Why retailers should be given a shot at the vaccine rollout
Why retailers should be given a shot at the vaccine rollout

There is no better platform to help get the vaccine to the people than the retail distribution networks, writes Smollan chief growth and innovation officer Michael Smollan...

Michael SmollanBy Michael Smollan 16 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Golden intersection of e-commerce and commercial real estate
#EcommerceDay2021: Golden intersection of e-commerce and commercial real estate

Inospace CEO Rael Levitt unpacks why distribution centres and warehouses are set to become "the new 'hot' property class"...

Rael LevittBy Rael Levitt 9 Mar 2021

Food for thought: the global rise of dark kitchens and stores
Food for thought: the global rise of dark kitchens and stores

Behind the door of a nondescript warehouse unit in Wynberg, north of Johannesburg, lies a microcosm of how we are going to buy food for the foreseeable future...

Rael LevittBy Rael Levitt 18 Sep 2020

#LockdownLessons: Mielie Mailer uses nature to help save the world
#LockdownLessons: Mielie Mailer uses nature to help save the world

Trent Pike, founder of Mielie Mailer, believes that after the nationwide lockdown, more courier companies should consider looking at sustainable alternatives...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 24 Apr 2020

Prepare for 'contactless deliveries' in South Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic
Prepare for 'contactless deliveries' in South Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic

Couriers will now also practice the art of "social distancing" from this week as online retailers do their bit to mitigate the spread of Covid-19...

Andy WalkerBy Andy Walker 20 Mar 2020

#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SA
#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SA

Mielie Mailer is a lifestyle-driven enterprise that seeks to help humans make better choices for themselves and for the planet...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 25 Nov 2019

What SA's FMCG space can learn from Kenya
What SA's FMCG space can learn from Kenya

The simplest way of optimising route to market is through pre-sales, which then creates a predictable order and allows for the best delivery routes to be calculated...

Andrew DawsonBy Andrew Dawson 25 Nov 2019

How FMCG companies can prepare for the red season spike
How FMCG companies can prepare for the red season spike

As we enter the festive season, demand for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) increases rapidly, often leaving manufacturers scrambling to fulfil orders from their distribution channel...

Andrew DawsonBy Andrew Dawson 14 Nov 2019

Route optimisation and line of sight are key to maximising van sales in the main market
Route optimisation and line of sight are key to maximising van sales in the main market

Van sales make up a significant proportion of total sales, the success of which is entirely dependent on who gets to the retailer first and how much share of wallet is available at that point...

Andrew DawsonBy Andrew Dawson 21 Aug 2019

JIT manufacturing at the core of an optimised FMCG supply chain
JIT manufacturing at the core of an optimised FMCG supply chain

The ability to manufacture 'just enough' stock to cover orders and deliver 'just enough' product to every retailer is the optimal supply chain scenario in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry...

Andrew DawsonBy Andrew Dawson 24 Jun 2019

Marko Salic, CEO of Argilty
Q&A: Marko Salic on digitally transforming retail and supply chain solutions

Argility is a South African enterprise software development and services company focussing on using industry 4.0 technologies in the retail and supply chain arena...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 3 May 2019

How an efficient warehouse operation could save you a sale
How an efficient warehouse operation could save you a sale

One of the biggest frustrations instore shoppers face is not being able to find products they're looking for - whether they are sold out, hard to find or simply not practical to keep in stock...

Mark ThomsonBy Mark Thomson 15 Feb 2019

#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sector
#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sector

Arlax is a centralised B2B logistics marketplace with the aim to bridge the gap between suppliers and transporters...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 21 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 key trends that will continue to shape convenience retail in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 4 key trends that will continue to shape convenience retail in 2019

As convenience retail continues to grow as an industry sector, retailers must remain focused on the most significant trends that will see their businesses flourish...

Joe BoyleBy Joe Boyle 8 Jan 2019

5 ways to build a better supply chain
5 ways to build a better supply chain

In South Africa, optimising the supply chain is essential for company performance...

Kerry HopeBy Kerry Hope 17 Oct 2018

SA deliveries startup Droppa launches retail gateway
SA deliveries startup Droppa launches retail gateway

South African on-demand delivery startup Droppa has launched Droppa Retail, a gateway for retail stores, warehouses and distribution centres to make deliveries to their customers...

Tom JacksonBy Tom Jackson 26 Sep 2018

Boost your business with smart delivery
Boost your business with smart delivery

It can be difficult to carve out a competitive advantage in today's cutthroat business environment. For some companies, investments have been focused on creating digital advantage through measures like apps or fancy websites...

Morné StoltzBy Morné Stoltz 17 Sep 2018

Shop on Amazon from Ghana with startup Eazyloop
Shop on Amazon from Ghana with startup Eazyloop

Ghanaian startup Eazyloop is allowing users to shop on international platforms like Amazon and have their purchases delivered to their door within two weeks...

Tom JacksonBy Tom Jackson 13 Aug 2018

Kenyan e-commerce startup Sokowatch raises $2m seed round
Kenyan e-commerce startup Sokowatch raises $2m seed round

Kenyan B2B e-commerce startup Sokowatch has closed a $2 million seed round to further expand its customer base across East Africa while also piloting additional value-added services for shops...

Tom JacksonBy Tom Jackson 30 Jul 2018

Unicef opens applications for $100k fund for drone startups
Unicef opens applications for $100k fund for drone startups

Applications have opened for the Unicef Innovation Fund for Drone Startups, which will provide up to $100,000 in equity-free investment for profit-making tech startups that have potential to benefit humanity through the use of drones...

Tom JacksonBy Tom Jackson 28 Jun 2018

When it comes to imports, timing is everything
When it comes to imports, timing is everything

Even though demand in South Africa for imported goods (think oil, vehicles, and equipment) are high regardless of price, common sense indicates that when the currency is stronger, it becomes cheaper to do so...

Dr Greg ClineBy Dr Greg Cline 18 Jun 2018

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