New technologies are invading fashion boutiques. Credit: Pinsetti/Pixabay
Digital by design: how technology is breathing new life into the fashion business

Marketplaces, online platforms, customised offerings, virtual fitting rooms and other innovations are all examples of the "phygital" transformation of fashion retail, in which new concepts, players and models are emerging in a determined effort to curb the crisis in the sector.

By Céline Abecassis-Moedas and Valérie Moatti 15 hours ago

Checkers swops Little Shop for eco-friendly seedling kits
Checkers swops Little Shop for eco-friendly seedling kits

In a follow-up to the Checkers Mini Shop collectables craze launched in 2016, the retailer has announced its newest campaign consisting of environmentally-friendly Little Garden seedling kits.

16 hours ago

The sixth annual RMDP culminates in over 1,700 upskilled retail managers
The sixth annual RMDP culminates in over 1,700 upskilled retail managers

The sixth annual run of the Retail Management Development Programme (RMDP) - presented in partnership with Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP) and the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) has come to a roaring success, with this year seeing the more than 1,700 successful leaders and managers (with a 98% success rate) being upskilled in the retail and wholesale sectors.

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 1 day ago

Goodbye Malaria's retail roll-out
Goodbye Malaria's retail roll-out

This is the story of how a simple retail product can be used creatively and effectively in a life-saving project.

Issued by Scan Retail 1 day ago

CNA and Edgars stores to sport new look
CNA and Edgars stores to sport new look

A rebrand is on the cards for CNA and Edgars stores as part of Edcon's turnaround strategy to win back shoppers, reported Business Day on Friday.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today
This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today

Okay, so I'm a bit of a mad cat lady. If you ever wanted me to pay attention to something, bury that information in a cat video and send it to me. That's probably why I've been watching pet company Whiskas's Kitten Kollege YouTube series for the past 20 minutes.

By Andy Walker 20 Apr 2018

The digital transformation of menu boards
The digital transformation of menu boards

Menu boards, which play a pivotal role in the consumer menu selection process in quick service restaurants (QSR), have evolved by leaps and bounds over the past 15 years. Not only has the food offering changed dramatically, but so has the display mechanism of the edible options.

20 Apr 2018

Clicks Group to invest R700m in store network
Clicks Group to invest R700m in store network

Clicks Group CEO David Kneale announced that the retail chain will be investing over R700 million in new stores, pharmacies, store refurbishments, supply chain infrastructure and IT this year. The chain opened 24 stores in the past six months and expanded its store footprint to 646, with plans to grow its South African store base to 900 in the longer-term.

20 Apr 2018