How to influence the specification decision-making process

As architects and specifiers increasingly turn to the online realm to source products and materials for their building projects, building product manufacturers and suppliers...

Greater access to business funding is crucial for SMEs

Running a business is a long game that requires flexibility, adaptability, and capital. To keep it moving in the right direction is an ongoing...

SA’s manufacturing output up 1.8% year-on-year in August

StatsSA has reported that manufacturing production increased by 1.8% in August 2021 compared with August 2020. The largest positive contributions were made by the following...

5 Simple ways SMMEs can become competitive in e-commerce

A few years ago, the majority of South Africans had never made a single purchase online. Today, the local e-commerce market has experienced a...

One-fifth of all companies globally operate in the retail and trade...

The COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the global retail industry, with thousands of stores, supermarkets, and shopping malls closed amid the lockdowns. Some...

Proudly SA launches its Living Lekker Locally campaign

As part of its massive consumer drive, Proudly SA has launched its brand new campaign, Living Lekker Locally. The organisation’s 2020 tv commercial Game...

Retail’s digital transformation explained by Facebook, Nielsen, Gato Preto, Leroy Merlin...

Tiendeo, the worldwide drive-to-store solutions platform, in collaboration with Nielsen, Google and Facebook, launches the first edition of the Tiendeo Summit, in 5 markets...

What retailers need to do to succeed in the African market

Africa can be a challenging place to do business from infrastructure issues, complex compliance, fragmented markets and dispersed populations and particularly post pandemic, harder...

Table Bay Mall’s small business retail initiatives boost tenant growth

Table Bay Mall, situated on Cape Town’s Western Seaboard, has announced a host of new tenants that will join their retail portfolio in the...

The purchasing power of Generation Z and why businesses should take...

Generation Z are today’s consumers and tomorrow’s business leaders. And while many businesses have focused their marketing and sales efforts on the Millennial market,...

Flower meadows bring EPP’s shopping centres closer to nature

Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed EPP, Poland’s biggest retail landlord, continues to improve its surroundings for the good of its stakeholders, including shoppers and the...

Reimagining customer loyalty in a digital world

Most of a company’s business comes from existing customers. Keeping those customers loyal to the brand at a time when there are so many...

How to beef up your retail business for Braai Day weekend

South Africans are getting ready to fire up their braais and gather with friends and family over the Braai Day / Heritage Day weekend. This...

Safe trading for retailers over the busy long weekend

Heritage Day and a long weekend is just about here, bringing with it, exciting trading opportunities for retailers. As always, managing cash will be a...

SA’s consumer price inflation rises to 4.9% y/y in August

South Africa's headline consumer price inflation quickened to 4.9% year on year in August from 4.6% in July, data from Statistics South Africa showed...

AI in the retail sector: the South African conundrum

Developments in the technology sector have shown how information can be analysed and used to create value for those who can draw insights from...

SA’s most popular loyalty programmes revealed

Pick n Pay Smart Shopper regains the title of most used loyalty programme in South Africa, with 80% of South Africans using the Smart Shopper...

Eastgate Shopping Centre’s solar trees continue to provide an efficient option...

Natural capital is critical to the day-to-day functioning of the Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) business and forms part of the company’s strategic thinking. Aligned to...