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Eliminating packaging is a good start - but here's what supermarkets should do to stop harming the planet
Eliminating packaging is a good start - but here's what supermarkets should do to stop harming the planet

It was inspiring to read about the launch of Waitrose's trial in Oxford offering consumers a range of products free of packaging. Their system isn't revolutionary - smaller supermarkets have been doing the same thing...

By Alison Stowell 21 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Steve Madden snaps up two U.S. fashion brands
Steve Madden snaps up two U.S. fashion brands

This week, Steve Madden, the U.S. designer and marketer of footwear and fashion accessories, acquired two privately-held fashion brands; namely Greats Brand, Inc. and BB Dakota...

16 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Five 3D printing myths
Five 3D printing myths

The first conviction for 3D printing a firearm was recently reported in London, not long after 3D printed masks were used to trick face recognition. Should we be afraid?

By Ahmad Beltagui, Achilleas Sesis and Nikolaos Stylos 16 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

BAT eyes vaping growth in Africa with Twisp takeover
BAT eyes vaping growth in Africa with Twisp takeover

British American Tobacco's acquisition of South African e-cigarette maker Twisp won approval from South Africa's Competition Tribunal on Tuesday...

15 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Country Road's new Teen range launches in South Africa
Country Road's new Teen range launches in South Africa

Country Road's first Teen collection, catering for pre-teen and teen girls and boys aged 8-16, will launch in South African stores this August...

14 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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New York luxury retail icon Barneys files for bankruptcy

Luxury department store chain, Barneys New York, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and secured $75m in emergency financing from affiliates of Hilco Global and the Gordon Brothers Group...

6 Aug 2019

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Kantar CEO, Eric Salama. Image supplied.
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

SOUTH AFRICA

Record sales on Prime Day 2019
Record sales on Prime Day 2019

Sales for Amazon's 2019 Prime Day event surpassed those the company recorded for the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. Prime Day, held over two days on 15 and 16 July this year, was the largest shopping event in Amazon history...

24 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Luxury fashion brands are making a splash in the art world
Luxury fashion brands are making a splash in the art world

Louis Vuitton reopened its refurbished flagship store in Florence in March 2019 to great fanfare from the fashion industry. The brand made great play of the fact that the store is replete with artworks...

By Alessia Grassi 23 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

African design showcased at Bloomingdale's The Lion King pop-up
African design showcased at Bloomingdale's The Lion King pop-up

African brands like MaXhosa by Laduma, Pichulik and AAKS are on show in the U.S. as part of The Lion King pop-up concept shop at Bloomingdale's...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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.

16 Jul 2019

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 15 Jul 2019

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