Retail Trends 2020

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SAPICS 2020 to explore demand-driven supply chain strategies

Data from the Harvard Business Review reveals that businesses are disappearing faster than ever before and that companies are dying younger because they are failing to adapt to the growing complexity of their environment...

20 Feb 2020

Africa wired: E-commerce offers fresh opportunities for young traders

Catherine Oshotse, a 27-year-old entrepreneur from Lagos, Nigeria, has the internet to thank for her growing business...

By Yun Shi 18 Feb 2020

4 important steps for delivering an Industry 4.0 factory and supply chain

In Africa, several developments are presenting opportunities for organisations that adopt Industry 4.0 technologies to capture significant market share and gain global relevance...

By Baljeet Nagi 17 Feb 2020

Danone reveals traceability technology for infant formula

Danone is launching a digitally-enabled service that allows greater transparency on the farm-to-fork journey of the company's baby formula...

17 Feb 2020

Brights Hardware expands into industrial and wholesale market

Western Cape-based retail chain Brights Hardware has launched an Industrial and Wholesale Suppliers division, the result of a merger with Cape Engineering Supplies...

30 Jan 2020

SA family-owned Xmas cracker business inks Walmart export deal

Glenart, a South African Christmas cracker manufacturing company, has secured an export deal with American retail giant Walmart...

30 Jan 2020

Smart peacekeeping to be explored at 2020 Sapics Conference

If the term "smart peacekeeping" conjures up scenes from the blockbuster science fiction movies RoboCop, in which a cyborg policeman wages war on criminals, you should think again...

27 Jan 2020

LG South Africa unveils newly-relocated head office, factory

LG South Africa recently unveiled its new relocated head office - which now includes a new LG brand shop on the same premises - in Midrand, Johannesburg...

24 Jan 2020

Diesel launches sustainability strategy

Italian retail clothing brand Diesel has launched a sustainability strategy, a commitment to taking action for the benefit of current and future generations...

21 Jan 2020

NOSA Group acquires QPRO and SAIGAS

NOSA Group has closed a transaction to acquire QPRO and SAIGAS, the Assurance South African businesses of SAI Global, a provider of integrated risk management solutions and assurance services...

16 Jan 2020

How Planet54 is easing entrepreneurs' entrance into e-commerce

Online store Planet54 recently launched the E-Retailer Entrepreneurship Programme - designed to ease entrepreneurs' entrance into the e-commerce market...

9 Jan 2020

Tiger Brands boosts smallholder farmers

Tiger Brands has launched its enterprise supplier development fund to support smallholder farmers, processors and distributors in the food-processing value chain.

By Ursula Human 3 Jan 2020

Process manufacturing in 2020: Sustainability and servitisation

Everybody wants sustainable products, and retailers are putting pressure on manufacturers to deliver goods that satisfy consumers' new preference for green and clean options...

By Colin Elkins 19 Dec 2019

Pick n Pay joins global food waste initiative

Pick n Pay has asked 20 of its biggest suppliers to join the company in a new global food waste initiative. The project is backed by 10 of the world's largest food retailers and manufacturers...

18 Dec 2019

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