As SA retailers struggle, other African markets start to shine

As more South African retailers announce possible closure of unprofitable stores, their peers in the continent are breaking new grounds, becoming the ones to...

Shock tax hike coming for South Africans in April, economists warn

Fiscal policy is a huge problem for South Africa, with stuttering tax collections, and an apparent unwillingness of the government to cut the public...

This is how Pick n Pay, Makro and Shoprite are planning...

As the Covid-19 coronavirus continues to spread, its impact is increasingly being felt by local retailers as they get to grips with a number...

Shield Trade Show 2020

The annual Shield trade show is currently underway at Nasrec with brands showcasing their products to an expected 5000 visitors.This 2 day show not...

Consumers still dancing with the debt devil in SA

Up to our ears in debt, it seems South African consumer appetite for credit has not diminished. Despite a flat economy, consumers owe a...

Coronavirus in SA – Hygiene and prevention measures the cornerstone of...

The news of the first known case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) in South Africa follows confirmed cases in both Algeria and Nigeria.  South...

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Baby Joshua needs your help

Joshua Naicker (22 months old) was born with an incurable condition, congenital hydrocephalus resulting in several severe and life-threatening diagnoses. He cannot perform any...

SA “Black Friday” sales expected to rise 30% year-on-year

South African businesses have begun preparing for what looks to be another bumper Black Friday trading day, with sales predicted to be up 30...

Marketing to South Africa’s Top Million

The Top Million research report into South Africa's 'upper middle class' households in 2019 has been released by the UCT Marketing Institute and ad...

Higher taxes would hit retailers hard

SA’s retail stocks are likely to bear the brunt of tax increases, should finance minister Tito Mboweni target consumers with revenue-raising measures in his...

Christmas is coming: 3 ways retailers can ensure a more profitable...

According to Stats SA, retail figures for December 2018, showed an annual decline of 1.4% instead of the expected 2.1% growth. It seems like...

Chat commerce in Africa has leapfrogged other regions

Speaking at an event hosted at AfricaCom in Cape Town this week, Clickatell co-founder and CEO, Pieter de Villiers shared his insight into chat...

How retailers can prevent Black Friday from stealing all the festive...

Most South African retailers have invested heavily in their preparations for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend at the end of November. But...

Small uptick in South African Consumer Confidence

Three point increase in consumer confidenceThe economy is South Africans' number one concernSouth Africa’s latest Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for the second quarter of...

Are SA retailers stuck in a hole?

t’s the third-largest sector of the economy and a labour-intensive industry in in South Africa. But the retail sector is going through a prolonged...

The New Era of Digital Retail

Optimize your retail strategy and position your organization for success. The internet and customer expectations are forcing retailers to reassess the service they provide, not...

The most expensive online transaction recorded on Black Friday in South...

Automated clearing house BankservAfrica has published data on Black Friday and Cyber Monday in South Africa, with in-store and online transaction volumes reflecting strong...