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Will innovation bring the fizz back to SA's carbonated soft drinks industry?
Will innovation bring the fizz back to SA's carbonated soft drinks industry?Article

Insight Survey's latest South African Carbonated Soft Drinks Industry Landscape Report 2021 carefully uncovers the global and local carbonated soft drinks market (including the impact of Covid-19)...

Issued by Insight Survey 3 May 2021

Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants
Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchantsArticle

Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

30 Apr 2021

Pepkor H1 profit seen up 20% as cash-strapped shoppers seek value
Pepkor H1 profit seen up 20% as cash-strapped shoppers seek valueArticle

Pepkor Holdings said on Wednesday half-year earnings were expected to rise by at least 20%, supported by growth at its discount clothing business and a reduction in net debt and finance costs...

Nqobile Dludla 29 Apr 2021

Food Lover’s Market CEO Brian Coppin with TVMA founder Mmabatho Portia Morudi
The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiativeArticle

The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

28 Apr 2021

SA-made Kombo King set for retail rollout following Vumela investment
SA-made Kombo King set for retail rollout following Vumela investmentArticle

Zitulele KK Combi and Ari Jacobson have launched their patented deep-fryer technology, Kombo King, to retailers, after securing investment from the Vumela Fund...

15 Apr 2021

Accenture acquires REPL to grow retail, supply chain capabilities
Accenture acquires REPL to grow retail, supply chain capabilitiesArticle

Accenture has acquired REPL Group, a technology consultancy specialising in solutions for supply chain, workforce management, store operations and retail customer experiences...

30 Mar 2021

How a year of lockdown reshaped online retail
How a year of lockdown reshaped online retailArticle

Derek Cikes, commercial director at part-payment platform Payflex, outlines some of the key pandemic-led changes to the retail landscape over the past 365 days...

Issued by Payflex 26 Mar 2021

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SA retailers pessimistic about business conditions - surveyArticle

South African retailer confidence has declined by 13 points in the first quarter of 2021, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and related trade restrictions...

24 Mar 2021

Body positive fashion with a purpose - Donna elevates inclusive fashion
Body positive fashion with a purpose - Donna elevates inclusive fashionArticle

Leading plus size women's clothing brand Donna has always been totally aligned with the international call for enhanced body positivity and inclusivity...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 9 Mar 2021

Woolworths expands casual wear offering after return to profit growth
Woolworths expands casual wear offering after return to profit growthArticle

Woolworths said on Thursday it was expanding its casual and sports leisure wear ranges to reduce reliance on formal wear...

Nqobile Dludla 26 Feb 2021

Woolworths posts first jump in half-year profit since 2015
Woolworths posts first jump in half-year profit since 2015Article

Woolworths reported a 58.3% jump in first-half profit, its first in five years...

25 Feb 2021

Truworths to launch value clothing chain Primark
Truworths to launch value clothing chain PrimarkArticle

Truworths will open approximately 15 Primark stores over the next few months - a mix of standalone stores and others located in existing Truworths-owned stores...

23 Feb 2021

A worker walks beneath a logo at Makro Store Riversands of South African retailer Massmart in Midrand, South Africa, August 28, 2019. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo
Massmart plans further store closures, flags wider net loss this yearArticle

South African retailer Massmart said on Friday it was planning further store closures and flagged a deeper full-year net loss of more than R1.7bn after curbs related to the Covid-19 pandemic hammered sales...

22 Feb 2021

Food Lover's on the lookout for social enterprises to join supplier network
Food Lover's on the lookout for social enterprises to join supplier networkArticle

Food Lover's Market has launched its Seeds Of Change Supplier Development Partnership to create opportunities for social enterprises to join the fresh produce retailer's network as a supplier...

3 Feb 2021

Pandemic 'jet fuel' for online retail
Pandemic 'jet fuel' for online retailArticle

While online shopping in South Africa was already seeing noteworthy gains before Covid-19 hit, the past 10 months has seen it go through the roof...

