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SA's Furniture Industry Master Plan roadshow concludes
SA's Furniture Industry Master Plan roadshow concludesArticle

The South African Furniture Initiative and the Department of Trade and Industry completed their consultative roadshow in Port Elizabeth, after meeting furniture manufacturers across South Africa...

11 Feb 2020

Innervation acquires loyalty business from Tritech Media
Innervation acquires loyalty business from Tritech MediaArticle

Innervation Pan African Payment Solutions has acquired African loyalty business, The Loyalty Box, from Tritech Media for an undisclosed amount...

4 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

AutoReach Easter holiday opportunities released
AutoReach Easter holiday opportunities releasedArticle

Easter is the second highest holiday spend period on the South African retail calendar and time for the first school break of the year...

Issued by AutoReach 30 Jan 2020

Spanish chocolate brand Valor arrives in SA
Spanish chocolate brand Valor arrives in SAArticle

South African retail shelves will for the first time be stocked with premium chocolate brand Chocolates Valor...

Lauren Hartzenberg 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 Mariƫtte Frazer 22 Jan 2020

How the Shoprite Group is curbing its plastic packaging waste
How the Shoprite Group is curbing its plastic packaging wasteArticle

The Shoprite Group is now using the 4,000 tonnes of plastic returned annually to its distribution centres to produce its 100% recycled and recyclable plastic shopping bags...

22 Jan 2020

#StartupStory: The Yellow Room
#StartupStory: The Yellow RoomArticle

Hamiltons in Creative Company recently launched a digital content creation division, The Yellow Room, to include the conceptualisation, scripting, photography, filming and editing of digital content for brands...

Jessica Tennant 14 Jan 2020

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Africa gains prominence in Global Retail Development Index 2019Article

A.T. Kearney's bi-annual Global Retail Development Index highlights the rise of African countries in the global retail context, with Ghana and Senegal securing spots in the top 10 on the index...

13 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: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa
#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 14% of the world's population and by 2030, the region's population will surpass that of China. The way consumers shop in the region is ever-changing...

Christele Chokossa 8 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

#BestofBiz 2019: Retail
#BestofBiz 2019: RetailArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year...

13 Dec 2019

Mr Price launches own Scarlet Hill beauty collection
Mr Price launches own Scarlet Hill beauty collectionArticle

South African retailer Mr Price has just launched its own beauty brand named Scarlet Hill. The new product offering comprises over 200 products across 8 categories...

5 Dec 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

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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

Private label now commands R54bn in annual sales in SA
Private label now commands R54bn in annual sales in SAArticle

Private label has carved out a strong and distinct space in the South African retail landscape, proof of which is the category's R54 billion in sales in 2019...

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

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

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

Despite e-commerce boom, retail property remains attractive investment - JLL
Despite e-commerce boom, retail property remains attractive investment - JLLArticle

Vacancy rates in the South African retail property market have increased above historic levels due to the growth of e-commerce in the country...

5 Nov 2019

SD-WAN - a boost for retailers' digital transformation journey
SD-WAN - a boost for retailers' digital transformation journeyArticle

The South African retail landscape is extremely diverse, so there is no 'one size fits all' approach to transformation. However, there are two elements that all retailers in the country have in common.

Hein Witte 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

International Internet Day: A gift or a curse?
International Internet Day: A gift or a curse?Article

In 1969, little-known 21-year-old UCLA student programmer Charley Kline administered the first electronic message between computers; a truly groundbreaking moment within the initial stages of the technological age...

Abongile Silonga, Issued by Wits DigitalCampus 16 Oct 2019

Small businesses play a key role in amping up shopping experiences
Small businesses play a key role in amping up shopping experiencesArticle

As the retail sector grows tougher, smaller businesses play a vital role in differentiating shopping experiences...

15 Oct 2019

Kali Moahloli
Black Friday is a blockbuster event for the South African technical goods retail sectorArticle

With less than two months to go before Black Friday (29 November), South African retailers are scrambling to get their stock, websites and deals ready for the big day...

Kali Moahloli, Issued by GfK South Africa 15 Oct 2019

Ackermans deal with Universal Footwear creates over 400 jobs
Ackermans deal with Universal Footwear creates over 400 jobsArticle

Ackermans has partnered with footwear importer and distributor, Universal Footwear, to locally design, source and produce its leather sandals...

30 Sep 2019

What's next for innovative marketing in South Africa? Jacaranda FM's collaboration with Sandton City!
What's next for innovative marketing in South Africa? Jacaranda FM's collaboration with Sandton City!Article

Two of the country's most well-known brands, Jacaranda FM and Sandton City, have announced a collaboration like no other in South African retail...

