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AutoTrader searches jump 76% year-on-year
AutoTrader searches jump 76% year-on-yearArticle

AutoTrader has recorded exponential growth in car searches year-on-year. Activity on South Africa's largest digital automotive marketplace rose from 32,4 million in April, to 39,9 million in May, to a high of 43,3 million in June, marking a full 76% increase when compared to June 2019...

Issued by AutoTrader 9 Sep 2020

Fast-tracking the future of shopping malls
Fast-tracking the future of shopping mallsArticle

Is the long-imagined retail apocalypse on our doorstep? If you have entered a shopping mall recently, you might begin to think so...

Lars Veul 8 Sep 2020

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Global consumers ease back into in-store shopping - reportArticle

With Covid-19 lockdown measures around the world easing, just under three-quarters of global consumers report feeling comfortable returning to physical stores since lockdowns have eased...

4 Sep 2020

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How to capitalise on the digital retail takeoverArticle

How has Covid-19 accelerated digital shopping and what does this mean for your business?

Tyrone Van Heerden 30 Jul 2020

Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on
Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying onArticle

So you finally hit the shops and cafes after weeks of lockdown. After disinfecting your hands, following the arrows around the shop or to your table, taking care to avoid others where possible...

Jessica Vredenburg and Megan Phillips 24 Jul 2020

Franchises work to weather fallout of Covid-19
Franchises work to weather fallout of Covid-19Article

Fasa reports that many of its members are re-strategising and reshaping their businesses to incorporate smaller stores, 'dark kitchens' and online trading...

20 Jul 2020

How mobile technology is driving sales in physical retail stores
How mobile technology is driving sales in physical retail storesArticle

Retail sector investment into mobile apps and platforms has been accelerated by the global pandemic...

Leon Coetzer 10 Jul 2020

Big brick-and-mortar retail needs to up its online game to survive
Big brick-and-mortar retail needs to up its online game to surviveArticle

SA's large retailers have a history of positioning themselves brilliantly in prime retail locations in premium malls, and need to follow the same strategy for their digital shopfronts...

David Jenkins 7 Jul 2020

Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus
Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirusArticle

Retail was in trouble long before Covid-19 hit. The past five years saw daily reports of store closures and retailer bankruptcies. The growth of online commerce eroded many retailers' top-line revenues...

Frederic Dimanche 6 Jul 2020

Dean Kowarski, CEO of Real Foods Group
Real Foods expands Kauai, launches Free Bird and acquires Uber NutritionArticle

Real Foods Group, which lists Kauai, Nü Health Food Café and other food brands in its portfolio, has diversified during lockdown...

1 Jul 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

Covid-19 a shot in the arm for e-commerce
Covid-19 a shot in the arm for e-commerceArticle

Online retail may account for under 2% of total retail sales in South Africa, but the Covid-19 pandemic is encouraging consumers to switch to digital shopping and payment alternatives...

Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2020

IAB SA and Kantar's #InsightsinAction: Tips to reposition your brand for recovery
IAB SA and Kantar's #InsightsinAction: Tips to reposition your brand for recoveryArticle

As we await the further opening of the South African economy under lockdown, Kantar's wave three barometer on consumer attitudes and behaviour as well as AI-powered chatbot insights make it clear that agencies, brands and publishers need to work together as we ride the corona-coaster towards recovery...

Issued by Kantar 14 May 2020

E-commerce up the Covid creek without a paddle
E-commerce up the Covid creek without a paddleArticle

Covid-19 and the national lockdown has left SA's online retailers up the proverbial creek with only a miniature essential services paddle, says OneDayOnly's Laurian Venter...

Laurian Venter 13 May 2020

Film and television production houses to resume operations
Film and television production houses to resume operationsArticle

Acting Communications and Digital Technologies Minister, Jackson Mthembu, has signed and gazetted directions on the Risk-Adjusted Strategy for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector...

4 May 2020

BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands 2020
BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands 2020Article

The latest report by WPP and Kantar, in conjunction with the World Retail Congress, the BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands Ranking, drives home the retail sector's pivotal role in the global economy...

