General Merchandise

Shoprite & Checkers ready for this year’s Black Friday bonanza

Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores served 125 customers per second on Black Friday in 2018.Checkers is the most experienced South African supermarket in...

SA “Black Friday” sales expected to rise 30% year-on-year

South African businesses have begun preparing for what looks to be another bumper Black Friday trading day, with sales predicted to be up 30...

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...

Counterfeit goods worth R14m, including condoms, Viagra and lightening creams, found...

Counterfeit goods worth a whopping R14.2m were confiscated at China Multiplex storage facilities in Johannesburg over the weekend.Condoms, cigarettes, Viagra pills, skin lightening creams,...

World Food Day 2019

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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

ROOTS 2019 research shows that appliances and electronics are major growth...

SPARK Media’s ROOTS research gives us unparalleled access to trends over time, allowing us to see and predict changes in consumer behaviour at both a national and local level.

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...

The Professional Multi Sharp Diamond Tool Sharpener an all-purpose sharpener for...

A handy easy to carry 3 sharpening surfaces multiple sharpener, keep it in your kitchen, toolbox and workshop, the only tool that also sharpens...

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...