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Naspers makes cutting its stock's discount a priority
Naspers makes cutting its stock's discount a priority

Naspers was taking measures to reduce its stock's significant discount to fair value, largely the result of capital outflows from SA, CEO Bob van Dijk told investors in New York on Tuesday...

By Nick Hedley 11 hours ago

Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app
Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app

Port Harcourt-based startup Touchabl has launched its app, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable people search and shop for items in any picture just by touching it...

1 day ago

Alcohol delivery service Jumia Party launches in Ghana
Alcohol delivery service Jumia Party launches in Ghana

Jumia Food and Pernod-Ricard Ghana have joined forces to launch Jumia Party - a one-hour alcohol delivery service app that gives Accra users access to a marketplace of spirits...

2 days ago

Changing face of retail presents opportunity for the wine trade
Changing face of retail presents opportunity for the wine trade

Embrace the chaos brought by the mobile phone-fueled digital age and look to Portugal for a road map to success in the USA...

8 Dec 2017

Consumer electronics sales soar in South Africa during Black Friday week
Consumer electronics sales soar in South Africa during Black Friday week

South African retailers saw strong sales during the week of Black Friday this year. Panel television unit sales experienced 47% growth and smartphone sales leaped 63% compared to the same week in 2016...

Issued by GfK South Africa 8 Dec 2017

Excellent growth potential in SA's R43bn Private Label retail category
Excellent growth potential in SA's R43bn Private Label retail category

Despite tough trading conditions off the back of low economic growth and curbed consumer confidence there is still room for growth within South Africa's R43bn *Private Label retail category...

Issued by Nielsen 8 Dec 2017

Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable
Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties...

By Gabriella Mulligan 8 Dec 2017

Black Friday trumps Cyber Monday: BankservAfrica
Black Friday trumps Cyber Monday: BankservAfrica

Black Friday proved to be more popular than Cyber Monday this year, says automated payments clearing house BankservAfrica...

7 Dec 2017

Take-out trends in SA's major metropoles
Take-out trends in SA's major metropoles

Joburg and Durban beat Cape Town and Pretoria as the cities that order the most chicken during the working week. While trend-conscious Cape Town chose sushi as its lunchtime delivery of choice...

7 Dec 2017

Amazon claims record-breaking Australia launch
Amazon claims record-breaking Australia launch

Amazon's Australia launch was the company's biggest-ever opening day for orders, the US giant said on Wednesday, but some shoppers were underwhelmed...

7 Dec 2017

Retailers brace as Amazon launches in Australia
Retailers brace as Amazon launches in Australia

US internet giant Amazon launched in Australia on Tuesday in time for Christmas, with retailers scrambling to cut costs and boost their online offerings...

6 Dec 2017

Read online shop launches
Read online shop launches

The READ Educational Trust in conjunction with Reading Matters has launched into the e-commerce space with The Read online shop...

5 Dec 2017

African expansion "massive focus" for SA's Quicket in 2018
African expansion "massive focus" for SA's Quicket in 2018

South African online ticketing startup Quicket has a "massive focus" on expanding to other African countries next year as it looks to create a truly pan-African solution for events...

By Tom Jackson 4 Dec 2017

Why a Black Friday sale product actually costs more!
Why a Black Friday sale product actually costs more!

A shopper was shocked to find that the price of a product had increased on Black Friday when he visited digital retailer Takealot.com...

30 Nov 2017

Top tips for a rocking online festive retail campaign
Top tips for a rocking online festive retail campaign

When it comes to drawing people into their stores this festive season, retailers may face increased competition, but they also have a wider array of tools...

By Linah Maigurira 30 Nov 2017

Retail Capital is awarding a brand makeover to one lucky SME
Retail Capital is awarding a brand makeover to one lucky SME

Retail Capital is giving SMEs an opportunity to win a makeover to build their brand with an investment of R250,000...

30 Nov 2017

Black Friday 2017 marked Superbalist's biggest trading day yet
Black Friday 2017 marked Superbalist's biggest trading day yet

Fast fashion online retailer, Superbalist, has reported that Black Friday 2017 has gone down in history as its biggest trading day so far...

29 Nov 2017

Vincent Magwenya
Imagining the possibilities of an Africanised Black Friday

Black Friday has come and gone, with popular consumer products ranging from food items and electronic devices to furniture items flying off the shelves at bargain prices.

By Vincent Magwenya 28 Nov 2017

A look back at Black Friday
A look back at Black Friday

Black Friday saw scores of consumers queuing from the early hours of the morning to take full advantage of a range of specials, from gadgets to clothing and household contents...

27 Nov 2017

Why websites buckled under consumer pressure
Why websites buckled under consumer pressure

Dion Wired, Takealot.com, Incredible Connection, Virgin Active and Toys R Us were just some of the websites that were hit with outages on Black Friday...

By David Nel 27 Nov 2017

Black Friday gets claws into SA's net shoppers
Black Friday gets claws into SA's net shoppers

No country embraces Black Friday more than South Africa, if international discounts website picodi.com's statistics are anything to go by...

By Wendy Knowler 24 Nov 2017

US stores get creative to battle e-commerce
US stores get creative to battle e-commerce

The photo op with Santa Claus has long been a holiday mainstay for American children. But this year, shopping malls in several states are scheduling glamour shots for man's best friend...

24 Nov 2017

Gearing up for the Black Friday frenzy
Gearing up for the Black Friday frenzy

Black Friday has become a highly anticipated event for retailers and customers alike. Originally marked in the US to denote the beginning of the Christmas shopping season...

By Stefan Salzer 22 Nov 2017

SA's WumDrop acquired by Makro
SA's WumDrop acquired by Makro

Cash and carry chain store Makro has acquired a majority stake in South African last mile delivery startup WumDrop, in a move that will allow it to speed up delivery of orders...

By Tom Jackson 22 Nov 2017

Local retailers pin hopes on Black Friday sales
Local retailers pin hopes on Black Friday sales

Despite a dire political and economic environment, retailers are upbeat about Black Friday sales and Christmas spending...

By Michelle Gumede 21 Nov 2017

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy
BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017

Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday
Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Retailers and consumers alike are readying themselves for snaking queues and extended shopping hours in-store and online this Black Friday, falling on 24 November this year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Nov 2017

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Airlines urged to embrace e-commerce

African airlines have been urged to embrace e-commerce and digital technologies to become more profitable...

By Peterson Tumwebaze 17 Nov 2017

Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend
Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend

The food industry is changing, with some restaurant owners forgoing physical retail spaces and instead opting to trade solely online...

17 Nov 2017

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