Plascon launches new durable textured paint offering – TradePro BarrierTEX

Leading paint manufacturer, Plascon has launched an all-new durable textured paint solution - TradePro BarrierTEX. Plascon's TradePro BarrierTEX is a textured paint for exterior walls that...

From Clerk to CEO – The proudly South African story of...

From a teenage junior clerk at an international protective workwear company to taking over that very business and turning it into one of South...

SA’s private label growth continues on an upward trajectory

South Africa’s private label sector has continued its upward trajectory amidst the age of lockdowns and an altered consumer reality. This is borne out by...

3 KPIs every customer-centric service leader in South Africa should use

For customer-centric service leaders in South Africa, key performance indicators (KPIs) play a key role in maintaining excellent customer service. Redefined KPIs have become a...

Modern customer engagement: Keeping up with Gen Y and Z

The term ‘customer engagement’ is arguably one of the biggest buzzwords in today’s business landscape. It's so widely used that when many people hear...

FASA virtual conference 2021: Franchising and entrepreneurship to shape the future

“Recognise us... and the role that we can play in rebuilding the economy.”"That was the mantra that echoed amongst the forty speakers at the...

Massmart to sell 14 Game stores in east and west Africa...

Massmart is disposing of all its general merchandise Game stores in West and East Africa to stem losses in that struggling business, chief executive...

Vermont Sales opens innovative trade exhibition centre

The very successful annual Vermont Sales Open Day Shows have had to be put on hold due to Covid and the lockdown restrictions, so...

Operational efficiency shouldn’t come at the expense of customer experience

Companies today feel more pressure to be operationally efficient. That’s hardly surprising. The global economy has taken a battering over the past year or...

Massmart to sell 14 Game stores in East and West Africa

Massmart is disposing of all its general merchandise Game stores in West and East Africa to stem losses in that struggling business, chief executive...

Sapics Virtual Conference unpacks key drivers of supply chain success in...

The iconic annual Sapics Conference unites supply chain professionals from Africa and abroad to share knowledge and experience, exchange ideas, forge business partnerships and...

Robust and automated cash vaults help retailers stand strong in difficult...

The recent riots and looting in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal highlight just how vulnerable our retail sector is to crime.  At Cash Connect, we are...

Shifting consumer purchasing patterns & switched-on retail

Consumer purchasing patterns have become far more complicated over the past 18 months with a plethora of devices and more points of sale as...

78% of SMEs in retail across Middle East and Africa optimistic...

Although different sectors were exposed to and impacted in diverging ways to the extensive changes of the COVID-19 pandemic, Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)...

Brights Hardware to open new store in Stonewood

Brights Hardware has announced that it will be opening a new store in Stonewood, Cape Town in September, 2021. The new Brights Stonewood Store, which...

SA retail sales up 10.4% year-on-year in June

Stats SA has reported that retail trade sales increased by 10.4% year-on-year in June 2021. The largest annual growth rates were recorded for: all 'other'...

Entrepreneurs need to better understand risk and fail better by failing...

Are entrepreneurs risk takers at heart or calculated visionaries? According to serial entrepreneur and Ukheshe Technologies CEO, Clayton Hayward, many entrepreneurs don’t truly understand...

A challenge to government from the franchise sector… “We’ll do our...

As the Franchise Association prepares to hold their most important virtual conference in their 42 years on the 25 and 26 August 2021 that...