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    Ethnic conflict could unravel Ethiopia's valuable garment industry

    Ethiopia has long been considered one of Africa's economic wunderkinds. But for the past two months, violent conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region fuelled by ethnic power politics has threatened the country's stability...

    By Dorothee Baumann-Pauly 21 Jan 2021

    The rise of commercial milk formulas and why it matters for the world's women and children

    Our recent study shows that global commercial milk formula sales are booming. Between 2005 and 2019, world milk formula sales more than doubled from 3.5kg to 7.4kg per child...

    By David McCoy, Julie P. Smith and Phillip Baker 5 Jan 2021

    Majority of tobacco giants failing to advance harm reduction

    The first Tobacco Transformation Index finds that the majority of the 15 largest tobacco companies are not making substantive progress in phasing out cigarettes...

    28 Sep 2020

    Global consumers ease back into in-store shopping - report

    With Covid-19 lockdown measures around the world easing, just under three-quarters of global consumers report feeling comfortable returning to physical stores since lockdowns have eased...

    4 Sep 2020

    #WomensMonth: KFC's Nolo Thobejane on achieving QSR success in Africa

    Letlhogonolo Thobejane travels across the continent overseeing restaurant operations and contributing to the success of the KFC brand in Africa...

    31 Aug 2020

    Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo

    Game's vice president shares how the retailer has navigated business challenges and opportunities over the last 50 years, and how it aims to remain relevant beyond 2020...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2020

    Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on

    So you finally hit the shops and cafes after weeks of lockdown. After disinfecting your hands, following the arrows around the shop or to your table, taking care to avoid others where possible...

    By Jessica Vredenburg and Megan Phillips 24 Jul 2020

    Antibacterial activewear? The claim is just as absurd as it sounds

    Lorna Jane recently launched an "antiviral" line of activewear, called "LJ Shield", generating significant backlash from medical professionals...

    By Catherine Burke 20 Jul 2020

    Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus

    Retail was in trouble long before Covid-19 hit. The past five years saw daily reports of store closures and retailer bankruptcies. The growth of online commerce eroded many retailers' top-line revenues...

    By Frederic Dimanche 6 Jul 2020

    Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers

    The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to a new kind of African consumer who is already displaying fundamental shifts in consumption and purchase behaviour...

    27 May 2020

    There's a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyond

    Somali-American activists recently scored a victory against Amazon and against colourism, which is prejudice based on preference for people with lighter skin tones...

    By Lynn M. Thomas 25 May 2020

    Defy to begin building ventilators in SA this May

    The company aims to help cater to the demand for medical equipment across sub-Saharan Africa...

    14 Apr 2020

    NOSA Group acquires QPRO and SAIGAS

    NOSA Group has closed a transaction to acquire QPRO and SAIGAS, the Assurance South African businesses of SAI Global, a provider of integrated risk management solutions and assurance services...

    16 Jan 2020

    #FoodNextAfrica: Blockchain will simplify and transform supply chain traceability

    According to the WWF, a bid to improve the traceability of supply chains around the world is top of mind with a major focus on transparency - but how is technology disruption promoting business growth?

    By Robin Fredericks 25 Sep 2019



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