Shoprite prepares to control Ugandan retail market

The South African franchise is to open up two new branches - one at Acacia mall in Kamwokya and another at Victoria mall in Entebbe. Knight Frank,...

Pick n Pay cuts prices of more essential items in the...

“We see the best way to serve our customers well this Christmas is to offer them incredible value,” says John Bradshaw, Head of Marketing at Pick n...

Four things this packaging company teaches us about Africa’s consumer goods...

One company with a good vantage point of the sector is Polyoak Packaging, a South African-based operator with a footprint in numerous markets across the continent....

The current and future state of retail

The South African retail landscape has been under a lot of pressure for some time now and whilst 80% are blaming the economy for this downturn...

Pick n Pay online visitors grow

The company says because of growing customer demand for convenience, the group continued to invest in Pick n Pay Online but did not disclose how much...

Supermarket surge on the cards for Cote d Ivoire

·         Survey of Ivorian urban supermarket shoppers reveals their appetite for more organised retail and visible pricing ...

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...

Student buying power at your Fingertips

The problem is accessing methods of payment to transfer money among themselves or make online purchases, as not all students have access to the Bank of...

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...

Irregular spending rockets at transport department

The Department of Transport is battling to discipline officials implicated in flouting its supply chain management process, which remains weak and is a major concern for...