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Gender gap in mobile internet use is shrinking despite the onset...

A record number of women in South Asia now use mobile internet services, helping shrink the gender gap to 15% from 19% last year...

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,...

Epson celebrates 20 years as global leader in projectors

Epson, the leading global projector brand, celebrates 20 years as the world’s leading projector manufacturer. In the space of eight years, Epson has also...

European and US consumer electronics sectors to witness recovery in 2021,...

The COVID-19 has triggered a massive shift in consumer spending, directly impacting the consumer electronics sector and cutting down global revenues by $10.7bn in...

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...

Shoprite invests R700 million to upskill unemployed youth

The Shoprite Group has spent more than R700 million over the past five years on extensive retail skills and training programmes to enhance the...

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...

Local businesses key to post-Covid recovery of SA’s economy

Good news for South Africans running their own enterprises, especially at a time when the economy, and livelihoods, are under strain, is that a...

Hyde Park Corner takes Father’s Day to a whole new level

Earlier in June car enthusiasts were treated to a jaw-dropping showcase of classic and supercars, brought to you by Zebra Square Gallery. Now, on...

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...