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    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

    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

    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

    New global H&M initiative to identify and support inspiring kids

    H&M has introduced a new global initiative to identify and support young role models who are making progress on social equality, sustainability, education...

    4 May 2021

    Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants

    Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

    30 Apr 2021

    African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU data

    South Africa's m-commerce up 35%, Nigeria is Africa's biggest e-commerce market, and Kenya primed for massive growth...

    29 Apr 2021

    The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiative

    The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

    28 Apr 2021

    Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textiles

    The topic of sustainable textile development will be discussed by a panel at the upcoming Zone 22 Rotary Africa Centennial International Conference...

    14 Apr 2021

    Target to spend more than $2bn with Black-owned businesses by 2025

    Target will add products from more than 500 Black-owned businesses across its multi-category assortment and increase its spend with more Black-owned companies...

    8 Apr 2021

    SA's Lukhanyo Mdingi nabs spot on 2021 LVMH Prize shortlist

    Lukhanyo Mdingi is among the 20 designers from around the globe selected as semi-finalists for the 2021 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers...

    1 Apr 2021



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