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                                           ith South Africa                               P PUBLISHER:UBLISHER:
                                         having entered
                                      Stage 3 of lockdown,                              Bathic Holdings
                                    consumer behaviour is                         South African publishing partner
                                    bound to change yet                           − SA Media and Digital Holdings
                                  again as more people go
                               back to work and schools go                            O
                                                                                      Operations Manager:perations Manager:
                              back. These are both positive                               Jade Naidoo
                               signs that the society, and
                          eventually the economy, are getting                          jade@samadh.co.za
                           back to ‘normal’.
                                                                                            Editor: itor:
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                However, this period needs to be approached                          Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage,
             with caution as many people have lost their jobs                        editorial@samadh.co.za
             or need to reduce their hours, meaning reduced
              spending power in many households. Retailers                            Graphic Design/DTP:raphic Design/DTP:
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               will also need to ensure the strictest hygiene
                procedures are in place as cases rise and                              1. Faith Sejosengwe
                 consumers worry about infection rates.                              2. Pendulwa Mancotywa


                 One area that requires a lot of attention is                            Key Accounts: ey Accounts:
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              online retail. It is a platform for retailers to reach                     Kyle Burgess,
             consumers in a way traditional retail cannot, and                        kyle@retailingsa.co.za
             as more and more consumers turn to online as a
            way to shop, it is an area that retailers need to play
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                           close attention to.                                           Key Accounts: ey Accounts:
                                                                                        Debbie Moore,
                 In this Issue of Retailing SA we look at how                        debbiem@samadh.co.za
               South African retailers are keeping staff and
              consumers safe, products to help meet hygiene                               A
                                                                                          Accounts:ccounts:
             standards, and the growing significance of loyalty                        Devashnee Permal,
                             programmes.
                                                                                    devashneep@samadh.co.za

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