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...

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...

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...

SA’s poultry producers cry fowl

SA’s chicken producers are at loggerheads with importers over proposals for steep tariff increases. SA’s poultry industry is locked into something of a chicken-or-egg conundrum:...

Checkers Hyper reveals world-class flagship store in Sandton City

Checkers Hyper revealed its state-of-the-art flagship store in Sandton City, complete with chocolatier bar, an open-flame pizza oven, an in-store Kauai and an extensive...

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...

Fire & Feast Meat Festival 2019

Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome hosted the Fire & Feast Meat Festival presented by Crown National, between 6-8 September 2019.This years festival hosted a line-up of...

RCL Foods swings into a loss as sugar tax bites

RCL Foods, which owns Rainbow Chicken and Selati Sugar, said that difficulties in its sugar and chicken business contributed to shaving off R1bn in...

New Massmart CEO and fixer keeps turnaround plans close to his...

Massmart, which is majority-owned by US retail giant Walmart and is the owner of retail brands including Game, Makro, Dion Wired and Builders Warehouse,...

Former boerewors champ wins again with a different recipe

Olivier Kritzinger (66) from Joubertina in the Eastern Cape reclaimed the sought after Championship Boerewors title, this time with a totally different recipe that...

Woolworths sales in South Africa are picking up, but its Australian...

Despite the tough economy, Woolworths continues to see strong food sales and a pick-up in demand for its clothing in South Africa. But its...

Combatting high absenteeism in SA retail

South Africa's retail trade sector employs almost 900,000 individuals. The sector is extremely competitive, occupying some 23.4-million square metres of gross lettable area across...

Key insights into the global beef market

The global beef market revenue amounted to $385.7bn in 2018, growing by 5.1% against the previous year. This according to the World - Beef...

NIELSEN EVENT REVEALS IMPACT OF DOUBLE EDGED DEMAND IN SOUTH AFRICA

The South African consumer landscape is currently fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double edged demand of the South African consumer. Some are feeling...

Retail boost could steer SA away from a recession

A rebound in economic growth in the second quarter of the year will likely see SA avert its second recession in two years.

How to Maximize The Value of a Store Visit

If your reps aren’t taking the correct actions to maximize the value of their particular store visit, it could cost you big time. 40% of...

There is no such thing as market saturation

There is no such thing as market saturation, just first-base thinking. First-base thinking is when we do the bare minimum that's required to exist...

New Checkers concept stores target wealthier South Africans – here’s how...

Shoprite has published its operational update for the year ending 30 June 2019, detailing its financials and the new updates they are bringing to...