Issued by imagineNATION Alliance 29 Jan 2021

Easing the buying decision of the customer
Easing the buying decision of the customerArticle

While the South African population is much more comfortable shopping in-store, retailers and brands still have a ways to go in making up for the losses experienced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Smart Media 21 Jan 2021

2021 - The year of authentic visual immersion
2021 - The year of authentic visual immersionArticle

Here are eight key trends that will affect online retailers in 2021 from Craig Bellingham, founder and CEO of Studio[K]irmack...

Issued by Studio[K]irmack 19 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The path forward for retail in 2021
#BizTrends2021: The path forward for retail in 2021Article

A high-level look at how innovation and agility could reshape one of SA's juggernaut industries...

Matthew Leighton 5 Jan 2021

South African retail changes course this feastive season
South African retail changes course this feastive seasonArticle

Covid-19 has certainly rocked the boat of retail with an immense force this year. But as we have seen with the recent Black Friday period, there is no reason to jump ship when you have a solid, seamless online sales strategy in place...

21 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Retail
#BestofBiz 2020: RetailArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year...

14 Dec 2020

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Covid-19 and the sustainable procurement revolutionArticle

Despite the Covid-19 doom and gloom, there are some silver linings. For starters, the pandemic has emphasised the interconnectedness between people, the planet, and profit. It has also heightened our sense of urgency to collectively mobilise our efforts to implement more sustainable practices...

Christelle Marais 10 Dec 2020

Why managed media is the cornerstone of in-store brand communication
Why managed media is the cornerstone of in-store brand communicationArticle

For brands, this is the best alternative value investment in a retail and wholesale store because it is the most secure and regulated means of carrying out FMCG branding mandates in a much more affordable and longer lasting way...

Issued by MegaVision Media 9 Dec 2020

Dis-Chem's nursing practitioners now also training on the go
Dis-Chem's nursing practitioners now also training on the goArticle

Smart-Cnnect has expanded training through its app to retail clinic nursing practitioners starting November 2020...

Issued by Smart Media 8 Dec 2020

Canal Walk pilots click and collect pickup point
Canal Walk pilots click and collect pickup pointArticle

Canal Walk Shopping Centre has boosted its customer services with a new click and collect pickup point powered by Pargo...

25 Nov 2020

SA fashion is going local, and it's a good thing
SA fashion is going local, and it's a good thingArticle

Largely due to global supply chain disruptions brought about by Covid-19, more big South African fashion brands are committing to producing fashion at home. What are the implications?...

Issued by Lontana Apparel 16 Nov 2020

Marketing agency to provide services to regional USAID TradeHub-supported firms
Marketing agency to provide services to regional USAID TradeHub-supported firmsArticle

The USAID TradeHub is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced marketing agency to assess the most important marketing needs of selected regional export firms to enhance their capability to lure South African buyers...

Issued by Development Alternatives Initiative 16 Nov 2020

Smart-Cnnect revolutionises staff training
Smart-Cnnect revolutionises staff trainingArticle

The Medicare Health group of pharmacies are now training their staff using the Smart-Cnnect app, a digital staff training mobile application that is fully customisable to an array of environments...

Issued by Smart Media 10 Nov 2020

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Pulling off a smooth and safe Black Friday mid-pandemicArticle

Retailers need to revise their approaches to ensure safer sales and customers in the time of Covid-19...

9 Nov 2020

Are personalised probiotics colonising the SA probiotics market?
Are personalised probiotics colonising the SA probiotics market?Article

Insight Survey's latest SA Probiotics Industry Landscape Report 2020 carefully uncovers the global and local probiotics market (including the impact of Covid-19) based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 9 Nov 2020

#FluxTrendsMasterclass: Why the future of malls could be good for smaller retailers
#FluxTrendsMasterclass: Why the future of malls could be good for smaller retailersArticle

Bronwyn Williams, partner at Flux Trends, interviewed Preston Gaddy at the Alinea Marketing Master Class to find out about future retail trends...

4 Nov 2020

#PulpNonFiction: It's time for Africa to bet on itself
#PulpNonFiction: It's time for Africa to bet on itselfArticle

What struck Bronwyn Williams in Henry Kissinger's World Order was the absence of Africa in the grand narrative of human strategy and struggle...

