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...

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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...

Magnum Now Pretty In Pink

Unilever’s ice cream mega-brand, Magnum, has launched a new line of Ruby chocolate-covered mini ice creams in the US. This is the first brand...

COLGATE LAUNCHES ‘FIRST EVER’ VEGAN-CERTIFIED TOOTHPASTE

Colgate has launched a new toothpaste which it claims is the first of its kind because it is vegan-certified and comes in a recyclable...

Cell C in talks to sell contract subscribers to Vodacom

Vodacom Group Ltd. is in talks with Cell C Pty Ltd. about taking on the smaller rival’s contract-paying mobile-phone customers, a move that would...

The Organic and Natural Products Expo makes history, forming the world’s...

The Organic and Natural Products Expo (ONPE) will make its debut in Johannesburg, from 8-10 May. The first show in Africa dedicated to the...

CHECKERS: MORE SOUTH AFRICANS INTERESTED IN VEGAN LIFESTYLE

Checkers has seen a steady uptake in customer requests for more vegan and plant-based alternatives over the past 12 months, with products from the...

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...

LG not only wants to keep your leafy greens fresh, but...

Indoor gardens seem like something more at home at CES 2000 than CES 2020. But electronics maker LG doesn’t think the idea of indoor...

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...

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...

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...