Issued by Kantar 4 May 2020

Digital marketing during a pandemic
Digital marketing during a pandemicArticle

The past week has seen widespread panic and mass stockpiling, with doomsday predictions running rampant. South African businesses are nervous...

Neil Clarence, Issued by Vicinity Media 26 Mar 2020

Ethical e-tailer Faithful to Nature opens first physical store
Ethical e-tailer Faithful to Nature opens first physical storeArticle

Faithful to Nature has opened the doors to its first brick and mortar store...

Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Feb 2020

Connecting with customers on the ground is not dead
Connecting with customers on the ground is not deadArticle

There could be light at the end of the tunnel for big brands trying to reconnect with their customers on the ground...

24 Jan 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 Mariëtte Frazer 22 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Faster and smarter - 8 retail trends for 2020
#BizTrends2020: Faster and smarter - 8 retail trends for 2020Article

For the retail sector as a whole - and for physical stores in particular - 2020 will be a year of reinvention...

Dov Girnun 21 Jan 2020

#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

#SACSCCongress: How physical retail is reinventing itself
#SACSCCongress: How physical retail is reinventing itselfArticle

John Ryan, a London-based journalist and analyst focused on retail design and strategy, shares a glimpse into what's new and what matters in the global retail environment...

Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Oct 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

#SACSCCongress: Physical retail must surprise and delight
#SACSCCongress: Physical retail must surprise and delightArticle

Over 1,400 delegates from the retail, shopping centre and associated industries are gathered in Cape Town this week for the 23rd SACSC Annual Congress...

17 Oct 2019

SACSC Congress 2019 to zero in on the evolution of retail
SACSC Congress 2019 to zero in on the evolution of retailArticle

'Evolve' is the theme of the 23rd South African Council of Shopping Centres' Annual Congress, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 16 to 18 October 2019...

10 Oct 2019

Credit: Hans Olav Lien via Wikimedia
3 reasons Forever 21's bankruptcy doesn't spell the end of brick-and-mortar retailingArticle

Forever 21's decision to file for bankruptcy and shutter hundreds of its stores has resurrected the notion that online retailing is killing brick and mortar...

Anthony Dukes 4 Oct 2019

An omnichannel approach: 3 ways to drive festive season sales
An omnichannel approach: 3 ways to drive festive season salesArticle

Brick and mortar retailers have enormous opportunity to leverage the distinct benefits of traditional, in-person shopping in ways that digital sites can only dream about...

Simon Wilson 30 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

#EuroShop: Out with boring, in with experience
#EuroShop: Out with boring, in with experienceArticle

To be successful today, bricks and mortar stores must move from selling as their main purpose to providing consumers with a combination of products and experiences that are engaging and inspirational...

Danette Breitenbach 4 Sep 2019

Retail in 2030: AI, IoT, big data, and omnichannel as teenagers
Retail in 2030: AI, IoT, big data, and omnichannel as teenagersArticle

Will technologies like AI mean the end of human engagement and shopping in a physical retail store? Will we become completely dependent on IoT technology for shopping?

M Frazer 16 Jul 2019

10 retail trends for 2019
10 retail trends for 2019Article

For the retail sector as a whole - and for physical stores in particular - 2019 will be a year of reinvention...

Jackie Kalis 15 Jul 2019

How digitalisation is changing the job market - Is South Africa prepared?
How digitalisation is changing the job market - Is South Africa prepared?Article

As the digital era advances, changes in the job market are inevitable. In retail for example, as more companies go online to trade there are fewer physical retail outlets and therefore, a dwindling requirement for human beings to man physical stores...

Desere Orrill, Issued by Ole!Connect 12 Jul 2019

Retailers - give me an (even basic) experience!
Retailers - give me an (even basic) experience!Article

Many retailers are closing down their stores because of what they see as low consumer confidence and poor retail expenditure. This is not necessarily true...

C De Meyer-Heyderych 10 Jul 2019

3 trends in retailtainment
3 trends in retailtainmentArticle

'Retailtainment' is described as the use of "ambiance, emotion, sound and activity to get customers interested in the product and in a mood to buy"...

