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#BizTrends2019: Africa's consumers - connected, in control, and hungry for convenience
#BizTrends2019: Africa's consumers - connected, in control, and hungry for convenience

Shopping - love it or hate it, it's nearly impossible to escape the banality or adventure that competes for consumers' precious time. It takes us away from the things we would rather be doing...

By Ailsa Wingfield 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 key trends that will continue to shape convenience retail in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 4 key trends that will continue to shape convenience retail in 2019

As convenience retail continues to grow as an industry sector, retailers must remain focused on the most significant trends that will see their businesses flourish...

By Joe Boyle 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: From mobile e-commerce to AI - the top 5 trends driving SA consumers in 2019
#BizTrends2019: From mobile e-commerce to AI - the top 5 trends driving SA consumers in 2019

In all our years of watching and researching consumer trends, this is the first time that the evidence we are gathering points to an overwhelming digital influence...

By Gareth Pearson 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Will South African e-commerce take the step up in 2019?
#BizTrends2019: Will South African e-commerce take the step up in 2019?

We've been sitting on the cusp of a huge wave of growth in online retail for many years now. The deluge of new customers has still not arrived, but consistent organic growth has been relatively good...

By Kevin Tucker 7 Jan 2019

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...

18 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Retail
#BestofBiz 2018: Retail

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

18 Dec 2018

Smartphone sales growth stalls while panel TVs soar during Black Friday week 2018 - GfK data
Smartphone sales growth stalls while panel TVs soar during Black Friday week 2018 - GfK data

Panel television sales soared in South Africa during Black Friday week, climbing by 66% to just over 93,000 units when compared to the same week in 2017...

Issued by GfK South Africa 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

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

5 retail trend predictions for 2019
5 retail trend predictions for 2019

With this year coming to a close, what must retailers do to prosper in 2019?

7 Dec 2018

The consumer power-shift of the digital age
The consumer power-shift of the digital age

Advances in telecommunication technology have transformed the tools used for marketing and consumerism and ultimately, the way that businesses operate...

By Itumeleng Mukhovha 6 Dec 2018

Private Label surges ahead with R49.3bn in annual sales
Private Label surges ahead with R49.3bn in annual sales

The latest research from global measurement and data analytics expert Nielsen reveals that sales of Private Label products in South Africa now equate to R49.3bn annually...

Issued by Nielsen 5 Dec 2018

Single R6m transaction recorded on Black Friday 2018
Single R6m transaction recorded on Black Friday 2018

Online sales over the extended Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend exceeded figures for 2017. This is according to BankservAfrica, which processed a total of 581,189 online transactions...

3 Dec 2018

Big, bigger, biggest: Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Singles Day
Big, bigger, biggest: Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Singles Day

Cyber Monday is online retailers' response to the bricks-and-mortar marketing push of Black Friday. Online shopping is only set to increase, as smartphones and apps continue to capture more of the market...

By Norman Shaw 29 Nov 2018

Deflated in-store spending over Black Friday weekend: Vend
Deflated in-store spending over Black Friday weekend: Vend

In-store retail spending over the Black Friday shopping period this year dropped by 10% compared to 2017, while sales volumes decreased by 2%...

28 Nov 2018

Black Friday momentum a boon to retail SMEs
Black Friday momentum a boon to retail SMEs

While it's tempting to relegate Black Friday as just another marketing gimmick, the reality is that it signifies the start of a month-long consumer spending frenzy that significantly boosts retail revenues...

27 Nov 2018

Takealot records over R196m in Black Friday sales
Takealot records over R196m in Black Friday sales

Takealot.com's annual, five-day Blue Dot Sale went live at 12:01am on Friday, 23 November and generated record sales for the e-tailer on Black Friday...

26 Nov 2018

Before we talk about e-commerce in SA, let's define it properly
Before we talk about e-commerce in SA, let's define it properly

Experts are divided about both the state and the future of e-commerce in South Africa. Some big brands, like Massmart, have elected not to establish an online store here...

By Claire Cobbledick 26 Nov 2018

Is Black Friday a good fit for your business?
Is Black Friday a good fit for your business?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday induce a fever-pitched spending frenzy across shopping centres and online platforms countrywide. On these two days, the average spend...

23 Nov 2018

Understanding Black Friday and SA consumer behaviour - Part 2
Understanding Black Friday and SA consumer behaviour - Part 2

With Black Friday in our midst, are South African consumers in a better financial position now compared to 2017?

By Lullu Krugel, Christie Viljoen and Maura Feddersen 23 Nov 2018

Why do Black Friday shoppers throw punches over bargains? A marketing expert explains 'psychological ownership'
Why do Black Friday shoppers throw punches over bargains? A marketing expert explains 'psychological ownership'

Black Friday, the most celebrated shopping day of the year, abounds with tales of fistfights over discounted televisions or even stampedes as consumers rush to get that low-priced sweater they saw in an ad...

By Colleen P. Kirk 22 Nov 2018

South African smartphone unit sales rise 16% in Q3 2018 as consumer tech market shows resilience
South African smartphone unit sales rise 16% in Q3 2018 as consumer tech market shows resilience

South Africa's technical consumer goods market enjoyed a boost from strong sales of telecom devices in the third quarter of 2018...

Issued by GfK South Africa 22 Nov 2018

AutoScan helps dealers engage with buyers
AutoScan helps dealers engage with buyers

Argility has launched AutoScan, a tool that enables car dealers to engage buyers with relevant content...

22 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: How CompuCart's Rowan Fine keeps diversifying
#EntrepreneurMonth: How CompuCart's Rowan Fine keeps diversifying

Rowan Fine came to the conclusion that he should pursue a career in the consumables market after he ran some numbers while ordering consumables for a restaurant he was working at in Johannesburg...

By Maroefah Smith 22 Nov 2018

Understanding Black Friday and SA consumer behaviour - Part 1
Understanding Black Friday and SA consumer behaviour - Part 1

The retail bonanza of Black Friday has traditionally been the start of the Christmas shopping season in the US. The day occurs on the fourth Friday of November following Thanksgiving Thursday...

By Lullu Krugel, Christie Viljoen and Maura Feddersen 22 Nov 2018

Safeguard your hard-earned cash from fraudsters
Safeguard your hard-earned cash from fraudsters

As members of the public, and companies alike, turn increasingly to the virtual marketplace to supply many of their product requirements, so too has there been an increase in the incidence of consumers being defrauded...

Issued by LexisNexis 21 Nov 2018

A Black Friday boost for online retail in SA
A Black Friday boost for online retail in SA

SA's e-commerce will once again get a major boost on Black Friday and Cyber Monday as consumers are becoming aware of the convenience of online shopping to avoid the long queues...

21 Nov 2018

American Express top tips for Black Friday
American Express top tips for Black Friday

With Black Friday falling on 23 November this year, many of South Africa's top retailers have upped the ante in offering massive discounts to make this the most colossal shopping bonanza to date...

Issued by OnPoint PR 16 Nov 2018

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