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AVI management under less pressure after Tiger backs off by Lans
March 16, 2009, 9:31 am
Filed under: Local News

By Tom Robbins

AVI management will breathe easier when it reports interim results on Monday following Tiger Brands’ decision to withdraw its proposed offer for the company, but questions will continue to be asked about AVI’s strategy.

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YOUR IMAGE IS YOUR BRAND AND YOUR BRAND IS EVERYTHING!!! by Lans
March 16, 2009, 9:26 am
Filed under: By David Abrahamse

Image is very important in retail from eye wear to shoes and if a company can get people to own their brands they have then achieved the status icon. Products like clothing and accessories have achieved this very well, retailers have to a much lesser degree.

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Construction slump fails to spoil Iliad’s appetite by Lans
March 16, 2009, 9:24 am
Filed under: Local Company News

By Tom Robbins

Iliad Africa’s annual net profit growth was trimmed back as the construction slump started to spread from the housing sector to warehouses and offices, the building materials distributor and retailer said on Tuesday.
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AVI unable to pass on input price rises by Lans
March 16, 2009, 9:22 am
Filed under: Local Company News

By Tom Robbins

Manufacturer AVI had been unable to fully pass on higher food input prices to the consumer sector, the group said on Monday, after differences between the government and industry over high food prices heightened last week.

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Cycle retailers caught wheeling and dealing too much by Lans
March 16, 2009, 9:06 am
Filed under: Local News

The Competition Commission chose an interesting week to reveal that it is looking into a possible cartel among retailers of bicycles in this country.

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China’s retail sales growth slows by Lans
March 16, 2009, 9:03 am
Filed under: International News

China’s retail sales slowed slightly in the first two months of 2009 as consumers fretted over job security and the faltering economy, though a push to boost spending in rural areas appeared to be taking hold.

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ALGORAN SHELVIT, A SPECIALIST RETAIL STORE PLANNER by Lans
March 16, 2009, 8:52 am
Filed under: Algoran who?

Date; 21 September 2003

 

Algoran Shelvit is a Proudly South African company that has been involved in all aspects of the retail industry for 43 years. We operate both locally and internationally.

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To: Letters Editor, Sol Makgabutlane by Lans
March 16, 2009, 8:50 am
Filed under: Local Company News

A lot has been said and stated about the pros and cons of our current Rand exchange rate.

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THE EXPERIENCIAL ECONOMIC REVELUTION by Lans
March 16, 2009, 8:49 am
Filed under: By David Abrahamse

A New Economic Revolution:

 

There have been 3 major economic revolutions in human history on our planet. Being the agricultural, industrial and the information technology. We have recently entered into a new one that is going to have major implications as we evolve and innovate exponentially. I call it the experiential revolution, it’s been referred to as the experience economy  (The Experience Economy by Pine and Gilmore), the new economy and also the design economy. Whatever you call it, it’s been driven by design, from product, packaging to interior design and branding.

 

From the beginning of time human beings as with babies have been obsessed with two things communicating and travel. Essentially we can communicate anywhere at any time via various means for free (The Economist, The world in 2007 Don’t bet against the internet Page 124). One day, travel will be the same! Oil has been the main contributor in holding back the innovation. Bio-energy (Green) will change this and thus get ready for various new design inventions to get us around. The UAE is obviously aware of this and have started making other plans in different industries, again contributing to design. They are building islands at an alarming rate, the latest is an island in the shape of the world and you can buy Africa.

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MTN buys 17 struggling Musica stores from New Clicks by Lans
March 16, 2009, 8:33 am
Filed under: Local Company News, Local News

New Clicks has agreed to sell up to 17 struggling Musica stores to cellular operator MTN in a pre-emptive strike by the health and beauty retailer to reduce its exposure to the weakest sector it plays in.

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