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Allan Dickson, redPanda Software
Retailers must get to grips with SA's unique and evolving credit marketArticle

As furniture and fashion retailers continue their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, credit will play an increasingly important role, says redPanda Software's Allan Dickson...

Allan Dickson 2 days ago

Call for applications: eThekwini Furniture Cluster Business Accelerator
Call for applications: eThekwini Furniture Cluster Business AcceleratorArticle

Successful applicants that excel during the pitching process will be in the running to gain a lucrative business contract with furniture retailers, @home, CLM Home and Homewood...

6 May 2021

DTIC and Proudly South African launch local online furniture portal
DTIC and Proudly South African launch local online furniture portalArticle

An online furniture portal has been launched to showcase the SA furniture sector's capabilities, and stimulate local procurement...

28 Apr 2021

Hyde Park's new furniture and decor showroom salutes SA design
Hyde Park's new furniture and decor showroom salutes SA designArticle

Hyde Park Corner is now home to a 'dreamhouse' of South African design thanks to local co-operative Always Welcome...

30 Oct 2020

Prospect of new SA design qualification excites furniture industry
Prospect of new SA design qualification excites furniture industryArticle

The qualification was registered with the South African Quality Assurance Framework (SAQA) in May this year...

26 Oct 2020

Steinhoff to sell stake in Conforama France to Mobilux
Steinhoff to sell stake in Conforama France to MobiluxArticle

Steinhoff has agreed to dispose of its shares in home furnishings retail chain Conforama France to Mobilux Sàrl...

9 Jul 2020

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Furniture manufacturers urged to explore available funding schemesArticle

While the South African furniture manufacturing sector has endured some tough times in recent years, there are still significant financial incentives for high-quality projects.

24 Jun 2020

SA's retail credit market and the impact of Covid-19
SA's retail credit market and the impact of Covid-19Article

The credit industry is affected by the decrease in retail activity which in future could see access for consumers to traditional banking and finance-related products being impacted...

Jaco van Jaarsveldt 11 Jun 2020

SA's Furniture Industry Master Plan roadshow concludes
SA's Furniture Industry Master Plan roadshow concludesArticle

The South African Furniture Initiative and the Department of Trade and Industry completed their consultative roadshow in Port Elizabeth, after meeting furniture manufacturers across South Africa...

11 Feb 2020

Online home decor store Block Basics launches
Online home decor store Block Basics launchesArticle

A new online store, Block Basics, has launched in South Africa offering functional and on-trend home decor staples...

4 Feb 2020

South African Airways saga puts spotlight on role of directors
South African Airways saga puts spotlight on role of directorsArticle

There are at least four ways in which directors can be responsible for reckless or fraudulent trading...

Maleka Femida Cassim 10 Dec 2019

Ikea’s Hyderabad store has not been as busy as the Swedish giants had hoped.
Ikea v Pepperfry: India the venue for a David and Goliath furniture fightArticle

Ikea is celebrating its first anniversary of operating in India. Even though the company secured regulatory approval to enter the country in 2013, it took five years...

Ivy Buche and Amit Joshi 2 Oct 2019

Safi furniture directory launched to stimulate local procurement
Safi furniture directory launched to stimulate local procurementArticle

The South African Furniture Initiative's (Safi) furniture directory will be unveiled at the SARCDA Expo, which is being held at the Gallagher Estate in Gauteng from 22 August to 25 August 2019...

23 Aug 2019

SA's furniture industry to unveil its master plan by 2020
SA's furniture industry to unveil its master plan by 2020Article

The South Africa Furniture Initiative has indicated that the proposed Furniture Industry Master Plan (FIMP) will be completed by 2020. The FIMP will focus on the development and support of the local industry...

6 Aug 2019

The #Cannes Lions 2019 Health & Wellness and Pharma Grand Prix winners: McCann Tel Aviv, Craft London and UM Tel Aviv, for IKEA 'ThisAbles' and McCann Health Shanghai, for GSK GlaxoSmithKline's 'Breath of Life' respectively.
#CannesLions2019: Health & Wellness and Pharma Lions winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked off on 17 June, with the 2019 Cannes Health & Wellness and Pharma Lions announced during the Health award track ceremony...

17 Jun 2019

Q&A: Marko Salic on digitally transforming retail and supply chain solutions
Q&A: Marko Salic on digitally transforming retail and supply chain solutionsArticle

Argility is a South African enterprise software development and services company focussing on using industry 4.0 technologies in the retail and supply chain arena...

