Supply Chains Now Critical

South Africa’s retail model has changed dramatically in the last 18 months, partially driven by the pandemic and lockdowns, which vastly accelerated the growth of e-commerce and altered buying patterns. This has put pressure on the distribution element of the logistics chain, which has had to adapt to…

Global Bedding Defies COVID

The world mattress market amounts to around US$30 billion, registering an overall good performance mainly due to sustained demand for mattresses in major markets and an increase of online sales, which have also continued during the lockdown periods. CSIL forecasts for world mattress consumption are positive both in…

South African Technical Goods Sector Continues to Feel Reverberations of July Unrest

Photo: Nicolet Pienaar, Head Marketing insights GfK. According to research from GfK, Africa’s technical goods retail sector continues to feel the aftershocks of the looting and rioting in Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal in July. Nicolet Pienaar, Head of Market Insights at GfK South Africa says: “A month after…

Miele’s Cleaning Trifecta

Powerful and well designed, Miele’s TriFlex HX1 cordless stick vacuum cleaner trumps all others with its innovative 3-in-1 design for maximum versatility and performance. Miele has been a global leader in vacuum cleaners for decades – setting the standard with regards to reliability, performance, filtration, aesthetics, energy efficiency…

Testing Electronics for Connecting Appliances

Electrolux, one of the world’s largest home appliance manufacturers, has invested a lot of time and effort in recent years to enhance its electronic systems testing capabilities to optimize the quality of its electronic solutions. At the heart of these efforts is Nicola Tonello, global laboratory methods competence…

Interior Trends Being Driven by the Individual – Not The Trade

Margaret Hirsch, Executive Director of the Hirsch’s Homestores Group holds a monthly virtual Property Workshop with viewers logging in from around the country to listen in on Zoom and FB Live. Under discussion at the most recent Property Club, talk was the latest Trends in Interiors. Margaret’s Guest…

New Electrolux SA MD Murray Crow Outlines Plans for Africa

Consumer trend to cocoon at home after lockdowns a boon for electronic appliance sector. Spike in consumer home sales of small appliances, dishwashers and office equipment. Massive growth in solar heating on the continent expected. International home appliances maker Electrolux expects strong demand to continue as a result…

Slumberland Introduces Ecolux Beds

With so much focus on the critical need to reduce humans’ impact on our planet, increased attention is being paid to reusing and recycling whatever is possible. This is resulting in greater technological advances than were previously thought possible. One advance is in the field of plastic recycling,…

Revamped, Ready in a Week

After just a week of clearing up, shopfitting and replacing appliances, the Hirsch’s Superstore at Springfield Park that was looted and trashed by vandals in July, was up and running and ready for business. The Hirsch’s branch was amongst several stores in the area that were vandalized and…

Three Customer Experience Strategies you’re Missing

By Ndagi Job Goshi, GM Liferay Africa The battlefield to win your customers’ business is fraught with the opposition that only seems to grow more powerful by the day. Customer experience leaders have been hard at work investing in beautiful UX, intuitive navigation, and winning strategies, but is…
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