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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

Broll report looks at SA's shifting last-mile delivery landscape
Broll report looks at SA's shifting last-mile delivery landscapeArticle

As technology accelerates the customer online order experience, the final leg, or 'last mile' expectation of efficient and scheduled on-time delivery has become one of the defining measures of customer service...

1 Sep 2020

Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help them
Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help themArticle

Covid-19 has prompted widespread discussion of the resilience of food systems and how efficiency and competitiveness have been previously understood...

Andrew Bowman and Reena das Nair 1 Sep 2020

How Dis-Chem customers changed their shopping behaviour during lockdown
How Dis-Chem customers changed their shopping behaviour during lockdownArticle

Dis-Chem said online sales grew 344% from 1 March to 15 August. "Covid-19 has matured the e-commerce environment and consumer adaption by 3 to 5 years," the group said...

26 Aug 2020

Retail sector shakeout brings challenges and opportunities
Retail sector shakeout brings challenges and opportunitiesArticle

Like most industries, the retail sector has had to transform radically, not only to survive the current situation, but also to ensure that it remains viable and sustainable into the future...

Tasmika Ramlakan 26 Aug 2020

Influence marketing - Ogilvy SA enters the fray
Influence marketing - Ogilvy SA enters the frayArticle

Ogilvy South Africa has launched its own influence marketing division, entitled InfluenceO, with Dylan Joubert at the helm...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 20 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

While retail sales plunge, SA's agriculture industry shows promise
While retail sales plunge, SA's agriculture industry shows promiseArticle

The agricultural sector is showing itself to be an anomaly, and it grew almost 30% during the financially turbulent first quarter of 2020...

29 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

Mr Price reveals impact of SA lockdown and its plans to exit Nigeria
Mr Price reveals impact of SA lockdown and its plans to exit NigeriaArticle

Mr Price Group will shut dow Nigerian operations due to weak economic growth and other difficulties...

29 Jun 2020

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Retail sales up 2,7% in MarchArticle

Statistics South Africa reports that retail trade sales increased by 2,7% year-on-year in March 2020. The better-than-expected improvement in sales follows a rise in panic buying...

29 Jun 2020

Industrial real estate is in high demand, here's why
Industrial real estate is in high demand, here's whyArticle

Following the implementation of Level 3 lockdown, one particular property sector is making waves and has seen a noticeable spike in activity...

24 Jun 2020

How is Covid-19 boosting SA's cough, cold and flu remedies market?
How is Covid-19 boosting SA's cough, cold and flu remedies market?Article

Insight Survey's latest SA Cough, Cold and Flu Remedies Industry Landscape Report 2020 uncovers the global and local cough, cold and flu remedies market based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 22 Jun 2020

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V&A Waterfront partners with Pargo on click and collect drive-through serviceArticle

The V&A Waterfront is partnering with Pargo, a click and collect service provider, to offer an alternative for shoppers who want to avoid possible exposure to Covid-19 by queuing in shops, but who still want to collect their own goods...

15 Jun 2020

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Value of printed advertising inserts to drive retail sales reaffirmedArticle

The value of printed advertising inserts to drive retail sales has been reaffirmed, just as consumers are again able to shop for (almost) anything...

15 Jun 2020

Are innovative cold-pressed flavour infusions boosting SA's juice market?
Are innovative cold-pressed flavour infusions boosting SA's juice market?Article

Insight Survey's latest SA Juice Industry Landscape Report 2020 uncovers the global and local markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 8 Jun 2020

Consumer markets under pressure in 2020
Consumer markets under pressure in 2020Article

As Covid-19 shifts the global economic outlook into deep recession, reflecting the impact of social distancing measures on economic activity, no industry remains untouched...

Camilla Butler 5 Jun 2020

FNB cardholders spent over R4bn in 3 days preceding lockdown
FNB cardholders spent over R4bn in 3 days preceding lockdownArticle

FNB reports a slight boost in card spend since the start of Level 4 lockdown. Despite the increase in consumer spending, activity is still averaging significantly lower compared to pre-lockdown levels...

28 May 2020

Brian Wieser, global president, Business Intelligence, WPP.
The impact of Covid-19 on global advertising investment [report]Article

Brands cut $50bn from global adspend in wake of Covid-19, according to Warc's new report; Global Advertising Trends: The impact of Covid-19 on ad investment...

28 May 2020

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Online wine sales - get your paperwork in orderArticle

Danie Cronjé, director of Danie Cronje Attorneys Incorporated, provides some clear guidelines with regard to online wine sales...

27 May 2020

#Level3Lockdown: Uncertainty, risks remain for retailers and retail property owners
#Level3Lockdown: Uncertainty, risks remain for retailers and retail property ownersArticle

As South Africa gradually heads towards Level 3 lockdown as from 1 June, the opening of most retail means that retailers and retail property owners will begin to look forward to a more normal business life...

John Loos 26 May 2020

E-commerce surge, contactless deliveries throws lifeline to courier industry
E-commerce surge, contactless deliveries throws lifeline to courier industryArticle

In just over a week, the lift of the e-commerce ban by Minister Patel has delivered a potentially life-saving 'U-turn' to the future of several South African industries, most particularly online retail, and the courier, logistics and freight forwarding industry...

25 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

SA's retail sales up 2% in February
SA's retail sales up 2% in FebruaryArticle

South Africa's retail trade sales increased by 2% year-on-year in February 2020, according to Statistics South Africa...

