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Game reveals innovative new retail concept in Gauteng
Game reveals innovative new retail concept in GautengArticle

The reimagined retail space now offers free Wi-Fi and a kids' play area, and incorporates innovations such as self-checkout counters and QR codes on products that link to Game's online store...

3 days ago

5,200 jobs saved as Edcon concludes sale of parts of Edgars
5,200 jobs saved as Edcon concludes sale of parts of EdgarsArticle

Approximately 5,200 retail industry jobs will be saved, as Edcon announced this week that the sale of parts of the Edgars business in South Africa to Retailability Ltd has been implemented...

3 days ago

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Covid-19 is an opportunity for brands to enhance their positioningArticle

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has perhaps presented an opportunity for brands to enhance their positioning and product delivery. As German theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein said "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity..."

Malesela Maubane 26 Aug 2020

Develop products and market them with women in mind
Develop products and market them with women in mindArticle

Although women are more likely to be unemployed and earn less than their male counterparts, research has found that women hold the buying power in most SA households...

Kerry Thomas 25 Aug 2020

Edcon signs agreement to sell parts of Edgars to Retailability
Edcon signs agreement to sell parts of Edgars to RetailabilityArticle

Edcon has signed the purchase agreement for the sale of "parts of Edgars" to competitor Retailability Pty (Ltd) for an undisclosed sum...

25 Aug 2020

TFG reaches agreement with Edcon to buy Jet assets
TFG reaches agreement with Edcon to buy Jet assetsArticle

Foschini and Markham owner TFG announced that it has successfully negotiated and concluded an agreement to buy select assets of value clothing retailer Jet from Edcon...

18 Aug 2020

New partnership a boost to Absa's rewards programme
New partnership a boost to Absa's rewards programmeArticle

For Absa, the partnership adds depth to its Absa Rewards programme, offering the bank's customers access to the growing e-hailing and food delivery sectors. The partnership also marks the first time that Bolt has partnered with a bank rewards programme...

6 Aug 2020

Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo
Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojoArticle

Game's vice president shares how the retailer has navigated business challenges and opportunities over the last 50 years, and how it aims to remain relevant beyond 2020...

Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Jul 2020

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SA retail trade sales plunge to record lowsArticle

Stats SA reports that South African retail sales plunged by a record 50.4% in April and 12% in May.

24 Jul 2020

Are pampered pets boosting SA's pet care industry?
Are pampered pets boosting SA's pet care industry?Article

Insight Survey's latest SA Pet Care Industry Landscape Report 2020 carefully uncovers the global and local pet care market, based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 20 Jul 2020

Massmart may cut 1,800 jobs at Game stores
Massmart may cut 1,800 jobs at Game storesArticle

Massmart said in a shareholder statement on Tuesday that it has started a consultation process under Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act...

7 Jul 2020

Absa Life launches a bot that helps both customers and employees
Absa Life launches a bot that helps both customers and employeesArticle

With the help of a WhatsApp chatbot, Absa Life funeral policyholders can now access basic policy information at any time of the day or night...

Issued by Praekelt 1 Jul 2020

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How SA retailer Dry Dock Liquor adapted its strategy during lockdownArticle

Boutique liquor store Dry Dock Liquor has expanded from a local community business into an established online retailer as a result of the pandemic...

29 Jun 2020

Mohale Ralebitso joins Wunderman Thompson board as non-executive chairperson
Mohale Ralebitso joins Wunderman Thompson board as non-executive chairpersonArticle

Wunderman Thompson announced today that Mohale Ralebitso had joined its South African board of directors as non-executive chairperson...

Issued by Wunderman Thompson 29 Jun 2020

Smart technology set to fast forward e-commerce imagery and digital design
Smart technology set to fast forward e-commerce imagery and digital designArticle

Studio[K]irmack, a unique visual studio that embraces automated photographic technology, smart machines and intelligent software to enable retailers and brands to shoot high-end productions without the sometimes and potentially expensive traditional photographic setup and post production...

Issued by Studio[K]irmack 25 Jun 2020

Covid-19 pandemic: Should brands be doing more?
Covid-19 pandemic: Should brands be doing more?Article

Are the health and safety standards at stores in lower-income areas as high as they are in affluent areas? In brief, no...

