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Food Lover's Eatery opens in Braamfontein
Food Lover's Eatery opens in Braamfontein

Food Lover's Market has expanded its Eatery concept in Gauteng with a new store opening in Braamfontein's Business Improvement District...

17 hours ago

Retail sales up a measly 0,2% in March
Retail sales up a measly 0,2% in March

Retail trade sales increased by 0,2% year-on-year in March 2019, according to the latest figures from Stats SA.

1 day ago

Andrew Jennings on surviving the era of digital retail
Andrew Jennings on surviving the era of digital retail

Andrew Jennings, the former group MD of Woolworths, recently shared valuable survival lessons for retail brands under siege in the digital age...

17 May 2019

Burger King and @Dylantero invite all Twitch fans to cook their own Whopper online
Burger King and @Dylantero invite all Twitch fans to cook their own Whopper online

The pioneer initiative, targeted to the 1.5 million Twitch users in Chile, wants to bring them all together so their comments build a custom burger which will be sold at selected Burger King restaurants...

Issued by Burger King 17 May 2019

The most valuable global retail brands for 2019
The most valuable global retail brands for 2019

The results of the second annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands have been revealed. The research shows that the world's most valuable retail brands are worth $339 billion more...

14 May 2019

Ugly veg: supermarkets aren't the biggest food wasters - you are
Ugly veg: supermarkets aren't the biggest food wasters - you are

"Ugly" or "wonky" veg were blamed for up to 40% of wasted fruit and vegetables in 2013, as produce was discarded for failing to meet retailer appearance standards...

By Miriam C. Dobson and Jill L. Edmondson 14 May 2019

Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda
Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda

Rwandan PaaS (platform as a service) startup Ared has marked its first international expansion by setting up 10 women-run 'smart business in a box' solar-powered kiosks in Uganda...

13 May 2019

2019 Retail Design and Development Awards open for entries
2019 Retail Design and Development Awards open for entries

Entries are now open for this year's South African Council of Shopping Centres' (SACSC) Retail Design and Development Awards 2019...

13 May 2019

LVMH launches new luxury fashion house with Rihanna
LVMH launches new luxury fashion house with Rihanna

LVMH, the world's largest luxury group, has announced the launch of a new Paris-based luxury fashion house, developed by Robyn Rihanna Fenty...

10 May 2019

Is it time to refresh your digital signage network?
Is it time to refresh your digital signage network?

Like any other technology investment, digital signage networks need to be maintained and updated...

Issued by Moving Tactics 10 May 2019

Nike's new app feature helps customers find the perfect fit
Nike's new app feature helps customers find the perfect fit

Nike has launched a new in-app scanning solution in the US, called Nike Fit, that provides customers with their recommended shoe size in each of the company's footwear products...

10 May 2019

Takealot revamps flagship pickup point in Gauteng
Takealot revamps flagship pickup point in Gauteng

Takealot.com's flagship Pickup Point at the New Road off-ramp in Midrand spans the N1 highway, allowing motorists to easily collect their online orders...

9 May 2019

How the Morrison family has been running JMS Food Town for 100 years
How the Morrison family has been running JMS Food Town for 100 years

More than 100 years ago, Jock Morrison was asked to take over a general dealer store in KwaZulu-Natal...

7 May 2019

Retailers must leverage online and offline tactics to succeed
Retailers must leverage online and offline tactics to succeed

Now that we're in the ninth year of what's dramatically been dubbed 'the retail apocalypse', local retailers have felt the pinch...

By Michael Zahariev 6 May 2019

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4 trends impacting point of purchase strategy

One of our Shop members, Leon Nicholas, VP of retail insights and solutions at Westrock, explains the importance of POP and describe 4 big trends in the area of the retail environment...

