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2019 Research Conference to unpack retail trends, tech and the 'Afripolitan' consumer

The 9th Annual South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference, a mainstay event on SA's shopping centre and retail industry calendar, is set to take place at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg on 3 April...

2 days ago

#SeamlessSA: Physical retail needs to step up

Traditional brick and mortar retailers still have a future despite the boom in online retail, but they have to be open to change...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

#PoY2019: South Africa's favourite consumer products revealed

South Africa's most innovative consumer products have been recognised in the 11th annual Product of the Year awards...

15 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: Strategic partnerships key to seamless payment ecosystem

Strategic partnerships between payment services are crucial in ensuring that the payment ecosystem is seamless...

By Maroefah Smith 15 Mar 2019

The Waterpod: improving access to affordable drinking water in Africa

The Waterpod could be Africa's answer to providing access to safe, affordable drinking water, while at the same time fighting the environmental scourge of single-use plastics...

15 Mar 2019

8 trends driving innovation in sub-Saharan Africa

Across all consumer industries, innovation in sub-Saharan Africa is seeing new products and services offered to address challenges the continent faces...

12 Mar 2019

Mobile wallets still have a way to go

Mobile wallets just haven't lived up to expectations...

6 Mar 2019

Algorithms are maximising profits for online retailers by colluding to keep prices high

Have you ever searched for a product online in the morning and gone back to look at it again in the evening only to find the price has changed?

By Graeme McLean 5 Mar 2019

Amazon's Project Zero lets brands remove fake product listings

Through a new initiative called Project Zero, Amazon wants to empower brands to help stop the spread of counterfeit products on the marketplace...

5 Mar 2019

MakeMeMobile and Bartrans merge to form Bidvest Mobility

MakeMeMobile and Bartrans, both wholly owned by The Bidvest Group, have merged to form a new entity called Bidvest Mobility. This follows Bidvest's acquisitions of MakeMeMobile at the end of October 2018 and of Bartrans during 2017...

Issued by MakeMeMobile 1 Mar 2019

Why the rise of digital commerce holds promise for Africa

80 million young people will benefit from the rise of digital commerce in Africa by 2030, according to a new report released by the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BFA...

28 Feb 2019

Retail marketing and point of purchase trends for 2019

Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.'s company thought leaders are peeking into their crystal balls to predict what the coming 365 days have in store for the retail and point-of-purchase industries...

By Leo Van De Polder 28 Feb 2019

3 technology titans reshaping retail

To say that Amazon has shaken up US retailing is almost a cliché at this point. Looking globally, we see powerful tremors from seismic shifts in retailing driven by Alibaba in China and MercadoLibre in South America...

By Stephen Dover, Dan Searle, Katherine Owen, Mary Ki 26 Feb 2019

Superbalist phishing scam sneakily asks for your credit card info

Clothing retailer Superbalist on Monday alerted users that a new phishing scam is doing the rounds via SMS and email...

By Andy Walker 25 Feb 2019

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