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    New Barbie collection made using recycled ocean-bound plastic

    The launch forms part of Mattel's goal to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials across all its products and packaging by 2030...

    11 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

    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

    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

    #Newsmaker: Yokesh Maharaj to advance Mondelez's growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

    This Africa Month, we chat to Mondelez International's new president of its Sub-Saharan Africa business unit about mapping a growth strategy in Africa...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 May 2021

    RIP to former Spur chief Pierre Van Tonder

    Pierre Van Tonder, Spur Corporation's former CEO, died in a Cape Town hospital at the age of 62 on Sunday evening...

    10 May 2021

    Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEO

    Brito will step down after 15 years as CEO and 32 years at the company...

    6 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

    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

    Greening the global textile value chain

    Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado dedicated to educating companies on producing more environmentally responsible products...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2021

    Consumers spent $900bn more at online retailers globally in 2020

    Covid-19 accelerated e-commerce around the globe and forced retailers to shift to digital...

    14 Apr 2021

    How Bezos and Amazon changed the world

    Amazon announced Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO almost 27 years after he founded the company to sell books to customers over dial-up modems...

    By Venkatesh Shankar 4 Feb 2021

    Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO

    Jeff Bezos is stepping down from his role as Amazon CEO, and will transition to the role of executive chair in the third quarter...

    3 Feb 2021

    #BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021

    Despite the dissemination of vaccines in the months ahead, a larger portion of consumer spending will be impacted by recessionary conditions...

    By Ailsa Wingfield 11 Jan 2021



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