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SA retail sales jump 95.8% in April

Stats SA reports that South Africa's retail trade sales retail trade sales increased by 95.8% year on year in April 2021...

3 days ago

'Buy now pay later' spend predicted to reach $995bn in 2026

This 274% growth will be fuelled by a greater appetite from users for credit to spread costs, particularly in the wake of the pandemic, which has put extreme pressure on user finances...

14 Jun 2021

Is at-home consumption heating up South Africa's coffee industry?

Insight Survey's latest South African Coffee Industry Landscape Report 2021 carefully uncovers the global and local coffee market (including the impact of Covid-19)...

Issued by Insight Survey 14 Jun 2021

SA, Nigeria and Kenya driving e-commerce volumes in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new Visa report states that the top market contributors to e-commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa over the last three years were South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, with Ghana also showing growth...

9 Jun 2021

Rise of social commerce: Gen Z moves mall culture online

Apps like Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, which tailor content to the user's interests and behaviour, have allowed a new generation of spenders to create a personalised online shopping mall experience...

9 Jun 2021

5 post-Covid consumer myths debunked

Recent Accenture global research shows that 95% of consumers are making significant and lasting changes to how they live, work and shop. South Africa is no different...

By John Watling 8 Jun 2021

How to market meat-free to meat-eaters

Is it worth it for retailers to cater to the needs of this small segment of the population? And if so, how?...

By Tessa Nowosenetz, Issued by KLA 3 Jun 2021

Survey reveals South African pet owners' buying behaviour

According to data collected by SoundInsights, more than 90% of pet owners believe having a pet benefits their family's well-being...

28 May 2021

Local e-commerce sites need to up their game if they hope to retain customer loyalty

BMi Research conducted the CX Online pilot study - which surveyed online e-commerce stores with each store evaluated by 10 experienced online mystery shoppers...

By Jenni-Ruth Coggin, Issued by BMi Research 26 May 2021

The most important items for bargain hunting South Africans

Consumer budgets are tighter than ever a year after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic...

25 May 2021

South Africa's Top 50 most valuable brands for 2021

The Top 50 most valuable South African brands were initially forecasted to lose over R65bn in cumulative brand value (15%) during the pandemic. However, resolve and resilience have meant the Top 50 have only recorded a 2% (R8.8bn) decrease in cumulative brand value...

24 May 2021

SA retail sales down 2.5% in March

Stats SA reports that South Africa's retail trade sales decreased by 2.5% year-on-year in March 2021...

19 May 2021

Consumer inflation hits 1-year high ahead of rates decision

South Africa's consumer price growth rose to its highest in more than a year and close to the mid-point of the central bank's target range, driven mainly by a sharp jump in transport costs...

By Mfuneko Toyana 19 May 2021

A year in review: Covid-19 and the consumer sector

The economic consequences of Covid-19 are continuing to be felt in the form of changed shopping patterns and lifestyles, but also faster innovation and technology adoption...

By Ashleigh Blair, Bernadette Versfeld and Kelvin Madembo 18 May 2021

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