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Technology is disrupting the SME commercial lending sector in South Africa

Alternative, technology-powered financing solutions are disrupting South Africa’s commercial lending market, especially the retail space and in the process its helping thousands of SMEs...

SA retail sales increase by 95.8% in April

Stats SA has reported that retail trade sales grew 95.8% year-on-year in April 2021. The largest annual growth rates were recorded for retailers in textiles, clothing,...

Is it time to upgrade to ERP?

There are a few clear signals indicating that the current software solution may be holding back business growth. Making the move from an accountancy...

Traditional advertising is dead

No industry has been better able to adapt over the years than advertising. In fact, its origin dates back to ancient times, where it...

Organic & Natural Virtual Trade Talk Shop speaker lineup announced

The speaker lineup has been finalised for the annual Organic & Natural event happening next week from 22-23 June, 2021.Join over 200 registered organic...

Pick n Pay’s exclusivity provisions in lease agreements coming to an...

Supermarkets that are privately owned and controlled by historically disadvantaged persons can immediately access letting space in all shopping centres where a Pick n...

Debunking the myths about heated tobacco

Smoking is bad, everyone knows this and while quitting is the best option, many won't which is why in recent years research and development...

Cybersecurity is more than a tech issue – it’s a business...

A concerning number of South African companies are not prepared for the inevitability of a cyberattack despite the significant financial and reputational risks, according...

Top stories you may have missed

Here are the top stories our readers found most interesting this past week...Telkom launches Africa’s first virtual card for WhatsApp paymentshttps://retailbriefafrica.co.za/telkom-launches-africas-first-virtual-card-for-transacting-on-whatsapp/Five questions to ask...

Creating connections with consumers

While COVID-19 has changed consumers’ buying habits, brand owners continue to shift their understanding of how to create meaningful experiences for consumers using their...

Cutting costs on packaging production lines

How efficient are your production processes? Even the best factories have a few weak links in the chain. Evaluating the threats to production’s bottom...

Doing business in a fragmented landscape

To say that 2020 was a shock to the system is an understatement. And while the current market is still an uncomfortable space to...

Top emotions associated with botanical extracts and flavours revealed in new...

New consumer research from Kerry, the world’s leading taste and nutrition company, has revealed that botanical extracts generate several emotions with consumers including energy,...

Five questions to ask when looking for a contract manufacturer

More and more small and medium business owners in South Africa are looking to develop bespoke brands in consumer product lines such as health...

North West govt intervenes in Clover factory closure

North West Premier, Prof Tebogo Job Mokgoro, has dispatched a team to meet the management of Clover in an effort to halt the looming...

World Anti-Counterfeiting Day – The growing impact of counterfeit products on...

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) reported that the international trade of counterfeit and pirated products is worth up to €460 billion.Not only...

BIC® introduces limited-edition vintage car tin collection for Father’s Day

BIC® has launched a collection of limited-edition BIC® Father’s Day Vintage Car Tins, making for an affordable, novel and long-lasting gift for the special...

SMEs feeling economic pinch turn to innovative tech platforms to save...

More than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic and South Africa’s SMEs remain under enormous pressure and are increasingly looking to technology for ways...