Could 2018 be a year where SA’s house prices begin to recover and finally track inflation? Property economists are expecting more of the same in 2018 given that house price growth has barely kept up with inflation over the last two years. In fact, house prices have declined in real terms (after adjusting for inflation) since January 2016, at one point declining by 6% – a similar level of decline last seen in the fourth quarter of 2009.
Shoprite continues to maintain its front-runner position in SA’s grocery industry, edging its retail rivals that are reeling from moribund economic growth and lower spend by hard-pressed consumers.
Ian Moir, the straight-talking Scotsman at the helm of Woolworths, was unusually bearish about the retailer’s outlook at its annual results presentation in August last year. Woolworths, which earned the title of “SA’s retail darling” for staying resilient during uncertain times, is in the eye of a storm. “It’s going to be tough. We are under no illusions about that… margins [a key metric for measuring profitability in the retail industry] will tread down over the medium term,” Moir told analysts.
Have you noticed how corporations that have been slow to transform from a race and gender perspective often believe in transformation when facing a crisis. Women are appointed to fix messes committed by senior male executives. H&M + KPMG in same WhatsApp group. https://twitter.com/CNN/status/953781257921613824
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".