“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.
In the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown, supermarket giant Pick n Pay is upping the ante in South Africa’s online retail game by launching a same-day grocery delivery service in partnership with Bottles.
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Ticketing company Computicket, which is owned by retailer Shoprite, has lost an appeal over a R20-million fine imposed on it for “abuse of dominance”.
Nigeria’s ruling party has urged the government to nationalise South African companies operating in the West African nation in retaliation for xenophobic attacks on its nationals.
MTN Group and Shoprite are among South African firms facing a backlash to xenophobic violence in their home country.
Shoprite Group is launching standalone technology stores called K’nect that will offer consumers access to services such as global money transfers, cellphone purchases, bill payments, tickets and insurance.
The Shoprite cross-border money remittance product reached the R1-billion mark in January, after just three years of it being implemented between South Africa and Lesotho.