Spar gets revenue boost as consumers go local due to Covid-19

Retail group Spar says it has benefited from a Covid-19-induced trend where consumers opt for local and convenience stores rather than crowded malls, with...

After continental retreat, SA retailers strain for profits at home

After a losing bet on the potential of economies across the African continent, South African retailers are in retreat to their home market -...

70% of South African adults will shop the festive sales if...

70% of South African adults will be shopping Black Friday and other festive sales days this year, according to new research from financial comparison...

Big changes planned for Woolworths, Pick n Pay and Checkers

South Africa’s biggest retailers are looking at new profit avenues in a bid to recover from the devastating damage caused by coronavirus lockdown.Shoprite chief...

Making diversity and inclusion a business imperative the secret to success,...

There’s a famous saying by diversity and inclusion consultant Verna Myers: “Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance,...

Safety, and the new normal, in focus at leading food &...

The new normal, emerging trends and safety will be among the hot topics under discussion at food & drink technology (fdt) Africa, the continent’s...

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Choppies resumes trade on the JSE but takes big Covid-19 hit

Botswana-based discount retailer Choppies has resumed trading on the JSE after a two-year hiatus, as it battles to recover from legal and accounting scandals...

Pick n Pay launches exclusive online Black Friday deals

Pick n Pay today launched its first set of online-only Black Friday deals for its online customers across Gauteng and the Western Cape. The deals...

Pick n Pay launches exclusive online Black Friday deals

Pick n Pay today launched its first set of online-only Black Friday deals for its online customers across Gauteng and the Western Cape. The deals...

Checkers Sixty60 wins at the 2020 BCX Digital Innovation Awards

Checkers Sixty60 has won the 2020 BCX Digital Innovation Awards, which recognises excellence in digital innovation in the corporate category.Sixty60, the first 60-minute grocery...

Due to Covid-19 Black Friday starts today and will run until...

Black Friday will start today and continue until end of the month to allow enough shoppers to buy while observing Covid-19 safety protocols.Black Friday...

Pick n Pay donates R100 000 to disaster fund for farmers...

Pick n Pay has joined the list of local organisations pulling together to help the farmers and farmworkers affected by the recent veld fires. Pick...

Pick n Pay donates R100 000 to disaster fund for farmers...

Pick n Pay has joined the list of local organisations pulling together to help the farmers and farmworkers affected by the recent veld fires. Pick...

SPAR joins Primestars in #SavingTheClassOf2020

Cinemas have experienced an influx of grade 12s over the past few months. The recent increase in cinemagoers is not due to a Hollywood...

4 steps to transforming a small business into a company of...

Many entrepreneurs start a business with the dream of scaling it, sustaining it and building it into an asset that has value beyond the...

Don’t confuse having an ecommerce offering with omnichannel retailing

The age of the mall is waning. The phrase that sends property fund managers into a cold sweat. But it's not just the lower...

Global shopping app downloads surge – Amazon leads the count

The coronavirus outbreak left a significant mark on the retail industry, forcing people to change their shopping habits and prioritise spending. Even after countries...