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SOUTH AFRICA

With its purchase of Whole Foods, is Amazon's goal to revolutionise food distribution?

On 20 March 2018, Amazon became the second most valuable company in the world, with a market capitalisation exceeding $768 billion...

By Isabelle Chaboud 24 Apr 2018

AUSTRALIA

Location and voice technology are the future of retail

Retailers, struggling to connect with their customers, have been trialling new technologies to blend in-store and digital experiences...

By Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer 11 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#SeamlessAfrica: Store 4.0 is an attitude, not a technology

E-commerce may be where the retail industry is seeing growth, but the physical store is not dead. In fact, it may be more important than ever...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Mar 2018

UNITED STATES

FLOGmall ICO - The future of cryptocurrency e-commerce?

FLOGmall recently announced its ICO pre sale success, reaching the targeted soft cap and raising 387 ETH from early investors. The next step for the project is the Pre-ICO that will take place between 22 February and 8 March, set at a cap of $2.5m...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 26 Feb 2018

UNITED STATES

Walmart shares dive as e-commerce growth slows

Investors pummeled Walmart shares on Tuesday after the retail behemoth reported disappointing fourth-quarter earnings in results that revealed growing pains in its e-commerce buildout...

21 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon unveils grocery delivery via Whole Foods chain

US online giant Amazon on Thursday unveiled plans to launch grocery delivery to a number of US cities for its Prime subscribers using its recently acquired Whole Foods supermarket chain...

9 Feb 2018

GLOBAL

Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one...

By Megan Bowman 19 Jan 2018

AUSTRALIA

Amazon claims record-breaking Australia launch

Amazon's Australia launch was the company's biggest-ever opening day for orders, the US giant said on Wednesday, but some shoppers were underwhelmed...

7 Dec 2017

AUSTRALIA

Retailers brace as Amazon launches in Australia

US internet giant Amazon launched in Australia on Tuesday in time for Christmas, with retailers scrambling to cut costs and boost their online offerings...

6 Dec 2017

UNITED STATES

US stores get creative to battle e-commerce

The photo op with Santa Claus has long been a holiday mainstay for American children. But this year, shopping malls in several states are scheduling glamour shots for man's best friend...

24 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

Tailoring the customer experience boosts online sales

Annual online retail or "e-tail" sales now exceed $19 billion in Canada, AUS$21 billion in Australia, US$410 billion in the United States and US$1 trillion in China...

By Michael J. Armstrong and Narongsak (Tek) Thongpapa 31 Oct 2017

UNITED STATES

Bidding war heats up for $5bn second Amazon HQ

It's the prize of a lifetime - a $5 billion investment creating 50,000 well-paid jobs that everyone wants, but only one US city will get...

19 Oct 2017

UNITED STATES

Walmart adds NY delivery company to e-commerce empire

Walmart Stores announced Tuesday that it acquired New York delivery company Parcel as it girds to compete with Amazon and other supermarkets for home delivery of groceries...

4 Oct 2017

GLOBAL

Bucking retailer trend, Starbucks shuts online store

Starbucks, bucking a retailer trend focused on beefing up company-owned online stores, has shut its e-commerce site for the United States in an effort to drive more traffic to stores...

4 Oct 2017

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