 Nov 2020

Innovative retail concept Egg to launch in SA this November
Innovative retail concept Egg to launch in SA this November

A joint venture between Old Mutual Property and retail mavens Paul Simon and Arie Fabian will see the introduction of a new multi-brand omnichannel retail concept in South Africa...

16 Nov 2020

Bushbuckridge shopping centre set for R348m redevelopment
Bushbuckridge shopping centre set for R348m redevelopment

Nthoese Developments late last month hosted a sod-turning ceremony to mark the commencement of the redevelopment and expansion of Bushbuckridge shopping centre in Limpopo...

11 Nov 2020

#FluxTrendsMasterclass: Why the future of malls could be good for smaller retailers
#FluxTrendsMasterclass: Why the future of malls could be good for smaller retailers

Bronwyn Williams, partner at Flux Trends, interviewed Preston Gaddy at the Alinea Marketing Master Class to find out about future retail trends...

4 Nov 2020

Webinar: A more sustainable method to retail network development in SA
Webinar: A more sustainable method to retail network development in SA

Geospatial specialist Craig Schwabe explores several issues associated with the retail sector in South Africa, including declining profits and revenue, cannibalisation and negative revenue growth of outlets...

2 Nov 2020

Hyde Park's new furniture and decor showroom salutes SA design
Hyde Park's new furniture and decor showroom salutes SA design

Hyde Park Corner is now home to a 'dreamhouse' of South African design thanks to local co-operative Always Welcome...

30 Oct 2020






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