Retail Trends 2018

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Natalie Mills takes her Crystal Creations to the US

Natalie Mills was struggling financially when she embarked on her first entrepreneurship endeavour. Since then, Mills has gone on to create Crystal Creations...

3 hours ago

Now Showing's Space Man pop-up showcases SAMW design talent

In keeping up with its standard for retail innovation and interactive shopping as the new normal, the third instalment of Now Showing has launched with a +Space Man pop-up store...

7 hours ago

Rich Mnisi makes his furniture design debut at Southern Guild gallery

Young fashion designer Rich Mnisi has ventured into furniture design, debuting specially commissioned pieces at Southern Guild's Extra Ordinary group exhibition...

15 Feb 2018

Top 10 trends from SAMW AW18

South African menswear designers showcased their 2018 autumn/winter ranges at SA Menswear Week, which was held from 8-11 February 2018.

By Meagan Duckitt 15 Feb 2018

Retail sales grow more than analysts expect in December

December's retail sales grew 5.3%, beating economists' consensus forecast of 4%...

By Robert Laing 15 Feb 2018

AFI CT Fashion Week to celebrate Africa

African Fashion International (AFI) has rebranded its fashion week properties to AFI Cape Town Fashion Week and AFI Joburg Fashion Week. AFI Cape Town Fashion Week will take place from 21-24 March 2018.

14 Feb 2018

Nandi Madida nails her New York Fashion Week debut

Local celeb Nandi Madida presented her Colour by Nandi Madida Autumn/Winter 2018 collection, in collaboration with designer Josh Patron, at New York Fashion Week on Saturday...

By Emmanuel Tjiya 13 Feb 2018

South Africans are sentimental spenders - Mastercard Love Index

South Africans continue to say "I love you" by investing in experiences over material goods, as new data shows sentimental spending has increased by 50% since 2015...

13 Feb 2018

Hermès bags record sales in 2017

Luxury goods maker Hermès said on Thursday it shrugged off economic, geo-political and monetary uncertainty to book record sales in 2017...

12 Feb 2018

Significant growth in festive retail spending driven by stronger rand and lower inflation

South African consumer spending showed a healthy improvement over the festive season, with retail sales volumes rising 3.8% year-on-year...

9 Feb 2018

DTI to honour furniture design excellence

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is set to hold the Furniture Design Competition later this month to recognise excellence in the sector...

9 Feb 2018

China steps into New York Fashion Week breach

Chen Peng is only 26 years old and yet his wildly original puffer coats have already adorned the likes of Rihanna and Lady Gaga...

8 Feb 2018

Italtile bucks trend as turnover soars

Italtile saw trading profit leap as turnover soared in the six months to December 2017, despite consumer sentiment in SA being "by and large down"...

By Mark Allix 8 Feb 2018

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International

Lab grown meat to cause labeling issues

The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) has petitioned the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to exclude products not derived directly from animals raised and slaughtered, from the definition of 'beef' and 'meat'.

5 hours ago

App delivery boom shakes up China food sector

SHANGHAI, China - Guo Bonan has opened several new branches of his "8Peppers" spicy Sichuan-style restaurants across Shanghai since last year, and not one has a dining room.

3 days ago

Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

This Valentine's Day florists are predicting sales of $95m in the UK alone. But where do they all come from?

By Lara Bianchi 3 days ago

Abalone poaching: 'Hong Kong sucking up mountain of poached SA seafood'

With Chinese New Year celebrations just around the corner, millions of people will be tucking into a mountain of tasty seafood delicacies very soon - much of it plucked illegally from South African marine waters.

By Tony Carnie 12 Feb 2018

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