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Stella McCartney inks deal with LVMH
Stella McCartney inks deal with LVMH

French luxury group LVMH - owner of Vuitton, Dior and Givenchy - has purchased a minority stake in Stella McCartney's fashion firm.

9 hours ago

SOUTH AFRICA

'Made in Van Phuc': How place identity can help artisans survive in a globalised world
'Made in Van Phuc': How place identity can help artisans survive in a globalised world

The identity of luxury goods firms is often anchored in the creativity and skill of the artisans behind the objects. A case in point is Hermès, where workers spend years learning to work with precious materials such as leather and silk...

By Hung M. Nguyen and Marcos Barros 1 day ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon to upskill 100,000 employees with in-demand skills
Amazon to upskill 100,000 employees with in-demand skills

Amazon has commited to upskill 100,000 of its employees across the United States, dedicating over $700 million to provide its people with access to training programmes that will help them move into more highly-skilled roles...

1 day ago

SOUTH AFRICA

The real story of the Barbie doll: strong female leadership behind the scenes
The real story of the Barbie doll: strong female leadership behind the scenes

In marking the 60th anniversary of one of the world's best-known toys, the Barbie doll, scholars and journalists have a wealth of angles to explore. One story that's much less known is that of Ruth Handler, the creator of Barbie...

By Bertrand Venard 12 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Small brewers show how craft principles could reshape the economy - but they're under threat
Small brewers show how craft principles could reshape the economy - but they're under threat

Our economy currently relies heavily on unsustainable industrial principles of mass scale, never-ending growth and throwaway consumerism. The transition to a sustainable economy, then, requires a shift in how we think about production.

By Maikel Kuijpers, Catalin Popa and Jochem Kroezen 11 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Ericsson to build its first fully-automated smart factory
Ericsson to build its first fully-automated smart factory

Ericsson is set to build its first fully-automated smart factory in the U.S., expected to be up and running in early 2020...

5 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon is turning 25 - here's a look back at how it changed the world
Amazon is turning 25 - here's a look back at how it changed the world

A quarter of a century ago, on 5 July 1994, a company, which shared a name with the world's largest river, was incorporated. It sold books to customers who got to its website through a dial-up modem...

By Venkatesh Shankar 4 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

The rise and fall of Philip Green's Arcadia Group
The rise and fall of Philip Green's Arcadia Group

Philip Green's Arcadia retail empire lives to sell another day. After a week's delay and five hours of discussions, Arcadia's creditors agreed to a CVA that involves rent cuts, 23 store closures and 520 job losses...

By Nelson Blackley 28 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Cannes Lions 2019 Experience Grand Prix winners - 'Microsoft XBox: Changing the Game' under Brand Experience & Activations; Doconomy's 'Do Black - The Carbon Limit Credit Card' under Creative eCommerce...
#CannesLions2019: Experience Lions winners!

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 20 June with the 2019 Cannes Brand Experience & Activation and Creative e-Commerce winners announced during the Experience track award ceremony...

20 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#CannesLions2019: John Legend partners with Pampers to address changing table inequality [WATCH]
#CannesLions2019: John Legend partners with Pampers to address changing table inequality [WATCH]

Our correspondent Mikhaila Hunter filmed John Legend speaking at the The Goals House at Cannes Lions about his partnership with Pampers and their effort in addressing changing table inequality...

20 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#CannesLions2019: Creative e-commerce shortlist
#CannesLions2019: Creative e-commerce shortlist

The Cannes Lions Creative e-commerce shortlist has been released...

19 Jun 2019

GLOBAL

Kids are becoming more active adopters of e-commerce sites
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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