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Festival-goers can now shop and ship to Amazon lockers at Coachella
Festival-goers can now shop and ship to Amazon lockers at CoachellaArticle

Visitors to the USA's popular Coachella festival in April will now be able to shop festival essentials from Amazon to be delivered to an Amazon locker located inside the event...

14 Feb 2019

Meet Scout, Amazon's new delivery robot
Meet Scout, Amazon's new delivery robotArticle

Amazon is field testing a new delivery robot called Scout, which the company describes as a "fully-electric delivery system" designed to safely get packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices...

28 Jan 2019

5 retail trend predictions for 2019
5 retail trend predictions for 2019Article

With this year coming to a close, what must retailers do to prosper in 2019?

7 Dec 2018

#MobileCommerce: The right product, to the right customer, at the right time
#MobileCommerce: The right product, to the right customer, at the right timeArticle

As Cape Union Mart Group's director of e-commerce, Amanda Herson has the mammoth task of ensuring a seamless online experience for some of South Africa's most loved retail brands...

Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Jul 2018

We must ensure new food retail technologies are pathways - not barriers - to better health
We must ensure new food retail technologies are pathways - not barriers - to better healthArticle

Imagine a world where smart pantries sense when you are running out of your favourite food and order more of it, without you lifting a finger. Where intelligent robots roam your grocery store, ever at your service...

Kathryn Backholer 11 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: The last mile digitised, democratised and on-demand
#MobileCommerce: The last mile digitised, democratised and on-demandArticle

It's no secret, in the digital age shoppers want what we want when we want it...

Bronwyn Williams 10 Jul 2018

Designing a great customer journey can help even the smallest digital offering
Designing a great customer journey can help even the smallest digital offeringArticle

From the moment they click onto an e-commerce site, customers develop a lasting impression of your brand...

Brendon Williamson 18 May 2018

Kenya's Wagon Shopping posts strong growth as it seeks funding
Kenya's Wagon Shopping posts strong growth as it seeks fundingArticle

Kenyan e-commerce startup Wagon Shopping processed KES405,000 ($4,000) worth of orders in the first quarter of this year, up 675% from last year, as it positions itself for a funding round...

Tom Jackson 16 May 2018

Kenya's MoBar Delivery brings alcohol to your door
Kenya's MoBar Delivery brings alcohol to your doorArticle

Kenyan startup MoBar Delivery is connecting consumers with suppliers via couriers using a mobile app, streamlining and simplifying distribution of goods, starting with alcohol...

Tom Jackson 11 Apr 2018

Cross-border e-commerce offers boundless growth opportunity for African business
Cross-border e-commerce offers boundless growth opportunity for African businessArticle

Cross border e-commerce continues to provide significant growth opportunities for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering...

15 Mar 2018

Amazon unveils grocery delivery via Whole Foods chain
Amazon unveils grocery delivery via Whole Foods chainArticle

US online giant Amazon on Thursday unveiled plans to launch grocery delivery to a number of US cities for its Prime subscribers using its recently acquired Whole Foods supermarket chain...

9 Feb 2018

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash
#BizTrends2018: Startups shaking up the sectorArticle

The logistics industry is in the midst of one of the greatest revolutions in history, thanks to digitisation, technology advancing at such a rapid pace, and business owners adopting new, forward-thinking, collaborative business models...

Ilse van den Berg 30 Jan 2018

Mungo Park
#BizTrends2018: Unlock value in supply chain and rise to the challengesArticle

Mungo Park, president of leading Southern African supply chain and operations management association Sapics, shares his insights on supply chain trends in 2018, and offers advice to organisations seeking to unlock value in their supply chains and rise to the challenges in the year ahead.

Mungo Park 19 Dec 2017

#BizTrends2018: Mobile means more e-commerce opportunity than ever before
#BizTrends2018: Mobile means more e-commerce opportunity than ever beforeArticle

The proliferation of mobile phone networks in Asia-Pacific and Africa has transformed how people connect, communicate and shop...

