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SOUTH AFRICA

Philip Morris opens first IQOS flagship in Africa
Philip Morris opens first IQOS flagship in Africa

The only IQOS standalone store on the African continent opened its doors in South Africa recently. The flagship boutique in Sandton City Shopping Centre will help Philip Morris introduce more consumers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Aug 2019

NAMIBIA

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When local becomes lekker for the economy

The notion of buying local doesn't extend to all products and services. We produce and manufacture many things in Namibia, including cars, however, with certain things it's impossible to buy local...

By Llewellyn le Hané 6 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Coricraft embraces digital in store
Coricraft embraces digital in store

Coricraft is weaving digital elements into its physical stores, enhancing the in-store environment and making the path to purchase simpler...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Turkish fashion retailer LC Waikiki eyes growth in South Africa
Turkish fashion retailer LC Waikiki eyes growth in South Africa

Turkish-based global fashion chain LC Waikiki has just opened its third South African store. The new branch, located at Tyger Valley Shopping Centre, follows store openings in Menlyn Park and Sandton City...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: the legendary supermarket of Barbra Streisand
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: the legendary supermarket of Barbra Streisand

On her breakthrough 1963 debut album, Streisand resurrected a Cole Porter gem 'Come to the Supermarket'. Malta may not be the old Peking of the lyric but it has the German supermarket brand...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 30 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Yuppiechef's foray into physical retail continues with flagship V&A opening
Yuppiechef's foray into physical retail continues with flagship V&A opening

Kitchen and homeware retailer Yuppiechef opened the doors to its new flagship store in V&A Waterfront on 1 October...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Edcon bids farewell to Boardmans and Red Square brands
Edcon bids farewell to Boardmans and Red Square brands

Boardmans and Red Square cosmetics stores will soon be no longer as Edcon intensifies its focus on the Edgars brand in a bid to win back shoppers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Jul 2018

AFRICA

#AfricaMonth: How Shoprite trailblazed trading in Africa
#AfricaMonth: How Shoprite trailblazed trading in Africa

The Shoprite Group has trailblazed trading in Africa in many respects. Since kicking off its expansion into the continent in 1990, the retailer now has its footprints firmly planted in over 460 locations across 14 African countries...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Push for H&M to support SA suppliers
Push for H&M to support SA suppliers

Since launching in South Africa in October 2015, H&M has become a dominant force in the local clothing retail industry...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

The innovative independent retail trade
The innovative independent retail trade

The independent retail trade is a robust environment and one that has grown three times faster than the corporate channel...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

CNA and Edgars stores to sport new look
CNA and Edgars stores to sport new look

A rebrand is on the cards for CNA and Edgars stores as part of Edcon's turnaround strategy to win back shoppers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Classism in South Africa: What's happening in our shops?
Classism in South Africa: What's happening in our shops?

As much as we hate to admit it classism is still very much alive and well in South Africa, particularly within our retail sector. Devan Moonsamy unpacks the term classism and how organisations can train it out so that they are able to be a more inclusive...

By Devan Moonsamy 20 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Toys 'R' Us packs up its playroom in the US
Toys 'R' Us packs up its playroom in the US

Toys 'R' Us Inc. is going out of business, shutting all of its 735 toy stores and Babies 'R' Us stores in the US after a failed turnaround...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#SeamlessAfrica: An Afrocentric approach to store design
#SeamlessAfrica: An Afrocentric approach to store design

In the search to become 'more than a store', retailers in Africa need to put their customer at the heart of the operation, says Frans van der Colff...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday
Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Retailers and consumers alike are readying themselves for snaking queues and extended shopping hours in-store and online this Black Friday, falling on 24 November this year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Pick n Pay Constantia flagship gets a modern revamp
Pick n Pay Constantia flagship gets a modern revamp

Pick n Pay revealed its revamped flagship store in Constantia Village on Tuesday morning, which includes an attractive Knead Bakery coffee shop, olive bar and juice bar...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Entrenching a purposeful culture: inspiring beyond the mould
Entrenching a purposeful culture: inspiring beyond the mould

Aligning your team members to your desired culture is not about forcing them into a mould; it's about inspiring them to actively participate in the journey that delivers on your brand promise...

By Brian Eagar 2 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#FreshConnections: Maryla Masojada on the state of fresh produce retail in SA
#FreshConnections: Maryla Masojada on the state of fresh produce retail in SA

Maryla Masojada from Trade Intelligence discusses the trends affecting the produce supply chain and their impacts on the way companies do business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Sep 2017

GLOBAL

Ikea is running a startup accelerator
Ikea is running a startup accelerator

Global retailer Ikea has opened applications to its first startup accelerator and is looking for companies that can help it solve “big problems” around being truly affordable...

By Tom Jackson 4 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

The broad business case for pop-up shops
The broad business case for pop-up shops

The concept of pop-up retail has soared in popularity over the last number of years. Done right, these temporary retail spaces...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Jessica Bonin: Master blender of tea, passion and success
Jessica Bonin: Master blender of tea, passion and success

Jessica Bonin carved a career out of her passion for tea and sharing the art of tea-drinking with the world...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#AfricaMonth: The Crazy Store takes on Botswana
#AfricaMonth: The Crazy Store takes on Botswana

South African discount retail chain, The Crazy Store, has expanded its footprint into neighbouring Botswana...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Burgers, breakfasts and beyond with McDonald's SA
Burgers, breakfasts and beyond with McDonald's SA

McDonald's South Africa serves over a million breakfasts every month, meaning that its recent National Breakfast Day promotion...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

All bets on House of Kallie
All bets on House of Kallie

In 2015 I decided to do a short eight-week beginners course in jewellery-making. I ended up with torn nails, bruised hands and an appreciation of the hard work done by creators behind this artform...

By Robin Fredericks 23 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

SA retailers: incredulous, insane and in deep trouble
SA retailers: incredulous, insane and in deep trouble

Retailers are fond of telling us their special offers are incredible or crazy. How right they are! Because in many respects the current spate of retail price cuts really is unbelievable, if not downright insane...

By Aki Kalliatakis 22 Jun 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa
#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa

The expansion of Van Schaik Bookstore into neighbouring countries dates back to 2006 when it opened its first store in Windhoek at the University of Namibia...

By Jessica Tennant 3 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Retail in Africa is still a good bet
Retail in Africa is still a good bet

The forecast for retailers in Africa remains buoyant in the long term, despite the headwinds in Africa such as falling commodity prices and the slowing of the Chinese economy. This is according to the inaugural PwC's report So Much In Store, which was released recently in Johannesburg...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Mar 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Daisy Masiangoako, marketing manager of Woolworths Foods: Long Life.
#BrandManagerMonth: Branding with a difference

Here, Daisy Masiangoako, marketing manager of Woolworths Food: Long Life, explains 'the Woolworths difference' when it comes to branding...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Mar 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

[#WomenInBiz] Humble beginnings and happy endings w/ Zyda Rylands
[#WomenInBiz] Humble beginnings and happy endings w/ Zyda Rylands

Growing up as a tailor's daughter in the midst of apartheid, Zyda Rylands, now the MD of Woolworths Food, is proof of the pudding that workforce diversity is what drives the competitive advantage of one of the leading retailers in South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Aug 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Advanced analytics: the game changer SA retailers have yet to plug into
Advanced analytics: the game changer SA retailers have yet to plug into

As a strategic direct marketing tool, advanced analytics has the power to revolutionise the South African retail sector. It enables retailers to connect with their customers personally like never before, actively to influence purchase behaviour and drive sales, and to deliver the kind of value that will keep these customers coming back for more...

By Gareth Pearson 6 Jul 2015

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