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Mobile body-scanning startup wins LVMH Innovation Award
Mobile body-scanning startup wins LVMH Innovation AwardArticle

3DLook, a US-based startup specialising in mobile body-scanning technologies for apparel retail and other industries, is the winner of the LVMH Innovation Award...

21 hours ago

L'Oréal teams up with Alibaba for AI-based app targeting acne sufferers
L'Oréal teams up with Alibaba for AI-based app targeting acne sufferersArticle

L'Oréal and Alibaba Group have joined forces to launch an AI-powered mobile app designed to diagnose acne, to be made available on Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao mobile app next month...

2 days ago

5 ways to ensure a more profitable future in retail
5 ways to ensure a more profitable future in retailArticle

It's clear that the retail landscape is in a state of major transformation. Thanks to disruptive technologies and changing consumer behaviour, traditional retailers are under increasing pressure...

Pieter Engelbrecht 17 May 2019

Nike's new app feature helps customers find the perfect fit
Nike's new app feature helps customers find the perfect fitArticle

Nike has launched a new in-app scanning solution in the US, called Nike Fit, that provides customers with their recommended shoe size in each of the company's footwear products...

10 May 2019

Successful retail chatbot interactions to grow eightfold by 2023
Successful retail chatbot interactions to grow eightfold by 2023Article

The global number of successful retail chatbot interactions will reach 22 billion by 2023, up from an estimated 2.6 billion in 2019, as AI offers compelling new engagement solutions...

9 May 2019

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4 trends impacting point of purchase strategyArticle

One of our Shop members, Leon Nicholas, VP of retail insights and solutions at Westrock, explains the importance of POP and describe 4 big trends in the area of the retail environment...

Leo Van De Polder 3 May 2019

IRL: AI powers Walmart's store of the future
IRL: AI powers Walmart's store of the futureArticle

Over the past few months, a Walmart Neighborhood Market in New York has quietly transformed into the company's first Intelligent Retail Lab...

2 May 2019

Retailers expected to pump $12bn into AI by 2023
Retailers expected to pump $12bn into AI by 2023Article

Global spending by retailers on artificial intelligence (AI) services will reach $12 billion by 2023, up from an estimated $3.6 billion in 2019...

12 Apr 2019

2019 Research Conference to unpack retail trends, tech and the 'Afripolitan' consumer
2019 Research Conference to unpack retail trends, tech and the 'Afripolitan' consumerArticle

The 9th Annual South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference, a mainstay event on SA's shopping centre and retail industry calendar, is set to take place at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg on 3 April...

19 Mar 2019

African startups enter acceleration program
African startups enter acceleration programArticle

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech startups have been selected to participate in the L'Afrique Excelle residency in Mali...

12 Mar 2019

Entrepreneurship bootcamp for West Africa startups
Entrepreneurship bootcamp for West Africa startupsArticle

20 top Francophone African startups enter the World Bank Group tech acceleration program...

12 Mar 2019

The power to know: How data science is transforming retail
The power to know: How data science is transforming retailArticle

The trick is turning data into information that retailers can use to improve performance...

Marko Salic 22 Jan 2019

Digital investment, transformation vital for a profitable future in retail
Digital investment, transformation vital for a profitable future in retailArticle

As consumer expectations heighten and e-commerce sales continue to rise, businesses too slow to adapt to a digital world have a tough road ahead...

16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: From data to dashboard - how retailers will manage customer engagement in 2019
#BizTrends2019: From data to dashboard - how retailers will manage customer engagement in 2019Article

SA is a dynamic and arguably unique market: a growing segment of our consumers are sophisticated, globalised and have many of the same expectations as their peers in more developed markets...

Daniel Logan 3 Jan 2019

Better connected staff could improve in-store customer experience
Better connected staff could improve in-store customer experienceArticle

Two-thirds (66%) of retail store associates surveyed by Zebra Technologies Corporation believe that if they are equipped with tablets, they could provide better customer service and improve the shopping experience...

11 Dec 2018

Mastercard, Next Retail Concepts present an immersive way to shop online
Mastercard, Next Retail Concepts present an immersive way to shop onlineArticle

A new e-commerce experience from Mastercard and Next Retail Concepts lets shoppers browse and buy just like they are in a physical store - across any browser...

7 Dec 2018

Why mobile is the gatekeeper of brand loyalty today
Why mobile is the gatekeeper of brand loyalty todayArticle

Mobile represents an unparalleled opportunity for savvy retailers to reach customers in more personalised, efficient and powerful ways...

