24-26 June 2018

Industry News

Industry News

VIDEO: Taiwan's Africa export chief explains why dmg is part of its growth across the continent

Market Place Africa met many of the successful exhibitors at this year's SAITEX 2017. Take a look at its interview with Mitchelle Kuo of the Taiwan-Africa Trade Promotion

Video: Take a look at the final day of Africa's most exciting retail and hospitality expo

SAITEX, the continent's biggest retail products show, was a key part of this year's Retail & Hospitality Week 2017, which also hosted the continent's best food and beverage show Africa's Big 7... AND saw the launch of The hotel Show brand in Africa. A great expo with top conference programmes and special features made this a huge success.

SHOW NEWS: United States seek business partners in South Africa

“South Africa already has a trade agreement with the US, it’s called the Africa Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA)."

VIDEO: Day 2 show review and a look forward to Day 3

A review of the second day of Retail & Hospitality Week Africa 2017 with its three expos: SAITEX, Africa's Big 7 and The Hotel Show

RETAIL BUZZ CONFERENCE: Marketing to millennials

Digital Disruption and how this can positively affect your business

SHOW NEWS: Hand-made jewellery with a regional twist

"I received quite a number of people at my stand showing interest in the product, and a lot more of people who already know about the product.'

SHOW NEWS: Take a look at this artificial corals for decoration

A company from Mauritius brought unique items for decorating spaces including hotels

SHOW NEWS: African culture reflected in design

“I like to use the colours of our flag, blue for rain, white for peace and green for pasture in my designs. Others will use colours associated with districts and their football teams."

VIDEO: Welcome to the first day of Retail & Hospitality Week Africa 2017

The Hotel Show Africa, SAITEX and Africa's Big 7 are among the continent's most exciting trade shows . Take a look at the first day here

SHOW NEWS: Brazil brings eco-produce focus to Johannesburg... and that includes beer

The country’s trade delegation said it was using the event to showcase its eco-friendly products, including its first organic beer.

SHOW NEWS: Cementing friendship across the oceans

The opportunities to further strengthen trade and tourism relations between Sri Lanka and South Africa were the reason for the island nation’s participation in this year’s SAITEX show

SHOW NEWS 2017: What southern Africa offers the world

All the best that southern Africa has to offer the rest of the world in the fields of retail and hospitality are currently on display in one place, according to South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Elizabeth Thabthe.

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Free power from saltwater - Africa launch of exciting new fuel cells

After winning innovation awards around the world, Hydra Light launches its innovative Hydra-Cell technology at the SAITEX 2017 on June 25

EXHIBITOR NEWS: One-stop-shop for information on the US textiles and apparel industry

United States trade representatives-at SAITEX looking for new trade opportunities and partnerships

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Top female-owned company shows quality leather products at SAITEX 2017

‘SAITEX provides a platform for us to market the business, I like the exposure to the rest of the continent and the fact that it has retailers and manufactures from different industries’

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Brazilian chicken farm visits Johannesburg as part of Retail & Hospitality Week 2017

The Brazilian Pavilion at SAITEX 2017 brings a host of new brands to Johannesburg, including Frigorigico Nova Araca

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Discover a traditional way of body relaxation at SAITEX 2017

Spa Ceylon product range 'inspired by the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda' promises to rejuvenate one’s senses and will hydrate, treat, purify and soothe the body

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Statesman Stationery makes SAITEX part of its Africa promotion... again

“We choose SAITEX to reach to all African countries as well as our domestic market. We have found sufficient success via the SAITEX exhibition.”

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Largest meat processing company in the world is coming to Johannesburg

How this Brazilian giant is using Retail & Hospitality Week 2017 as "a bridge to closer to the African market".

EXHIBITOR NEWS: 200 years of coffee growing experience on show

Few competitors offer the history of Villa Café according to Ms Saurez: “We have grown coffee for over 200 years, in the south of Minas Gerais, Brazil. In addition, our coffee hunters research and develop projects with coffee growers all over the country, so you can have the best coffee directly from the farmers"

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Award winning Omar whisky will be showcased in South Africa

Top Taiwan whisky brand joins the range of special alcoholic beverages making appearance in Johannesburg for the first time

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Discover a new technological mosquito solution at SAITEX

One company believes it can end mosquito problems in Africa when it comes to Johannesburg in June

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Sri Lanka celebrates 150 years of commercial tea production

The world’s largest tea producer will be appearing at SAITEX with a century and a half of experience and still using traditional picking to ensure the very best for tea lovers.

