SOUTH AFRICA

Tesco unveils competitive new discount chain Jack's

British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer, Tesco, has launched a new discount chain called Jack's that's pegged to rival German discounters Aldi and Lidl...

20 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Coca-Cola's swoop for Costa Coffee will cut its exposure to sugar and plastic bottles

Coca-Cola's £3.9 billion acquisition of Costa Coffee has made quite a ripple. Atlanta-based Coca-Cola is obviously best known for its soft drinks portfolio, found in supermarkets, kiosks, hotels, bars and restaurants around the world...

By John W Walsh 11 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Burberry stops burning unsold goods and bans real fur

British luxury fashion brand Burberry is putting an end to its practice of destroying unsold product, instead announcing that it will be expanding on its efforts to reuse, repair, donate or recycle unsaleable goods...

10 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Coca-Cola narrows in on fast-growing coffee category with $5.1bn Costa acquisition

The Coca-Cola Company will acquire coffee chain Costa Limited, which was founded in London in 1971 and has grown to become a major coffee brand across the world...

5 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Grassroots trading to luxury leather leader: The journey of Jekyll and Hide

Jekyll and Hide founder Bernard Bultemeier talks luxury leather, global expansion, the challenges facing independent retail today and why we'll all be wearing backpacks soon...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Department stores are not doomed - take a look at who's doing it right

Department stores were once seen as innovative. They stocked wide ranges of goods - Noel Coward once bought an alligator from Harrods...

By Ruth Marciniak 24 Aug 2018

GLOBAL

How high streets and shopping malls face a 'domino effect' from major store closures

Traditional retail is in the centre of a storm - and British department store chain House of Fraser is the latest to succumb to the tempest. The company plans to close 31 of its 59 shops - including its flagship store in Oxford Street, London...

By Omar Toulan and Niccolò Pisani 9 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesco-Carrefour alliance promises to cut costs through joint buying power

The announcement by Tesco and Carrefour that they will enter into a long-term, strategic alliance is the latest in a series of consolidation between the major grocery retailers in Western Europe...

5 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Accolade announces £1mn investment boost for SA wine brand Kumala

UK wine company Accolade Wines will be investing over £1 million in its South African wine brand Kumala with a new brand creative entitled 'Keep it Kolourful'.

20 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

The forgotten grandeur of Britain's department stores - a historian reflects

Department stores seem to be in terminal decline. In the UK, the demise of British Home Stores and Poundworld, together with store closures by Marks and Spencer and House of Fraser, are local symptoms of a wider malaise...

17 Aug 2018

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