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,...

SA agribusiness confidence at all time high

According to a statement by Agbiz, in the second quarter of this year, Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index figures reached the highest level since its...

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...

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...

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...

Bolt Food and Pathway Cycles shift gears on Cape Town food...

Bolt Food is partnering with Cape Town’s Pathway Cycles in an electric bicycle pilot that could see food delivery couriers boosting their income, reducing...

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...

Top emotions associated with botanical extracts and flavours revealed in new...

New consumer research from Kerry, the world’s leading taste and nutrition company, has revealed that botanical extracts generate several emotions with consumers including energy,...

Global food trade is buoyant, as are prices

Global food trade is poised for a resilient year ahead even as international food commodity prices are set to remain high amid supply and...

Lentegeur garden supplies to Shoprite Mobile Soup Kitchen

It’s harvest time at the Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital’s food garden in Mitchells Plain and almost 50kg of organic produce from this garden is being...