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...

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...

Success at the 2019 Sasko Soweto Kota Festival

The third annual Soweto Kota Festival took place on 7 and 8 September 2019, and Sasko, the experts in milling and baking, were there...

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...

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...

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...

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...

85% of global consumers want omnichannel experiences – finds CMO Council...

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council's newest study indicates that consumers - regardless of age, gender or location - prefer physical and digital engagement....

This startling graph shows how many Africans are now using the...

Last month, an estimated 525 million Africans went online – there are now more internet users on the continent that in North America (327...

Hit with at least one armed robbery a day, Shoprite basically...

After 489 armed robberies last year, Shoprite has ramped up its up anti-crime force, appointing expert investigators, crime data analysts and even a criminal...

PepsiCo eyes growth in Africa with $1.7bn Pioneer Foods acquisition

Multinational snack foods and beverage giant PepsiCo has entered into an agreement to acquire South Africa's Pioneer Foods Group for approximately $1.7 billion (R23.5...

Stokvel promotes big brand building

Stokvel is an estimated R50bn industry in South Africa

10 retail trends for 2019

For the retail sector as a whole - and for physical stores in particular - 2019 will be a year of reinvention, a recently...