Cybercellar launches subscription service curated by SA wine fundis
Cybercellar launches subscription service curated by SA wine fundis

Online wine retailer Cybercellar has launched a new wine subscription service called Liquid Social, allowing customers to purchase a package of wine which is delivered to them on a monthly or quarterly basis...

3 days ago

SA's Picadoo formalising the African haircare industry
SA's Picadoo formalising the African haircare industry

Johannesburg-based startup Picadoo is bidding to formalise Africa's haircare industry via its online marketplace that helps users find local salons and book appointments...

By Tom Jackson 1 Aug 2018

Ticketpro kiosks to be rolled out in Spar stores nationwide
Ticketpro kiosks to be rolled out in Spar stores nationwide

A new, exclusive partnership between Spar and South African ticketing company Ticketpro will see customer kiosks being rolled out in Spar stores nationwide...

30 Jul 2018

A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market
A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market

The Pantry Market, offering ethically produced, sustainable products in a plastic-free zone, is the newest neighbour on the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank's art and design district...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2018

Pay@Pep allows customers to pay for flights in Pep stores nationwide
Pay@Pep allows customers to pay for flights in Pep stores nationwide

Travelstart and Pep have partnered to deliver a service that enables customers to pay for flights in more than 600 Pep stores nationwide...

25 Jul 2018

Amanda Stops, CEO for the South African Council of Shopping Centres.
SACSC 2018 will focus on innovation

This year the 2018 SACSC will bring delegates up to speed with the latest trends and research findings by industry experts both national and international and will focus on innovation...

25 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

Retail tech innovation trends unpacked at annual RCS Summit
Retail tech innovation trends unpacked at annual RCS Summit

The latest technological innovations shaking up the retail sector across the globe were revealed at the second RCS Retail Summit, held in Cape Town and Johannesburg this week...

29 Jun 2018

The Scorecard Solution to in-store credit risk analysis
The Scorecard Solution to in-store credit risk analysis

In the United States, many retail brands including Amazon Prime, Macy's, Target and GAP, have adopted the use of in-store credit cards. These retail cards create a symbiotic relationship between the companies which provide them and the consumers which use them...

Issued by OLSPS Analytics 28 Jun 2018

HomeFixer teams up with Hirsch's for simplified home improvement
HomeFixer teams up with Hirsch's for simplified home improvement

Local home improvement app, HomeFixer, has entered into a partnership with Hirsch's, a popular South African independent home appliances and furniture store...

12 Jun 2018

Fasa Awards honour SA's leaders in franchising
Fasa Awards honour SA's leaders in franchising

The Franchise Association of South Africa's (Fasa) Awards for Excellence in Franchising held recently, saw health food brand Kauai walk off with multiple awards including the coveted title of Franchisor of the Year...

11 Jun 2018

Fed up with always being in the slow queue? That's why queues are being 'designed out'
Fed up with always being in the slow queue? That's why queues are being 'designed out'

Whether it is lining up to pay for your groceries or making a bank transaction, time costs money. As businesses become aware of the costs of waiting, they are looking at innovative ways to reduce these expenses by "designing out" queues...

By Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer 8 Jun 2018

The allure of community markets as social shopping hubs
The allure of community markets as social shopping hubs

Traditional retail has become one of the most competitive business landscapes, but one of the sectors that appear to continue attracting high numbers of visitors is the local community market...

8 Jun 2018

Kenyan startup Tanda launches inventory-management solution
Kenyan startup Tanda launches inventory-management solution

Kenyan startup Tanda, which makes it easier to run a shop by allowing shop owners to order and manage their inventory, has formally launched after a four-month pilot...

By Tom Jackson 6 Jun 2018

Taking telecoms to the next level: Who needs a long-term contract?
Taking telecoms to the next level: Who needs a long-term contract?

The average South African has experienced the sheer frustration that comes as part of the service provider package once you sign on the dotted line, especially when it comes to telecoms service providers...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Jun 2018

New parcel service takes on Post Office
New parcel service takes on Post Office

Pep has launched a new service called Paxi (as in 'parcel taxi') which allows consumers, agents, suppliers, and institutions to send, collect, and return parcels to over 2,000 Pep store Paxi collection points...

7 May 2018

The innovative independent retail trade
The innovative independent retail trade

The independent retail trade is a robust environment and one that has grown three times faster than the corporate channel...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 May 2018

Belinda Clur, managing director of Clur Research International. Image supplied.
Uptick in Shopping Centre Sales

The uptick in shopping centre sales out of negative territory is continuing according to report...

26 Apr 2018

Natural, healthy dog treats to your door with Wolf and Women
Natural, healthy dog treats to your door with Wolf and Women

Wolf and Women is a South African subscription box service that specialises in natural, healthy treats for dogs. Biodegradable treat boxes are delivered to the customer's door containing 30 formulated one-a-day treats...

17 Apr 2018

New research reveals traditional retailers intensify focus on omnichannel approach
New research reveals traditional retailers intensify focus on omnichannel approach

A new study finds that traditional 'bricks and mortar' retailers are seeking to buttress their ailing offline-store activities with the development of integrated online engagement channels...

10 Apr 2018

Tiger Brands' failed attempt to manage the listeriosis crisis is costing them severely
Tiger Brands' failed attempt to manage the listeriosis crisis is costing them severely

Failing to plan for a reputational crisis happens more often than it is comfortable to think about. Lunice Johnston writes about what steps are crucial to successfully handling a reputational crisis...

By Lunice Johnston 27 Mar 2018

Impact of VAT increase on point-of-sale developers
Impact of VAT increase on point-of-sale developers

A lot has been written about the impact of the looming VAT increase on the ordinary South African, but not so much on how this will affect technology vendors, particularly point-of-sale developers...

27 Mar 2018

Nicholas Haralambous
#ECMA18: It's not an apocalypse, it's a retail revolution

As store closures continue across the globe, we're witnessing the demise of physical retail as we know it...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Mar 2018

Classism in South Africa: What's happening in our shops?
Classism in South Africa: What's happening in our shops?

As much as we hate to admit it classism is still very much alive and well in South Africa, particularly within our retail sector. Devan Moonsamy unpacks the term classism and how organisations can train it out so that they are able to be a more inclusive...

By Devan Moonsamy 20 Mar 2018

Toys R Us and Babies R Us SA to present revamp of its high-tech Canal Walk store
Toys R Us and Babies R Us SA to present revamp of its high-tech Canal Walk store

Toys R Us and Babies R Us SA, invests further in store upgrades, with the revamp of its soon-to-be-unveiled flagship, high tech Canal Walk store...

19 Mar 2018

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

South Africans are sentimental spenders - Mastercard Love Index
South Africans are sentimental spenders - Mastercard Love Index

South Africans continue to say "I love you" by investing in experiences over material goods, as new data shows sentimental spending has increased by 50% since 2015...

13 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: The new rules of retail
#BizTrends2018: The new rules of retail

If you're searching for proof that retail as we know it is changing, look no further than Shanghai's 24-hour, unstaffed, self-driving grocery store...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Jan 2018

How the filling station will evolve in a high-tech future
How the filling station will evolve in a high-tech future

The petroleum retail industry has evolved over the past three decades - in terms of structure, layout, ownership and technologies...

By Louise Steenekamp 24 Jan 2018

Let's aim for sustainable, GDP-boosting luxury in 2018
Let's aim for sustainable, GDP-boosting luxury in 2018

In a world where disposable, mass-produced goods of dubious quality are wreaking havoc on the environment, there is a growing place for luxury goods...

By Grace Mumo 22 Jan 2018

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