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Pick n Pay Launches Online Homeware Store

Pick n Pay Home offers new and exclusive online-only products and customers get an impressive new Smart Shopper benefit Customers across South Africa will now be able to shop online at a brand-new Pick n Pay Home shop for a range of exciting new products that will only be available online. The …

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Nielsen FanLinks Connects Fans With Brands

Tapping into the value of the South African sports fan market, Nielsen Sports has announced the launch of its latest offering FanLinks, which combines purchase behaviour of South African households with their interest across sports and entertainment, offering a new way of identifying the brands sports fans are buying. Since …

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Opinion Piece: Hyper Personalisation and Enhanced CX Will Be Key to Online Retailers’ Black Friday Campaigns

By Kabelo Ngwane, Head of Customer Success at Infobip Despite tough economic conditions, such as surging inflation and the rising cost of living that are forcing consumers to tighten their belts, South African retailers are preparing to cash in on the busiest day of the year for retail sales – …

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In a Sea of Online Shopping, Retail Must Prepare for a Phishing Frenzy

As South African shoppers and retailers prepare for Black Friday and the festive season, cyber criminals are casting increasingly wider – and more sophisticated – nets. Gilchrist Mushwana, Director at BDO South Africa and Head of Cybersecurity Service Line, discusses phishing and what retailers must do to guard against this …

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Shoprite Makes a Strategic Investment in Local Technology Start-Up

The Shoprite Group made its second minority investment in a South African tech start-up this year. In the most recent transaction, the retailer is among a group of companies, led by Buffet Investments and KLT, in an undisclosed expansion round in Omnisient, Africa’s first privacy-preserving data collaboration platform provider. “We are …

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The Role of Food Processing Technologies and Packaging in Reducing Food Loss and Waste

By Lebo Mothobi-Tilo, Marketing Director, Tetra Pak South Africa In 2019 alone, one third of all food produced globally was lost or wasted. That’s 1.3 billion tons of food worth R18 trillion according to estimates from the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization). If food loss and waste (FLW) were a …

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ACI Smart Engage Wins Juniper Future Digital Awards for Retail Innovation

Unique mobile engagement platform recognized by Juniper Research as trend towards “anytime, anywhere” shopping gathers pace ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a global leader in mission-critical, real-time payments software, has been honored by Juniper Research in Future Digital Awards 2022 Fintech & Payments, which recognizes innovation in payments, retail and fraud prevention. ACI Smart Engage received the highest accolade — …

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From Reducing Shopping Queues to Delivery Times: How the Shoprite Group Innovates using AI

In the age of big data, the Shoprite Group is at the forefront of innovating with artificial intelligence (AI). As one of the world’s leanest and most advanced retailers here are three leading innovations which have had a marked impact on the Group’s operations as it continues to create the …

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Why Reducing Retail TTV with an Expert Partner is Essential for Success

By Peter Ludi, Business Development Director at redPanda Software Improving time to value (TTV), the length of time it takes a new customer to realise and extract value from a product or service, has to be a major priority for savvy retailers. Working with an experienced partner can enable the …

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Smollan & eComplete announces biggest onmi-channel retail sales & marketing partnership in South Africa

Global retail specialist Smollan, representing some of the world’s most loved FMCG and commerce brands have made a significant investment in eComplete, a turnkey end-to-end ecommerce solutions company that helps brands succeed at eCommerce. Both companies have enjoyed a close working relationship in the past – passionate about exploring end-to …

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