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Silver lining in the second-hand goods market

Carefully managed second-hand shopping is the shrewd choice in today's economy, as the real net wealth of South Africans declined by nearly 2% in 2016...

3 days ago

Nod for Steinhoff Africa assets spin-off

Analysts have praised Steinhoff's decision to list its African assets separately, saying the move allows the businesses to emerge from the shadow of its international operations...

By Colleen Goko 3 days ago

Broll Retail Snapshot reveals top performing categories

While December was unsurprisingly the best month for retailers compared to November and January, consumers have become more cautious on spending...

15 hours ago

IQOS pop-up stores launched in Cape Town

Philip Morris South Africa (PMSA) has launched the first IQOS pop-up stores in Cape Town, for the sale of its smoke-free alternative to cigarettes...

16 hours ago

PriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards open for nominations in June

Nominations for entries into this year's PriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards will open on 1 June and close on 15 June 2017...

3 days ago

Lewis's shares rise despite profit warning

Furniture retailer Lewis warned shareholders on Wednesday that its earnings were expected to fall by as much as 66%...

By Robert Laing 3 days ago

Dis-Chem lifts market share

Dis-Chem, the fast growing healthcare retailer that listed on the JSE late 2016, reaffirmed plans to open 200 stores in the next five years...

By Marc Hasenfuss 18 May 2017

Retail sales rebound in March - but not enough to save quarterly decline

South African retail sales rebounded in March, but not enough to save a quarterly decline that may contribute to the country falling into a technical recession...

By Robert Laing 18 May 2017

Astral Foods still concerned about EU's unfair practices

"We are not concerned about imports from the EU... We are concerned about the dumping of chicken product at a lower price than we can produce at."

By Colleen Goko and Andries Mahlangu 17 May 2017

Wal-Mart pushing hard to catch Amazon in e-commerce

Wal-Mart Stores, the 800-pound gorilla of retail, is running hard to catch up in an increasingly crucial segment where it is neither the biggest nor the best: e-commerce...

16 May 2017

Clicks searching for its next cover model

The 2017 Clicks Cover Model Search is on and women who want to enter have until Wednesday, 31 May, to submit an entry form...

15 May 2017

Hush-hush Shoprite deal stuns investors

Back in 2011, when critics got into a flap about the R595m that former Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson made when he exercised a chunk of the share options...

15 May 2017

Researchers: SA suffers from fragmented policymaking in agriculture and food security

The review process has generated interesting connections, and it has highlighted important questions to start asking - like who holds the power in food value chains, and how this affects changes in food prices...

12 May 2017

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International

Alibaba quarterly profits almost double to $1.55bn

BEIJING, China - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Thursday its net profit almost doubled in the latest quarter on the back of soaring growth in online shopping.

18 hours ago

Nestle loses appeal over Kit Kat trademark

LONDON, UK - Swiss food and drink giant Nestle on Wednesday lost its legal bid to register the shape of a four-finger Kit Kat chocolate bar as a trademark in Britain.

3 days ago

Luxe boomerang comes back to bite Chanel

SYDNEY, Australia - French fashion house Chanel has triggered an uproar by selling a luxury monogrammed boomerang with a price tag of nearly $1,500, with critics saying the accessory is an insult to Australian Aborigines.

18 May 2017

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. Here, we go behind the design and meet the team as they share the inspiration and processes that went into this season's collection.

16 May 2017

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