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The paradox of choice. Why made-to-order might not solve the fashion industry's problems

How could you go from winning awards for "Store Design of The Year" and "Best Shoe Ever" to selling nothing?

By Jessica Pallant and Sean Sands 4 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Grassroots trading to luxury leather leader: The journey of Jekyll and Hide

Jekyll and Hide founder Bernard Bultemeier talks luxury leather, global expansion, the challenges facing independent retail today and why we'll all be wearing backpacks soon...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Beyond pink and blue: the quiet rise of gender-neutral toys

Amid a downturn in global toy sales, Australia's Toys 'R' Us stores going into voluntary administration and closure of the firm's American and UK arms, a quiet revolution is under way in the toy world...

By Jason Bainbridge 5 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Woolies in eye of storm - chairman

Woolworths chairman Simon Susman told shareholders at Tuesday's annual general meeting that the board was confident of the group's Australian strategy...

29 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#BODJHB: Chris Weylandt on the basics of retail

On day two of the Johannesburg version of Business of Design, Chris Weylandt explained his tactics to competing or rather leading in the retail game...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014

AUSTRALIA

General Motors to close Australian plants by 2017

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Car company General Motors said it will close its Holden plants in Australia by 2017, prompting Toyota to review its operations and unions to warn that the local car industry was 'finished'.

12 Dec 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Aspen, Nestlé deal needs further study - tribunal

The Competition Tribunal has requested further analysis of the transaction between SA's biggest pharmaceutical manufacturer, Aspen, and Swiss food giant Nestlé, following some concerns that the transaction does not address the competition authority's reservations about the initial deal between Nestlé and Pfizer Nutrition.

By Amanda Visser 28 Aug 2013

AUSTRALIA

Billabong posts mammoth AU$859.5m loss

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Embattled Australian surfwear brand Billabong reported a huge Aus$859.5m (US$771.7m) net annual loss on Tuesday, 27 August, triple the firm's market value and far worse than analysts forecasts.

28 Aug 2013

AUSTRALIA

VW gearbox fault prompts car recall

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: German car manufacturer, Volkswagen (VW) on Wednesday (12 June) recalled nearly 26,000 vehicles in Australia due to a gearbox problem that could cause cars to lose power on the road.

13 Jun 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Transnet on the hunt for foreign contracts

Transnet Engineering (TE), a unit of the state-owned freight and logistics company, is exploring new narrow-gauge markets in Latin America, South-east Asia and Australia in a bid to meet its growth targets, according to strategy and marketing general manager Thoba Majoka.

By Nicky Smith 6 May 2013

AUSTRALIA

Samsung S4 goes to the opera

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: The sails of one of the world's most iconic buildings, the Sydney Opera House, were lit up with images shot by ordinary Australians on Tuesday (23 April) for the glitzy "blue-carpet" launch of Samsung's new phone.

24 Apr 2013

AUSTRALIA

BlackBerry tries to grate an Apple

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: The head of BlackBerry has taken a swipe at Apple, saying in an interview the iPhone's operating system was outdated, while promising thousands of new apps as it prepares to launch its new Z10 handset.

20 Mar 2013

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