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ATM and POS transactions sink to record lows during lockdown
ATM and POS transactions sink to record lows during lockdownArticle

By Sunday, 29 March, only 1.2 million transactions at ATMs and stores were recorded...

9 hours ago

Ian Matthews, head: business development, Bravura
Could the IMF steady South Africa's trembling boots?Article

These are strange and unpredictable times. For the first time ever and as a result of the economic stranglehold that the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has on markets, the United States has been downgraded...

Ian Matthews 2 days ago

Consumer behaviour intensifies as Covid-19 outbreak forces new shopping patterns
Consumer behaviour intensifies as Covid-19 outbreak forces new shopping patternsArticle

Nielsen has found that global consumers are adapting their purchase behaviour to cope with the rapidly evolving situation we find ourselves in during the Covid-19 pandemic...

26 Mar 2020

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Panic buying in the wake of Covid-19 underscores inequalities in South AfricaArticle

The way panic buying plays out in a country as economically unequal as South Africa accentuates the gap between the haves and have-nots...

James Lappeman 23 Mar 2020

Staying home, a rewarding strategy
Staying home, a rewarding strategyArticle

At TLC Marketing our main objective is to ensure that we provide our clients with high-value, experience-led rewards under any circumstance...

Issued by TLC Marketing Worldwide 19 Mar 2020

Arthur Kamp, chief economist, Sanlam Investments
How will growth play out in a #Covid-19 & load shedding world?Article

The year has barely commenced and GDP growth forecasts are being revised lower. Why is growth weakening?

Arthur Kamp 11 Mar 2020

5 insights on millennials that retailers need to know
5 insights on millennials that retailers need to knowArticle

Millennials make up 27% of the South African population, translating into a buying power of 14 million people...

10 Mar 2020

Growth of liquid cartons cannot be contained
Growth of liquid cartons cannot be containedArticle

Changing dynamics within the food and beverage industry, coupled with the growth of the retail sector and increasing awareness around sustainability, has driven new growth and innovation in the packaging industry...

Quinton Swart 9 Mar 2020

Global Out of Home Media strengthens relationship with Ivory Coast government
Global Out of Home Media strengthens relationship with Ivory Coast governmentArticle

Global Out of Home Media has gone a long way to strengthening its relationship with the Ivory Coast government, thanks to a highly-successful meeting in Abidjan with the country's minister of communication and media, Mr Sidi Tiemoko Touré...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 6 Mar 2020

The trouble with FMCG
The trouble with FMCGArticle

"Strategy per se did not separate good to great companies from their comparison groups - its execution did."

Marné Dirks 5 Mar 2020

Consumer sentiments about South Africa's economic outlook
Consumer sentiments about South Africa's economic outlookArticle

In order to understand the sentiments of South African consumers, professionals and business decision-makers about the economic scenario, Borderless Access recently conducted a study...

Issued by Borderless Access 2 Mar 2020

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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Why retail SMEs need the right financial backing to remain innovative and adaptableArticle

The new year brings with it several challenges for small business owners. A decrease in sales and the country's depressed economy may force several SMEs to close down...

12 Feb 2020

South Africa's debt picture is cause for Janu-worry
South Africa's debt picture is cause for Janu-worryArticle

As we go through the traditional Janu-worry season, fretting about how to pay off our December bills, let's take a step back and look at the big picture...

Compiled by FICO Head of C&R Bruce Curry and C&R experts at FICO, Issued by Britespark Communications 11 Feb 2020

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Airline passenger market: Africa leads all regions with a 5.0% demand increaseArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its global passenger traffic results, which shows that passenger demand rose by 4.2% compared to 2018...

7 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

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Tourism holds positive growth for business in NigeriaArticle

Business in Nigeria is on the rise and foreign investors are taking notice...

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

Time for SA to join the smart cities revolution
Time for SA to join the smart cities revolutionArticle

Smart cities use information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance liveability, workability and sustainability, thereby improving the life of its residents...

28 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: Bright future for luxury brands in Africa
#BizTrends2020: Bright future for luxury brands in AfricaArticle

With strong economic growth, increased affluence and a growing population that is forecast to double by 2050, the continent holds strong potential for luxury brands...

Alain Dos Santos 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Retail and Gen Z in 2020 - who they are and what they want
#BizTrends2020: Retail and Gen Z in 2020 - who they are and what they wantArticle

Although this generation has less spending power than Millennials, it is estimated that 40% of consumer spending will be attributed to Generation Z consumers in 2020...

Semona Pillay 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand
#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demandArticle

Africa's consumer landscape is fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double-edged demand of a diverse base of consumers...

Ailsa Wingfield 3 Jan 2020

2020: SA consumers in for rough ride following silly season splurge
2020: SA consumers in for rough ride following silly season splurgeArticle

The fact that millions of debt-stressed consumers saw fit to splurge millions on Black Friday and Cyber Monday shows clearly that the message that the South African economy is in crisis has not yet sunk in, says economist Dawie Roodt, chief economist of the Efficient Group...

30 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

How to buy a fleet vehicle for your business
How to buy a fleet vehicle for your businessArticle

Whether you are on the verge of buying the first vehicle for your business or expanding an existing fleet, there are a few purchase options...

