ShoppingSA Editorial July 2013

September 6, 2013 |
ShoppingSA Editorial July 2013 225x300 ShoppingSA Editorial July 2013Master Retailing is known as the retail specialists with three specialised divisions being:

1.    Retail education;
2.    Retail training workshops and consulting; and
3.    Retail recruitment and placement

Retail Education:
Master Retailing is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) who offers a range of retail specific accredited programs and, is the only organisation throughout Africa who provide from under graduate retail certificate courses (3, 6 & 12 months) through to post graduate degrees in retail management (Bachelor of commerce & MBA) with international accreditation. Herewith just a couple of our students’ comments:
I just want to thank Master Retailing for the great 12 months advanced certificate program which has helped me tremendously in my current job. My seniors have recognized my new abilities and I have now been given more responsibilities by having to manage a couple of  stores in our group.” – Student 120005  
 “This has added great value to me, also provides me with the knowledge to further my career” – Student W13003
“Had it not been for the retail course I am studying with your institution, I would surely not have got this job” – Student 120006
“The service received is fantastic and the study material of the highest quality… All the available positions require a certificate or similar qualifications and these studies have made a huge difference when I go for interviews” – Student W13017
Retail Training Workshops and Consulting:
Master Retailing also leads the way in providing retailers and industry partners with an extensive suite of quality retail training workshops. These programs have been designed to suit the breadth of the retail industry and can be customised to suit any retail business requirements at no additional costs.
Training covers the spectrum of accredited and customised training programs. A combination of these workshops provides an excellent platform in developing retailing skills within either a shopping centre or local community environment. Master Retailing training provides valuable tools and techniques for retailers to overcome any day-to-day business issues so as to add value to their business.
Master Retailing has built a strong following for the provision of intensive customisable workshops that address all of the functional areas that underpin retail international best practice. With a library of international resources that are available to our clients, we can adapt a program and blend content to suit the specific needs of the business.
Our training programs can be delivered through one of our many facilities or on location within a retail business either during or after hours so as to provide maximum flexibility for retailers and their employees. Herewith just a couple of our clients’ testimonials:
“Master Retailing will most certainly add value to any company who requires training”            Group General Manager PNA – Herman Botha.
“We have seen a marked improvement in individual performance as well as our business overall” CEO Mstores – Etienne Viljoen.
“Many thanks to you and your team, it was a great session yesterday and we really appreciate the expertise, experience and insights that you, Dave and Edwin brought to the table. In terms of facilitation, I think this was expertly handled too, and the team was motivated and remained engaged right to the end.” CEO Reflect Group – Stephanie Traynor.
“Thanks for your input, we found it most beneficial” Group Managing Director Waltons (proudly Bidvest) – Dave Jenkins.
Retail recruitment and placement:
It has recently been published that retail management is amongst the top ten scarce skills in South Africa and W&RSETA have in their executive summary noted that the industry requires an additional 42,000 managers by 2016. Just looking at shopping centres popping up all over is evident that this scarce skills shortage is not going to improve soon.  Due to these huge skills shortages being experienced within retail, Master Retailing has service level agreements with various leading retailers and offers a “FREE” service to these businesses that are looking for skilled individuals to fill their vacancies. Master Retailing has adopted this “FREE” service approach to assist both the students in helping them find suitable jobs and to assist businesses who are struggling to find skilled candidates. Master Retailing also provides a SDF (Skills development Facilitator) function whereby we assist businesses with compliance re: skills development act and liaison with SETA for funding.
Herewith some comments:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Master Retailing for assisting me; I have started a career in Bradlows as an Administrator” – Nico Grobler
“I would like to thank Master Retailing in assisting me with interviews which has subsequently led to me being appointed at one of your clients namely Coricraft” – Trevor Mylie

For any enquires to any of the above, please contact Eugene Beukes at or phone 012 654 4688 or visit our website at

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