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Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste...

2 days ago

Engen opens its first pharmacy concept in Kenya

In partnership with Payless Pharmacy, Engen has launched its first pharmacy-service station concept at its Hurlingham branch in Nairobi, Kenya...

3 days ago

Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments

Bitcoin payments could soon be commonplace at Pick n Pay...

19 Sep 2017

#SACSCCongress: The artisanal food revolution and the modern retail space

Retail futurist Howard Saunders discusses some of the shifts in consumer mindset and retail brand innovation...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Sep 2017

Nigeria and SA's fragile economic recovery

Nigeria and South Africa: Out of recession, but not yet out of trouble...?

13 Sep 2017

#FreshConnections: Maryla Masojada on the state of fresh produce retail in SA

Maryla Masojada from Trade Intelligence discusses the trends affecting the produce supply chain and their impacts on the way companies do business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Sep 2017

Tech startups crucial to Pick n Pay's technology strategy

South African retail giant, Pick n Pay, has in the last year worked closely with “at least” ten startups on various projects that have been delivered into the business, says the retailer's deputy CEO Richard van Rensburg...

By Stephen Timm 7 Sep 2017

Dunes Mall opens in Walvis Bay in October

Walvis Bay gets ready to welcome Dunes Mall, a 27,500 m2 development from South African property developer and investor Atterbury...

7 Sep 2017

Setting up shop in Africa presents challenges

Although there are untapped opportunities in the sub-Saharan African real estate markets, retailers face many challenges to setting up shops in some countries...

31 Aug 2017

Massmart sticks to expansion strategy

Massmart says it has not given up on Africa and will continue to invest in its business on the continent...

By Colleen Goko 28 Aug 2017

Google and Walmart team up to take on Amazon

Walmart, the world's biggest retailer, and Google, the internet's predominant search engine, are teaming up in an attempt to challenge Amazon...

24 Aug 2017

Innovation, product diversification drives forecourt retail growth

Expansion in the forecourt convenience retail industry continues, despite the general downturn of the retail industry as a whole...

22 Aug 2017

#CEMAfrica2017: Empowered customer experiences lie in multi-focused design

Sven Schoof, head of customer experience at Spree, discusses how to empower customers to interact with your brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Aug 2017

Steinhoff aims for African champion

Christo Wiese's determination to consolidate his retail holdings in one entity and the Public Investment Corporation's affection for the notion of an African retail champion are behind plans...

By Ann Crotty 11 Aug 2017

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International

QNet boosts direct selling operations in Tanzania

Asian direct selling company, QNet, is expanding its operations into East Africa. The company, which forms part of the $200 billion global direct selling industry, aims to offer quality consumer products and elevate standards of living by encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship.

1 day ago

Hot new talent lights up Milan Fashion Week

MILAN, Italy - Fashion week roared into Milan on Wednesday with a line-up of hotly anticipated shows from fresh talent as well as luxury titans ranging from Moschino to Armani, who are battling for their share of a rebounding market.

2 days ago

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK, US - Retailer Toys 'R' Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a US court, the company said, amid heavy debt and a tough environment for brick-and-mortar stores. The chain which sells toys and baby products in the United States as well 38 other countries and jurisdictions joins other traditional retailers that are struggling to compete with the likes of Amazon.

19 Sep 2017

Gaps in customer intelligence, delivery limiting opportunities - new CMO report

New research from Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, SAP Hybris and SellingPower magazine indicates that sales and marketing need to own customer experience strategy, as only 7% of sales leaders and 9% of chief marketing executives view themselves as the owner of the customer experience, leaving this vital revenue-directing opportunity area without oversight and collective direction.

19 Sep 2017

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