South Africa's 'love economy' continues to grow, with Valentine's Day spend up 11%...
14 Feb 2020
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
Construction on the 7000m² third phase expansion of Paledi Mall in the rural Limpopo town of Mankweng is under way...
21 May 2019
Being an election year, there'll be a second State of the Nation Address (Sona) in June for the new government to present its plan of action for the 2020 financial year...
13 Feb 2019
Consumers are ringing in the holiday season with a solid start to retail sales, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which looks at overall retail spending trends across all payment types...
18 Dec 2018
The clothing, pharmaceutical, medical goods, cosmetics and toiletry sectors outperformed the South African retail market for July 2018, showing year-on-year growth of 3.9% and 4.6% respectively...
12 Sep 2018
South African retail sales for June 2018 grew by 2.9% year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, marking the weakest pace of growth since October 2017...
15 Aug 2018
South African shoppers, beset by a storm of rising prices, are making fewer trips to grocery stores and have dropped an unprecedented three grocery categories from their shopping basket...
3 Aug 2018
Total South African retail sales for May 2018 grew by 3% year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, compared to the 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in May 2017...
16 Jul 2018
Total South African retail sales for April 2018 grew by 3.7% year-on-year after removing the effects of inflation, showing the highest growth rate seen in April in the past six years...
13 Jun 2018
Total South African retail sales for March 2018 grew by 4% year-on-year after removing the effects of inflation, marking the highest growth rate for retail spending since May 2013...
15 May 2018
The latest Mastercard SpendingPulse report shows moderate growth in consumer spending, but general dealer sales continue to underperform...
18 Apr 2018
South African consumer spending for January 2018 climbed 3.8% year-on-year after removing the effects of inflation, marking the same pace of growth the retail industry saw during the December peak season...
15 Mar 2018
South Africans continue to say "I love you" by investing in experiences over material goods, as new data shows sentimental spending has increased by 50% since 2015...
13 Feb 2018
South African retailers and manufacturers face a significant shift in how consumers behave over the next few years, as economic conditions tighten, consumer confidence falls and internet shopping takes off...
Nominal retail sales for August 2017 grew a substantial 8.1% versus the same month last year...
5 Oct 2017
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has partnered with Effective Measure for online data research.
8 Apr 2013
PARIS, FRANCE / BERLIN, GERMANY / WARSAW, POLAND / LONDON, UK / UAE: Research commissioned by Riverbed reveals that 71% of CIOs are increasing investment in IT.
20 Mar 2013
The MasterCard Index of Consumer Confidence has released the results for November and December 2012, recording an overall decline of 21.8 points, falling to a score of 48.0, compared to 69.8 six months ago.
8 Mar 2013
The average cash withdrawal values across South Africa reflected a 5.72% year-on-year increase for the period 1 - 11 December 2012, increasing from R434.22 to R459.04, as measured by the Spark Cash Index (SCI). There was a month-on-month increase of 2.76%, suggesting improved consumer spending and retail trading conditions nationally.
18 Dec 2012
Loot.co.za has launched a new website, the first phase of ongoing site enhancements that will fundamentally change the site's usability and the customer experience. These changes will complement its renowned focus on delivering a 'wow' customer service experience, in time for the festive season.
26 Oct 2012
Oresti Patricios, CEO of Ornico, believes that Africa should feature foremost as a source of South African marketers' inspiration, research and advertising insights. It has been two years since the brand and reputation research company opened office in Nigeria.
Issued by Ornico 1 Aug 2012
RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 46 days of the November - December 2011 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, US$30.9bn has been spent online, marking a 15% increase versus the corresponding days last year.
22 Dec 2011
RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 20 days of the November - December 2011 holiday season, as well as its official spending forecast for the season.
24 Nov 2011
The index, just released, reveals that consumer confidence is marginally up in 2Q2011 to +11 in 2Q2011, although still lower than last year's levels, and it remained supportive of continued, if perhaps somewhat tempered, consumer spending.
21 Jun 2011
In the US, Internet ad revenues are set to pass radio's for the first time, according to eMarketer, a firm that tracks and analyzes spending trends across various media.
7 Sep 2007
In the US, Internet ad revenues are set to pass radio's for the first time, according to eMarketer, a firm that tracks and analyzes spending trends across various media. EMarketer is pegging Internet ad spending at US$21.7 billion, compared to US$20.4 billion for radio.
7 Sep 2007
South African businesses with high volumes of bill presentment now have an innovative online billing solution that will enable their customers to access and pay their accounts on the Internet anywhere, anytime.
Issued by Telkom SA (Ltd) 3 Dec 2003
Research Surveys Market Sentiment Index (MSI) for metropolitan adults for October 2003 has just been released. The MSI, at 127.4, is at its highest level since it was first constructed in May 2002, the base month of 100.0. It is felt worldwide to be a good indicator of future consumer spending trends.
Issued by Research Surveys 2 Dec 2003