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Braintree entrenches African retail, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) expertise with repeat awards from LS Retail

Braintree’s services include customisation, localisation, project management and technical support for Retail and Microsoft Business Central

Braintree (https://www.Braintree.co.za/), a trusted Microsoft Gold Certified Partner powered by Vivica Holdings, has been named as an LS Retail Diamond and LS One Platinum partner for 2022, entrenching the company as an expert in providing digital solutions to the retail and FMCG sectors across Africa. LS Retail is a leading…

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Clickatell’s CIT Joburg Event Reveals How Chat Commerce is Kicking Off a Convenience Revolution

WhatsApp, Dis-Chem, FlySafair highlight South Africa as setting the pace for Chat Commerce globally

Clickatell (www.Clickatell.com), a CPaaS innovator and Chat Commerce leader, discussed with attendees at its Connect Interact and Transact (CIT) annual Joburg event on Tuesday the new era of Chat Commerce and how businesses can lay the groundwork for a completely new way of serving customers. Big name local brands also gave…

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mPharma Acquires Majority Stake in HealthPlus

The acquisition is in line with the company’s mission to build an Africa that is in good health by delivering life-changing healthcare services and drugs to improve health outcomes for patients

mPharma (https://mPharma.com), Africa’s leading patient-centered technology-driven healthcare company, has acquired the majority stake in HealthPlus, the leading pharmacy chain in Nigeria. mPharma and the former investor, Alta Semper, have signed an agreement leading to the acquisition of a majority stake in the HealthPlus Group. According to the Chief Executive Officer…

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Reduce, Refill and Reuse - How Sustainability Could Change the Face of Africa’s Informal Retail

The market opportunity to provide low-cost dispensing solutions exists

The informal retail sector represents almost 40% of all retail in Sub-Saharan Africa. This vibrant market is innovative in meeting the requirements of its consumers, especially when it comes to meeting ever more stretched pockets. From loosies (single cigarettes) to small tablespoon bags of sugar, coffee, atchar, sweets and more,…

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Uber launches a suite of new product and safety features across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

These expansions are testament to Uber’s commitment to the region

Today Uber (www.uber.com) announced the launch of multiple new products and features which are going live this month in South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria. The launch, which took place simultaneously across various locations in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), also showcased Audio Recording, the latest addition to its suite…

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Vertiv Recognized for Micro Data Center Solutions in 2022 Gartner® Hype Cycle™ Reports

Vertiv Named a Sample Vendor in “Hype Cycle for Edge Computing, 2022” and “Hype Cycle for Midsize Enterprises, 2022” reports

Vertiv (www.Vertiv.com)  (NYSE: VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has been recognized as a sample vendor for micro data center solutions (https://bit.ly/3KyfxmJ) in Gartner Hype Cycle reports for both Edge Computing and Midsize Enterprises. Each year, Gartner creates more than 90 Hype Cycles (https://gtnr.it/3B2IXGr) in…

Smollan
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Retail Trends - 2022 & Beyond

Mike Smollan, Chief Growth and Innovation Officer at Smollan looks at retail trends for the third and fourth quarters of this year and beyond, and what these means for growth

Gears switched at the beginning of 2022 as we entered a new phase in a retail eco-system that was still massaging aches and pains and playing catch up with new consumer behavioural patterns evolving as - ‘new ways of doing things’, ‘adaptability’ and ‘having an evolving mindset’, became the rallying…

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Global Retail Brand LC (Les Copains) Waikiki Joins the Tingg by Cellulant Digital Payment Ecosystem in Zambia

LC Waikiki customers will now be able to make payments seamlessly via mobile money in all their branches in Zambia

Cellulant (www.Cellulant.io) Zambia has signed a partnership agreement with leading fashion retailer LC Waikiki, which will enable customers to make payments from all LC Waikiki stores across Zambia through the Tingg digital payment platform. As the ways consumers can pay for goods continue to evolve, LC Waikiki customers will now…

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Nomanini launches StockNow, a digital retailer solution, to bring affordable working capital to Africa’s informal retail markets

StockNow, an easy-to-use app for retailers developed by Nomanini, makes it possible for informal micro and small retailers to purchase stock digitally

Nomanini (https://Nomanini.com), a fast-growing fintech platform in Africa, has today announced the launch of a new supply chain finance solution called StockNow that connects FMCGs and financial service providers to serve Africa’s informal retailers at scale. StockNow, an easy-to-use app for retailers developed by Nomanini, makes it possible for informal micro…

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IsDBI and Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) Organize Training Programs for 4 Uzbek Commercial Banks Planning to Establish Islamic Windows

The training programs were delivered in the local Uzbek language from 24 January to 25 February 2022 by experienced Islamic Finance experts

Back-to-back training programs for four conventional banks on “Islamic Banking and Finance: Fundamental Concepts and Applications” have been conducted in Uzbekistan. The programs were developed by the Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI) in collaboration with the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-ps.org), the private sector…