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Shoprite and Checkers Reward Customers Every Time They Re-Use Recycled Bags

The Shoprite Group, the only national retailer with a verified 100% recycled shopping bag in all its supermarkets, has announced that it will now be rewarding customers for using their newly introduced “planet” bags in both Shoprite and Checkers stores. Made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic, the bigger and …

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Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Invests in State of the Art Manufacturing in Kenya

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) is evolving to become a total beverage company in response to changing consumer tastes and buying habits. In this context its portfolio of beverages is expanding significantly with the introduction of new products and the introduction of different categories of beverages. Part of this new way …

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The Modern Store Journey: Integrated, Informative and Engaging

Despite challenging global economic conditions, retail sales in South Africa rose 1.3% year-on-year in July. Even though this is in line with expectations, it is still a positive sign that consumers have been willing to spend amidst pressure to tighten budgets. And yet, anecdotal evidence from many retailers suggest that …

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Checkers Launches New Private Label Wellness Range

Checkers is making healthier alternatives to everyday products more accessible and affordable with the launch of Simple Truth, its new private label wellness range. All Simple Truth products adhere to three promises: No artificial colours or flavours No artificial sweeteners No added MSG The demand for healthier products and greater …

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Olympic International Celebrates 25% Year on Year Growth

Leading footwear brand, Olympic International, has shown a 25% year on year growth, despite tough economic conditions. The brand – originally inspired by the two biggest sports in South Africa, football and rugby – continues its expansion into the disciplines that are changing the face of sport in the country, …

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Shopping Online Gets a Security Upgrade from Mastercard

Shopping, buying train tickets or hailing a cab online help make the everyday easier. In this digital age where more than half of online shoppers save their credit card info on multiple online sites and the industry average for online checkout is ten minutes, there’s still room for improvement. Mastercard …

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Nielse Launches Smartstore in South Africa

Nielsen has added a new product solution to their Shopper toolkit – a creative and unique solution for retailers and manufacturers globally, helping them get closer to shopper behaviour at the moment of truth and uncover What’s Next. The solution helps retailers measure, evaluate and optimize a range of retail …

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Software-Defined Networks will Enable the Store of the Future—and Keep Costs Low

The store of the future will use seamlessly integrated technology to create a wonderful retail experience for all its customers, says Metacom CEO Réan van Niekerk — and lower costs at the same time. “What makes a retail experience great is being recognised and valued as an individual,” says Van …

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