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NetFlorist enables shared payments

NetFlorist has introduced GiftTogether, a new payment initiative which allows one to get together with other people, select a gift and share the costs...

2 days ago

Contactless payments forecast to exceed $1tn by 2019

The global value of contactless transactions made via payment cards, mobile and wearables, will reach $1.3 trillion by 2019...

16 May 2017

African Pioneer in brand plan

Eastern Cape businessman Stephen Dondolo says his black-owned investment firm African Pioneer Group plans to enter the beverage market...

11 May 2017

Shoprite interest up as Basson sells stock

In an unprecedented move, Shoprite/Checkers is being forced to repurchase R1.8bn worth of shares from former CEO Whitey Basson...

By Ann Crotty 8 May 2017

JSE launches Soya Bean Crush futures contract

Following interest from both soya bean processors and commodity traders, the JSE launched a Soya Bean Crush futures contract, providing simultaneous exposure to soya beans as well as its processed by-products...

8 May 2017

Cash usage costs SA consumers R23bn

At the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, being held in Durban, Mastercard released the ‘Cost of Cash for Consumers in South Africa Study...

5 May 2017

Survey: Customer satisfaction is what differentiates life cover providers

Metropolitan has come out tops in the latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index for life insurance...

5 May 2017

Egyptian online grocery startup GoodsMart raises $750k

Egyptian online grocery service GoodsMart has raised $750,000 in funding from Algebra Ventures, which will go towards growing its operational capacity...

By Tom Jackson 3 May 2017

Will bots dominate customer service?

While bots are hard at work behind the scenes, and becoming more visible in some parts of the front-office too, they're unlikely to oust human beings...

3 May 2017

Value offerings enable increased profit

Clicks has maintained its operating margins despite a heavy promotional market and depressed economy...

25 Apr 2017

Downgrades clip Pioneer's wings

Pioneer's expansion plans have been thwarted by the downgrades by ratings agencies of SA's sovereign debt...

24 Apr 2017

Massmart sales signal slump

Consumers spent less in Massmart's comparable stores in the first quarter of 2017, a trend that could continue into the rest of the year due to the constrained economic environment.

24 Apr 2017

Mastercard introduces biometric shopping card

Mastercard has launched a biometric card that uses fingerprints to enable purchases, revealing that it had been piloting the card, a global first for the company, in SA...

21 Apr 2017

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#NewCampaign: F*ck like a Finn

Finland is the best country for love-making, stated in this campaign video that has gained a million organic views in Finland alone.

1 day ago

Alibaba quarterly profits almost double to $1.55bn

BEIJING, China - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Thursday its net profit almost doubled in the latest quarter on the back of soaring growth in online shopping.

3 days ago

Nestle loses appeal over Kit Kat trademark

LONDON, UK - Swiss food and drink giant Nestle on Wednesday lost its legal bid to register the shape of a four-finger Kit Kat chocolate bar as a trademark in Britain.

19 May 2017

Luxe boomerang comes back to bite Chanel

SYDNEY, Australia - French fashion house Chanel has triggered an uproar by selling a luxury monogrammed boomerang with a price tag of nearly $1,500, with critics saying the accessory is an insult to Australian Aborigines.

18 May 2017

Wal-Mart pushing hard to catch Amazon in e-commerce

NEW YORK, US - Wal-Mart Stores, the 800-pound gorilla of retail, is running hard to catch up in an increasingly crucial segment where it is neither the biggest nor the best: e-commerce.

16 May 2017

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