ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSUMERS

Main reasons consumers feel financially vulnerable

2016-11-28 05:45

In a survey for the latest MMI Unisa Consumer Financial Vulnerability Index consumers share the reasons why they feel financially vulnerable.

Fund that beat 91% of peers puts next big bet on world’s poorest

2016-11-24 12:08

Here’s some good news: The world’s poorest consumers will get richer. It’s a bet that is already enriching a top performing emerging markets fund in Norway.

Potato prices to soar even more due to low harvest

2016-10-20 06:52

The low potato harvest will see prices rise for the next four weeks to between R5/kg and R6/kg as low rain levels contribute to vegetable price hikes.

Sharp increases for medical scheme members

2016-09-26 07:13

Momentum and Discovery Medical Schemes' announcement of average increases in contributions of between 10.2% and 11% has come as a shock for consumers.

Family calls on others to stand up to Eskom's 'abuse of power'

2016-08-16 08:41

Eskom needs to respect its customers, says a family living with no electricity for five months after being cut off over a tampered meter.

Tea consumption tips scale in favour of rooibos

2016-07-13 19:45

According to a South African Tea Industry Landscape Report, SA tea-lovers are shifting to a preference for Rooibos rather than Black Tea.

Buyers 'deliberately' more conservative in property market

2016-06-17 19:01

There are signs of South African consumers "deliberately" becoming more conservative in the residential property market, says John Loos, property expert at FNB.

Cash crunch pushes SA consumers to seek specials

2016-06-14 20:02

In the current economic climate, consumers are enticed by price and promotion and are willing to go the extra mile to get a better deal, a study shows.

Shop with extreme caution, advises consumer price expert

2016-05-12 07:31

Consumers should always shop with extreme caution, warns a consumer price watchdog in reaction to claims of food prices beating inflation.

Price hikes major blow to battered consumers

2016-04-27 17:30

In addition to an expected big increase in the price of red meat, consumers should brace themselves for a hike in the price of petrol, warns a debt expert.

 

Debt forgiveness will encourage irresponsible borrowing - expert

2016-11-25 15:29

Debt forgiveness would accelerate irresponsible borrowing and could be seen as discriminatory to people who consistently repay their debt, says a debt expert.

Mega Menlyn mall expects 2m visitors in December

2016-11-23 20:30

Developers of the upgraded Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria expect 2m consumers in December.

Spike in raw material prices to hit consumers

2016-10-14 10:07

Statistics show the producer price index of raw milk has gone up by 24% over the past year, with consumers paying more for milk than last year due to the drought.

SA customers feel they are getting less value

2016-08-18 17:26

South African customers claim they are getting less value and the bar on their brand loyalty is not really moving, says a customer experience expert.

Tshwane beats Jozi, CT in highest per capita personal income

2016-08-08 21:30

Tshwane has the highest nominal personal income per capita in SA, followed by Johannesburg and Cape Town, according to a Standard Bank analysis.

German consumer morale shrugs off Brexit fears - survey

2016-06-29 18:00

Consumer confidence in Germany is on the rise as households feel that robust domestic demand, rising wages and low inflation will keep it on a growth path.

Retail sales subdued as consumers feel pinch

2016-06-15 13:48

Retail sales increased marginally by 1.5% in April 2016 compared to the same period last year, StatsSA’s most recent retail trade data shows.

Government Gazette ushers in new era for credit providers

2016-06-09 13:43

A new ruling means that all credit providers who charge interest, no matter how small the principal amount, will have to register under the National Credit Act.

Household credit growth reflects subdued economy

2016-04-29 17:18

Consumers are expected to experience increased financial pressure this year, which will impact their credit-risk profiles and vulnerability, caution experts.

Market intelligence marks new era in retail

2016-04-27 16:37

Today’s retail environment is increasingly characterised by savvy, engaged shoppers and driven by new and evolving technologies.

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