SA retail sales down 1.3% year-on-year in August

Stats SA has reported that South Africa’s retail trade sales decreased by 1.3% year-on-year in August 2021.Negative annual growth rates were recorded for: retailers...

Greater access to business funding is crucial for SMEs

Running a business is a long game that requires flexibility, adaptability, and capital. To keep it moving in the right direction is an ongoing...

“Shared Planet” leads Innova Market Insights’ Top Ten Trends for 2022

In its Top Ten Trends for 2022, Innova Market Insights – the world’s most comprehensive global insight platform for the food and beverage industry...

5 Simple ways SMMEs can become competitive in e-commerce

A few years ago, the majority of South Africans had never made a single purchase online. Today, the local e-commerce market has experienced a...

One-fifth of all companies globally operate in the retail and trade...

The COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the global retail industry, with thousands of stores, supermarkets, and shopping malls closed amid the lockdowns. Some...

Proudly SA launches its Living Lekker Locally campaign

As part of its massive consumer drive, Proudly SA has launched its brand new campaign, Living Lekker Locally. The organisation’s 2020 tv commercial Game...

Retail’s digital transformation explained by Facebook, Nielsen, Gato Preto, Leroy Merlin...

Tiendeo, the worldwide drive-to-store solutions platform, in collaboration with Nielsen, Google and Facebook, launches the first edition of the Tiendeo Summit, in 5 markets...

What retailers need to do to succeed in the African market

Africa can be a challenging place to do business from infrastructure issues, complex compliance, fragmented markets and dispersed populations and particularly post pandemic, harder...

Massmart draws closer to OneCart acquisition

Massmart has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire 87.5% of the issued shares in fast-moving consumer goods marketplace and logistics platform, OneCart. Massmart announced...

Standard Bank and Pick n Pay launch easy payment service –...

Standard Bank and Pick n Pay customers’ shopping experience has just become even more convenient, easy, and safe, with the launch of Standard Bank’s...

Table Bay Mall’s small business retail initiatives boost tenant growth

Table Bay Mall, situated on Cape Town’s Western Seaboard, has announced a host of new tenants that will join their retail portfolio in the...

SA Brandy Innovation Challenge calls for out-of-the-barrel business ideas

An exciting new competition launched by the South African Brandy Foundation offers local creatives and innovators the chance to win a share of R90...

The purchasing power of Generation Z and why businesses should take...

Generation Z are today’s consumers and tomorrow’s business leaders. And while many businesses have focused their marketing and sales efforts on the Millennial market,...

Reimagining customer loyalty in a digital world

Most of a company’s business comes from existing customers. Keeping those customers loyal to the brand at a time when there are so many...

Food wastage in SA – why it harms the planet, and...

We all know wasting food is bad, but did you know it can also be a contributor to climate change? A shocking quantity of food...

Diageo SA launches bar mentorship programme for previously disadvantaged bartenders

Ten of South Africa’s foremost bar industry experts will mentor 100 previously disadvantaged bar staff through Diageo SA’s newly-launched The Hand-Up Mentorship Programme.The ‘by...

How to beef up your retail business for Braai Day weekend

South Africans are getting ready to fire up their braais and gather with friends and family over the Braai Day / Heritage Day weekend. This...

Safe trading for retailers over the busy long weekend

Heritage Day and a long weekend is just about here, bringing with it, exciting trading opportunities for retailers. As always, managing cash will be a...