General Merchandise

Safe trading for retailers over the busy long weekend

Heritage Day and a long weekend is just about here, bringing with it, exciting trading opportunities for retailers. As always, managing cash will be a...

Engen brings retail convenience to consumers’ fingertips with new mobile app

In a first for the Namibian petroleum industry, Engen have brought retail convenience to the fingertips of their customers by introducing a ground-breaking new...

SA’s consumer price inflation rises to 4.9% y/y in August

South Africa's headline consumer price inflation quickened to 4.9% year on year in August from 4.6% in July, data from Statistics South Africa showed...

Pick n Pay launches traditional Mzansi-inspired product range to celebrate local...

Pick n Pay has launched a uniquely South African range of products reflecting the country’s best in look and flavour. Africa Rise, with five...

Pick n Pay, Boxer stores to pay out R350 Covid-19 grants...

From Wednesday, 22 September, approved recipients of the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant can collect their benefit from Pick n Pay and...

Pick n Pay’s Smart Shopper celebrates 10 years of customer loyalty...

South Africa’s most loved and awarded retail loyalty programme, Pick n Pay Smart Shopper, is celebrating its loyal members as the programme marks its...

Proudly local: Re.Bag.Re.Use initiative turns bread plastic bags into reusable shopping...

The Lockdown forced many of us to haul out and dust off our hobbies. ‘Mine was my crochet pen,’ shares Regine le Roux, the...

AI in the retail sector: the South African conundrum

Developments in the technology sector have shown how information can be analysed and used to create value for those who can draw insights from...

Top stories you may have missed

Here are the top stories our readers found most interesting this past week...SA’s most popular loyalty programmes revealedhttps://retailbriefafrica.co.za/sas-most-popular-loyalty-programmes-revealed/Proudly local: Q&A with Beverley Webster, founder...

Introducing the new proven and tested PowerVault 16500 mAh power bank...

The must have affordable proven and tested the PowerVault 16500 mAh power bank Jump Starter - For Cars, boats, motorbikes,12v trucks, tractors, generators and...

SA’s most popular loyalty programmes revealed

Pick n Pay Smart Shopper regains the title of most used loyalty programme in South Africa, with 80% of South Africans using the Smart Shopper...

Eastgate Shopping Centre’s solar trees continue to provide an efficient option...

Natural capital is critical to the day-to-day functioning of the Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) business and forms part of the company’s strategic thinking. Aligned to...

Sustainable outdoor furniture manufacturer, Lavaplastic™ gets the edge in a competitive...

In a year of economic and social disruption, small businesses have had to find innovative solutions to maintain a foothold in the market. For the...

Local government takes note of furniture industry’s survival instincts

As part of the South African Furniture Initiative’s (SAFI) vision to connect business, government and consumers, SAFI through Wesgro, engaged with the Mayoral Committee...

Woolworths expands reusable bag collection trial and introduces more recycling vending...

After running a successful reusable shopping bag collection trial at Woolies’ Palmyra store since May, the retailer has now introduced collection points at Hout...

Three customer experience strategies you’re missing

The battlefield to win your customers’ business is fraught with opposition that only seems to grow more powerful by the day. Customer experience leaders have...

Canon launches highly anticipated EOS R3

Canon Europe has announced the launch of its highly anticipated EOS R3 – a powerhouse for sports photography and reportage. Blending tradition with cutting edge...

Carrefour’s franchisee acquires Shoprite’s six stores in Uganda

Majid Al Futtaim, a Carrefour franchise holder, has reached a deal to take over six stores in Uganda from South African retailer Shoprite, it...