Now you can ‘take a beer to work’ with Heineken 0.0

Heineken® has launched its 'Take Your Beer To Work Day', an activation that saw consumers taking their complimentary Heineken® 0.0 to the office.Heineken® 0.0...

Combatting high absenteeism in SA retail

South Africa's retail trade sector employs almost 900,000 individuals. The sector is extremely competitive, occupying some 23.4-million square metres of gross lettable area across...

NIELSEN EVENT REVEALS IMPACT OF DOUBLE EDGED DEMAND IN SOUTH AFRICA

The South African consumer landscape is currently fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double edged demand of the South African consumer. Some are feeling...

Consumers racking up debt to make ends meet

Consumer credit has continued to rise over the past two quarters of this year, which means that consumers are relying more on credit cards...

ROOTS 2019 research shows that appliances and electronics are major growth...

SPARK Media’s ROOTS research gives us unparalleled access to trends over time, allowing us to see and predict changes in consumer behaviour at both a national and local level.

Sasko to sponsor the Soweto Kota Festival again

The third annual Soweto Kota Festival will take place on 7 and 8 September 2019, and Sasko, the experts in milling and baking, is...

Retail boost could steer SA away from a recession

A rebound in economic growth in the second quarter of the year will likely see SA avert its second recession in two years.

Snowflake is 135 years

Iconic brand, Snowflake, is a heritage brand that has been a staple in South African homes for over a century. So much more than...

How to Maximize The Value of a Store Visit

If your reps aren’t taking the correct actions to maximize the value of their particular store visit, it could cost you big time. 40% of...

SAB launches special #WomensMonth beer

South African Breweries (SAB) has unveiled a special beer for Women's Month. The limited-edition small-batch beer was designed and brewed by women.Bold Brew will...

New Checkers concept stores target wealthier South Africans – here’s how...

Shoprite has published its operational update for the year ending 30 June 2019, detailing its financials and the new updates they are bringing to...

Philip Morris launches first African store

Cigarette maker opens flagship store in Sandton as it targets Africa with alternative heated tobacco products

NIELSEN ‘DESIGN IMPACT AWARDS’ RECOGNISE TOP SOUTH AFRICAN PACKAGE REDESIGNS

South African entrants MAQ and Playboy Deodorants are among the top 10 winning brands in the 2019 Nielsen Design Impact Awards which recognise successful...

85% of global consumers want omnichannel experiences – finds CMO Council...

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council's newest study indicates that consumers - regardless of age, gender or location - prefer physical and digital engagement....

This startling graph shows how many Africans are now using the...

Last month, an estimated 525 million Africans went online – there are now more internet users on the continent that in North America (327...

Hit with at least one armed robbery a day, Shoprite basically...

After 489 armed robberies last year, Shoprite has ramped up its up anti-crime force, appointing expert investigators, crime data analysts and even a criminal...

Stokvel promotes big brand building

Stokvel is an estimated R50bn industry in South Africa

10 retail trends for 2019

For the retail sector as a whole - and for physical stores in particular - 2019 will be a year of reinvention, a recently...