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Rwanda Seeks to Jumpstart Ecommerce in Africa

Internet users in emerging markets outnumber those in developed markets by a ratio of 2:1. Yet many emerging markets have struggled to access the benefits of digital commerce. The global market in digital commerce is estimated to reach more than $3 trillion this year, yet Africa claims less than $20 …

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South Africa’s TFG Achieves E-Commerce Leadership with Oracle

TFG (The Foschini Group), a South African retail group operating in thirty-two countries across five continents, has chosen Oracle to support its digital transformation strategy with the consolidation of twenty-two brands into one online marketplace. With close to 3000 stores, TFG migrated its brick-and-mortar offering to a hassle free digital …

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Cape Union Mart Launches PLM Journey with Centric Software

South African multi-chain retailer chooses Centric PLM to support rapid growth, integrate suppliers and enhance visibility Cape Union Mart, the South African outdoor company, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods …

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Entersekt Gains Early Certification for E-Commerce Authentication Solution

3-D Secure 2 access control server comes bundled with APIs for a wide range of in-app payment experiences Entersekt, an innovator in mobile-first fintech solutions, announced that it has gained EMVCo certification for its 3-D Secure 2 access control server. EMVCo is a payments industry consortium managing global specifications for …

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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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Retailers Have No Choice but to Chase Customer Experience

The onslaught from e-commerce means retailers must become smarter. Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have no chance of surviving the onslaught from e-commerce unless they invest in their customer experience, says redPanda Software Group CEO Gareth Hawkey. If traditional retailers take on e-commerce providers at their own game by gathering insights and …

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SA Retailers likely to Start Tracking Consumers In-Store using Facial Recognition

Traditional retailers cannot compete with online retailers when it comes to price and merchandise and need to bring something to the table that online retailers cannot. This is according to Gareth Hawkey, Group CEO at redPanda Software, who notes that traditional retailers will, therefore, have to find technology that will …

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