Shoprite Holdings’ IT spending soared nearly 18% in the 2021 financial year as its focus on technology-led disruption and e-commerce shifted to become top strategic priorities.
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Shoprite Group has created a new digital business unit called ShopriteX in which it plans to combine data science, technology and innovation to “enhance customer experiences”.
Panic buying across neighbourhoods in Gauteng has seen popular grocery delivery services such as Checkers Sixty60 and Bottles by Pick n Pay buckle under the load.
Just a week after its CEO, Pieter Engelbrecht, teased the launch of its own mobile service, Shoprite Group has provided details of the launch K’nect Mobile, its mobile virtual network operator platform.
South African retail giant Pick n Pay said on Tuesday that it is acquiring on-demand online grocery service Bottles.
Having long lagged behind much of the world in terms of e-commerce, South African retailers have been doing a roaring trade online as consumers shy away from shops during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Everything is digital now. Going digital was only a discussion point for many businesses but now it’s the only reality.”
Pick n Pay said on Friday that it is introducing scan-and-pay technology at till points nationwide so customers don’t have to touch point-of-sale terminals during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Shoprite Group, which owns Shoprite and Checkers retail stores, is introducing the ability for customers to make payments using QR codes in an effort to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.