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The coming shopping centre ecosystem apocalypse
The coming shopping centre ecosystem apocalypse

The shopping centre ecosystem is facing an apocalypse. Why? Because shops are middlemen and the internet is killing middlemen...

By Alan Knott-Craig 11 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Leo van de Polder on expanding the Shop network in South Africa
Leo van de Polder on expanding the Shop network in South Africa

With a presence in more than 20 countries, the Shop Association's purpose is to empower its members with ongoing education, networking opportunities and real-world insights...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#SeamlessAfrica: Store 4.0 is an attitude, not a technology
#SeamlessAfrica: Store 4.0 is an attitude, not a technology

E-commerce may be where the retail industry is seeing growth, but the physical store is not dead. In fact, it may be more important than ever...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Digital dynamism: A new world of retail opportunities
Digital dynamism: A new world of retail opportunities

Like their international counterparts, South African retailers would traditionally run specials where discounts or 'two for the price of one' offers are given for a period of between a few days and a few weeks...

By Garth Meier 8 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

[BizTrends 2016] Internet of Things unlocks retail opportunities
[BizTrends 2016] Internet of Things unlocks retail opportunities

The Internet of Things can provide real solutions to operational challenges such as inventory accuracy, insight into customers' physical shopping behaviours and speed of fulfilment in meeting customer needs...

By Jessica Knight 20 Jan 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Abey Mokgwatsane
Ethical and entrepreneurial leadership needed for SA

South Africa needs a new breed of leadership to address the country's challenges and promote a flourishing democracy.

By Abey Mokgwatsane 9 Jul 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

P&G celebrates 15 years in SA
P&G celebrates 15 years in SA

US firm Procter & Gamble (P&G) is this year celebrating 15 years of its existence in South Africa, and has pledged its commitment to the social upliftment and sustainability of Africa's communities.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 10 Dec 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

Unilever at Brands & Branding for Good
Unilever at Brands & Branding for Good

Brands & Branding for Good, South Africa's first conference to include a focus on sustainable branding, takes place on 20-21 October 2009 at Midrand and will include the chair of Unilever South Africa, Gail Klintworth.

By ActivRetail 6 Oct 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

Live Out Loud hosts media bash in CT
Live Out Loud hosts media bash in CT

Live Out Loud, an exclusive monthly retail publication aimed at high net worth individuals, held its annual media bash at the Villa Zest Boutique Hotel in Green Point. The evening, themed retro-glam, saw the likes of Marcus Brewster, CEO of Marcus Brewster Publicity, and winner of the SA Blog of the Year 2009 award, Two Ocean's Vibe editor, Seth Rotherham, on the VIP guest list.

By Sindy Peters 22 May 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

The silver lining in the retail storm
The silver lining in the retail storm

JWT Johannesburg recently hosted WPP's Global Retail initiative, presented by The Store's Gwen Morrison (CEO, Americas and Australasia) who heads up the group's division. Morrison shared her insights into the US retail market to demonstrate how these trends can be implemented in the South African market.

By ActivRetail 29 Apr 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

Extending Stellenbosch wine fest fun with 'Wine Week'
Extending Stellenbosch wine fest fun with 'Wine Week'

As if showcasing more than 500 wines under one roof is not enough, this year the Stellenbosch Wine Festival literally goes the extra mile to extend its Winelands hospitality even further with its ‘Wine Week', attracting fun-loving visitors to South Africa's oldest and foremost wine route between 24 - 31 July 2009.

By ActivRetail 23 Apr 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

Proudly South African fashion livens up the red carpet

The delights of the country's rainbow nation are being emulated in fashion as the Mother City readies for the opening of parliament this morning.

By Vivian Warby 6 Feb 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

ActivRetail
Indulgences still popular in crisis - but classics rule

With the global economy in turmoil and the idea of recession now firmly part of global popular consciousness, consumers have become highly aware of their spending habits and the brands they spend their money on. Interestingly, however, according to futurist Faith Popcorn, “many people are not prepared to give up small indulgences that they have grown accustomed to.”

By ActivRetail 2 Feb 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

How to build trust and rapport quickly
How to build trust and rapport quickly

In these days when consumers are watching every cent, and every sale counts more than it might have only a few months ago, the difference between making a sale or not can hinge on something that may seem inconsequential, but isn't.

By John Boe 22 Dec 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

ActivRetail
Brimstone buys controlling stake in Sea Harvest

A consortium led by JSE listed Brimstone Investment Corporation has announced it is set to acquire Tiger Brands' 73.16% shareholding in Sea Harvest for R541,4 million. Tiger Brands has accepted the offer.

