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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

GLOBAL

Global bread and bakery consumption continues to experience modest growth

The global bread and bakery product market displayed modest, but sustainable growth throughout the period under review, increasing from 122,000 tonnes in 2007 to 129,000 tonnes in 2016...

23 Apr 2018

AFRICA

African tourism acts to shake off Ebola stigma

BERLIN, GERMANY: The impact of the deadly Ebola virus fell mainly on three African countries but tourism has taken a hit across the continent of more than 50 nations as fear has kept many visitors away, tourism chiefs say...

10 Mar 2015

GERMANY

Uber's services halted in Germany

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: The controversial but popular car pick-up service Uber has hit a roadblock after a German court slapped it with an injunction on the grounds it lacks the necessary legal permits to operate its services.

3 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

GfK survey reveals evolving trends in American holiday shopping and spending

NUREMBURG, GERMANY / NEW YORK, US: Retailers embarking on a seasonal hiring binge this year may want to rethink their plans, according to a new survey by GfK Custom Research North America. As unemployment remains above 9% and median household incomes decline, economic anxiety continues to preoccupy the thoughts of US consumers.

25 Oct 2011

JAPAN

Tokyo maintains brand image, despite earthquake and tsunami

TOKYO, JAPAN: In the aftermath of Japan's earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear accident, the city of Tokyo has seen no significant erosion to its city image according to the 2011 Anholt-GfK Roper City Brands Index study.

27 Jul 2011

SOUTH AFRICA

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to open 50 hotels in Europe, Africa and ME

BERLIN, GERMANY: With growth fuelled by demand for its luxury and design-led brands, Starwood is poised to open 12 hotels in the region this year.

24 Mar 2011

ANDORRA

Travel & tourism report focuses on moving beyond the downturn

ANDORRA: Switzerland, Germany and France have the most attractive environments for developing the travel and tourism industry, according to the fourth Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report, just released by the World Economic Forum at the Global Tourism Forum 2011 (GTF) held in Andorra. Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Spain and Singapore complete the top 10.

9 Mar 2011

GERMANY

German holidaymakers avoid Egypt and Tunisia

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The political unrest in North Africa has had far-reaching consequences for the tourism industry. According to GfK Retail and Technology, the majority of German holidaymakers have postponed any planned trips to Egypt and Tunisia and demand for the summer months also noticeably declined in the first few weeks of the year.

22 Feb 2011

SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town Tourism builds on 2010 legacy; appoints US rep

Statistics South Africa has officially released arrival stats for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the report notes a marked increase in visitors from the USA and South American countries, as well as from the UK, Australia and Germany. Now Cape Town Tourism intends building on the 2010 legacy.

1 Oct 2010

GERMANY

Increasing wanderlust among Germans

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Germans are keener now on travelling than ever before, with sales from bookings higher than in any other summer season over the past few years. Cuts in the price of vacations are bolstering booking behaviour.

2 Aug 2010