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Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design
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

GLOBAL

#G7Biarritz: Fashion industry giants sign global sustainability pact
#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

GLOBAL

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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

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

GLOBAL

The most valuable global retail brands for 2019
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

GLOBAL

Instagram's @shop a curated showcase of shoppable products
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

GLOBAL

Best in global visual merchandising awarded
Best in global visual merchandising awarded

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

13 May 2019

GLOBAL

Successful retail chatbot interactions to grow eightfold by 2023
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

GLOBAL

New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA
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

SOUTH AFRICA

Danone unveils €240m sustainable baby food plant in the Netherlands
Danone unveils €240m sustainable baby food plant in the Netherlands

Danone has opened a new Nutricia production facility in the Netherlands, to meet growing, global demand for specialised infant formula...

28 Mar 2019

GLOBAL

Elevated sensorial experiences drive shoppers back to stores
Elevated sensorial experiences drive shoppers back to stores

According to a new global report by in-store media company Mood Media, sensory experiences drive 9 out of 10 shoppers back to stores...

15 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Startups turn waste into opportunity
Startups turn waste into opportunity

Global food waste is a problem that weighs 1.3 billion tonnes a year. A third of all food produced never gets eaten; a fact that has launched a food rescue movement...

10 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Key insights into the global pantyhose and tights market
Key insights into the global pantyhose and tights market

The number of pantyhose imported worldwide totalled 1.3 million tonnes in 2016, remaining constant against the previous year's level...

18 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Why Unilever is right to consolidate its headquarters in Rotterdam
Why Unilever is right to consolidate its headquarters in Rotterdam

The consumer goods giant Unilever is in the business of what is called "fast moving consumer goods". And in this business - as the name suggests - speed is the name of the game...

By Martin Friesl 18 Apr 2018

KENYA

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Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

Women form an estimated 75% of workers at production level in Kenya and have seen some positive improvements in their employment conditions and rights over the years. But it hasn't been an easy journey...

By Lara Bianchi 16 Feb 2018

THE NETHERLANDS

Unilever posts rising 2017 profits
Unilever posts rising 2017 profits

Food and consumer products giant Unilever on Thursday posted soaring 2017 profits of €6.5 billion ($8.05 billion), after a year of "major change" when it spurned a Kraft Heinz takeover bid...

2 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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Steinhoff investors ask to join Dutch lawsuit

The Dutch Investors Association (VEB) says it has been approached by many South African-registered Steinhoff shareholders interested in participating in its class action against Steinhoff...

By Ann Crotty 12 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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Markus Jooste quits as Steinhoff CEO

Steinhoff International CEO Marcus Jooste resigned on Tuesday night, ahead of the furniture retailer's results scheduled for release on Wednesday...

By Robert Laing 6 Dec 2017

GLOBAL

Unilever making up to S.Korean skincare company
Unilever making up to S.Korean skincare company

Anglo-Dutch food and consumer products giant Unilever said Monday it was buying a leading South Korean cosmetics and skincare company for €2.27 billion...

26 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Starbucks celebrates 99% ethically sourced coffee
Starbucks celebrates 99% ethically sourced coffee

On 9 September 2017, participating Starbucks store teams celebrated the group's position in 99% ethical sourcing, by writing 99 on customers' cups...

11 Sep 2017

EUROPE

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Egg scare costs Dutch poultry farmers EUR33m

Europe's contaminated egg scare, triggered by the presence of the insecticide fipronil in eggs, has cost Dutch poultry farmers at least €33m ($39m), according to a preliminary estimate...

24 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain
Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain

Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil...

By Lisa Jack 17 Aug 2017

AUSTRIA

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Austria confirms find of tainted egg products

Austria on Monday became the latest European country to confirm that it has found the insecticide fipronil in egg products imported from Germany...

15 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

Ikea is running a startup accelerator
Ikea is running a startup accelerator

Global retailer Ikea has opened applications to its first startup accelerator and is looking for companies that can help it solve “big problems” around being truly affordable...

By Tom Jackson 4 Aug 2017

THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch judges ban taxi service UberPOP
Dutch judges ban taxi service UberPOP

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch judges on Monday banned the popular ride-sharing service UberPOP from taking bookings via its smartphone app...

10 Dec 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

TomTom reports profits slump as car sales slow
TomTom reports profits slump as car sales slow

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch vehicle navigation systems manufacturer TomTom said its profits fell by half in the third quarter year-on-year, blaming a fall in car sales for the poor results.

31 Oct 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Newspaper sites across Europe demonstrate growth in the past year
Newspaper sites across Europe demonstrate growth in the past year

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing 368.6 million unique visitors went online in June 2011 for an average of 26.1 hours per person.

19 Aug 2011

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