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Merger that Sees Remgro Gain Control of Distell Approved

The Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved the merger comprising a series of inter-related steps which will consequently confer Remgro International Holdings (RIH) with sole control of Capevin and, ultimately, Distell. RIH is wholly-owned by Remgro Ltd. The merger will see the creation of a new entity controlled by Remgro Beverages …

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Shoprite Launches New Banking Service ‘Shoprite Money’

Shoprite has announced the launch of Shoprite Money – a new mobile transactional banking service which is available to everyone in South Africa, even those without existing bank accounts. Using their Shoprite Money mobile wallet, this new service will enable customers to deposit, withdraw or send money as well as …

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SPAR South Africa Partner Spearheads Campaign Against Plastic Bags

SPAR South Africa’s Eastern Cape (EC) division has declared war on plastic bags as the retailer spearheads a significant step forward in the battle to protect the environment. In a move which has been hailed by environmental groups as a major development, the SPAR EC team have launched an initiative …

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Loyalzoo Partners With Worldpay to Offer Loyalty System on New Smart POS

Digital loyalty service Loyalzoo has announced partnership in the US with payments industry leader Vantiv, now Worldpay. Using the Aevi open platform, Worldpay has rolled out SmartPay, a new line of smart terminal point-of-sale systems which now feature Loyalzoo’s loyalty software bundled on each terminal. Announcing the partnership, Worldpay’s Jon …

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Adobe to Acquire Magento Commerce

Adobe has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Magento Commerce, a market-leading commerce platform, for $1.68 billion, subject to customary purchase price adjustments. The addition of the Magento Commerce Cloud will enable commerce to be seamlessly integrated into the Adobe Experience Cloud, delivering a single platform that …

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Clicks Group Calls on SA Corporates to Fund Health Insurance Benefits for all Employees

Clicks Group will become the first major retailer in South Africa to provide fully employer-funded low-cost health insurance benefits for all its South African employees and the company’s CEO David Kneale is urging other corporates to follow suit in offering quality and affordable primary healthcare services to all staff. “While …

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New IDC TechBrief Highlights Visibility Platforms for Experiential Retail

The future of retail became clear in 2017; it isn’t a destination, it is in fact a journey and that means adaptability, scalability, and experimentation are core tenets of viable platforms for the future and a priority in 2018. Retail organizations must orchestrate “best” engagement scenarios for consumers while optimizing …

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Diebold Nixdorf Presents Retail Transformation Solutions At 2018 National Restaurant Association Show

Diebold Nixdorf is displaying its latest retail innovations and technology at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show, the largest annual gathering of the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry, May 19 – 22 in Chicago. Diebold Nixdorf will demonstrate how its new StorevolutionTM approach helps retailers navigate, evolve and thrive within …

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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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Smartphone Shoppers Altering Retail Reality

Taking a look at the fast-changing reality of retail, Ericsson Consumer & IndustryLab presents: “Beyond smartphone shopping – the rise of smart assistants”. This report describes how connectivity is driving two major shifts in how people shop. The ongoing surge to use smartphones to pay for goods and services is …

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