QR CODES: THE SECRET TO MARKETING SUCCESS

The QR Code (Quick Response Code) is not new but is an ingenious way of satisfying customers’ needs for entertainment, interaction and information. It can also...

Ithuba shines the spotlight on retail enterprise development

In partnership with leading executive institution, Milpark Business School the course is aimed at developing leadership skills of the business owners with modules that...

Shoprite’s Suppliers of the Year go the extra mile

The Shoprite Group recently celebrated its most innovative and reliable suppliers at its 2017 Supplier of the Year Awards.  Africa’s largest food retailer works with...

The role of packaging in reducing food waste

THE FOOD WASTE PROBLEM Between 30 and 40 percent of all food produced around the world is not eaten. If a geographical area would reflect where...

Food retail in SA scores top marks for customer satisfaction

Yet despite all of this, food retail is managing to stay ahead of the pack when it comes to service delivery and customer satisfaction, as the...

Is a little loyalty too much to ask for?

This could sound harsh and inflated but the proof is in the latest report compiled by WhySatisfy. It analysed the performance of SA retail companies online and on social...

ID Logistics SA reduces carbon footprint

Etienne Juillard, MD of ID Logistics SA comments, “Our KWH consumption savings are impressive as we are close on achieving over a quarter of consumption reduction over...

Black Friday heads to Shoprite stores countrywide

The decision to also introduce Black Friday to Shoprite’s 458 stores, in addition to the 202 Checkers stores, guarantees the country’s biggest ever Black Friday. This worldwide...

Gareth Ackerman on Pick n Pay’s growth story

Ackerman outlined how implementing the company’s ethos involved a great amount of organisation: “Our philosophy is that rich people love low prices, poor people need low prices...

Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

While nobody is certain where the name ‘Black Friday’ originated, one theory suggests it stems from the fact that many retailers operated at a loss...

Shoprite rolls out its trucks to help drought-stricken farming communities

Five trucks left the Shoprite Group’s distribution centre in Centurion on Friday morning to collect fodder and transport it to the Northern Cape, where the worst...

Festive retail sales may help give GDP a boost

While the sector is expected to remain muted, end-of-year sales and Black Friday are set to drive retail sales higher in the fourth quarterIn the third...

Famous Brands recommends Goscor for service and improved uptime

Goscor Lift Trucks Company replaces old and redundant equipment for Famous Brands - Africa's largest branded food services franchisor - ensuring critical uptime in...

Spar to rotate external auditors

In March, the JSE informed shareholders it had appointed E&Y as its external auditor to replace KPMG. The move, in response to Irba’s campaign, was announced...

Woolworths will be dreaming of a prime Christmas

The retailer said its overall sales for the 20 weeks to November 12 grew 2.6%, with weak performance from its Australian department store chain David Jones...

The frozen food market is heating up

However, given the fact that heavy rationing was imposed on these products during World War II, frozen food packaged in paperboard cartons began to...

Grocery shoppers now take pride in grabbing a bargain

According to Waitrose’s Food & Drink Report 2017-2018, released today, 53 percent of shoppers buy from the reduced section more often than they did five years...

Tis’ the season to be jolly…. Or is it?

The full retail landscape has growing diversity of local start-up brands and international powerhouses entering the market. Shoppers have options and overwhelming choice. They are responding...