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Smollan buys Argility Technology Group from Capital Eye Investments

South Africa's Argility Technology Group has been snapped up by the Smollan Group, a global intelligent commerce solutions business that works to deliver growth for retailers and brand owners...

12 Jan 2022

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Cape Town confiscates 5,500 bottles of alcohol

Cape Town has seen almost 5,500 bottles of alcohol, the equivalent of 2.941 litres, confiscated by its enforcement staff 16 December...

29 Dec 2021

#BestofBiz 2021: Retail
#BestofBiz 2021: Retail

Discover the most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year...

13 Dec 2021

Black Friday can be more than a short-term revenue boost
Black Friday can be more than a short-term revenue boost

Retailers and brands should use Black Friday as a means of building long-term trust and credibility with their customers...

23 Nov 2021

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Don't let outdated security leave you red-faced on Black Friday

As retailers rush to be present for the two most significant shopping days of the year, it is more important than ever to tighten online security...

By Simeon Tassev 17 Nov 2021

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The rise of fake e-commerce sites around Black Friday - and how to spot them

FortiGuard Labs has observed an increasing number of scams involving counterfeit websites that "appear" to be legitimate e-commerce sites...

5 Nov 2021

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#EcomAfrica: How to build a successful e-commerce business

WATCH: What are the building blocks of a successful e-commerce business? A panel of industry experts sought to unpack this topic during the recent Ecom Africa 2021 virtual conference...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Oct 2021

Implementing fingerprint biometrics in the retail industry
Implementing fingerprint biometrics in the retail industry

Shoplifting, employee theft and fraud and operational errors cost merchants millions of dollars each year. It's a major issue that costs businesses more than $61bn a year, or around 1.62% of total sales - and much more for fashion stores.

By Claude Langley 29 Sep 2021

Robocall fraud to cost consumers $40bn globally in 2022
Robocall fraud to cost consumers $40bn globally in 2022

A new Juniper Research study has found that consumers will lose $40bn to fraudulent robocalls globally in 2022; rising from $31bn in 2021...

27 Sep 2021

Spar continues cleanup operations to 184 damaged stores
Spar continues cleanup operations to 184 damaged stores

A total of 184 Spar Group stores - including 62 Tops liquor stores and 31 Build It stores - were impacted by varying degrees of looting and damage during the civil unrest...

26 Jul 2021

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How cooking oil brought a moment of joy during a dreadful week

It is possible that cooking oil prevented more looting in SA in the last week than the president, the ANC, the intelligence community, the army and the police combined, quips Howard Feldman of Synthesis...

Howard FeldmanBy Howard Feldman 22 Jul 2021

South Africa is bloodied, not bowed - Pick n Pay CEO
South Africa is bloodied, not bowed - Pick n Pay CEO

South Africa is reeling from the devastation caused by the violent riots this past week, but Pick n Pay's group CEO Pieter Boone has reassured affected communities that relief is on the way...

16 Jul 2021

Operation 'rebuild and restock' underway as unrest wanes
Operation 'rebuild and restock' underway as unrest wanes

The intensity and frequency of riots eased on Thursday, and businesses and residents are in the throes of repairing the damage to property and clearing the debris that has resulted from days of looting...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Jul 2021

Brakpan community members protect immigrant-owned spaza shops
Brakpan community members protect immigrant-owned spaza shops

Groups of residents in some parts of Brakpan vowed to protect immigrant-owned shops...

16 Jul 2021






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