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Vivo Energy and Jumia Partner to Improve Offering and Convenience to Customers in Africa

Vivo Energy, the pan-African retailer and distributor of Shell and Engen-branded fuels and lubricants, and Jumia, the leading pan-African e-commerce platform, have agreed to partner to develop and pilot a series of initiatives, designed to offer additional services to customers in selected countries where both companies operate. Implementation of these …

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Shoprite is K’necting its Tech-savvy Customers

Customers can pay bills, buy cellphones, tickets, lotto, electricity and even insurance at Shoprite’s new k’nect stores Six more k’nect stores opening before mid-August 2019 Global money transfers at k’nect stores and Money Market counters are cheaperer than any other available transfers, no hidden costs and convenient for customers The …

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Starbucks Backs Restaurant Tech Company in Creation of End-to-End Digital Platform for Restaurant Industry

Starbucks to license technology to Brightloom – formerly eatsa – taking equity stake and seat on the tech company’s board of directors Integration to enable best-in-class digital solutions to be available for restaurants through Brightloom, revolutionizing the digital experience for customers Brightloom will make available cloud-based software solutions to Starbucks …

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Massmart Buckles Up As It Accelerates On Its Digital Journey

The landscape of retail is transforming faster than ever before. Every day there are new smart ideas that are raising the bar for retail excellence. From innovative tailor-made apps for employees to personalised customer welcoming technology, Massmart’s first-ever Digital Bootcamp gave a glimpse at the technological innovations redefining retail. Six …

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GfK Smart Path Blends POS Data and Consumer Insights to Offer a Complete View of the Path to Purchase

GfK South Africa has launched its Smart Path solution, one of the first offerings in the local market to give brands and retailers in the technical goods and consumer durables industries a complete view of the online and offline consumer path to purchase. GfK Smart Path combines social media listening, …

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PepsiCo to Buy South Africa’s Pioneer Food for $1.7 billion

PepsiCo (PEP.O) has struck a deal to buy South Africa’s Pioneer Food Group (PFGJ.J) for $1.7 billion, the companies said on Friday, lifting Pioneer’s shares and boosting a sector that has been hit by drought and tough trading conditions. The U.S. drinks and snack group said on Friday that Pioneer’s …

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Spur Corporation Sales Update for the Year Ended 30 June 2019

Spur Corporation increased total franchised restaurant sales by 7.2% to R7.6 billion in the year to 30 June 2019. Franchised restaurant sales in South Africa grew by 6.2%, with sales from international restaurants increasing by 16.2% in Rand terms. International restaurant sales increased by 12.3% on a constant exchange rate …

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Argility Launches PredictRetail

An Exciting Product Innovation Aimed at the Retail Sector. The Argility Technology Group has announced the release of its latest innovation: PredictRetail, a Google Cloud native application offering predictive analytics to retailers. PredictRetail enables retailers to make better business decisions, by using machine learning, data science and predictive modelling, to …

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Vox Unveils Innovative Wireless Solution for Retailers

Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider, Vox has introduced the Vox WiFi Retail Lite solution targeting coffee shops, restaurants, and other small service businesses where customers have come to depend on freely available WiFi access. “Retail stores can ill afford not to provide customers with high-speed WiFi connectivity given the increased …

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Australian Supermarket Chain, Coles, Stocks up on Innovation with Microsoft AI and Cloud Technology

When the first Coles store opened in Collingwood, Australia, over 100 years ago, nothing in the store cost over two shillings. It was a hit. Fast forward to 2019 and Coles is still a leading retailer – only now it has 40,000 products, 115,000 team members, 2,450 stores and $39 …

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