ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSUMERS

82% of South Africans believe the country is going in the wrong direction – survey

2019-10-19 07:00

Research indicates that 82% of South Africans believe the country is going in the wrong direction, a 'trend spotter' tells delegates at a retail conference.

Violence can impact availability of retail stock in SA, says industry body

2019-09-08 07:25

The Consumer Goods Council of SA is concerned that the violent protests in the country could lead to a significant impact on stock available for retailers.

The SA liquor market is changing - these are the new favourites, says expert

2019-08-21 06:02

The way South Africans are consuming certain liquors is changing from traditional, heritage brands to modern, urban brands, says a fine liquor merchant.

Concerns for retail property sector - survey

2019-08-02 18:40

Consumer spending can likely not be the driving force anymore of the outperformance of retail property over industrial property and office space, says John Loos of FNB Commercial Property Finance.

SA retail 'squandering' sales growth - client experience expert

2019-07-03 22:17

Local business leaders could be losing out on significant bottom line gains for not paying attention to customer service, says a customer experience expert.

Little Shop, Little Garden and now...Little Checkers

2019-05-08 15:53

After its popular Little Shop and Little Garden promotions, where shoppers could collect various items, Checkers has now launched a Little Checkers promotion.

5 'fail-proof' questions to get your budget under control

2019-04-20 12:43

Times are tough for SA consumers and they are looking for ways to make their money go further, according to Susan Steward from Budget Insurance.

Urgent govt intervention needed to save businesses from protest damage - council

2019-04-11 21:58

The Consumer Goods Council of SA calls for urgent government intervention to deal with violent protests affecting the business operations of its members.

Capitec tops again for customer satisfaction - but it's game on for banks in 2019

2019-03-27 16:18

Capitec Bank has come out tops for the 6th year in a row in the annual Consulta SA Customer Satisfaction Index for banking.

Nersa mulls own probe into Eskom's 'governance failures'

2019-03-07 16:21

Eskom acknowledged "certain governance" failures occurred at the power utility but the amounts associated with these have not yet been fully quantified, Nersa chairperson Jacob Modise has said.

 

Shoplifting is on the decline in SA - down by a third over the past decade

2019-09-12 18:33

The Durban Central police station reported the most shoplifting cases in South Africa.

South Africans could be eating into their pensions too fast - economist

2019-08-31 10:39

Data reflected in the latest BankservAfrica Private Pension Index could be indicating that South Africans getting private pensions are using up the funds faster than they should.

Household savings rate in SA actually zero - economist

2019-08-10 08:00

For every rand that one household in South Africa saves, another household is "dis-saving" by spending on credit, says a professor in economics.

SA's 12 'most loved' local businesses - Santam survey

2019-07-12 14:09

Small and medium sized local commercial businesses play a vital role in the SA economy and a new report tries to establish what makes consumers big fans of the companies they love. Is your favourite among them?

Debt: Common metrics don’t tell the full story

2019-05-16 10:50

Good debt, bad debt, no debt? Very few South Africans can live debt-free, and utilising debt facilities like home and car loans are not necessarily poor financial decisions. However, there’s a reason it’s called a debt spiral. And millions of South Africans are struggling to stay out of that spiral.

Who is working on election day - and how are they voting?

2019-05-08 09:50

Fin24 polled some service sectors to find out how they are approaching staff needs on election day.

Easter is also a feast for criminals, retailers and consumers warned

2019-04-18 07:59

Many criminals use the Easter long weekend and its related upsurge in shoppers to their advantage, warns the joint CEO of a retail cash management company.

2 out of 3 South African consumers participated in Black Friday - consumer expert

2019-04-08 19:52

Data shows that 2 out of 3 South African consumers have participated in Black Friday shopping at some point, says a consumer goods and services expert at ABSA.

5 things to understand about consumers – entrepreneur

2019-03-10 18:45

There are five general truths that entrepreneurs should understand about consumers – especially when it comes to tech innovation, says the CEO of BidorBuy.co.za.

Don't bank on relief from Mboweni - debt expert

2019-02-19 22:15

Cash-strapped SA households, facing increased levels of debt, should not bank on the minister of finance to provide much relief in his budget speech, says a debt expert.

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