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...

Sho Madjozi, Stayfree introduce chatbot to make periods convos pain-free

Sho Madjozi and Stayfree have launched a Facebook chatbot aimed at making conversations about menstrual health pain free. In Sync with Sho Madjozi is...

Gillette Women’s Day tribute

When a company touches the lives of over five billion people around the world, the potential to do good is profound. The people we...

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...

Jordan launches leading sustainable toothbrush

Leading specialist health and beauty distributor, ACDOCO SA has announced that it will be launching Jordan's award-winning Green Clean sustainable toothbrush range. 90% 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...

Pond’s reveals AI-powered skincare bot

Pond's has launched an AI-powered skin diagnostic chatbot designed to "help consumers combat skincare concerns" across four main areas - uneven skin tone, spots,...

NIELSEN ‘DESIGN IMPACT AWARDS’ RECOGNISE TOP SOUTH AFRICAN PACKAGE REDESIGNS

South African entrants MAQ and Playboy Deodorants are among the top 10 winning brands in the 2019 Nielsen Design Impact Awards which recognise successful...

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....

Iliadin goes OTC with exclusive Smart offering

In-store advertising innovators Smart Media have partnered with Iliadin to provide the metered nose spray provider their new Over-the-Counter (OTC) Poster Arch branding solution...

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...

Organic skincare brand Pure Beginnings strikes distribution deal with Woolworths

Pure Beginnings, a South African certified organic baby brand, can now be found on the shelves of Woolworths Food stores countrywide.

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...