An introduction to SA FMCG Retail – Two day Trade Intelligence...

Trade Intelligence is hosting a two-day programme - an 'Introduction to SA FMCG Retail.' The programme will cover the retail market and its major players...

Key trends that will revolutionise retail in 2022 – marketers weigh...

2021 was a year of readjustment marked by a slow economic recovery, still engulfed by the Covid-19 pandemic, which continues to spread across the...

What this year’s trolley holds: 5 trends influencing consumer purchases in...

Retail is renowned for being fast-paced and highly competitive. If anything, the pandemic has only intensified this, with evolving shopping habits and customer needs,...

Retail Trends in 2022: Are physical ‘brick and mortar’ stores...

While brick-and-mortar retail has been hit hard due to Covid-19, it is still far from dead. Hamiltons Advertising - a leading creative agency operating...

Faithful to Nature is first SA retailer to achieve B Corp...

Faithful to Nature is the first retailer in South Africa to become B Corp certified for its commitment to social and environmental sustainability.  Since its...

Global food prices dip in December – FAO

World food prices fell slightly in December as international prices for vegetable oils and sugar fell significantly from lofty levels, the Food and Agriculture...

Pepco CEO Andy Bond to step down

Andy Bond, the chief executive of Steinhoff subsidiary Pepco Group, a fast-growing pan-European variety discount retailer has announced he will be stepping down from...

How are product innovation and innovation in technology helping in the...

According to the Salesforce 7th Edition State of Marketing report, the global pandemic has caused 86% of marketing organisations in South Africa to adopt...

The Shoprite Group pays tribute to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

The Shoprite Group recently honoured the life and legacy of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu by singing ‘Amazing Grace’ in its stores. "The Archbishop was...

Africa is leapfrogging into the future of retail

The bi-annual Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), which is a study of the global retailing landscape has revealed Africa is poised to move away from...

SMEs of tomorrow: Tips to drive growth in 2022

Employing over half the workforce, driving significant growth in the private sector, and representing some 98% of all businesses, SMEs are the lifeblood of...

Seasons Greetings from Retail Brief Africa

Retail Brief Africa wishes all readers, advertisers and contributors a joyous Festive Season and a happy and healthy (and much better!) 2022!

Massmart flags wider annual loss due to looting

Massmart Holdings has announced that its headline loss per share, the main profit measure in South Africa, will be at least 40% worse than...

2022 predictions: Checkout-free stores set for rapid international expansion, the addition...

Also known as ‘ambient commerce’, checkout-free shopping allows customers to walk straight out with the items they want as a range of technology tracks...

SA retailers in voluntary pledge to reduce plastic packaging

Plastic waste is a massive problem in South Africa. In cities, towns and even the rural areas, plastic rubbish litters our streets, our beaches,...

Spar Zimbabwe introduces shopping bag made from recycled milk cartons

Spar Zimbabwe has again committed to finding alternatives to single-use plastic carrier bags by offering a recyclable Spar carrier bag made from recycled Spar UHT Milk cartons,...

One simple packaging choice can make a difference to the environment...

The festive season is upon us, and it’s a time to take a break and indulge – but this doesn’t have to be at...

Retailers must rapidly upskill employees to thrive in future work environments

With digitisation reshaping the retail landscape, the future of the industry is unfolding before our very eyes. Since the pandemic began and lockdowns ensued, retailers...