Retail sales grow more than expected in June

South African consumers are spending more than economists thought, with a consensus from a poll done by Trading Economics expecting the June figure to...

Shoprite declares 25 August Student Day

Student Day will enable students between the ages of 18 and 30 to get 10% discount on their shopping (up to a maximum spend...

Skyfii rolls out its SaaS platform to 500 Woolworths’ stores

It will increase to 500 stores, initially over a three-year period, with an option to extend for a further two years, following its successful...

Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain

It’s very unlikely that anyone would consume enough to be harmed, but 700,000 eggs have been recalled and destroyed in the UK alone. Up to 15...

PICS: Inside Shoprite’s giant new distribution centre

It consolidates the activities of five different distribution centres spread throughout Cape Town and provides jobs for about 3 500 people at the facility...

Shoprite’s full-year results tell a story of growth in a tough...

Shoprite, with a staff of 143,802 people, is SA’s largest private sector employer, the grocery chain claimed in its results for the 52 weeks...

Olive Pride collaborates with Clover Mama Afrika to celebrate vetkoek /...

“The Clover Mama Afrika project identifies women who are already making a difference in their communities and help them to become self-sustaining with skills...

Sugar and Salt must fall as Pioneer introduces healthier choices

It is estimated that Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) caused by a poor diet account for 40% of the all deaths in South Africa. As a...

Retailers, suppliers co-creating category plans to drive mutual growth

Greame Tulloch, South African MD of global customer science company, Dunnhumby says, “What is essential in category assessment is understanding what is important at...

The four-step strategy to mobile advertising success

Mobile technology allows every single person globally to bridge the gap between their digital and physical worlds, allowing us to access anything we want...

Pioneer shares tumble after shock news of CEO’s exit

Despite a reassuring tone in the accompanying Sens announcement, Pioneer’s shares were unceremoniously marked down almost 7% to a new 12-month low of R118. Roux...

Shoprite calls on students to take up bursary opportunities

Shoprite provided 191 students with bursaries to study over the 2017 academic year, and is calling on more students to take up bursary opportunities...

Ladysmith Spar uses Pricer electronic labels to support perpetual stocktaking

XON Retail deployed 12,000 Pricer labels at his Ladysmith Spar store in July, 2017.  “The system is new to me so I’m discovering more opportunity...

Cape Town pastry chef weighs in on the alarming shortage of...

It's been a tough, dry year for many in the Western Cape with the drought that has alarmingly caused water levels to plummet. Those...

Tech startups crucial to Pick n Pay’s technology strategy

“Tech startups are crucial to Pick n Pay’s technology strategy,” Van Rensburg told Ventureburn in a set of emailed responses. He says over half...

Popimedia creates tool to leverage retail’s big data stockpiles

To date, says Popimedia co-founder and CTO Gil Sperling, retailers have had the ability to evaluate the success of their ad spend on social...

Survey: SA banking clients prefer digital

The Customer Experience in Banking Survey, queried more than 10,000 banking customers in two waves – the first covering the UK, UAE, India and Australia,...

A shopper marketing conundrum: Providing a personalised mobile experience at scale

Big box stores, local supermarkets, and convenience stores all offer very different in-store experiences to shoppers, so reaching shoppers on the platforms they use...