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10 retail trends for 2019

For the retail sector as a whole - and for physical stores in particular - 2019 will be a year of reinvention...

By Jackie Kalis 1 day ago

3 consumer trends to keep an eye on in 2019

The third annual RCS Retail Summit - held in Cape Town and Johannesburg - featured three industry experts who presented their takes on the latest trends shaping consumer behaviour within a South African context...

12 Jul 2019

#IRIGrowthSummit: Invest in the tech of tomorrow to thrive in FMCG

At the IRI International Growth Summit held in London this week, Andrew Appel discussed his views on data and technology as the next enablers of competitive advantage in a rapidly changing FMCG environment...

11 Jul 2019

Hisense's new B2B offering gains traction as business in Africa booms

Hisense, supplier of affordable and high-quality electronic goods, is rapidly gaining traction across the continent's business-to-business market and is poised to become a significant player in Africa...

Issued by Ninety9cents 10 Jul 2019

Why AI could boost South Africa's battered retail sector

By not considering the benefits of AI, South African retailers risk leaving money on the table...

By Vian Chinner 9 Jul 2019

Ericsson to build its first fully-automated smart factory

Ericsson is set to build its first fully-automated smart factory in the U.S., expected to be up and running in early 2020...

5 Jul 2019

Amazon is turning 25 - here's a look back at how it changed the world

A quarter of a century ago, on 5 July 1994, a company, which shared a name with the world's largest river, was incorporated. It sold books to customers who got to its website through a dial-up modem...

By Venkatesh Shankar 4 Jul 2019

3 trends in retailtainment

'Retailtainment' is described as the use of "ambiance, emotion, sound and activity to get customers interested in the product and in a mood to buy"...

By Eben Esterhuizen 3 Jul 2019

What the latest technological innovation means for the future of retail

With neverending technological innovation, what will retail look like in the next 20 to 30 years?

By Maroefah Smith 2 Jul 2019

Jumia Food Nigeria partners with fresh food chain

In a bid to promote healthy living among Nigerians, the country's Jumia Food platform has added Nigerian fresh food chain, So Fresh, to its online catalogue of restaurants...

1 Jul 2019

How interior décor helps create immersive retail experiences

Canon deciphers the importance of the settings and ambiences of physical shops as they become more than just a buying space, an opportunity for the brand to build and maintain relationships...

1 Jul 2019

New app scans items to reveal how environmentally-friendly they are

In 2017, married couple, James and Jo Hand, began working on GiKi Enterprise. This came after they realised that buying ethically sourced and sustainable products is an unnecessary hassle...

By Jenna Cook 28 Jun 2019

Effectively integrating digital and real-world retail

Digital transformation has been a hot button topic across industry sectors in recent times. But what does this digital shift mean for retailers and brands looking for a different in-store consumer experience?

By Gareth Smith 27 Jun 2019

Uber Eats launches in Soweto, introduces bicycle deliveries

Uber Eats just added a tenth city to its South African operations. As of Thursday last week, Uber Eats is now available in Soweto...

By Andy Walker 6 Jun 2019

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