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How Ikea used affordable and innovative design to transform the homes of everyday consumers

For decades, Ikea has filled homes across the world with bookcases, beds, cardboard boxes and countless tea lights

By Dan Lewis 13 hours ago

Gearing up for the Black Friday frenzy

Black Friday has become a highly anticipated event for retailers and customers alike. Originally marked in the US to denote the beginning of the Christmas shopping season

By Stefan Salzer 12 hours ago

Coffee is revving up London buses

Most of us need our coffee to drive us through the day. And now it's also transporting Londoners to work

10 hours ago

National Assembly approves sugar tax

The bill providing for the implementation of a tax on sugary beverages - the health promotion levy - was passed by the National Assembly on Tuesday

7 hours ago

Black Friday - Stats show trend on the rise in SA

Digital advertising agency Jetweb, has kept a close eye on Black Friday through social listening data for the last three years and says the trend is on the rise

11 hours ago

Black Friday growing in significance for SA shopping centres, retailers

The retail sales marvel, Black Friday, is making a growing impression on the South African retail calendar

14 hours ago

Value-adding and compliant labelling solutions for the agrochemical industry

Agrochemical companies have to ensure that they communicate a large volume of product information on pack, in the correct way. Fortunately Pyrotec PackMedia offers a solution

Issued by Pyrotec 12 hours ago

#NewCampaign: SweepSouth gives back Friday

Inspired by the global trend towards giving back instead of getting on Black Friday, local home cleaning company SweepSouth is transferring the savings it would usually give to its customers on a day like this and handing them back to its 'SweepStars'. Here's how it works

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Gareth Ackerman on Pick n Pay's growth story

On the most recently aired episode of CNN Marketplace Africa, Gareth Ackerman, chairman of Pick n Pay Stores Ltd, shared his experiences with the company and what's in store for the brand in the future

1 day ago

#ATFexpo17: The clothing, footwear and textile trade's one-stop shop

The ATF Trade Exhibition and co-located China Premium Tex expo provides local and international players in the apparel, footwear and textile trade with a space to connect

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Partnership on GIs to boost rural development, exports of traditional food products and wine

"GIs add value to products and promote the origin and heritage of the products. South Africa abounds with unique and high quality agricultural and traditional products that evoke the rich heritage of our country's diverse regions.

1 day ago

Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Retailers and consumers alike are readying themselves for snaking queues and extended shopping hours in-store and online this Black Friday, falling on 24 November this year

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

SA architect Handre de la Rey's concrete sunglasses launch to market

Concrete sunglasses have for the first time been made available for commercial retail. The designer behind the range is South African architect Handre de la Rey

2 days ago

M1 Place given new lease on life with R85m revamp

Growthpoint Properties has converted its ageing retail warehousing property M1 Place in Marlboro, Sandton, into a modern retail park, with an R85m revamp

2 days ago

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Local retailers pin hopes on Black Friday sales

Despite a dire political and economic environment, retailers are upbeat about Black Friday sales and Christmas spending

By Michelle Gumede 1 day ago

Doubts on TFG and Truworths

Clothing retailers Truworths and The Foschini Group (TFG) have long been mainstays of the domestic fashion scene

1 day ago

Weylandts reveals new concept store in Sandton City

Furniture and homeware retailer, Weylandts, has entered the shopping mall environment with its new concept store launched in Sandton City

1 day ago

Get the conversation going with QR codes

As the use of smartphones continues to increase so does the popularity of QR (quick response) codes. Now commonplace, QR codes can be seen on packaging labels, signage, and even television commercials

Issued by Pyrotec 2 days ago

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Bottle stores help Spar counter slowing grocery sales growth

Double-digit liquor sales growth outweighed lower grocery sales for Spar in the year to end-September.

By Robert Laing 17 Nov 2017

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