Discount-obsessed South Africans being trained to buy on promotion

South Africa is home to a nation of discount-obsessed shoppers. According to a newly released Nielsen report, 31% actively search for promotions and 16%...

6 QUICK TIPS THAT SHOW YOU HOW TO SPEED UP THE...

You can almost hear it now, can’t you? The toe-tapping, the frustrated sighs, and the inaudible eye rolls. Instead of accepting it, let’s learn how to speed up the retail checkout process.

Pick n Pay’s new unpackaged food: This is how much money...

Earlier this week retail giant Pick n Pay announced 13 stores will feature “plastic and packaging-free” produce zones - called "nude zones" - as...

Report shows average of 800 hours spent using mobile internet this...

An average of 800 hours will be spent using mobile internet this year - that's equivalent to 33 days without sleep or pause, according...

Total announces new unit to invest in forests

The head of French energy giant Total announced on Saturday that the company would invest a hundred million dollars annually on a new forest...

Local Manufacturing Expo highlights the demand for local products

There is a driving need to increase the volume of locally manufactured goods

Drive consumer behaviour by addressing the entire supply chain

Changing consumer behaviour and creating loyalty throughout the supply chain are areas every FMCG manufacturer is trying to achieve. However, these are the last...

CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS SAVING THE PLANET AND BOOSTING PROFITS

Shoes made from ocean plastics, packaging material made from mushrooms and a green partnership between Ford and Heinz to build car parts from tomato fibre are examples of the circular economy in action.

How interior décor helps create immersive retail experiences

Imaging solutions provider Canon, deciphers the importance of the settings and ambiences of physical shops as they become more than just a buying space, an opportunity for the brand to build and maintain relationships with its customers.

Effectively integrating digital and real-world retail

Digital transformation (or as many see it - disruption) has been a hot button topic across industry sectors in recent times. With almost 65%...

Robots may displace 20 million manufacturing jobs by 2030

Robots are on track to wipe out almost a tenth of the world’s manufacturing jobs with the brunt borne by lower-income areas in developed nations, Oxford Economics says.

Mall owner Safari Investments posts worst results since coming to market

Listed property investment company says above-inflation increases in utility cost and financial market volatility are expected to continue

The importance of undercover agents in transport

The transportation industry provides a vital service to the South African business industry at large. Transporting goods and supplies from one location to another...

Shoprite opens its first distribution centre in Botswana

Shoprite Botswana recently opened its own world-class distribution centre (DC) in Taung, Gaborone.

Is it Time to Blockchain Your Supply Chain?

The next Big Thing has arrived – Blockchain – a silver bullet full of promise, albeit early in the hype cycle. Will it help...

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...

2019 Annual SAPICS conference and exhibition

Retail Brief Africa attended the 41st Annual SAPICS Conference and exhibition this week at Century City, Cape Town -  the leading event in Africa...

EMPLOYMENT LAW: WHEN THE CCMA GET IT WRONG: THE ‘WORKPLACE LOVE...

SYNOPSIS: The CCMA ordered Mr Pietersen to be reinstated with back pay as his sexual harassment conduct was found, at best, to depict a...