The proliferation of e-commerce essentially means that retailers are now more than ever competing in a global marketplace. In South Africa, online may account for less than 2% of total retail sales, but online spend has been predicted to top R53 billion this year.
By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Mar 2018
Cross-border e-commerce continues to provide significant growth opportunities for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering. According to a 2017 DHL report, cross-border retail volumes are predicted to increase at an annual average rate of 25% between 2015 and 2020 (from $300billion to $900billion) - twice the pace of domestic e-commerce growth.
15 Mar 2018
Kenya is turning into an interesting battleground between South African grocery chain Shoprite and French rival Carrefour.
By Robert Laing 15 Mar 2018