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Smartphones and panel TVs lift South Africa's consumer tech market in Q2 2018Revenues in South Africa's technical consumer goods market climbed 8% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, boosted by a 16% rise in the telecommunications sector and a 17,4% increase in small domestic appliances, according to point of sale data from market research firm, GfK South Africa. The data also shows that the major domestic appliances and consumer IT segments grew by 3% and 6.6% respectively. 11 Sep 2018 Read more

Technical goods revenues soar at SA malls, despite mall proliferation and rise of online shoppingThe launch of Midrand's Mall of Africa in April 2016 has helped to lift average quarterly revenue from technical goods across major shopping malls in Midrand, Pretoria and Johannesburg by more than 50%. This indicates that South Africa's richer and more densely populated urban areas have yet to hit saturation point for new shopping developments. 21 Aug 2018 Read more

Brands should add to working moms' sense of wellbeing rather than contribute to their anxietyWith unemployment rising in South Africa and slow economic growth, our country's households are under enormous pressure. The working moms who form the backbone of the nation are taking strain as they seek to manage the needs of their households and the demands of their jobs. 8 Aug 2018 Read more

A cross-media view of the customer is the key to marketing successThink about your customer, walking into work with a smartphone in one hand and a briefcase in the other. He or she may be wearing a pair of jeans from a brick-and-mortar store, purchased on account using a store club card, and a jacket acquired on special after seeing a TV ad for a winter sale. 11 Jul 2018 Read more

Online sales of technical consumer goods soar as South Africans seek bargainsE-commerce retailers grew their share of the South African technical consumer goods market by 52% in 2017, accounting for 6.9% of total consumer spending by rand value for the year. This means they have nearly doubled their share of the market since 2015, according to research from GfK South Africa. 21 Jun 2018 Read more


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