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Steve Madden snaps up two U.S. fashion brands

This week, Steve Madden, the U.S. designer and marketer of footwear and fashion accessories, acquired two privately-held fashion brands; namely Greats Brand, Inc. and BB Dakota...

16 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

New York luxury retail icon Barneys files for bankruptcy

Luxury department store chain, Barneys New York, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and secured $75m in emergency financing from affiliates of Hilco Global and the Gordon Brothers Group...

6 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Record sales on Prime Day 2019

Sales for Amazon's 2019 Prime Day event surpassed those the company recorded for the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. Prime Day, held over two days on 15 and 16 July this year, was the largest shopping event in Amazon history...

24 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

African design showcased at Bloomingdale's The Lion King pop-up

African brands like MaXhosa by Laduma, Pichulik and AAKS are on show in the U.S. as part of The Lion King pop-up concept shop at Bloomingdale's...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon to upskill 100,000 employees with in-demand skills

Amazon has commited to upskill 100,000 of its employees across the United States, dedicating over $700 million to provide its people with access to training programmes that will help them move into more highly-skilled roles...

15 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon is turning 25 - here's a look back at how it changed the world

A quarter of a century ago, on 5 July 1994, a company, which shared a name with the world's largest river, was incorporated. It sold books to customers who got to its website through a dial-up modem...

By Venkatesh Shankar 4 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon's bottomless appetite

Amazon is shrinking time and eating up the planet...

By François Lévêque 3 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Footwear giants call tariffs 'catastrophic' in open letter to Trump

Some of the biggest names in footwear have signed an open letter to President Donald Trump urging him to reconsider the proposed tariffs on shoes made in China...

22 May 2019

GLOBAL

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

SOUTH AFRICA

Nike's new app feature helps customers find the perfect fit

Nike has launched a new in-app scanning solution in the US, called Nike Fit, that provides customers with their recommended shoe size in each of the company's footwear products...

10 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

IRL: AI powers Walmart's store of the future

Over the past few months, a Walmart Neighborhood Market in New York has quietly transformed into the company's first Intelligent Retail Lab...

2 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Macy's new creative in-store retail concept, Story

Macy's new Instagram-friendly retail concept shop, Story, has launched in 36 stores across the United States. The narrative-driven space opened with 'Colour' as its inaugural theme...

12 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Jeans maker Diesel files for bankruptcy in the U.S

Diesel USA, the clothing maker famous for its five-pocket jeans, filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court this week...

7 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon's Project Zero lets brands remove fake product listings

Through a new initiative called Project Zero, Amazon wants to empower brands to help stop the spread of counterfeit products on the marketplace...

5 Mar 2019

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