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Three ways retailers can ensure a more profitable festive season

Morten Illum, VPE EMEA, HPE Aruba, discusses how retailers can leverage technology to boost the bottom line this festive period. Christmas is now front of mind for retailers and for bricks-and-mortar stores battling against depleting footfalls and decaying consumer confidence, these Christmas trading figures will be crucial. Last year, the high street’s struggle to drive […]

The CEO of redPanda Software on the seven tech strategies that will define retail success in 2020

Gareth Hawkey, the CEO of redPanda Software, says that the retail success in 2020 will be defined by seven technology strategies that will unlock growth. As the year comes to an end, it is clear that the role and function of brick and mortar stores has fundamentally changed. Increasingly, physical stores have to become a […]

Huawei launches first ever flagship store in South Africa

Huawei has launched its first ever flagship store in South Africa at Menlyn Shopping Centre. Not only does it provide technical support and maintenance repairs, but it also sells the full range of Huawei products that are available in South Africa and delivers a unique consumer experience that is not often seen in the country. […]

Driving Digital Transformation in the retail sector

For retailers who are yet to embark on their Digital Transformation journey, going omnichannel is a great temptation. However, Vikram Bhat, Chief Product Officer, Capillary Technologies, tells us there are other factors that retailers need to be aware of if they are to make a success of Digital Transformation. The ecommerce momentum is becoming unstoppable […]

Industry experts explain how you can stay safe for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the biggest days in the retail calendar when countless items are reduced in the run-up to Christmas. But even though it can be an exciting time for consumers, cyber criminals can also be busy on their devices. With this in mind, a number of industry experts have […]

Bidvest Waltons delivers on its promise after subscribing to Picup’s TMS solution

By streamlining its entire logistics and last-mile delivery process, Bidvest Waltons can deliver on its promise and improve the overall customer experience. The stationer has subscribed to Picup’s Transport Management System (TMS) to deliver a reliable logistics solution. The partnership was born when Bidvest Waltons encountered Picup through an ongoing project to improve service delivery and efficiencies […]

South African retailer boosts agility with Oracle

Outdoor and fashion retailer, Cape Union Mart International Pty Ltd, has selected Oracle to modernise its retail operations. With the Oracle Retail Cloud, the company plans to fuel growth across all sales channels with better inventory visibility and more sophisticated merchandise assortments that keep shoppers coming back for more. “This is a complex project, touching […]

Is the retail sector making the most of IoT?

Despite the retail sector realising the potential of IoT devices, Mark Thomson, Director of Retail and Hospitality EMEA, at Zebra Technologies, believes opportunities are being lost to maximise their effectiveness in the face of increased competition. You would be hard pressed to find a retailer who doesn’t want greater insight into what is happening within […]

Decision Inc is implementing a Microsoft data warehouse at the Kaap Agri group

Decision Inc is in the process of implementing a Microsoft data warehouse at the Kaap Agri group. This will optimise how it manages its data to more effectively integrate the information and deliver better business insights. About Kaap Agri The Kaap Agri group specialises in retail and trade in agricultural, fuel, and related retail markets […]

Picup CEO looks at how you can can offer faster deliveries

Free delivery has been the most powerful drawcard for retailers to attract customers to their online stores and undoubtedly, the most successful online marketing tool ever devised for ecommerce. However, this is changing, and retailers are starting to offer faster deliveries to attract customers to their online store, which poses a different set of cost […]

Argility launches enhanced version of DAMSense DAM system

The Argility Technology Group has announced the release of an enhanced version of its complete Digital Asset Management (DAM) system – DAMSense, which assists companies to manage and make sense of digital media files in one central and searchable repository platform. The solution can be deployed across a range of organisations – from large eCommerce […]

Epicor on how auto shops can use AI

Mobile productivity is changing the way we do business. Delays in creating quotes and orders leave money on the table. To adapt, distributors must be more agile and able to connect anywhere or risk losing out on a sale. Mobile solutions from Epicor feature Artificial Intelligence (AI) data that delivers the information you need – […]

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