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...

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...

Small-scale farmer expands backyard business into one now supplying Africa’s biggest...

South African farmer Kepas CB Melodi started his business by spotting a gap in the market - and, aided by the hands-on approach of...

Nando’s finally puts intensely popular Mozambican Paprika flavour on store shelves

In June 2017, Nando’s embraced the delicious smoky flavours of Mozambican cuisine with the addition of its latest flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken flavour, Mozambican Paprika. For...

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...

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...

Top stories you may have missed

Here are the top stories our readers found most interesting this past week...McCain Foods and partners aim to reduce malnutrition in SA with sweet...

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...

4 Lessons for future-ready manufacturing

The persistent nature of COVID-19’s disruption on the manufacturing industry highlights a need, and an opportunity, to rethink business operations to be more adaptable...

Pick n Pay annual sales hit by alcohol and tobacco bans

Pick n Pay published a trading and earnings update, with the group currently finalising its financial results for the 52 weeks ended 28 February...

How to find success in the B2B digital game

Many businesses were already feeling a sense of urgency to launch a digital commerce initiative prior to the pandemic. The manual processes that businesses...

Is the informal sector ready to go cashless?

Technology liberates. This was the motif of a recent podcast featuring Nedbank's Executive of Emerging Payments, Chipo Mushwana, Entrepreneur & Author of KasiNomics, GG Alcock and...

Consumer convenience a competitive brand advantage in a connected world –...

There was time, not terribly long ago, when, if you wanted to purchase a product, you would have to physically visit a store in...