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ZAMBEEF’S Northen Region Distribution Centre Goes Online

Zambeef’s Kitwe Processing Plant to decentralise operations and further increase company’s efficiencies on the Copperbelt and neighbouring markets Zambeef Products’ new Kitwe Processing Plant is set to decentralise some of the food retailer’s operations and logistics from its base at Huntley Farm in Chisamba in a move to streamline operations, …

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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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Mastercard and Jumia Expand Relationship to Accelerate E-commerce Growth in Africa

Jumia, the leading pan-African e-commerce platform, today announced that Mastercard has agreed, subject to certain conditions, to become an investor and form a strategic partnership to grow e-commerce operations and support the digital transformation of the continent. Currently, e-commerce is nascent in Africa and accounts for less than 1% of …

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Massmart Launches Sixth Solar Plant Becoming the Biggest Producer of Renewable Energy in the South African Retail Sector

Makro Strubens Valley in Gauteng became the sixth Massmart store to make use of renewable energy. The store has a 480 kilowatt (kWh) peak plant that consists of 1476 car park-mounted polycrystalline PV panels. The plant provides nearly half of the stores daily energy requirements and is estimated to provide …

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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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6 Sites Driving eCommerce in Africa

eCommerce in Africa is booming but that doesn’t leave out any struggles which include uncertainty around receiving orders satisfactorily. There are currently 65.4 million eCommerce users in Africa and the Middle East, with an additional 20 million users expected to be shopping online by 2021. When it comes to eCommerce …

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Rwanda Seeks to Jumpstart Ecommerce in Africa

Internet users in emerging markets outnumber those in developed markets by a ratio of 2:1. Yet many emerging markets have struggled to access the benefits of digital commerce. The global market in digital commerce is estimated to reach more than $3 trillion this year, yet Africa claims less than $20 …

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South Africa’s TFG Achieves E-Commerce Leadership with Oracle

TFG (The Foschini Group), a South African retail group operating in thirty-two countries across five continents, has chosen Oracle to support its digital transformation strategy with the consolidation of twenty-two brands into one online marketplace. With close to 3000 stores, TFG migrated its brick-and-mortar offering to a hassle free digital …

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Cape Union Mart Launches PLM Journey with Centric Software

South African multi-chain retailer chooses Centric PLM to support rapid growth, integrate suppliers and enhance visibility Cape Union Mart, the South African outdoor company, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods …

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