Tag Archives: Retailing

Spar surges 11% on plan to offload struggling Polish business (Moneyweb)

The proposed sale comes as ‘no surprise’ for Sasfin’s Alec Abraham, who says the badly timed acquisition (pre-Covid) has cost the retailer dearly. JSE-listed Spar Group has announced that it will be exiting the Polish market with the disposal of its struggling Spar Poland business. The group confirmed its decision to go this route to investors on […]
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2023 retail industry outlook (Deloitte)

Embrace the changing consumer to bolster growth in inflationary times Amid market volatility, labor pressures, and supply chain constraints, how can retailers sustain the resiliency of the last few years to better navigate the current headwinds? Our 2023 industry outlook explores retail trends to help your company elevate its business strategy beyond traditional cost-cutting. Learn […]
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‘Phygital’ retail and the store’s new brand ambassador (Forbes)

New truths are emerging regarding retailing in the post pandemic era. Many of these are highlighted in PwC’s February 2023 Global Consumer Insights Survey. A particular survey quote stands out: “It’s incumbent on market participants to meet consumers in both physical and digital spaces—and to meet their changing expectations.” These same sentiments were echoed throughout the […]
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The economic impact of load shedding: The case of South African retailers by Ariel Goldberg (GIBS MBA)

As South Africa continue to be carry the burden of load shedding, Ariel’s MBA research investigated the impact of load shedding on retailers. Her research is clearly relevant, six years later, as it received the most page views (2,019) on UPSpace (University of Pretoria’s Institutional Repository) Q1 2021. Abstract: South Africa is currently experiencing an […]
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Deloitte Alchemy Africa Outlook 2020: What is the outlook for business on the continent in 2020 and beyond? (Deloitte)

This summary report outlines the discussions held at the Deloitte Alchemy Africa Outlook 2020, which focused on the outlook for business on the continent in 2020 and beyond. Themes discussed include: How retail can capture the new emerging African consumer Climate change and what it means for business and companies in Africa Investing for Impact […]
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Avoid these five digital retailing mistakes

By: Prabuddha De, Yu Jeffrey Hu, and Mohammad S. Rahman Source: https://sloanreview.mit.edu In a world where customers are shifting a significant portion of their purchases from off-line to mobile and online channels, the mantra for retailers is to embrace the change and capitalize on the virtues of digital commerce. But rather than haphazardly implementing various website features, […]
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