Discount-obsessed South Africans being trained to buy on promotion

South Africa is home to a nation of discount-obsessed shoppers. According to a newly released Nielsen report, 31% actively search for promotions and 16%...

6 QUICK TIPS THAT SHOW YOU HOW TO SPEED UP THE...

You can almost hear it now, can’t you? The toe-tapping, the frustrated sighs, and the inaudible eye rolls. Instead of accepting it, let’s learn how to speed up the retail checkout process.

Report shows average of 800 hours spent using mobile internet this...

An average of 800 hours will be spent using mobile internet this year - that's equivalent to 33 days without sleep or pause, according...

World’s top beef exporter expects EU-Mercosur trade deal to open new...

Sao Paulo — A trade deal between the EU and South America’s Mercosur bloc of countries could facilitate other agreements and open up new...

Local Manufacturing Expo highlights the demand for local products

There is a driving need to increase the volume of locally manufactured goods

Consumers relying more on credit to survive

Consumers are increasingly relying on their credit cards and personal loans for daily survival, the latest statistics from one of the major credit bureaus reveal.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS SAVING THE PLANET AND BOOSTING PROFITS

Shoes made from ocean plastics, packaging material made from mushrooms and a green partnership between Ford and Heinz to build car parts from tomato fibre are examples of the circular economy in action.

Effectively integrating digital and real-world retail

Digital transformation (or as many see it - disruption) has been a hot button topic across industry sectors in recent times. With almost 65%...

Robots may displace 20 million manufacturing jobs by 2030

Robots are on track to wipe out almost a tenth of the world’s manufacturing jobs with the brunt borne by lower-income areas in developed nations, Oxford Economics says.

Astral CEO blasts government priorities as water cuts halve production

Astral says worsening municipal infrastructure in the Lekwa municipality has led to water-supply interruptions at its plant there

Easing the pain of liquid spill clean-ups

Well-known manufacturer Pratley recently identified a need for a product that can be used in pollution control. More specifically, in the easy and efficient...

SA stokvels collectively save R44bn annually

A total of R44 billion is collectively saved in 820 000 stokvels in South Africa annually, with more than 11 million South Africans being members of stokvels, according to Nedbank research.

Trade body will have a bone to pick in poultry tarrif...

Those with intimate knowledge of the tariff application say that ITAC's position is akin to a zero-sum game, where they may have to choose between exposing local poultry producers to cheap imports they cannot compete with, or raising consumer prices for poultry to impossibly high levels.

Is it Time to Blockchain Your Supply Chain?

The next Big Thing has arrived – Blockchain – a silver bullet full of promise, albeit early in the hype cycle. Will it help...

EMPLOYMENT LAW: RETRENCHMENT FOR EMPLOYERS: 5 CRITICAL NEED TO KNOWS

SYNOPSIS: Employers are entitled to retrench employees in order to increase its profits, rather than to avoid losses.  It can be argued the proposed...

PICK N PAY IS LATEST RETAILER TO JOIN METPAC-SA

ONE OF SA’S LEADING RETAILERS JOINS METAL PACKAGING PRO TO HELP DEVELOP CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND DIVERT VALUABLE WASTE FROM LANDFILL

2019 Annual SAPICS conference and exhibition

Retail Brief Africa attended the 41st Annual SAPICS Conference and exhibition this week at Century City, Cape Town -  the leading event in Africa...

EMPLOYMENT LAW: WHEN THE CCMA GET IT WRONG: THE ‘WORKPLACE LOVE...

SYNOPSIS: The CCMA ordered Mr Pietersen to be reinstated with back pay as his sexual harassment conduct was found, at best, to depict a...