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Retail : Recession and Recovery

New Pemba Shopping mall opens in Mozambique

Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi has yesterday officially opened a new shopping mall in Pemba, a city in the northeastern province of the country, …

Mozambique

Marketing to sub-Saharan Africa’s middle class: 13 ground rules

Africa's middle class presents a sizeable opportunity for fast-moving consumer goods companies.

Africa

The Future of the Grocery Retail Market in Ghana to 2021

TABLE OF CONTENTS<p><b>EXECUTIVE SUMMARY</b><br>Market Size and Growth<br>General Market Dynamics<p><b>Chapter 1: COUNTRY PROFILE</b><br>Country Profile<br>Map and Major …

Trends

Supermarket chains fight for share of the market

Competition among food retailers is hotting up, with the big operators trying to grab market share from one another.<p>"These are some of the toughest …

Trends

This CEO Says It's Time To Rethink Your Approach to Video Marketing

Spending months on a video project? Don't.<p>One-third of online activity is spent watching video.<p>Think about that.<p>We have known for a while now that video is only increasing in popularity, but I don't think people truly realize the true influence of video content.<p>Here's some perspective: did you know …

Marketing

New on Hootsuite's App Directory: Visual Сontent Discovery and Сreation App IS Live

Hootsuite becomes a visual marketing tool with PromoRepublic integration! The biggest social media marketing platform now has access to a native …

The easiest way to impress someone in an interview

When you’re going into an interview, you probably know all the cliché advice: dress well, come prepared, ask questions.<p>But beyond these obvious tips, there’s actually one crucial way you can impress your interviewer and leave with a higher chance of landing the job: Show just how good of a cultural …

6 Reasons Why Beacon Programs Fail

<i>Beacons have been heralded as the future of retail, with 85% of retailers expected to use the technology by 2016. But getting a successful</i> …

Office 365 Login | Microsoft Office

What is Office 365?<p>It's the apps you know and love<p>Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive—and on your PC, Publisher and Access. …

Software

Convenience stores turn the corner

Artisan products and a personal touch are helping small shops fight back as big supermarket chains attempt to take over UK high streets<p>A basket of greengages, pots of local honey and stacked boxes of granola sit next to Cretan sun-dried tomatoes and something rather less delicious-looking – packets …

Marks & Spencer launches 'personalised' loyalty card

Sparks ‘members club’ card will tailor-make offers to suit customers’ hobbies, as well as offer points on every shop<p>Marks & Spencer is to reward regular shoppers with access to exclusive food and drink masterclasses and personalised money-off offers, under its Sparks members club scheme being …

Woolworths to replace frequent flyer loyalty scheme with food bill discounts

The supermarket chain is responding to surveys showing customers want loyalty schemes that give them money off their food and liquor shopping bills<p>Woolworths is scrapping frequent flyer points and replacing them with food and liquor discounts in a bid to win more customers and claw back market …

5 ways technology is revolutionizing the way we shop

iStock No matter how easy it has become to shop online, sometimes you just want to visit an actual store. Why? Because the in-store experience matters. And it is improving all the time, thanks to technology.<p>Once you enter a store, advanced technology may be at work in ways most shoppers might not …

eCommerce

Retailers' like-for-like sales figures do not tell full story, say auditors

Such statistics are not the best guide to retail success over Christmas and should not be used in isolation, according to report<p>The like-for-like sales figures used by retailers to outline their performance at Christmas could be masking the financial problems they face and should not be used in …

Ikea has identified a huge shift in how people shop

"We talk about peak oil. I'd say we've hit peak red meat, peak sugar, peak stuff... peak home furnishings," Ikea sustainability chief Steve Howard said on a Guardian Live panel on sustainability, reports Quartz.<p>With Western countries hitting their limit in terms of consumption — something Howard …

Sustainability

The most magnificent Easter dessert recipes on the internet

Easter is here and you deserve all the sugar you can handle. Cakes, pies, cookies, candies and more should all be on your Easter Sunday menu, and we …

The Retailer’s Dilemma: Selling to the ‘Smarter’ Shopper

<b>The Retailer’s Dilemma: Selling to the ‘Smarter’ Shopper</b><b>MasterCard #OmnishopperGuide finds consumers researching online more,</b> <b>shopping at fewer stores</b> …

eCommerce
eCommerce

RE: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA COUNTRIES THOUGHTS; HOW TO TAX THE INFORMAL ECONOMY?

<b>African Countries Seek New Ways To Solve Old Problem: How To Tax The Informal Economy</b> -<br>See more at: …

Weak economy spurs short selling in retail

Short sellers taking aim at SA’s weakening economy by punishing the country’s retailers

Retail

Mixed realities of African retail

The top 3 African retailers by revenue – Shoprite, Massmart, and Pick n Pay – are South African.<p><b>On the face of it, the African retail opportunity</b> …

Spar Zimbabwe Positions Itself For Future Growth

Spar Zimbabwe has announced plans to grow its business further in 2017, having established itself as a new, wholly locally owned company last year.<p>At …

Zimbabwe

The dangerous assumption that there’s no competition from the informal sector — Emerging Futures Lab

In addition, the informal economy of open street markets still dominates 90% of retail in large countries like Nigeria and Kenya, <b>meaning it’s a near</b> …

Can Supermarkets Profit From Delivery? The Challenges Of Groceries On The Go

Who ever thought so much choice can go into a banana?<p>Ripe or green? Organic or conventional? Pickup or delivery? These are the choices presented to shoppers who purchase groceries online. They also are the demands more supermarkets must meet if they want to remain relevant.<p>This intensity of service …

eCommerce

5 Motivational Quotes to Kickstart Your Day

Motivation means more than anything else in life. It doesn’t matter how much you’re paid, how big your house is, or whether you have the latest …

20 Best Motivational Quotes to Get Your Day Off to a Great Start

Motivational quotes that provide inspiration, enthusiasm, a jolt of confidence... and that extra little boost you sometimes need.<p>When the going gets tough, you sometimes need a burst of motivation and inspiration to start your day off right. Here are twenty great motivational quotes to help you get …

50 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You

Great quotes can be inspirational and motivational. Here are 50 great quotes to motivate you:<p>Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible"!<p>—Audrey Hepburn<p>I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them …

Do Your Actions Reflect Your Values?

Q: Between my job, my children, my spouse, exercise and my love of travel, I sometimes feel like I have trouble identifying what comes first. How can …

Happiness