South Africa’s willing shoppers
South Africans spent R31 900 per second in retail stores in 2017
The industry generated R1 trillion in sales in 2017
Spending on retail rose by 2.9% from 2016 to 2017
Our retail landscape
General dealers generated 44% of sales, followed by textiles/clothing at 18%
Non-specialised stores are the largest employer at 37%, clothing follows at 23%
Ethical consumption, smart technology, and customer experience are trending
Global retail realities
The United States, while a medium risk investment, is the top retail producer and investor
Mobile device sales surpassed desktop sales for the first time ever in 2017
Growing investment into new technologies that track customers’ reactions and emotions
Growth and opportunity in retail
The days of basic brick and mortar stores with analogue cash registers have long passed us. Consumer trends, in store behaviour, store technology and retail presentation are changing and owners in the retail business have to stay on track, adapt, or face the risk of being left behind.
A provider of both skilled and unskilled jobs, our economy relies on the further expanse of this core industry. A growing middle class is enabling our local retailers in expansion both geographically and within their target markets. While slow, our steady GDP growth is sure to benefit retail investors and business owners.
OUR RETAIL SECTOR
Our retail staffing solutions focus on providing flexible answers to your staffing needs.
We understand the pressures associated with fluctuating demands in retail trade, including stock takes and holiday seasons, and are able to draw upon our experience and expertise to provide tailored solutions for retail and wholesale businesses across the sector.
We supply all categories of staff to the retail and wholesale sector for short or long periods of time. Whether you need staff for a peak season, for a project, or as replacements during industrial action.
OUR RETAIL SECTOR
By outsourcing your staff, you are able to keep your workforce flexible, prevent carrying idle staff and enjoy the bottom line benefits as a result.
We have the right people for the right job in the retail sector:
Drivers (codes 8, 10 and 14)
We manage all staffing logistics, from verifications and reference checks, to payroll, administration and transport.
– Kim Coetzee, General Manager: Sales
What makes our service unique?
Availability and quality of staff: Our comprehensive and constantly expanding database gives us access to candidates based across the country and beyond our South African borders. Strict verification procedures and reference checks are conducted when recruiting candidates and we’re able to conduct criminal and bureau checks when required.
Turnaround time: Our geographic reach extends to all major cities in the country and into Africa. Our impressive branch infrastructure facilitates quick turnaround times for staff deployment, queries and management decisions.
Training: All contract managers, supervisors and outsourced staff are fully trained and thoroughly inducted to ensure complete understanding of your business.
Administration: We manage the administration related to outsourced staff including statutory registrations and payments, legal compliance, contractor management and payroll processing.
Transport: Transportation of staff can be arranged as per contract requirements, specifically for stock-takes scheduled after hours, extended shopping hours, and 24-hour shifts in distribution centres