Issued by Jacaranda FM 11 Sep 2019

How female consumers are shaping SA's e-commerce boom
How female consumers are shaping SA's e-commerce boomArticle

High mobile penetration, secure payment options and changing spending habits, and female consumers, are driving SA e-commerce...

3 Sep 2019

Grosescu Alberto via
Winning brands in SA's pre-owned luxury fashion segmentArticle

Luxity, a South African retailer of pre-owned luxury goods, has seen increased web traffic for items in the luxury second-hand market, hinting at growing public interest in the segment...

16 Aug 2019

Philip Morris opens first IQOS flagship in Africa
Philip Morris opens first IQOS flagship in AfricaArticle

The only IQOS standalone store on the African continent opened its doors in South Africa recently. The flagship boutique in Sandton City Shopping Centre will help Philip Morris introduce more consumers...

Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Aug 2019

Broll report details plastic usage trends in SA retail industry
Broll report details plastic usage trends in SA retail industryArticle

In its latest Q2:2019 Retail Snapshot, Broll Property Intel takes a look at the non-sustainable use of plastic within the South African retail environment, and various steps being taken to reverse this...

1 Aug 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

Why AI could boost South Africa's battered retail sector
Why AI could boost South Africa's battered retail sectorArticle

By not considering the benefits of AI, South African retailers risk leaving money on the table...

Vian Chinner 9 Jul 2019

South African retail supply shows steady growth
South African retail supply shows steady growthArticle

Despite concerns of over-supply in certain locations, the retail market has shown steady growth with the number of shopping centres increasing from 1959 in mid-2017 to over 2000 at present...

5 Jul 2019

South Africa's most lucrative and fastest-growing retail markets
South Africa's most lucrative and fastest-growing retail marketsArticle

Companies go where the spending power is. The question is, where in South Africa can they find the biggest return on their investment?

Ben Leo 4 Jul 2019

Independent retail transaction values higher in Cape Town than in Joburg
Independent retail transaction values higher in Cape Town than in JoburgArticle

Liquor stores and shoe stores are among SA's most lucrative independent retail categories...

26 Jun 2019

Figure Forms: 3 decades serving the clothing industry
Figure Forms: 3 decades serving the clothing industryArticle

Figure Forms is the number 1 technical and fit mannequin supplier in the Southern Hemisphere...

Meagan Duckitt 24 Jun 2019

Content Summit 2019 - What is great content marketing?
Content Summit 2019 - What is great content marketing?Article

This spring saw John Brown Media South Africa host their 2019 Content Summit in Cape Town...

Issued by John Brown 11 Jun 2019

Pick n Pay reduces energy intensity by more than a third
Pick n Pay reduces energy intensity by more than a thirdArticle

Pick n Pay has managed to reduce its energy intensity per square metre by 36.9% through both improvements in technology and behavioural change.

6 Jun 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution in retail and the low-income consumer
The Fourth Industrial Revolution in retail and the low-income consumerArticle

In an era of rapid technological change, and with the Fourth Industrial Revolution on everybody's lips, I ask: What about lower-income retail shoppers in emerging markets like South Africa?

Semona Pillay 30 May 2019

Motherboard grows as The Brave Group bolsters digital capability
Motherboard grows as The Brave Group bolsters digital capabilityArticle

This month, The Brave Group welcomes two key additions to bolster Motherboard - the groups digital transformation capability...

Issued by The Brave Group 23 May 2019

Massmart names Walmart exec Mitchell Slape as new CEO
Massmart names Walmart exec Mitchell Slape as new CEOArticle

Walmart veteran Mitchell Slape has been appointed as Massmart's new chief executive officer and executive director of the company...

23 May 2019

Are 'functional', flavour trends boosting SA's bottled water industry?
Are 'functional', flavour trends boosting SA's bottled water industry?Article

Globally, there has been a growing trend among consumers towards improved health and wellbeing. As a result, the global health trend has swept across all industries, including bottled water...

Issued by Insight Survey 20 May 2019

Cotton On Group expands into Botswana
Cotton On Group expands into BotswanaArticle

Fashion retailer Cotton On Group opened its first store in Botswana recently. The store includes Group brands Cotton On, Rubi, Cotton On Body and Cotton On Kids...

9 Apr 2019

New report: Innovation key to survival in retail property sector
New report: Innovation key to survival in retail property sectorArticle

Broll Property Intel has released it latest report unpacking how the retail property sector is evolving, and highlights some of the changing retail, consumer and technology trends...

3 Apr 2019

Why more retailers are going green
Why more retailers are going greenArticle

Every week, around the world, an area of floor space the size of Paris is constructed. With building and construction comes harmful emissions that remain with us for decades...

Iggy Sathekge 3 Apr 2019

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