Finance committee briefed on illicit tobacco trade

TISA believes the process now urgently requires that a comprehensive, transparent and multi-stakeholder Socio Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) is conducted to ensure the legislation is evidence-based and...

Managed Print Services – A cost-per-page you can count on.

Certified Managed Print Service (MPS) providers can centralize management of all your devices—including printers, copiers and multifunction printers from multiple manufacturers. And they can show you...

SA loses big as smuggling accounts for 23% of cigarettes smoked

In a report entitled Illicit Tobacco Trade in South Africa, released in March 2018, Japan Tobacco says this is because of the illicit industry’s high profit...

The N3K cash vault: securing cash for retail businesses

An example of Cash Connect’s contribution to safer business, is the N3K. This compact under-counter vault is the ideal cash protection solution for fuel stations, fast...

The reality and risk that SA retailers face

According to the Global Cash Index report released in June 2017, cash remains the preferred method for the majority of payment transactions.  “The prevalence of retail armed robberies,...

5 TIPS TO AVOID BEING A VICTIM OF CASH ROBBERY

Richard Phillips, joint CEO of Cash Connect and an expert in cash management and logistics, shares five practical tips which retailers can apply to reduce their risk...

Legal tobacco industry could disappear in two years, Parliament hears

The Standing Committee on Finance on Wednesday was briefed by several bodies on illicit financial flows in the tobacco industry. Scof chairperson Yunus Carrim said that...

Mark Kingon ready to nip illicit tobacco trade in the bud,...

Officials from the tax authority briefed the standing committee on finance about their efforts to fight the illicit tobacco trade. “At the outset we need to...

Print is not dead – So managing it is key!

In an ongoing column advising best tips and advise in this area, Retail Brief Africa would like to introduce an expert in the field of print...

Sureswipe launches another service to help small retailers grow their businesses

Paul Kent, Managing Director of Sureswipe said, “We believe that all retailers across South Africa should be able to accept card payments to increase sales. This has...

Embracing personalization – Beauty and the Tech.

And since no two people are the same, it’s no surprise that customized beauty is set to be the biggest beauty trend of 2018. Over the past few...

BAT in slight recovery after 22% fall since January

British American Tobacco’s (BAT’s) share price recovered slightly after dropping as much as 22% since January, largely spooked by the global derating of tobacco companies and...

Brand loyalty programmes – Satisfaction and engagement trends:

The report was based on data gained via assessments from 50 000 global consumers, on 800 brands over a variety of sectors, including retail, grocery, gas, entertainment,...

Baby Joshua needs your help

Joshua Naicker (22 months old) was born with an incurable condition, congenital hydrocephalus resulting in several severe and life-threatening diagnoses. He cannot perform any...

8 ways to personalise your customer’s Ecommerce journey.

Personalisation is all about relevance. While this is a somewhat intimidating area to navigate, some brands have already started implementing personalised communication, with huge success. With the...

Health tax deterrent goes up in smoke

Cost to the consumer is important and that has been allowed to remain in the control of the tobacco industry. Of all the mechanisms available for...

Differentiating loyalty programmes through branding.

Differentiating through value and benefits alone, is not sufficient – branding your loyalty programme is one of the most effective approaches you can apply to assist...

PMI receives prestigious design award for its innovative smoke-free product

One of the oldest awards for design excellence globally, the GOOD DESIGN® Awards recognise the most innovative industrial, product and graphic designs. The awards have been...