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Future of Retail: How retailers can survive in an omnichannel world

Future of Retail: How retailers can survive in an omnichannel world

January 15, 2019 • RetailComments Off on Future of Retail: How retailers can survive in an omnichannel world

Every year, the battle to survive as a brick-and-mortar retailer gets tougher. As consumer expectations heighten and e-commerce sales continue to rise, businesses too slow to adapt to a digital world have a tough road ahead, according to a new study by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. The ‘Road to Digitalization in Retailing‘ report...

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Yodiwo partnership to transform smart retail sector in Africa

Nigerian e-commerce platform, DealDey shuts down

January 14, 2019 • Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian e-commerce platform, DealDey shuts down

DealDey, Nigeria’s e-commerce platform has closed its business in December 2018 and has let go of its workers. In 2015, the company raised $5 million in a Series B funding from Kinnevik which was its original investor. After raising funds, the company laid...

Innovative HP retail solutions tailored for SMEs

Innovative HP retail solutions tailored for SMEs

January 14, 2019 • RetailComments Off on Innovative HP retail solutions tailored for SMEs

HP have announced innovative new solutions designed to meet the unique needs of small and medium-sized retailers and hospitality operators. The new HP Engage One Prime expands HP’s portfolio of point-of-sale systems with an all-in-one solution optimized for...

4 key trends that will strategically shape retail in 2019

January 10, 2019 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on 4 key trends that will strategically shape retail in 2019

As convenience retail continues to grow as an industry sector, retailers must remain focused on the most significant trends that will see their businesses flourish, and in so doing, strengthen their standing in the ever-competitive retail environment....

The top 5 customer experience trends for 2019

January 9, 2019 • RetailComments Off on The top 5 customer experience trends for 2019

2018 has indeed been a tough year for South African businesses. Many organisations have faced closing their doors or reinventing themselves in order to remain in business. Now more than ever, companies need to differentiate themselves, and the most viable way...

Pay for goods and services using Virgin Money app

January 8, 2019 • Online & Social, RetailComments Off on Pay for goods and services using Virgin Money app

With recent developments in consumer and trade focused financial technology, Virgin Money has joined the cashless trend in introducing an app that allows users to pay for goods and services. Virgin Money Spot, the digital peer-to-peer (P2P) payment app that...

LG set to launch smart kitchen innovation at upcoming CES

January 5, 2019 • RetailComments Off on LG set to launch smart kitchen innovation at upcoming CES

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) isn’t here just yet, but LG is already excited to show what it’s been working on. The Korean electronics manufacturer will spend the event showing off new partnerships with a number of companies that will help expand...

Retailers see triple-digit gains

5 Retail trends and predictions for 2019

January 2, 2019 • Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 Retail trends and predictions for 2019

2019 is here, and if you’re in retail, you’re likely wondering what the next 12 months will bring. What must merchants do to win? Will the retail industry prosper and thrive? To help answer these questions, we’ve put together a handful of...

Ensure future retail success with DRF2019

Don’t miss these thrilling topics at the Digital Retail Forum 2019

December 29, 2018 • Events, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Don’t miss these thrilling topics at the Digital Retail Forum 2019

On 30 January 2019, IT News Africa will host the Digital Retail Forum 2019 at the Hilton Sandton located in Johannesburg, South Africa. This highly anticipated event will cover the theme of “Harnessing Digital Technology for Next-Level Customer...

Three ways 3D printing is shaking up retail

December 28, 2018 • RetailComments Off on Three ways 3D printing is shaking up retail

With the advent and rapid evolution of 3D printing technology, the nature of retail is changing dramatically. By decentralizing manufacturing and bringing it physically closer to the consumers it serves, 3D printing enables the on-demand production of...

Argility joins Digital Retail Forum 2019 as Silver sponsor

December 19, 2018 • Events, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Argility joins Digital Retail Forum 2019 as Silver sponsor

Innovator of enterprise software solutions, Argility has signed on as a Silver sponsor of Digital Retail Forum 2019, set to take place on 30 January 2019 at the Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa. Under the theme “Harnessing Digital Technology for...

Santander UK CIO announced as Digital Retail Forum 2019 keynote speaker

Santander UK CIO to speak at Digital Retail Forum 2019

December 10, 2018 • Events, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Santander UK CIO to speak at Digital Retail Forum 2019

Felipe Penacoba Martinez, CIO for Retail and Business Banking at Santander UK has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the upcoming Digital Retail Forum 2019, set to take place on 30 January, at the Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa. Themed...

Smollan announced as Gold sponsor of DRF2019

Smollan announced as Gold sponsor of DRF2019

December 7, 2018 • Events, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Smollan announced as Gold sponsor of DRF2019

  Smollan, a retail solutions company has been announced as Gold sponsor of Digital Retail Forum 2019, set to take place on 30 January at the Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg. The forum will gather over 200 retail industry leaders and experts, who will...

New Vodacom World brings latest technology trends to life

New Vodacom World brings latest technology trends to life

December 7, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New Vodacom World brings latest technology trends to life

The newly designed Vodacom World officially launches today, Friday 07 December 2018. For six months, Vodacom worked on reinventing Vodacom World and now the facility offers new and exciting technologies. Inside the new facility, there is a Vodacom Shop as...

Don’t start the New Year in debt

South African smaller merchants are cashing in online

December 6, 2018 • RetailComments Off on South African smaller merchants are cashing in online

Despite the lackluster macro-economic indicators, South African tenacity showed itself once again as retailers – especially smaller stores – cashed in on the online space over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend says Payment Service Provider, DPO...

Visa, Branch collaborate to expand financial access across Sub-Saharan Africa

BankservAfrica reveals Black Friday card sales

December 6, 2018 • Finance, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on BankservAfrica reveals Black Friday card sales

According to BankservAfrica, Debit and credit card transactions reached 4.8 million during this year’s Black Friday. This represents a 4% year-on-year growth on 2017’s 4.7 million. BankservAfrica’s figures, which covers all in-store card transactions...