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SOUTH AFRICA

Why harmonised retail is the future

For many industries, predicting the future during a pandemic would be difficult - if not impossible. Retail is different. Why?

By Oliver Guy 13 Nov 2020

GLOBAL

Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

How the Covid-19 crisis could remodel the luxury industry

The Covid-19 crisis has hit the luxury and fashion industry hard. According to a study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, sales in these two sectors could drop by 25% to 30%...

By Isabelle Chaboud 20 May 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Packaging trends unpacked at GLBA Shanghai conference

It takes intervals of mere seconds for a package to delight the consumer and shopper. The first two seconds is when a consumer notices the pack and the second is when the decision is made to purchase...

18 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Launch of the first LOUIS XIII boutique

The world's first LOUIS XIII boutique launched in Beijing on 20 September 2016. The boutique is housed at the seven-storey Beijing SKP luxury mall...

30 Sep 2016

CHINA

Segway goes Sino: China 'Segway copycat' buys Segway company

BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese firm, which makes self-balancing two-wheeled scooter-like vehicles, has bought its US rival, Segway, it said on Wednesday, only months after being accused of copying its designs...

16 Apr 2015

CHINA

China smartphone maker Xiaomi wants slice of Apple pie

SHANGHAI, CHINA: When the charismatic founder of upstart Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi took the stage at an Internet conference, he was open about his ambition: world domination...

9 Jan 2015

CHINA

WeChat revolution speaks to the masses

SHANGHAI, CHINA: When condom maker Durex wants to send an intimate message to customers in China, it uses a homegrown instant messaging platform called WeChat, which has taken the country by storm in just three years.

13 Mar 2014

CHINA

China Mobile's net profit up 1.5%

HONG KONG, CHINA: China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile operator by subscribers, said on Thursday (15 August) its net profit for the first six months of the year grew by 1.5%, beating analysts' predictions.

16 Aug 2013

CHINA

China's Baidu buys mobile app firm for USD1.9bn

BEIJING, CHINA: China's leading Internet search engine is to buy a smartphone app distribution firm for US$1.9bn, it said yesterday, in what is said to be the largest takeover deal in the country's internet industry.

17 Jul 2013

CHINA

Apple apologises after China outrage

BEIJING, CHINA: Apple chief executive Tim Cook has apologised to Chinese consumers after the US technology giant was subjected to a barrage of criticism in state-run media over alleged "arrogance" and double standards.

3 Apr 2013

UNITED STATES

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012

CHINA

The Listerine flipbook

HONG KONG, CHINA: The challenge... Mouthwash giant, Listerine, needed an innovative new way to get the people of Hong Kong talking about its products. Listerine is claimed to banish the taste of food after meals along with the bacteria that cause bad breath, giving its users fresh breath for up to 12 hours.

17 Aug 2012

CHINA

China approves Wal-Mart control of online supermarket

BEIJING, CHINA: China said Tuesday it has approved a plan by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to gain control of a local online supermarket, but imposed conditions on the deal over concerns it could hinder competition.

15 Aug 2012



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