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.

Plastic bags will be banned at some of SA's biggest malls, including Sandton City

2019-05-13 14:33

Liberty Two Degrees, the landlord which owns some of South Africa’s most high-end shopping malls, says it will implement a "no plastic shopping bag" policy by 1 January 2020.

Another uptick for retail sales in February - by more than expected

2019-04-17 13:58

Retail sales picked up by 1.1% in February 2019, against expectations that growth would be less than 1%.

Stand a chance of being one of our special guests at an exclusive H&M party where you get to preview the Studio collection before anyone else

2019-03-14 04:38

H&M's latest Studio Collection will only be available to shop on 21 March at the Sandton City store. And you could be one of five readers to get a sneak peek the day before plus win a voucher.

Is fashion too fast for SA?

2019-02-14 13:56

Our favourite fashion brands across retail and media are closing shop. We explore why.

We shopped for school supplies at Checkers, Pick n Pay and others - here's how prices compared

2019-01-02 06:57

Shops are currently offering attractive back-to-school specials.

How to avoid overspending: The psychology behind why people buy

2018-12-19 06:00

Up to 95% of our decisions can be determined by impulsive, unconscious processes - with consumers often ignorant of the influences that make them shop.

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.

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.


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.

Retailers are tracking where you shop – and where you sleep

2019-04-28 15:10

Retailers are finding all kinds of uses for location data from customers’ phones.

SA women wield even more influence when it comes spending power in our households

2019-04-05 13:22

Are they being marketed to correctly?

Invest in these 5 major fashion trends to make your bank balance love you again

2019-02-20 18:58

It's time we approached clothes shopping the same way we do tech gadgets.

The 6 best businesses to start this year - including vegan snacks and African haircare

2019-02-09 05:55

One of South Africa's top entrepreneurs has advice for those looking for business ideas.

Reality bites: Gloomy 2019 for over-indebted consumers struggling to make ends meet

2018-12-31 06:15

Consumers who overspent over the festive period are in for a reality check in 2019, as making ends meet will become more difficult, says a debt counselling expert.

12 cool toys for less than R250

2018-12-11 18:19

The best deals on toys that should keep your kid entertained during the festive season.

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.

#BlackFriday is upon us: Here's how to make sure your next car isn't a skedonk

2018-11-23 13:25

Black Friday sees thousands of South African's seeking the best deal on a new or used car. When it comes to buying a car, here's how to make sure you're not stuck with a skedonk...

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