Retail

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The lasting impact of COVID-19 on e-commerce

Online shopping will never be the same after the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has accelerated the shift towards a more digital world and triggered changes in online shopping behaviors that are likely to have lasting effects.

E-commerce Venture Capital deals in Africa spiked during the second quarter of 2020

While challenges to adoption still exist, both in terms of customer preferences and inefficiencies in the market, e-commerce is beginning to generate traction both because of necessity and the presence of enabling technologies.

Policy responses to the digital economy that Afrikan states need to adopt

The rise of digital platforms and e-commerce will reshape the retail sector and in turn have deep implications for developing countries’ industrialization processes.

FinTech could fuel Afrika’s next big growth

The Afrikan continent is poised to experience its next big growth phase. While previous growth phases on the continent – which helped birth the "Afrika Rising" narrative – were fuelled by the continent’s natural resources and young population, this one will be driven by financial technology (FinTech). Afrika has

The future of retail will be built on clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

Over the last 15 years, technology has reshaped the face of global retail. With billions of people spending more time online each day, the way we buy things has evolved. Hundreds of billions of dollars of spending have shifted from physical shops to the web and mobile devices. Retail in

Report reveals that South African retail spending grew by 3,8% during the festive season

A newly announced report by Mastercard reveals that during the 2017 summer festive season in South Africa, there was an improvement in consumer spending. According to the report, retail sales volumes in South Africa rose by 3,8% year-on-year after removing the effects of inflation. This apparently marks the strongest