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Ikea buys on-demand help startup TaskRabbit

Ikea has announced a deal to acquire on-demand help startup TaskRabbit as the world's largest furniture retailer grabbed a seat in the online sharing economy...

29 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

TFG's offshore diversification is paying dividends during tough times, says CEO

TFG CEO Doug Murray says the company's diversification strategy has served it well in the past three years...

By Colleen Goko 28 Aug 2017

AFRICA

Africa makes winning case for Steinhoff

Steinhoff's African and East European assets outperformed the group's operations elsewhere. The performance of the African assets...

By Colleen Goko 12 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Hammerson, 'a solid bet for future returns'

Hammerson, which is the largest property stock on the JSE, is considered by analysts as one of the most undervalued stocks with significant upside potential...

28 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesco dives into red on accounting scandal

LONDON - Supermarket giant Tesco revealed on Wednesday that it fell into an annual net loss of 40 million due to a costly accounting scandal at Britain's biggest retailer...

13 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesco saves £4m through HR practices reducing carbon footprint

Academics at Loughborough University have helped Tesco reduce its carbon footprint and save on its energy bill by proposing alterations to the working practices...

7 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Britain's Tesco buys wholesaler Booker for $4.7bn

LONDON - Supermarket chain Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, announced Friday it has agreed to purchase food wholesaler Booker for £3.7 billion ($4.7 billion, 4.4 billion euros)...

27 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesco hails rising sales over Christmas period

LONDON - Supermarket chain Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, announced Thursday rising sales during the festive period, which followed a strong third quarter despite uncertainty over Brexit...

12 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Marks and Spencer to cut around 525 head office jobs

LONDON, UK: Marks and Spencer is to axe around 525 head office jobs and switch some 400 roles out of London to save costs, the British retail group announced Monday...

6 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Cool technology with a conscience

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has become the first company in the world to introduce a refrigerated delivery truck cooled by a liquid nitrogen powered engine, which the company says will eliminate all emissions associated with refrigeration...

14 Jul 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

BT and Gallerie Commerciali Italia to create new digital customer experiences for Italian shoppers

BT has announced that it is working with Gallerie Commerciali Italia to create new digital customer experiences for shoppers in Italy...

15 Jun 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

UK retailer BHS calls in administrators, with 11,000 jobs at risk

LONDON - BHS, the owner of department stores across Britain, has called in outside help to rescue the struggling firm from potential closure and the loss of around 11,000 jobs, administrators said on Monday...

26 Apr 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

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 8 Jan 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

'Here we are sir, but please... not in the store...'

LONDON, UK: A chain of DIY stores in the United Kingdom is preparing its staff for kinky Fifty Shades customers after they have seen the erotic film Fifty Shades of Grey...

11 Feb 2015

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