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How Covid-19 accelerated retailer investment in tech

Approximately 58% of retail professionals say the pandemic accelerated new technology-related product launches at their company, according to the new report...

6 Jul 2021

Global shopper confidence surging as consumers return to stores - study

Shoppers are beginning to return to physical stores in significant numbers as pandemic measures lift around the world, according to new global research by Mood Media...

30 Jun 2021

Why a competitive local fashion industry needs the creativity of designers

The creativity of designers is a valuable resource that must be nurtured if African countries are to grow their fashion industries into competitive global players, says SA Fashion Week CEO Lucilla Booyzen...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Jun 2021

Steinhoff half-year earnings up 7% on value and furnishings demand

Steinhoff said its half-year core earnings rose by 7%, as demand for value lines and a focus on home furnishings offset the impact of pandemic restrictions...

By Nqobile Dludla 25 Jun 2021

Century-old CNA enters business rescue

CNA, South Africa's 125-year-old books and stationery retailer, has been placed into business rescue, its management team confirmed...

9 Jun 2021

From apprentice to fashion icon: Ivory Coast's Pathe'O, 50 years on

Pathe'O is celebrating a 50-year career during which his signature casual shirts and dresses in vibrant African prints have graced the shoulders of celebrities and political luminaries including Nelson Mandela...

By Loucoumane Coulibaly, Bate Felix and John Stonestreet 7 Jun 2021

Goodleaf merges with Highlands Investments to create R650m cannabis company

South African premium CBD brand Goodleaf is merging with Highlands Investments, formerly Canopy Growth Africa, in a deal that will see the combined company be valued at approximately R650m...

4 Jun 2021

Informal food markets: What it takes to make them safer

When it comes to food safety solutions, models which enforce bans and regulations don't fit...

By Silvia Alonso Alvarez, Delia Grace and Hung Nguyen-Viet 4 Jun 2021

The history of sneakers: From commodity to cultural icon

From sportswear and street style to catwalk fashion, sneakers have made their mark as cultural commodities...

By Naomi Braithwaite 3 Jun 2021

Shoprite wraps up sale of Nigerian business

Shoprite Holdings, Africa's largest grocery retailer, confirmed on Wednesday that it has sold its Nigerian business to Ketron Investment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of property group Persianas...

2 Jun 2021

Commission suggests blocking R1bn acquisition of The Building Company

The Competition Commission has recommended to the Competition Tribunal that the proposed takeover of Pepkor's hardware company The Building Company by Cashbuild be prohibited...

31 May 2021

Marek Zmyslowski on plotting a realistic e-commerce growth strategy in Africa

During the PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit, investor and serial entrepreneur Marek Zmyslowski urged African businesses to employ a more level-headed approach to mapping online growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2021

Covid-19 is giving us a new appreciation for physical shops

The outlook for high street stores seems gloomy. Social distancing measures and lockdowns have driven people to shop online, leading to shop closures and a boom for online retailers...

By Cathrine Jansson-Boyd 14 May 2021

6 tips to improve retail loyalty and decrease competition

In the age of digital transformation, it is critical to guide your target audience through the customer journey from interest to purchase...

By Ndagi Job Goshi 14 May 2021



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