Saving SA retail

Statistics SA painted a grim picture of economic desolation, with the release of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) figure decreasing by 51% in...

South African shoppers show the market what they want

Consumer spending has swung from total predictability to subtle shifts in product and store selection throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, and understanding the whys and...

Unilever announces goal to eliminate fossil fuels in cleaning products by...

Unilever has announced it will source 100% of the carbon derived from fossil fuels in its cleaning and laundry product formulations with renewable or...

Unilever announces goal to eliminate fossil fuels in cleaning products by...

Unilever has announced it will source 100% of the carbon derived from fossil fuels in its cleaning and laundry product formulations with renewable or...

SA food prices climb again – much sooner than anticipated

The price for a basket of select and staple food in South Africa has started trending upwards again, says the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and...

Procter & Gamble sales soar as people wash more clothing and...

Procter & Gamble posted a surge in sales this spring as higher at-home consumption of laundry detergent and dish soap plus continued stockpiling gave...

Procter & Gamble sales soar as people wash more clothing and...

Procter & Gamble posted a surge in sales this spring as higher at-home consumption of laundry detergent and dish soap plus continued stockpiling gave...

What to look out for when buying an effective disinfectant

With the arrival of the novel COVID-19 virus, shoppers are finding shelves and in store displays stacked with more hand sanitisers and general disinfectants...

Online shopping momentum grows as South African consumers cocoon in the...

South African consumers look set to accelerate their journey towards online shopping beyond the pandemic as they stay in to enjoy the investments they have made...

2020 Product of the Year winners announced

South Africa’s most innovative consumer products have been announced in the 2020 Product of the Year results. Research conducted by Answered Insights, Product of...

Homecare brands challenged by discounters and bargain stores

Kantar has released its latest Brand Footprint ranking of the most chosen homecare brands in the UK, with the study highlighting the increasing strength...

Adcock Ingram boosts consumer goods business with Plush acquisition

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Adcock Ingram has reached a deal to buy Plush Professional Leather Care, part of its strategy to diversify into less regulated products...

This is how Pick n Pay, Makro and Shoprite are planning...

As the Covid-19 coronavirus continues to spread, its impact is increasingly being felt by local retailers as they get to grips with a number...

Coronavirus in SA – Hygiene and prevention measures the cornerstone of...

The news of the first known case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) in South Africa follows confirmed cases in both Algeria and Nigeria.  South...

IKEA reduces climate footprint for the first time

Carbon emissions throughout the full value chain of IKEA furniture fell for the first time last year, brand owner Inter IKEA said on Thursday...

Higher taxes would hit retailers hard

SA’s retail stocks are likely to bear the brunt of tax increases, should finance minister Tito Mboweni target consumers with revenue-raising measures in his...

Massmart CEO says not ready to let department chain fail

Massmart's new chief executive Mitch Slape said on Wednesday he was not ready to let the firm's Game department chain fail as the South...

Amazon the most valuable brand globally for third year running

Amazon has become the first brand in the history of the Brand Finance Global 500 rankings to exceed $2bn in value, making it the...