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The most valuable global retail brands for 2019

The results of the second annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands have been revealed. The research shows that the world's most valuable retail brands are worth $339 billion more...

14 May 2019

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Instagram's @shop a curated showcase of shoppable products

Instagram has launched a @shop account, essentially a curation of posts from online merchants that sell products through the image-sharing app.

14 May 2019

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Best in global visual merchandising awarded

The winners of the 2019 International VM Awards were announced at the RetailExpo in London...

13 May 2019

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Successful retail chatbot interactions to grow eightfold by 2023

The global number of successful retail chatbot interactions will reach 22 billion by 2023, up from an estimated 2.6 billion in 2019, as AI offers compelling new engagement solutions...

9 May 2019

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New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA

In the fourth quarter of 2018, the approval rate rose by 5.1% bringing MENA's rate just 3% behind the rest of the world. Due to the high transaction value in the travel industry, card approval rates have seen a slower growth rate than other industries...

By Fundisiwe Maseko 25 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Pernod Ricard signs deal to acquire Malfy gin

Pernod Ricard is to acquire Italian super-premium gin brand Malfy from Biggar & Leith for an undisclosed sum.

17 Apr 2019

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Burger King tests plant-based meat with an impossible whopper

Burger King, known for meaty excess like its 1,150-calorie Bacon King sandwich, is now selling a plant-based burger...

2 Apr 2019

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Survey says 12% of influencers buy their pets gifts on Valentine's Day

An international study gives insight into how influencers celebrate Valentine's Day, their shopping habits and who they look to for inspiration...

14 Feb 2019

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WoSA export report shows positive growth of SA wine internationally

The 4% increase in value to R9.06bn reflects the positive sentiments towards South African wine in international markets, despite the 6% decrease in volume to 420.2 million litres of wine sold internationally...

23 Jan 2019

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Elevated sensorial experiences drive shoppers back to stores

According to a new global report by in-store media company Mood Media, sensory experiences drive 9 out of 10 shoppers back to stores...

15 Jan 2019

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Women's lifestyle brand Eila Chérie will launch online in January

An e-commerce lifestyle brand, Eila Chérie will officially launch on 9 January 2019. This forward-thinking, female-focused brand represents a community-based approach to entrepreneurship...

27 Dec 2018

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Global mutton market dominated by China

China is the world's largest producer, consumer and importer of sheep meat, according to the ABSA Agribusiness 2018 spring outlook...

By Karabo Takadi, Wessel Lemmer and Pieter de Jager 18 Dec 2018

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Unilever CMO Keith Weed to retire in 2019

NEWSWATCH: Unilever CMO Keith Weed will retire from the role next year, after 35 years at the company...

6 Dec 2018

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The role of memory and media in converting consumers for brand growth

At Spark Media's annual event, a top marketing scientist from the Australia-based Ehrenberg-Bass Institute, Dr Virginia Beal got attendees thinking and rethinking the role of memory in reaching consumers. While there's no one-size-fits-all approach, you'll do well to factor in light media buyers and light media users...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Sep 2018

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#FairnessFirst: How Nike inspires others to 'just do it' with commodity activism

What do Colin Kaepernick, Serena Williams and Caster Semenya have in common? Despite each facing controversy in their sporting careers, they're all stars in Nike's inspirational 30th-anniversary campaign, filled with fiery new words to live by...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Sep 2018

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#NewBiz: 2Sales acquired by Wunderman

WPP's wholly-owned global digital agency, Wunderman, has acquired 2Sales International SA, an e-commerce consulting agency...

6 Sep 2018

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Tapioca starch market to exceed revenue by 2028

High in carbohydrates, and devoid of gluten, grain and nut, tapioca starch has witnessed application in the prevention of food allergies, gluten sensitivity and celiac disease...

8 Aug 2018

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Healthy lifestyle changes impact avocado oil market

Increased health awareness among people due to the prevalence of chronic diseases and heart-related disorders, owing to improper diet and lifestyle, is expected to be a major driving factor for the consumption of avocado oil...

1 Aug 2018

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How high streets and shopping malls face a 'domino effect' from major store closures

Traditional retail is in the centre of a storm - and British department store chain House of Fraser is the latest to succumb to the tempest. The company plans to close 31 of its 59 shops - including its flagship store in Oxford Street, London...

By Omar Toulan and Niccolò Pisani 9 Jul 2018

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First-of-a-kind study explores the sensory space of South African Chenin wines

South African Chenin blanc wines take centre stage in a first-of-a-kind study that explores the sensory space of wine using data mining and machine learning techniques...

7 May 2018

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