ARTICLES RELATING TO SHOPPING

Spark your creativity: Here's how to make your weekly groceries go further

2020-01-20 15:30

Our editor has a few handy hints.

Black Friday gives November retail sales a much-needed boost

2020-01-15 14:50

Black Friday helped bolster retail sales in November, with sales up 2.6% for the year, according to Statistics South Africa.

Ralph Mathekga: Why we need to question shopping rituals and the ubiquitous loyalty store card

2019-12-03 12:08

It is senseless that the best way to get people to pay what they do not need or want, is to reward them with exactly what they do not need, writes Ralph Mathekga.

These are the tricks shopping malls use to make sure you spend more time and money at stores

2019-12-02 11:38

Malls in South Africa serve as a traditional ‘town square’ - a place to meet friends, relax, watch the passing show and interact with the community

Chaotic photos show what it looks like when Alibaba sells R570 billion worth of merchandise on China’s biggest shopping holiday and breaks records

2019-11-17 15:32

Alibaba saw more than $38 billion in sales on Singles' Day, and photos are already showing the chaos that goes into China’s biggest shopping holiday.

Game is hiring extra staff and security – and a team of ‘high-transaction-volume IT specialists’ – for Black Friday 2019

2019-11-04 17:32

Game says most stores will be open from midnight on Black Friday, which falls on 29 November in 2019.

These were the retailers with some of our favourite Black Friday deals last year – so you may want to watch them on 29 November

2019-10-29 08:39

Retailers tend to keep some of their best deals secret until the day, but history can be a good guide of who to watch.

Wardrobing exposed: are you guilty of 'renting' clothes from stores for special occasions?

2019-09-10 17:32

What is 'wardrobing'? And can it actually get in you in trouble with our local retail outlets?

A shopping innovation

2019-06-27 09:21

To avoid theft of so-called high-risk items, like razor blades, shop owners increasingly move them to the cigarette counter. A local company is aiming to put these items back in the aisle – and safely so.

 

Spanish fashion retailer MANGO is officially ripe and ready for SA shoppers as it continues its international expansion in Africa

2020-01-16 16:01

With this new opening, the brand is now present in 13 African countries.

'Shopping addiction' can cause harm, and it's moved online

2019-12-29 20:00

The holidays are peak buying time, and perhaps the worst time of the year for people who simply can't control their urge to shop.

Cyber Monday tech deals are in full swing – here are our handpicked bargains

2019-12-02 12:02

For those of you still nursing stiff fingers from Black Friday, we’ve handpicked deals for you. Here they are.

#BlackFriday Mall of Africa shoppers shaken after alarm falsely activated

2019-11-28 21:43

Mall of Africa customers got a scare when the security alarm was activated, however, the shopping centre said this was just a mistake.

Early Black Friday search trends suggest load shedding could drive big spending in South Africa this year

2019-11-08 12:40

The usual Black Friday suspects, including dishwashers and fridges, feature on 2019 shopping lists – but electricity and water backup systems are proving popular too.

Here’s how to beat the Black Friday online queues on 29 November – and you can start now

2019-11-07 13:33

Several retail experts gave us some straight advice on how you can prepare for Black Friday 2019 in South Africa, starting immediately.

Black Friday: this is what South Africans wanted in 2018, including coffee and disposable nappies

2019-11-01 10:52

On Black Friday last year South Africans loaded up their pantries, and went in for purchases to treat themselves with.

Take a look: Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront just opened a R180 million extension - check out its customised floor tiles

2019-09-18 18:22

After 10 months of renovations, the V&A Waterfront has opened its R180 million extension.

How to look rich when you aren't, according to 'Queer Eye' star Tan France

2019-08-13 19:35

'Queer Eye' star Tan France says his clothes fooled his husband into thinking he was wealthy.

Annual retail sales increase by 2.4% for April

2019-06-12 14:33

The increase, which came in above market expectations, is the largest annual increase since November 2018.

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