The evolution of retail: Past, present and future

To understand the past — as well as the future — of retail, it’s critical to understand a fundamental concept documented by Harvard University’s...

Nestle, Cuba lay first stone for $55 million coffee and biscuit...

Nescor is Cuba’s third joint venture with Nestle and reflects President Raul Castro’s drive to attract international capital to help update the Soviet-style command economy and...

Woolworths in eye of a storm

Woolworths chairman Simon Susman told shareholders at Tuesday’s annual general meeting that the board was confident of the group’s Australian strategy. "We believe in...

Bar codes: back to the beginning

Smithsonian.com reports that in June 1974, the first item marked with a Universal Product Code (UPC) – a pack of Wrigley’s chewing gum – was scanned through...

QR CODES: THE SECRET TO MARKETING SUCCESS

The QR Code (Quick Response Code) is not new but is an ingenious way of satisfying customers’ needs for entertainment, interaction and information. It can also...

Ithuba shines the spotlight on retail enterprise development

In partnership with leading executive institution, Milpark Business School the course is aimed at developing leadership skills of the business owners with modules that...

Red Cherry Interactive produces Tiger Brands Status deodorant corporate video content

This research video was a feature as the closing piece on the research findings and focused on the importance of: ·         Consumer sentiments on the new packaging...

Shoprite’s Suppliers of the Year go the extra mile

The Shoprite Group recently celebrated its most innovative and reliable suppliers at its 2017 Supplier of the Year Awards.  Africa’s largest food retailer works with...

Mpact shines in Gold Pack 2017 awards

With the IPSA Gold Pack Awards being a prestigious event that showcases the best in the industry since 1973, Mpact’s Plastics division has once...

Tiger Brands eyes Africa expansion

Tiger Brands was looking for acquisitions outside SA and would place more emphasis on due diligence than in the past, management said on Monday. CEO...

Tiger Brands hit by strikes and tough market conditions

The fast-moving consumer goods group reported on Monday morning that revenue grew 2.3% to R31.3bn while net profit declined 5.5% to R3bn during the...

Food retail in SA scores top marks for customer satisfaction

Yet despite all of this, food retail is managing to stay ahead of the pack when it comes to service delivery and customer satisfaction, as the...

Pringles Launches First-Ever Thanksgiving Themed Flavors

This Thanksgiving, Pringles® is bringing all your holiday favorites to the snacking table with the new and exclusive, limited-edition Pringles Thanksgiving Dinner. If you can’t make it home for the real...

Is a little loyalty too much to ask for?

This could sound harsh and inflated but the proof is in the latest report compiled by WhySatisfy. It analysed the performance of SA retail companies online and on social...

ID Logistics SA reduces carbon footprint

Etienne Juillard, MD of ID Logistics SA comments, “Our KWH consumption savings are impressive as we are close on achieving over a quarter of consumption reduction over...

Black Friday heads to Shoprite stores countrywide

The decision to also introduce Black Friday to Shoprite’s 458 stores, in addition to the 202 Checkers stores, guarantees the country’s biggest ever Black Friday. This worldwide...

Gareth Ackerman on Pick n Pay’s growth story

Ackerman outlined how implementing the company’s ethos involved a great amount of organisation: “Our philosophy is that rich people love low prices, poor people need low prices...

Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

While nobody is certain where the name ‘Black Friday’ originated, one theory suggests it stems from the fact that many retailers operated at a loss...