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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

GLOBAL

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

SOUTH AFRICA

Steinhoff investors ask to join Dutch lawsuit

The Dutch Investors Association (VEB) says it has been approached by many South African-registered Steinhoff shareholders interested in participating in its class action against Steinhoff...

By Ann Crotty 12 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Markus Jooste quits as Steinhoff CEO

Steinhoff International CEO Marcus Jooste resigned on Tuesday night, ahead of the furniture retailer's results scheduled for release on Wednesday...

By Robert Laing 6 Dec 2017

GLOBAL

Ikea is running a startup accelerator

Global retailer Ikea has opened applications to its first startup accelerator and is looking for companies that can help it solve “big problems” around being truly affordable...

By Tom Jackson 4 Aug 2017

THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch halal sex shop bonds with Germany's Beate Uhse

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: A Dutch online shop selling halal sex products announced an alliance with Europe's largest erotic retailer to tap into the lucrative Muslim market, potentially worth billions of euros.

5 Jun 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch vegetarian butcher takes on the 'Frankenburger'

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Never mind last month's revolutionary test-tube beef burger grown from meat stem cells. The Dutch are way ahead with a "vegetarian butcher" who transforms plants into "meat".

10 Sep 2013

UNITED STATES

New iPad tops three million

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video, and the same all-day 10 hour battery life*.

22 Mar 2012

GERMANY

Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: In 2011, demand for mobile phones once again increased in Europe, largely as a result of the rising popularity of smartphones. According to GfK, 3.2% more mobile phones were sold in 2011, in particular the sales of smartphones increased by 67%.

15 Feb 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Internet usage in European markets

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing 376.6 million unique visitors went online in October 2011 for an average of 27.8 hours per person.

12 Dec 2011

GERMANY

Mixed results within technical consumer goods markets in Western Europe

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The overall market for technical consumer goods in Western Europe recorded a sales volume of €44.4bn in the third quarter of 2011. This is a decrease of 4.1% compared to last year's figures. The individual countries are developing very differently. These are the findings of GfK TEMAX Western Europe.

2 Dec 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Retail websites reach 75% of European internet audience each month

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released results from a study of online shopping in Europe. In January 2011, 270.6 million unique visitors in Europe visited sites in the retail category, representing a market penetration of 74.5% of Internet users, up 8.5 percentage points versus last year.

22 Mar 2011

UNITED STATES

Blu-ray sales up in Western Europe and Japan

NEW YORK, US: media control GfK International, a leader in international media and entertainment tracking servicing the global entertainment industry, has announced the release of its 2010 Year End Home Video Retail Sales Report.

28 Feb 2011

GERMANY

Consumption in 2011 - Germany on the ascent

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: At a press conference held this week in Nuremberg, GfK presented a review of private consumption in 2010 and an outlook for 2011. As forecast by GfK, private consumption rose last year by 0.5%. For 2011, the market researchers are expecting private household expenditure to increase by a significant 1.5% and therefore make a strong contribution to the economic upturn.

11 Feb 2011

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