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, asks UJ's Semona Pillay...

By Semona Pillay 13 May 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

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

#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

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

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

Food for thought: the global rise of dark kitchens and stores
Food for thought: the global rise of dark kitchens and stores

Behind the door of a nondescript warehouse unit in Wynberg, north of Johannesburg, lies a microcosm of how we are going to buy food for the foreseeable future...

By Rael Levitt 18 Sep 2020

#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand
#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand

Africa's consumer landscape is fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double-edged demand of a diverse base of consumers...

By Ailsa Wingfield 6 Jan 2020

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4 trends impacting point of purchase strategy

One of our Shop members, Leon Nicholas, VP of retail insights and solutions at Westrock, explains the importance of POP and describe 4 big trends in the area of the retail environment...

By Leo Van De Polder 6 May 2019

Meeting the green education challenge
Meeting the green education challenge

What a difference a decade makes! Ten years ago, the retail environments industry was almost desperate for help in understanding "all that green stuff"...

By Leo Van De Polder 9 Apr 2019

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

#BizTrends2019: 4 trends defining the commercial, retail property sectors in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 4 trends defining the commercial, retail property sectors in 2019

It's no longer about location, location, location. In the commercial and retail property spaces, the buzzword is now technology, technology, technology...

By Rowland Gurnell 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Superfluous retail development the greatest risk to retailers, landlords alike
#BizTrends2019: Superfluous retail development the greatest risk to retailers, landlords alike

It is well known that South Africa has some of the highest levels of gross lettable retail area (GLA) per capita (adjusted for income per capita) in the world...

By Andrew Thabo Russell 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Rural and township retail property trends
#BizTrends2019: Rural and township retail property trends

Shortly after concluding the successful SA Investment Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa then took a walk through the streets of the famous Vilakazi Street in Soweto to show off the township and its successful businesses...

By Herbert Seabelo Theledi 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Retail is not dead, it is changing fast!
#BizTrends2019: Retail is not dead, it is changing fast!

Retail is facing tough times in a hyper-competitive environment. There are many reasons for this, but the sameness of many South African malls is a big contributor...

By Itumeleng Mothibeli 7 Jan 2019

Five S-words to make your store site pay for itself
Five S-words to make your store site pay for itself

Cost effective and customer friendly make a site right for your business...

By Richard Mukheibir 24 Jul 2018

The shopping centre is dead. Long live the shopping centre.
The shopping centre is dead. Long live the shopping centre.

Every year nine million people view the Mona Lisa. People still flock to live events at stadiums. Why; when they can see it on video, in HD and 3D and AR, etc...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Jun 2018

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