Shifting consumer purchasing patterns & switched-on retail

Consumer purchasing patterns have become far more complicated over the past 18 months with a plethora of devices and more points of sale as...

Shoprite to exit Uganda and Madagascar after review

South Africa’s largest grocery retailer Shoprite Holdings said on Monday it is withdrawing from Uganda and Madagascar, adding to its growing list of African...

78% of SMEs in retail across Middle East and Africa optimistic...

Although different sectors were exposed to and impacted in diverging ways to the extensive changes of the COVID-19 pandemic, Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)...

Shoprite’s Money Market launches instant EFT payments

Shoprite has announced the launch of its Money Market Account instant electronic funds transfer (EFT) service. This makes it the first retailer to launch an EFT service in South...

Massmart sells most food assets to Shoprite for R1.35bn

Massmart is selling its non-core food assets to rival Shoprite Holdings for R1.36 billion to focus on businesses with high returns, the South African...

Carlsberg raises guidance as beer volumes recover

Danish brewer, Carlsberg, raised its full-year earnings guidance on Wednesday after reporting second-quarter sales above expectations as beer volumes exceeded pre-pandemic levels.The world's third-biggest...

5 Hard seltzers taking South Africa by storm

With the myriad of hard seltzers on the market, it takes a lot to stand out. A hard seltzer is a drink made from lightly-flavoured...

Pick n Pay and Standard Bank partner to bring banking closer...

Pick n Pay and Standard Bank have entered into a partnership that will bring banking closer to the two organisations’ customers. Standard Bank has...

SA retail sales up 10.4% year-on-year in June

Stats SA has reported that retail trade sales increased by 10.4% year-on-year in June 2021. The largest annual growth rates were recorded for: all 'other'...

Shoprite innovates with new digital business unit and checkout-free concept store

The Shoprite Group has launched its new ground-breaking digital business unit - ShopriteX. The group is also trialling a cashless, checkout-free concept store - Checkers Rush.Incubated over...

Entrepreneurs need to better understand risk and fail better by failing...

Are entrepreneurs risk takers at heart or calculated visionaries? According to serial entrepreneur and Ukheshe Technologies CEO, Clayton Hayward, many entrepreneurs don’t truly understand...

A challenge to government from the franchise sector… “We’ll do our...

As the Franchise Association prepares to hold their most important virtual conference in their 42 years on the 25 and 26 August 2021 that...

Shoprite steps up to boost small businesses with Shoprite Hustle competition

Shoprite is once again stepping up to enable entrepreneurs to grow their businesses with the 2021 Shoprite Hustle competition.The annual competition boosts small business development...

What are the CORE requirements for building an omnichannel customer experience?

If asked, many organisations will tell you that they offer an omnichannel customer experience. A good proportion of them, however, would be wrong. What they’re...

Four steps to fixing cash flow and help SMEs survive

We are all familiar with the saying in business that "cash is king" and, if that’s the case, then cash flow is the lifeblood...

Takealot appoints Mamongae Mahlare as new chief executive officer

Online retailer, Takealot, has appointed Mamongae Mahlare as its new group CEO, effective from October 1. Mahlare, a former Illovo Sugar MD, would take over...

Polish shopping centres join the vaccination drive

Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed EPP (JSE: EPP), Poland’s biggest retail landlord, has joined the country’s nationwide campaign to promote the COVID-19 vaccination by introducing...

Spar International rolls out integrated grocery e-commerce platform globally

Spar International, as part of its worldwide digital transformation strategy, is partnering with Naveo Commerce - a unique end-to-end e-commerce and fulfilment technology provider, to offer...