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Amazon unveils grocery delivery via Whole Foods chain

US online giant Amazon on Thursday unveiled plans to launch grocery delivery to a number of US cities for its Prime subscribers using its recently acquired Whole Foods supermarket chain...

9 Feb 2018

GLOBAL

Bacardi to acquire Patrón in $5.1bn deal

NEWSWATCH: Family-owned global spirits maker Bacardi Limited has acquired 100% ownership of Patrón Spirits International and its Patron tequila brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Jan 2018

GLOBAL

Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one...

By Megan Bowman 19 Jan 2018

GLOBAL

Joint venture set to bring superior blueberries to market

Combining their skills and strengths, Migiva Group and OZblu - currently one of the largest producers of blueberries in South Africa and Australia - have signed a joint venture agreement...

17 Jan 2018

UNITED STATES

Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically

Imagine a shopper, Sarah, who is concerned about child labour and knows about groups like the Fair Wear Foundation that certify which brands sell ethically produced clothing...

By Rebecca Walker Reczek, Daniel Zane and Julie Irwin 16 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Steinhoff shares dive on suspected fraud

Steinhoff International's share price continued to plummet in heavy trade on Wednesday as fears mounted of long drawnout investigations by regulatory authorities in Europe...

7 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad inspires first hijab-wearing Barbie doll

Toymaker Mattel is celebrating Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad by creating and selling a Barbie doll in her likeness...

14 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

Tailoring the customer experience boosts online sales

Annual online retail or "e-tail" sales now exceed $19 billion in Canada, AUS$21 billion in Australia, US$410 billion in the United States and US$1 trillion in China...

By Michael J. Armstrong and Narongsak (Tek) Thongpapa 31 Oct 2017

UNITED STATES

Roambee enables digitisation for enterprise supply chain, logistics

IoT smart logistics and asset monitoring company, Roambee, has introduced mobile monitoring technology that combines BLE/Wi-Fi/GSM hotspots and beacons to provide granular visibility for package-level delivery and asset management...

25 Oct 2017

UNITED STATES

China steps into New York Fashion Week breach

Chen Peng is only 26 years old and yet his wildly original puffer coats have already adorned the likes of Rihanna and Lady Gaga...

8 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon to open first cashierless shop to public on Monday

Online giant Amazon on Monday plans to open a convenience store in Seattle where hungry customers will be able to grab sandwiches and go...

22 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

NRD Capital acquires Mike's Kitchen restaurant chain

NRD Capital, a US-based private equity firm that specialises in franchise investments, has cemented its entry into the African market with its acquisition of Mike's Kitchen...

10 Jan 2018

UNITED STATES

With brick-and-mortar stores closing, how do you keep yours alive?

It's hard to believe that brick-and-mortar stores will close permanently, but you can't deny that online retail is a major contender. How do you stay competitive in this ever-changing landscape?

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Dec 2017

AUSTRALIA

Amazon claims record-breaking Australia launch

Amazon's Australia launch was the company's biggest-ever opening day for orders, the US giant said on Wednesday, but some shoppers were underwhelmed...

7 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

New research suggests organisations should embrace new messaging culture

Surge in consumers' use of messaging and social media is transforming their expectations of service, says new BT and Cisco research...

6 Dec 2017

AUSTRALIA

Retailers brace as Amazon launches in Australia

US internet giant Amazon launched in Australia on Tuesday in time for Christmas, with retailers scrambling to cut costs and boost their online offerings...

6 Dec 2017

UNITED STATES

US stores get creative to battle e-commerce

The photo op with Santa Claus has long been a holiday mainstay for American children. But this year, shopping malls in several states are scheduling glamour shots for man's best friend...

24 Nov 2017

UNITED STATES

Some essential things you'll need when starting a restaurant

In the United States, owning a restaurant is a proven business model because many people love to eat out...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 Oct 2017

UNITED STATES

Bidding war heats up for $5bn second Amazon HQ

It's the prize of a lifetime - a $5 billion investment creating 50,000 well-paid jobs that everyone wants, but only one US city will get...

19 Oct 2017

GLOBAL

Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion

The world's biggest brandy producer Hennessy on Wednesday opened a new plant in southwest France to try to satisfy the seemingly insatiable thirst for its liquor in the US and Asia...

19 Oct 2017

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