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50 Shades of Black Friday

“Don’t do it!” South African’s were warned not to splurge on Black Friday by Neil Roets, CEO of Debt Rescue. He went on to say, “South African consumers collectively owe their creditors in excess of R1.7-trillion with most of them three months or more in arrears... read more

Win with the festive season uptake in 2018

Another year has flown by and for most people September has just come to pass too quickly. Time flies when you’re having fun … or just busy before the festive season. 2018 has been a year of great activity and by August we had reached a technical recession. A... read more

The impact of sustainable consumerism on retail

The BASIC Definition: Sustainable consumption is the use of products and services in a way that minimizes the impact on the environment, so that human needs can be met not only in the present but also for future generations. When sustainable consumption is practiced,... read more

Online Shopping Meshes with Bricks and Mortar

Forbes’ richest people in the world list says Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, earns $US107.4 million per day, so he must be doing something right. Amazon, who dominate the world of online shopping, now have a chain of grocery stores, book stores, pop ups and have partnered... read more

Consumers and the South African Market

It is tough economic times that will impact the retail sector in South Africa. The consumption landscape in South Africa is largely more competitive as pressure increases on the consumer to spend less and save more. A market place driven by an increase in VAT and a... read more

Making the most of Easter long weekend spending

As South African’s look with anticipation towards a brighter medium term economic performance, eager on GDP growth and the ability of politics to steer the country, well-earned scepticism continues to linger. A steady stream of results will earn back the confidence of... read more

5 Steps To Unlock Growth in Your Brand

We’ve started the year off with a furry of change.  Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in and delivered his first state of the nation address in February 2018.  He alluded to the strong legacy of Nelson Mandela and promised ethical leadership, speaking harshly against... read more