SOUTH AFRICA

Online shopping meshes with bricks and mortar

Forbes' richest people in the world list says Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, earns $107.4 million per day, so he must be doing something right...

By Eben Esterhuizen 13 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

With its purchase of Whole Foods, is Amazon's goal to revolutionise food distribution?

On 20 March 2018, Amazon became the second most valuable company in the world, with a market capitalisation exceeding $768 billion...

By Isabelle Chaboud 24 Apr 2018

AUSTRALIA

Location and voice technology are the future of retail

Retailers, struggling to connect with their customers, have been trialling new technologies to blend in-store and digital experiences...

By Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer 11 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Could 'buy online pickup in store' uplift brick-and-mortar retail?

The third annual JDA Consumer Survey reveals that about 54% of respondents prefer to shop in-store to other channels...

26 Jul 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

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

McDonald's earnings edge down; says turnaround on track

NEW YORK - McDonald's reported slightly lower fourth-quarter earnings Monday as strong sales in Britain, Japan, China offset a drop in the United States...

24 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Nike earnings rise, bullish on China

NEW YORK - Nike reported higher second-quarter earnings on Tuesday behind increased sales in key markets, including China, and said it was making progress in cutting inventory in North America...

21 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Coca-Cola posts 7% global revenues loss

NEW YORK - The slow global economy and the health-driven turn against sweet sodas dented Coca-Cola sales for the sixth straight quarter, delivering a 28 percent hit to net income, the company reported Wednesday...

27 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Fitbit leads wearables, Apple Watch sales slip: survey

WASHINGGTON - Fitbit extended its lead in the market for connected wearables in the second quarter amid a sharp drop in Apple Watch sales, a survey showed Tuesday...

8 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Wal-Mart shares jump as US stocks flat

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores jumped on Thursday on better-than-expected second-quarter earnings, while the broader market was essentially flat in early trade...

23 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

McDonald's franchise spinoffs tamp down earnings

NEW YORK - McDonald's' "All-Day Breakfast" fueled firm sales gains in the second quarter despite weak growth across the fast food industry, the company reported Tuesday...

27 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

US retail sales rise a tick more than expected in May

WASHINGTON - US consumers spent slightly more than expected in May after a strong surge in retail sales the prior month, official data showed Tuesday...

15 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

PepsiCo first quarter net profits drop

NEW YORK - Non-alcoholic beverage giant PepsiCo Inc reported on Monday a first quarter drop in profits and the sixth consecutive drop in sales blamed on a strong dollar...

19 Apr 2016

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