Evan-Lee Courie 2 May 2019

Builders reveals new store prototype in Boksburg
Builders reveals new store prototype in BoksburgArticle

A new store prototype developed by Builders Warehouse made its debut at the newly-opened Boksburg outlet this week, offering 3D printing, flatpack furniture, a smart home hub, and other new features.

2 May 2019

New report: Innovation key to survival in retail property sector
New report: Innovation key to survival in retail property sectorArticle

Broll Property Intel has released it latest report unpacking how the retail property sector is evolving, and highlights some of the changing retail, consumer and technology trends...

3 Apr 2019

Coricraft embraces digital in store
Coricraft embraces digital in storeArticle

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

Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Mar 2019

Walmart launches online-exclusive furniture brand MoDRN
Walmart launches online-exclusive furniture brand MoDRNArticle

Walmart has introduced its own private label furniture brand called MoDRN, available exclusively online through the Walmart.com's home section...

12 Feb 2019

SAFPS finds that Protection of Information Act leaves loopholes for fraudsters
SAFPS finds that Protection of Information Act leaves loopholes for fraudstersArticle

As the rate of identity theft accelerates, some have asked how information becomes available to companies...

12 Oct 2018

Vend reveals top performing independent retail categories in SA
Vend reveals top performing independent retail categories in SAArticle

Over the past year, South Africa's independent retailers enjoyed sales volumes 25% higher than the global average, according to data from retail management software company Vend...

17 Aug 2018

Homeware haunt Block and Chisel opens in-store cafe in Cape Town
Homeware haunt Block and Chisel opens in-store cafe in Cape TownArticle

Furniture and decor retailer Block and Chisel has opened a "coffee and toastie emporium" at its store in Diep River, Cape Town...

16 Aug 2018

Retail sales grow more than analysts expect in December
Retail sales grow more than analysts expect in DecemberArticle

December's retail sales grew 5.3%, beating economists' consensus forecast of 4%...

Robert Laing 15 Feb 2018

'We were bamboozled,' say Steinhoff directors
'We were bamboozled,' say Steinhoff directorsArticle

Two of the directors of Steinhoff say former CEO Markus Jooste "misled" the furniture retailer's board...

29 Jan 2018

Nigeria's Skarabrand hits 1,000 items sold in 11 cities
Nigeria's Skarabrand hits 1,000 items sold in 11 citiesArticle

Nigerian online furniture retailer Skarabrand has sold more than 1,000 items and delivered to 11 cities since its launch in 2015...

Tom Jackson 19 Jan 2018

The winning brands in 2018 will get their competitive edge from memorable customer experiences
The winning brands in 2018 will get their competitive edge from memorable customer experiencesArticle

Consumers around the world are putting more value on experiences than they do on possessions, and South Africans are no different...

Rachel Thompson, Issued by GfK South Africa 16 Jan 2018

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Steinhoff investors ask to join Dutch lawsuitArticle

The Dutch Investors Association (VEB) says it has been approached by many South African-registered Steinhoff shareholders interested in participating in its class action against Steinhoff...

Ann Crotty 12 Jan 2018

Steinhoff unable to give details of irregularities
Steinhoff unable to give details of irregularitiesArticle

Steinhoff's eagerly awaited presentation to a group of its bankers was met with dismay on Tuesday, as the global furniture retailer said that it could still not quantify the magnitude of the "accounting irregularities"...

Giulietta Talevi 21 Dec 2017

Reshuffle of Steinhoff's management board sees three new appointments
Reshuffle of Steinhoff's management board sees three new appointmentsArticle

Steinhoff International promoted its chief operating officer, Danie van der Merwe, to acting CEO on Tuesday...

Robert Laing 20 Dec 2017

#BizTrends2018: Winning brands will get their competitive edge from memorable customer experiences
#BizTrends2018: Winning brands will get their competitive edge from memorable customer experiencesArticle

Consumers around the world are putting more value on experiences than they do on possessions, and South Africans are no different...

Rachel Thompson 19 Dec 2017

Claims against Steinhoff uncover revolving tangle of dodgy deals
Claims against Steinhoff uncover revolving tangle of dodgy dealsArticle

The Steinhoff International management stands accused of cooking the books to hide losses and inflate earnings. But what exactly might it have done and how?