Richard Wells 12 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Offer customers value for money, says The Crazy Store's Kevin Lennett
#LockdownLessons: Offer customers value for money, says The Crazy Store's Kevin LennettArticle

The Crazy Store MD shares how the in-store environment has had to change to prioritise health and hygiene, and why offering customers value for their money is more important than ever...

Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2020

Mid-Sized Independent Retailers Group formed to save the 'missing middle'
Mid-Sized Independent Retailers Group formed to save the 'missing middle'Article

More than 50 South African retailers have banded together to form the Mid-Sized Independent Retailers (MIR) Group...

21 May 2020

SA govt allows the sale of (almost) all goods online
SA govt allows the sale of (almost) all goods onlineArticle

According to new regulations, online retailers in South Africa may sell any product, with the exception of cigarettes and alcoholic beverages...

14 May 2020

In the "new normal" to come, will plans conceived pre-Covid still be relevant?
In the "new normal" to come, will plans conceived pre-Covid still be relevant?Article

Fast start vs blowout Christmas, what's the new F20 plan?

Richard Wells 12 May 2020

How Covid-19 is shifting retail customer priorities - report
How Covid-19 is shifting retail customer priorities - reportArticle

Covid-19 is driving significant changes in customer experience, supply chains, health and hygiene, and employee engagement, according to the Deloitte Consumer Sentiment in Grocery Retail report...

8 May 2020

R2bn in lost sales forces Edcon to file for business rescue
R2bn in lost sales forces Edcon to file for business rescueArticle

The Edcon group announced today that its board has passed a resolution authorising it to file for business rescue in the course of the next few days...

29 Apr 2020

Not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 industry overview
Not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 industry overviewArticle

An overview of Bizcommunity's Press Offices, companies and organisations putting the grit in integrity, by continuing to communicate and innovate despite the many challenges of the Covid-19 lockdown...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 Apr 2020

Adapting traditional trade strategy for the Covid-19 retail reality
Adapting traditional trade strategy for the Covid-19 retail realityArticle

The unloved, underinvested world of traditional trade retailing just became the next key battleground for sales-depleted businesses, says Richard Wells...

Richard Wells 21 Apr 2020

Business as usual for banks during lockdown
Business as usual for banks during lockdownArticle

Banks will be open and your money will be accessible during the countrywide lockdown...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 3 Apr 2020

Edcon can only pay salaries right now, tearful CEO tells suppliers
Edcon can only pay salaries right now, tearful CEO tells suppliersArticle

In an emotional conference call to suppliers on Thursday, Edcon's CEO Grant Pattison delivered the news that the company is unable to pay its suppliers, as it only has sufficient liquidity to pay salaries...

27 Mar 2020

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SA retail sales up 1.2% in JanuaryArticle

South Africa's retail trade sales beat market expectations, increasing by 1,2% year-on-year in January 2020, according to Statistics South Africa.

19 Mar 2020

The Clothing Bank marks a decade of empowering the unemployed
The Clothing Bank marks a decade of empowering the unemployedArticle

The Clothing Bank has for the past decade provided more than 3,000 women in South Africa with the opportunity to achieve financial independence through reselling clothes...

17 Mar 2020

HaveYouHeard signs 5 new accounts
HaveYouHeard signs 5 new accountsArticle

Full-service agency HaveYouHeard started 2020 with five new clients - Absa, Campari Africa, Jameson Global, Jeep Clothing and Trotters UK...

Issued by HaveYouHeard 12 Feb 2020

Pockets of CPG growth found amid squeezed consumer spending
Pockets of CPG growth found amid squeezed consumer spendingArticle

Like many business sectors in the country, the South African retail industry is battling the effects of stagnant GDP growth and constrained consumer spending...

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA trends for brick and mortar stores - the present and the future
#BizTrends2020: SA trends for brick and mortar stores - the present and the futureArticle

It's a new year and a blank page is ready to be filled with the retail story of 2020...

Beate Stiehler-Mulder and Mariƫtte Frazer 22 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the bold
#BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the boldArticle

The unique SA retail environment presents new and established retailers with a good opportunity for success. Let's take a closer look.

Nomzamo Radebe 9 Jan 2020

SA retailer Big Blue criticised for offensive "Water Polo Teacher's Pet" t-shirt
SA retailer Big Blue criticised for offensive "Water Polo Teacher's Pet" t-shirtArticle

South African fashion and gifting retailer Big Blue has come under fire for selling a t-shirt printed with the words "Water Polo Teacher's Pet"...

