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South Africans are spending less on their weekly shopping trip

South African shoppers are spending less, but are still stretching their wallets, according to Tiger Brand’s interim report for the six months ending March 2019. Source: South Africans are spending less on their weekly shopping trip

By | 2019-05-29T14:48:30+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Consumer Trends, Economic Factors|0 Comments

Using your smartphone at the supermarket can add 41% to your shopping bill

Are you constantly checking your phone when you’re out and about? Do you have trouble resisting the lure of ever more screen time? If so, be careful when you go grocery shopping – as your phone may be costing you more than you think. Source: Using your smartphone at the supermarket can add 41% [...]

By | 2019-05-29T14:41:47+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Consumer Trends|0 Comments

After a long fall, bread is quickly getting pricier – while pap prices are all over the show

In recent months, carb lovers in South Africa have seen some big price movements in the country’s most popular starches. Source: After a long fall, bread is quickly getting pricier – while pap prices are all over the show

By | 2019-05-29T14:06:09+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Consumer Trends|0 Comments

How retailers are cashing in on customer loyalty

You’re on your way home, but need to stop by at least one of two stores. One is more convenient to get to, but the other has a loyalty programme that allows you to accumulate points that will add up to some kind of discount. Source: How retailers are cashing in on customer loyalty [...]

By | 2019-05-29T13:55:09+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Retailer News|0 Comments

Price war 2019: Woolworths vs Pick n Pay vs Checkers vs Spar

The latest data from BankservAfrica shows that, while the nominal increase in take-home pay in the country is beating inflation, in real terms, South Africans are struggling. Source: Price war 2019: Woolworths vs Pick n Pay vs Checkers vs Spar

By | 2019-05-29T13:48:23+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Retailer News|0 Comments

Women wield the bulk of SA spending power

 The purchasing power of South Africa’s 18-million female consumers is undeniable given that 71% of them are responsible for grocery shopping, while 60% are the primary purchaser within South African households making them a force to be reckoned with, in the local retail sector. Source: Women wield the bulk of SA spending power [...]

By | 2019-05-29T13:28:37+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Consumer Trends|0 Comments

Pick n Pay’s new Smart Shopper changes – and plans to cut down on food wastage

As part of its financial results, Pick n Pay has announced a number of new changes coming to its Smart Shopper programme.The first major announcement is that Smart Shopper members will soon be able to earn points when they refuel at BP service stations. Source: Pick n Pay’s new Smart Shopper changes – and [...]

By | 2018-10-24T11:29:59+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Retailer News|0 Comments