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#MobileCommerce: From search to checkout, the top 5 features likely to make your user tap "buy now"
#MobileCommerce: From search to checkout, the top 5 features likely to make your user tap "buy now"

Mobile, and increasingly apps, are core to the success of any retailer's strategy through all stages of the path to purchase or shopping customer's experience...

By Lynette Hundermark 1 day ago

Panasonic reveals new SA headquarters in Cape Town
Panasonic reveals new SA headquarters in Cape Town

Panasonic South Africa, a local subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, unveiled its new Cape Town offices last week...

1 day ago

Rising import food bill a challenge for poorer countries
Rising import food bill a challenge for poorer countries

The world food import bill has broadly tripled since 2000 to reach $1.43tn in 2017, while it has risen around fivefold for countries that are the most vulnerable to food shortages...

10 Jul 2018

User-coaching yoga pants will give you a buzz
User-coaching yoga pants will give you a buzz

When you're practising yoga in a class, there's an instructor who can guide you through each pose. When you're doing it on your own, however, you pretty much just have to hope you're getting it right...

By Ben Coxworth 10 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: The last mile digitised, democratised and on-demand
#MobileCommerce: The last mile digitised, democratised and on-demand

It's no secret, in the digital age shoppers want what we want when we want it...

By Bronwyn Williams 10 Jul 2018

#AgriMarkets: Soya bean remains at the heart of US-China trade war
#AgriMarkets: Soya bean remains at the heart of US-China trade war

Soya bean production remains at the heart of the US-China trade war, hence prices were under pressure on Friday (6 July 2018) on the back of the introduction of tariffs. For context, China is the world's largest soya bean consumer and heavily reliant on imports.

By Wandile Sihlobo 9 Jul 2018

How high streets and shopping malls face a 'domino effect' from major store closures
How high streets and shopping malls face a 'domino effect' from major store closures

Traditional retail is in the centre of a storm - and British department store chain House of Fraser is the latest to succumb to the tempest. The company plans to close 31 of its 59 shops - including its flagship store in Oxford Street, London...

By Omar Toulan and Niccolò Pisani 9 Jul 2018

Edcon bids farewell to Boardmans and Red Square brands
Edcon bids farewell to Boardmans and Red Square brands

Boardmans and Red Square cosmetics stores will soon be no longer as Edcon intensifies its focus on the Edgars brand in a bid to win back shoppers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Jul 2018

Is the concentrates market 'hydrating' South African consumers?
Is the concentrates market 'hydrating' South African consumers?

Insight Survey's latest SA Concentrates Industry Landscape Report 2018 deliberates the global and local concentrates markets based on the latest information and research.

Issued by Insight Survey 9 Jul 2018

How safe are tap and go payments?
How safe are tap and go payments?

Banks and retailers are increasingly adopting tap and go or contactless card payments and consumers, who have access to the technology-enabled cards, are benefitting from the efficiency and ease that it offers...

9 Jul 2018

#FairnessFirst: Seeing red over the 'pink tax' problem
#FairnessFirst: Seeing red over the 'pink tax' problem

'Pink tax' has been doing the rounds for decades. Here's why consumers are seeing red about paying more for anything sold to females...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jul 2018

Informal traders march over By-law amendments
Informal traders march over By-law amendments

Hundreds of informal traders marched to the City Hall in Durban on Friday over new regulations they say will deprive them from earning a living...

By Nomfundo Xolo 6 Jul 2018

#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing
#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing

Whether you are a retailer, brand or manufacturer, the need to proactively manage social compliance issues in your supply chain has never been greater...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jul 2018

Meet the Maker: Durbanville Distillery
Meet the Maker: Durbanville Distillery

The distillery as it turns out is not run as part of the wine estate, but rather as a separate entity which allows for them to focus on their distinctive gin and distillation process...

By Samantha Snedorf 6 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: How to manage sustainable omnichannel growth in retail
#MobileCommerce: How to manage sustainable omnichannel growth in retail

In today's consumer landscape, customers can shop from anywhere at any time. The proliferation of technology-driven purchasing means retailers are expected to keep up with the always-connected, digital-savvy shoppers...

By Mark Thomson 6 Jul 2018

Scan Retail's new product impresses Madex 2018 visitors
Scan Retail's new product impresses Madex 2018 visitors

Scan Retail exhibited at the recent Marketing, Advertising & Design Expo (Madex). The company showcased a new display product that has useful applications in retail: the Fabric Pop-up System...

