Danette Breitenbach
SOUTH AFRICA
Nielsen Smartstore: Keeping up with shoppers today and tomorrow

Nielsen Smartstore: Keeping up with shoppers today and tomorrow[Danette Breitenbach] Shoppers are changing at such a rapid pace, and while there are many methodologies to understand shoppers, a tool to help us move with the rapidly changing shoppers is needed...

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Eben Esterhuizen
SOUTH AFRICA
How do females fare in the SA retail market?

How do females fare in the SA retail market?[Eben Esterhuizen] While we focus on women in South Africa during the month of August and honour our constitution for declaring the 9th of August a public holiday; retailers continue to look closely at the overall economic status of women...

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Rachel Thompson
SOUTH AFRICA
Five consumer spending trends to watch out for in 2018 - GfK South Africa

Five consumer spending trends to watch out for in 2018[Rachel Thompson] South African retailers and manufacturers face a significant shift in how consumers behave over the next few years, as economic conditions tighten, consumer confidence falls and internet shopping takes off...

Posted 1 year ago | Like (2)
Danette Breitenbach
SOUTH AFRICA
Experiences are the new black

Experiences are the new black[Danette Breitenbach] It is no longer chic to be chic and wealth is not displayed anymore. Consumers are no longer buying goods; instead they are spending on experiences...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Danette Breitenbach
SOUTH AFRICA
Consumer spending leads economic recovery

Consumer spending leads economic recovery
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[Danette Breitenbach] The recent launch of the Mastercard SpendingPulse Report is a first for South Africa. The Report is an early indicator of consumer spending trends...

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Gareth Pearson
SOUTH AFRICA
How SA's recession is impacting consumer spending

How SA's recession is impacting consumer spending[Gareth Pearson] With Stats SA reporting a 0.7% GDP decrease in the first quarter of 2017, the announcement we were all dreading finally came in June...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
Nine global trends in food and beverage

Nine global trends in food and beverage[Lauren Hartzenberg] Globally, food and beverage are playing an increasingly important role in the reason people visit shopping centres...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
The millennial mindset and the future of the shopping mall

The millennial mindset and the future of the shopping mall[Lauren Hartzenberg] Millennials have exceptional trendsetting power and businesses are competing to capture their attention and a share of their wallets...

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Boris Dzhingarov
SOUTH AFRICA
Using big data to stay ahead in the retail industry - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] Not wanting to lose customers to online shopping, traditional retailers around the world are turning to big data and analytics to employ technology that will give them an advantage in a competitive industry...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Sandra Steenkamp
SOUTH AFRICA
Lacklustre sales staff cost SA retailers dearly

Lacklustre sales staff cost SA retailers dearly
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[Sandra Steenkamp] The indifferent attitude of South African retail sales staff when interacting with customers is not only costing retailers valuable sales but, in some cases, even delivering customers right into the hands of competitors...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Gareth Pearson
SOUTH AFRICA
Market research: more than just a once-off investment - BMi Research

Gareth Pearson[Gareth Pearson] So, you've launched a new product or opened a new business unit or even started a whole new company from scratch, and did all your homework in the way of market research beforehand?...

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Shaneev Boodoo
SOUTH AFRICA
Research is the key to recession-proof business strategies

Research is the key to recession-proof business strategies
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[Shaneev Boodoo] It's an all too familiar scenario: the squeeze is on, budgets are being slashed and market research is first in the firing line. But an economic slowdown is the worst time to cut back on research, especially for manufacturers that should be using this valuable tool to inform recession-proof product and pricing strategies...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Brandon Bester
SOUTH AFRICA
Climate can affect retail decisions

Climate can affect retail decisions[Brandon Bester] Recent North American research into the effect of room temperatures on decision-making indicates that higher temperatures can hamper performance on complex decision-making processes. This has significance in the retail industry, as South Africa heads into winter.

Posted 6 years ago | Like
Kate Stubbs
SOUTH AFRICA
Supply chain survey underlines importance of customer service

Supply chain survey underlines importance of customer service[Kate Stubbs] One of the key elements that gave rise to this year's supplychainforesight theme, 'The Rise and Fall of Customers and Companies', was that the need to improve customer service had been ranked as a top objective by respondents for the past three years.

Posted 5 years ago | Like
Danette Breitenbach
SOUTH AFRICA
Rwanda ready for retail investment

Rwanda ready for retail investment[Danette Breitenbach] The African Retail Development Index (ARDI) launched on 17 March 2014 in Johannesburg. Compiled by A.T. Kearney, which has undertaken a similar global retail Index for years, this is the first time an African Index has been compiled.

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Louise Worsley
SOUTH AFRICA
Defining project planning success

Louise Worsley[Louise Worsley] Success in project planning can remain elusive, even after the three elements of project management - time, cost or scope - are met. In reality, success seems to depend more on whether the project solved the problem it was meant to solve, whether the customer uses it and whether the project was a valuable use of time and money.

Posted 6 years ago | Like
Louise Worsley
SOUTH AFRICA
Role of leadership in projects

Louise Worsley[Louise Worsley] When reviewing the nature of leadership in projects, as to how far leadership responsibilities of the sponsor or business owner extend and what leadership role should the project manager adopt, it is often helpful use the metaphor of a taxi driver.

Posted 6 years ago | Like (1)
Gareth Pearson
SOUTH AFRICA
Out-of-stock losses cost retailers billions

Out-of-stock losses cost retailers billions[Gareth Pearson] Retailer's in-store out-of-stock rate continues to cost billions in lost revenue, with global studies showing the rate has remained unchanged at 8% over the past 10 years.

Posted 7 years ago | Like
Issa Sikiti da Silva
SOUTH AFRICA
Sheer optimism as SA consumer confidence rises

Issa Sikiti da Silva[Issa Sikiti da Silva] The South African consumer confidence has recorded its highest rise since 2009, recording a double digit rebound of 10.8 points - from 54.7 six months ago to a current optimistic 65.5, according to figures released this morning, Thursday 28 July 2011, in Johannesburg by the MasterCard Worldwide Consumer Index.

Posted 7 years ago | Like
A Khan commented on March income from food, beverages industry up 7.6% y/y
I.m going t bookmark this article when the public sector unions begin their salary negotiations and the govt. puts the CPIX at below 5 and throws up their mixed-messaged hands claiming that we are at the mercy of international market trends.
Posted 8 years ago | Like