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Reflecting on industries affected by lockdown and our Local Business Spotlight

The pandemic has affected various industries in so many different ways. While some have been able to adapt to an online world, others have struggled to keep their doors open. These are just a few of the industries greatly impacted, and a look into how they are adapting.

  • Retail - in-store shopping has decreased. Many businesses have downsized floor space and increased their online offerings. This is going to be an interesting space to watch over the coming year and the ‘new retail’ settles in

  • Hospitality - one of the worst affected sectors was tourism, an industry which has been shaken to its core as a result of travel restrictions. While some have sadly closed their doors, many are offering decreased rates to occupy rooms. What was historically out of reach for South Africans in terms of affordability, is now within budget which is great news for us locals

  • Restaurants - another industry which has been severely negatively impacted. Dining venues have taken advantage of home deliveries and even created special hampers. There has be so much reinvention in this space, from mocktail pairings with fine dining to a whole new outdoor eating experience

  • Digital marketing - many businesses in this space have flourished as an increasing number of companies look to go online and improve their digital presence. Many digital marketers have become busier because of increased demand.

How has your industry been affected by the pandemic and how have you adapted? 

In an effort to give our customers some online exposure, this week we featured three local businesses, and a charity, that are continuing to operate to the best of their ability, despite challenges.

Encompass Trading

The pandemic has taught us the importance of having a clean and well-sanitized space, both in the home and the workplace. Monday’s Local Business Spotlight shines the light on Encompass Trading, a business that has been selling affordable cleaning products and services to South Africans for the past couple of years. 

The friendly team prioritises a few fundamentals when doing business. In a nutshell, they are providing quality, environmentally-friendly products that are affordable, solutions-driven and gentle to the human touch. Visit their Instagram page and website to see some of these products.

DC Turf

They say that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side but with DC Turf, you can make your grass as green as you want - all year round. Wednesday’s Local Business Spotlight shines on one of South Africa’s favourite artificial grass companies.

Over the years, the knowledge and expertise of the DC Turf team have grown and they have expanded their services to be available in both Cape Town and Gauteng. Visit their Instagram page or website to see examples of their amazing work.

Penny Appeal

Friday’s Local Business Spotlight shines on Penny Appeal, a relief and development organisation that adds a silver lining to the challenging lives of many people. The global organisation is dedicated to transforming communities and lives, with a special focus on emergency aid, food and thirst relief, and orphan sponsorship in South Africa. 

The world is a better place because of organisations like Penny Appeal, who inspire us to make a difference. Find out more about the work that Penny Appeal is doing on their Instagram page and website.

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Posted by Stor-Age Self Storage - 19 February 2021 | SME