Retail Trends 2019



Evolving from banking to bAInking

Banks are turning to the likes of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to respond to customers' demand for an always-on, immediately responsive customer experience...

By Vishal Barapatre 9 Jan 2019

Virgin Money enables merchant payments on money transfer app

Virgin Money customers can now use its digital peer-to-peer (P2P) payment app, Virgin Money Spot, to pay for goods and services from a growing list of South African retailers...

8 Jan 2019

Uptick in consumer spending ahead of festive season

Consumers are ringing in the holiday season with a solid start to retail sales, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which looks at overall retail spending trends across all payment types...

18 Dec 2018

Zimbabweans stock up in SA to beat inflation at home

As Christmas approaches, Zimbabweans in South Africa are preparing to send groceries to families battling inflation at home...

By Bernard Chiguvare 18 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Retail

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18 Dec 2018

Will the 2018 festive season deliver for SA retail?

Retailers, brands and shopping centres across South Africa are gearing up to make the most of 2018's festive season...

12 Dec 2018

No presents, please: how gift cards initiate children into the world of 'credit'

Faced with a glut of children's toys at home, more and more parents are presenting gift cards in lieu of presents...

By Louise Grimmer and Martin Grimmer 5 Dec 2018

Single R6m transaction recorded on Black Friday 2018

Online sales over the extended Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend exceeded figures for 2017. This is according to BankservAfrica, which processed a total of 581,189 online transactions...

3 Dec 2018

Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments

Visa and Vivo Energy have announced a pan-African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries, where both companies operate...

28 Nov 2018

DigiSwipe is a digital wallet that replaces traditional barcoded cards

DigiSwipe is a digital wallet that replaces all your traditional barcoded cards using a single app...

Issued by DigiSwipe 28 Nov 2018

Black Friday momentum a boon to retail SMEs

While it's tempting to relegate Black Friday as just another marketing gimmick, the reality is that it signifies the start of a month-long consumer spending frenzy that significantly boosts retail revenues...

27 Nov 2018

Safeguard your hard-earned cash from fraudsters

As members of the public, and companies alike, turn increasingly to the virtual marketplace to supply many of their product requirements, so too has there been an increase in the incidence of consumers being defrauded...

Issued by LexisNexis 21 Nov 2018

A Black Friday boost for online retail in SA

SA's e-commerce will once again get a major boost on Black Friday and Cyber Monday as consumers are becoming aware of the convenience of online shopping to avoid the long queues...

21 Nov 2018

#FLS2018: Downgrade or not?

South Africa's economy is one that's vulnerable to the global economy, but it is the internal issues the country faces that will determine whether it will face a downgrade or not...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Nov 2018

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