Eliminating human-error in industrial manufacturing and retail
Eliminating human-error in industrial manufacturing and retail

In the South African industrial manufacturing and retail industries, businesses are faced with economic pressure and constantly increasing demand...

3 days ago

Brace your business for the festive shopping season
Brace your business for the festive shopping season

2018 has been a year of great retail activity and by August we had reached a technical recession. A recession is two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth...

By Eben Esterhuizen 11 Oct 2018

IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on board
IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on board

European retail giant Carrefour has joined other participants involved in building the IBM Food Trust blockchain network...

11 Oct 2018

Yoco and Kuba join forces to grow small businesses in SA
Yoco and Kuba join forces to grow small businesses in SA

It is widely known that supporting small businesses is one of the key sources for economic growth and community development...

10 Oct 2018

E-commerce needs ERP
E-commerce needs ERP

E-commerce is growing rapidly and many will increase their online spend to get better deals, for its convenience and savings on shipping...

By Bernard Ford 9 Oct 2018

Retail technology - changing buying and delivery methods
Retail technology - changing buying and delivery methods

Insights into the technologies that retailers are investing in, and where retail is headed as these technologies take effect...

By Jacqueline van Eeden 8 Oct 2018

Hisense rolls out new suite of home appliances in SA
Hisense rolls out new suite of home appliances in SA

Hisense, the Chinese multinational appliance and electronics manufacturer, recent strengthened its presence in the South African market by introducing a new range of household appliances.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Oct 2018

Goodbye consumers, hello AI!
Goodbye consumers, hello AI!

The job of branded goods and companies is about to get much harder, says Sandra Burger, business unit manager at The MediaShop...

By Sandra Burger 4 Oct 2018

Growing need for agile super vendors in Africa's apparel industry
Growing need for agile super vendors in Africa's apparel industry

African clothing manufacturers have to become super vendors to reduce lead times and cost better to handle more styles, cater to in-season change and improve the top line and bottom line of their businesses...

26 Sep 2018

Smart checkout tech to exceed $45bn transactions by 2023
Smart checkout tech to exceed $45bn transactions by 2023

Retail spend at frictionless payment stores like Amazon Go will grow from an estimated $253 million in 2018 to over $45 billion by 2023, as retailers strive to eliminate queues...

25 Sep 2018

A simpler, smarter life through AI
A simpler, smarter life through AI

When you think about artificial intelligence and how it will impact our daily life, what are the images you conjure up? Intelligent robot companions that clean and cook and keep you company? A disembodied voice that controls your car...

By Vaughan Rowsell 19 Sep 2018

What's really driving the future of retail?
What's really driving the future of retail?

Many predictions about the future of retailing have been made. These range from the supposed dominance of certain technologies, to increased use of data and analytics...

By Jason Pallant 17 Sep 2018

Uganda's 2ambale targets millennials with speedy e-commerce platform
Uganda's 2ambale targets millennials with speedy e-commerce platform

Ugandan e-commerce startup 2ambale is targeting people between the ages of 21 and 35 with its mobile app, which promises deliveries of orders within one hour...

By Tom Jackson 17 Sep 2018

Delivering a personalised, multi-sensory in-store experience
Delivering a personalised, multi-sensory in-store experience

It's no secret that online shopping is taking off in South Africa. In fact, studies show that the local e-commerce market is expected to reach almost twenty-five million online shoppers by 2021...

By Jaqueline van Eeden 12 Sep 2018

The audience at the Heavy Chef Sextech event of which the first part was presented by Heidi Patmore. Image: Heavy Chef.
#Sextech: Chatbots, sex robots and impact on society (Part 2)

Heavy Chef invited Heidi Patmore, to talk about an incendiary topic: sextech, and how it is irrevocably impacting our lives...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Sep 2018

Nielsen launches virtual shopper research in SA
Nielsen launches virtual shopper research in SA

South Africa has become the first country on the African continent to launch Nielsen's new SmartStore virtual shopper technology...

Issued by Nielsen 12 Sep 2018

SA's growing appetite for convenience an opportunity for retailers, manufacturers
SA's growing appetite for convenience an opportunity for retailers, manufacturers

South African consumers are facing an increasingly stressful, time-starved lifestyle which has created a burgeoning demand for convenient solutions that can help simplify their lives...

12 Sep 2018

Prepping for the Black Friday digital demand
Prepping for the Black Friday digital demand

In preparation for Black Friday, retailers need to scale their systems, leverage big data analytics and tools and capitalise on an exceptional customer experience well before the manic shopping event hits...

11 Sep 2018

Smartphones and panel TVs lift South Africa's consumer tech market in Q2 2018
Smartphones and panel TVs lift South Africa's consumer tech market in Q2 2018

Revenues in South Africa's technical consumer goods market climbed 8% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018...

Issued by GfK South Africa 11 Sep 2018

Online spend in SA will hit R45bn in 2018, and consumers are shopping the globe
Online spend in SA will hit R45bn in 2018, and consumers are shopping the globe

South Africans are forecasted to spend over R45 billion online this year, with over 60% making a purchase from an overseas retailer...

11 Sep 2018

SA payments startup Yoco raises $16m in funding
SA payments startup Yoco raises $16m in funding

South African-based Point of Sale payments provider, Yoco, has raised $16million in a Series B funding round led by Partech, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley...

7 Sep 2018

How to use tech to drive innovation in traditional retail
How to use tech to drive innovation in traditional retail

For years, the threat of online shopping to brick-and-mortar has dominated the conversation in retail. The 2010s saw technological devices become more savvy and buying things online became easy...

By Sebastian Isaac 6 Sep 2018

Heidi Patmore, a tech marketing consultant up on the Heavy Chef stage. Image supplied by Heavy Chef.
#Sextech: Smart condoms, KinkBNB and VR porn (Part 1)

Heavy Chef invited Heidi Patmore, to talk about an incendiary topic: sextech, and how it is irrevocably impacting our lives...

By Juanita Pienaar 5 Sep 2018

Demand for affordable, cross-border payments drives innovation in Africa
Demand for affordable, cross-border payments drives innovation in Africa

The future of payments ecosystems is taking shape in Africa as the continent paves the way for innovation that brings together retail, banking, financial services and mobile technology...

3 Sep 2018

Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards 2018 winners revealed
Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards 2018 winners revealed

Takealot cleaned up at this year's Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards, bagging four of the 14 awards presented, including the coveted E-commerce Service of the Year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Aug 2018

7 ways to create in-store experiences that drive traffic and sales
7 ways to create in-store experiences that drive traffic and sales

Competition in the retail industry is fiercer than ever. Between e-commerce sites and subscription services, consumers have plenty of choices when it comes to where they spend their time and money...

By Higor Torchia 31 Aug 2018

KZN Manufacturing Indaba explores opportunities for growth and innovation
KZN Manufacturing Indaba explores opportunities for growth and innovation

Provincial manufacturers and businesses assembled in Durban at the Kwazulu Natal Manufacturing Indaba to explore growth opportunities, discover the latest manufacturing incentives and trends...

31 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: The woman behind PayU South Africa
#WomensMonth: The woman behind PayU South Africa

Karen Nadasen, CEO of PayU South Africa, is regularly described as one of South Africa's most inspiring women in tech, nominated for IT Personality of the Year 2017...

By Evan-Lee Courie 30 Aug 2018

The "end" of the shopkeeper (and other retail trends)
The "end" of the shopkeeper (and other retail trends)

Self-service retail is swooping across the globe; from online shopping to self-checkout, there's a growing trend in retail environments that focuses on driving efficient and seamless processes to enhance service and CX...

By Wynand Smit 29 Aug 2018

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