Festive season fails to lift gloomy SA retail figures

2020-02-12 16:01

Retail trade sales decreased by 0.4% year-on-year in real terms in December, according to figures released by Statistics SA on Wednesday.

Shop these big Black Friday specials on a tiny bag budget

2019-11-20 17:09

Channel big bag energy this Black Friday even when your bank balance reflects otherwise.

Retail sales up 1.1% in August

2019-10-16 16:05

Retail trade sales moderated by 1.1% year-on-year in August, following a 2% jump in July, figures released on Wednesday by Statistics South Africa showed, as the sector continues to come under pressure from the weak economy

SA retail-sales growth beats estimate for May

2019-07-17 13:52

Retail-sales growth beat expectations for a second straight month in May, boding well for an economy that contracted in the first quarter.

Google and Mastercard cut a secret ad deal to track retail sales

2018-08-31 14:12

For the past year, select Google advertisers have had access to a potent new tool to track whether the ads they ran online led to a sale at a physical store in the US.

US retail sales advance for fifth month

2018-07-16 15:14

US retail sales have risen for a fifth month in June and figures from May were revised upward amid gains at auto dealers and nonstore vendors.

US retail sales unexpectedly fall for third straight month

2018-03-15 10:37

US retail sales have unexpectedly fallen in February for a third month, adding to signs that consumer spending will cool this quarter from the previous period’s hot pace.

Consumers up spending in Dec '17, as one shopper swipes 1 160 times

2018-02-07 12:36

South Africans have spent more and bought more over the December 2017 holiday period than over December 2016, says BankservAfrica.

New toys boost sex shops’ Xmas sales

2017-12-24 06:00

The sex toy industry is experiencing some interesting sales trends this festive season.

Pioneer Foods to aquire all of Heinz Foods SA

2017-11-06 18:01

Pioneer Foods on Monday announced that it is set to acquire full ownership Heinz Foods SA – makers of the famous tomato ketchup.


Pressure on consumers persists as retail data underwhelms – economists

2019-12-11 22:00

Retail sales for October lifted only slightly by 0.3%, showing that unemployment, low wage growth and indebtedness continued to undermine consumers’ appetite.

Retail sales tick up 1.1% in August

2019-10-16 21:23

Retail trade sales moderated by 1.1% year-on-year in August, following a 2% jump in July, figures released on Wednesday by Statistics South Africa showed, as the sector continues to come under pressure from the weak economy

Retail sales up 2.4% year-on-year

2019-08-14 13:35

Measured in real terms, retail sales increased by 2.4% year-on-year, StatsSA said on Wednesday.

Retail trade sales up by 1.3% as appliances, clothing show growth - Stats SA

2018-09-12 13:27

Stats SA says growth in sales of household furniture and appliances, as well as textiles, clothing and footwear, pushed overall sales into positive territory during July 2017.

Shoprite’s ‘horrible’ sales show that people may be going to Pick n Pay instead, says analyst

2018-07-18 17:47

Shoprite posted a turnover growth of only 3.3%, to R145.6 billion, on Wednesday morning.

US retail sales rebound in sign consumer weakness transitory

2018-04-16 15:10

US retail sales have risen by more than expected in March in the first gain in three months, suggesting consumer demand regained steam on the back of tax cuts.

December retail sales exceed expectations

2018-02-15 00:10

Sales at retailers accelerated in December hot on the heels of Black Friday, capping a year of growth, official figures show.

UK retailers see Black Friday hangover as sales plunge

2018-01-19 12:15

UK retail sales have fallen the most in 18 months in December as stores experienced their customary post-Black Friday lull.

UK retail sales go cold as Christmas shopping season nears

2017-11-17 06:00

UK retail sales have barely risen in October as food stores saw declines for a second month and clothing dropped the most this year.

UK retail sales growth slumps to weakest in four years

2017-10-19 12:45

UK retail sales have fallen more than forecast in September, leaving growth in the third quarter at its weakest in four years.

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