5 ways to reimagine the retail experience
5 ways to reimagine the retail experience

Now is the time for retail brands to ambitiously reimagine their relationships with customers, and to set the bar high, says Accenture's John Watling...

John WatlingBy John Watling 12 Oct 2021

Hyper-personalisation in retail. Are we there yet?
Hyper-personalisation in retail. Are we there yet?

Imagine walking into your favourite fashion store, and instead of finding racks of clothing filled with items you have no interest in, the items that appeal to you are on display in front of you. Curated just for you...

Rob NobleBy Rob Noble 9 Jul 2021

#BizTrends2020: Faster and smarter - 8 retail trends for 2020
#BizTrends2020: Faster and smarter - 8 retail trends for 2020

For the retail sector as a whole - and for physical stores in particular - 2020 will be a year of reinvention...

Dov GirnunBy Dov Girnun 21 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Retail and Gen Z in 2020 - who they are and what they want
#BizTrends2020: Retail and Gen Z in 2020 - who they are and what they want

Although this generation has less spending power than Millennials, it is estimated that 40% of consumer spending will be attributed to Generation Z consumers in 2020...

Semona PillayBy Semona Pillay 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand
#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...

Ailsa WingfieldBy Ailsa Wingfield 6 Jan 2020

Woolworths receives global recognition for content marketing
Woolworths receives global recognition for content marketing

Woolworths received three awards at the International Content Marketing Awards 2019 in London earlier this month. Jessica Tennant interviewed head of agency Kate Fordyce on the win...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 24 Dec 2019

VR for brands - what's all the fuss about?
VR for brands - what's all the fuss about?

Virtual Reality (VR) has received a lot of airtime over the past few years. For retailers, in particular, the technology offers completely new ways to reach their audiences. But are we thinking about this in the right way?

Glenn GillisBy Glenn Gillis 27 Sep 2019

5 ways to ensure a more profitable future in retail
5 ways to ensure a more profitable future in retail

It's clear that the retail landscape is in a state of major transformation. Thanks to disruptive technologies and changing consumer behaviour, traditional retailers are under increasing pressure...

Pieter EngelbrechtBy Pieter Engelbrecht 21 May 2019

Retail marketing and point of purchase trends for 2019
Retail marketing and point of purchase trends for 2019

Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.'s company thought leaders are peeking into their crystal balls to predict what the coming 365 days have in store for the retail and point-of-purchase industries...

Leo Van De PolderBy Leo Van De Polder 28 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Shop defines 6 trends shaping the future of retail
#BizTrends2019: Shop defines 6 trends shaping the future of retail

Technology and changing customer demographics have set a new stage for retail. Success today is defined by the ability to keep up, or get out in front of, trends that are driving consumer purchases...

Leo Van De PolderBy Leo Van De Polder 30 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Selling to the other 98% - the move to physical retail
#BizTrends2019: Selling to the other 98% - the move to physical retail

We believed that e-commerce was such an obviously better way of shopping. We were wrong...

Andrew SmithBy Andrew Smith 16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Africa's consumers - connected, in control, and hungry for convenience
#BizTrends2019: Africa's consumers - connected, in control, and hungry for convenience

Shopping - love it or hate it, it's nearly impossible to escape the banality or adventure that competes for consumers' precious time. It takes us away from the things we would rather be doing...

Ailsa WingfieldBy Ailsa Wingfield 14 Jan 2019

Individualisation: The powerful trend shaping retail customer experience
Individualisation: The powerful trend shaping retail customer experience

Rising inflation. Record petrol prices. A VAT increase. A technical recession. SA consumers are feeling the pinch...

Ian SteynBy Ian Steyn 18 Oct 2018

#NewCampaign: Shield is going for gold at the Sport Industry Awards
#NewCampaign: Shield is going for gold at the Sport Industry Awards

Shield announced yesterday that it has been nominated for 'Best New Sponsorship' and 'Campaign of the Year' at this year's Sport Industry Awards taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre this Friday, 17 August...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 14 Aug 2018

#Apex2018: How to build a global brand with a local insight
#Apex2018: How to build a global brand with a local insight

Veteran marketer Sharon Keith shared four basic principles in explaining how to build global brands at the local level and examples to demonstrate these at the ACA SA's Apex 'Next Level of Thinking Masterclass'...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 26 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: Step into the future with mobile
#MobileCommerce: Step into the future with mobile

When mobile phones hit the market in South Africa around 1994, there was a sentiment by many that, having lived life quite effectively without these devices, they simply did not need one...

Dave NemethBy Dave Nemeth 4 Jul 2018

Mobile and social are dominant forces in SA retail
Mobile and social are dominant forces in SA retail

Virtual shopping is becoming the norm. Using our mobile devices to window shop and find the best price, product reviews, and advice through social media has reinvented the shopping experience...

Kerry HopeBy Kerry Hope 6 Apr 2018

#BizTrends2018: What does the travel store of the future look like?
#BizTrends2018: What does the travel store of the future look like?

The travel agency of tomorrow will blend a personal and human touch with digital technologies. Instead of travel agents, we'll see the emergence of...

Jannine AdamsBy Jannine Adams 15 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Tight budgets, customer demand and African pride driving retail competitiveness
#BizTrends2018: Tight budgets, customer demand and African pride driving retail competitiveness

Budgets are tight, with rising electricity and petrol prices driving many households to tighten their purse strings. In response, the retail industry is becoming increasingly competitive...

Lindy LeeBy Lindy Lee 11 Jan 2018

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