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#BizTrends2020: SA trends for brick and mortar stores - the present and the future
#BizTrends2020: SA trends for brick and mortar stores - the present and the futureArticle

It's a new year and a blank page is ready to be filled with the retail story of 2020...

Beate Stiehler-Mulder and Mariëtte Frazer 22 Jan 2020

Dynamicweb, Braintree partner up to offer true e-commerce
Dynamicweb, Braintree partner up to offer true e-commerceArticle

Braintree, the consulting and integration division of Vox, has entered a partnership with the Dynamicweb software platform...

20 Nov 2019

Tommy Hilfiger aims for 100% 3D apparel design
Tommy Hilfiger aims for 100% 3D apparel designArticle

Tommy Hilfiger, owned by PVH Corp., is incorporating 3D design technology into all global apparel design teams at its headquarters in Amsterdam...

11 Nov 2019

Drivers and fears of SA's online consumers
Drivers and fears of SA's online consumersArticle

Local representatives from market research and consulting firm IPSOS recently shared a preview of some of the key insights gleaned from its yet to be released global trend survey for 2019...

Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Oct 2019

The robot wears Prada: what happens when AI starts giving out fashion tips?
The robot wears Prada: what happens when AI starts giving out fashion tips?Article

Is fashion styling the next field to be disrupted by artificial intelligence, or will the human eye remain supreme?

Mark Liu 25 Oct 2019

SD-WAN - a boost for retailers' digital transformation journey
SD-WAN - a boost for retailers' digital transformation journeyArticle

The South African retail landscape is extremely diverse, so there is no 'one size fits all' approach to transformation. However, there are two elements that all retailers in the country have in common.

Hein Witte 22 Oct 2019

Data technology driving agility in retail
Data technology driving agility in retailArticle

Competition amongst suppliers and retailers are at an all-time high, and today's consumer is much less predictable than in the past...

Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Oct 2019

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Equip retail staff to be brand ambassadors and boost your bottom lineArticle

Most shopping still happens in-store rather than online, but it is clear that online shopping is a significant growth engine so stores need to do more to drive footfall...

Mark Thomson 3 Oct 2019

An omnichannel approach: 3 ways to drive festive season sales
An omnichannel approach: 3 ways to drive festive season salesArticle

Brick and mortar retailers have enormous opportunity to leverage the distinct benefits of traditional, in-person shopping in ways that digital sites can only dream about...

Simon Wilson 30 Sep 2019

Egyptian e-commerce startup MaxAB secures $6.2m seed funding
Egyptian e-commerce startup MaxAB secures $6.2m seed fundingArticle

Egyptian B2B e-commerce marketplace MaxAB has secured seed funding of $6.2 million, one of the largest ever seed rounds raised by a MENA startup...

26 Sep 2019

#EuroShop: Out with boring, in with experience
#EuroShop: Out with boring, in with experienceArticle

To be successful today, bricks and mortar stores must move from selling as their main purpose to providing consumers with a combination of products and experiences that are engaging and inspirational...

Danette Breitenbach 4 Sep 2019

Retail in 2030: AI, IoT, big data, and omnichannel as teenagers
Retail in 2030: AI, IoT, big data, and omnichannel as teenagersArticle

Will technologies like AI mean the end of human engagement and shopping in a physical retail store? Will we become completely dependent on IoT technology for shopping?

M Frazer 16 Jul 2019

Why AI could boost South Africa's battered retail sector
Why AI could boost South Africa's battered retail sectorArticle

By not considering the benefits of AI, South African retailers risk leaving money on the table...

Vian Chinner 9 Jul 2019

Amazon is turning 25 - here's a look back at how it changed the world
Amazon is turning 25 - here's a look back at how it changed the worldArticle

A quarter of a century ago, on 5 July 1994, a company, which shared a name with the world's largest river, was incorporated. It sold books to customers who got to its website through a dial-up modem...

Venkatesh Shankar 4 Jul 2019

What the latest technological innovation means for the future of retail
What the latest technological innovation means for the future of retailArticle

With neverending technological innovation, what will retail look like in the next 20 to 30 years?

Maroefah Smith 2 Jul 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution in retail and the low-income consumer
The Fourth Industrial Revolution in retail and the low-income consumerArticle

In an era of rapid technological change, and with the Fourth Industrial Revolution on everybody's lips, I ask: What about lower-income retail shoppers in emerging markets like South Africa?

Semona Pillay 30 May 2019

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...

24 May 2019

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...

22 May 2019

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

Reclaiming retail relevance with IoT
Reclaiming retail relevance with IoTArticle

Retail buzzwords like 'personalisation' and 'omnichannel' are no longer just concepts and strategies that companies are working toward. Today, more retailers are actively deploying new technologies...

Nathan Clevenger 11 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

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