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4 challenges of growing a franchise network beyond Covid-19

For business owners searching for growth, franchising the business affords the opportunity to expand to new locations and grow the brand and revenue, notes FNB's head of franchising...

By Morne Cronje 2 days ago

Fresh food deliveries a competitive advantage for retailers
Fresh food deliveries a competitive advantage for retailers

Consumer behaviour has been influenced indefinitely as research indicates that demand has seen a huge uptick in D2C in the freezer, fridge and table fresh deliveries space...

By Michael Smollan 10 Jun 2021

Implications of ConCourt ruling for all loyalty programme providers
Implications of ConCourt ruling for all loyalty programme providers

The Constitutional Court recently handed down judgment on the Clicks Retailers (Pty) Ltd v CSARS case, which has wide ramifications for all loyalty programme providers...

By Joon Chong 7 Jun 2021

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From boardroom to bedroom: The 11-year journey of OneDayOnly

The roots of OneDayOnly can be traced back to 2008 where the founders noticed a gap in the e-commerce market. At the time, group buying and daily deals were gaining traction internationally...

By Matthew Leighton 2 Jun 2021

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Why SA's largest grocery consumer market still isn't shopping online

Most South Africans do not shop online due to high levels of poverty, high data costs and poor infrastructure, digital inequality, and the impracticality...

By Semona Pillay 21 May 2021

8 post-Covid grocery retail survival strategies
8 post-Covid grocery retail survival strategies

What can grocery retailers do to ensure that they retain their current customers and attract more customers to their stores once the Covid-19 pandemic has ended, asks UJ's Semona Pillay...

By Semona Pillay 13 May 2021

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Beyond tech: Here's where the competitive edge is at for online retailers

What exactly does innovation and agility entail, and how does it work to serve e-commerce-based businesses in 2021, asks Teljoy's Jonathan Hurvitz...

By Jonathan Hurvitz 7 May 2021

How manufacturers can unleash their digital marketplace superpower
How manufacturers can unleash their digital marketplace superpower

Digital marketplaces such as Amazon, Alibaba, click and collect models, and food delivery ecosystems have rapidly changed consumer behaviour, and increased the demand for convenience...

By Haydn Townsend 3 May 2021

Consumer convenience a competitive advantage in a connected world
Consumer convenience a competitive advantage in a connected world

Convenience is at the heart of what consumers expect from the products and services they use, says Teljoy CEO Jonathan Hurvitz...

By Jonathan Hurvitz 13 Apr 2021

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Challenging 6 informal sector myths

Technology liberates. To understand if the informal sector is ready to adopt tech innovation, certain myths need to shattered, says Kim Furman from Synthesis...

By Kim Furman 12 Apr 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Eavesdropping on e-tail
#EcommerceDay2021: Eavesdropping on e-tail

OneDayOnly's Matthew Leighton provides some key checkpoints for online retailers operating in the 'infodemic' world...

By Matthew Leighton 11 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Golden intersection of e-commerce and commercial real estate
#EcommerceDay2021: Golden intersection of e-commerce and commercial real estate

Inospace CEO Rael Levitt unpacks why distribution centres and warehouses are set to become "the new 'hot' property class"...

By Rael Levitt 9 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Are retailers scoring an own goal in online shopping?
#EcommerceDay2021: Are retailers scoring an own goal in online shopping?

According to Amanda Reekie, we need to ask what can be done to make online a bigger part of the retail mix, not least because there are still a number of faux pas that brands are making...

By Amanda Reekie, Issued by imagineNATION Alliance 9 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Redefining retail - A future view of digital commerce in 2030
#EcommerceDay2021: Redefining retail - A future view of digital commerce in 2030

Kantar's Norman Reyneker says that as companies define their future-fit commercial strategies, they must challenge assumptions related to the evolving digital retail landscape...

By Norman Reyneker, Issued by Kantar 8 Mar 2021

Why SA retailers are asking the wrong questions around IT spend
Why SA retailers are asking the wrong questions around IT spend

...And how to get to the right questions, and the right spend!

By Allan Dickson 5 Feb 2021

Retail hangover or B12 injection recovery in 2021?
Retail hangover or B12 injection recovery in 2021?

"As much as the pandemic exposed vulnerabilities, it has also revealed unseen opportunities. By and large it tested business continuity, planning, digital ecosystems and their stretch capabilities...

By Michael Smollan 28 Jan 2021

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#BizTrends2021: A challenging year anticipated for SA retailers

The circular relationship between retail sales, consumer spending and employment in SA means retailers are unlikely to be able to 'sell' themselves out of the situation in which they now find themselves...

By Tasmika Ramlakan 20 Jan 2021

Did Black Friday 2020 give us a glimpse into the future of retail?
Did Black Friday 2020 give us a glimpse into the future of retail?

Traditionally, scenes from global Black Friday sales depict packed stores and long lines of shoppers fighting to secure the best deals. But in 2020, the annual shopping holiday looked a little different...

By Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 20 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Confessions of a drinks salesman
#BizTrends2021: Confessions of a drinks salesman

A light-hearted take on drinks mega-trends for the year ahead...

By Rowan Leibbrandt 15 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The rise of D2C
#BizTrends2021: The rise of D2C

The direct-to-consumer model allows deeper brand relationships and an omnichannel approach to deriving value...

By Michael Smollan 14 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021
#BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021

Despite the dissemination of vaccines in the months ahead, a larger portion of consumer spending will be impacted by recessionary conditions...

By Ailsa Wingfield 11 Jan 2021

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