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2019 Research Conference to unpack retail trends, tech and the 'Afripolitan' consumer

The 9th Annual South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference, a mainstay event on SA's shopping centre and retail industry calendar, is set to take place at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg on 3 April...

19 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: Physical retail needs to step up

Traditional brick and mortar retailers still have a future despite the boom in online retail, but they have to be open to change...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Mar 2019

Is Black Friday a threat to SA's December retail sales?

The Black Friday sales bonanza in November is now bigger in SA than ever before. But is it an emerging threat for the traditional December festive season sales boom?

14 Mar 2019

Rise in shopping centre trading density over November, December - Clur report

Growth in trading density (sales per square metre) in 2018 at monitored shopping centres in South Africa and Namibia continued to improve after a lacklustre 2017, according to a retail property barometer...

1 Mar 2019

The diversification of retail in Kenya

Kenya's retail sector is diversifying with the entry of new players and international brands into the market. This is despite the retail sector growing at a "lethargic rate"...

22 Feb 2019

The coming shopping centre ecosystem apocalypse

The shopping centre ecosystem is facing an apocalypse. Why? Because shops are middlemen and the internet is killing middlemen...

By Alan Knott-Craig 11 Feb 2019

Edgars celebrates 90, adding to revitalisation of Joburg CBD

Coinciding with Edcon's 90th birthday, the multi-billion-rand Johanneburg CBD renewal project will see the property on the corner of Pritchard and Joubert Streets renovated...

4 Feb 2019

SA investors reap rewards from good festive season trade at Polish malls

Poland's retail property sector paints a more positive picture for investors than many other sectors in South Africa and abroad, which had a rough year in 2018...

14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Pick up on developing trends to stay at the top of your game

Electioneering in 2019 is sure to take up much focus and energy and while I understand that elections come around every 4 years, I wish we could do without them...

By Vera Valasis 11 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 trends defining the commercial, retail property sectors in 2019

It's no longer about location, location, location. In the commercial and retail property spaces, the buzzword is now technology, technology, technology...

By Rowland Gurnell 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Superfluous retail development the greatest risk to retailers, landlords alike

It is well known that South Africa has some of the highest levels of gross lettable retail area (GLA) per capita (adjusted for income per capita) in the world...

By Andrew Thabo Russell 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Rural and township retail property trends

Shortly after concluding the successful SA Investment Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa then took a walk through the streets of the famous Vilakazi Street in Soweto to show off the township and its successful businesses...

By Seabelo Theledi 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Retail is not dead, it is changing fast!

Retail is facing tough times in a hyper-competitive environment. There are many reasons for this, but the sameness of many South African malls is a big contributor...

By Itumeleng Mothibeli 7 Jan 2019

Côte d'Ivoire's economy booms after opening of shopping mall

Côte d'Ivoire's most extensive shopping and leisure centre sees record footfall in opening weeks...

24 Dec 2018

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