Hanna Ziady 14 Dec 2017

Retail sales far lower in October than analysts expected
Retail sales far lower in October than analysts expectedArticle

The retail sector did not do as well as expected in October but still signalled stronger economic growth at the start of the fourth quarter...

Sunita Menon 13 Dec 2017

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Markus Jooste quits as Steinhoff CEOArticle

Steinhoff International CEO Marcus Jooste resigned on Tuesday night, ahead of the furniture retailer's results scheduled for release on Wednesday...

Robert Laing 6 Dec 2017

Lewis sells more furniture, but more of it is on credit
Lewis sells more furniture, but more of it is on creditArticle

The proportion of furniture Lewis sold on credit in the first half of is financial year widened to 68.8% from 63.4% in the matching period, helping it grow merchandise sales 5%...

Robert Laing 14 Nov 2017

Conceptual, custom-made decor online with Something Desired
Conceptual, custom-made decor online with Something DesiredArticle

Building on the success of its décor and design business that operates in the events industry, the team behind Something Different has launched an online store called Something Desired...

30 Oct 2017

Chris Weylandt
#BODJHB: Chris Weylandt on the basics of retailArticle

On day two of the Johannesburg version of Business of Design, Chris Weylandt explained his tactics to competing or rather leading in the retail game...

Jessica Tennant 20 Oct 2017

Lewis Stores sets its sights on richer consumers with UFO deal
Lewis Stores sets its sights on richer consumers with UFO dealArticle

Lewis Stores is acquiring the United Furniture Outlets (UFO) chain for R320m, the JSE-listed furniture retailer said on Thursday morning...

Robert Laing 19 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design
#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor designArticle

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference...

Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Oct 2017

Pichulik and Weylandts collaborate on Capsule collection
Pichulik and Weylandts collaborate on Capsule collectionArticle

Weylandts and Pichulik have collaborated on a newly launched range of jewellery exclusive to the furniture retailer.

10 Oct 2017

Ikea buys on-demand help startup TaskRabbit
Ikea buys on-demand help startup TaskRabbitArticle

Ikea has announced a deal to acquire on-demand help startup TaskRabbit as the world's largest furniture retailer grabbed a seat in the online sharing economy...

29 Sep 2017

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Steinhoff raises R15.4bn ahead of Star listingArticle

Steinhoff International said on Friday it had raised at least R15.4bn for its African retail assets, which it plans to list separately on the JSE on Wednesday...

18 Sep 2017

Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste
Steinhoff hammered by claim of CEO probeArticle

For the second time in less than two years, retail group Steinhoff's share price has been pummelled by allegations relating to its tax and accounting practices...

29 Aug 2017

Retail sales grow more than expected in June
Retail sales grow more than expected in JuneArticle

June's retail sales grew 2.9% from the same month in 2016, taking its growth for the second quarter to 2.2%...

Robert Laing 18 Aug 2017

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TFG to fight back over club chargesArticle

Clothing retailer The Foschini Group (TFG) is the latest of a number of retailers to come under the spotlight of the National Credit Regulator for allegedly charging a club fee...

6 Jul 2017

Weylandts introduces first Timothy Oulton Gallery in Africa
Weylandts introduces first Timothy Oulton Gallery in AfricaArticle

The first Timothy Oulton Gallery in Africa has been launched by Weylandts inside its Fourways store...

3 Jul 2017

Lewis shares rally as tribunal rules in its favour on club fees
Lewis shares rally as tribunal rules in its favour on club feesArticle

Lewis said on Monday that the National Consumer Tribunal had ruled in its favour in the matter involving the furniture retailer and National Credit Regulator...

6 Jun 2017

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Lewis's shares rise despite profit warningArticle

Furniture retailer Lewis warned shareholders on Wednesday that its earnings were expected to fall by as much as 66%...

Robert Laing 19 May 2017

Shoprite's overall sales up 14% to R71.3bn
Shoprite's overall sales up 14% to R71.3bnArticle

Whitey Basson ended his run as Shoprite CEO on a high note, the grocery chain's interim results released on Tuesday morning showed...

Robert Laing 21 Feb 2017

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Lewis more than halves its interim dividendArticle

Furniture retailer Lewis more than halved its interim dividend to R1 from the matching period's R2.15...

Robert Laing 10 Nov 2016

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