Charities to benefit from in-store gift wrapping service

Every year the Group assists hundreds of non-profit organisations to raise more than R2-million with its in-store gift wrapping service. Applying to become a beneficiary organisation is easy: ...

Top five South African consumer trends – Euromonitor

In terms of South African findings, the top consumer trends are detailed below.  Declining consumer confidence affecting household spending According to a 2017 survey by the Bureau for...

Franchising no longer just a man’s game

The recession-proof business model and close relationship the company has with its franchisees make the secondhand giant a highly sought-after business opportunity for potential franchise owners who...

Reckitt rebuilds after unusually tough year

The maker of Durex condoms, Nurofen tablets and Dettol cleaners announced the restructuring on Wednesday, along with its third-quarter sales figures. The company, once seen as an...

Pick n Pay posts surprisingly strong profit growth, in face of...

The grocery chain did not say how many employees had accepted its voluntary separation programme, only that "the programme enabled 10% of roles and functions to...

#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise...

Morris kicked off by saying there’s no such thing as a bad brief, but we do need a more inclusive and better design process. In addition, with...

Rebsons Labels introduces Nilpeter Panorama digital printer to SA

So what can this printer do and how will it improve label printing?1.     High print quality and image resolution – the limitations that can be found with flexo graphic...

The binary art of digital retail sales

South Africa has roughly 52% of the population that use the internet, with 70% mobile penetration. With more than half the population being enabled to use either...

How to enhance brand loyalty

For brand owners to achieve this highly coveted position in today's competitive retail environment, they need to continuously engage with consumers to identify their needs and...

New index offers a snapshot of SA’s debt-stressed consumers

According to the index, which measures the rate of first-time consumer defaults across home, vehicle, personal and credit card product accounts in SA, the total consumer debt...

Do independent retailers need a marketing plan?

If you don’t have a marketing plan, you really haven’t focused your attention on who your customer is or how you’ll reach them. One of the...

SA consumers change their shopping habits

Shopping trips are more carefully planned and consumers refer to broadsheets and specials as well as comparing prices online before drawing up their shopping lists. “Our...

Mpact takes their factories online

The DVDs, originally launched on YouTube and on the Mpact website, have gained popularity across websites and have been viewed thousands of times by customers, suppliers, technology...

Absa and Pick n Pay celebrate partnership of 50 years and...

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. In 1967, Raymond Ackerman, the driving force behind the company we know today as Pick...

From till packer to buyer thanks to bursary programme

“I could never have foreseen this when I was in high school. The moment I got the chance to study, I saw all the doors opening.” - Ray...

Pick n Pay shares drop after warning retrenchment costs will eat...

The grocery chain said in a trading statement that HEPS for the 26 weeks to August 27 would be at least 19c, or 20%, lower...

Tata launches Tata Ultra light trucks

According to the company, the Tata Ultra is designed and tested for South African conditions and will deliver five key benefits:-       - Ultra versatility with...

Bitcoin now accepted at Pick n Pay

In a statement posted on its website, Cape Town-based specialist software payments development house Electrum, said customers at Pick n Pay’s campus store are...