Vermont Sales opens innovative trade exhibition centre

The very successful annual Vermont Sales Open Day Shows have had to be put on hold due to Covid and the lockdown restrictions, so...

Operational efficiency shouldn’t come at the expense of customer experience

Companies today feel more pressure to be operationally efficient. That’s hardly surprising. The global economy has taken a battering over the past year or...

Massmart to sell 14 Game stores in East and West Africa

Massmart is disposing of all its general merchandise Game stores in West and East Africa to stem losses in that struggling business, chief executive...

Sapics Virtual Conference unpacks key drivers of supply chain success in...

The iconic annual Sapics Conference unites supply chain professionals from Africa and abroad to share knowledge and experience, exchange ideas, forge business partnerships and...

Robust and automated cash vaults help retailers stand strong in difficult...

The recent riots and looting in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal highlight just how vulnerable our retail sector is to crime.  At Cash Connect, we are...

Shifting consumer purchasing patterns & switched-on retail

Consumer purchasing patterns have become far more complicated over the past 18 months with a plethora of devices and more points of sale as...

78% of SMEs in retail across Middle East and Africa optimistic...

Although different sectors were exposed to and impacted in diverging ways to the extensive changes of the COVID-19 pandemic, Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)...

Brights Hardware to open new store in Stonewood

Brights Hardware has announced that it will be opening a new store in Stonewood, Cape Town in September, 2021. The new Brights Stonewood Store, which...

SA retail sales up 10.4% year-on-year in June

Stats SA has reported that retail trade sales increased by 10.4% year-on-year in June 2021. The largest annual growth rates were recorded for: all 'other'...

Entrepreneurs need to better understand risk and fail better by failing...

Are entrepreneurs risk takers at heart or calculated visionaries? According to serial entrepreneur and Ukheshe Technologies CEO, Clayton Hayward, many entrepreneurs don’t truly understand...

A challenge to government from the franchise sector… “We’ll do our...

As the Franchise Association prepares to hold their most important virtual conference in their 42 years on the 25 and 26 August 2021 that...

Shoprite steps up to boost small businesses with Shoprite Hustle competition

Shoprite is once again stepping up to enable entrepreneurs to grow their businesses with the 2021 Shoprite Hustle competition.The annual competition boosts small business development...

What are the CORE requirements for building an omnichannel customer experience?

If asked, many organisations will tell you that they offer an omnichannel customer experience. A good proportion of them, however, would be wrong. What they’re...

Four steps to fixing cash flow and help SMEs survive

We are all familiar with the saying in business that "cash is king" and, if that’s the case, then cash flow is the lifeblood...

Takealot appoints Mamongae Mahlare as new chief executive officer

Online retailer, Takealot, has appointed Mamongae Mahlare as its new group CEO, effective from October 1. Mahlare, a former Illovo Sugar MD, would take over...

Data generated from smart buildings must be POPIA compliant

The Covid-19 pandemic has irrevocably changed the way buildings are being designed, constructed and managed. Architects and building owners are turning to technology to deliver...

Great customer experiences don’t just happen, but they can be manufactured

At this point, most businesses understand the importance of customer experience. They know that providing a great customer experience can help their organisation stand...

Meet the women shaping the South African workplace of tomorrow

The eventual post-pandemic return to work presents the perfect opportunity to re-imagine workplace strategy and space planning. Already one of South Africa’s largest interior...