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Top safety tips to prevent shoplifting

Despite the prevalence of security cameras and high-tech alarm systems, shoplifting continues to be a concern for retailers across the country...

By Morné Stoltz 8 Feb 2017

Protecting against cyber threats

The benefits of online shopping far outweigh conventional shopping methods. However, there are very real security threats associated with online shopping...

22 Dec 2016

Rookie cops to beef up security at PE malls

More than 140 police rookies have been deployed to shopping malls in Port Elizabeth in an attempt to strengthen security during the festive season...

By Gareth Wilson 20 Dec 2016

Counterfeit toys more than just criminal, dangerous

Counterfeit toys are no only the product of criminal enterprises but also pose a danger to the children who receive them...

19 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

Card, cybercrime threats to look out for this festive season

Consumers are eager to spend and retailers are keen for the windfall of the holidays but when people are more spendthrift, criminals are more alert. This is particularly true for cybercriminals, cashing in on the holiday spirit...

By Hein Kern 7 Dec 2016

'Dronejacking' may be the next big cyber threat

A big rise in drone use is likely to lead to a new wave of "dronejackings" by cybercriminals, security experts warned...

30 Nov 2016

Finding solutions to the growing chargeback challenge

Increasing sophistication in card fraud is reason for concern. Not only for banks, but most especially for online merchants, who are at risk of losing their ability to trade should they be implicated in repeat fraud attempts and excessive customer disputes...

By Kyle Rozendo 25 Nov 2016

Five tips for safe online shopping

With Friday, 25 November being Black Friday, it is predicted that many will flock online for great deals but, with so many people online, many cybercriminals will be waiting...

24 Nov 2016

Retail security trends for 2017 - 'servification' and DNA protection

Monica Hallin, CEO of Vindico Group, predicts the three strongest trends in retail security for 2017...

By Monica Hallin 22 Nov 2016

Malls gear up for Black Friday

The countdown to Black Friday has begun. And retailers across the country are preparing for an influx of shoppers on the busiest shopping day of the year...

By Monica Laganparsad 21 Nov 2016

Mobile payment security for a globetrotting generation

Thanks to advances in technology, the travel experience - compared to only a few years ago - is faster, simpler and more convenient. We book airline tickets, hotel stays, and call an Uber quickly and easily with a simple click on websites or in apps, paying with credit or debit cards. And, once on the road, we use our mobiles to check-in, access boarding passes, and receive updates on any changes to our plans...

By Ajay Bhalla 9 Nov 2016

Why point-of-sale breaches remain a lucrative endeavour for cybercriminals

Most of the customers in the queue for Wendy's, in Nebraska, only intended to grab a burger or a coffee. Luckily for the customers - they did manage to get their food and drinks. But unluckily, by the time they left the café, cybercriminals had also accessed the point-of-sale (POS) system and stolen thousands of card records...

8 Nov 2016

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International

Puma ups forecast after sales leap in first quarter

FRANKFURT, Germany - German sportswear maker Puma said Tuesday it set a new quarterly record for sales between January and March, springing over the €1bn-barrier and upping its forecasts for the year.

5 hours ago

Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion and creative industries, held a recent press event in Cape Town to unveil the four key trends that will be at the forefront of African design in 2017 and 2018.

1 day ago

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21 Apr 2017

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce's 'last frontier'

NEW DELHI, India - With 100 million new internet users every year, Amazon is betting big on India, but a major new investment in homegrown rival Flipkart means the battle to dominate the fast-growing e-commerce market is set to heat up.

20 Apr 2017

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