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#CSIMonth: The sustainability of bag advertising

Sacatelle founder, Ikey Bensimhon talks about the brand sustainability of bag advertising - they're walking billboards, when you think about it - and the success of branded bags in a world that's slowly moving away from disposable plastic...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jul 2017

UNITED STATES

Hybrid burgers for the health and environmentally conscious

Sonic launches hybrid burgers that could potentially be a game changer in the fast food chain industry...

By Bongani Shweni 10 Jul 2017

GLOBAL

Retailers set to lose billions as card-not-present fraud rises

Retailers stand to lose $71 billion globally from fraudulent CNP (Card-Not-Present) transactions over the next five years...

21 Jun 2017

UNITED STATES

Amazon deal seen as disruptor of grocery business

Amazon's deal to buy Whole Foods Market injects even greater pressure into the food and grocery sectors at a time when e-commerce is already roiling retailers...

19 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Blockchain seen as tool in food safety

The food industry is turning to the same technology used by virtual currencies to strengthen food safety and inventory management by tracking meats and crops...

6 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Wal-Mart pushing hard to catch Amazon in e-commerce

Wal-Mart Stores, the 800-pound gorilla of retail, is running hard to catch up in an increasingly crucial segment where it is neither the biggest nor the best: e-commerce...

16 May 2017

GLOBAL

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

GLOBAL

Nike to sell limited number of items on Amazon

Nike reached an agreement to sell a limited number of items directly on Amazon, executives said on Thursday, in a sign of the growing importance of the e-commerce platform...

3 Jul 2017

UNITED STATES

Catalina launches purchase-based digital coupon solution

Personalised digital media company Catalina is introducing to the US a new purchase-based digital coupon...

29 Jun 2017

UNITED STATES

Samsung to invest $380m in new US plant

NEW YORK, US: Samsung plans to invest $380 million and hire nearly 1,000 workers for a new manufacturing plant for home appliances in South Carolina...

29 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Diageo buys George Clooney's tequila Casamigos for $1bn

Diageo, the British maker of alcoholic drinks, said Wednesday it had agreed to buy Casamigos, an upscale tequila brand co-founded by George Clooney...

22 Jun 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

Steinhoff lifts first-half operating profit by 13%

Global retailer Steinhoff reported on Wednesday that interim operating profit to end March rose 13% to 903m...

8 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

This footwear startup is using 3D imaging technology to give you the perfect fit

How comfortable are the shoes you are wearing right now? A tad too tight? According to a study by the College of Podiatry in the U.K., most people are walking around in shoes...

By Lindsay Samson 1 Jun 2017

UNITED STATES

Amazon opens first brick and mortar New York bookshop

Online retail giant Amazon on Thursday opened its first brick and mortar bookstore in New York, selling a limited range of its highest-rated books...

26 May 2017

UNITED STATES

Bumble Bee to plead guilty in tuna price fixing case

Iconic American tuna brand Bumble Bee Foods agreed to plead guilty and pay a $25 million fine for conspiring to fix prices of canned seafood...

9 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon's Alexa upgraded as 'style assistant'

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Amazon's digital assistant Alexa is being transformed into a fashionista in a new device that was unveiled Wednesday...

2 May 2017

GLOBAL

McDonald's reports higher earnings on strong US, China

NEW YORK, United States - McDonald's reported higher first-quarter earnings Tuesday on better performance in key regions, including the United States and China...

28 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Wal-Mart eliminating hundreds of corporate jobs: source

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores is eliminating hundreds of corporate jobs in a cost-cutting move, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday...

12 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Posh on a budget: Victoria Beckham teams up with Target

NEW YORK - The Victoria Beckham clothing range for Target is flying off the shelves, the latest high-fashion, high-street collaboration seeking to widen market appeal - even if not everyone is impressed...

11 Apr 2017

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