Eben Esterhuizen 2 Jul 2019

How interior décor helps create immersive retail experiences
How interior décor helps create immersive retail experiencesArticle

Canon deciphers the importance of the settings and ambiences of physical shops as they become more than just a buying space, an opportunity for the brand to build and maintain relationships...

1 Jul 2019

Yuppiechef Waterfront Store. Image supplied.
Yuppiechef opens first two Johannesburg storesArticle

Yuppiechef has announced the opening of two new stores in Johannesburg later this month happening on the same day...

11 Jun 2019

The most valuable global retail brands for 2019
The most valuable global retail brands for 2019Article

The results of the second annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands have been revealed. The research shows that the world's most valuable retail brands are worth $339 billion more...

14 May 2019

8 retail display ideas to try in store
8 retail display ideas to try in storeArticle

Retail displays and visual merchandising are essential in driving attention and conversion in brick-and-mortar retail. One of the main reasons why people decide to shop in store is to see merchandise in person...

29 Apr 2019

African retailers have the opportunity to re-imagine a data-driven sector
African retailers have the opportunity to re-imagine a data-driven sectorArticle

Transforming retail starts with the business model, not the technology...

Toros Esim 27 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: Physical retail needs to step up
#SeamlessSA: Physical retail needs to step upArticle

Traditional brick and mortar retailers still have a future despite the boom in online retail, but they have to be open to change...

Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: 6 questions to ask if you want more from your store
#SeamlessSA: 6 questions to ask if you want more from your storeArticle

Product of the Year South Africa's CEO Preetesh Sewraj shares think points on using design and insights to get more out of your physical stores...

Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Mar 2019

Rise in shopping centre trading density over November, December - Clur report
Rise in shopping centre trading density over November, December - Clur reportArticle

Growth in trading density (sales per square metre) in 2018 at monitored shopping centres in South Africa and Namibia continued to improve after a lacklustre 2017, according to a retail property barometer...

1 Mar 2019

Keeping physical retail alive, and growing
Keeping physical retail alive, and growingArticle

Is the bricks and mortar ship really going down? Not for those that innovate and adapt, says Vend's Higor Torchia...

Higor Torchia 30 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Shop defines 6 trends shaping the future of retail
#BizTrends2019: Shop defines 6 trends shaping the future of retailArticle

Technology and changing customer demographics have set a new stage for retail. Success today is defined by the ability to keep up, or get out in front of, trends that are driving consumer purchases...

Leo Van De Polder 29 Jan 2019

Brick-bait: 3 tricks up retailers' sleeves to lure you back to physical shops
Brick-bait: 3 tricks up retailers' sleeves to lure you back to physical shopsArticle

Bricks-and-mortar retail stores are under intense pressure from online competition. Feeling the most heat are clothes shops and department stores...

Eloise Zoppos 28 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Selling to the other 98% - the move to physical retail
#BizTrends2019: Selling to the other 98% - the move to physical retailArticle

We believed that e-commerce was such an obviously better way of shopping. We were wrong...

Andrew Smith 15 Jan 2019

Elevated sensorial experiences drive shoppers back to stores
Elevated sensorial experiences drive shoppers back to storesArticle

According to a new global report by in-store media company Mood Media, sensory experiences drive 9 out of 10 shoppers back to stores...

15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Africa's consumers - connected, in control, and hungry for convenience
#BizTrends2019: Africa's consumers - connected, in control, and hungry for convenienceArticle

Shopping - love it or hate it, it's nearly impossible to escape the banality or adventure that competes for consumers' precious time. It takes us away from the things we would rather be doing...

Ailsa Wingfield 11 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 niche e-commerce stores driving innovation in online shopping
#BizTrends2019: 4 niche e-commerce stores driving innovation in online shoppingArticle

Service is the new selling. This dedication towards offering tailored service is what differentiates mass from niche online retailers. We're no longer selling things, but the experience of buying them...

Graham van der Merwe 9 Jan 2019

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