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Wirecard and T-Systems Offer Innovative Concept for Connected Shopping

Digital shopping cart concept shows complete purchases via app in-store. Wirecard and T-Systems are working with retailers on the digital supermarket: The concept is designed to let consumers draw up their shopping list using an app, for example, at home. In-store, shoppers link their smartphones to a shopping cart that …

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Tesco-Carrefour Alliance Promises to Cut Costs Through Joint Buying Power

The announcement by Tesco and Carrefour that they will enter into a long-term, strategic alliance is the latest in a series of consolidation between the major grocery retailers in Western Europe. The Alliance will cover the strategic relationship with global suppliers, the joint purchasing of own brand products and goods …

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What the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement means for SA

South Africa has signed the African Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement with the African Union, which will pave the way for the country to benefit from inter-regional trade within the African continent. “This agreement is an important step towards South Africa’s participation in a market of over one billion people …

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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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TFG Announced Canal Walk Retailer of the Year

Fashion and lifestyle retailer TFG walked away with the prestigious “Retailer of the Year” award at the 2018 Canal Walk Retail Excellence Awards. The Group has 26 stores trading in the shopping centre, representing all of its local brands. Gavin Wood, the CEO of Canal Walk Shopping Centre, says that …

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SA Signing AfCFTA a Significant Step Towards Intra-African Trade Growth

The signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement by President Ramaphosa on 1 July, at the 31st African Union Summit in Mauritania, is considered a significant step towards increased intra-African trade and growth in regional value chains on the continent. The AfCFTA, if effectively implemented, will drive …

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How In-Store Wi-Fi can Unlock the Power of Personalisation

The exponential rise of disruptive technology trends has added a new dimension to consumer expectations. Connectivity is now one of the most critical differentiators and businesses have no choice but to provide customers with internet connectivity while they are onsite. The creation of a fully-integrated omnichannel communication and data-capturing system …

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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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Crossfin in Partnership with Apis to Lead the Digital Transformation of SA’s Payment Industry

The pursuit of greater electronic payment adoption among South African merchants received a significant boost with the announcement of a partnership between leading African fintech holding company Crossfin Technology Holdings and global fund manager Apis Partners LLP. According to Anton Gaylard, COO of Crossfin, the partnership with Apis will create …

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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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