ANC bickering poses serious risks to consumers – economist

Already cash-strapped consumers could ultimately bear the brunt of the ANC's internal war, cautioned chief economist at Efficient Group Dawie Roodt.

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).

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.

Tork Craft’s new comprehensive range of Heavy-Duty Pipe Wrenches and Bolt...

Four brand new pipe wrenches from 300 mm to 600 mm and five new Bolt Cutters from 350 mm to 900 mm


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.

Felo’s New Smart Engineer Magnetic Nut Driver 20-piece set

With a unique Smart handle and powerful rare earth magnet that retracts 47 mm

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...

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.

Felo Germany’s tough durable Bits Sets and Innovative Tool bit holders.

Felo is the leading specialist for quality screwdrivers and bits in their home country Germany and internationally.


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.