The retail industry in South Africa has gone through some radical changes in the past two decades and now faces an uncertain future; with many of the country's biggest brands going into business rescue and small retailers struggling to survive.
Global supply chains are under mammoth amounts of pressure due to disruptions thanks to one, very public, and much-talked-about virus and the industry in key markets like the USA is transitioning into a leaner, more agile beast.
Related: Nobody’s buying clothes right now. So stores are filing for bankruptcy.
Neiman Marcus could file for Chapter 11 as early as this week. - Vox
Against this bleak backdrop, what does the future of retail in South Africa look like?
In this week's podcast I have a chat to Susan - who works in the industry and has a lot of insight as to where the industry should head and why.