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Walmart sees strong growth in U.S. eCommerce

22/05/2017 - 14:21

As its Jet.com acquisition continues to pay out, Walmart is seeing hyper growth in eCommerce, with U.S. online sales up 63% in the first quarter. On the physical side of things, Walmart’s store traffic and same-store sales were both up in an extremely challenging retail environment, rising 1.5% and 1.4% respectively. 

The company said the majority of the online growth was organic through Walmart.com. “Greg Foran, Marc Lore and the team continue to partner closely to serve our ... 

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How machine learning is changing retail

22/05/2017 - 14:06

According to dunnhumby, the global leaders in customer science, machine learning will bring about changes of a similar scale ...

Rupert's Richemont bets on duty-free

22/05/2017 - 13:10

Johann Rupert, the billionaire who controls Cartier owner Richemont, envisions a future in which humans are displaced by robo...

Amazon sets sights on U.K. Grocery with checkout-free trademark

22/05/2017 - 10:11

Amazon.com Inc. is laying the groundwork to bring its checkout-free grocery store Amazon Go to Europe, as the U.S. giant step...

Interest rate cut unlikely amid risks to currency

22/05/2017 - 10:01

Uncertainty about the rand exchange rate, as well as food prices, have put question marks over the sustainability of inflatio...

Pioneer Foods profit halves as it takes a knock from maize deal

22/05/2017 - 09:52

Pioneer Foods has posted a 47% drop in first-half adjusted headline earnings to R470m as higher input costs knocked its domes...

Cadbury unveils new look P.S. #SayItWithPS

Cadbury P.S. has taken sharing heartfelt messages to new heights with the launch of its new packaging design and updated range of messages that will be brought to life through a unique QR code share function. READ MORE

Hunter's innovates with EDGE - real cider refreshment with t...

Hunter’s, the largest real, natural cider brand in Africa, introduces an innovative new hybrid category breaker, for those who want to discover something different. READ MORE

Cadbury Dairy Milk introduces a new box-office hit

This May, Cadbury Dairy Milk premieres the latest flavour in its Marvellous Creations range – Popcorn Jelly Cola! This box office hit combines cola jellies, crunchy popcorn and popping candy, all wrapped up in delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate. The result - an unexpected taste combination that makes a night in feel like a night out at ... READ MORE

Vital introduces new healthy, on the go snack range

Experience, capacity pave the way for new rice crisps, bars, and bites READ MORE

Kimberly-Clark introduces DryNites® Pyjama Pants

Bedwetting is a sensitive subject for many South African parents to discuss openly. The question we need to ask is why? There are many factors that influence this answer; many parents feel embarrassed, they are not aware of the fact that bedwetting, in most cases, is merely a developmental phase. They are also often unsure of how to make their... READ MORE

Savanna Loco now 51% bigger and bolder

Following the successful launch of the first spirit-flavoured cider in South Africa, this bold beverage now boasts a bigger size. READ MORE

A collaboration between the department of Trade & Industry, ...

The Department of Trade & Industry (dti), Woolworths and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) officially opened the doors of K9 Pet Foods’ new 3 600 m² factory premises in the Western Cape. This opening is testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of a team of black women who put to test the intent of the Black Industrialist Programme... READ MORE

Ackermans makes updates to its marketing team

Ackermans, one of South Africa’ best-loved, longest-standing retailers, has recently made updates to its marketing team. READ MORE

Practical magic: The training programme bringing comfort to ...

Now in its third year, a groundbreaking training programme by TFG, one of SA’s largest retail investors in the local clothing and textile production industry, has managed to become the defining example of the shared value model. READ MORE

Natura Sugars challenges the norm, adds two new products to ...

The only range of truly unrefined sugars in South Africa and exclusively sourced from Mauritius, Natura Sugars, has recently added 2 new products to their already exciting range. Golden Light Brown is a sparkling golden sugar with a subtle buttery taste perfect for everyday use, whilst the Molasses Sugar is the ultimate soft sugar giving the m... READ MORE

Tetra Pak now uses 35% renewable electricity

Tetra Pak is using 35% renewable electricity by buying International REC Standard (I-REC) certificates for all of its production facilities in China. READ MORE

ID Logistics becomes n°2 provider in chilled distribution m...

ID Logistics, an international leader in the contract logistics market, recently announced its commitment to South Africa and outlined plans to expand its local operations at a recent press conference Fastmoving attended. READ MORE

 Cadbury unveils new look P.S. #SayItWithPSHunter's innovates with EDGE - real cider refreshment with the edgy taste of hopsCadbury Dairy Milk introduces a new box-office hitVital introduces new healthy, on the go snack rangeKimberly-Clark introduces DryNites® Pyjama PantsSavanna Loco now 51% bigger and bolder

Cadbury unveils new look P.S. #SayItWithPS

Cadbury P.S. has taken sharing heartfelt messages to new heights with the launch of its new packaging design and updated range of messages that will be brought to life through a unique QR code share function. READ MORE

A collaboration between the department of Trade & Industry, Woolworths and the IDC sees doors opening for black women entrepreneursAckermans makes updates to its marketing teamPractical magic: The training programme bringing comfort to 40 000 every yearNatura Sugars challenges the norm, adds two new products to their range Tetra Pak now uses 35% renewable electricityID Logistics becomes n°2 provider in chilled distribution market, aims to double its business in SA by 2020

A collaboration between the department of Trade & Industry, ...

The Department of Trade & Industry (dti), Woolworths and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) officially opened the doors of K9 Pet Foods’ new 3 600 m² factory premises in the Western Cape. This opening is testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of a team of black women who put to test the intent of the Black Industrialist Programme... READ MORE

BLOGS

FMCG companies need to re-examine channel roles and structures

Guest blog by Sane Mdlalose, associate consultant at Aperio, a business consulting company focused on accelerating growth of FMCG brands in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. - READ MORE
 

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