By Leo Van De Polder 6 May 2019

Leading luggage brand Samsonite opens sophisticated new retail store in Brooklyn Mall Pretoria
Leading luggage brand Samsonite opens sophisticated new retail store in Brooklyn Mall Pretoria

Samsonite customers living in Pretoria can now enjoy the same quality service as the other Samsonite branches in Sandton and Cape Town...

Issued by Samsonite 3 May 2019

Is experiential retail delivering for SA malls?
Is experiential retail delivering for SA malls?

As more and more trading takes place through an online channel with a consequent reduction in comparative trading densities, we can expect a shift in how malls inform their key metrics such as tenant mix and rent-to-turnover ratios...

3 May 2019

IRL: AI powers Walmart's store of the future
IRL: AI powers Walmart's store of the future

Over the past few months, a Walmart Neighborhood Market in New York has quietly transformed into the company's first Intelligent Retail Lab...

2 May 2019

Builders reveals new store prototype in Boksburg
Builders reveals new store prototype in Boksburg

A new store prototype developed by Builders Warehouse made its debut at the newly-opened Boksburg outlet this week, offering 3D printing, flatpack furniture, a smart home hub, and other new features.

2 May 2019

Phygital: 6 ways to adapt, or die
Phygital: 6 ways to adapt, or die

Innovative phygital business models, where bricks and mortar and digital seamlessly integrate, are popping up across the globe. But the best phygital experiences still remain aligned with old-school sales strategies...

By Eben Esterhuizen 30 Apr 2019

Shopping trends mean blocking the big Sainsbury's-Asda merger may not protect customers
Shopping trends mean blocking the big Sainsbury's-Asda merger may not protect customers

The proposed merger of supermarkets Sainsbury's and Asda is now off the table as the regulator has ruled against it, saying it would lead to higher prices for consumers...

By Yasemin Kor 30 Apr 2019

8 retail display ideas to try in store
8 retail display ideas to try in store

Retail displays and visual merchandising are essential in driving attention and conversion in brick-and-mortar retail. One of the main reasons why people decide to shop in store is to see merchandise in person...

29 Apr 2019

SA's favourite township brands - 2019/2020 Kasi Star Brands survey
SA's favourite township brands - 2019/2020 Kasi Star Brands survey

The winners of the 2019/2020 Ask Afrika Kasi Star Brands survey have been announced. Kiwi shoe polish came first this year for the second year running, followed by Sunlight dishwashing liquid, Dettol liquid antiseptic...

29 Apr 2019

Shoprite Group creates 409 jobs in 14 days with new stores
Shoprite Group creates 409 jobs in 14 days with new stores

The Shoprite Group created 409 new jobs with the opening of 16 new stores across five provinces in South Africa during the second half of April 2019...

29 Apr 2019

Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help now
Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help now

Fashion shouldn't cost lives and it shouldn't cost us our planet. Yet this is what is happening today. Globalisation, fast fashion, economies of scale, social media and offshore production have created a perfect storm...

By Anika Kozlowski 26 Apr 2019

Online marketplace Thola Africa shines a light on local artisans
Online marketplace Thola Africa shines a light on local artisans

New online marketplace Tholaafrica.com is making it easier to shop African artisanal wares, with its selection of bespoke fashion and d├ęcor crafted by local creatives and designers...

26 Apr 2019

H&M introduces product transparency for all garments sold online
H&M introduces product transparency for all garments sold online

H&M has launched a new transparency initiative that will see the retailer share details on for each garment it sells online. This information will include the country where it's produced, supplier names, factory names and addresses...

25 Apr 2019

Woolworths to open more 'plastic bag free' stores
Woolworths to open more 'plastic bag free' stores

Woolworths is planning to introduce three more 'plastic shopping bag free' stores in the country, after trialling the concept at the Steenberg branch in Cape Town...

24 Apr 2019

Mr Price the first retailer to list on A2X
Mr Price the first retailer to list on A2X

Mr Price Group has been approved for a secondary listing on A2X Markets and its shares will be available for trade on A2X from 2 May 2019...

24 Apr 2019

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