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POS transaction values predicted to exceed $17.3tn globally by 2026

The total value of transactions processed by POS terminals will exceed $17.3tn in 2026, from $14.8tn in 2021, according to a new study by Juniper Research...

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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 3 days ago

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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

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Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers

The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

28 Apr 2021

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L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030

L'Oréal Paris has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% per finished product, and will contribute €10m to environmental projects whose beneficiaries are communities of women...

26 Apr 2021

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Vans sets out global sustainability goals to achieve by 2030

Vans will move towards creating circular products and systems that use regenerative and recycled materials, designed to reduce waste and keep products in use and out of landfills...

22 Apr 2021

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Euromonitor identifies 6 cannabis consumer archetypes

Legal cannabis is set to increase from $30bn in 2020 to over $90bn in 2025, as consumers increase their usage in diverse parts of their lives...

21 Apr 2021

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Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot

Customers who opt-in will have their pre-ordered pizzas arrive in a fully autonomous vehicle made by self-driving delivery company Nuro...

19 Apr 2021

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Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030

Heineken has stated a new ambition to decarbonise its production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040...

15 Apr 2021

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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

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Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery store

When the Ever Given container ship choked off traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week in late March 2021, it made headlines around the world...

By Nada R. Sanders 12 Apr 2021

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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

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Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures

Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

By John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

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E-commerce to account for half of global retail growth by 2025

By 2025, e-commerce will expand by an additional $1.4tn, and account for half the growth in the global retail sector...

25 Mar 2021

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Danone's CEO has been ousted for being progressive - blame society not activist shareholders

Danone's chief executive and chairman, Emmanuel Faber, is to step down after activist shareholders called for his removal...

By Arturo Bris 23 Mar 2021

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How online markets are helping local stores survive Covid-19

Thanks to platforms that link online consumption to local interests, the desire to buy local, a trend fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic, is giving rise to a new phenomenon known as digital localism...

By Myriam Ertz, Damien Hallegatte, Imen Latrous and Julien Bousquet 19 Mar 2021

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Corona pilots beer packaging made using surplus barley

Corona has introduced a new circular form of packaging for its six-packs, made using repurposed surplus barley straw...

18 Mar 2021

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Global food price index rises for 9th consecutive month

The early estimate for 2021's wheat output is positive but 45 countries are in need of external assistance for food...

4 Mar 2021

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Plastic is part of the carbon cycle and needs to be included in climate calculations

Plastic pollution and climate change are two prominent environmental issues of our time...

By Xia Zhu 1 Mar 2021

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SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform

Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

25 Feb 2021

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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

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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

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They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean

In a new study published in Nature Communications, my colleagues and I find a stark confirmation that microplastics are found throughout the Arctic Ocean...

By Peter S. Ross 1 Feb 2021

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PepsiCo and Beyond Meat partner to develop plant-based snacks

PepsiCo and Beyond Meat have teamed up to form The PLANeT Partnership, a joint venture to develop, produce and market snack and beverage products made from plant-based protein...

27 Jan 2021

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PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040

PepsiCo plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting a reduction of absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030...

18 Jan 2021

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NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usage

As You Sow has filed shareholder proposals with 10 leading consumer goods companies and retailers, calling for commitments to absolute cuts in the use of plastic packaging...

15 Jan 2021

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2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce

Digital sales grew around 58% during the five days leading up to Christmas, despite earlier shipping cutoffs...

13 Jan 2021

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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

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Demand for meat is driving deforestation in Brazil - changing the soy industry could stop it

Deforestation in Brazil recently reached a 12-year high, prompting France to cut soybean imports from the country...

By Angela Guerrero and Malika Virah-Sawmy 4 Jan 2021

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The rise and fall of Tab - after surviving the sweetener scares, the iconic diet soda gets canned

Tab, the Coca-Cola company's original diet soda brand, is headed to the soda graveyard...

By Jeffrey Miller 15 Dec 2020

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Singapore approves cell-cultured chicken bites - who will be the first to try them?

Cultured meat made from animal cells without animal slaughter has been approved for sale for the first time...

