Cross-border retail in the digital age
Cross-border retail in the digital age

E-commerce has changed the way the world conducts business, and the rise in technology has made it easier to interact with customers quickly and across borders. With economies becoming more interconnected, companies large and small are now able to access markets that were previously unattainable.

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Logistics profitability lags due to skills shortage
Logistics profitability lags due to skills shortage

The logistics industry is geared to quickly hire operational skills like pickers, packers, and drivers based on seasonal scalability, but in a highly competitive environment, this isn't enough to ensure business profitability and happy customers.

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Investment into African tech startups hit record high in 2017
Investment into African tech startups hit record high in 2017

Investment into African tech startups hit the highest levels since records began in 2017, with 159 startups raising in excess of $195 million.

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Man's best friend goes high tech at gadget fest

LAS VEGAS, US - And to cats and horses, for that matter, as high-end gadgetry showcased at this week's Consumer Electronics Show offered ways that smart devices can improve the lives of animals and their human friends - starting with a good night's rest.

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#BizTrends2018: Cross border trade set to grow e-commerce in SA
#BizTrends2018: Cross border trade set to grow e-commerce in SA

More and more, consumers in sub-Saharan Africa are looking beyond their boarders to get the products and services they need. According to the recent KPMG 'The Truth About Online Consumers' report, the African/Middle Eastern markets import 50% of all online purchases from other regions, making them the number one online importer worldwide.

By Efi Dahan 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 1
#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 1

In this two-part report, Trade Intelligence reveals the drivers and trends shaping grocery retail in South Africa in the short to medium term.

By Maryla Masojada 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The king's demand dictates
#BizTrends2018: The king's demand dictates

Throughput is imperative in business. The challenge is to mitigate barriers negatively impacting throughput.

By Harry van Huyssteen 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Tight budgets, customer demand and African pride driving retail competitiveness
#BizTrends2018: Tight budgets, customer demand and African pride driving retail competitiveness

Budgets are tight, with rising electricity and petrol prices driving many households to tighten their purse strings. In response, the retail industry is becoming increasingly competitive.

By Lindy Lee 11 Jan 2018

New era of retail an opportunity for enhanced customer experience
New era of retail an opportunity for enhanced customer experience

In the mid to late 90s the number of internet businesses grew exponentially. Since consumers were getting connected in their millions, this space was ideal for entrepreneurs to create hype around projected profitability. At the height of the boom, it was possible for a promising dot-com company to become a public company via an initial public offering and raise a substantial amount of money even though it had never made a profit-or, in some cases, realised any material revenue whatsoever.

By Wynand Smit 11 Jan 2018