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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

#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

#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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Africa's first dedicated Organic and Natural Products ExpoArticle

South African Trade Promotions has announced the launch of Africa's first dedicated Organic and Natural Products Expo scheduled for May 2020 in Johannesburg...

24 Dec 2019

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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

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'New-generation lay-bye' payment solutions gain traction in SAArticle

More and more consumers are looking to 'buy now, pay later' (BNPL) payment options when making purchases...

23 Dec 2019

Must end soon! But not too soon! The catch in time-limited sales tactics
Must end soon! But not too soon! The catch in time-limited sales tacticsArticle

As Christmas shopping ramps up, you may be getting a lot of emails offering you attractive discounts for a short period only. You may see flash sales or special deals that exhort you to "buy now"...

Daniel Zizzo 19 Dec 2019

Checkout with caution this festive season, warns Spoor & Fisher
Checkout with caution this festive season, warns Spoor & FisherArticle

Spoor & Fisher has warned consumers about the risk of potentially purchasing counterfeit goods when shopping online...

18 Dec 2019

Readying retail for the festive season
Readying retail for the festive seasonArticle

As the festive season approaches, the retail industry in South Africa is preparing for the record sales and increased demand that are characteristic of the season.

9 Dec 2019

How SA's online stores can manage the 'deadweight loss of Christmas'
How SA's online stores can manage the 'deadweight loss of Christmas'Article

By the opening decades of the 21st century, businesses had adopted e-commerce stores, online advertising, and more recently, mobile applications.

Dr Thabang Mofokeng 5 Dec 2019

35% growth in Black Friday online sales points to prepared shoppers, industry resilience
35% growth in Black Friday online sales points to prepared shoppers, industry resilienceArticle

Black Friday online trading volumes spiked by 400% on 29 November, compared to an average trading day...

4 Dec 2019

A month dedicated to Black Friday
A month dedicated to Black FridayArticle

Like having Christmas decorations in shops in October, Black Friday 2019 began well in advance of the day itself...

Eben Esterhuizen 2 Dec 2019

The impact of Black Friday on December 2019 retail sales
The impact of Black Friday on December 2019 retail salesArticle

During the last four years there were a lot of speculations regarding the real impact of Black Friday shopping on especially December trade.

Dirk Prinsloo 28 Nov 2019

Black Friday is where margins go to die
Black Friday is where margins go to dieArticle

Black Friday deals are a threat to the already squeezed margins experienced in South African retail at present, says Nashil Chotoki from Redefine Properties...

27 Nov 2019

6 ways to ensure Black Friday is smooth for everyone involved
6 ways to ensure Black Friday is smooth for everyone involvedArticle

While Black Friday may glorious for bargain hunters and those hoping to make extra sales, the extra strain takes a toll on the staff who have to manage all of it...

27 Nov 2019

Unchanged repo rate may flatten festive sales
Unchanged repo rate may flatten festive salesArticle

The decision to keep the bank repo rate unchanged at 6.5% would appear to be in response to Moody's latest downgrading and an attempt by the SARB to prevent further decline in the country's credit rating...

26 Nov 2019

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South African retailers reveal deals for Black Friday 2019Article

Black Friday has gained significant momentum in South Africa since the North American shopping event was piloted locally by Takealot in 2012...

Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Nov 2019

Nearly R4k avg. spend predicted during Black Friday, Cyber Monday in SA
Nearly R4k avg. spend predicted during Black Friday, Cyber Monday in SAArticle

South African consumers are planning to spend 36% more this year than in 2018 during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales...

21 Nov 2019

#AskAfrikaAhaMoment: The brand loyalty shift explained
#AskAfrikaAhaMoment: The brand loyalty shift explainedArticle

At Ask Afrika's 'Aha moment' market research intelligence Cape Town Roadshow, MD Sarina de Beer combined insights from their latest Ask Afrika Icon Brands benchmark report to isolate the latest customer loyalty trends. Here's what your business needs to know...

Leigh Andrews 21 Nov 2019

Slow restaurant, take-away and catering sales signals tough retail property times
Slow restaurant, take-away and catering sales signals tough retail property timesArticle

In recent months, StatsSA's restaurant, take-aways and catering retail sales appears to have served as further indication that the retail and retail property sectors are headed into tougher times...

John Loos 20 Nov 2019

What to consider before jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon
What to consider before jumping on the Black Friday bandwagonArticle

Black Friday, once only a North American marketing frenzy, has become a critical entry in the calendars of South African retail business owners...

20 Nov 2019

Kia Seltos to debut in SA before year end
Kia Seltos to debut in SA before year endArticle

Kia's all-new compact SUV, Seltos to make its South African debut in November 2019...

18 Nov 2019

South African retail sales up 0.2% in September
South African retail sales up 0.2% in SeptemberArticle

Retail trade sales for September 2019 fell below economists' expectations, increasing just 0.2% year-on-year.

