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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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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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Triumph Works With Diebold Nixdorf To Create The Optimal Customer Experience

Diebold Nixdorf, a global leader in driving connected commerce, is enabling fashion retailer Triumph to enhance consumer-centric, relevant experiences with a comprehensive solution of software, services and point-of-sale (POS) technology that provides consumers a consistent shopping experience across sales channels while reducing IT complexity. Triumph, a leading, global lingerie and …

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Lulu Group Plans to Invest $500mln in Egypt Over The Coming Two Years

UAE based leading retail company LuLu Group is planning to invest USD 500 mn in Egypt over the next two years to expand its local operations, according to a statement issued in Cairo. The company intends to build four new Hypermarkets in 6 October City, New Cairo, and Obour, Group …

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Unilever Ghana Names Gladys Amoah as New Managing Director

Unilever Ghana, the country’s largest producer and retailer of consumer goods has appointed Mrs Gladys Amoah as the new Managing Director effective November 1, 2018. Prior to her appointment, the new MD was the Customer Development Director of Unilever Ghana, a position served since 1 November 2016, according to GNA. …

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Creating a Better Digital Checkout Experience

Consumers are expected to purchase $2.65 trillion of physical goods on websites, mobile apps and other digital platforms globally in 2018, up from $2.24 trillion in 2017, according to Juniper Research. While digital commerce has become a preferred way to shop for many consumers, we continue to hear from consumers …

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