Shoprite sells Nigerian division to local property company

Shoprite plans to sell its Nigerian division to a local property group, as Africa’s largest food retailer pulls back from the continent’s most populous...

Brand innovation: agility and flexibility key to maintaining relevancy

GQ South Africa nailed it with an April Fools drop-the-mic-moment releasing ‘breaking news’ that Jameson Irish Whiskey had launched a new skincare range. For a...

Salesforce Q1 Global Shopping Index shows global digital commerce market grew...

Salesforce has released it's Q1 Shopping Index for 2021. It shows that the global digital commerce market has grown in the last year at...

Cleveron unveils new driverless semi-autonomous last-mile delivery vehicle

Cleveron, one of the world’s leading parcel delivery robotics companies, has unveiled its new unmanned semi-autonomous last-mile delivery vehicle, the Cleveron 701. Designed for retailers...

SA retail sales up 2,3% year-on-year in February

Stats SA reports that retail trade sales increased by 2,3% year-on-year in February 2021. The largest positive annual growth rates were recorded for retailers in household...

E-commerce a Covid lifeline for merchants with additional $900 billion spent...

As Covid-19 kept consumers around the world at home, nearly everything from groceries to gardening supplies was purchased online. According to Mastercard’s latest Recovery...

Rooibos becoming a signature drink among fictional characters

For James Bond, it’s a Vodka Martini, shaken not stirred, for Carrie Bradshaw – lead character in Sex and the City, it’s a Cosmopolitan...

Amazon vs Walmart Marketplace and how the pandemic helped them become...

Between 2009 and 2014, Walmart Marketplace’s business, in which outside merchants hawk everything from baby blankets to power tools, counted no more than six...

Clickatell launches new Chat Commerce communications tool, Chat Flow

Clickatell, the leader in mobile communications and Chat Commerce, announced today the launch of Chat Flow, a new product that enables organisations to easily...

The changing landscape of convenience retailing

These days most of us can agree that time is one of our ultimate luxuries. As a result, satisfying shoppers’ need for convenience for...

SA manufacturer KAS Africa secures $10 million investment

KAS Africa, a leading contract manufacturer of personal, home, baby and oral care FMCG products, has received an investment with an aggregate value of...

Clicks announces affinity partnership with luxury beauty destination

South Africa’s leading health and beauty retailer, Clicks has announced an affinity partnership with luxury beauty destination ARC as part of the retailer’s continued...

Staying ahead of cybercrime a business imperative

It is predicted that there will be 7,5 billion internet users by 2030 and that more than 111 billion lines of new software code...

Shoprite introduces free monthly Xtra Savings Funeral Benefit

Shoprite has launched an exclusive free funeral benefit offering for its Xtra Savings members. The programme is underwritten by Outsurance and will provide free month-to-month...

Woolworths announces more plastic bag free stores and further plastic packaging...

Woolworths has announced that an additional 50 stores plus two new stores will be single-use plastic shopping bag free by the end of April and...

West Pack Lifestyle goes national, opens first Western Cape store

South African retailer, West Pack Lifestyle has announced the opening of its first Western Cape store in Somerset West Value Centre in mid-April. Set to...

West Pack Lifestyle goes national with first Western Cape store opening

South African retailer, West Pack Lifestyle has announced the opening of its first Western Cape store in Somerset West Value Centre in mid-April.Set to...

WhatsApp Business – the retailer’s secret weapon

With more than 2 billion users worldwide, WhatsApp has become the most influential digital communication channel in the Western world. On average, WhatsApp messages...