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#BizTrends2022: The great retail powershift is here

Futurist Jonathan Cherry weighs in on how the decentralisation of the marketplace is turning the retail industry on its head...

Jonathan CherryBy Jonathan Cherry 12 Jan 2022

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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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Subscription economy to hit $275bn in 2022: Where's the growth coming from?

The global market value of the subscription economy will grow to $275bn in 2022, rising from $224bn in 2021, a new Juniper Research study has found...

11 Jan 2022

#BizTrends2022: How online shopping will push the retail boundaries
#BizTrends2022: How online shopping will push the retail boundaries

As Covid-19 is set to consume yet another year, brick and mortar stores are realising they need to move faster on expanding their omnichannel repertoire to meet consumers' changing needs, says NielsenIQ's MD...

Ged NooyBy Ged Nooy 10 Jan 2022

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AI shop assistants: Get ready for a world where you can't tell humans and chatbots apart

There are already more than a billion people interacting with businesses via either text or voice-based conversational tools. Conversational commerce is expected to grow to nearly $300bn by 2025 - half of it from chatbots...

By Shweta Singh 7 Jan 2022

#BizTrends2022: Why retail has changed forever
#BizTrends2022: Why retail has changed forever

Consumers don't want just products. They want hyper-personalised experiences and seamless interventions that fit naturally into their lives. But how do retailers cater to these fast-evolving needs?

John WatlingBy John Watling 6 Jan 2022

#BizTrends2022: The year of purpose and premium
#BizTrends2022: The year of purpose and premium

With a forecasted GDP growth of 4%, South Africa is expected to underperform global GDP growth, which is projected to be 6%. Brands in SA will need to be agile and aggressive to grow in this market...

Nicolet PienaarBy Nicolet Pienaar 5 Jan 2022

#BizTrends2022: Dear Retail. Let me cheer you up.
#BizTrends2022: Dear Retail. Let me cheer you up.

Dear Retail, let's not dwell on the last couple of years, because here's the truth: the future is ours to shape and we are at the beginning of a retail revolution...

Howard SaundersBy Howard Saunders 5 Jan 2022

Runner-up, Joy Ezeka of Zuri and Imani design studio,Suraya Williams of Design Twenty-Six in third place and winner Moshibudi Piet of Sabafuraha
Medical scrubs manufacturer wins clothing industry competition

Medical scrubs manufacturer, Sabafuraha has been awarded the top prize in Cape Town's clothing industry's first business accelerator project...

24 Dec 2021

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SA consumers spending less this festive season

South Africans are shopping a lot more conservatively this festive season...

22 Dec 2021

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Customer experience: the key differentiator

South African consumers are expected to have spent R250bn in 2021 - a 20% increase from 2020...

21 Dec 2021

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Delivering exponential value: A retail resolution for 2022

Delivering on value starts with recognising that the customer is the most important factor in the transaction, writes Teljoy CEO Jonathan Hurvitz...

Jonathan HurvitzBy Jonathan Hurvitz 15 Dec 2021

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Refreshing the retail experience beyond Omicron

Now is the time for forward-thinking retailers to plan strategically for how they will attract and retain customers during 2022, says Steven Heilbron, CEO of Capital Connect...

14 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

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