21 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

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FMCG and Covid-19: Sector set for considerable changeArticle

The market for FMCG faces considerable changes - impacted by demand for consumer packaged goods, changes in household spending, increase in e-commerce and frequency of shop visits...

13 May 2020

Covid-19 disrupting fashion value chains
Covid-19 disrupting fashion value chainsArticle

African Fashion International (AFI) could never have imagined hosting the last day of Fashion Week to an eerily empty CTICC, livestreaming the entire schedule of evening shows. Little did we know, five years ago, the online streaming service that we had introduced would soon be the new normal...

Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe 13 May 2020

Forrester forecasts $2.1tn in retail losses globally in 2020
Forrester forecasts $2.1tn in retail losses globally in 2020Article

Forrester predicts that due to the coronavirus, retail sales in 2020 will decline by an average of 9.6% globally, a loss of $2.1tn...

7 May 2020

JLL Q1 2020 report outlines implications of Covid-19 for real estate
JLL Q1 2020 report outlines implications of Covid-19 for real estateArticle

According to JLL's recently released South Africa Real Estate Market Performance Q1 2020 report, most real estate sectors across the market have softened...

6 May 2020

The future of e-commerce is now
The future of e-commerce is nowArticle

The Covid-19 coronavirus has forced essential businesses to offer delivery options and pushed consumers to buy online...

30 Apr 2020

SA's surge in online shopping expected to continue beyond lockdown
SA's surge in online shopping expected to continue beyond lockdownArticle

Consumers have switched to digital shopping alternatives, with 37% of South Africans saying they are shopping more online...

Issued by Nielsen 29 Apr 2020

Further tax measures to provide support
Further tax measures to provide supportArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has provided more details on the second set of measures that are aimed at assisting individuals and businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic...

23 Apr 2020

SA wine in the time of coronavirus: A case of adapt or die
SA wine in the time of coronavirus: A case of adapt or dieArticle

The news of a lockdown at the end of March 2020 hit everyone like one too many glasses of plonk. In between fast emptying shelves and widespread price gouging, the wine industry waited with bated breath as news changed daily. And then, it was announced that nothing could move - for three whole weeks, and then another two. Now what?

Kristen Duff and Gosia Young 22 Apr 2020

11-point plan to rebuild economy, property sector post Covid-19
11-point plan to rebuild economy, property sector post Covid-19Article

Many emerging landlords, small business owners, contractors and commission-based earners who operate in the property sector are facing an uncertain and bleak future...

Vuyiswa Mutshekwane 17 Apr 2020

Never waste a good crisis!
Never waste a good crisis!Article

The Covid-19 global pandemic is the absolute definition of something that is outside of all of our controls. Whilst we cannot change what is happening, we can decide how to respond to it...

Amanda Reekie, Issued by imagineNATION Alliance 15 Apr 2020

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Moody's downgrade a death blow amid coronavirus pandemicArticle

After multiple warnings, Moody's has finally downgraded the South African economy to Ba1 status. This is extremely negative for the country, and prospects moving forward...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 Apr 2020

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How brands should respond to declining salesArticle

It is now a sad reality that the disruption which the coronavirus is creating is on the increase in Nigeria and, as should be expected, this is certainly creating some ripples and racking of nerves across the advertising industry...

Austin Efienamokwu 27 Mar 2020

How m-commerce is brewing in SA's coffee industry
How m-commerce is brewing in SA's coffee industryArticle

Insight Survey's latest SA Coffee Industry Landscape Report 2020 uncovers the global and local coffee markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 23 Mar 2020

Covid-19 global impact - an essential guide for marketers in Africa
Covid-19 global impact - an essential guide for marketers in AfricaArticle

The following is an essential guide, developed by Dentsu, to provide insight, counsel and guidance for every marketer; and it will hopefully give them ideas for how they can stay vigilant, relevant and successful...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 20 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

Luxury brands' 3 best practices for coping with Covid-19
Luxury brands' 3 best practices for coping with Covid-19Article

The Covid-19 outbreak is taking a toll on the global luxury industry that is heavily dependent on the spending of Chinese shoppers at home and abroad...

Xiaofeng Wang 17 Mar 2020

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SA's December retail sales disappointArticle

South Africa's retail trade sales dropped by 0,4% year-on-year in December 2019, according to Statistics South Africa.

13 Feb 2020

Retail sales growth a relief, but not surprising - Merchant Capital
Retail sales growth a relief, but not surprising - Merchant CapitalArticle

With analysts warning of a gloomy outlook for South Africa's beleaguered retail sector, the release of Stats SA's retail sales figures for November 2019 have provided a glimmer of good news...

5 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

Black Friday lifts November 2019 retail sales
Black Friday lifts November 2019 retail salesArticle

According to Statistics South Africa, retail trade sales for November 2019 increased by 2,6% year-on-year, growing the most in seven months and boosted by Black Friday promotions...

16 Jan 2020

Linah Maigurira, retail industry manager, Google South Africa.
#BizTrends2020: AI will be more powerful than fire in the futureArticle

We need to prepare for a future when everyone uses the internet on their phone, says Linah Maigurira, Google head of retail, sub-Saharan Africa...

13 Jan 2020

How Planet54 is easing entrepreneurs' entrance into e-commerce
How Planet54 is easing entrepreneurs' entrance into e-commerceArticle

Online store Planet54 recently launched the E-Retailer Entrepreneurship Programme - designed to ease entrepreneurs' entrance into the e-commerce market...

9 Jan 2020

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