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Big-name global players take on SA's clothing retailers

South Africa's clothing retail sector has become a battleground of international newcomers taking on the old guard. For decades, local clothing retailers were largely isolated from foreign competition, but, despite belt-tightening by consumers, this comfortable situation is changing fast as more players enter the market, according to the IMM Journal of Strategic Marketing in its latest April/May 2016 issue...

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Spree.co.za launches Freedom Day campaign

Spree.co.za has launched a campaign for Freedom Day this year. The #FeelFreeSA campaign features influential South Africans sharing what makes them feel free through a series of beautiful images and captions...

28 Apr 2016

Cape Union Mart employees test K-Way gear on Kilimanjaro

In March a team of Cape Union Mart employees set off to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. With its peak at 5895 metres above sea level, Kilimanjaro is a high-altitude mountain with snow, ice, wind and sub-zero temperatures...

26 Apr 2016

The Clothing Bank gets international award

The Clothing Bank, a local non-profit business, has won the 2016 Schwab Foundation's Social Entrepreneur of the Year award - an international honour for outstanding examples of social entrepreneurship - with the support of some of South Africa's major retailers including the Mr Price Group...

20 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: Q&A with Cape Union Mart Group

We chat to Georgia Barry e-commerce manager of iconic South African retail brand Cape Union Mart. Gathering insights into their three sub brands; Poetry, Old Khaki and the recently launched Tread+Miller as well as trends in the local online retail spheres.

By Ruth Cooper 19 Apr 2016

Edcon defers R1.6bn interest payments

Apparel group Edcon has received support from its lenders to defer interest payments of about R1.6bn on bonds issued to mature in 2018, having failed to hedge portions of the euro-and dollar-denominated debt...

By Colleen Goko 18 Apr 2016

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 170: Superbalist on e-commerce and EFC signs up with e.tv

On the latest episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding spoke to Luke Jedeikin and Ciaro Howarth...

15 Apr 2016

Edcon in talks to defer $110m coupon payment

Edcon is in talks with creditors to defer R1.6bn of interest payments to December to boost its liquidity, it said on Friday...

By Tiisetso Motsoeneng 15 Apr 2016

#FreshOffTheShelf: Puma reintroduces upgraded DISC

Twenty-five years after its introduction, Puma has reintroduced its DISC System into its range of running shoes. Puma has taken the original DISC design and made it lighter and sleeker, quicker to turn, faster to tighten, while featuring smooth, durable steel wires to conform the foot...

15 Apr 2016

Edcon urged to cut CNA and Boardmans to suit needs

Apparel group Edcon should sell its noncore retail brands, CNA and Boardmans, as a way to cut costs in the face of mounting pressure over interest payments on its hefty debt...

By Nompumelelo Magwaza 13 Apr 2016

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 170: Superbalist on e-commerce and EFC signs up with e.tv

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 14 April 2016, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Luke Jedeikin and Ciaro Howarth...

13 Apr 2016

Karabo Moletsane and Cotton On team up to take designs global

South Africa has recently seen a massive rejuvenation of young, talented illustrators who are changing their industry with fresh designs. This is fast becoming the new trend on social media...

13 Apr 2016

Anthony Vaccarello named creative director of Yves Saint Laurent

PARIS - Belgian designer Anthony Vaccarello took over on Monday as creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, three days after the departure of the hugely influential Hedi Slimane...

5 Apr 2016

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