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

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

Allan Dickson 5 Feb 2021

Jeff Bezos reshaped retail as CEO of Amazon. AP Photo/John Locher
How Bezos and Amazon changed the worldArticle

Amazon announced Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO almost 27 years after he founded the company to sell books to customers over dial-up modems...

Venkatesh Shankar 4 Feb 2021

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AI steps in to save Covid-affected retailersArticle

Eskom's loadshedding, alongside an enduring pandemic, have proven a devastating combination, repeatedly destroying historical data, and demanding a solution to predict the unpredictable...

Dean McCoubrey 3 Feb 2021

Automation and data-driven decision-making to power retail in 2021
Automation and data-driven decision-making to power retail in 2021Article

Retailers' interest in innovative technologies, solutions and new operating models continues to grow...

17 Dec 2020

Tanya Long, COO, Argility Technology Group
Trust is retail's secret sauceArticle

Building trust has always been critical in retail, but in the digital age, its importance has doubled. Technology and human judgement hold the key...

Tanya Long 17 Nov 2020

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Why harmonised retail is the futureArticle

For many industries, predicting the future during a pandemic would be difficult - if not impossible. Retail is different. Why?

Oliver Guy 13 Nov 2020

Beyond discounts: How tech can help keep customers happy all year round
Beyond discounts: How tech can help keep customers happy all year roundArticle

Recent consumer trends have made one thing clear: shoppers have higher expectations than ever before - and for brands looking to stay ahead, it's time to rise to the challenge of meeting them...

Robin Fisher 5 Nov 2020

How TFG is weaving digital into the fabric of its business
How TFG is weaving digital into the fabric of its businessArticle

TFG is realising the positive impact of a clearly defined digital strategy and R500m investment into its digital transformation...

22 Oct 2020

Walmart to trial drone deliveries of health and wellness products
Walmart to trial drone deliveries of health and wellness productsArticle

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

The FMCG main market - deploying technology in the new normal
The FMCG main market - deploying technology in the new normalArticle

Globally, the fast-moving consumer goods market had to quickly adjust to the challenges that came with conducting a business in a world of social distancing, hand sanitiser and masks...

Andrew Dawson 28 Aug 2020

Amazon's new Dash Cart lets shoppers skip the checkout line
Amazon's new Dash Cart lets shoppers skip the checkout lineArticle

Skip the checkout queue and roll out when you're done...

16 Jul 2020

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

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

Leon Coetzer 10 Jul 2020

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Rethinking retail: A new e-commerce era has arrivedArticle

The social and economic implications of the lockdown have forced businesses to rethink their sales strategies in order to stay afloat and meet shifting consumer demands...

Wayne Flemming 9 Jul 2020

Diesel reveals Hyperoom, its new virtual fashion buying platform and showroom
Diesel reveals Hyperoom, its new virtual fashion buying platform and showroomArticle

Diesel has launched Hyperoom, a 360-degree digital sales platform and exhibition space designed to create "immersive and emotional engagements" with fashion buyers...

26 Jun 2020

Real-time analytics in retail - it's now or never
Real-time analytics in retail - it's now or neverArticle

In the digital age, data is a currency all on its own. The retail sector has lagged in leveraging the value of real time data, due to a number of factors...

Andrew Dawson 22 Jun 2020

Why agility is key to unlock value in the new (hybrid) world of online retail
Why agility is key to unlock value in the new (hybrid) world of online retailArticle

South Africa's small but aspirational e-commerce sector has been ushered into sharp focus as a result of Covid-19...

Gareth Hawkey 10 Jun 2020

Retail risk in Covid and post-Covid times - scoring an own goal [Part 1]
Retail risk in Covid and post-Covid times - scoring an own goal [Part 1]Article

Ben Jansen van Rensburg elaborates on what the real issues are for retailers during the pandemic...

Ben Jansen van Rensburg 1 Jun 2020

CA&S Group acquires an equity shareholding in MACmobile
CA&S Group acquires an equity shareholding in MACmobileArticle

CA&S Group, a parent company that specialises in the FMCG industry, has acquired a 47% shareholding in MACmobile, a provider of end-to-end cloud-based FMCG value chain solutions...

29 Apr 2020

R2m food voucher system rolled out to at-risk communities
R2m food voucher system rolled out to at-risk communitiesArticle

Flash has partnered with the DG Murray Trust to launch a R2m electronic food voucher system to approximately 7,000 at-risk households in five food insecure communities...

24 Apr 2020

Free platform equips small, informal retailers to sell essentials online
Free platform equips small, informal retailers to sell essentials onlineArticle

The Redshift Store Connector was created during the South African lockdown to allow small local retailers like spaza shops to easily set up an online presence and sell directly to their surrounding communities...

21 Apr 2020

Is there a queue? New tool estimates waiting time at supermarkets
Is there a queue? New tool estimates waiting time at supermarketsArticle

Tiendeo has launched a tool on its platform that allows South African consumers to know the waiting time in queues at the supermarkets closest to them...

16 Apr 2020

Machine learning can keep SA's retail shelves stocked
Machine learning can keep SA's retail shelves stockedArticle

The recent Covid-19 fuelled rush on retailers in South Africa, as consumers start stockpiling grocery staples, is leaving many shelves empty...

23 Mar 2020

Chatbots to facilitate $142bn of consumer retail spend by 2024
Chatbots to facilitate $142bn of consumer retail spend by 2024Article

According to a new report from Juniper Research, consumer retail spend over chatbots will reach $142bn by 2024, rising from $2.8bn in 2019...

11 Mar 2020

#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

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