By Chris Bryant 7 Dec 2020

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Global food prices rise by 3.9%

Global food commodity prices rose to a nearly six-year high in November...

3 Dec 2020

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Global cyber week online sales hit record high

Salesforce data shows global online spend of $270bn...

2 Dec 2020

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Luxury goods: why elite brands are weathering the pandemic better than high street retailers

Clothes shops are among the worst-hit retailers from the coronavirus pandemic, but luxury brands appear to be weathering the conditions relatively well...

By Shaun Borstrock 17 Nov 2020

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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

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Legal recreational cannabis sales to grow 376% globally by 2025

Recreational cannabis sales will drive global legal market growth by 376% over the next five years, outpacing medical and CBD, according to Euromonitor International...

11 Nov 2020

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Global food system emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C - but we can act now to stop it

Modern agriculture releases lots of different greenhouse gas emissions, each with complex effects on the global climate...

By John Lynch 9 Nov 2020

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Vans donates $1m to charities focused on mental health

For its second annual Checkerboard Day, Vans will focus on the vital role creativity plays in helping individuals and communities address mental health and well-being, in light of the period of global isolation experienced as a result of Covid-19.

3 Nov 2020

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2020 global online holiday sales predicted to grow 30% - Salesforce

Digital sales are expected to hit all-time highs and lead to strained shipping capacity as retailers grapple with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

21 Oct 2020

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L'Oréal announces winners of Beauty Tech for Good Challenge

The international competition recognises the most innovative startups supporting responsible, sustainable and inclusive beauty...

14 Oct 2020

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How the decline in Chinese tourists around the world has hit the luxury sector

A significant number of Chinese tourists spend large sums on luxury items, such as designer clothes and accessories, when they travel overseas...

By Xiaoqing Chen and Carol Zhang 1 Oct 2020

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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

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Converse strengthens commitment to youth mentorship and empowerment

Converse is expanding its All Stars youth mentorship programme by opening it to the public for the first time, with the aim to incorporate a more grassroots approach to supporting youth action...

23 Sep 2020

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Recycling isn't enough - the world's plastic pollution crisis is only getting worse

Plastic production and consumption has snowballed since large-scale production began in the 1950s...

By Stephanie B. Borrelle 18 Sep 2020

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#Newsmaker: Fara Naomi Macias, new head of marketing at GC Aesthetics

With her experience in the aesthetic business in the last eight years Fara Naomi Macias has been able to deliver tremendous results by launching the GCA brand in Mexico in 2014 with distributor Grupo Venta Internacional. Here, Macias shares with us more about her career journey and what it took to get to where she is today...

By Juanita Pienaar 16 Sep 2020

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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

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Global food prices rise in August

International quotations for sugar, vegetable oils and coarse grains increased from July, while worldwide cereal harvests remain on course to hit annual record...

3 Sep 2020

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Timberland strives for net positivity by 2030

Timberland has set a goal for its products to have a net positive impact on nature by 2030, in en effort to address the negative environmental impact of the fashion industry...

2 Sep 2020

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1 in 4 consumers tried a new brand during pandemic - global report

A new global report highlights challenges and opportunities for retailers as the Covid-19 pandemic drives permanent shifts in consumer behaviour now and beyond the holiday season...

12 Aug 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chains

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now...

By Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka 6 Aug 2020

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Global food prices continue to rise in July

According to a United Nations report, global food prices continue their upward trajectory for the second consecutive month in July, led by vegetable oils and dairy products...

6 Aug 2020

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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

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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

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon's Paul Misener on the link between innovation and diversity

Amazon veteran Paul Misener shared insight into how the e-commerce giant approaches innovation and the profound role a diverse workforce plays in this process...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jul 2020

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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

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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

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CMO Council identifies agile brands that have benefitted from opportunities during global lockdown

The CMO Council has picked notable brand stand-outs experiencing an upturn in the global downturn...

15 Jun 2020

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Smart clothing to drive fitness wearable revenue

Annual revenue of integrated fitness clothing is forecast to rise from approximately $1bn in 2020 to $11bn in 2025, according to Juniper Research...

