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    Shoprite wraps up sale of Nigerian business

    Shoprite Holdings, Africa's largest grocery retailer, confirmed on Wednesday that it has sold its Nigerian business to Ketron Investment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of property group Persianas...

    2 Jun 2021

    Covid-19 is giving us a new appreciation for physical shops

    The outlook for high street stores seems gloomy. Social distancing measures and lockdowns have driven people to shop online, leading to shop closures and a boom for online retailers...

    By Cathrine Jansson-Boyd 14 May 2021

    Covid-19 will bring about a retail apocalypse

    No one can truly know what the outcome of this pandemic will be, nor when the virus will pass or if it will ever be defeated. We will forever mark this moment as one of seismic significance...

    By Howard Saunders 8 Apr 2020

    #BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the bold

    The unique SA retail environment presents new and established retailers with a good opportunity for success. Let's take a closer look.

    By Nomzamo Radebe 9 Jan 2020

    #BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand

    Africa's consumer landscape is fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double-edged demand of a diverse base of consumers...

    By Ailsa Wingfield 6 Jan 2020

    #BizTrends2020: 3 key trends shaping Africa's property sector

    When looking at trends in Africa, it's always important not to fall into that all too common trap of seeing the continent as a homogeneous entity...

    By Gerhard Zeelie 6 Jan 2020

    6 trends shaping the shopping mall experience

    A decade ago, building a profitable mall was simple. If you got the location, size, layout, parking and access routes right, you had retailers and shoppers in the bag...

    By Theresa Terblanche 23 Oct 2019

    Green roofs improve the urban environment - so why don't all buildings have them?

    Rooftops covered with grass, vegetable gardens and lush foliage are now a common sight in many cities around the world...

    By Michael Hardman and Nick Davies 7 Oct 2019

    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...

    By Jackie Kalis 15 Jul 2019

    Growthpoint Investec African Properties kickstarts Africa acquisitions

    A joint venture between Growthpoint Properties and Investec Asset Management, Growthpoint Investec African Properties (GIAP) has begun executing on its strategy...

    2 Jul 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

    The future of retail: Clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

    Over the last 15 years, technology has reshaped the face of global retail. With billions of people spending more time online each day, the way we buy things has evolved...

    By Sarah Quinlan 13 Jul 2018

    CWE 2018 report highlights positive outlook for African property market

    Covering trends and dynamics affecting the commercial, industrial and retail property sectors...

    19 Mar 2018

    #SACSCCongress: The artisanal food revolution and the modern retail space

    Retail futurist Howard Saunders discusses some of the shifts in consumer mindset and retail brand innovation...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Sep 2017



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