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...

The rand is now the world’s cheapest major currency — undervalued...

The rand is undervalued by 62% against the dollar, according to new numbers crunched by The Economist as part of the Big Mac Index.The...

Community centre with food garden at its centre helps girl realise...

When Phyllis Malope (65) started the Philani Community Development Centre in Zuurbekom on the West Rand of Johannesburg in 2001, all she wanted to...

Designers, architects have a major responsibility towards sustainability

The fact that South African and Nigeria are the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, while the continent as a whole barely accounts for...

Woolworths CEO resigns, Levi Strauss exec to replace him

Woolworths' CEO has resigned and Roy Bagattini, president of Levi Strauss' American operations, will replace him, the company announced.Bagattini would officially join the company...

Massmart says it could shut 34 Dion-Wired and Masscash stores

One of SA’s biggest retailers, Massmart, has become the second SA company to announce possible store closures in 2020, a move that could affect...

Edgars Rosebank closure another sign of SA’s changing retail environment

In another sign of South Africa’s changing retail environment and weak consumer spending, struggling retail group Edcon is closing its large Edgars store in...

South African insurers will begin using drones to check claims

Drones are shaping the way business is done across a variety of sectors and a number of insurance companies have already started to use...

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...

BUSINESS ICON RICHARD MAPONYA DIES AGED 99

The man dubbed as the father of black retail in South Africa developed the over R400 million Maponya Mall in Soweto.South African businessman Richard...

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...

How General Merchandise Stores Can Improve Category Performance

If you’ve fostered a reputation as the store of choice for a wide variety of products, you must manage these product categories with care....

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...

5 Tips to Turn Returns into New Sales

Once you sell a product or service to a customer, the last thing a retailer wants is to get that item back. However, your...

5 Space Planning Opportunities Pharmacy Stores Must Consider

If you manage one or more pharmacy stores, space planning is critical. That's not only because it can help you to improve your in-store...

Recognizing Return Fraud

Signs of Fraudulent Activity in Retail

‘Tis the Season to Find Pain Points in Your Retail Customer...

As December furiously barrels on toward the holidays, your customers will become more and more hurried and stressed as they try to find the...

WATCH: The heart-warming message behind Pick n Pay’s Christmas advert

Leading retailer, Pick n Pay just released its 2019 Christmas advert, ‘Give’ – a heart-warming film encouraging South Africans to embrace a spirit of...