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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

SOUTH AFRICA

This year's SA Cannes Lions' judges...
#CannesLions2019: Accuracy of SA judges' predictions, revealed!

Before the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicked off last week, I caught up with six of this year's 7 SA judges for their predictions of the creative work that would roar as winners. Let's see who best saw into the future...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#CannesLions2019: All the SA winners!
#CannesLions2019: All the SA winners!

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity came to an end on 21 June 2019, rounding out a full week of award shows that celebrated creativity across various categories. Here's how SA fared overall...

21 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Cannes Lions Grands Prix awards.
#CannesLions2019: All the Grand Prix winners!

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity came to an end on 21 June 2019, rounding out a full week of award shows that celebrated creativity across various categories. Here's a quick overview of the week's biggest winners...

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

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

19 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon's bottomless appetite
Amazon's bottomless appetite

Amazon is shrinking time and eating up the planet...

By François Lévêque 3 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Mobile body-scanning startup wins LVMH Innovation Award
Mobile body-scanning startup wins LVMH Innovation Award

3DLook, a US-based startup specialising in mobile body-scanning technologies for apparel retail and other industries, is the winner of the LVMH Innovation Award...

24 May 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

SOUTH AFRICA

LVMH launches new luxury fashion house with Rihanna
LVMH launches new luxury fashion house with Rihanna

LVMH, the world's largest luxury group, has announced the launch of a new Paris-based luxury fashion house, developed by Robyn Rihanna Fenty...

10 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

The profane and the sacred: why luxury firms rushed to support Notre-Dame
The profane and the sacred: why luxury firms rushed to support Notre-Dame

The April 2019 fire at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral came as an immense shock to the people of France, as well as throughout Europe...

By Jean-Noël Kapferer 9 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-inspired clothing in the wake of Leaving Neverland
Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-inspired clothing in the wake of Leaving Neverland

Louis Vuitton is pulling Michael Jackson-inspired items from its autumn/winter 2019 menswear collection, as controversy mounts following the release of the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland...

18 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

L'Oréal's new skin diagnostic tool is powered by AI
L'Oréal's new skin diagnostic tool is powered by AI

French beauty giant L'Oréal has launched a digital skin diagnostic based on people's selfies...

21 Feb 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

UNITED KINGDOM

Burberry picks Riccardo Tisci as new creative officer
Burberry picks Riccardo Tisci as new creative officer

Luxury British fashion house Burberry on Thursday announced the appointment of Riccardo Tisci, formerly of Givenchy, as its new chief creative officer to replace Christopher Bailey...

5 Mar 2018

GLOBAL

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Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one...

By Megan Bowman 19 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

'Weather-sensitive' products: adjusting price and promotions to increase sales
'Weather-sensitive' products: adjusting price and promotions to increase sales

It stands to reason that the weather can affect the sales of certain products. More rainfall generally means that consumers purchase less sunscreen...

By Xavier Rousset, Octavio Escobar and Régis Chenavaz 1 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

WeChat Pay arrives in Paris department stores
WeChat Pay arrives in Paris department stores

PARIS - Chinese tourists visiting Paris are now able to pay for their purchases in two of the city's famous department stores with their smartphones, thanks the adoption of the payment app of the popular Chinese social media network, WeChat...

9 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

A model walks the runway during the St. Sava Fundraising Fashion Show at Domenico Vacca Club New York on April 24, 2017 in New York City. Photo:
Fashion world shaken by #NoFreePhotos row

PARIS - Photographers have risen up in revolt at the way fashion labels and influencers are using their street style images without crediting them, highlighting discontent about the "work for free" culture in the multi-billion dollar industry.

2 Oct 2017

GLOBAL

Is it time for your brand to evolve?
Is it time for your brand to evolve?

All brands eventually need to evolve as the world changes, but to different degrees and at different paces. How do you know your brand is ready?

By Jessica Edgson 3 Aug 2017

FRANCE

Saint Laurent ordered to remove 'degrading' posters
Saint Laurent ordered to remove 'degrading' posters

France's advertising regulator has ordered fashion house Saint Laurent to remove posters of extremely thin models in "degrading" poses...

9 Mar 2017

FRANCE

Fury over 'degrading' Saint Laurent ad campaign
Fury over 'degrading' Saint Laurent ad campaign

A new publicity campaign featuring painfully thin models in "degrading" poses for the French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent sparked outrage on Monday...

7 Mar 2017

FRANCE

Booking.com to loosen grip on hotel prices in France, Italy, Sweden
Booking.com to loosen grip on hotel prices in France, Italy, Sweden

PARIS, FRANCE: Hotel reservation site Booking.com will allow hoteliers in France, Italy and Sweden to charge cheaper prices elsewhere after legal challenges, the French competition authority said Tuesday...

22 Apr 2015

FRANCE

Carrefour reports return to profit, shares rise
Carrefour reports return to profit, shares rise

PARIS, FRANCE: Retailer Carrefour, a global leader in the supermarket business, reported a recovery into profit in the first half on Thursday, 29 August, and the company's shares rose 3.71% to €23.63.

30 Aug 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations
D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

FRANCE

Boost website performance and retain customers
Boost website performance and retain customers

Riverbed study reveals online retailers need to increase website performance during holiday season to retain customers.

9 Dec 2012

UNITED STATES

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets
Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

1 in 8 European smartphone owners conducted a retail transaction on their device
1 in 8 European smartphone owners conducted a retail transaction on their device

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of mobile commerce usage across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) using the comScore MobiLens service.

2 Aug 2012

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