As SA retailers struggle, other African markets start to shine

As more South African retailers announce possible closure of unprofitable stores, their peers in the continent are breaking new grounds, becoming the ones to...

25 WAYS TO PREVENT SHOPLIFTING IN YOUR RETAIL STORE

Shoplifting is exceptionally problematic for businesses of all sizes, costing the retail industry approximately $50 billion in 2016 according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Shock tax hike coming for South Africans in April, economists warn

Fiscal policy is a huge problem for South Africa, with stuttering tax collections, and an apparent unwillingness of the government to cut the public...

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...

HOW TO ACCESS RISING BLACK DISCRETIONARY INCOME

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

EMPLOYMENT LAW: RETRENCHMENT FOR EMPLOYERS: 5 CRITICAL NEED TO KNOWS

SYNOPSIS: Employers are entitled to retrench employees in order to increase its profits, rather than to avoid losses.  It can be argued the proposed...

Recognizing Return Fraud

Signs of Fraudulent Activity in Retail

Shoplifting Prevention 101: A Guide to Stopping Retail Theft

The crime of shoplifting is defined as the taking of merchandise offered for sale without paying. According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention,...

Pernod Ricard commits R2 million to support bartenders, waitrons with #KeepTheSpirit...

Pernod Ricard South Africa, the world’s leading premium spirits and champagne company, has launched the #KeepTheSpirit initiative to help alleviate the economic impact on...

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...