Automated cash management reduces costs to retailers by 40% and supports customer choice
Cash continues to play a central role in South Africa’s retail ecosystem, offering consumers a trusted, cost-effective, and easy to transact payment option with retailers. With figures from BankservAfrica showing that there’s more than R182 billion in cash in circulation daily in South Africa’s economy, cash remains the preferred medium of payment for many people and for payment acceptance by merchants.
Fresh Produce Conference focuses on transforming challenges into opportunities
The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is the largest and most diverse international association serving the global fresh produce and floral supply chain. The association is the combination of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA, founded in 1949) and the United Fresh Produce Association (UFPA, founded in 1904).
Innovative Bread and Confectionery Manufacturer, Mightysofft.
Mightysofft, a reputable bread and confectionery manufacturer, proudly announces its pursuit of commercial contracts. Since its inception in 2016, the company has rapidly gained recognition for its exceptional baked goods and now seeks to establish strategic partnerships with commercial clients across various industries.
Zebra Technologies deals with several areas of retail automation
Zebra Technologies obviously deals with several areas of retail automation – which, in your opinion Neil Gouveia, Director Africa, Zebra Technologies, is most relevant to South African retailers? And which, again in your opinion, do you think local retailers should be taking more advantage of (and why?)
SAPICS applauds skills and dedication of supply chain community and names new directors at annual AGM
The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management (SAPICS) wrapped up a challenging but successful financial year with its recent well-attended annual general meeting (AGM) that was chaired by president MJ Schoemaker. Two new directors, Selepe Phetla and Nikita Reddy, have joined the SAPICS board.
The rise and rise of the township economy
With half of South Africa’s population living in the estimated 532 townships around the country, vast potential lies in the so-called ‘township economy’. According to Roger Wilco’s 2022 Township CX Report, the vibrant, culture-rich township economy representing hundreds of billions of rands in spending power is largely untapped and misunderstood.
Using access to instant funding to adapt fast to a changing world and shifting consumer behaviours
South African retailers have faced numerous challenges over the past three years, including the pandemic, disrupted supply chains, high inflation and the power crisis. But forward-thinking retailers are finding opportunities to grow their businesses by adapting to new trends and helping their customers weather the storm.