DHL announces title partnership of Africa’s largest e-commerce and fintech event

The DHL eCommerce MoneyAfricaConfex has established itself as one of Africa’s biggest opportunities to bring stakeholders in the fintech and e-commerce sectors together. Next...

Pick n Pay appoints new Retail MD

Da Silva, who joins Pick n Pay on 22 January, has an impressive track record in leading retail businesses in a number of countries....

How loyal are South African consumers?

This is great news for South African companies with already established loyalty programmes or for those companies looking to embark on the loyalty journey. What’s important...

Shoprite shares fall after lacklustre update

Grocery chain Shoprite’s share price fell as much as 7% before recovering to trade 1.6% lower at R210 at 9.25am after reporting a sharp...

Pick n Pay, Shoprite, and Checkers are set for big changes...

This is according to Maryla Masojada co-founder and MD of retail business research and analysis firm, Trade Intelligence. “As 2018 begins, we find ourselves in...

Supply chain glitches: one of the greatest risks

A professor at Lehigh University in the USA, a renowned author and founder of the global Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium, Schlegel will be...

Shoprite partners with the Mutshidzi Community Centre to implement sustainable solutions

With access to drinking water and food security being a major challenge in the rural village of Tshavhalovhedz in Limpopo, the Shoprite Group partnered...

Steinhoff shares plunge 60% at opening bell as CEO Markus Jooste...

Steinhoff International CEO Marcus Jooste resigned on Tuesday night, and the release of the company's full-year results - originally scheduled for Wednesday - has been...

Retailers, here’s why you should give email marketing a second chance

Email marketing is an exceptional way to reach your customers through their inboxes. Retailers and other types of businesses have been sending email messages...

BUSSES AND EXTRA HEAVIES CARRIED LOCAL TRUCK MARKET IN NOVEMBER

This is according to the latest results released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), Associated Motor Holdings (AMH) and...

Passionate community beats food insecurity challenges in North West

Headed up by Tutu Phalatse, who resigned as an electrician and single handedly started this garden, the Jericho Business Forum Co-Op is made up of...

Steinhoff exercises its call options for Shoprite

“The implementation of the investment by Star in Shoprite Holdings is subject to a number of conditions precedent, including various merger filings. Shareholders will...

The evolution of retail: Past, present and future

To understand the past — as well as the future — of retail, it’s critical to understand a fundamental concept documented by Harvard University’s...

Why FMCG brands should target consumers with small format OOH

The default platforms for most brands are broadcast, TV, print, large format Out-of-Home (OOH) and more recently online and social media. However small format...

Bar codes: back to the beginning

Smithsonian.com reports that in June 1974, the first item marked with a Universal Product Code (UPC) – a pack of Wrigley’s chewing gum – was scanned through...

Why websites buckled under consumer pressure

The sites either crashed due to the infrastructure they are built on or because the servers could not process a large number of requests...

QR CODES: THE SECRET TO MARKETING SUCCESS

The QR Code (Quick Response Code) is not new but is an ingenious way of satisfying customers’ needs for entertainment, interaction and information. It can also...

Ithuba shines the spotlight on retail enterprise development

In partnership with leading executive institution, Milpark Business School the course is aimed at developing leadership skills of the business owners with modules that...