Friday , April 19 2019

Shoprite Group Upskills 4 000 Employees

More than 4 000 employees from the Shoprite Group’s fresh food departments will be upskilled as a result of the retailer’s latest training programme, which delineates a clear career path for all those working in, among others, its bakeries, delis, and fish departments. At the centre of this programme is …

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KFC U.S. Partners with Ingenico Group to Simplify EMV Migration

Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payment, has announced that the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain, KFC, has migrated its payments system in the U.S. to Ingenico Group’s Telium Semi-Integrated solution to simplify its path to EMV card acceptance and to reduce PCI compliance scope while providing their …

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Vivo Energy Adds Seven New Shell Service Stations in Uganda

Vivo Energy Uganda has opened seven new Shell service stations in Uganda, bringing the total country network number to 140 service stations to date. Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants, has invested in a programme to expand its retail network in Uganda …

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Walmart2World Offers Low Flat Fees to Send Money Anywhere in the World – Fast

Four years ago, Walmart changed the money transfer game with the introduction of Walmart2Walmart – a domestic money transfer service that offered dramatically lower costs that has since saved customers nearly $700 million in fees. Now, with MoneyGram International, Walmart is bringing its game-changing model to the global wire service …

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The End-to-End Retail Supply Chain gets a Mobile Upgrade

CBX Softwarea leading provider of Product Lifecycle Management (retail PLM), global sourcing software and supply chain software for the retail industry, announced today the launch of their extended mobile suite of new and enhanced retail sourcing, quality and supply chain applications. The retail industry in today’s world is on the …

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Macy’s, Inc. Launches New App and In-Store Technology Features

Mobile Checkout, powered by the Macy’s app and designed to speed the in-store checkout process, is now slated for a nationwide rollout to all full-line stores by the end of this year. In addition, an augmented reality furniture shopping experience will be incorporated into the Macy’s app with a rollout …

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Easter Spending Expected to be Second Highest in NRF Survey History

Easter spending is expected to total $18.2 billion this year, almost on par from a record $18.4 billion in 2017 but still the second-highest level on record, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. A total of 81 percent of …

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Shoprite Group Launches Buying Card to Help Community Projects

The Shoprite Group has launched a discount buying card to assist welfare organisations in their bid to stay afloat amidst trying economic times. The Act For Change card gives qualifying non-profit organisations (NPOs) access to a 5% discount across various Shoprite Group outlets. The NPOs have 30 days to pay …

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Mastercard Acquires Oltio to Accelerate Digital Payments Adoption in Middle East and Africa

Mastercard has completed its acquisition of mobile payments technology company Oltio from Standard Bank Group. The acquisition builds on Mastercard’s longstanding relationship with Oltio, a startup that pioneered and patented several mobile payments and banking solutions, including an authentication technology. Today, that technology enables consumers to authenticate Masterpass digital wallet …

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Ackermans Shares how it Engineered Deflation in Trying Economic Times

Local retailers have been under severe pressure these past couple of years, and 2018 promises no respite. Weak economic growth, regulatory changes and a fluctuating rand continue to ail the industry, while inflation (anticipated to be around 5%) erodes consumers’ disposable income. Given this reality, it could be expected that …

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