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Facebook Messenger's golden opportunities for retailers
Facebook Messenger's golden opportunities for retailers

Facebook Messenger offers some exciting options for marketers and it seems Facebook knows it...

By Megan Hollis 1 day ago

How technology is transforming South African retail
How technology is transforming South African retail

While you'd be forgiven for thinking that the future of retail is solely online, actually, the offline world has just as much to offer...

By Vincent Naigeon 14 Jul 2017

Scientists have found a way to give you more pasta for less money
Scientists have found a way to give you more pasta for less money

Easy to dismantle and transport, highly customisable, and far more affordable than traditional homeware, the advent of flat-pack furniture has come with a host of benefits...

By Lindsay Samson 13 Jul 2017

The future of manufacturing lies in IoT investment
The future of manufacturing lies in IoT investment

Manufacturing today is no longer simply about making physical products but about finding new ways to create and capture value for the end user...

By Mike Vincent 11 Jul 2017

Five factors successful e-commerce players have in common
Five factors successful e-commerce players have in common

A new report from Forrester has identified five key success factors for e-commerce businesses as they plan, launch or expand their organisations...

10 Jul 2017

Sureswipe enables two-second payment transactions
Sureswipe enables two-second payment transactions

South African financial technology company, Sureswipe, has announced a new integrated payment and POS solution that boasts 2-second transaction speed...

7 Jul 2017

Two major Chinese expos set to deepen trade relations
Two major Chinese expos set to deepen trade relations

The China Homelife Fair and co-located China Machinex will offer a meeting ground for business opportunities...

5 Jul 2017

Primedia Outdoor system isolates consumer ‘convergence nodes' in Gaborone
Primedia Outdoor system isolates consumer ‘convergence nodes' in Gaborone

Primedia Outdoor has developed a system that combines GIS technology with population data and consumer insights to isolate consumer ‘convergence nodes'...

5 Jul 2017

RCS Group joins forces with Echangeur for inaugural Retail Summit
RCS Group joins forces with Echangeur for inaugural Retail Summit

RCS Group, owned by BNP Paribas Personal Finance, hosted two sessions of the Retail Summit in Cape Town and Johannesburg...

30 Jun 2017

Manage laundry remotely through LG app
Manage laundry remotely through LG app

LG has launched six new models from the Titan range of washing machines, featuring SmartThinQ technology, which allows consumers to connect via Wi-Fi...

29 Jun 2017

Research reveals key drivers of sharing economy
Research reveals key drivers of sharing economy

A new whitepaper reveals the key drivers of the ever growing sharing economy, outlining the challenges and future opportunities surrounding it...

28 Jun 2017

Packaging needs bold, agile, visionary thinking
Packaging needs bold, agile, visionary thinking

The packaging for the future requires bold, agile, visionary thinking beyond the aisle. It requires innovative designing for the experience and not just shelf impact...

28 Jun 2017

Understanding digital transformation in a manufacturing context
Understanding digital transformation in a manufacturing context

While previous industrial revolutions were focused on mass production, “Industry 4.0” will be more focussed on flexible production, to meet the growing demand for more personalised, customised products...

Issued by Pyrotec 28 Jun 2017

Seamless data integration key in differentiating e-commerce customer experience
Seamless data integration key in differentiating e-commerce customer experience

Online spend is forecasted to grow to over R53bn by 2018 according to the PayPal and Ipsos third annual cross-border commerce report...

By Kerry Hope 23 Jun 2017

Checkers Little Shop adds an AR app
Checkers Little Shop adds an AR app

Checkers has added a specially developed augmented reality app to its second collection of Little Shop mini products...

23 Jun 2017

Introducing MobyMart, the autonomous grocery store on wheels
Introducing MobyMart, the autonomous grocery store on wheels

If you're currently in Shanghai, China, you might spot an odd-looking, unstaffed and driverless vehicle roaming the streets...

By Lindsay Samson 20 Jun 2017

Senegal's corner shops go digital to track trade
Senegal's corner shops go digital to track trade

Corner shops, markets and street traders are still the traditional way most Senegalese do their shopping, but micro-businesses are turning to digital means of tracking clients...

19 Jun 2017

Tech innovation ushering in new era of retail in South Africa
Tech innovation ushering in new era of retail in South Africa

Already, South African retailers and shopping centres have openly embraced the technological boom but more is on the cards...

15 Jun 2017

How beacon technology delivers a truly data-driven customer experience
How beacon technology delivers a truly data-driven customer experience

You know what shoppers are doing online - but do you know what they are doing in-store? Consumers are increasingly using digital technology...

By Colleen Rose 14 Jun 2017

#FreshOnTheShelf: Touch Cardio the latest addition to TomTom wearables
#FreshOnTheShelf: Touch Cardio the latest addition to TomTom wearables

The TomTom Touch Cardio is the new addition to the company's range of popular wearables...

13 Jun 2017

From harvesting fungi from the body to hormone-infused cocktails, are these the products of the future?
From harvesting fungi from the body to hormone-infused cocktails, are these the products of the future?

Stories, both books and film, have a way of predicting the future - from The Simpsons predicting Donald Trump's presidency to I, Robot's driverless cars...

13 Jun 2017

Futurist Graeme Codrington on leading in a changing world
Futurist Graeme Codrington on leading in a changing world

Futurist, strategist, author and academic, Graeme Codrington, addressed the Western Cape Chapter of the SACSC...

13 Jun 2017

For next-gen digital retail, think security first
For next-gen digital retail, think security first

South African retailers have long lagged their counterparts in the U.S. and Europe in terms of embracing new digital channels to improve business operations and marketing...

By Morag Saunders 13 Jun 2017

Spree launches image search, similar style shopping app feature
Spree launches image search, similar style shopping app feature

Spree has launched an image search or similar style shopping app feature that identifies clothing or footwear seen in photos and images and finds users something similar...

9 Jun 2017

Waste to Food: PnP cutting down on food waste through innovative project
Waste to Food: PnP cutting down on food waste through innovative project

Food waste costs the South African economy more than R61 billion annually. A sustainable solution has been developed in the form of Waste to Food, an innovative business process that converts excess organic waste into...

8 Jun 2017

Blockchain seen as tool in food safety
Blockchain seen as tool in food safety

The food industry is turning to the same technology used by virtual currencies to strengthen food safety and inventory management by tracking meats and crops...

6 Jun 2017

New program has Wal-Mart workers making home deliveries
New program has Wal-Mart workers making home deliveries

Want something from Wal-Mart? Employees may soon bring it right to your doorstep...

6 Jun 2017

Cloud-based retail gets closer to the ground
Cloud-based retail gets closer to the ground

Once the darling of the US retail industry, Sears has become a poster-child of what happens when poor strategy meets brutal levels of digital disruption...

By Mpumi Nhlapo 2 Jun 2017

This footwear startup is using 3D imaging technology to give you the perfect fit
This footwear startup is using 3D imaging technology to give you the perfect fit

How comfortable are the shoes you are wearing right now? A tad too tight? According to a study by the College of Podiatry in the U.K., most people are walking around in shoes...

By Lindsay Samson 1 Jun 2017

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