Issued by Scan Retail 6 Jul 2018

TFG and FEDISA launch technology lab
TFG and FEDISA launch technology lab

Global fashion retailer TFG and prominent fashion school FEDISA have partnered to create a technology lab for aspiring fashion professionals...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 6 Jul 2018

African entrepreneurs join Alibaba's eFounders Fellowship in China
African entrepreneurs join Alibaba's eFounders Fellowship in China

Twenty-nine (29) African entrepreneurs have completed the two-week eFounders Fellowship programme in China, an initiative run by Alibaba and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development...

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Jul 2018

Screenshot, @9GAG via Instagram
KFC South Africa's hilarious World Cup ad hits 9GAG

Congrats, KFC South Africa, you're now 9GAG famous...

By Andy Walker 5 Jul 2018

AGT Foods Africa expands focus to launch superfoods
AGT Foods Africa expands focus to launch superfoods

AGT Foods Africa has announced that it will soon be hopping on the superfoods trend with the launch of its own line of superfoods...

5 Jul 2018

#COSMOFest2018 to showcase the latest fashion and beauty trends
#COSMOFest2018 to showcase the latest fashion and beauty trends

The two-day fashion and beauty event #COSMOFest will be held at the Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town on 27-28 July 2018. This year's event will be split into fashion and beauty-dedicated segments.

5 Jul 2018

Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene
Guarantees secured for VBS depositors

The Reserve Bank has secured a guarantee for retail deposits of up to R100,000 per depositor, for VBS Mutual Bank retail depositors...

5 Jul 2018

Beyond pink and blue: the quiet rise of gender-neutral toys
Beyond pink and blue: the quiet rise of gender-neutral toys

Amid a downturn in global toy sales, Australia's Toys 'R' Us stores going into voluntary administration and closure of the firm's American and UK arms, a quiet revolution is under way in the toy world...

By Jason Bainbridge 5 Jul 2018

Tesco-Carrefour alliance promises to cut costs through joint buying power
Tesco-Carrefour alliance promises to cut costs through joint buying power

The announcement by Tesco and Carrefour that they will enter into a long-term, strategic alliance is the latest in a series of consolidation between the major grocery retailers in Western Europe...

5 Jul 2018

Networking and trade opportunities abound at second Global Trade Show
Networking and trade opportunities abound at second Global Trade Show

Business opportunities exhibition Global Trade Show of Networking and Matchmaking South Africa 2018 (GTS2018) is back for a second year...

5 Jul 2018

How consumer trends are transforming executive DNA
How consumer trends are transforming executive DNA

Executive DNA is not immutable. Requirements shift. Profiles change. Business needs and economic conditions are obvious drivers, but societal factors, technology developments and the spirit of the times play a major role in how executives see themselves, their role and priorities...

By Annelize van Rensburg 4 Jul 2018

PIWOSA'S #LiquidArt to showcase at Cape Wine 2018
PIWOSA'S #LiquidArt to showcase at Cape Wine 2018

The Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa showcases #LiquidArt: a programme of innovative events during Cape Wine 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre between 12 and 14 September...

4 Jul 2018

Rhodes Quality partners with culinary darling Zola Nene for winter campaign
Rhodes Quality partners with culinary darling Zola Nene for winter campaign

Packaged food brand Rhodes Quality has teamed up with celebrity chef and food stylist, Zola Nene, for its latest online campaign 'For the Love of Winter'.

4 Jul 2018

Woolies celebrates #Mandela100 with 3 cause-related products
Woolies celebrates #Mandela100 with 3 cause-related products

Marking the centenary year of Nelson Mandela's birth, Woolworths has launched three cause-related products...

4 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: Step into the future with mobile
#MobileCommerce: Step into the future with mobile

When mobile phones hit the market in South Africa around 1994, there was a sentiment by many that, having lived life quite effectively without these devices, they simply did not need one...

By Dave Nemeth 4 Jul 2018

#IFE2018: In the business of franchising, talk to the numbers
#IFE2018: In the business of franchising, talk to the numbers

What really counts is money. It is why people are in business and for franchisers, this means guiding their franchisee on the franchise runway to achieving their goals...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Jul 2018

Spar Western Cape ups the ante in fighting plastic problem, announces plastic free day
Spar Western Cape ups the ante in fighting plastic problem, announces plastic free day

Spar in the Western Cape and Namibia have actively re-aligned themselves even more assertively in the fight to reduce and eventually stop the sale of plastic shopping bags...

Issued by Spar Western Cape 4 Jul 2018

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