Transform financial planning in retail

When it comes to developing relevant operational plans, the finance teams of South African retailers must be able to adjust for the unique challenges of this environment whether it is the likes of mobile e-commerce or real-time data analysis. By Allan Saffy, FP&A...

Long live the brick and mortar store

Online shopping has never been easier or more intuitive. You’re at work or laying in bed, and with a simple click of the mouse you can book a dream vacation or the latest curved smart television, or your weekly groceries can be delivered to your doorstep. And...

Mobile can unlock retail innovation

Mobile tech can boost customer engagement (and sales) for savvy South African retailers, writes Leon Coetzer, UK CE at redPanda Software. Much attention has been given to the phenomenal rise of e-commerce, as consumers delight in the convenience of shopping from the...

AI helps retailers predict new product line success

All retailers have models for predicting market response to new products, but with cutting edge new fashion items and revolutionary products that have no historical sales data, it can be difficult to gauge the market success the items might enjoy. Artificial...

Unlocking retail personalisation with WiFi

The exponential rise of disruptive technology trends has added a new dimension to consumer expectations. Connectivity is now one of the most critical differentiators and businesses have no choice but to provide customers with internet connectivity while they are...

Tech gives retailers respite in shrinking economy

As business confidence in South Africa plummeted six points in June on the back of disappointing gross domestic product figures for the first quarter, South African retailers battle to achieve profitability, compounded by a PwC survey that names South Africa as the...