Gareth Hawkey 6 Nov 2018

When AI meets your shopping experience it knows what you buy - and what you ought to buy
When AI meets your shopping experience it knows what you buy - and what you ought to buyArticle

Whether you do your shopping online or in store, your retail experience is the latest battleground for the AI and machine learning revolution...

Michael Milford and Gary Mortimer 29 Oct 2018

#GoogleRetail: Learn from the past then act swiftly to win at retail
#GoogleRetail: Learn from the past then act swiftly to win at retailArticle

As South African consumers place an increasing premium on the goods they buy, it's more important than ever that retailers give them the best possible customer experience...

25 Oct 2018

Retail IoT platform revenues to exceed $4.3bn by 2023
Retail IoT platform revenues to exceed $4.3bn by 2023Article

A new study from Juniper Research has found that revenues generated by IoT retail platforms will exceed $4.3bn by 2023...

24 Oct 2018

Using tech to elevate the in-store customer experience
Using tech to elevate the in-store customer experienceArticle

In today's competitive market, retailers need to create a compelling reason for customers to enter their stores. Smart use of technology offers one way to differentiate themselves from the competition...

16 Oct 2018

Retail technology - changing buying and delivery methods
Retail technology - changing buying and delivery methodsArticle

Insights into the technologies that retailers are investing in, and where retail is headed as these technologies take effect...

Jacqueline van Eeden 8 Oct 2018

How to use tech to drive innovation in traditional retail
How to use tech to drive innovation in traditional retailArticle

For years, the threat of online shopping to brick-and-mortar has dominated the conversation in retail. The 2010s saw technological devices become more savvy and buying things online became easy...

Sebastian Isaac 6 Sep 2018

The "end" of the shopkeeper (and other retail trends)
The "end" of the shopkeeper (and other retail trends)Article

Self-service retail is swooping across the globe; from online shopping to self-checkout, there's a growing trend in retail environments that focuses on driving efficient and seamless processes to enhance service and CX...

Wynand Smit 29 Aug 2018

Nielsen Smartstore: Keeping up with shoppers today and tomorrow
Nielsen Smartstore: Keeping up with shoppers today and tomorrowArticle

Shoppers are changing at such a rapid pace, and while there are many methodologies to understand shoppers, a tool to help us move with the rapidly changing shoppers is needed...

Danette Breitenbach 29 Aug 2018

Enhancing the in-store experience through personalisation
Enhancing the in-store experience through personalisationArticle

For South African retailers, the ability to effectively utilise the data at their disposal using sophisticated technology will be fundamental to remaining competitive with personalised in-store customer experiences...

Gareth Hawkey 27 Aug 2018

Deloitte opens interactive Connected Retail experience in Cape Town
Deloitte opens interactive Connected Retail experience in Cape TownArticle

Deloitte has established an immersive and interactive Connected Retail experience at its Deloitte Greenhouse innovation space in Cape Town...

22 Aug 2018

#sheinnovates Africa Festival inspires female innovation
#sheinnovates Africa Festival inspires female innovationArticle

#sheinnovates Festival for Africa is set to create a platform to inspire a new era of female innovation in technology and entrepreneurship...

3 Aug 2018

We must ensure new food retail technologies are pathways - not barriers - to better health
We must ensure new food retail technologies are pathways - not barriers - to better healthArticle

Imagine a world where smart pantries sense when you are running out of your favourite food and order more of it, without you lifting a finger. Where intelligent robots roam your grocery store, ever at your service...

Kathryn Backholer 11 Jul 2018

Retailers need facts and real-time insights, not estimates to react to change
Retailers need facts and real-time insights, not estimates to react to changeArticle

The scope of the retail environment has changed dramatically since the arrival of smart technologies. Customers are becoming more knowledgeable about products across different brands as they are able to scroll through multiple devices...

Craig Johnston 11 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: How to manage sustainable omnichannel growth in retail
#MobileCommerce: How to manage sustainable omnichannel growth in retailArticle

In today's consumer landscape, customers can shop from anywhere at any time. The proliferation of technology-driven purchasing means retailers are expected to keep up with the always-connected, digital-savvy shoppers...

Mark Thomson 6 Jul 2018

How technology is transforming the retail business
How technology is transforming the retail businessArticle

The world is in a grip of an entrepreneurial revolution, and with African startups raising in excess of $200 million in 2017, it's clear that the culture of innovation is alive and well on our continent...

Andre Rosslee 3 Jul 2018

How in-store Wi-Fi can unlock the power of personalisation
How in-store Wi-Fi can unlock the power of personalisationArticle

The exponential rise of disruptive technology trends has added a new dimension to consumer expectations. Connectivity is now one of the most critical differentiators...

