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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 1 day ago

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...

3 days ago

Distell expects up to 20% rise in full-year profits
Distell expects up to 20% rise in full-year profits

Drinks maker Distell said its full-year profit would be up to around 20% higher than a year earlier, but a fourth ban on alcohol in its home market South Africa had cost it about R30m...

By Emma Rumney 23 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

August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group
August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group

Inviting your nominations of inspiring women to be featured in our exclusive August Women's Month interview series...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Jul 2021

Cannes Trend Talks 2021 Official Programme released
Cannes Trend Talks 2021 Official Programme released

The official programme for the Cannes Trend Talks 2021 has been announced...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 13 Jul 2021

Gauteng Growth and Development Agency highlights role of AfCFTA in eliminating poverty
Gauteng Growth and Development Agency highlights role of AfCFTA in eliminating poverty

The AfCFTA will create one of the largest free trade areas in the world, connecting 55 countries in Africa with a combined GDP valued at $3.4tn...

13 Jul 2021

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

Artisanal chocolate bars are seen on display at Venko Chocolatier in Dakar, Senegal, July 6, 2021. Source: Reuters/Cooper Inveen
Belgian-Congolese chef opens Senegal's first artisan chocolate shop

Forced by the Covid-19 pandemic to abandon plans to open a restaurant, Danuta Nganko, a Belgian-Congolese chef in Senegal's capital Dakar, has become the country's first gourmet chocolatier...

By Cooper Inveen 7 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

Tetra Pak partners with Synercore to accelerate food chain innovation in Africa
Tetra Pak partners with Synercore to accelerate food chain innovation in Africa

Tetra Pak's partnership with Synercore aims to accelerate innovation in health and safety regarding the commercialisation of shelf-stable food products in Africa...

2 Jul 2021

Tana Africa Capital acquires stake in African drinks business KDV Holdings
Tana Africa Capital acquires stake in African drinks business KDV Holdings

Private equity firm Tana Africa Capital has purchased a stake in Kensington Distillers & Vintners, an African premium drinks business focused on beverage manufacturing and distribution...

2 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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Why a competitive local fashion industry needs the creativity of designers

The creativity of designers is a valuable resource that must be nurtured if African countries are to grow their fashion industries into competitive global players, says SA Fashion Week CEO Lucilla Booyzen...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 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

Billions in export revenue at risk if suppliers don't cut carbon emissions - study
Billions in export revenue at risk if suppliers don't cut carbon emissions - study

South African suppliers who fail to transition towards net-zero products and services alongside their multinational counterparts stand to lose billions of rands in export revenue...

24 Jun 2021

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To ban or not to ban plastic shopping bags? Implications and proposed solutions

Dubbed the 'white flower' in SA, the negative effects of single-use plastic shopping bags include reducing the aesthetic value of landscapes, clogging waterways, depleting petroleum reserves...

By Asphat Muposhi, Mercy Mpinganjira, Marius Wait 23 Jun 2021

Segmenting for the future: 5 emerging consumer types
Segmenting for the future: 5 emerging consumer types

Accenture Africa's MD shares the new consumer types that have surfaced as a result of the pandemic, and how they differ according to changes in way of life, fears and concerns, hopes and desires...

John WatlingBy John Watling 21 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

New Barbie collection made using recycled ocean-bound plastic
New Barbie collection made using recycled ocean-bound plastic

The launch forms part of Mattel's goal to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials across all its products and packaging by 2030...

11 Jun 2021

Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund
Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund

Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise $100m by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries...

By Michael Taylor 11 Jun 2021

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SA, Nigeria and Kenya driving e-commerce volumes in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new Visa report states that the top market contributors to e-commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa over the last three years were South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, with Ghana also showing growth...

9 Jun 2021

Cape Town microbrewery triumphs at 2021 African Beer Cup
Cape Town microbrewery triumphs at 2021 African Beer Cup

Afro Caribbean Brewing Company scooped the title of Best Beer in Africa for its Space Llama double IPA at the 2021 African Beer Cup held recently...

8 Jun 2021

From apprentice to fashion icon: Ivory Coast's Pathe'O, 50 years on
From apprentice to fashion icon: Ivory Coast's Pathe'O, 50 years on

Pathe'O is celebrating a 50-year career during which his signature casual shirts and dresses in vibrant African prints have graced the shoulders of celebrities and political luminaries including Nelson Mandela...

By Loucoumane Coulibaly, Bate Felix and John Stonestreet 7 Jun 2021

Goodleaf merges with Highlands Investments to create R650m cannabis company
Goodleaf merges with Highlands Investments to create R650m cannabis company

South African premium CBD brand Goodleaf is merging with Highlands Investments, formerly Canopy Growth Africa, in a deal that will see the combined company be valued at approximately R650m...

4 Jun 2021

The history of sneakers: From commodity to cultural icon
The history of sneakers: From commodity to cultural icon

From sportswear and street style to catwalk fashion, sneakers have made their mark as cultural commodities...

By Naomi Braithwaite 3 Jun 2021

Global food prices rise at rapid pace in May
Global food prices rise at rapid pace in May

FAO Food Price Index posts fastest monthly increase to reach highest value since September 2011...

3 Jun 2021

A man wearing a protective face mask walks outside a Shoprite store in Abuja, 3 Nigeria August 2020. Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde
Shoprite wraps up sale of Nigerian business

Shoprite Holdings, Africa's largest grocery retailer, confirmed on Wednesday that it has sold its Nigerian business to Ketron Investment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of property group Persianas...

2 Jun 2021




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