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Engen opens its first pharmacy concept in Kenya

In partnership with Payless Pharmacy, Engen has launched its first pharmacy-service station concept at its Hurlingham branch in Nairobi, Kenya...

18 hours ago

Ascendis to beef up operating efficiencies

Healthcare products conglomerate Ascendis is still on the acquisition trail, but an investment presentation last week stressed a focus on markedly improving profit margins...

By Marc Hasenfuss 1 day ago

Beauty, personal care remains top performing direct selling sector

The internet has changed the way women think about beauty and cosmetics but not, it seems, the value of personal face-to-face advice...

8 Sep 2017

Purple tea is taking over the world, one cup at a time

This new brew is the latest in the global health craze to cause quite a stir (pun intended) and it just so happens to come from Meru, Kenya...

By Sharon Mundia 5 Sep 2017

L'Oreal drops trans model over controversial comments

French cosmetics giant L'Oreal confirmed it had dropped a British transgender model over comments the company deemed "at odds with our values,"...

4 Sep 2017

She Leads Africa launches accelerator for beauty startups

She Leads Africa has opened applications for its Dark and Lovely x SLA Beauty Accelerator, a 10-week entrepreneurship development programme...

By Tom Jackson 23 Aug 2017

#FreshOnTheShelf: Balmain Hair Couture launches in SA

The Balmain Hair Couture range of hair care and styling products will be made available in South Africa in September...

22 Aug 2017

The foundation for cosmetics confidence

Nothing knocks consumer confidence in a cosmetics brand more than when a product does not do what it claims or if it is counterfeit. From perfumes and make-up to personal care products, no product is immune...

Issued by Pyrotec 21 Aug 2017

Constantia Village welcomes Deluxe Laser

A new Deluxe Laser branch has opened its doors in The Constantia Village shopping centre in Cape Town...

15 Aug 2017

The rise of females in franchising

According to the International Franchise Association (IFA) there are more than 25% of women operating franchises in the world...

14 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Cape Town kombucha queen Meghan Werner

Theonista brewmistress Meghan Werner chats about her love of kombucha and her business journey so far...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Aug 2017

Japanese retail giant Miniso arrives in SA

Japanese fashion and beauty retail chain Miniso has launched in South Africa with an official opening at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria...

7 Aug 2017

Bleached girls: India and its love for light skin

“Let's scrub out that tan” is a common refrain in beauty parlours in India, where girls grow up with constant reminders that only fair skin is beautiful...

By Neha Mishra and Ronald Hall 1 Aug 2017

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International

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK, US - Retailer Toys 'R' Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a US court, the company said, amid heavy debt and a tough environment for brick-and-mortar stores. The chain which sells toys and baby products in the United States as well 38 other countries and jurisdictions joins other traditional retailers that are struggling to compete with the likes of Amazon.

1 day ago

Gaps in customer intelligence, delivery limiting opportunities - new CMO report

New research from Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, SAP Hybris and SellingPower magazine indicates that sales and marketing need to own customer experience strategy, as only 7% of sales leaders and 9% of chief marketing executives view themselves as the owner of the customer experience, leaving this vital revenue-directing opportunity area without oversight and collective direction.

1 day ago

#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling

Internationally renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson has amassed a loyal following of food lovers charmed by her no-fuss approach to cooking and ornate descriptions of food that are telling of her authentic passion for the subject.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

China's sharing economy now embraces sex dolls

BEIJING, China - China has shared bikes, umbrellas, and basketballs, but one company is taking the country's love affair with the "sharing economy" to an erotic extreme with a line of rentable sex dolls.

2 days ago

Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire - The chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife, a green group said on Wednesday. "In several national parks and other protected areas, 90 percent or more of the land mass has been converted to cocoa," the group Mighty Earth said in its investigation.

15 Sep 2017

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