Retail Trends

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.

SA’s economy dips into recession dashing economists hopes

The economy is looking shakier than ever after Stats SA announced that it had shrank by 0.7% quarter-on-quarter

Retail sales grow as household consumption recovers

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

Global brands queue to feed hungry SA

How are international chains establishing themselves here, despite the recession?

Retailers rush in as international brands arrive

Local retailers are having to compete with international firms as new malls open, but adding floor space to secure a position isn't always profitable.

Curated shopping for the style-conscious consumer

A former Elle editor has launched a concept that taps into the fashion consumer with a more considered approach.

Africans demand high-end luxury

Retailers respond to aspirational consumers seeking international merchandise.

Latest

Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs