Picture: MARIANNE SCHWANKHART
Picture: MARIANNE SCHWANKHART

Statistics SA released retail sales numbers on Wednesday, showing a 3.2% year-on-year rise in October, which was behind market expectations. Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast a 5.3% increase and there was a 5.7% climb in September.

Before the retail sales data was released, Alishia Seckam spoke to Dion Chang from Flux Trends and Derek Engelbrecht from EY about 2017’s retail trends.

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