Retailers turn to smarter stores

As the holiday shopping rush gets into full swing, South African retailers are increasingly looking to technology that they can use to improve their operations, better understand and engage with their customers - using both off- and online channels - and set...

Don’t let security fears hold back retail innovation

VMware EMEA’s Ian Jansen van Rensburg discusses the issues around security in the retail sector. The retail industry is intrinsically linked to the wider economy’s performance. It’s an industry that relies on constant innovation, as retailers battle to lure...

Christmas opens township window for manufacturers

South African manufacturers are missing out on millions of rands in potential sales because they don't fully understand township retail market dynamics especially at Christmas, Selpal, owner of South Africa's biggest online platform for spaza shop owners, says. "For...

Watch out for these shopping trends …

You may not have started shopping for gifts yet, but data shows holiday shoppers are getting an early start this year, with the majority recently starting by Cyber Monday. To make the most of the holiday season, retailers need to pay close attention to consumer...