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Virgil Abloh. Source: LVMH
Louis Vuitton artistic director and Off-White founder Virgil Abloh dies age 41

Visionary designer Virgil Abloh lost his private battle with cancer and died on Sunday, 28 November at the age of 41. Abloh founded and built Off-White into a formidable luxury fashion label and he has also been Louis Vuitton's artistic director for...

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More shoppers panic buying ahead of festive season - report

With the festive season fast approaching, South Africans and consumers worldwide may find fewer gift options available on store shelves due to product shortages and delays resulting from the pandemic-related closure of ports and factories.

25 Nov 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

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Supply crisis spurs South African retailers to end Asia reliance

Spiralling shipping costs and Covid-19 supply chain disruptions are accelerating a shift by South African retailers to end their heavy reliance on Asia and move to source products locally.

By Nqobile Dludla 22 Nov 2021

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Just 40% of shoppers trust retailers to fulfill orders as promised

New global research released by Zebra Technologies Corporation reveals a large trust gap between shoppers and retailers. More than half of decision-makers surveyed (55%) believe they are completely trusted to fulfill online orders as promised, but...

22 Nov 2021

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How retailers are going digital-first this holiday season
How retailers are going digital-first this holiday season

For retailers this holiday season, everything is relative when you consider last year's widespread lockdown of physical spaces and an accelerated shift to digital commerce in response to the global pandemic.

Robbie KearnsBy Robbie Kearns 15 Nov 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

SA retailers throw their hats into the ring this Singles' Day
SA retailers throw their hats into the ring this Singles' Day

While Black Friday has entrenched itself as a firm fixture on the retail calendar in South Africa, Singles' Day is inching its way onto the local promotions scene with a growing number of retailers driving sales activities around the event.

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Nov 2021

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The rise of fake e-commerce sites around Black Friday - and how to spot them

In the lead-up to the blockbuster shopping event that is the Black Friday weekend, FortiGuard Labs has observed an increasing number of scams involving counterfeit websites that "appear" as legitimate e-commerce sites.

5 Nov 2021

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