9 Dec 2019

Call for SA's major supermarkets to drop exclusive leases with malls
Call for SA's major supermarkets to drop exclusive leases with mallsArticle

The Competition Commission has found that there's no compelling justification for major supermarkets to have exclusive lease agreements with shopping malls...

26 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

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

Wine tourism boosts Western Cape economy
Wine tourism boosts Western Cape economyArticle

While the South African wine industry has faced many challenges since 2014, wine tourism is booming...

Glenneis Kriel 11 Nov 2019

African airline passenger traffic up by 0.9% in September
African airline passenger traffic up by 0.9% in SeptemberArticle

"September marked the eighth consecutive month of below-average demand growth. Given the environment of declining world trade activity and tariff wars, rising political and geopolitical tensions and a slowing global economy, it is difficult to see the trend reversing in the near term."

8 Nov 2019

Providing full visibility and insight for an improved CX journey
Providing full visibility and insight for an improved CX journeyArticle

With subdued investment levels and consumer spending being curbed, there is no doubt that local businesses face an uphill battle...

Gerrit de Villiers 31 Oct 2019

Top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond
Top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyondArticle

Gartner revealed its top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond...

29 Oct 2019

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Nedbank, Vinpro ushers 2020 in with SA wine information dayArticle

Themed Touch and Change, the information day will see presenters "share their insights on trends, networks and resources wine businesses can tap into to reach this potential and effect positive change in their business and the broader industry."

18 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

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Why the Bank of England will struggle to stop the economic fallout of a hard Brexit - and could even make it worseArticle

The global economy is slowing. Most central banks are talking about cutting interest rates to boost the economic recovery...

Huw Macartney 27 Sep 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours
#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavoursArticle

Young entrepreneur Sipamandla Manqele is using food to inspire pride in indigenous African ingredients, while uplifting the small-scale farmers and communities involved in their cultivation...

Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Sep 2019

GfK Consumer Journey blends POS data and consumer insights to offer a complete view of the path to purchase
GfK Consumer Journey blends POS data and consumer insights to offer a complete view of the path to purchaseArticle

GfK Consumer Journey combines social media listening, survey data and client point of sale (POS) data to offer a holistic picture of South African consumers' purchase behaviour and decisions...

Issued by GfK South Africa 17 Sep 2019

Mind over money when it comes to consumer prosperity
Mind over money when it comes to consumer prosperityArticle

Nielsen has launched its 2019 Changing Consumer Prosperity Report which highlights how global consumers think and feel about their financial situation and reveals that when it comes to feeling prosperous, mindset matters more than income...

Issued by Nielsen 10 Sep 2019

Trade war effects on global air freight demand
Trade war effects on global air freight demandArticle

Air cargo continues to suffer from weak global trade and the intensifying trade dispute between the US and China. Global trade volumes are 1.4% lower than a year ago and trade volumes between the US and China have fallen by 14% year-to-date compared to the same period in 2018...

6 Sep 2019

East African consumer confidence holds steady
East African consumer confidence holds steadyArticle

Kenyan Consumer Confidence for Quarter 2 2019 was stable at 101 the same level as the previous quarter reflecting steady sentiment amongst Kenyan consumers...

Issued by Nielsen 3 Sep 2019

Standard Bank targets informal retail economy with $4m Nomanini investment
Standard Bank targets informal retail economy with $4m Nomanini investmentArticle

Standard Bank has gained a stake in Nomanini following an investment of $4m. The bank will be able to use Nomanini's fintech platform to uncover data on the informal retail economy...

28 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

Major shifts on the horizon in Nigeria's consumer landscape
Major shifts on the horizon in Nigeria's consumer landscapeArticle

The Nigerian consumer landscape is set for a multitude of shifts. By 2025, 55% of Nigerians will live in cities or towns as a result of 50% growth in population in urban areas, which represents the fastest urban growth rate globally...

1 Aug 2019

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Pep, Truworths and Ackermans lead clothing retail customer satisfaction rankingsArticle

In South Africa's fashion retail sector, Pep Stores and Truworths score the highest in terms of customer satisfaction...

29 Jul 2019

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Mozambik Restaurant to open in Cape TownArticle

Economic onditions are tough, but chief executive Manny Nichas believes that approaching business unusual with a strong brand and a solid value proposition remains key to sustained success...

26 Jul 2019

IT spending in SA forecast to grow 3.9% in 2019
IT spending in SA forecast to grow 3.9% in 2019Article

IT spending in South Africa will total R303.46 billion in 2019, a 3.9% increase from 2018, according to Gartner...

25 Jul 2019

How interior décor helps create immersive retail experiences
How interior décor helps create immersive retail experiencesArticle

Canon deciphers the importance of the settings and ambiences of physical shops as they become more than just a buying space, an opportunity for the brand to build and maintain relationships...

1 Jul 2019

Provide meaningful value to your customer or risk losing them
Provide meaningful value to your customer or risk losing themArticle

South African consumers are becoming numbed by the constant barrage of mass content. A brand should aim to provide unique value, (be it educational, entertainment or meaningful time savings), at the appropriate time...

Issued by Incubeta 21 Jun 2019

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