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2021 Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems winners announced
2021 Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems winners announced

The winners of the 2021 edition of the annual International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems have been announced...

4 Oct 2021

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Coffee bean prices have doubled in the past year and may double again - what's going on?
Coffee bean prices have doubled in the past year and may double again - what's going on?

International Coffee Day feels very different this year. Introduced by the International Coffee Organization (ICO) on 1 October 2015 to raise awareness of the product...

By Jonathan Morris 1 Oct 2021

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Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history
Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history

Global food prices shot up nearly 33% in September 2021 compared with the same period the year before...

By Alastair Smith 28 Sep 2021

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Kering goes fur-free across all fashion brands
Kering goes fur-free across all fashion brands

Luxury fashion giant Kering has announced its decision to go fur-free across the group...

27 Sep 2021

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Nestlé's transition towards a regenerative food system speeds up

Nestlé is investing $1.3bn over the next five years to spark regenerative agriculture across the company's supply chain...

21 Sep 2021

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How designers can maintain their individuality working at big fashion houses
How designers can maintain their individuality working at big fashion houses

In the last two decades, several creative directors have come and gone from their prestigious posts at heritage fashion houses...

By Marie-Agnes Parmentier 14 Sep 2021

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Nestlé opens its largest R+D Accelerator
Nestlé opens its largest R+D Accelerator

Nestlé's global R+D Accelerator network was launched in 2019 to provide a platform for startups, students and Nestlé intrapreneurs to bring highly differentiated innovations to the market at speed...

2 Sep 2021

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Global food commodity prices rebound in August
Global food commodity prices rebound in August

Global food commodity prices rebounded rapidly in August after two consecutive months of decline, led by strong gains in the international price quotations for sugar, wheat and vegetable oils...

2 Sep 2021

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B2B cross-border transaction value to exceed $42,7tn in 2026

The transaction value of B2B cross-border payments of all payment types will exceed $42,7tn in 2026, driven by the increased popularity of e-commerce marketplaces...

31 Aug 2021

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From PPE shortages to Covid-19 vaccine distribution, the supply chain has emerged as a determinant of health

The Covid-19 pandemic revealed how disruptions to global supply chains could also affect access to health care...

By Adel Guitouni, Jie Zhang, Nadine Schuurman and Valorie A. Crooks 31 Aug 2021

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Why livestreamers should sell their products with a poker face - not a smile
Why livestreamers should sell their products with a poker face - not a smile

Smiling or exhibiting other positive emotional displays while selling a product over live video - known as livestreaming - makes people less likely to buy it...

By Michel Ballings and Neeraj Bharadwaj 30 Aug 2021

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Philip Morris expands smoke-free Iqos brand

Philip Morris International will expand Iqos, the brand behind PMI's smoke-free tobacco-heating system, to encompass a broader range of smoke-free products across a variety of platforms...

17 Aug 2021

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Adidas to sell Reebok to Authentic Brands Group for €2,1bn

Authentic Brands Group has a portfolio of more than 30 brands and a history of buying up struggling brands such as Juicy Couture, Forever 21 and Barneys New York...

13 Aug 2021

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Food & Drink 2021 rankings: Coca-Cola and Nestlé continue to dominate

The majority of the subsectors included in the report have recorded cumulative brand value losses this year, as the sector negotiates the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic...

11 Aug 2021

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Spar International rolls out integrated e-commerce platform globally

Spar International is partnering with Naveo Commerce to offer a fully customisable e-commerce solution to Spar organisations and retailers...

11 Aug 2021

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Global food prices decline in July
Global food prices decline in July

The July drop reflected declines in the quotations for most cereals and vegetable oils as well as dairy products...

5 Aug 2021

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Barbie debuts dolls in likeness of Covid-19 frontline workers
Barbie debuts dolls in likeness of Covid-19 frontline workers

Honoured with a one-of-a-kind doll made in their likeness, the six experts in the fields are being highlighted for making a positive impact in their communities...

5 Aug 2021

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Voice assistant transaction values to hit $19,4bn by 2023

E-commerce transaction values via voice assistants will reach $19,4bn by 2023, rising over 320% from just $4,6bn in 2021, according to Juniper Research...

3 Aug 2021

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Walmart opens up its retail tech to other businesses

Walmart will begin offering several of its own technologies and capabilities to other businesses and brands seeking to better serve customers...

2 Aug 2021

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How palm oil became the world's most hated, most used fat source

Palm oil is everywhere today: in food, soap, lipstick, even newspaper ink. It's been called the world's most hated crop because of its association with deforestation...

By Jonathan E. Robins 30 Jul 2021

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Tommy Hilfiger collabs with Indya Moore on gender-fluid fashion
Tommy Hilfiger collabs with Indya Moore on gender-fluid fashion

Tommy Hilfiger is launching a gender-fluid summer pre-fall 2021 capsule collection co-designed by non-binary actor and activist, Indya Moore...

28 Jul 2021

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LG aims for 100% renewable energy use by 2050

LG Electronics has pledged to transition completely to renewable energy by 2050 as a key component of its sustainability strategy...

22 Jul 2021

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Top fashion brands remain reliant on synthetics, guilty of greenwashing - report
Top fashion brands remain reliant on synthetics, guilty of greenwashing - report

A new study calls out some of the world's biggest fashion brands for their continued reliance on synthetic fibres made from fossil fuels, and for deceiving consumers with false green claims...

12 Jul 2021

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Smart POS terminals in service to grow by 156% by 2026

Smart point-of-sale terminals globally in service, where analytics and loyalty can be integrated directly to the terminal, will increase from 13,7 million in 2021 to 35 million units in 2026...

8 Jul 2021

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How Covid-19 accelerated retailer investment in tech

Approximately 58% of retail professionals say the pandemic accelerated new technology-related product launches at their company, according to the new report...

6 Jul 2021

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Global shopper confidence surging as consumers return to stores - study

Shoppers are beginning to return to physical stores in significant numbers as pandemic measures lift around the world, according to new global research by Mood Media...

30 Jun 2021

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Rooibos tea: EU protection is good news for South African agriculture

Rooibos tea is the first African product to receive EU protected designation. What does this mean for the region where it's grown?

29 Jun 2021

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Steinhoff half-year earnings up 7% on value and furnishings demand
Steinhoff half-year earnings up 7% on value and furnishings demand

Steinhoff said its half-year core earnings rose by 7%, as demand for value lines and a focus on home furnishings offset the impact of pandemic restrictions...

By Nqobile Dludla 25 Jun 2021

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Lego reveals first prototype brick made from recycled plastic bottles

The prototype uses PET plastic from discarded bottles and is the first brick made from a recycled material to meet the company's quality and safety requirements...

24 Jun 2021

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'Buy now pay later' spend predicted to reach $995bn in 2026

This 274% growth will be fuelled by a greater appetite from users for credit to spread costs, particularly in the wake of the pandemic, which has put extreme pressure on user finances...

14 Jun 2021



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