SA to spend more than R200bn over the festive season - survey

2018-12-10 08:14

South Africans are set to spend over R200bn this festive season, with an average of nearly R6 000 each, a recent survey has found.

Black Friday sales disappoint, but retailers can still score with holiday shopping

2018-12-08 13:00

Despite growing discounting levels, Black Friday sales decreased by 2% and in-store spending declined by 10%, according to data from retail management platform Vend.

A woman is suing Hilton for R1.4 billion, accusing a person of filming her in the shower and posting the video to pornographic sites

2018-12-06 09:50

A woman is suing Hilton Worldwide for $100 million, the equivalent of around R1.4 billion, saying that she was filmed in the shower during her stay at one of its hotels in Albany, New York.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: JSE retail index shows possibility of uptick

2018-12-04 17:25

The JSE general retail index has broken out of a bullish chart pattern and has a higher target. This implies more upside to come for local retail stocks.

To compete for customers, luxury brands are borrowing a tactic banking and hospitality have been using for years

2018-11-29 07:56

Companies including Gucci and Prada are creating job titles like "chief experience officer" and "store connector" to build emotional relationships with clients.

Starbucks is struggling in South Africa - here's why

2018-11-28 14:28

There's a clue in its muffin prices.

Pepkor did a lot to show independence from Steinhoff – CEO

2018-11-26 22:17

The Pepkor group has done a lot of things to emphasise its independence from Steinhoff, CEO Leon Lourens tells Fin24.

Pepkor increases turnover by 10.9% despite challenges

2018-11-26 15:01

Pepkor's turnover was 10.9% higher at R64.2bn for the financial year ending September 30 it announced on Monday.

In the US, Walmart is trying to contain Black Friday chaos with 'mazes’ — but photos reveal a wild shopping fiasco

2018-11-23 06:47

Walmart has attempted to calm the chaos of Black Friday with new maps and rearranged stores. Here's the result.

Black Friday myths busted: Beware of Sad Saturday

2018-11-23 05:45

While the idea of massive discounts will get your attention, the rest of the products on offer might not be such a bargain, cautions Capitec.


1 in 5 South Africans are on their own Christmas list - survey

2018-12-09 10:30

If you haven't yet budgeted to buy yourself a Christmas present this year, you might be behind the times.

How the wealthy outsource Christmas - and you can, too

2018-12-07 22:10

Too many to-do lists and obligations, Christmas is coming. If you’d like to remedy that imbalance, throw some well-earned money at the problem and consider outsourcing the holidays to the experts.

One year on, Steinhoff's Jooste is still left in peace

2018-12-05 22:01

It’s exactly a year since Markus Jooste quit as CEO of Steinhoff International at the start of an unfolding accounting scandal and share-price collapse. Yet so far, the 57-year-old has been largely left in peace.

Starbucks will finally block customers from watching porn

2018-11-29 08:52

Starbucks is rolling out a new tool meant to stop customers from watching pornography and viewing other explicit content in stores in 2019.

How breakneck growth brought down America’s mattress leader

2018-11-28 22:24

Steinhoff-linked Mattress Firm has three stores in Austin, Texas, within half a mile of one another.

Pepkor chair on Steinhoff and Tekkie Town: It was the Year of the Struggle

2018-11-27 09:49

The year 2018 will go down in Pepkor's history as the Year of the Struggle - one filled with unexpected crises and drama, says its chair Jayendra Naidoo.

These were Takealot's top-selling products this Black Friday - you won't believe what the hottest toy was

2018-11-26 15:50

These were the bestsellers on Takealot and Superbalist.

These 70%-off Black Friday deals on clothes and shoes are still available right now

2018-11-23 17:29

These Black Friday deals on clothes and shoes carry discounts of 70% and above.

Expect busiest Black Friday ever - survey

2018-11-23 06:45

Urban Studies conducted market research on behalf of the SA Council of Shopping Centres among several shopping malls nationwide in relation to Black Friday.

Black Friday: Here's how to plan for the best deals

2018-11-22 21:25

Black Friday - November 23 - is on hand and experts share some sound advice with consumers gearing up to find a good deal.

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