Grant Lapping
Could the Amazon Go model of seamless, automated shopping work in SA?

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[Grant Lapping] AI, IoT and other next-generation automation technologies are starting to revolutionise the retail business. One glimpse of the future can be seen in Amazon Go's "Just Walk Out" stores...

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Maroefah Smith
Maroefah Smith
[Retailers] Recently on Power 98.7, social media marketing specialist Khangelani Dziba shared his insights on how South African businesses can keep up with international markets.
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Lauren Hartzenberg
Coricraft embraces digital in store

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

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Brian Eagar
Entrenching a purposeful culture: inspiring beyond the mould

Entrenching a purposeful culture: inspiring beyond the mould[Brian Eagar] 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...

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

Turkish fashion retailer LC Waikiki eyes growth in South Africa[Lauren Hartzenberg] 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...

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Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster
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[Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster] 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...

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

Yuppiechef's foray into physical retail continues with flagship V&A opening[Lauren Hartzenberg] Kitchen and homeware retailer Yuppiechef opened the doors to its new flagship store in V&A Waterfront on 1 October...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
Edcon bids farewell to Boardmans and Red Square brands

Edcon bids farewell to Boardmans and Red Square brands[Lauren Hartzenberg] 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...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
Push for H&M to support SA suppliers

Push for H&M to support SA suppliers[Lauren Hartzenberg] Since launching in South Africa in October 2015, H&M has become a dominant force in the local clothing retail industry...

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Danette Breitenbach
The innovative independent retail trade

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

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Lauren Hartzenberg
CNA and Edgars stores to sport new look

CNA and Edgars stores to sport new look[Lauren Hartzenberg] A rebrand is on the cards for CNA and Edgars stores as part of Edcon's turnaround strategy to win back shoppers...

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

Classism in South Africa: What's happening in our shops?
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[Devan Moonsamy] 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...

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

Toys 'R' Us packs up its playroom in the US
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[Lauren Hartzenberg] 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...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
#SeamlessAfrica: An Afrocentric approach to store design

#SeamlessAfrica: An Afrocentric approach to store design[Lauren Hartzenberg] 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...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday[Lauren Hartzenberg] 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...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
Pick n Pay Constantia flagship gets a modern revamp

Pick n Pay Constantia flagship gets a modern revamp[Lauren Hartzenberg] 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...

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

#FreshConnections: Maryla Masojada on the state of fresh produce retail in SA[Lauren Hartzenberg] Maryla Masojada from Trade Intelligence discusses the trends affecting the produce supply chain and their impacts on the way companies do business...

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Liesl Lodewyk
Stuttafords - The ghost of retail past - Praesignis

Stuttafords - The ghost of retail past[Liesl Lodewyk] I walked into the Stuttafords Eastgate store, determined to get my favourite perfume at 80% less at their closing down sale. What greeted me was none of the usual madness that goes with a retail sale...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
The broad business case for pop-up shops

The broad business case for pop-up shops[Lauren Hartzenberg] The concept of pop-up retail has soared in popularity over the last number of years. Done right, these temporary retail spaces...

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

Jessica Bonin: Master blender of tea, passion and success[Lauren Hartzenberg] Jessica Bonin carved a career out of her passion for tea and sharing the art of tea-drinking with the world...

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