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Moheir arrives in Johannesburg next month with a clear export plan

Top Chinese manufacturer sees huge growth opportunities across sub-Saharan Africa where it will building on its export success and promises to focus on smaller buyers but still offer competitive discounts

SURVEY: How South African students spend MORE money each month than the average person

Parents and family provided the bulk of students’ spending money says report by marketing agency Student Village

East Africa becomes the focus for retail growth with Kenya the leader

New report says east Africa's most prominent economy is at the centre of a growth prospects shift from the west to east Africa.

South Africa's retail sales rise in March after February fall, fending off recession fears

“Surprisingly strong retail sales figures support our view that the South African economy held up better in Q1 than many feared,” Capital Economics Africa economist John Ashbourne said

What do Pick n Pay's financial results reveal about the Africa retail sector?

Supermarket giant proves there's still money to be made, not only in its home country of South Africa but also Zimbabwe, Zambia...and Nigeria remains a target

Online retailer Takealot tops internet shopping chart

South Africa's internet shopping base is growing rapidly but the country has yet to find its Amazon

Mastercard introduces fingerprint recognition payment worldwide after trials in South Africa

Global payment giant launches biometric cards in showdown with Apple Pay and Android Pay, which will decide the future of payments

Earn while you learn at Africa’s new retail conference during the continent’s biggest product sourcing expo: SAITEX 2017

Trade Buzz 2017 offers delegates an insight into the future of retail & trade across sub-Saharan Africa with recognised career-boosting CPD certification

DHL's sub-Saharan delivery service makes online shopping a reality for millions

Internet shopping made easy in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Mauritius and Tanzania... and more will follow as DHL targets growing African market

Italian independent luxury goods retailer targets South African online shoppers

Online shopping portal Italist eyes the well heeled in Africa with 150 top boutique brands

Retail investment soars in Africa as big players report revenues up almost 20%

“The rising middle class in Africa has contributed to the modernisation of the retailing sector, and many African economies are transitioning toward consumption-driven markets”

Huawei unveils its 'retail experience' for South Africa

Chinese phone giant opens new superstore in the country's huge Mall of Africa

Nintendo targets South African gamers for its new console

Nintendo has learned from the past experiences now there are fewer shops but gamers still want boxed games says distributor

Spar profits soar in fourth quarter

South African retailer and wholesaler Spar Group posts a near 17 percent rise in sales boosted by retail and local liquor sales

South African sees retail and wholesale sales rise in December

December's retail figures failed to match the November increase but the market believes a strengthening Rand and cheaper imports may boost consumer confidence

South Africans love their loyalty shopper cards

The republic's shoppers has one of the highest user rates in the world according to a new survey

New look for Africa's biggest retail supply show

Trade buyers arriving in Johannesburg this year are promised an exciting new SAITEX event offering more new products that meet the demands of increasingly discerning African consumers

Why African menswear is now global

Mazzi Odu examines why African design is now an integral part of the global fashion industry

Debt-hit Nakumatt reveals ex-Tesco exec to organise stake sale

Kenyan retailer to receive $75 million from a foreign investor to service its debt and to settle suppliers - if the deal closes, valuing the overall business at $310 million.

What consumers really want from online shopping

New report by KPMG 'The Truth About Online Consumers' offers guide to understanding buying choices in 2017

South African fashionista Asanda Sizani selects style collection for Topshop

British high street retailer targets African market with new collection from Asanda Sizani

Three of South Africa's top retailers reveal strong trading results

Massmart, Shoprite and Woolworths publish their sales figures to Christmas - and they show a buoyant economy

Online retailer Takealot 'let thousands down on Christmas deliveries'

South Africa's 'favourite online store' slammed by customers and accused of failing to meet its festive promise for thousands

Eight retail trends that are driving growth in sub-Saharan Africa

PwC's report highlights the prospects in the retail and consumer goods in 10 sub-Saharan countries: Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

Online fashion retailer sees sales soar more than 10 times on Black Friday

South African Zando gears up for biggest sales of the year and reaps huge reward

Why snow in summer still equals Christmas in South African malls

As temperatures hit 30 degrees South Africa's malls are transformed into winter wonderlands for Christmas shoppers

Why retail may be the saviour of South Africa's economy

"As we fast approach the Christmas retail season and enter into 2017, it is apparent that this sector is one to watch in the global drive towards sustained recovery"

VIDEO: Black Friday scuffles in Jo-burg supermarket.... over toilet rolls

Black Friday sales turn ugly for shoppers in one South African supermarket


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