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Wellness Warehouse celebrates a healthy decade

In 2007 brothers Sean and Carlos Gomes established health and wellness retailer Wellness Warehouse in South Africa...

3 days ago

Rwanda's essential oils offer big profits from little land

The pioneer of essential oils in Rwanda said he understood over a decade ago "the need to develop high-value crops" in his hilly nation of just 2.6m hectares...

By Stephanie Aglietti 20 Jul 2017

Brian Joffe's Long4Life acquires Sorbet beauty chain

Long4Life, the investment holding company owned by businessman Brian Joffe, has concluded a Share Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of the Sorbet Group...

17 Jul 2017

Franchising industry shows resilience amid economic challenges

Franchising is one industry that has proven in many countries to be resilient even in the face of extensive macroeconomic difficulties...

By Dumisani Bengu 12 Jul 2017

Don't take Testoforte, athletes are warned

Biogen, the manufacturer of Testoforte, a supplement marketed as a sports brand, now says athletes should not use its over-the-counter sport products...

11 Jul 2017

How SA's recession is impacting consumer spending

With Stats SA reporting a 0.7% GDP decrease in the first quarter of 2017, the announcement we were all dreading finally came in June...

By Gareth Pearson 11 Jul 2017

Imbalie Beauty Academy launches programme for disabled students, apply now

Imbalie Beauty Training Academy has places for disabled students to apply for a 12-month beauty course...

10 Jul 2017

Awards for Excellence in Franchising winners announced

As part of its annual Franchise Business Festival, the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) held its Awards for Excellence in Franchising...

6 Jul 2017

L'Oréal to sell The Body Shop for €1bn

Beauty products giant L'Oréal has signed a contract to sell The Body Shop to Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura Cosméticos...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jul 2017

Bounty on track for listing

Bounty Brands, the acquisitive, fast-moving consumer goods conglomerate, has enticed the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to become a strategic investor...

By Marc Hasenfuss 6 Jun 2017

New men's care range, Red Dane, launches in South Africa

A new local men's care range, Red Dane has launched in South Africa. Designed for South Africa's harsh climate, it contains activated charcoal, essential oils...

24 May 2017

Marie Claire crowns Prix d'Excellence de la Beauté Awards winners

Marie Claire South Africa has announced the winners of the Prix d'Excellence de la Beauté Awards 2017...

22 Mar 2017

One strand at a time: L'Oreal designs hair care for a new market

L'Oreal SA is trying to find out what African women want, and then make money from it...

By Pauline Bax 6 Mar 2017

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International

#CSIMonth: An opportunity to use commercial enterprises to ensure global food security

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib was recently named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees. We chat to Al-Katib about his win, entrepreneurship and feeding the world.

By Cari Coetzee 18 Jul 2017

Durban-born Holmes Brothers brand goes big in Japan

Holmes Brothers, the Afrocentric surfer style menswear brand that originated in Durban, has successfully launched in Japanese retailer The Freak's Store. The Bros, as the brand is affectionately known in Durban, enjoyed a knock-out launch at the flagship store in downtown Tokyo, with Holmes Bros garments selling out within a week.

18 Jul 2017

Selling Brazilian fashions, the women of Angola's ‘suitcase trade' spot trends and pedal dreams

Angola, a Portuguese-speaking country, is strongly influenced by the cultural output of Brazil, the world's Lusophone powerhouse.

By Léa Barreau Tran 17 Jul 2017

Echo buys shopping centre in Poland

JSE- and Luxembourg-listed Echo Polska Properties (EPP), a Polish property player, has acquired another retail asset, Galeria Solna in Inowroclaw, Poland, a step that moves EPP closer to becoming a pure retail property fund by 2019.

By Alistair Anderson 17 Jul 2017

Fashion house Lanvin names Lapidus artistic director

PARIS, France - French designer Olivier Lapidus has been appointed artistic director of Paris label Lanvin following his predecessor's resignation from the troubled fashion house.

12 Jul 2017

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