Retail Trends 2019



R81m Black Industrialist textile firm set for launch in KZN

A multimillion-rand Black Industrialist textile firm, Africa Bespoke Apparel (ABA), is ready to launch on 22 January 2019 in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal. A 100% black-owned company operating in the textile, clothing and footwear sector...

18 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Shopping the future, right now

Technology is the single most important investment that retailers need to make, in order to ensure that their fashion stores stay relevant...

By Robyn Cooke 17 Jan 2019

You had me at Toughees school shoes...

11-year-old Corban Anthony has the potential to become South Africa's next dancing sensation after he was announced as one of the winners of the Toughees Move Maker competition which ran on social media platforms...

Issued by Bata 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 6 Fashion and décor trends that are here to stay and slay

It's that time of the year again darlings. When I look at my social media comments, take inspiration from runway rages and peek into the mind of Li Edelkoort to bring you my version of what we'll be wearing next summer...

By Kumari Govender 14 Jan 2019

The best parts of me - my drive, motivation and ambition exist because she is in my life!

13-year-old Storm Boost dances her way into the Toughees telecision commercial motivated by her sister who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy...

Issued by Bata 11 Jan 2019

Madiba's prized Hi-Tec trainers return to SA

Nelson Mandela's favourite footwear during his 28-year long incarceration on Robben Island was a pair of blue and white Hi-Tec tennis trainers. Upon his departure, he auctioned them off for charity...

11 Jan 2019

Toughees discovers South Africa's dancing talent

Toughees, South Africa's most-loved school shoe brand has discovered South Africa's next dancing sensations!...

Issued by Bata 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 niche e-commerce stores driving innovation in online shopping

Service is the new selling. This dedication towards offering tailored service is what differentiates mass from niche online retailers. We're no longer selling things, but the experience of buying them...

By Graham van der Merwe 10 Jan 2019

Woolworths accused of copying baby carrier design

Woolworths has once again been accused of plagiarising the product design of a smaller business. This time, the item in question is a Woolworths baby carrier, which entrepreneur Shannon McLaughlin claims is a copy...

9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What's in store for interior design and décor trends towards 2020?

Natural materials, texture, and individuality are the key elements that will shape interior design and décor trends into 2020...

By Dave Nemeth 9 Jan 2019

Back to school: Beat the uniform blues

Ackermans now offers customers an even wider range of affordable school uniforms in an assortment of sizes, fits and colours, through its exclusive "Toughees Schoolwear" and Ackermans' own uniform label...

Issued by Ackermans 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 7 fashion trend predictions for 2019

Due to our geographic location, South Africa is a season behind in fashion. Where we initially adopted trends slower, the gap is slowly closing as customers awareness increase because of social media influences...

By Meagan Duckitt 7 Jan 2019

Edgars campaign celebrates self-expression and creative collaboration

As part of Edgars' refreshed branding strategy, the department store chain is collaborating more with South African creatives. The recently released Sho Madjozi Collection is one of the fruits of the approach...

4 Jan 2019

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