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#AfricaMonth: Driving Ugandan vehicle manufacturing

Kiira Motors Corporation is a presidential initiative for automotive manufacturing in Uganda. The company has three successful vehicle prototypes under its belt, including Africa's first solar bus...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2016

The Chewbacca mask and the power of social media in retail
The Chewbacca mask and the power of social media in retail

Social media can be retail brand building - and sales - gold. Just look at the case of the Chewbacca mask that Candace Payne bought from Kohl's last week...

By Sarah Britten 25 May 2016

Forget cost management, think value management
Forget cost management, think value management

As a business, it has always been wise to regularly look back and reflect on progress (or the lack thereof), and to then take stock of the current trajectory...

By Kate Stubbs 24 May 2016

Catterbox
#TRENDING: Best new products this year

I think I've discovered my Best New Product of the Year for 2016 already: a cat collar that makes your cat 'talk' back...

By Louise Marsland 23 May 2016

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#InTouch2016: Digital opportunity in the automotive arena

Michael Frans, head of business operations: automotive at T-Systems South Africa...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2016

KoAnn Skrzyniarz
#SB16CPT: Sustainable Brands welcomes CT to the fold

KoAnn Skrzyniarz, founder and CEO of Sustainable Brands, set the scene for the conference that kicked off this past weekend.

By Sindy Peters 16 May 2016

What marketers need to know about mobile & search and how that changes retail
What marketers need to know about mobile & search and how that changes retail

At any given moment (micro moment) people are searching for content online based on their intent. It's no longer about the best TV campaign, the best banner campaign, homepage takeover, the best AD campaign...

By Dee Stephens 11 May 2016

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When retailers and brands tell the biggest lies

The most powerful currency that cuts through all of the world's most lucrative business deals and transactions is the value of trust, not money. Money is a by-product of creating trust...

By Bandile Ndzishe 10 May 2016

Good old-fashioned customer care tips that will set your franchise apart
Good old-fashioned customer care tips that will set your franchise apart

There's a great story about how an employee at one of the famous American Trader Joe's stores went the extra mile in terms of service, not because they had to, but because it was the right thing to do...

By Aki Kalliatakis 10 May 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Using big data to stay ahead in the retail industry

Not wanting to lose customers to online shopping, traditional retailers around the world are turning to big data and analytics to employ technology that will give them an advantage in a competitive industry...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 6 May 2016

Using Magento in order to increase online sales
Using Magento in order to increase online sales

Whenever talking about en e-commerce website, the main focus that a business owner has is to increase conversions to a maximum. More sales automatically mean an increase in revenue...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa
#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa

The expansion of Van Schaik Bookstore into neighbouring countries dates back to 2006 when it opened its first store in Windhoek at the University of Namibia...

By Jessica Taylor 3 May 2016

#CommerceMonth: Online sales vs in-store sales
#CommerceMonth: Online sales vs in-store sales

The digital landscape is booming, but now that it seems possible to do and buy almost everything online, what's happening to our counterparts out there in the 'real' world?

By Angie White 29 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: online bookings scaled to grow
#CommerceMonth: online bookings scaled to grow

We spoke to Tom Williams, COO of online booking site SafariNow, to find out how e-commerce has changed the way business works...

By Cari Van Wyk 28 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: The wallets are emptier than the stomachs
#CommerceMonth: The wallets are emptier than the stomachs

We spoke to Kevin Lovell, CEO of the South African Poultry Association about the state of commerce in the poultry industry...

By Cari Van Wyk 28 Apr 2016

George Mienie
#CommerceMonth: The rise of the 24-hour digital showroom

From a 24-page magazine in 1992 to a trusted digital showroom with a loyal online community, AutoTrader...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: Riding the wearable tech wave
#CommerceMonth: Riding the wearable tech wave

Inspired by the Internet of Things, Quantifi caters to the wearable tech market the sales and distribution...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: ACSA elements for e-commerce success
#CommerceMonth: ACSA elements for e-commerce success

ACSA hopped on the e-commerce bandwagon (or should we say flight) and took Duty Free Shopping online, with their own portal. We spoke to Shethal Badal about ACSA's e-commerce journey...

By Cari Van Wyk 20 Apr 2016

Jaco Marais
#CommerceMonth: Speeding things up with KaChing

We asked Jaco Marais, co-founder and managing director, to tell us more about KaChing, how it facilitates commerce and how it has been influenced by e-commerce...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 Apr 2016

SA Florist co-founders Fraser Black and Nicholas Wallander
SA Florist: Delivery in the dawn of the on-demand revolution

Same-day, all-day delivery? Yup, SA Florist launched it's revolutionary, Uber-style Zoom Bloom delivery service in response to the On-Demand Economy and consumers becoming...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 Mar 2016

Supply chain trends for 2016
Supply chain trends for 2016

Supply chains - the series of events needed to get goods and services to customers at the right place, time, quality, and price - face a number of impending challenges in 2016...

By Grant Marshbank 18 Jan 2016

The changing face of retail supply
The changing face of retail supply

Information is power, the saying goes. That has proven to be true of the modern retail environment where the power rests with consumers - and where retailers are no longer able to push product to an uneducated public...

By Anton Vukic 29 Sep 2015

Chris Moerdyk
South African retailers are missing massive profit opportunities

Not only is retail advertising generally inefficient in South Africa but the majority of the big chains are missing out on profit opportunities by letting customers leave their stores unhappy...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 28 Jul 2015

When driving supply chain performance, visibility is key
When driving supply chain performance, visibility is key

At its heart, supply chain management requires a balancing of operational efficiency, customer satisfaction and quality...

By David Telford 28 Jul 2015

Augmented reality: the key to a new digital future
Augmented reality: the key to a new digital future

The concept of Augmented Reality (AR) has existed for many years now and commentators have remained rigidly skeptical about whether it will truly materialise in our everyday lives....

By Saurabh Kumar 25 Jun 2015

Looking beyond the obvious in sub-Saharan Africa: The rise of e-commerce
Looking beyond the obvious in sub-Saharan Africa: The rise of e-commerce

The building blocks for future developments in e-tailing are emerging in sub-Saharan Africa, as a growing middle class and young population create a demand for products that store-based retail simply cannot meet...

By Bernadette Kissane 22 Jun 2015

[Source Africa 2015] Africa en vogue
[Source Africa 2015] Africa en vogue

Africa is certainly the next big thing when it comes to trading partners for the US, and the recent reauthorisation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for another 10 years has just made it even hotter...

By Nicci Botha 11 Jun 2015

Charles Brewer: 2015 to be a year of growth for the logistics industry in Africa
Charles Brewer: 2015 to be a year of growth for the logistics industry in Africa

The World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 conference, held to mark 25 years of economic change in Africa, concluded last week...

By Cari Van Wyk 8 Jun 2015

A 'mobile-first' ethos: the catalyst for business transformation
A 'mobile-first' ethos: the catalyst for business transformation

Organisations in every sector and every country are currently grappling with the concepts of 'digitalisation' and 'digital transformation'...

By Lionel Moyal 27 May 2015

Competition Commission's appeal against SAB dismissed
Competition Commission's appeal against SAB dismissed

The Competition Commission's appeal against South African Breweries Limited (SAB) was dismissed with costs in a judgment handed down on Monday, 2 February 2015 by the Competition Appeal Court (CAC)...

By Leana Engelbrecht 5 Feb 2015

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