Retail Trends 2016

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Smart glasses could make a comeback, shipping over 12 million by 2020

The current market in consumer smart glasses is 15 months behind previous expectations, thanks to the withdrawal of Google Glass in 2015, but a new study by Juniper Research shows that over 12 million consumer smart glasses will ship in 2020...

5 Feb 2016

Amazon dips toes into maritime shipping

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon said on Friday it has taken the first steps to begin maritime shipping operations, adding to its already vast arsenal of logistical operations...

18 Jan 2016

SA Florist pioneers on-demand economy

Pioneering the on-demand economy in South Africa, SA Florist has launched its 'Same-Day All-Day' delivery service called Zoom Bloom...

6 Nov 2015

Market developments sets CEP sector to boom

A boom is expected in the courier express parcel (CEP) industry due to two market developments. The first, a game-changing innovation...

6 Nov 2015

Record results and profit increase for GWK in 2015

GWK, South African agribusiness leader announced their results for the 2015 financial year and posted a year-end revenue of R7.96 billion, an 11,76% increase in turnover...

4 Nov 2015

Uber eyes a slice of local delivery

SAN FRANSISCO - Uber on Wednesday unveiled its local delivery service for three US cities, aiming for a slice of the fast-growing segment...

15 Oct 2015

Amazon recruits 'on demand' delivery workers

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon began advertising its plan Tuesday to recruit on-demand delivery workers, in a move that challenges startups in the sizzling sector...

30 Sep 2015

Specialist SA courier service launched

Postbox Courier, a courier service aimed specifically at South Africans who shop online, or businesses importing or purchasing goods from the US, Europe or Asia, has been launched...

29 Sep 2015

Acquisition to drive sustainable supply chain solutions

Supply chain services and solutions provider, Barloworld Logistics, has acquired environmental solutions company, -re. Reflecting its new standing...

21 Sep 2015

Chance to meet Brazilian trade delegation

To highlight the trade opportunities with fast-growing businesses in Brazil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) will bring a high-level trade mission to Joburg on 28 July...

21 Jul 2015

Top speaker line-up for SAAFF Congress 2015

An impressive line-up of industry experts and high-profile speakers tackling business and industry issues has been announced as part of the SAAFF annual Congress...

26 Jun 2015

SARS confiscates counterfeit sneakers

PRETORIA: The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has confiscated R3 million worth of suspected counterfeit sneakers at the Lebombo border post...

12 Jun 2015

Infrastructure key to Africa's sustainable development

Infrastructure investment spending has quadrupled, exports have increased and Africa is receiving a growing share of foreign direct investment...

12 Jun 2015

[Source Africa 2015] Africa en vogue

Africa is certainly the next big thing when it comes to trading partners for the US, and the recent reauthorisation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for another 10 years has just made it even hotter...

By Nicci Botha 11 Jun 2015

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