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
Richemont, owned by SA billionaire Johann Rupert, has announced a global strategic partnership with Alibaba Group which will see the launch of a luxury goods platform for the Chinese market...
29 Oct 2018
Double-digit liquor sales growth outweighed lower grocery sales for Spar in the year to end-September...
Robert Laing 17 Nov 2017
ZURICH - Richemont, the world's second-largest luxury group, said Friday it had enjoyed exceptional profit growth in the first half of its financial year as the firm moved on from a costly buyback of its high-end watches...
13 Nov 2017
Grocery chain Spar cut its interim dividend by 6% to R2.40 from the matching period's R2.55, despite growing revenue and profit...
Robert Laing 1 Jun 2017
Group says the performance of Build It continues to defy pressure on consumer spending, with retail sales and same-store growth both increasing
16 Nov 2016
GENEVA , SWITZERLAND: Car manufacturers launched a range of smaller, nimbler cars to tempt cash-strapped consumers in a recovering European market, with compact vehicles taking centre stage at the Geneva Motor Show.
5 Mar 2014
VEVEY, SWITZERLAND: Swiss-based food giant Nestle warned on Thursday (14 February) that business was likely to be tough this year, after its 2012 results showed a slowdown in growth in emerging markets.
17 Feb 2013
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
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
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
NYON, SWITZERLAND: UNI Global Union says that the announcement from South African supermarket chain Pick n Pay that it plans to cut about 3137 jobs from its workforce is a clear sign of the "Walmart effect" it believes the world's biggest retailer will have on South Africa as it prepares to enter the country.
12 Jul 2011
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
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