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Shop on Amazon, Pay in Cash

Amazon is making it even easier for customers to pay with cash. Amazon PayCode, already available in 19 countries around the world, launches today in the U.S. and allows customers to choose Amazon PayCode at checkout and then pay for their purchase in cash at one of 15,000 Western Union …

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ZAMBEEF Macros Boosting Zambia’s Agricultural Value-Chain

The retail outlets serve as the final point for vertical integration of the food production company’s agri-business In its quest to continue promoting the local agricultural value-chain while delivering the highest international standards in the food retailing industry, Zambeef has opened its new Mini Macro at Lusaka’s New Soweto Market. …

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The Shoprite Group Makes Huge Impact

The Shoprite Group’s significant positive impact in the countries and communities in which it operates have seen it subsidise staple products to the value of R141 million, donate surplus food and goods to the value of R60.4 million and serve more than 20 million meals to communities in need in …

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Carrefour Group Announces Acquisition of 49 % Stake in Brazilian Fintech Ewally

Carrefour Group announces acquisition of 49% stake in fintech Ewally, a company specializing in digital financial services, as part of its strategy to operate in the digital account segment in Brazil. The acquisition of a 49 % stake in the startup will allow the company to expand its payment and …

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Shoprite Kenya Continues to Create Jobs with Opening of Its Fourth Store

With the opening of its fourth supermarket in Kenya this week at The Waterfront Karen, the Shoprite Group has created another 120 jobs bringing the total number of people now employed by Shoprite Kenya to 475, of which 65% are women. In addition to job creation, the Group is committed …

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Massmart Partners with Walmart Team to Help Local Suppliers Export to Walmart Markets

This week representatives from Walmart’s Global Sourcing team are in Johannesburg to meet with 18 of Massmart’s South African suppliers who are interested in exploring opportunities to export their products to Walmart markets. This is as a result of a discussion that took place at the World Economic Forum in …

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100th Checkers Store Opens in Gauteng at Ferndale on Republic

Checkers opened the doors to its 100th store in Gauteng at Ferndale on Republic, previously known as Brightwater Commons in Randburg, on Thursday, 29 August 2019. Almost 90 new jobs were created, bringing the full staff complement at Checkers Ferndale to 137, of which 105 are women and 108 are …

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Shoprite Outperforms Market in Second Half

Key information Sale of merchandise increased by 3.6% to R150.4 billion. Trading profit decreased by 14.3% to R6.9 billion. Diluted headline earnings per share of 779.9 cents, down by 19.6%. Dividend per share of 319 cents declared (2018: 484 cents). Opened a net of 126 stores during the 12 months …

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Franchising on the Road: How the Franchise Industry Plays a Role in Service Stations

Lightstone reveals how the service station industry offering continues to evolve in a demanding environment. At the Nedbank Franchising Roadshow Lightstone, the provider of comprehensive data, analytics and systems on property, pointed out that the service station sector plays a pivotal role in the franchise industry and its forecast. Linda …

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Shopify Introduces Chat Services for Online Merchants to Engage with their Customers

Shopping has always been a social activity that brings people together, creates conversations, and helps build brand loyalty. Last year, we launched Shopify Ping, a mobile app that centralizes all customer conversations along with intelligent, automated marketing workflows to leverage the power of chat to help you grow your business. …

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