Bronwyn Williams 16 Oct 2020

Major SA food brands join PnP in food waste reduction commitment
Major SA food brands join PnP in food waste reduction commitmentArticle

Pick n Pay has recruited 20 of its largest food and manufacturer suppliers to join the 10x20x30 initiative, a global private-sector project, to significantly combat in-store and supply chain food waste by 2030...

15 Oct 2020

Smart African retailers are rising from the ashes. Here's how
Smart African retailers are rising from the ashes. Here's howArticle

To hear some industry commentators tell it, Covid-19 is going to be the final nail in the coffin of retail as we know it. At best, they're over-simplifying. At worst, they're just wrong...

Lee Naik 13 Oct 2020

South African retailers should prepare for a predominantly online Black Friday
South African retailers should prepare for a predominantly online Black FridayArticle

There's been a massive shift from all things physical to the digital space given the Covid-19 pandemic, and this year's Black Friday will be no different...

6 Oct 2020

The Covid-driven surge in online grocery shopping
The Covid-driven surge in online grocery shoppingArticle

E-commerce will permanently benefit from people wanting to, or being forced to, socially distance themselves. One of the sub-sectors in this space is online grocery shopping...

Ross Jenvey 22 Sep 2020

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...

17 Sep 2020

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

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...

Rael Levitt 17 Sep 2020

#VMLYRTheEdge: Things to consider when looking to expand to African markets
#VMLYRTheEdge: Things to consider when looking to expand to African marketsArticle

Dianna Games, chief executive of Africa @ Work shares some important things to consider when looking to do business in the African market...

Jessica Tennant 16 Sep 2020

Smart Media doubles the power of in-store digital media
Smart Media doubles the power of in-store digital mediaArticle

In-store advertising specialists Smart Media are proud to announce another in-store digital innovation; the double-sided digital hanging boards...

Issued by Smart Media 16 Sep 2020

Shoprite CEO Pieter Engelbrecht
Shoprite plans to close stores in KenyaArticle

Shoprite Holdings plans to dispose of its Kenyan operations, and close its remaining two stores in the East African country by year-end...

9 Sep 2020

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4 South African purchasing trends brought on by Covid-19Article

From toilet paper in Australia to pasta in Italy and condoms in France, countries have noted interesting patterns of demand in the world of fast moving consumer goods...

21 Aug 2020

Tetra Pak reacts to demand for sustainable packaging solutions
Tetra Pak reacts to demand for sustainable packaging solutionsArticle

Tetra Pak Southern Africa continues to adapt its value chain to support the circular economy and meet growing demand for sustainable packaging from retailers and food and beverage producers...

20 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

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The cotton sector: A myriad of challenges, a world of opportunitiesArticle

While considerable effort has already been made, massive growth in the local market is needed to diversify South African cotton into new markets...

Cobus de Bruyn 11 Aug 2020

Shoprite to discontinue operations in Nigeria
Shoprite to discontinue operations in NigeriaArticle

The Shoprite Group is exiting Nigeria after 15 years. The Cape Town-based company announced the decision in a trading update this week...

5 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

Smart-Cnnect training app hits 100% Dis-Chem Pharmacy engagement
Smart-Cnnect training app hits 100% Dis-Chem Pharmacy engagementArticle

Smart-Cnnect is the brainchild of in-store advertising innovator Smart Media's partnership with e-learning provider Cnnect™, created to train and upskill Dis-Chem pharmacy staff on the move...

Issued by Smart Media 28 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

TFG agrees to buy selected Jet stores and related assets for R480m
TFG agrees to buy selected Jet stores and related assets for R480mArticle

TFG has entered into an agreement to buy certain "commercially-viable stores and selected assets" of Jet from embattled Edcon for a cash purchase consideration of R480m...

13 Jul 2020

Owner of Legit offers to buy part of Edgars
Owner of Legit offers to buy part of EdgarsArticle

Parts of South African retail chain Edgars may be sold to Edcon competitor Retailability Ltd, business rescue practitioners in charge of Edcon's restructuring said...

8 Jul 2020

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