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SPAR Natural: Roll Out of the Concept in South Africa

Health conscious consumers are increasingly turning to supermarkets and local convenience stores to meet their day-to-day health needs. Tapping into this growing market is the pioneering new concept, SPAR Natural, which breaks new ground in the area of Health & Wellness, offering a holistic approach to customers seeking better healthcare. …

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Carrefour Applies Blockchain Technology to its 8th Product

Carrefour continues to roll out blockchain technology to its Carrefour Quality Line products, improving food traceability for its consumers. Following in the wake of Auvergne chicken and farmhouse fattened chicken, tomatoes, oranges and fresh micro-filtered milk, Rocamadour CQL cheese is now benefiting from this technology. A PDO product that is …

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Walmart’s Intelligent Retail Lab Shows us the Future of Retail

This article was original written and published by Matt Smith via Walmart here. Over the past few months, a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Levittown, New York, has been quietly transforming. With artificial intelligence-enabled cameras, interactive displays and a massive data center, this store suggests a retail future that seems like science fiction. But …

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E-commerce Research from inRiver Reveals Generational Trends in Shopping Preferences

New research from inRiver reveals 55% of shoppers research products online while in store, and this number is higher for 16-24 (nearly 70%) and 25-34 (67%) age groups. Leading product information management company, inRiver, has unveiled a research report that focuses on the generational differences in consumer shopping habits and …

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Kenya Online Restaurant Platform Partners Indian Firm to Expand Foot Print in East Africa

EatOut, a Kenyan based eatery discovery service has partnered DineOut, Indian firm in the launch of a regional restaurant platform dubbed as InResto as they seek to tap a wider market in the regional expansion drive. According to a report by Business Daily, the partnership will see EatOut launch the …

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AlipayHK Collaborates with McDonald’s Hong Kong to Steer Digital Transformation in Catering Industry

With ubiquitous popularity on cashless payment services, AlipayHK has partnered with a plethora of merchants to engage users to harness the convenience of mobile payment. Today AlipayHK has collaborated with McDonald’s Hong Kong to steer profound digital transformation in catering industry – of which AlipayHK users can use the e-wallets …

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RBR: E-commerce Forecast to Rise to 24% of Card Spending

Source: www.rbrlondon.com Online card expenditure growing at double digit rates and will continue to increase significantly faster than card spending at physical outlets to account for nearly a quarter of all card expenditure by 2023 Cardholders moving away from physical outlets in search of lower prices and convenience Research from RBR …

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Tesco Trials Removing Plastic from Fruit and Vegetables

Tesco has removed an extensive selection of plastic wrapped fruit and veg products from two of its stores. The retailer’s latest move toward sustainable packaging will trial removing packaged fruit and veg wherever a loose alternative exists. A total of forty five packaged foods will be taken out of stores …

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Spur and The Hussar Grill Perform Well in Slowing Economy

Spur Corporation reported a competitive performance for the six months to December 2018 as increasing demands on disposable income and declining confidence impacted the group’s middle-income customer base. Total franchised restaurant sales across the local and international operations increased by 4.8% to R3.9 billion. Comparable profit before tax, excluding exceptional …

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Accenture, Qualcomm & Kellogg Company Create & Pilot Virtual Reality Merchandising Solution

Accenture, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated and Kellogg Company have collaborated to develop and pilot a solution that embeds eye tracking technology in a mobile virtual reality (VR) headset to reinvent how brands and retailers gather critical consumer data and perform market research. The Accenture Extended Reality …

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