Builders Warehouse Boksburg relocates with fresh new look

Shopping and Retail Southern Africa interview Builders Warehouse CEO, Llewellyn Walters

 What informed the new Builders Warehouse location in Boksburg?

Creating an inspiring shopping experience is the challenge of every retailer. The world of retail is constantly evolving, with technological disruption bringing innovation that gives customers more choice, flexibility and access.


Major brands use IoT solutions to combat counterfeiting

When fraudsters create counterfeit products and engage in grey market activities, it can hurt the sales of authentic products and result in a poor customer experience that is damaging to the brand.


Facial recognition helps combat load-shedding shoplifting

South Africa’s load-shedding woes are not limited to the inconvenience suffered by consumers. The country’s retailers have been set for a dramatic spike in shoplifting, warns one facial recognition for business specialist.

According to Camatica co-founder, Laurence Seberini, “It’s no coincidence we see many shuttered stores when the lights go out.”

Q&A with Charl Cronje, MD at Ackermans

As a retail brand, what are the challenges and solutions of operating in SA?

With trying economic times, customer centricity is very important – thus knowing and understanding your customer is key. With customers in South Africa being as cash-strapped as they are, it becomes important to pay attention and constantly reassess customer needs.


Killarney Mall – a Johannesburg establishment

Killarney Mall’s story

Killarney Mall is one of Johannesburg’s most established shopping centres. Centrally located within the heart of the prestigious areas of Houghton, Westcliff and The Parks, we have been conveniently yours for over 45 years.

Customised Fourways Mall LED screen  

As part of the ongoing refurbishment of Johannesburg’s Fourways Mall, Primary Colours has installed a very large, curved LED screen above the new food court.

The combination of location, scale and the innovative concave design all add up to an easy win for advertisers.but installing the screen presented a number of challenges.


Barcoding the retail world by Neil Gouveia – Zebra Technologies sales director, Africa

In our daily lives we hardly give the barcode a second thought. We only really come across it when we’re shopping and even then, it’s merely a bunch of lines and spaces that helps us process the transaction and buy an item.

But the barcode is so much more than that.



Rosebank Mall management chats to Shopping and Retail Southern Africa

What are Rosebank Mall’s drawcards for shoppers?

The powerful magic of Africa is perfectly fused with the elegance and sophistication of Europe to create a world of shopping splendour at one of South Africa's leading shopping and entertainment complexes

I-Drop Water and Bluewater unveil innovations in affordable drinking

South African innovator, I-Drop Water, have revealed the Waterpod, the latest and most advanced water purification solution designed to offer a self-service drinking water refill solution for shoppers in all locations, at an affordable price.

Strong consumer demand for Westfalia three bike rack
Growing consumer demand for the Westfalia three-bike rack has seen Positive Sports Solutions make the product available from the beginning of February. The South African cycling distribution company has negotiated a number of contracts over the past year.