SOUTH AFRICA

American Swiss sets up shop in Australia

South African jewellery retailer American Swiss has expanded abroad with the opening of its first store in Australia last week...

12 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

The paradox of choice. Why made-to-order might not solve the fashion industry's problems

How could you go from winning awards for "Store Design of The Year" and "Best Shoe Ever" to selling nothing?

By Jessica Pallant and Sean Sands 4 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Grassroots trading to luxury leather leader: The journey of Jekyll and Hide

Jekyll and Hide founder Bernard Bultemeier talks luxury leather, global expansion, the challenges facing independent retail today and why we'll all be wearing backpacks soon...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Commission approves tie-up between surfwear titans Billabong and Boardriders

The Competition Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Billabong International Limited by global branded apparel business Boardriders Inc.

19 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Woolworths 'in need of a shake-up'

Analysts are divided on whether Woolworths CEO Ian Moir should fall on his sword after the retailer was forced to impair the value of its Australian department store chain, David Jones, by nearly R7bn.

By Michelle Gumede 29 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Woolworths in R7bn David Jones setback

Woolworths said on Wednesday it had impaired the value of Australian department store chain David Jones by nearly R7bn...

By Nick Hedley 25 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Woolworths adds Balmain brand

Clothing and food retailer Woolworths is looking to bolster sales in the struggling Australian unit by adding the Balmain brand to its offerings...

By Michelle Gumede 11 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BODJHB: Chris Weylandt on the basics of retail

On day two of the Johannesburg version of Business of Design, Chris Weylandt explained his tactics to competing or rather leading in the retail game...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Woolies faces fight on many fronts

Shares in Woolworths, once regarded as a recession-proof retailer, are trading close to three-year lows as the company finds itself stuck between SA's stalling economy...

By Giulietta Talevi 22 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

TFG acquires Australian menswear group RAG

TFG has acquired Australian menswear group Retail Apparel Group (RAF) for close to R3bn...

25 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Luxe boomerang comes back to bite Chanel

French fashion house Chanel has triggered an uproar by selling a luxury monogrammed boomerang with a price tag of nearly $1,500...

18 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Behind the design: Country Road homeware

This season the Country Road homeware design team were inspired by the Australian way of life, with natural materials and colours aplenty...

16 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Woolworths to combine Country Road Group and David Jones into one group

Woolworths is combining its Australian subsidiaries Country Road Group and David Jones into one group called WHL Australasia...

By Robert Laing 27 Mar 2017

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