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Valentine's spend: South Africans splash out on romantic experiences
Valentine's spend: South Africans splash out on romantic experiencesArticle

South Africa's 'love economy' continues to grow, with Valentine's Day spend up 11%...

14 Feb 2020

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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

Real estate ends 2019 on stable footing
Real estate ends 2019 on stable footingArticle

The South African economy has experienced promising, positive movement in the second half of 2019 following a slowdown in markets over the past year...

Mike Greeff 10 Oct 2019

R130m Paledi Mall expansion under way
R130m Paledi Mall expansion under wayArticle

Construction on the 7000m² third phase expansion of Paledi Mall in the rural Limpopo town of Mankweng is under way...

21 May 2019

Madelein Grobler, project director: tax at Saica
#BudgetSpeech2019: Tips for TitoArticle

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

Uptick in consumer spending ahead of festive season
Uptick in consumer spending ahead of festive seasonArticle

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

Retail sales decline in June, but clothing and pharmaceuticals perform positively
Retail sales decline in June, but clothing and pharmaceuticals perform positivelyArticle

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

SA retail growth slows in June, with clothing outperforming other segments
SA retail growth slows in June, with clothing outperforming other segmentsArticle

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

SA consumers consolidate spend by shopping less across fewer categories
SA consumers consolidate spend by shopping less across fewer categoriesArticle

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

SA retail sales up by 3% year-on-year
SA retail sales up by 3% year-on-yearArticle

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

Highest SA retail sales growth for April in six years
Highest SA retail sales growth for April in six yearsArticle

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 retail sales volume growing at quickest pace in five years
Total retail sales volume growing at quickest pace in five yearsArticle

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

SA consumers benefit from lower inflation in February as rand strengthens
SA consumers benefit from lower inflation in February as rand strengthensArticle

The latest Mastercard SpendingPulse report shows moderate growth in consumer spending, but general dealer sales continue to underperform...

18 Apr 2018

Healthy growth in retail spending for January as inflation trends downwards
Healthy growth in retail spending for January as inflation trends downwardsArticle

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 are sentimental spenders - Mastercard Love Index
South Africans are sentimental spenders - Mastercard Love IndexArticle

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

Five consumer spending trends to watch out for in 2018
Five consumer spending trends to watch out for in 2018Article

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...

Rachel Thompson, Issued by GfK South Africa 7 Feb 2018

Was Black Friday 2017 a win for SA retailers?
Was Black Friday 2017 a win for SA retailers?Article

Retailers and consumers, door deals and online marketing, geo-tracking, real-time parking deals and refreshments for physical shoppers. Black Friday has evolved into a complex sales phenomenon...

Jainita Khatri 15 Dec 2017

Retail sales show resurgence in August
Retail sales show resurgence in AugustArticle

Nominal retail sales for August 2017 grew a substantial 8.1% versus the same month last year...

5 Oct 2017

Experiences are the new black
Experiences are the new blackArticle

It is no longer chic to be chic and wealth is not displayed anymore. Consumers are no longer buying goods; instead they are spending on experiences...

Danette Breitenbach 21 Sep 2017

Consumer spending leads economic recovery
Consumer spending leads economic recoveryArticle

The recent launch of the Mastercard SpendingPulse Report is a first for South Africa. The Report is an early indicator of consumer spending trends...

Danette Breitenbach 21 Sep 2017

Top five spending trends for 2015
Top five spending trends for 2015Article

As we usher in the New Year, consumers and businesses alike look at international trends that have the potential to impact the South African economy in 2015...

Craig Whittaker 12 Jan 2015

Massmart shares consumers' pain
Massmart shares consumers' painArticle

With the market braced for a grimmer future‚ retailer Massmart pointed to a down‚ but not quite out‚ South African consumer in its sales update on Wednesday, 15 January 2014.

Zeenat Moorad and Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 17 Jan 2014

Australian retailers ring in rewards with digital insights from Effective Measure
Australian retailers ring in rewards with digital insights from Effective MeasureArticle

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has partnered with Effective Measure for online data research.

8 Apr 2013

Digital media: No longer about the audience
Digital media: No longer about the audienceArticle

Digital media buying is shifting from both a client and agency perspective. With clients cutting their budgets and becoming more and more concerned with their ROI, agencies are shifting their buying mind-set.

Jessica Basson 27 Mar 2013

Increase in IT spending predicted in 2013 for EMEA CIOs
Increase in IT spending predicted in 2013 for EMEA CIOsArticle

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

Research indicates 21.8 point drop in consumer confidence
Research indicates 21.8 point drop in consumer confidenceArticle

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

Cash withdrawals indicate spike in pre-Christmas rush
Cash withdrawals indicate spike in pre-Christmas rushArticle

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's new website prepares for festive rush
Loot's new website prepares for festive rushArticle

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

Brand and consumer insight NigeriaArticle

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

US season-to-date exceeds US$30bn
US season-to-date exceeds US$30bnArticle

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

15% growth for 2011 US holiday e-commerce spending forecast
15% growth for 2011 US holiday e-commerce spending forecastArticle

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

FNB/BER Consumer Confidence Index released
FNB/BER Consumer Confidence Index releasedArticle

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

Internet displaces radio as fourth biggest ad mediumArticle

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

Internet displaces radio as fourth biggest ad mediumArticle

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

Telkom launches an electronic invoice solutionArticle

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

Market Sentiment ends 2003 on its highest for two yearsArticle

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

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