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Toy and entertainment giant Hasbro names Chris Cocks as CEO
Toy and entertainment giant Hasbro names Chris Cocks as CEO

Hasbro, the owner of brands including Monopoly, Play-Doh, Dungeons & Dragons and Peppa Pig, has appointed Chris Cocks as its new CEO, effective 25 February...

10 Jan 2022

Chanel appoints Unilever veteran Leena Nair as new CEO
Chanel appoints Unilever veteran Leena Nair as new CEO

French luxury fashion house Chanel has named Leena Nair as its new CEO, effective from the end of January 2022...

14 Dec 2021

Virtual sneakers produced by RTFKT. Source: RTFKT
Nike buys NFT fashion and collectibles startup RTFKT

Launched in 2020, RTFKT is best known for making sneakers and other accessories for the metaverse...

14 Dec 2021

Source: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko
Ardagh to buy SA glass manufacturer Consol for R10.1bn

Ardagh Group has agreed to buy major African glass bottle maker Consol for R10.1bn, marking an expansion into the continent from one of the world's top packaging companies...

By Emma Rumney 29 Nov 2021

Virgil Abloh. Source: LVMH
Louis Vuitton artistic director and Off-White founder Virgil Abloh dies age 41

The visionary designer lost his private battle with cancer and passed away on Sunday, 28 November at the age of 41...

29 Nov 2021

Source: Distell
Heineken to buy SA drinks maker Distell, along with Namibia Breweries

Brewing giant Heineken has agreed to buy Distell, SA's largest alcohol producer and the owner of Savannah and Klipdrift, in a deal that values Distell at approximately R40.1bn...

15 Nov 2021

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'It's our stuff': Consumers wage right-to-repair revolution

Increasingly concerned about electronic waste and planet-warming emissions, European and US lawmakers want manufacturers to make it easier to repair gadgets that are intrinsic to daily life...

By Carey L. Biron and Umberto Bacchi 19 Oct 2021

Laduma Ngxokolo, Imane Ayissi named African Luxury Heritage Awards winners
Laduma Ngxokolo, Imane Ayissi named African Luxury Heritage Awards winners

The African Luxury Heritage Awards recognises the outstanding contribution of African luxury brands and designers to the creative and business spheres of the African luxury economy...

6 Oct 2021

How designers can maintain their individuality working at big fashion houses
How designers can maintain their individuality working at big fashion houses

In the last two decades, several creative directors have come and gone from their prestigious posts at heritage fashion houses...

By Marie-Agnes Parmentier 14 Sep 2021

Nestlé opens its largest R+D Accelerator
Nestlé opens its largest R+D Accelerator

Nestlé's global R+D Accelerator network was launched in 2019 to provide a platform for startups, students and Nestlé intrapreneurs to bring highly differentiated innovations to the market at speed...

2 Sep 2021

Arçelik brings Beko appliances to SA as it advances African expansion
Arçelik brings Beko appliances to SA as it advances African expansion

Beko is being launched at standalone stores in Johannesburg and Durban. Brands under the Arçelik umbrella in South Africa now include Defy, Grundig and Beko...

26 Aug 2021

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Philip Morris expands smoke-free Iqos brand

Philip Morris International will expand Iqos, the brand behind PMI's smoke-free tobacco-heating system, to encompass a broader range of smoke-free products across a variety of platforms...

17 Aug 2021

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Adidas to sell Reebok to Authentic Brands Group for €2,1bn

Authentic Brands Group has a portfolio of more than 30 brands and a history of buying up struggling brands such as Juicy Couture, Forever 21 and Barneys New York...

13 Aug 2021

Barbie debuts dolls in likeness of Covid-19 frontline workers
Barbie debuts dolls in likeness of Covid-19 frontline workers

Honoured with a one-of-a-kind doll made in their likeness, the six experts in the fields are being highlighted for making a positive impact in their communities...

5 Aug 2021



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