This article is part of a series of studies titled “barriers to entry”, specifically looking at the expansion of regional supermarket chains in southern Africa. The article draws from studies that look at the spread of supermarkets in the region and how the market power of large firms in different sectors can hold back economic development.
Reena das Nair 22 Feb 2017
A few years ago, South Africans were sceptical about shopping online but, with improved security systems, better access to technology, a wider range of choice and a growing middle-class, opinions have changed and now is the time to consider starting one's own e-commerce site.
21 Feb 2017
Plus five tips for local retailers to drive full-price purchase
PayPal's third annual global report on cross-border trade, in partnership with Ipsos, is predicting that South African online spend will grow to over R53 billion by 2018, with cross-border shopping continuing to rise.
21 Feb 2017
Future trends in food consumption in Europe, China and the Indian sub-continent could impact on food producing nations such as South Africa.
21 Nov 2007
More than 300 transport industry captains attended the 2007 “FOCUS on Excellence” awards banquet that took place recently in Midrand. BP Castrol for the second year in a row, was named the Best Supplier of Fuels and Lubricants.
16 Nov 2007
Philip Morris International Inc. and British American Tobacco South Africa has terminated their Chesterfield licence agreement.
12 Oct 2007
Knowledge is power, and as businesses come to realise the value of business intelligence (BI) and seek to grow the amount and scope of the information they require, so the BI technology market will be driven by commoditization and ubiquity of digital data.
11 Oct 2007
South African company Douglasdale Dairy, has conceptualised a software program that is claimed will revolutionise processing and distribution businesses – in a variety of sectors.
4 Oct 2007
TNT has announced the launch of its new service portfolio to offer customers an extended range of standardised international and domestic services across the globe. Placing a strong emphasis on morning deliveries, TNT has added two new time-guaranteed services - '10:00 Express' and '12:00 Economy Express' - to the existing ‘9:00 Express' and '12:00 Express'.
12 Sep 2007
The effectiveness and reliability of the C-track vehicle tracking and fleet management system had been emphasised with the marked reduction of vehicle abuse and the recovery of 12 stolen vehicles of the eThekwini Municipality recently.
6 Sep 2007
The Reverse Logistics Conference and Expo in Singapore will feature two leading authorities on Supply Chain Solutions and Reverse Logistics. John Mehrmann, author and industry expert, will present "Evolve or Become Extinct, A Reverse Logistics Model to Deliver Expanded Shareholder Value". Ron Kula, Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions at DEX, will participate in the panel discussion, "Methods of Outsourcing".
4 Sep 2007
Telogis has released OnTrack 5, its latest real-time GPS Fleet Tracking solution. The new features in this release include Routing, Find Nearest, Giant Maps, and Quicklinks.
28 Aug 2007