Global grocery market to generate an additional $440bn in sales by...

Latest forecasts from IGD suggest the global grocery retail market is on track to generate an additional $440bn in sales between 2020 and 2022,...

Pick and Pay to introduce limited edition reusable shopping bags in...

Raymond Ackerman, founder of the iconic Pick n Pay brand and South Africa’s favourite consumer champion, celebrates his 90th birthday on 10 March. To mark...

Gateway Theatre of Shopping offers customers two free hours to shop,...

Visitors to KwaZulu-Natal’s super-regional mall, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, currently get two hours of free parking while exploring the extensive tenant mix.With strict Covid-19...

Retailers under pressure as fuel increases kick in

"Given the depths of the economic crisis South Africa is facing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest round of fuel price...

Engaging shoppers on their shopping journeys has never been so important

New shopper research has revealed that people’s focus on mental health and wellbeing during consecutive lockdowns has led to an increase in the number...

Shoprite, Checkers & Usave stores now accept cash deposits for major...

Customers can now deposit cash directly onto their bank card at the till point in any Shoprite, Checkers or Usave store.Together with other established...

2Engage expands its African footprint

2Engage is building on its success in Africa, with customer engagement and incentive solutions that deliver value to customers and companies across multiple industries.Based...

Pent-up retail demand boosts Hyprop Investments

Hyprop Investments, the specialist retail property fund with a focus on high quality shopping centres, enjoyed a better than expected turnaround in the second...

Checkers supports firefighters battling Jonkershoek blaze

Following the outbreak of the wildfire in the Jonkershoek Valley, Checkers reached out to support the firefighters battling the blaze with essentials including water,...

Jumia expands online food delivery into Egypt

Jumia Technologies is expanding in online food delivery as the pioneering Africa e-commerce business looks to grow beyond its main market of trading phones...

Nedbank’s ‘tap on phone’ – a first in Africa – empowers...

At the height of the global Covid-19 pandemic, Nedbank became, and still is the only bank to offer small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs)...

Retailers were hoping for more from the 2021 Budget Speech

Given the depths of the economic crisis South Africa is facing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses would have hoped to have...

Smollan’s story shifts with new rebrand

Connecting to what really matters, is one of the rationales behind Smollan’s decision to rebrand. By breathing new life, reigniting passion, and representing the...

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Ecommerce Day set to grow ecommerce sector in South Africa

Leading industry players in the online retail space are getting behind a new initiative to support the growth of South Africa’s ecommerce industry. We might...

Takealot is looking for a new Group CEO

Online retailer Takealot has announced that its founder and chief executive Kim Reid has transitioned to the new role of Group CEO of Takealot...

Woolworths holds on to interim dividend as it paints bleak picture...

Retail group Woolworths has opted not to pay an interim dividend even though it grew profits, warning the first few months of 2021 should...

Shifts in private label – shopper-led or retailer driven?

While private label was previously treated by retailers and shoppers as a ‘nice-to-have’, it is now being prioritised by both parties. The question begs...