Tata launches Tata Ultra light trucks

According to the company, the Tata Ultra is designed and tested for South African conditions and will deliver five key benefits:-       - Ultra versatility with...

SA sees record maize crop even bigger in last estimate

Growers will probably reap 16.74 million metric tons of corn in the 2016 to 2017 season, Lusani Ndou, a senior statistician at the Pretoria-based Crop Estimates...

Free State Community garden gets a boost from Shoprite’s involvement

Shoprite got involved with training and capacitating Kguagelo’s already established food garden, as well as training community members to manufacture various products such as...

No paying via bitcoin just yet, says Pick n Pay

The grocery retailer piloted the bitcoin payment system at its Cape Town store in what is described as a world first. Industry insiders say other retailers...

Telkom subsidiary Openserve to offer township Wi-Fi

It will pilot its wholesale Wi-Fi network offering in selected townships before the end of 2018. Speaking on the sidelines of the Southern Africa Telecommunication...

Want to improve profits in the trucking industry? Focus on safety

As cross-border trade in Africa continues to develop, it seems likely that we may see even more trucks on our roads in the not...

Bitcoin now accepted at Pick n Pay

In a statement posted on its website, Cape Town-based specialist software payments development house Electrum, said customers at Pick n Pay’s campus store are...

Dawn’s stock rockets as it reaches deal to sell Grohe Dawn...

The Lixil corporation, which holds 51% of GDW, is to buy Dawn's 49% stake, firming up a nonbinding agreement struck in July. Under the proposed agreement, GDW would...

SA clambers out of recession but retail sector is likely to...

The sector grew less than expected at the start of the third quarter with marginal growth of 1.8% year on year in July 2017...

PIONEER FOODS: Shake-up spooks the market

To say the news that Phil Roux will vacate his position as Pioneer Foods group CEO at the end of the month caught the...

How to supercharge ROI from your retail marketing

Point-of-sale (POS) data provides critical information, but it only tells part of the story. When it comes to optimising your marketing, real power comes...

JLL report reveals growing demand for prime logistics space in Africa

Anthony Lewis, head of investor services for JLL Sub-Saharan Africa comments, “With forecasts of sustained high economic growth rates in several African countries, there...

With silos bulging, SA looks abroad

Agricultural economists expect the surplus crop produced this year to be carried forward into the next harvest season as there is weak global demand...

A shopper marketing conundrum: Providing a personalised mobile experience at scale

Big box stores, local supermarkets, and convenience stores all offer very different in-store experiences to shoppers, so reaching shoppers on the platforms they use...

Survey: SA banking clients prefer digital

The Customer Experience in Banking Survey, queried more than 10,000 banking customers in two waves – the first covering the UK, UAE, India and Australia,...

Popimedia creates tool to leverage retail’s big data stockpiles

To date, says Popimedia co-founder and CTO Gil Sperling, retailers have had the ability to evaluate the success of their ad spend on social...

Shoprite first big retailer to run foul of reckless-lending laws

The Shoprite Group is the first large retailer to be found guilty of reckless lending by the national consumer tribunal. The national credit regulator announced...

Tech startups crucial to Pick n Pay’s technology strategy

“Tech startups are crucial to Pick n Pay’s technology strategy,” Van Rensburg told Ventureburn in a set of emailed responses. He says over half...