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  • Zara arrives in 106 markets thanks to its new global online store

    November 8, 2018 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Zara arrives in 106 markets thanks to its new global online store

    Zara’s global women’s men’s and kids’ collections will be available online for the first time to customers in Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Ghana,...

  • How augmented reality and virtual reality will transform retail experience

    Retailers investing in digital capabilities to meet customer expectations – Gartner

    October 31, 2018 • RetailComments Off on Retailers investing in digital capabilities to meet customer expectations – Gartner

    Global retail sector technology spending will grow 3.6 per cent to reach almost $203.6 billion in 2019, with similar growth rates for the next two years, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. Customer expectations and competition are forcing...

  • Demand for wateShopping trends from bidorbuyr related items spikes on bidorbuy as #DayZero draws closer

    Shopping trends from bidorbuy

    October 23, 2018 • Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Shopping trends from bidorbuy

    Unsurprisingly, electronics and computers are hands-down the best-selling types of products on South African online marketplace bidorbuy.co.za, followed by watches, fashion, kitchen appliances and smartphones. This is according to a recent survey conducted on...

  • Reimagining retail

    Reimagining retail

    October 23, 2018 • RetailComments Off on Reimagining retail

    In the mid to late 90s, the number of internet businesses grew exponentially. Since consumers were getting connected in their millions, this space was ideal for entrepreneurs to create hype around projected profitability. At the height of the boom, it was...

  • Google donates KES 100 mln to train Kenyan farmers on digital skills

    Google donates KES 100 mln to train Kenyan farmers on digital skills

    October 21, 2018 • East Africa, Education, Industries, Online & SocialComments Off on Google donates KES 100 mln to train Kenyan farmers on digital skills

    Google, in partnership with One Acre Fund, will train 100,000 Kenyan smallholder farmers in digital skills through a KES 100 million grant. Google Kenya Country Manager Charles Murito said the training skills program will help smallholder farmers digitize...

  • How augmented reality and virtual reality will transform retail experience

    Retail technology is changing buying and delivery methods

    October 8, 2018 • RetailComments Off on Retail technology is changing buying and delivery methods

    The retail industry has undergone a massive transformation with the advent of technology. Beyond the rapid rise of online shopping, retailers are spying innovative ways to hang on to traditional shoppers while diversifying both their channels and their wares....

  • 3 key Instagram blunders retailers should steer clear of

    7 tips for providing exceptional shopper support in-store

    October 4, 2018 • RetailComments Off on 7 tips for providing exceptional shopper support in-store

    Customer service is one of the biggest drivers of sales and loyalty in retail, yet plenty of merchants continue to underestimate just how powerful it can be. Head to the mall and you’ll see that many companies still fall short when it comes to serving and...

  • Software-defined networks will enable the store of the future—and keep costs low

    Software-defined networks will enable the store of the future—and keep costs low

    October 2, 2018 • RetailComments Off on Software-defined networks will enable the store of the future—and keep costs low

    The store of the future will use seamlessly integrated technology to create a wonderful retail experience for all its customers, says Metacom CEO Réan van Niekerk — and lower costs at the same time. “What makes a retail experience great is being...

  • Amne Suedi, Principal at Shikana Law Group

    East African law firm predicts key growth for African countries

    September 19, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on East African law firm predicts key growth for African countries

    The burgeoning gaming industry in Africa has been thrown into stark relief during 2018 with countries across the continent driving key measures to capitalise on emerging sectors and authorities keen to discuss the direct and indirect investment opportunities...

  • Customers to benefit from disruption in retail banking, says FNB

    September 18, 2018 • Finance, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Customers to benefit from disruption in retail banking, says FNB

    Customers will be the main beneficiaries of disruption and increased competition in Retail banking due to a potential improvement in value and customer service. This is according to Raj Makanjee, CEO of FNB Retail who is reflecting on the increasingly...

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    The app economy is here and it’s making retail better

    September 13, 2018 • RetailComments Off on The app economy is here and it’s making retail better

    There has been a huge disruption coming in retail over the past few years in the form of mobile technology; and it’s only just getting started. This isn’t solely about using mobile to engage consumers. Cloud-based technologies are breaking down...

  • South Africans will spend over R45 billion online this year, with over 60% making a purchase from an overseas retailer

    PayPal: South Africans will spend over $2.9 billion online this year

    September 6, 2018 • Finance, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on PayPal: South Africans will spend over $2.9 billion online this year

    South Africans will spend over R45 billion ($2.9 billion) online this year, with over 60% making a purchase from an overseas retailer PayPal and Ipsos today released their fourth annual cross-border eCommerce report. Interviews were conducted earlier this...

  • Helping Retailers make faster, more Shopper-centric decisions

    Nielsen launches smart store in South Africa

    August 29, 2018 • Internet of Things, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Nielsen launches smart store in South Africa

    Nielsen has added a new product solution to their Shopper toolkit – a creative and unique solution for retailers and manufacturers globally, helping them get closer to shopper behaviour at the moment of truth and uncover What’s Next. The solution...

  • How augmented reality and virtual reality will transform retail experience

    5 ways IOT improves your retail experience

    August 25, 2018 • Internet of Things, Lists, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 ways IOT improves your retail experience

    As digital is taking business and customer interaction to the next level, the sector which seems to vastly adopt and respond to these technological advancements is retail. The Internet of Things or IoT is revolutionising the world by creating smart devices...

  • SA businesses not exempt from disruption, warns Deloitte as it opens innovative Connected Retail experience in Cape Town

    Are South African retailers ready for the Connected Retail revolution?

    August 23, 2018 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Are South African retailers ready for the Connected Retail revolution?

    A wave of innovation is sweeping the retail sector, both abroad and in South Africa, and Deloitte is addressing this trend with the creation of a Connected Retail experience at its Deloitte Greenhouse innovation space in Cape Town. According to Mike Vincent...

  • It is no new revelation that traditional retailers are having to revisit their business models as new, agile e-commerce stores are eroding the reach of ‘in store’ retail outlets.

    Partnerships helps retailers move from bricks to clicks

    August 22, 2018 • Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Partnerships helps retailers move from bricks to clicks

    It is no new revelation that traditional retailers are having to revisit their business models as new, agile e-commerce stores are eroding the reach of ‘in store’ retail outlets. To mirror the success of newer, online stores, large retailers are looking...