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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

#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 Mariëtte Frazer 22 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Faster and smarter - 8 retail trends for 2020
#BizTrends2020: Faster and smarter - 8 retail trends for 2020Article

For the retail sector as a whole - and for physical stores in particular - 2020 will be a year of reinvention...

Dov Girnun 21 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Using e-commerce tools to build disruptive consumer brands
#BizTrends2020: Using e-commerce tools to build disruptive consumer brandsArticle

Many disruptive consumer brands eventually expand into retailers in order to reach broader scale, and fast-moving retailers can accelerate this process...

Paul Cook 16 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educated
#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educatedArticle

If you're wondering if sustainable fashion really does exist in South Africa, the answer is yes, but only on a small scale...

Emma Longden 15 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

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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: 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: 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

#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

Top trends retail leadership needs to know for 2020
Top trends retail leadership needs to know for 2020Article

The customer is no longer just 'king'; they have become all-knowing, all-powerful 'super beings' driving innovation...

Lauren van Halderen and Andrew Jennings 20 Dec 2019

#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

Clicks enhances beauty offering with new store concept
Clicks enhances beauty offering with new store conceptArticle

Clicks is enhancing its beauty experience, beginning with the launch of a new concept store in Fourways, Johannesburg...

10 Dec 2019

Millennial, Gen X shoppers abandon in-store purchases to go online
Millennial, Gen X shoppers abandon in-store purchases to go onlineArticle

Seventy-five percent of millennials abandon in-store purchases, led by out-of-stocks...

19 Nov 2019

6 pharmacy retail trends to watch in 2020
6 pharmacy retail trends to watch in 2020Article

Global pharmaceutical sales are predicted to reach $1567.80 billion by 2023...

Eben Esterhuizen 18 Nov 2019

6 trends shaping the shopping mall experience
6 trends shaping the shopping mall experienceArticle

A decade ago, building a profitable mall was simple. If you got the location, size, layout, parking and access routes right, you had retailers and shoppers in the bag...

Theresa Terblanche 22 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: Physical retail must surprise and delight
#SACSCCongress: Physical retail must surprise and delightArticle

Over 1,400 delegates from the retail, shopping centre and associated industries are gathered in Cape Town this week for the 23rd SACSC Annual Congress...

17 Oct 2019

Nielsen uncovers the true state of the SA consumer mindset
Nielsen uncovers the true state of the SA consumer mindsetArticle

The 2019 Nielsen South Africa Shopper Trends Report has found that 'lowest prices' are no longer the key driver of store choice in the country...

16 Oct 2019

SACSC Congress 2019 to zero in on the evolution of retail
SACSC Congress 2019 to zero in on the evolution of retailArticle

'Evolve' is the theme of the 23rd South African Council of Shopping Centres' Annual Congress, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 16 to 18 October 2019...

10 Oct 2019

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3 reasons Forever 21's bankruptcy doesn't spell the end of brick-and-mortar retailingArticle

Forever 21's decision to file for bankruptcy and shutter hundreds of its stores has resurrected the notion that online retailing is killing brick and mortar...

Anthony Dukes 4 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

Far behind the CX trend
Far behind the CX trendArticle

With the surge of e-commerce in recent years, retail marketers have experienced a shift from generic marketing to customer-focused marketing that looks deeply into data to drive more real customer experience...

Zama Mlanjana 12 Sep 2019

#EuroShop: Out with boring, in with experience
#EuroShop: Out with boring, in with experienceArticle

To be successful today, bricks and mortar stores must move from selling as their main purpose to providing consumers with a combination of products and experiences that are engaging and inspirational...

Danette Breitenbach 4 Sep 2019

Inside the new-look Edgars concept store in Joburg
Inside the new-look Edgars concept store in JoburgArticle

Edgars opened a new 8,000 sqm store in Johannesburg's Fourways Mall last week, its first concept store since its brand relaunch last year...

26 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

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

10 retail trends for 2019
10 retail trends for 2019Article

For the retail sector as a whole - and for physical stores in particular - 2019 will be a year of reinvention...

Jackie Kalis 15 Jul 2019

3 consumer trends to keep an eye on in 2019
3 consumer trends to keep an eye on in 2019Article

The third annual RCS Retail Summit - held in Cape Town and Johannesburg - featured three industry experts who presented their takes on the latest trends shaping consumer behaviour within a South African context...

12 Jul 2019

What the latest technological innovation means for the future of retail
What the latest technological innovation means for the future of retailArticle

With neverending technological innovation, what will retail look like in the next 20 to 30 years?

Maroefah Smith 2 Jul 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

Consumer demand at the forefront of African business priorities
Consumer demand at the forefront of African business prioritiesArticle

There are interesting shifts in African manufacturer and retailer business priorities and a growing appreciation for the fact that no one-size-fits-all approach is enough to ensure ongoing success in sub-Saharan Africa...

