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Ikea's African collection

The annual Design Indaba festival last week saw the unveiling of Ikea's Överallt collection, a two-year-long collaboration between the furniture giant and 10 of Africa's top designers across disciplines. I report back from the launch event.

In other top news, Franklin Templeton's senior equity analysts compare how three retailing giants tailor technology to fit local customs, lifestyles and payment abilities. And we take a look at retail marketing and point of purchase trends for 2019, according to Shop Association member Frank Mayer and Associates.

Andy Walker shares the news on a phishing scam targeted at Superbalist shoppers. And Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass from UCT unpack South Africa's failure to create manufacturing jobs.

Then, a new report released by the Mastercard Foundation states that 80 million young people will benefit from the rise of digital commerce in Africa by 2030. And Jean-Noël Kapferer and Anne Michaut look at whether we should still use the world 'luxury' when trying to sell it.

To conclude, Spur founder Allen Ambor has retired after more than 50 years of service at the food franchise business.

Until next week!

Lauren Hartzenberg
Retail Editor: Bizcommunity.com


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LAUREN HARTZENBERG

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Clothing retailer Superbalist on Monday alerted users that a new phishing scam is doing the rounds via SMS and email...read
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South Africa's failure to create manufacturing jobs

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