Retail Trends 2016

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2015/2016 PPC Imaginarium Awards winners announced

Category winners in the 2015/2016 PPC Imaginarium Awards were announced this month with entries doubling that of the initial year of the competition...

TFG delighted by online festive season results

Online retail results for The Foschini Group (TFG) for the six-week festive trade period, from late November to the first week of January 2016, contributed 25% of the group's projected annual online revenue. On Black Friday more than 350,000 unique visitors clocked in at

#DesignMonth: Fashion forward with Leah Misika

Leah Misika is the founder and managing director of La Mode Fashion. She's a design creative whose love for fashion and background in retail management makes for a well-balanced integration of disciplines...

By Beverley Klein

Adidas' new 'Mr Perfect' faces hurdles in race against Nike

FRANKFURT - Adidas' incoming chief Kaspar Rorsted faces major challenges when he takes over as the global sports brand's new CEO later this year as the company struggles to catch up with arch-rival Nike, analysts said...

[BizTrends 2016] The next big thing in fashion PR

The PR landscape is constantly evolving and finding new ways and means of reaching communities. Jenna McArthur, owner of fashion PR agency Jenna McArthur PR, maps out what's next in 2016...

By Jenna McArthur

[BizTrends 2016] Fashion forward

Neo-Trans, wearables and curated self-expression seem to be the stylish buzzwords of 2016. Jackie Burger, style icon and editor-at-large, gives her thoughts on this year's ever-shifting fashion landscape.

By Jackie Burger

Clothing retailers' sales pick up

South African retailers face a tough environment this year due to challenging domestic macroeconomics, but those with exposure to developed markets and higher earning customers are likely to fare better...

By Phakamisa Ndzamela

Burberry sees return to sales growth in China

LONDON - Luxury fashion group Burberry on Thursday announced a return to retail sales growth in China despite an economic slowdown, boosting overall results in its third quarter...

D&G unveils discreet designs for Muslim women

ROME - Dolce and Gabbana, designers best known for womenswear inspired by the sultry sensualism of southern Italy, are attacking the booming middle Eastern market for high fashion with a collection of abayas and hijabs...

M&S boss to quit as clothing sales fail to recover

LONDON - Marks & Spencer (M&S) CEO Marc Bolland will step down after failing to revive clothing sales in almost six years at the British retailing bellwether...

By Sam Chambers

Marks and Spencer boss to depart: company

LONDON - British retailer Marks and Spencer said Thursday that chief executive Marc Bolland would retire, as the group announced a slump in clothing sales during the key Christmas trading period...

With 'smart fitness watch', Fitbit eyes new players

LAS VEGAS - Fitbit on Tuesday unveiled its 'smart fitness watch', aiming to get into the growing smartwatch segment with upgraded fitness tracking features...

The new and the now

My inquisitive nature has always been a driving force in my field of study and subsequent career choices...

By Jackie Burger

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