Internet of Things unlocks retail opportunities

By Jessica Knight. The Internet of Things (IoT) is an increasingly talked about topic in all sectors – particularly in retail. It’s a concept that not only has the potential to impact how the retail sector sells products, but how consumers buy them. The majority of US retailers strongly believe that IoT will drastically change […]

Truworths Selects Centric 8 PLM software

This article was submitted to Ten Links by Centric Software LOS GATOS, CA, Jan 12, 2016 – Centric Software has acquired its second South African customer. Truworths, one of South Africa’s leading fashion apparel retailers, with 747 stores in South Africa and eight other countries on the continent, has decided to adopt Centric 8 Product […]

Beyond Borders: The role of mobile in Africa’s retail economy

Author: Craig Page-Lee (@cpl_ignite ) While only a relatively small percentage of South Africa’s population makes purchases via their mobile phones — at this stage — the reality is that this growing segment will eventually present a major challenge for the bricks-and-mortar retail sector, not just here but also in the rest of Africa. The potential for a […]

Brand loyalty is dead

Author: Tess Sulaman In 1970 Simon & Garfunkel released a song called ‘Keep the Customer Satisfied’. It didn’t do particularly well for them – in fact, it only made it onto the music charts when it was covered by other singers. Its main claim to fame was that it appeared on the B-side of the […]