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How loyalty and rewards will drive shopper behaviour in SA's retail main market

2Engage shares a few predictions for trends in the loyalty and rewards space in South Africa's retail main market...

24 Feb 2021

Covid-19: Grim start to year for once bustling Gatesville market

Since the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown started in March 2020, few people come to a street that used to overflow with footsteps and chatter. And the informal traders are left without shoppers...

By Ashraf Hendricks 5 Feb 2021

Beaches open again, but damage has been done, say informal traders

Traders who missed the peak tourist season say that despite the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night that beaches are now open once again, the damage has been done...

By Nokulunga Majola 2 Feb 2021

No booze, less meat: taverns feel the pinch of Covid-19 ban

Since late December, the Lucky Plaza Tavern in Parow has been empty of life. Established in 2000 in Station Road, the tavern usually attracts a buzz of customers who buy meat from the next-door butchery...

By Tariro Washinyira 29 Jan 2021

Spar's successful Rural Hub initiative poised for growth

Spar's Rural Hub model forms part of the retailer's drive to support and empower small-scale local farmers, create jobs and sustain local economies by creating an ecosystem that provides affordable, nutritious food for all...

5 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Retail

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year...

14 Dec 2020

SA's lucrative township food economy still underserved

The long-running misconception that the township food economy is insignificant compared to the 'formal' economy, has hampered retail growth in townships in South Africa...

7 Dec 2020

Informal traders must be included in policy decisions, says alliance

The South African Informal Traders Alliance has highlighted its acute unhappiness about being excluded from critical policy decisions, laws and planning...

27 Nov 2020

Informal traders urged to apply for grant

The Department of Small Business Development and Nedbank have called on informal fruit and vegetable traders who were negatively affected by the pandemic to apply for funding...

23 Nov 2020

Restrictions in trade to contain Covid-19 have been devastating for Africa's urban poor

Trade routes have been significantly disrupted this year in efforts to contain Covid-19. The effects of this are already showing: global growth is set to contract by 4.9%...

By Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 27 Oct 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

#DoBizZa: digiToken, the app driving economic activity in the informal market

digiToken is a new and convenient platform that enables consumers to buy airtime, electricity and water online - all from the comfort of your home by practising safe social distancing...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Sep 2020

#VMLYRTheEdge: Things to consider when looking to expand to African markets

Dianna Games, chief executive of Africa @ Work shares some important things to consider when looking to do business in the African market...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Sep 2020



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