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Food for thought: the global rise of dark kitchens and stores

Behind the door of a nondescript warehouse unit in Wynberg, north of Johannesburg, lies a microcosm of how we are going to buy food for the foreseeable future...

By Rael Levitt 18 Sep 2020

Walmart to trial drone deliveries of health and wellness products

Walmart is partnering with Zipline to launch a drone delivery operation in the U.S. Initially, the service will make on-demand deliveries of select health and wellness products...

14 Sep 2020

Fast-tracking the future of shopping malls

Is the long-imagined retail apocalypse on our doorstep? If you have entered a shopping mall recently, you might begin to think so...

By Lars Veul 8 Sep 2020

JLL Q2 report notes positive outlook for SA industrial, warehousing sector

According to JLL's latest South Africa Q2 Real Estate report, while the country is witnessing the easing of restrictions, the impact of Covid-19, coupled with economic pressures, continues to create challenges for most corporate real estate sectors...

3 Sep 2020

Broll report looks at SA's shifting last-mile delivery landscape

As technology accelerates the customer online order experience, the final leg, or 'last mile' expectation of efficient and scheduled on-time delivery has become one of the defining measures of customer service...

2 Sep 2020

Uber launches on-demand package delivery service, Uber Connect

"We have been working tirelessly to find innovative ways to leverage our technology to make it easier than ever to send packages or items while unlocking additional earning opportunities for drivers on our platform."

2 Sep 2020

New app to ease delivery of groceries to townships

Yethu - meaning 'ours' - is an inclusive servicing app, designed to add dignity and quality of life to township and rural households...

26 Aug 2020

Contactless signature solution for the courier industry launches in SA

Social distancing is changing the way we do business and until we can 3D print all we need at home or the office, the delivery of goods still needs to be physically transported, delivered and accepted by the customer....

24 Aug 2020

Fastvan Last Mile delivery platform solves complex vehicle routing problems, ETA's, manage failed - Re-attempted and returns

Efficient fulfilment operations are essential in providing quick deliveries. Pencil pushing, white board for order taking and the usual phone calls to the drivers are methods of the past...

Issued by Fastvan 20 Aug 2020

Blue Yonder to power Distell's supply chain digital transformation

Distell, the producers and marketers of alcoholic beverages, has selected Blue Yonder to power its supply chain digital transformation...

18 Aug 2020

Health, safety measures to consider when receiving a parcel

For South Africans staying indoors, the online retail industry has exploded, with an increase in business-to-business courier services and international logistics surging to meet demand...

11 Aug 2020

FedEx extends international dangerous goods shipping service to SA

The extension of the service, originally launched in September 2019, means that FedEx now provides an express, door-to-door, customs-cleared service from more than 60 DGcompliant countries to South Africa...

5 Aug 2020

RFA's new online platform helps strengthen road freight operations

As demand for road freight continue to plummet and increase costs for trucking companies amidst the stringent lockdown restrictions, trucking companies are under increasing pressure to transport goods when their trucks are not filled to capacity...

28 Jul 2020

The changing face of supply chain

The global coronavirus pandemic has impacted the supply chain industry in several ways, many that will change it forever...

By Nicholas Bell 14 Jul 2020

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