8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Deepen SA's online retail growth trend
#BizTrends2020: Deepen SA's online retail growth trendArticle

Now for the good news. There's a huge opportunity for growth in online retail, but the path to profits is through dramatically improving customer experience...

Kirsten Dewar 8 Jan 2020

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SA retail sales up 11.6% compared to last year [report]Article

South African consumer spending shows an uptick ahead of the festive season according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which looks at overall retail spending trends across all payment types including cash and cheques...

23 Dec 2019

#BizTrends2020: How SA retailers can keep growing in a digital world
#BizTrends2020: How SA retailers can keep growing in a digital worldArticle

Not a week goes by without spotting more headlines about online shopping and the global shift to mobile connectivity...

Cecil Ungerer 18 Dec 2019

50 South Africans achieve international digital skills certification
50 South Africans achieve international digital skills certificationArticle

Up to 50 South African business and ICT professionals were presented with certificates of competency at an award ceremony in Sandton...

Issued by ITP Communications 19 Nov 2019

SA retailers welcome growing interest in Black Friday
SA retailers welcome growing interest in Black FridayArticle

Black Friday is gathering steam in South Africa. In fact, in 2018, Google reported that South Africa topped the list of the most online searches for Black Friday globally - more than any other country.

14 Nov 2019

SA retailers still not fully embracing online opportunity - Accenture
SA retailers still not fully embracing online opportunity - AccentureArticle

A new study by Accenture suggests that traditional retailers in South Africa are putting most of their efforts into their core brick-and-mortar stores as they find online operations expensive...

21 Oct 2019

What is the cost of not recycling?
What is the cost of not recycling?Article

Industry experts are calling for consumers to learn about the environmental benefits of recycling...

20 Sep 2019

Clover Nutrikids, CHOC aim for sixth Clover Nutrikids CHOC House
Clover Nutrikids, CHOC aim for sixth Clover Nutrikids CHOC HouseArticle

Clover Nutrikids and CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA announced that they would once again partner up to fundraise for the purchasing and building of a new Clover Nutrikids CHOC House in PE..

20 Sep 2019

Southern African shopping centres require a holistic, fluid strategy
Southern African shopping centres require a holistic, fluid strategyArticle

According to the Clur Report of SA Retail Property, shopping centres in Southern Africa need to adopt an integrated, holistic and fluid strategy to drive performance given shifting local and international approaches to lifestyle...

5 Sep 2019

2019 Sunday Times/Sowetan Shopper Survey reveals SA's favourite retailers
2019 Sunday Times/Sowetan Shopper Survey reveals SA's favourite retailersArticle

Shoprite took the title as South Africa's favourite retailer in the 2019 Sunday Times/Sowetan Shopper Survey. Clicks and Pick n Pay came 2nd and 3rd respectively...

5 Sep 2019

WWF and SA retailers team up to simplify recycling labels
WWF and SA retailers team up to simplify recycling labelsArticle

Some of SA's biggest retailers, with the aid of WWF, are rolling out standardised recycling instructions, known as On Pack Recycling Labels (OPRLs), which will indicate whether the packaging can or cannot be recycled...

28 Aug 2019

Combatting high absenteeism in SA retail
Combatting high absenteeism in SA retailArticle

With a daily absenteeism average of 15 to 30%, big retailers of +1000 employees have 300 staff absent at a time. This has major cost implications that retailers can potentially curb by offering employees access to primary healthcare...

21 Aug 2019

Fourth Western Cape Pick n Pay market store opens in Paarl
Fourth Western Cape Pick n Pay market store opens in PaarlArticle

Zongs Liwani's Mbekweni Market in Paarl is the fourth Pick n Pay market store to open in the Western Cape. Pick n Pay's market store programme equips independently-owned stores with systems and retailing techniques...

5 Aug 2019

Broll report details plastic usage trends in SA retail industry
Broll report details plastic usage trends in SA retail industryArticle

In its latest Q2:2019 Retail Snapshot, Broll Property Intel takes a look at the non-sustainable use of plastic within the South African retail environment, and various steps being taken to reverse this...

1 Aug 2019

SA retail sales rise by 2,2% in May
SA retail sales rise by 2,2% in MayArticle

South African retail trade sales increased by 2.2% year-on-year in May, Stats SA said in a report, better than a Reuters forecast for a 1.6% expansion. The largest annual growth rates were recorded for general dealers...

18 Jul 2019

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