The Ultimate Guide to Effective In-Store Promotions and Demos

Billboards and commercials are excellent at building awareness within the general public.  Nothing, however, comes close to the effectiveness and influence in-store promotions have...

Employment Law

Jacqui Reed is Retail Brief Africa's newest contributor, offering employment law insights.She is an attorney and the founder of Reed Law Inc, a dynamic law...

Standard Bank is closing more than 100 branches – here’s the...

On Monday, Standard Bank announced the full list of branch closures - and more branches than expected will close down.

Nearly Half of All Retail Sales Jobs May Soon Be Replaced...

Soon enough, almost no existing occupation will be unaffected by technology.


Keabetswe Mpane has been appointed president of SAPICS (The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management).

Pratliperl® to be showcased at the African Construction Expo 2019

Pratley will showcase its lightweight, thermally insulating and fireproof aggregate, known as Pratliperl®, at the upcoming African Construction Expo 2019.

Visual Merchandising 101: Shore Up Sales With High-Converting Product Displays

When walking into a typical retail store, you'll likely notice tidy, curated product displays that visually highlight their items for sale. Those products aren't arranged that way by accident—the merchant is using visual merchandising best practices to help the products sell themselves.


From greater personalization to “social shopping,” retailers are finding technologically driven ways to meet shoppers’ needs – these are the retail trends we can expect to see in 2019.

Merchandising Video Tutorial

The purpose of merchandising is to attract, engage, and motivate the customer towards making a purchase. Click here to watch a video tutorial which highlights...

Howards Remarkable Pine-Ola Silver Polish

The company’s best-kept secret is its quality silver polish

Best in global visual merchandising awarded

The winners of the 2019 International Visual Merchandising (VM) Awards were announced at the RetailExpo, a European retail trade event, in London earlier this month.


Shoplifting is exceptionally problematic for businesses of all sizes, costing the retail industry approximately $50 billion in 2016 according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

9 Examples of Cross-merchandising In Action

You’ve used your superior marketing skills to attract customers into your store. Now, you need to entice these customers to make purchases by offering them solutions. Cross-merchandising products across categories is an effective merchandising technique to offer solutions to shoppers while increasing basket sizes.

Builders has a brand new flagship store in Boksburg

Builders, the chain for both DIY enthusiasts and building contractors, has a brand new store in Boksburg outside Johannesburg – and this time, it...

Retail Display Ideas to Try in Your Store

Retail displays and visual merchandising are — and will always be — essential in driving attention and conversion in brick-and-mortar retail. Studies have shown that much of the information that human beings process comes through the sense of sight.

Retailers are tracking where you shop – and where you sleep

Retailers are finding all kinds of uses for location data from customers’ phones.


Prestigious sponsors that include Barloworld Logistics and software solutions specialist SYSPRO have confirmed their support of the upcoming annual SAPICS Conference, Africa’s leading knowledge sharing and networking event for supply chain professionals, which is hosted by SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management.

Is it time to Refresh your Digital Signage Network?

Like any other technology investment, digital signage networks need to be maintained and updated. As technologies and hardware develop, it is doesn’t take long before systems start looking outdated and performance suffers. But how often should digital signage hardware be replaced?