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Free Wi-Fi brings marketing returns for retailers

Free Wi-Fi is more than just keeping clients longer at a coffee shop or charging for every megabyte of usage for retailers' ISP to collect revenue...

By Prashil Gareeb 24 Mar 2017

#SeamlessAfrica: Tackling the omnichannel retail reality

‘Omnichannel' is not merely a business buzzword, it's the new retail reality. Amanda Herson, e-commerce director for the Cape Union Mart Group, shared her thoughts...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Mar 2017

#SeamlessAfrica: A masterclass in millennial engagement and retention

Millennials are known to be tech-savvy, socially engaged, have zero tolerance for delays and are always on the go...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Mar 2017

Adopt an omnichannel retail strategy or risk closure

Italist.com CEO, Diego Abba, was one of the opening keynote speakers at the Seamless Africa conference (future of payments, e-commerce & retail) in Cape Town...

16 Mar 2017

#eComConfex: A crash course in cross-border e-commerce

As the CEO of the continent's largest online shopping platform, Nigeria-born Chris Folayan knows a thing or two about creating online experiences...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Feb 2017

Shoprite's overall sales up 14% to R71.3bn

Whitey Basson ended his run as Shoprite CEO on a high note, the grocery chain's interim results released on Tuesday morning showed...

By Robert Laing 22 Feb 2017

How big supermarket chains in southern Africa keep out small suppliers

Effective competition in the supermarket industry is important because it has far-reaching implications for consumers and suppliers...

By Reena das Nair 22 Feb 2017

Holidays essential for entrepreneurs

As many entrepreneurs contemplate taking a holiday or skipping the break and catching up on work, current thinking indicates that the break will provide more than relaxation and bonding time; it can also provide perspective...

23 Dec 2016

Engen boosts customer convenience with water, biltong bars

Engen has been busy trialling two fresh new in store concepts in selected outlets as a three-month trial, prior to extending the offerings across Southern African countries...

10 Nov 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Organic supermarket opens in Nigeria

A New Earth, a boutique organic and eco-living store based in Beirut, Lebanon, recently announced its opening in Lagos, Nigeria. The expansion is testament to the owners' belief in moving towards a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable way of living.

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2016

Organic, eco-living store opens in Nigeria

A New Earth is a boutique supermarket that first opened its doors on July 1, 2009, in Beirut, Lebanon and is now in Nigeria...

3 Oct 2016

Shoprite profit growth outpaces sales‚ despite hold on increases

Grocery chain Shoprite grew profit faster than sales despite holding food price increases below inflation, CEO Whitey Basson said in its results statement on Tuesday...

By Robert Laing 23 Aug 2016

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 177: Amanda Cromhout and Marketing Mix Shopper Path to Purchase 2016

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 9 June 2016, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Amanda Cromhout from Truth...

8 Jun 2016

#TRENDING: Best new products this year

I think I've discovered my Best New Product of the Year for 2016 already: a cat collar that makes your cat 'talk' back...

By Louise Marsland 23 May 2016

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International

Woolworths to combine Country Road Group and David Jones into one group

Woolworths is combining its Australian subsidiaries Country Road Group and David Jones into one group called WHL Australasia, it said on Friday morning.

By Robert Laing 2 days ago

China's Alibaba to set up logistics hub in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Alibaba and Malaysia announced on Wednesday that they will set up a logistics and e-commerce hub in the Southeast Asian country to boost small and medium-sized companies, a first for the internet giant outside China.

23 Mar 2017

Zara owner Inditex profits up on international drive

CORUNNA, Spain - Spain's fashion retail giant Inditex, owner of popular brand Zara, said on Wednesday that its drive to expand internationally helped push up profits last year.

17 Mar 2017

Everything you need to know about getting a customs clearance

If you're new to importing goods into the United States, you may be overwhelmed with the sheer amount of information you need to read to ensure you're complying with the country's laws and regulations. But here are some customs clearance FAQs that may be able to help you get started in the right direction.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 10 Mar 2017

Saint Laurent ordered to remove 'degrading' posters

PARIS - France's advertising regulator has ordered fashion house Saint Laurent to remove posters of extremely thin models in "degrading" poses after an outcry over their appearance around Paris.

9 Mar 2017

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