The Digital Retail Forum 2020 took place on 29  January at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference focused on emerging technologies such as Ai, IoT, drones, digital payment solutions, new eCommerce models and mobility are disrupting the retail sector. Gathering over 200 retail industry leaders and experts, #DRF2020 commenced under...
The Digital Retail Forum 2020 is set to take place on 29  January at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference will be focused on emerging technologies such as Ai, IoT, drones, digital payment solutions, new eCommerce models and mobility are disrupting the retail sector.  The Wholesale and Retail...
Digital Retail Forum 2020, scheduled for  29 January at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa, will be focused on how emerging technologies — such as Ai, IoT, drones, digital payment solutions, new eCommerce models and mobility — are disrupting the retail sector.  With “Digital Disruption in Retail: Apocalypse or Revolution”, ...
Predictive Insights has signed on as a bronze sponsor for the Digital Retail Forum 2020 that is slated to take place on the 29th January 2020, at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg. Predictive Insights, a product development studio that uses AI and machine learning to improve their clients’ products, services and...
The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is gaining traction in all sectors. Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and automation are being applied to create ingenious innovations – advancements aimed at making life easier, improving productivity and speeding up the evolution of industries. McKinsey Digital reports that most aspects of car manufacturing will...
Marek Zmysłowski, Polish-born entrepreneur focused on online businesses in Frontier and Emerging Markets, has been confirmed as a Keynote Speaker at the Digital Retail Forum 2020 — taking place on 29 January at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Marek will deliver a keynote titled: Chasing Black Unicorns – The...
The Digital Retail Forum 2020 is set to take place on 29  January at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference will be focused on emerging technologies such as Ai, IoT, drones, digital payment solutions, new eCommerce models and mobility are disrupting the retail sector.  Argility Technology Group  (ATG)...
Following a successful 2019 event, the 2nd Digital Retail Forum will take place on 29 January at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa. The forum will feature speakers who are thought leaders, visionaries and experts in the retail space. #DigitalRetailForum is hosted by IT News Africa and will bring together over...
South African branch of Walmart, Massmart has revealed that it plans on shutting down the entire Dion Wired chain - a total of 23 stores across the country - in an attempt to recover from disappointing earnings. In an initial statement from the company, it says, “the Massmart Group has...
Retailers have always been at the forefront of each new wave of digital advancement, in an effort to accommodate the increase in both the number of customers and the ensuing volume of products and transactions. Their own digital transformation starting decades prior, with investment into core transactional and system...
Fast food restaurants, also known as Quick-Service Restaurants (QSRs), have been at the forefront of adopting new digital technologies to interact with their customers, improve their service offering and leverage the customer’s dining experience. New technologies are enabling customers to customise their orders, self-order, pay in a faster and...
As the year comes to an end, it is clear that the role and function of brick and mortar stores have fundamentally changed. Increasingly, physical stores have to become a seamless extension of an overall customer experience that blends the best of the online and offline worlds. Indeed, savvy and...
The 2nd annual Digital Retail Forum is set to take place on the 29th of January 2020, at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. The forum is hosted by IT News Africa, under the theme; Digital Disruption in Retail: Apocalypse or Revolution. Following a successful 2019 event, #DigitalRetailForum will bring together over...
Retail giant, Makro announced on Wednesday, 4 December 2019, that shoppers at its 22 South African outlets and online store can now experience instant customer care and service by connecting with them directly via WhatsApp. Some of the features available in Makro’s chat include tracking orders, viewing current catalogues,...
Earlier this week, Jumia announced that it's suspending all e-commerce operations in Tanzania - this comes just two weeks after Africa's 'Amazon' revealed its exit from Cameroon - making it the second African market to lose the site in less than a month. In an official statement released by the...
It’s around the corner and South African consumers are frantically making their wishlists: another Black Friday, when – for once – the rule that says, ‘If it looks too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true’ just might not hold.  Black Friday, after all,...
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