Retail trends and predictions for 2019

2019 is almost here and, if you’re in retail, you’re likely wondering what the next 12 months will bring. What must merchants do to win? Will the retail industry prosper and thrive? To help answer these questions, Francesca Nicasio, Retail Expert at Vend,...

Microsoft data centres to impact local insurance market

In May last year, Microsoft announced plans to launch two data centres in South Africa. Located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, these see the company targeting cloud services growth on the continent. These data centres will deliver the Microsoft Cloud, including...

Why mobile and card acceptance by informal retailers is key

Despite the majority (77%) of adult South Africans owning bank accounts, more than half of the total value of all consumer transactions in the country are still conducted in cash. This suggests that being formally banked may not be enough of an incentive for consumers...

Avidity Group makes next-generation ‘market of one’ possible in SA

A fully-integrated customer experience specialist has opened its doors, with a full suite of products and services for any organisation that seeks to improve and integrate its marketing at all customer touch points. Avidity Group enters the market in the interplay...

IOC, Samsung extend partnership to 2028

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Samsung have announced an extension to their global Olympic partnership through to 2028. The announcement was made in Seoul, Korea, at a signing ceremony with IOC President Thomas Bach and Jay Lee, vice-chairman of...

Securing the world of consumer multichannel retail

J2 Software, warns that cyber-attacks have grown exponentially in a world where online shopping has become so much more accessible and convenient. According to CEO John Mc Loughlin, the availability of multiple shopping devices including: laptops; tablets; cell phones...