14 Nov 2019

Alibaba sets Singles Day sales record of $38.4bn
Alibaba sets Singles Day sales record of $38.4bnArticle

Alibaba Group shattered its 2018 $30.8 billion Singles Day sales record, raking in $38.4 billion in sales during the 2019 11.11 Global Shopping Festival...

13 Nov 2019

SA supermarkets prepped and primed for Black Friday
SA supermarkets prepped and primed for Black FridayArticle

Black Friday has developed into a firm fixture on the South African retail calendar, with a growing number of retailers taking part in the sales event each year...

Lauren Hartzenberg 7 Nov 2019

Budget tips for the festive season
Budget tips for the festive seasonArticle

Financing the festive season just got easier with Private Property's top 10 budget tips...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 7 Nov 2019

5 lessons learned from a Black Friday customer experience fail
5 lessons learned from a Black Friday customer experience failArticle

Black November is upon us and retailers are gearing up for the biggest shopping event of the year...

Catherine Murray 6 Nov 2019

How online retailers can prep for success this Black Friday
How online retailers can prep for success this Black FridayArticle

Retailers hoping to secure their portion of the expected 30% year-on-year online Black Friday growth should ensure that they make payments as easy as possible and coordinate marketing across channels...

5 Nov 2019

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How technology helps brands evolveArticle

Today's customers are tech-savvy; have access to brands across a global marketplace; are not restricted to trading hours; and they know what they want.

Paula Sartini 18 Oct 2019

PayGate anticipates a 30% increase in sales in SA, this Black Friday
PayGate anticipates a 30% increase in sales in SA, this Black FridayArticle

PayGate is anticipating a 30% increase in Black Friday sales in South Africa this year...

18 Oct 2019

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Equip retail staff to be brand ambassadors and boost your bottom lineArticle

Most shopping still happens in-store rather than online, but it is clear that online shopping is a significant growth engine so stores need to do more to drive footfall...

Mark Thomson 3 Oct 2019

Festive season retail is all about timing
Festive season retail is all about timingArticle

The run-up to festive season sales can start as early as Boss's Day on 16 October. Having unusual, well-priced specials advertised from the beginning of October will bring customers into the sales funnel area early...

Eben Esterhuizen 30 Sep 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

SA brands missing out on R34bn in e-commerce revenue
SA brands missing out on R34bn in e-commerce revenueArticle

By 2021, over 20-million South Africans will shop online. Yet, while the commercial opportunity is obvious, local brands aren't taking full advantage...

Issued by imagineNATION Alliance 23 Sep 2019

New members-only online retailer, Allsale Club, launches in SA
New members-only online retailer, Allsale Club, launches in SAArticle

ParcelNinja co-founder Justin Drennan and Michelle Lehrer have combined their e-commerce expertise to create Allsale Club - a members-only online shopping business...

10 Sep 2019

How to keep sales booming throughout the year
How to keep sales booming throughout the yearArticle

Ensuring that your business stays on a consistent sales streak throughout the year - especially during slower seasons - can be a tough task. Wholesale fashion brand BGirl Fashion offers some tips on how to exactly that.

4 Sep 2019

Trends helping fashion retail SMEs scale up
Trends helping fashion retail SMEs scale upArticle

Even though 54% of South African consumers are swayed by social media when making fashion purchasing decisions, in-store shopping continues to grow...

16 Aug 2019

Top tips for retail tenant survival
Top tips for retail tenant survivalArticle

While, according to StatsSA, retail sales in SA have increased somewhat recently, pressure remains on consumers' discretionary income...

16 Aug 2019

June retail trade sales lift by 2.4% - Stats SA
June retail trade sales lift by 2.4% - Stats SAArticle

Measured in real terms, retail trade sales increased by 2,4% year-on-year in June 2019...

14 Aug 2019

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Investment from abroad a boost to Africa's online travel marketArticle

In addition to the increasing number of South Africans who connect to the Internet each year, citizens have reached a point where they are above the global average in terms of how many hours they spend online daily...

5 Aug 2019

Key trends across retail channels in Africa
Key trends across retail channels in AfricaArticle

With a growing young population coupled with rapid urbanisation and fast-growing consumer expenditure, Africa offers attractive opportunities for entities wishing to expand into new frontier markets...

Christy Tawii 31 Jul 2019

Record sales on Prime Day 2019
Record sales on Prime Day 2019Article

Sales for Amazon's 2019 Prime Day event surpassed those the company recorded for the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. Prime Day, held over two days on 15 and 16 July this year, was the largest shopping event in Amazon history...

24 Jul 2019

Takealot and Superbalist launch annual sale event
Takealot and Superbalist launch annual sale eventArticle

Inspired by the success of international shopping extravaganzas like Black Friday, Single's Day and Amazon Prime Day, the Takealot Group is launching its own annual event in South Africa...

18 Jul 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

Discount-obsessed South Africans being trained to buy on promotion
Discount-obsessed South Africans being trained to buy on promotionArticle

South Africa is home to a nation of discount-obsessed shoppers. According to a newly released Nielsen report, 31% actively search for promotions and 16% go so far as changing stores for a brand they prefer...

11 Jul 2019

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