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...

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...

New research shows South Africa’s levy on sugar-sweetened drinks is having...

Three years ago South Africa introduced Africa’s first major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages based on grams of sugar. The tax now stands at about...

US grocers have spent $24bn on pandemic-related expenses

From increased cleaning and sanitation supplies to incentive pay, food retailers have paid a steep price to meet increased consumer demands and operate safely...

5 retail categories that will lead the sector’s recovery in 2021

While StatsSA’s latest figures show retail trade falling 3.5% year-on-year from 2019 to 2020, continuing a 10-month downward spiral, South Africa’s retailers are starting to...

Coca-Cola rolling out new pack design

The Coca-Cola Company has unveiled a new design system for the Coca-Cola trademark that brings its Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Diet Coke lines...

Nestlé to launch plant-based Milo drink in Asia

Nestlé has announced the launch of a plant-based, ready-to-drink (RTD) version of its Milo cocoa beverage in Asia, along with two plant-based coffee RTDs.The...

Collaborating in a new business environment

In this disruptive new world of work, organisational teams require support to become more efficient at delivering services. Critical to this is establishing a...

Calculating your beverage sustainability impact: Kerry releases calculator for dry beverages...

World leading taste and nutrition company, Kerry has launched an online, interactive sustainability calculator that enables beverage providers to quickly examine the significant benefits of...

Kenyan retail-tech startup Tanda secures funding for regional expansion

Kenyan agency banking startup Tanda is expanding its operations regionally after securing funding from early-stage African tech investor HAVAÍC, Zedcrest Capital, DFS Lab, Victor...

The top 5 benefits of ERP in the manufacturing industry

The extension of lockdown restrictions weighed heavily on production in Africa’s manufacturing industries at the start of 2021, causing many to lose momentum. At the...

Shopping price war 2021: Woolworths vs PnP vs Checkers vs Spar

As South Africans face rising food prices despite low levels of headline inflation, the latest BusinessTech shopping price comparison among the biggest retailers in...

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Consumer loyalty – meeting ever-evolving member expectations

Few would argue that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we interact, the way we work and play … the way we live....

CHEP’s in-store replenishment innovations meet retail need for sales, safety and...

Innovative retail platforms recently launched in stores have emerged as a hygienic sales solution during the safety-conscious pandemic era, while also sustainably providing choice...

Diageo helps keep chisanyama fires blazing at 50 On Gugs

Cape Town’s most popular chisanyama may have less action with the pandemic, but 50 On Gugs owner Sindile Kama says his local market is...