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SPAR Zimbabwe Supports Children in Need Through Savings Campaign

SPAR Zimbabwe recently ran a campaign – the ‘Piggy Bank Challenge’ – aimed at educating children on the importance of saving money whilst at the same time providing financial support for children’s charity, Childline. Running until the end of February, the campaign saw piggy banks (money boxes) on sale in …

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Woolworths Holdings Announces Results For Second Half of 2016

Despite difficult trading conditions in both South Africa and Australia, Group sales increased by 6.7% to R37.8 billion, and profit before tax increased 37.9% following the sale by David Jones of its Market Street property in Sydney for a profit of A$172 million (R1762 million). Adjusted diluted headline earnings per …

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The Style Group Innovates Social Retail in Nigeria

The Style Group, a contemporary lifestyle retail group in Nigeria, is leapfrogging the brick-and-mortar sales of fashion, accessories and design services and instead focuses on offering them via modern social media commerce. In the booming social media and eCommerce market of Nigeria, The Style Group’s model is a hit and …

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Organizations Wasting Billions on Customer Loyalty Programs According to Accenture

Organizations are wasting billions of dollars each year on customer loyalty programs that don’t work like they used to, according to new research from Accenture Strategy. With millions of loyalty points sitting dormant and the majority of U.S. consumers (78 percent) retracting loyalty at profit-crushing rates, organizations must pay attention …

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Helping Attract More Top Female Engineers To The FMCG Sector

Unilever is running a series of events around the world to raise the profile of engineering careers with students who will be entering the industry in the next two years. Working towards gender balance The idea is to excite and educate students about jobs in the FMCG industry, in particular …

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PCI Security Standards Council Issues Best Practices For Securing E-Commerce

Exponential online sales growth paired with the EMV chip migration in the US makes e-commerce payment security for merchants more important than ever before. As EMV chip technology continues to reduce face-to-face credit card fraud, the shift to ecommerce security becomes increasingly important to businesses large and small. To help …

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Amazon.com Announces Fourth Quarter Sales up 22% to $43.7 Billion

Amazon.com, Inc. announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016. Operating cash flow increased 38% to $16.4 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $11.9 billion for the trailing twelve months ended December 31, 2015. Free cash flow increased to $9.7 billion for the trailing twelve …

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SPAR Nigeria Partners With Stakeholders To Support ‘Made in Nigeria’ Brands

SPAR Nigeria was the host of the one day SME Bazaar organised for small and medium Nigerian enterprises in collaboration with the Bank of Industry, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and the Retail Council of Nigeria. The SME Bazaar followed an extensive SME Workshop to educate and offer professional assistance …

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Walmart Launches Free Two-Day Shipping on More Than Two Million Items, No Membership Required

Walmart announced free two-day shipping to home and stores on more than two million items, without a membership fee. The new offer is available starting at 8 a.m. EST today. With this announcement, Walmart has also lowered the minimum purchase required for free shipping to home to $35, from $50. Items being …

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Booking.com Teams Up with Ingenico ePayments to Boost Global Payments Acceptance

Ingenico ePayments, the online and mobile commerce division of Ingenico Group, announced that it has signed an agreement to provide global payment processing and conversion optimization services to Booking.com. With Ingenico’s global footprint and large portfolio of international cards and alternative payment products, Booking.com is able to increase the conversion …

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