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Explore the Future of Retail at Digital Retail Forum 2019

        JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA, January 16, 2019 — There is so much more in store for the African retail industry. According to research conducted by PWC, many sub-Saharan African countries have emerged among the world’s fastest-growing economies. This kind of development is due, in part, to a …

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Kenya’s Milk Production Rises 6.7% on Favourable Weather Conditions

Kenya has recorded a 6.78% increase in milk production between the months of January 2018 to October 2018 as compared to last year attributed to favourable weather conditions during the period under review, reports Business Daily. This is equivalent to an increase to 517.6 million liters from 484.3 million liters …

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Pick n Pay Pilots Eco-friendly Bags on International Plastic Bag Free Day

Pick n Pay is experimenting with compostable bags as an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags. To mark International Plastic Bag Free Day and as part of its efforts to reduce plastic waste, the retailer performed a one-day trial at its V&A Waterfront store to gauge customer reaction. The trial …

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Meet the SACSC’s New President

The South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) has a new president – property sector stalwart Stephan le Roux. Le Roux has more than three decades of experience in the various aspects of the property and retail industry. After studying and achieving degrees in accountancy and architecture, the property industry …

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Plans to Develop Security Standard for Payment Acceptance on Merchant COTS Devices

PCI SSC is in the beginning stages of developing a security standard for accepting contactless payments on a merchant’s commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) phone or tablet. Here we talk with PCI SSC Chief Technology Officer Troy Leach to learn more about this new initiative. Why is PCI SSC developing a standard …

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Woolworths Announces Zero Packaging Waste to Landfill Vision

Woolworths celebrates World Environment Day by announcing a number of measures to reduce plastic pollution as well as committing that by 2022 all of its own-brand plastic packaging will be reusable and recyclable. As the latest step in its Good Business Journey and in line with the Group’s vision to …

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Nearly 8 out of 10 Merchants Globally Believe Real-Time Payments Will Replace the Use of Cards Over Time

Nearly 80 percent (77) of globally surveyed merchants hold the view that real-time payments will replace the use of payment cards over time, according to new benchmark data, “2018 Global Payments Insight Survey: Merchants,” from ACI Worldwide and Ovum. Comprised of responses from executives across the retail, digital goods, hospitality, …

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SA Fast Food Franchising on the Rise

The fast food and quick service restaurant (QSR) sector continues to show steady growth on the back of what has been a tough economic climate in South Africa. With a contribution in access of 29%, QSR has by far the biggest share in franchising turnover. According to the Franchise Association …

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NRF/Forrester Survey Shows Merging of Physical and Digital Retail

Traditional and online retailing are increasingly intertwined as customers seamlessly shop across touchpoints and the industry uses both platforms to better serve them, according to the annual State of Retail Online study released by the National Retail Federation and Forrester. “This report shows more than ever that retail is retail …

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