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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...

2 days ago

EPP CEO questions environmental toll of e-commerce
EPP CEO questions environmental toll of e-commerce

Change your shopping habits if you want to lighten your environmental footprint, says Hadley Dean, CEO of JSE-listed EPP...

15 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

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

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

The diversification of retail in Kenya
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 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

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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

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

What's really driving the future of retail?
What's really driving the future of retail?

Many predictions about the future of retailing have been made. These range from the supposed dominance of certain technologies, to increased use of data and analytics...

By Jason Pallant 17 Sep 2018

Massmart rolls out its sixth solar plant
Massmart rolls out its sixth solar plant

Massmart is championing the shift to renewable energy in the retail sector with the launch of its sixth solar plant...

14 Sep 2018

Study reveals size of SA retail market is 23 million square metres
Study reveals size of SA retail market is 23 million square metres

According to a recent study conducted by MSCI on behalf of the SACSC, the current size of the South African retail market is estimated at around 23.4 million square metres (sqm)...

27 Jul 2018

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

How high streets and shopping malls face a 'domino effect' from major store closures
How high streets and shopping malls face a 'domino effect' from major store closures

Traditional retail is in the centre of a storm - and British department store chain House of Fraser is the latest to succumb to the tempest. The company plans to close 31 of its 59 shops - including its flagship store in Oxford Street, London...

By Omar Toulan and Niccolò Pisani 9 Jul 2018

Experience, it's more than entertainment
Experience, it's more than entertainment

The future of retail, and indeed any business, is about selling solutions rather than products; creating an experience over an above an economic transaction...

By Bronwyn Williams 21 Jun 2018

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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

Wernhil Park Shopping Centre
Windhoek CBD retail market shows strong growth potential

According to Broll, the Wernhil Park Shopping Centre located in the Windhoek CBD in Namibia is expected to record a footfall of approximately 1.4-million people per month upon completion of its phase four extension...

2 Nov 2017

Harnessing the power of exponential technology in business
Harnessing the power of exponential technology in business

Humanity needs to 'unlearn' the traditional ways of doing things in order to remain relevant. This is according to Willem Van Der Post, who is a qualified chartered accountant, exponential technology expert...

26 Oct 2017

R16m solar farm installed at Randridge Mall
R16m solar farm installed at Randridge Mall

As part of its sustainability strategy, Emira Property Fund has installed a R16m solar farm on the roof of its Randridge Mall in Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg...

3 Oct 2017

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

Dunes Mall opens in Walvis Bay in October
Dunes Mall opens in Walvis Bay in October

Walvis Bay gets ready to welcome Dunes Mall, a 27,500 m2 development from South African property developer and investor Atterbury...

7 Sep 2017

Elaine Wilson, divisional director for research, Broll Property Group
Broll releases Sub-Saharan Africa Snapshot report

Broll has launched an overview of various commercial property segments in certain SADC, East and West Africa countries in its Sub-Saharan Africa Snapshot 2017 report...

28 Aug 2017

John Sanei talks forever profitable retail
John Sanei talks forever profitable retail

John Sanei, global speaker, author, entrepreneur and trend specialist shared his thought-provoking presentation on how businesses can be forever profitable...

3 Aug 2017

R-L: Gerhard van der Westhuizen, project manager of Atterbury Property Development, and Tagir Carimo, mayor of the City of Pemba.
Huge new shopping mall opens in Mozambique's Pemba

Atterbury has completed the first-phase development of its $20m Pemba Shopping venture in Mozambique...

By Alistair Anderson 11 Jul 2017

Food economies at risk of distortion by formal sector grocery retail
Food economies at risk of distortion by formal sector grocery retail

The Grocery Retail Sector Market Inquiry, initiated by the Competition Commission, has received input from the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation...

6 Jul 2017

Primedia Outdoor system isolates consumer ‘convergence nodes' in Gaborone
Primedia Outdoor system isolates consumer ‘convergence nodes' in Gaborone

Primedia Outdoor has developed a system that combines GIS technology with population data and consumer insights to isolate consumer ‘convergence nodes'...

5 Jul 2017

Could architainment lure consumers back to shopping centres?
Could architainment lure consumers back to shopping centres?

Developers, architects and shopping centres are under increasing pressure, due to the rise of ecommerce, to draw customers back to the physical retail environment...

26 Jun 2017

Windhoek rejuvenation receives local support
Windhoek rejuvenation receives local support

With increased interest from the business community and locals alike, Windhoek's central business district (CBD) is on a path to revival...

22 Jun 2017

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