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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...

22 hours ago

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

SOUTH AFRICA

Bezos sells US$1bn in Amazon stock yearly to pay for rocket firm

WASHINGTON - Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos said he is selling $1 billion in stock of his retail giant Amazon each year to finance his rocket company, Blue Origin, which aims to carry tourists to space by 2018...

10 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

eBay founder pledges US$100m for global journalism

WASHINGTON - eBay founder Pierre Omidyar's philanthropic foundation pledged Wednesday to donate $100 million over three years to support "independent media and investigative journalism" worldwide, while tackling "misinformation and hate speech"...

6 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Shoppers desire degree of control over retail technology

Consumers are most willing to engage brands with new technology if they feel that they are in control of their experience...

3 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon's cashierless convenience store opening delayed

Amazon has postponed the opening of its first cashierless convenience store as it works out technical kinks in the payments system...

3 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Samsung eyes rebound with Galaxy S8 phones, virtual assistant

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled its new Galaxy S8 smartphones, incorporating the virtual assistant Bixby, as it seeks to rebound from a chaotic handset recall...

30 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Understanding today's omnishopper

It's been a long time since the general store was the go-to place for consumers to pick up everything they needed from week to week...

30 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Uganda and Botswana have highest rates of female entrepreneurship

Mastercard has released the results of its inaugural Index of Women Entrepreneurs...

8 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Struggling retailers seek silver bullet in Amazon era

Want a coffee while you shop? A glass of wine? Those are just few of the gimmicks being rolled out by retailers as they fight to boost store traffic...

10 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Pinterest lets phones spy eye-catching items

SAN FRANCISCO - Pinterest on Wednesday infused more machine smarts into its online bulletin boards, pushing harder into e-commerce by enabling people to use smartphones to identify products they might wish to pursue...

9 Feb 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

UNITED STATES

Everything you need to know about getting a customs clearance

If you're new to importing goods into the United States, you may be overwhelmed with the sheer amount of information you need to read to ensure you're complying with the country's laws and regulations...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 10 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Burger King's parent buys Popeyes chicken

Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of Burger King and Canada's Tim Hortons doughnut shops, said on Tuesday it has reached a deal to buy American fried chicken chain...

23 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

US grocery stores are getting rid of ‘sell by' dates on food

In an effort to cut down on confusion about labels on food items, grocery manufacturers and retailers are being urged to get rid of terms like 'sell by' and 'best before'...

21 Feb 2017

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