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Saving Edcon is about saving jobs, says CEO

But the retailer’s recapitalisation plan rests on securing a new investor, and its landlords and lenders being on board.

Skint citizens shun market darlings

Unemployment, state debt and public sector burden and structural rigidities will affect growth

October retail sales accelerate to 2.2%

The highest annual growth was recorded for retailers in household furniture, appliances and equipment, which was up 10.1%

Retail sales grow as household consumption recovers

Growth was seen across all retail categories with the largest seen in household furniture, appliances and equipment

Tough times drive Black Friday

Bricks-and-mortar and online retailers are sitting pretty, but did consumers really win?

Economic week ahead: SA shows rise in retail sales

South African retail figures show an increase, business optimism in the US may spike, and Europe's Sentix gauge could slip further this week.

Economic week ahead: Signs of slowing growth

An index measuring economic activity in SA shows the biggest decline in several years - but one bright spot is an expected increase in retail sales.

The magnificent march of SA’s malls

The emerging middle class and urbanisation are driving the growth of new retail shopping centres in the country.

Growth risks mount even as SA dodges a recession

GDP data is expected to show SA rebounded from a contraction but there still remains little momentum to spur economic growth.

Massive increase in SA smartphone purchases

The numbers from South Africa's largest mobile phone retailer show a massive shift is happening in the smartphone market.

Chasing the e-tail a costly investment

Online shopping is increasing rapidly in South Africa, but financiers need deep pockets.

Opinion: The parasites of finance never seem to go away

American equities analyst and author Barry Ritholtz writes about money-wasting financial models that have managed to survive the decades.

Economic week ahead: SA’s latest retail sales figures

South Africa's business confidence index readings and Stats SA's March retail sales figures are due out later this week.

November retail trade sales beat expectations

November retail trade was up by more than 4% from last year, Statistics South Africa has said.

Retailers take heed as gift cards become popular again

Retailers have been getting creative with their gift card offerings as they realise their increasing value among shoppers.

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