Tesco announces “strategic alliance” with French retail giant Carrefour

2 July 2018 – The deal could lead to more French products, including wine, being sold in Tesco stores.  Read more…


How technology is driving the millennial retail market

17 May 2018 – Over the last decade, the retail industry has seen a shift in how it operates. The exponential increase in online shopping has had a significant impact on how we buy our products. Long gone are the days when purchasing items was done from Monday to Saturday, between a rigid office-hours timeline. Read more…


Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018

24 April 2018 – Sustainability issues are increasingly shaping trends in the retail sector. In this year’s World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, three of the top global risks in terms of likelihood and impact are environmental. Read more…


South African shops may soon start ‘tracking’ you in-store

6 February 2018 – Retail in South Africa is expected to undergo a massive boom in digital and mobile technology within in the next two years, which will reshape customer behaviour and their relationships with brands. Read more…


Wine Is About to Get More Expensive

19 October 2017 – Wine is about to get really expensive. There are a multitude of factors that affect the supply of grapes worldwide, and many things combined this year to create a shortage of grapes that will limit the amount of wine that can be produced. Read more…


SA food inflation sees marginal decrease to 6.8%

25 August 2017 – Food inflation in South Africa decelerated to 6.8% year-on-year (y/y) in July 2017, from 6.9% y/y in the previous month. This mirrors the benefits of the higher agricultural output following good summer rainfall across the country.

Inflation of vegetable related food products decelerated due to a recovery in agricultural production. There was also a rebound in vegetable production. This might continue to counter the increases in meat inflation and essentially keep food inflation at relatively lower levels.

source: agriorbit.com

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SA retailers suffer amid drop in consumer confidence

10 August 2017 – South African retailers across the board continue to experience a tough local trading environment, affected by both a low growth macroeconomic environment and low consumer confidence. Read more…


Amazon’s next big product is … wine

6 July 2017 – Amazon’s continuing quest to make and sell everything in the world has led to it branching out into a new area: overseeing the production of a new range of wines. Read more…


South African retailers slacking on customer experience strategy

23 June 2017 – South Africa’s struggling retailers are significantly lagging behind other sectors and their international counterparts when it comes to appointing customer experience officers (CXOs) to their top teams. Read more…


Big decline in consumer goods industry

20 June 2017 – Consumer goods companies have been through the mill due to a slowdown in consumer spending, with interim earnings of 30 JSE-listed companies falling an average of 15%. Read more…