Are SA retailers stuck in a hole?

t’s the third-largest sector of the economy and a labour-intensive industry in in South Africa. But the retail sector is going through a prolonged...

The New Era of Digital Retail

Optimize your retail strategy and position your organization for success. The internet and customer expectations are forcing retailers to reassess the service they provide, not...

6 Merchandising Strategies That Increase Category Sales

Merchandising strategies are an inherent part of any retailer’s success. To stay relevant in a competitive market, your strategies should vary by category and...

Recognizing Return Fraud

Signs of Fraudulent Activity in Retail

‘TATTOOS’ TO REPLACE LABELS ON BEER BOTTLES TO CUT WASTE

The world’s largest brewer, AB InBev, is doing away with the paper labels that have adorned some of its beer bottles for decades in...

The most expensive online transaction recorded on Black Friday in South...

Automated clearing house BankservAfrica has published data on Black Friday and Cyber Monday in South Africa, with in-store and online transaction volumes reflecting strong...

Black Friday shows a maturing SA consumer and a stable payment...

DPO South Africa, South Africa’s largest payment service provider, believes the numbers and trends of Black Friday 2019 point to a more mature market...

Chat commerce in Africa has leapfrogged other regions

Speaking at an event hosted at AfricaCom in Cape Town this week, Clickatell co-founder and CEO, Pieter de Villiers shared his insight into chat...

How retailers can prevent Black Friday from stealing all the festive...

Most South African retailers have invested heavily in their preparations for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend at the end of November. But...

Shoprite & Checkers ready for this year’s Black Friday bonanza

Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores served 125 customers per second on Black Friday in 2018.Checkers is the most experienced South African supermarket in...

SA “Black Friday” sales expected to rise 30% year-on-year

South African businesses have begun preparing for what looks to be another bumper Black Friday trading day, with sales predicted to be up 30...

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...

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...

Sorgho looks to modernise umqombothi with Umoja Beer Powder

Sorghum malt manufacturer Sorgho intends on modernising the process of making umqombothi, or home-brewed beer, with its Umoja Beer Powder.Every family has their way...

Fire & Feast Meat Festival 2019

Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome hosted the Fire & Feast Meat Festival presented by Crown National, between 6-8 September 2019.This years festival hosted a line-up of...

Now you can ‘take a beer to work’ with Heineken 0.0

Heineken® has launched its 'Take Your Beer To Work Day', an activation that saw consumers taking their complimentary Heineken® 0.0 to the office.Heineken® 0.0...