Mark Mahoney, Issued by Aramex 19 Dec 2017

SA's WumDrop acquired by Makro
SA's WumDrop acquired by MakroArticle

Cash and carry chain store Makro has acquired a majority stake in South African last mile delivery startup WumDrop, in a move that will allow it to speed up delivery of orders...

Tom Jackson 21 Nov 2017

Entrepreneurship move over, intrapreneurship is here
Entrepreneurship move over, intrapreneurship is hereArticle

Business environments are undergoing major change as disruption remains one of the only constants. Innovators and those embracing change are succeeding, whilst those that don't continue to struggle. This is were intrapreneurship plays a critical role...

30 Oct 2017

Africa needs to focus on 'intrapreneurship'
Africa needs to focus on 'intrapreneurship'Article

Intrapreneurship is key to Africa's future, according to speakers at a recent Thomson Reuters summit on Africa...

30 Oct 2017

SA e-commerce startup Pet Heaven sees 120% yearly growth
SA e-commerce startup Pet Heaven sees 120% yearly growthArticle

South African startup Pet Heaven, an online pet food delivery service, has seen 120 per cent growth over the last year on the back of raising funding from Silvertree Internet Holdings...

Tom Jackson 20 Oct 2017

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CGIAR wants to build a big data platform and innovate with startups to help smallholder farmersArticle

CGIAR met with a wide range of partners to look at how they could use their data using AI and big data to drive farming improvements in continents like Africa...

11 Oct 2017

SA e-courier startup Pargo raises $1.2m
SA e-courier startup Pargo raises $1.2mArticle

South African e-courier startup Pargo has closed a R15 million ($1.2 million) funding round led by SAAD Investment Holdings...

Gabriella Mulligan 23 Mar 2017

New wave of robots set to deliver the goods
New wave of robots set to deliver the goodsArticle

The robots of the future will be coming soon, rolling along at a lumbering pace with those goods you just ordered. The six-wheeled, knee-high robots from startup Starship Technologies are part of a new wave of automated systems...

30 Jan 2017

Key trends to shape global logistics
Key trends to shape global logisticsArticle

In the midst of all this economic, demographic and technological change, the logistics industry will continue to thrive...

Charles Brewer 21 Jan 2016

Social healthcare innovations selected for further research
Social healthcare innovations selected for further researchArticle

Following the Social Innovation in Health Initiative call to individuals and organisations implementing solutions to improve the lives of those affected by tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases, it has selected 25 solutions...

17 Jun 2015

Trend Report indicates the future of things is the Internet of Things
Trend Report indicates the future of things is the Internet of ThingsArticle

At the recent DHL Global Technology Conference in Dubai, DHL and Cisco jointly released a new Trend Report focused on the Internet of Things (IoT)...

16 Apr 2015

Mr Price Home‚ Sheet Street get online stores
Mr Price Home‚ Sheet Street get online storesArticle

Mr Price Home and Sheet Street are building capacity to launch their local e-commerce sites before the festive season‚ Mr Price Group said.

Zeenat Moorad 14 Nov 2013

Crossroads increases volume on Samsung contract by 40%Article

Supply chains are judged by their speed, agility, accuracy, visibility and costs; therefore fine picking an average of 2000 items a day and packing a continuous stream of orders for despatch every two hours, to destinations throughout sub-Saharan Africa, is not for the fainthearted.

19 Feb 2013

Mr D sells 60% share to Takealot.comArticle

Mr D (formerly Mr Delivery) continues its transition from a pure food delivery business into a fully-fledged business-to-consumer (B2C) distribution business, specialising in last mile deliveries to the consumer market, with the sale of 60% of its business to Takealot.com.

29 Jan 2013

E-commerce forecast for 2013
E-commerce forecast for 2013Article

What 2012's stats tell us about trends for online shopping in the New Year... How consumers' confidence and trust in e-commerce is growing, and how reviews are the coming wave.

11 Jan 2013

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