Strategies for rebuilding retail

Successful retailers are changing their approach to smarter operations, the customer experience and inventory management, writes Mark Thomson, EMEA director of retail and hospitality Solutions at Zebra Technologies. In recent years, retailers and grocers have...

Platform modernisation key for retail growth

Retailers are transforming their digital capabilities to attract new customers and stay competitive in a rapidly evolving industry. By Kirtan Sita, MD of the technology business at Accenture in Africa The global pandemic has shown us the importance of being able to...

Technology in the new FMCG main market normal

Globally, the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market had to quickly adjust to the challenges that came with conducting a business in a world of social distancing, hand sanitiser and masks. By Andrew Dawson, MD of MACmobile Today, most formal retail outlets operate...

Retail in the time of Covid-19

Covid-19 has catapulted digital transformation within the South African retail landscape. But not all retailers are ready for it. Going online is no longer a nice-to-have, but an essential channel for service delivery, writes Tony Nugent, retail principal practice and...

Top benefits of ERP

The impact of the coronavirus on all areas of the economy has highlighted the need to transform traditional supply chain models. Worldwide, 75% of companies have reported supply chain disruptions as a result of Covid-19. With supply chain fragility top of mind,...

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Key trends impacting the FMCG sector

It’s clear that the Coronavirus has changed the landscape for FMCGs – in some ways permanently. However, despite its similarities, the impact has not been the same across its subsectors and through the supply chain. Itumeleng Merafe, head of interest rate structuring...

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On the front line of retail

Retailers have become under enormous pressure to operate as close to normal as possible, enabling people to buy food and essentials. By Jarek Matschey, director: retail at VMware EMEA IT can really help diffuse this pressure, to safeguard operations and business...

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