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Accenture acquires REPL to grow retail, supply chain capabilities
Accenture acquires REPL to grow retail, supply chain capabilities

Accenture has acquired REPL Group, a technology consultancy specialising in solutions for supply chain, workforce management, store operations and retail customer experiences...

30 Mar 2021

GLOBAL

2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce
2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce

Digital sales grew around 58% during the five days leading up to Christmas, despite earlier shipping cutoffs...

13 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

New subscription snack box for South Africans and Zimbabweans abroad
New subscription snack box for South Africans and Zimbabweans abroad

YeboBox is a new subscription service that delivers a monthly box of different homegrown snacks to nostalgic South Africans and Zimbabweans living in the UK...

12 Nov 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

How mobile technology is driving sales in physical retail stores
How mobile technology is driving sales in physical retail stores

Retail sector investment into mobile apps and platforms has been accelerated by the global pandemic...

By Leon Coetzer 10 Jul 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Connecting with customers on the ground is not dead
Connecting with customers on the ground is not dead

There could be light at the end of the tunnel for big brands trying to reconnect with their customers on the ground...

27 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Ikea buys on-demand help startup TaskRabbit
Ikea buys on-demand help startup TaskRabbit

Ikea has announced a deal to acquire on-demand help startup TaskRabbit as the world's largest furniture retailer grabbed a seat in the online sharing economy...

29 Sep 2017

GLOBAL

Can online take-away businesses deliver for investors?
Can online take-away businesses deliver for investors?

A queasy mix of excitement, hope and cash has for some years now been mixing together in the food delivery sector and that rarely proves to be a recipe for success...

By Kevin Murphy 23 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Hammerson, 'a solid bet for future returns'

Hammerson, which is the largest property stock on the JSE, is considered by analysts as one of the most undervalued stocks with significant upside potential...

28 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Why SA's reluctance to use self-service tech is a positive for businesses
Why SA's reluctance to use self-service tech is a positive for businesses

Self-service technology has gone a long way during the last decade. With the advent of social media and smartphones...

By Adam Manuel 14 Nov 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

Retail banking: Mortgages, loans and credit cards top consumer online queries
Retail banking: Mortgages, loans and credit cards top consumer online queries

LONDON, UK: Analysis of the latest quarterly online search data for the retail banking sector from leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight, reveals queries pertaining to mortgages dominated consumer searches in July.

6 Sep 2013

FRANCE

Boost website performance and retain customers
Boost website performance and retain customers

Riverbed study reveals online retailers need to increase website performance during holiday season to retain customers.

9 Dec 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

1 in 8 European smartphone owners conducted a retail transaction on their device
1 in 8 European smartphone owners conducted a retail transaction on their device

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of mobile commerce usage across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) using the comScore MobiLens service.

2 Aug 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

The beauty of social media engagement...
The beauty of social media engagement...

LONDON, UK: While Britain's beauty and personal care industries increasingly look to take advantage of the opportunities offered by an increasingly online - and vocal - audience, understanding their behaviour while there is crucial to future success.

7 May 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Ovum comments on O2 Wallet
Ovum comments on O2 Wallet

LONDON, UK: Mobile operator, O2 has announced the launch of O2 Wallet - a service it says will deliver the benefits of mobile money to more UK consumers than any other product or service currently available. Eden Zoller, principal analyst at Ovum and author of upcoming report Mapping Mobile Payments, April 2012, has the following comment:

2 May 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Amazon dominates search and social in consumer electronics retail
Amazon dominates search and social in consumer electronics retail

LONDON, UK: More than 1.5 million searches were made for consumer electronics online in November and in terms of visibility, Amazon dominated in both search and social media according to the latest research, Brown Goods - Issue 10, by leading independent specialist search and social media marketing agency, Greenlight.

20 Jan 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

M-commerce transactions to generate service revenues of US$37 billion in 2016
M-commerce transactions to generate service revenues of US$37 billion in 2016

LONDON, UK: Service revenues or fees from m-commerce transactions are expected to reach US$37 billion by 2016, according to the latest research published by Informa Telecoms & Media. The biggest opportunity to earn service revenues will be from the mobile remote payments for physical goods and services and international mobile money transfers, which together will be worth over US$25 billion in 2016, accounting for two-thirds of the total m-commerce market.

19 Jan 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Surprising festive facts from Mintel
Surprising festive facts from Mintel

LONDON, UK: While the past year at Mintel has unearthed a vast amount of new consumer trends and market information - with Christmas just around the corner, we've looked into our market intelligence to find out just what Brits do to make their festive season special. Some might surprise you...

By Mintel Oxygen reports 13 Dec 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Price comparison sites - it's a click with 60% of Brits
Price comparison sites - it's a click with 60% of Brits

LONDON, UK: With time at a premium, a difficult economic climate and busy schedules prevailing, initiatives promising to save both time and money have proved big winners with consumers in recent years. Proving this point, new research from Mintel finds as many as 60% of Brits are "most likely" to use a price comparison site when researching or buying a financial product - earning them the position as the most popular source of financial information in the UK today.

By Mintel Oxygen reports 19 Oct 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Informa announces its 7th annual Industry Outlook event
Informa announces its 7th annual Industry Outlook event

LONDON, UK: Informa Telecoms & Media has announced that it will host its 7th annual Industry Outlook event (www.industry-outlook.com) on 24 November 2011 at the Conference Centre in central London.

15 Sep 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

UK mobile retail access via smartphone grows in past year
UK mobile retail access via smartphone grows in past year

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released data from the comScore MobiLens service showing that 13.5 million users across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK), accounting for 5.8% of all mobile subscribers, accessed online retail sites in the three month average period ending May 2011.

2 Aug 2011



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