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Converting browsers into buyers: the number one challenge for retailers and manufacturers in SA

Consumer behaviour and expectations are changing as digital channels start to play a bigger part in the customer journey. So, how does one convert a browser into a buyer?...

By Sally Rothman, Issued by GfK South Africa 15 Aug 2017

WeChat teams up with UCook

Since WeChat's move into South Africa in 2013, the messaging app has partnered with companies such as OrderIn, Picup and FitKey, and has now announced the addition of UCook...

15 Aug 2017

Change or die: American malls confront Amazon era

As the retail industry churns in the Amazon era, American shopping malls are turning to a new generation of stores, food and entertainment offerings...

15 Aug 2017

Customer-centricity at the heart of TFG's online sales success

TFG reports growth in its online retail sector, with the e-commerce division experiencing positive sales figures and over 40% year on year growth...

10 Aug 2017

Mr D Food expects to double downloads in six months

Embracing online food delivery, Mr D Food's delivery service app has been downloaded more than 200,000 times in the last six months...

8 Aug 2017

Five tips for reducing friction in the e-commerce sales process

Buying online is almost second nature for many of today's consumers, but there are still some common friction points that make online shoppers feel uncomfortable...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Aug 2017

Millennials' hunger for online food grows

While locals have been known to enjoy dining out, many of the country's chompers are choosing to eat in with gourmet cuisine and fast-food meals available at the tap of a finger...

4 Aug 2017

Amazon's Jeff Bezos becomes world's richest person

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Thursday became the world's richest person, as a jump in the share price of the US tech giant enabled him to overtake Microsoft founder Bill Gates...

31 Jul 2017

Amazon pushes into SE Asia with Singapore launch

Amazon launched its express delivery service in Singapore on Thursday, the US online retail giant's first foray into Southeast Asia...

27 Jul 2017

Jack Ma launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund

UNCTAD adviser, Alibaba's Jack Ma, has launched an African Young Entrepreneurs Fund worth $10 million...

27 Jul 2017

Could 'buy online pickup in store' uplift brick-and-mortar retail?

The third annual JDA Consumer Survey reveals that about 54% of respondents prefer to shop in-store to other channels...

26 Jul 2017

Future-proofing brick-and-mortar retail

With the onslaught of e-commerce a constant in the retail industry today, new and innovative approaches need to be taken to inform retailers and marketers on ways to increase footfall and boost sales in their ‘traditional' brick-and-mortar stores...

Issued by Moving Tactics 25 Jul 2017

UberEats adds new features

UberEats has added new features to its offering, following a successful year of expansion...

25 Jul 2017

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Emirates SkyCargo collaborates with DuPont on enhanced temperature protection solution

Emirates SkyCargo in collaboration with DuPont is rolling out a new white cover solution as part of its endeavour to offer a range of innovative cool chain temperature solutions. The new White Cover Xtreme, featuring DuPont's Tyvek Xtreme W50 material, offers enhanced protection for temperature sensitive cargo in hot, cold and wet weather conditions.

2 days ago

Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain

Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil. Fipronil is banned in human food production because it can be harmful to human health if ingested in sufficiently large quantities.

By Lisa Jack 2 days ago

Bain's takes gold at 2017 World Whisky Masters

Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky, South Africa's first single grain whisky, was awarded gold by the panel of judges at the 2017 World Whisky Masters, held by the Spirits Business Magazine in the UK.

3 days ago

Austria confirms find of tainted egg products

VIENNA, Austria - Austria on Monday became the latest European country to confirm that it has found the insecticide fipronil in egg products imported from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Poland.

15 Aug 2017

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