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Amazon Go cashier-less stores headed to Chicago and San Francisco

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 15 May 2018

The self service store is expanding past Seattle, with Amazon Go headed to Chicago and San Francisco. FULL STORY >

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Online retail not a threat to brick-and-mortar stores

By Opinion 12 March 2018

Simon van der Merwe, head of corporate and trade business at weFix, believes that retailers threatened by online competitors are distracted from the truth that consumers are just consumers. He explains why. FULL STORY >

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Amazon's self-service Go convenience store set to launch in Seattle

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 22 January 2018

Under development for the past five years, Amazon Go is now a reality and brings no cashiers or queues to the convenience store experience. FULL STORY >

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Opinion - Holiday shopping behaviours retailers should monitor

By Press Release 11 December 2017

Retailers need to pay close attention to consumer behaviours so they can adjust appropriately. Intel's Michelle Tinsley explains how retailers can leverage technology to that end. FULL STORY >

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Opinion - How the IoT can transform the customer experience this festive season

By Opinion 11 December 2017

If Internet of Things (IoT) technology is used in the right way, retailers can build a competitor differentiation and bring shoppers back into their stores. HPE Aruba's Pieter Engelbrech explains. FULL STORY >

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Consumer electronics sales soar in South Africa during Black Friday week

By Press Release 7 December 2017

South African retailers saw strong sales during the week of Black Friday this year. FULL STORY >

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It’s time to change how you think about retail

By Opinion 28 November 2017

Charles Pittaway from Sage provides some of the biggest changes we can expect to see in the retail industry in the coming years. FULL STORY >

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Retail Reimagined: on the frontier of enterprise-scale technology

By Opinion 23 November 2017

Paige dos Santos, Digital Transformation lead, SAP Africa about unpacks how retailers use technology to attract and retain customers as we approach Black Friday and the Christmas period. FULL STORY >

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Beacons in Retail

By Press Release 13 June 2017

Colleen Rose, consulting director at Acceleration, addresses the fact that Retailers could use beacons to deliver highly relevant content to customers at specific locations in or around their stores, that can be connected with online behavioural tracking data to more deeply... FULL STORY >

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Digital retail a double-edged sword

By Press Release 12 June 2017

In South Africa, most retailers are just beginning the digital journey, but they are keenly aware that if they are to stay competitive they will need to start with sophisticated wireless networks enabling them to understand and analyse customer behavior,... FULL STORY >

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Tech trends that will shape consumer experience in the future

By Staff Writer 29 May 2017

PayU discusses four technology trends that will spearhead the evolution of online shopping. FULL STORY >

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Hybrid Cloud drives the retailers’ digital transformation

By Thomas McKinnon 2 May 2017

Sekete Patrick Maphopha, NetApp Africa CTO and Technology Evangelist, discusses how the retail chains are facing new significant challenges due to the digital transformation and the convergence of social network, mobile and cloud. FULL STORY >

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Mastercard unveils next generation Biometric Card

By Press Release 20 April 2017

Mastercard today unveiled the next generation biometric card, combining chip technology with fingerprints to conveniently and safely verify the cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases. FULL STORY >

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Sony Mobile opens new and improved store at Vodacom World in Midrand

By Press Release 7 April 2017

Sony Mobile together with Vodacom World recently announced the re-opening of the new and improved store at Vodacom World Mall in Midrand, Johannesburg. FULL STORY >

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Why the pop-up store cloud is unlikely to burst anytime soon

By Press Release 16 February 2017

Thinking out of the box through the trendy pop-up store can ultimately improve the overall shopping experience if data is captured correctly. FULL STORY >

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