Choppies, one of the most successful FMCG retail chain stores in South Africa, has grown exponentially in the last two decades.
Tech-led innovation and milestones have been disrupting the retail industry since its inception, and now, the pandemic has only fuelled digital transformation across the sector, including small and medium retail businesses.
Father's Day is around the corner, and everyone is rushing to find the best gift for their dad! As per a National Retail Federation (NRF) report, Father's Day spendings in 2019 was estimated to have crossed the $16 million mark.
Going Green and Sustainability are two initiatives trending among retailers and businesses globally as the pandemic has further strengthened our cause of protecting our environment and planet.
Gone are the days where retailers run their business on cash registers.
It’s 2021 and more industries across the world are leaning on modern technology to ensure operational efficiency and also offer unforgettable customer experiences.
Retail has undergone a tremendous transformation in the recent years.
In recent times, the consciousness among business leaders towards sustainable goals is taking centerstage.
Our previous blog has seen some successful and legendary examples of women executives and entrepreneurs leading the retail frontier globally and driving transformation.
For years, women have driven majority of consumer purchasing..
As we stepped into 2021, we witnessed a paradigm shift in consumer preferences.
The retail industry is evolving at a fast pace to keep up with advancing technologiesy, changing consumer preferences and as well as change in demographics.
Do you dread the annual physical inventory count? If yes, then you are not alone.
It was the year 1983 when forecasters in personal computer industry in the US were predicting that the demand for PCs will continue to rise as there were only 8 million PCs installed for 50 million white-collar workers.
So, you have spent the last few months on planning, implementing, and perfecting your holiday promotional strategies by making huge promises to lure customers.
Every year, the Chopras would look forward to Christmas and the holiday season.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck us, technological disruptions were prompting retailers to invest heavily in automation and robotics.
In a world where robots can flip burgers, sweep floors and even manage a warehouse, retail automation has come a long way.
With corporates reducing the Diwali gifting budget and consumers opting for low-key festivities, the buzz around the festival season seems to be missing.
Today’s consumers are smart and demanding. An average shopping experience is not enough for them. They consider shopping therapeutic and probably that is why it’s called Retail Therapy! Shoppers look forward to an engaging and immersive store experience.
When it comes to the retail sector, workforce management is complex, complicated and arduous due to the multifaceted nature of its teams. There are full-time workers, part-time and contractual workers employed across different distribution channels.
With retailers across the world struggling to reduce business losses to survive, it is imperative to think of easy and effective ways to cut down their total cost of operations…
Did you know that packaging can make or break your product? It is the first thing that a consumer looks at while buying a product.
It’s not just in the reel world that going sustainable wins hearts. As more and more customers are becoming eco-conscious, brands no longer have the luxury of ignoring sustainable practices.
16-year-old Neha Sharma goes for grocery shopping. As she heads towards the cash counter, she sees the cashier packing goods in plastic. Disgusted, she walks out of the shop and decides never to return.
Getting your customers to walk through your retail store and turning that into a good sale, is something that most retailers aspire for.
The pandemic has drastically transformed the retail industry. But thanks to retail analytics, businesses can now adapt to the new context of tracking their performance in real-time, and make an informed decision anytime, anywhere and continue to thrive.
A billing software, Point-Of-Sale (POS), is not just a transactional tool that retailers need for billing and payment, it’sthe success mantra of your business.
Knowing who your customers are is great, but knowing how they behave is even better.
Imagine a world where you walk into your favourite store, pick up the things you want and just walk out with your shopping bag without boring and time-consuming checkout queues.
Buying second will be hot selling like pancakes in 2020! According to a report by second-hand sale platform thredUP, resale of used clothes and apparel grew 21 times faster than the market over the past three years and is expected to reach $51 Billion by 2023
Welcome back to “The Loyalty Outlook”! My first article of the series can be read here – http://www.intellectcommerce.com/insights/blog/the-loyalty-outlook.html where I talked about usage of stamps as a loyalty platform. With time, many of the renowned brands leveraged the data collected using such Loyalty programs to starting selling complimentary products. Amazon Prime remains a classic example of same.
Sweet and Snacks Shops are a large form of Quick Service Restaurants (QSR), serving a variety of sweets (desserts), light snacks and meal combos.
The retailers today are compelled by the modern era customer to constantly evolve to meet their ever-changing needs. There are other influencers like omni-channel experience, ability to integrate with social media or marketplaces as well as flexibility in technology stack to address ever evolving integration needs or interactive experience.
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Mr. Mukesh Nadda, heading the IT vertical at reputed Booker India Ltd (A TATA and TESCO Enterprise), joins us for an insightful session
After learning the tricks of the trade from his father, Kunaal Kumar in 2005 re-launched Modern Bazaar, a chain of exclusive retail outlets in Delhi-NCR
The focus in the 'New World' will be on returning to work while coping with the changing trends. Indeed, we bring to you a specially-curated video where Mr. Karthik Kuppusamy - CIO, Vishal Mega Mart, shares his valuable insights on preparing for #FutureReadyRetail.
Intellect Commerce assisted Bangalore's Fresh Farm Producers to go Paperless by providing iRetail Business Suite for billing in the form of eReceipts.
Intellect Commerce assisted Kerala's Leading Retail Group in its digital journey by providing iRetail Mobile Point-of-Sale
Established in 1986, Choppies is a supermarket chain of multinational grocery and general merchandise, headquartered in Botswana.
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