2 Jul 2018

Retail tech innovation trends unpacked at annual RCS Summit
Retail tech innovation trends unpacked at annual RCS SummitArticle

The latest technological innovations shaking up the retail sector across the globe were revealed at the second RCS Retail Summit, held in Cape Town and Johannesburg this week...

28 Jun 2018

Scanning system could simplify shoe-shopping
Scanning system could simplify shoe-shoppingArticle

As we all know, finding a pair of shoes that fits isn't as simple as knowing your shoe size. Depending on the footwear, you might go half a size either way, or the shoes may simply not fit no matter what...

Ben Coxworth 24 May 2018

Why the High Street should better harness digital technology - inside its shops
Why the High Street should better harness digital technology - inside its shopsArticle

It has become almost fashionable to predict doom and gloom for high street clothes shops. And the outlook can indeed seem bleak...

Anthony Kent 18 May 2018

Overcoming customer aversion to innovative retail technologies
Overcoming customer aversion to innovative retail technologiesArticle

In a dynamic business world, characterised by shorter product life cycles, growing customer demands and intense competitive rivalry, innovation is increasingly being considered a key element in a business's strategy to attract and maintain customers.

E van Tonder and DJ Petzer 15 May 2018

Making technology in retail work
Making technology in retail workArticle

A shop sends its valued customer, John, a text message about a sale on a brand of shower gel. It is John's favourite scent, the perfect size, priced at a discount...

Edwill Nel 25 Apr 2018

Embracing a more connected South African retail environment
Embracing a more connected South African retail environmentArticle

The increased connectedness of consumers is contributing to a more dynamic environment - one where expectations on what the buying experience must entail are evolving...

Leon Coetzer 19 Apr 2018

Location and voice technology are the future of retail
Location and voice technology are the future of retailArticle

Retailers, struggling to connect with their customers, have been trialling new technologies to blend in-store and digital experiences...

Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer 11 Apr 2018

How retailers can apply platform business thinking to magnetise customers
How retailers can apply platform business thinking to magnetise customersArticle

Local retailers have an incredible opportunity to get a head-start on competition, by applying the science of digital platform thinking, to transform decades-old practices...

Mpumi Nhlapo 7 Mar 2018

E-commerce automation and personalisation ushers in new era of retail in SA
E-commerce automation and personalisation ushers in new era of retail in SAArticle

With the ceaseless advancement of technology, the retail sector is inescapably looking down the barrel at change. Serious change...

Chad Fichardt 1 Mar 2018

Harnessing tech to sustain the brick and mortar store
Harnessing tech to sustain the brick and mortar storeArticle

Online shopping has never been easier or more intuitive. You're at work or laying in bed, and with a simple click of the mouse you can book a dream vacation or the latest curved smart television...

14 Feb 2018

Digital dynamism: A new world of retail opportunities
Digital dynamism: A new world of retail opportunitiesArticle

Like their international counterparts, South African retailers would traditionally run specials where discounts or 'two for the price of one' offers are given for a period of between a few days and a few weeks...

Garth Meier 8 Feb 2018

Retailer spend on AI to reach $7.3bn by 2022
Retailer spend on AI to reach $7.3bn by 2022Article

As retailers target new avenues to increase personalisation of the customer experience, global retailer spending on AI is predicted to reach $7.3 billion per annum by 2022...

31 Jan 2018

What's holding SA retailers back from achieving the omnichannel vision?
What's holding SA retailers back from achieving the omnichannel vision?Article

Many South African retailers remain steadfast in their traditional business models, characterised by high-touch, 'bricks-and-mortar' engagements, as they try to create the best possible in-store experiences...

Lindy Lee 24 Jan 2018

Bulk of retailers brace to transform customer experience through IoT
Bulk of retailers brace to transform customer experience through IoTArticle

By 2021, smart technologies will provide shoppers with new levels of personalisation, speed and convenience...

23 Jan 2018

Amazon to open first cashierless shop to public on Monday
Amazon to open first cashierless shop to public on MondayArticle

Online giant Amazon on Monday plans to open a convenience store in Seattle where hungry customers will be able to grab sandwiches and go...

22 Jan 2018

Top five trends for convenience retail in 2018
Top five trends for convenience retail in 2018Article

According to Joe Boyle, director at FreshStop, these are the trends that will continue to strategically shape the future of convenience retailing...

19 Jan 2018

Customer engagement maximised as Clicks focuses on in-store digital journey
Customer engagement maximised as Clicks focuses on in-store digital journeyArticle

Moving Tactics recently partnered with Clicks to implement a bespoke high-impact multi-channel digital signage network...

Issued by Moving Tactics 29 Nov 2017

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