28 Mar 2019

2019 Research Conference to unpack retail trends, tech and the 'Afripolitan' consumer
2019 Research Conference to unpack retail trends, tech and the 'Afripolitan' consumerArticle

The 9th Annual South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference, a mainstay event on SA's shopping centre and retail industry calendar, is set to take place at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg on 3 April...

19 Mar 2019

Retail marketing and point of purchase trends for 2019
Retail marketing and point of purchase trends for 2019Article

Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.'s company thought leaders are peeking into their crystal balls to predict what the coming 365 days have in store for the retail and point-of-purchase industries...

Leo Van De Polder 28 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Shop defines 6 trends shaping the future of retail
#BizTrends2019: Shop defines 6 trends shaping the future of retailArticle

Technology and changing customer demographics have set a new stage for retail. Success today is defined by the ability to keep up, or get out in front of, trends that are driving consumer purchases...

Leo Van De Polder 29 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 2019, a definitive year in FMCG
#BizTrends2019: 2019, a definitive year in FMCGArticle

IRI's Marylee Townshend predicts 7 trends that will influence the future of FMCG...

Marylee Townshend 29 Jan 2019

Adesh Kisten, head of sales i-Pay.
Is the African retail market ready for the digital boom?Article

More and more African consumers are coming online and their commercial habits are evolving faster than any other demographic in the world...

25 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Single-use plastic, circular economy, ethical supply chains and climate action to drive retail in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Single-use plastic, circular economy, ethical supply chains and climate action to drive retail in 2019Article

More than ever before, in 2018 we saw sustainability playing a major role in shaping trends in the retail sector...

Feroz Koor 25 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: If 'toxic' was the word of 2018, could 'trust' be the word for 2019?
#BizTrends2019: If 'toxic' was the word of 2018, could 'trust' be the word for 2019?Article

The Oxford Dictionaries chose 'toxic' as its annual "Word of the Year". For 2019, the winning brands will be those that work to restore consumers' trust in a toxic environment...

Rachel Thompson 23 Jan 2019

Mark Schech, Innervation.
#BizTrends2019: Payments, engagement, partnership - African retail trends for 2019Article

With two key retail periods - Black Friday and festive season - now behind us, retailers are looking for new ways to increase revenue, grow market share, and boost profits...

Mark Schech 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The future of the South African in-store retail experience
#BizTrends2019: The future of the South African in-store retail experienceArticle

Even though online shopping is getting significant attention in the digital world, South African consumers still rely on in-store purchases for their shopping experience...

Cecil Ungerer 17 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Shopping the future, right now
#BizTrends2019: Shopping the future, right nowArticle

Technology is the single most important investment that retailers need to make, in order to ensure that their fashion stores stay relevant...

Robyn Cooke 17 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Selling to the other 98% - the move to physical retail
#BizTrends2019: Selling to the other 98% - the move to physical retailArticle

We believed that e-commerce was such an obviously better way of shopping. We were wrong...

Andrew Smith 15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Africa's consumers - connected, in control, and hungry for convenience
#BizTrends2019: Africa's consumers - connected, in control, and hungry for convenienceArticle

Shopping - love it or hate it, it's nearly impossible to escape the banality or adventure that competes for consumers' precious time. It takes us away from the things we would rather be doing...

Ailsa Wingfield 11 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Pick up on developing trends to stay at the top of your game
#BizTrends2019: Pick up on developing trends to stay at the top of your gameArticle

Electioneering in 2019 is sure to take up much focus and energy and while I understand that elections come around every 4 years, I wish we could do without them...

Vera Valasis 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 niche e-commerce stores driving innovation in online shopping
#BizTrends2019: 4 niche e-commerce stores driving innovation in online shoppingArticle

Service is the new selling. This dedication towards offering tailored service is what differentiates mass from niche online retailers. We're no longer selling things, but the experience of buying them...

Graham van der Merwe 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 5 trends stirring the liquor business
#BizTrends2019: 5 trends stirring the liquor businessArticle

There has been a seismic shift in consumer behaviour over the past few decades, and we're seeing it in the world of drinks too...

Rowan Leibbrandt 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 key trends that will continue to shape convenience retail in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 4 key trends that will continue to shape convenience retail in 2019Article

As convenience retail continues to grow as an industry sector, retailers must remain focused on the most significant trends that will see their businesses flourish...

Joe Boyle 4 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: From mobile e-commerce to AI - the top 5 trends driving SA consumers in 2019
#BizTrends2019: From mobile e-commerce to AI - the top 5 trends driving SA consumers in 2019Article

In all our years of watching and researching consumer trends, this is the first time that the evidence we are gathering points to an overwhelming digital influence...

Gareth Pearson 3 Jan 2019

5 retail trend predictions for 2019
5 retail trend predictions for 2019Article

With this year coming to a close, what must retailers do to prosper in 2019?

7 Dec 2018

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