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...

MEET KOO’S NEW BEANS ON THE BLOCK!

As the undisputed leader in the South African Beans category, KOO believes in setting the trend by introducing carefully researched, flavour-packed variants to its...

Tongaat postpones full-year results, mulls measures to cut debt

South Africa’s Tongaat Hulett, which has been battling to restore investors’ confidence after announcing in April it would have to restate prior financial reports,...

The Libstar Story: A Major Food Player You Didn’t Know You...

Proven entrepreneurship, relentless innovation and a solid core of corporate best practice has put South African food giant Libstar Holdings in a powerful yet agile position in the consumer packaged goods industry. This report by Angus Powers.

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...

IMBO gets a wholesome and energised new look

Sporting a “new-look” landscape design in stand-out bright colours, the IMBO range of products are now filtering into stores countrywide.The IMBO brand, with its...

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,...

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...

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.

Product mix boosts revenue of Denny owner Libstar

Consumer goods group Libstar said it managed solid volume growth for its core product offerings in the six months to end-June, but accounting changes...

Snowflake is 135 years

Iconic brand, Snowflake, is a heritage brand that has been a staple in South African homes for over a century. So much more than...

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...