By ActivRetail 3 Nov 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

SA will weather the economic storm - DG

The Director General of Trade and Industry Tshediso Matona on Thursday reiterated that he was confident that South Africa was not on a recessionary slide.

By Vivian Warby 31 Oct 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

ActivRetail
Klûk CGDT and Magnum tempt summer at SSAFW

This year fashionistas and opinion leaders will be in for a new surprise at the Sanlam South African Fashion Week (SSAFW) as Magnum ice cream and Klûk CGDT take on the catwalk and redefine ‘Tempting Summer'. The partnership marks Klûk CGDT's return to the SSAFW catwalk, having not participated for the past three years.

By ActivRetail 26 Aug 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

ActivRetail
Major makeover for Cape Town clothing manufacturer

House of Monatic (HoM), the clothing design, sourcing, marketing, manufacturing and distribution, subsidiary of JSE-listed Brimstone Investment Corporation (Brimstone), has announced a R3-million upgrade of its shirt factory in Salt River, Cape Town. This follows the multi-million upgrades of the group jacket, trouser line and cutting room facilities over the last few years.

By ActivRetail 30 Jul 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

Growing centre of attraction in KZN's west
Growing centre of attraction in KZN's west

The Westwood Mall, the 35,000m² regional shopping centre situated on the southern edge of the newly developed Westwood Estate in KwaZulu-Natal, is rapidly taking shape. This R650 million development is co-owned by Retail Africa and Spencer Gore Developments and is the retail component of recently completed Westwood Estate.

By ActivRetail 25 Jun 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

ActivRetail
RAC Lite confirms speakers

Caxton and CTP Publishers & Printers have confirmed a host of top international speakers for South Africa's first RAC Lite - a one day version of the American Retail Advertising Conference. They will provide global viewpoints on the challenges that retail, advertising and marketing professionals manage around the world on a daily basis.

By ActivRetail 24 Jun 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

The museum of antique branding
The museum of antique branding

All over the world, with so many different meanings and perceptions of the word "branding", it appears that it has lost its true meaning; the terminology is more like a walk through a museum with a glorious past.

By Naseem Javed 13 Jun 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

Government won't be cutting fuel levy

Government would not consider cutting fuel levies but would instead look at other proposals to bring down escalating fuel prices, Government spokesperson, Themba Maseko said on Thursday, 12 June 2008.

By Vivian Warby 12 Jun 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

ActivRetail
Why FMCG brands should be marketed on the web

Marketing a consumable product to the mass of consumers out there is challenging. In light of all the competition, keeping your brand top of mind for consumers is of utmost importance - but this is all stuff you know.

By ActivRetail 12 Jun 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

Duncan McLeod
New take on online buying

Online shopping appears to be finally taking root in SA, with the number of e-retailers gradually expanding.

By Duncan McLeod 29 Apr 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

Naseem Javed
China's economic revolution in a box

With the Olympic Games set to start in a few months, China has a lot to prove about its place in the global economy. After years of doing the manufacturing work for Western interests, China has learned a thing or two and is now striking out on its own.

By Naseem Javed 11 Apr 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

Howard Badler
Bringing "CARE" into customer service

If I had my way I would get every company in the world to remove the word service from customer service and replace it with care.

By Howard Badler 8 Apr 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

Patrick Carmody
Volvo meets customer 2.0

Volvo is widely recognised as one of only a few brands that have summited the Everest of Brand Positioning i.e. it has succeeded globally in owning a single-minded, relevant and sustainable idea in the mind of a valuable market segment. Well, a recent dysfunctional experience with the brand dismantled something that took over 50 years and millions of dollars to build. Albeit, in the mind of one customer.

By Patrick Carmody 4 Mar 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

Howard Badler
The 3 Ts of people development

Just about every company has people development on their agenda for 2008. How are you going to implement it? Well I have termed it the 3 Ts of people development – Training, Talking and Teaching – which will assist you in obtaining this objective.

By Howard Badler 15 Jan 2008

SOUTH AFRICA

ActivRetail
World grain prices fuel food inflation

Massive hikes in world grain prices caused by an increased demand worldwide and extreme weather conditions have severely affected local prices, with a direct impact on Pioneer Foods' earnings.

By ActivRetail 3 Dec 2007

SOUTH AFRICA

Howard Badler
Retailers, are you ready?

Even though higher interest rates (and it appears that the Governor of the Reserve Bank is in favour of another rate hike before Christmas) and the new credit Act will mean lower spending by consumers this festive season, retailers must be prepared to maximise sales.

By Howard Badler 15 Nov 2007

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