11 Jun 2020

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Pandora commits to using only recycled silver and gold from 2025

The world's largest jewellery maker will stop using newly mined silver and gold in its jewellery by 2025 and only buy from recycled sources...

9 Jun 2020

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Why apparel brands' efforts to police their supply chains aren't working

For years, apparel brands have promised to police their supply chains to root out unsafe conditions and worker abuse...

By Jason Judd and Sarosh Kuruvilla 8 Jun 2020

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Consumer markets under pressure in 2020

As Covid-19 shifts the global economic outlook into deep recession, reflecting the impact of social distancing measures on economic activity, no industry remains untouched...

By Camilla Butler 5 Jun 2020

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Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

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Forrester forecasts $2.1tn in retail losses globally in 2020

Forrester predicts that due to the coronavirus, retail sales in 2020 will decline by an average of 9.6% globally, a loss of $2.1tn...

7 May 2020

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#Covid19: Mitigating the impact on global food trade

Millions of people around the world depend on international trade for their food security and livelihoods. As countries move to enact measures aiming to halt the accelerating Covid-19 pandemic, care must be taken to minimise potential impacts on the food supply or unintended consequences on global trade and food security...

1 Apr 2020

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FMCG brands better placed to weather Covid-19 storm - Global Advertising Trends report

According to the latest Global Advertising Trends report which focuses on FMCG and Covid-19, FMCG brands are better placed to weather the storm than other sectors...

30 Mar 2020

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Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024

E-retail transaction values will reach $4.8tn by 2024, up from $3.3 trillion in 2020, according to a new report from Juniper Research...

24 Mar 2020

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Global food prices drop amid coronavirus outbreak

The Food and Agriculture Organisation's latest food price index has reflected a decline in global food prices in February for the first time in four months - averaging at 180.5 points, down by 1.0% from January but still 8.1% higher than a year earlier...

10 Mar 2020

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'Bee-washing' hurts bees and misleads consumers

'Bee-washing,' marketing claims that purport to help bees, can diminish the important distinction between a honey bee and native bee...

By Lila Westreich 24 Feb 2020

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Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking

Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton...

13 Feb 2020

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#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand

Amazon makes history as the first brand in Brand Finance Global 500 ranking to exceed $200bn value mark and retains title of world's most valuable brand for the third consecutive year...

22 Jan 2020

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Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design

The winners of the annual Pentawards, a prestigious packaging design competition, were recognised at a gala ceremony held on 12 September in London. Microsoft scooped the top Diamond prize...

16 Sep 2019

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#G7Biarritz: Fashion industry giants sign global sustainability pact

Thirty-two global fashion and textile companies, including Adidas, Chanel and H&M, have signed a Fashion Pact, committing to achieving practical objectives together in three areas: climate, biodiversity and oceans...

27 Aug 2019

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Kantar's Eric Salama discusses the way forward under new owner Bain Capital

Kantar CEO Eric Salama presented an update on the new ownership structure and the opportunities under, Bain Capital during a press call held on Thursday...

By Juanita Pienaar 5 Aug 2019

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Kids are becoming more active adopters of e-commerce sites

Children are becoming more active adopters of e-commerce sites. Their interest in online shopping has more than tripled in the last 12 months - from 2% to 9%...

14 Jun 2019

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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

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Instagram's @shop a curated showcase of shoppable products

Instagram has launched a @shop account, essentially a curation of posts from online merchants that sell products through the image-sharing app.

14 May 2019

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Best in global visual merchandising awarded

The winners of the 2019 International VM Awards were announced at the RetailExpo in London...

13 May 2019

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Successful retail chatbot interactions to grow eightfold by 2023

The global number of successful retail chatbot interactions will reach 22 billion by 2023, up from an estimated 2.6 billion in 2019, as AI offers compelling new engagement solutions...

9 May 2019

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New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA

In the fourth quarter of 2018, the approval rate rose by 5.1% bringing MENA's rate just 3% behind the rest of the world. Due to the high transaction value in the travel industry, card approval rates have seen a slower growth rate than other industries...

By Fundisiwe Maseko 25 Apr 2019

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