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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

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

Sorbet Group launches aesthetics concept, Sorbet SK-N
Sorbet Group launches aesthetics concept, Sorbet SK-N

Sorbet Group has launched its first aesthetics concept store, called Sorbet SK-N. The new brand provides advanced cosmetic treatments for dermatological concerns...

9 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

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

Ratanga returns in R57m Canal Walk upgrade
Ratanga returns in R57m Canal Walk upgrade

Canal Walk Shopping Centre is set to undergo a multi-million-rand renovation, which will see a revamp of its food court and the inclusion of The Ratanga Family Entertainment Centre...

18 Apr 2019

Apply now for Shoprite 2019 bursary
Apply now for Shoprite 2019 bursary

Shoprite is still accepting bursary applications for the 2019 academic year...

17 Apr 2019

The need for speed in modern retail
The need for speed in modern retail

In an age where leisure time is an increasingly precious commodity, customers are placing an even greater premium on convenience...

By Refilwe Maluleke 8 Apr 2019

#SeamlessSA: 6 steps to starting an e-commerce store in South Africa
#SeamlessSA: 6 steps to starting an e-commerce store in South Africa

Starting an e-commerce store in South Africa can be a tricky minefield. Luckily, Insaka E-Commerce Academy CEO Warrick Kernes let us in on his six top steps to starting an online business...

By Maroefah Smith 22 Mar 2019

#PoY2019: South Africa's favourite consumer products revealed
#PoY2019: South Africa's favourite consumer products revealed

South Africa's most innovative consumer products have been recognised in the 11th annual Product of the Year awards...

15 Mar 2019

SA laundry startup launches equity crowdfunding campaign
SA laundry startup launches equity crowdfunding campaign

Gauteng on-demand laundry delivery service, Just Laundry, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to assist in its expansion across the country...

6 Mar 2019

10 ways to win over customers' hearts this Valentine's Day
10 ways to win over customers' hearts this Valentine's Day

Happy (almost) Valentine's Day, retailers! Since the day of hearts is upon us, we thought it's high time to remind merchants about the things they can do to spread the love...

By Higor Torchia 12 Feb 2019

These self-driving robots deliver snacks on demand
These self-driving robots deliver snacks on demand

Hungry students at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California were recently introduced to Snackbot, the outdoor, self-driving robot delivering snacks and beverages from PepsiCo's portfolio of better-for-you brands...

24 Jan 2019

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

How to avoid overspending: uncover the psychology behind why people buy
How to avoid overspending: uncover the psychology behind why people buy

Between 40% and 80% of purchases are impulse buys. Marketers often get blamed for this, but while marketing tactics may be cynical, manipulative, and even deceptive, shoppers are generally wise to their ways.

31 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Retail
#BestofBiz 2018: Retail

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

18 Dec 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Much more than make-up with Mud Cosmetics
#EntrepreneurMonth: Much more than make-up with Mud Cosmetics

Beyond its reputation as a quality cosmetics brand in the professional makeup industry, what gives Make-Up Designory (MUD) Cosmetics the edge is that its roots lie in education...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: How CompuCart's Rowan Fine keeps diversifying
#EntrepreneurMonth: How CompuCart's Rowan Fine keeps diversifying

Rowan Fine came to the conclusion that he should pursue a career in the consumables market after he ran some numbers while ordering consumables for a restaurant he was working at in Johannesburg...

By Maroefah Smith 22 Nov 2018

SA retailers nominated for International Retailer of the Year awards
SA retailers nominated for International Retailer of the Year awards

Two South African retailers, Supersave Food Town Hyper and Take n Pay Food Town Hyper, are nominees in the IGA International Retailer of the Year awards...

20 Nov 2018

#FLS2018: The big business opportunity of franchising
#FLS2018: The big business opportunity of franchising

Over three-quarters of franchisee owners are optimistic about the future. This optimism is translated into the growth of franchises' contribution to the GDP of South Africa - growing from 9% in 2014 to 15% today...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Nov 2018

New men's styling service lets you try before you buy
New men's styling service lets you try before you buy

South African online styling service, Crate|ov Clothes, gives men the opportunity to be dressed by a professional stylist who selects outfits based on their preferences...

13 Nov 2018

#ShopperInsights2019: Innovation drives brand success at shelf
#ShopperInsights2019: Innovation drives brand success at shelf

Lindt is a premium brand growing in a declining market. A luxury product generally bought as a gift, the brand launched a cheaper version catering to personal indulgence. Not only did this expand...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Nov 2018

#ShopperInsights2019: I love you, but...
#ShopperInsights2019: I love you, but...

Despite retailers widening their repertoire, baskets are shrinking as tough times for shoppers dictate more planning and less impulse shopping...

By Danette Breitenbach 8 Nov 2018

Moving Tactics takes the sting out of the queue for Clicks
Moving Tactics takes the sting out of the queue for Clicks

Note to retailers: today's customers expect technology to wipe out queueing. There's nothing more off-putting to shoppers and detrimental to sales than long queues in your store...

Issued by Moving Tactics 6 Nov 2018

Online marketplace SA Florist rebrands to Bloomable
Online marketplace SA Florist rebrands to Bloomable

South African online marketplace SA Florist has rebranded to Bloomable, with the aim to redefine itself in the market and expand its focus beyond flowers...

6 Nov 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

SA florist startup Petal&Post plans nationwide expansion
SA florist startup Petal&Post plans nationwide expansion

South African online florist Petal&Post is planning expansion across the country after its offering met with significant success in Cape Town and Durbanville...

By Tom Jackson 10 Oct 2018

Sylvie Hurford, Carla Norman and Michele Lagesse of Woolworths, with Greg Bailey of Tiso Blackstar. Image provided.
2018 Sunday Times/Sowetan Shopper Survey reveals SA's favourite retailers

The 2018 Sunday Times/Sowetan Shopper Survey, conducted by Kantar TNS South Africa, has announced South Africa's favourite retailers...

8 Oct 2018

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