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Spur and The Hussar Grill Perform Well in Slowing Economy

Spur Corporation reported a competitive performance for the six months to December 2018 as increasing demands on disposable income and declining confidence impacted the group’s middle-income customer base. Total franchised restaurant sales across the local and international operations increased by 4.8% to R3.9 billion. Comparable profit before tax, excluding exceptional …

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Accenture, Qualcomm & Kellogg Company Create & Pilot Virtual Reality Merchandising Solution

Accenture, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated and Kellogg Company have collaborated to develop and pilot a solution that embeds eye tracking technology in a mobile virtual reality (VR) headset to reinvent how brands and retailers gather critical consumer data and perform market research. The Accenture Extended Reality …

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Triumph Works With Diebold Nixdorf To Create The Optimal Customer Experience

Diebold Nixdorf, a global leader in driving connected commerce, is enabling fashion retailer Triumph to enhance consumer-centric, relevant experiences with a comprehensive solution of software, services and point-of-sale (POS) technology that provides consumers a consistent shopping experience across sales channels while reducing IT complexity. Triumph, a leading, global lingerie and …

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Lulu Group Plans to Invest $500mln in Egypt Over The Coming Two Years

UAE based leading retail company LuLu Group is planning to invest USD 500 mn in Egypt over the next two years to expand its local operations, according to a statement issued in Cairo. The company intends to build four new Hypermarkets in 6 October City, New Cairo, and Obour, Group …

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Unilever Ghana Names Gladys Amoah as New Managing Director

Unilever Ghana, the country’s largest producer and retailer of consumer goods has appointed Mrs Gladys Amoah as the new Managing Director effective November 1, 2018. Prior to her appointment, the new MD was the Customer Development Director of Unilever Ghana, a position served since 1 November 2016, according to GNA. …

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Creating a Better Digital Checkout Experience

Consumers are expected to purchase $2.65 trillion of physical goods on websites, mobile apps and other digital platforms globally in 2018, up from $2.24 trillion in 2017, according to Juniper Research. While digital commerce has become a preferred way to shop for many consumers, we continue to hear from consumers …

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Cargill Upbeats Investment, Farmer Support as it Marks 10 Years in Ghana

The global agricultural corporation, Cargill has announced plans for future investment in the chocolate business and support for cocoa farmers as it celebrates its 10th anniversary in Ghana. The company is also toasting to mark a decade of sustainability and innovation in the Ghana cocoa chain through its unique business …

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Facebook Opens First Pop-Up Stores

A first for social media networking site, Facebook is opening up pop-stores however, only in the United States of America. Facebook has announced the opening of its first pop-up retail outlets in the USA, in partnership with Macy’s stores. Facebook is showcasing wares from 100 “most-loved” small businesses and digital-native …

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CCV and PAX Are Forming a Joint Venture Focusing on Payment Solutions in the Self-Service Market

CCV, one of the largest payment service providers and suppliers of payment solutions in Europe, and PAX Technology Limited, subsidiary of PAX Global Technology Limited (“PAX Global”), one of the leading electronic payment terminals solutions providers, have entered into an agreement to set up a joint venture company, C2P Convenient …

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Cotton On Group Partners With Adyen to Advance Global eCommerce Rollout

Leading Australian retailer selects Adyen to provide improved online payment capabilities while increasing authorisation rates. Adyen has announced a partnership with the Cotton On Group, Australia’s largest global retailer. With this partnership in place, Adyen is helping to power eCommerce payments for the Cotton On Group brands including Cotton On, Cotton …

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