Wal-Mart brings more cities online in its push for e-commerce dominance

The world’s biggest retailer is expanding the service to Orlando and Dallas in a partnership with Uber Technologies, whose drivers will make the home...

Retailers, suppliers co-creating category plans to drive mutual growth

Greame Tulloch, South African MD of global customer science company, Dunnhumby says, “What is essential in category assessment is understanding what is important at...

The four-step strategy to mobile advertising success

Mobile technology allows every single person globally to bridge the gap between their digital and physical worlds, allowing us to access anything we want...

Jan Braai is encouraging South Africans to switch Braai Day up...

South Africa’s best public holiday National Braai Day on 24 September. It is a special day because it celebrates our heritage and combines one of the country’s...

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...

Operational efficiency pays off for Afrox

Gases and welding products group African Oxygen (Afrox) has recorded a 22% rise in first-half headline earnings per share (HEPS) to 93.3c, which was...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pick n Pay shares drop after warning retrenchment costs will eat...

The grocery chain said in a trading statement that HEPS for the 26 weeks to August 27 would be at least 19c, or 20%, lower...

Absa and Pick n Pay celebrate partnership of 50 years and...

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. In 1967, Raymond Ackerman, the driving force behind the company we know today as Pick...