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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

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

#SeamlessAfrica: Store 4.0 is an attitude, not a technology

E-commerce may be where the retail industry is seeing growth, but the physical store is not dead. In fact, it may be more important than ever...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Mar 2018

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

The Paper Water Bottle sits at the intersection of branding and sustainable design

It's no secret that around 80 percent of the 80 billion plastic bottles produced annually will end up in landfills or oceans where it will take 800 years to biodegrade...

By Jamie Matroos 3 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon testing cashier-free retail store

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon on Monday unveiled a new kind of retail store, with no cashiers...

6 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon 'Prime' plane takes flight

WASHINGTON - Online giant Amazon unveiled its first branded airplane on Friday, part of what is expected to be a fleet of 'Prime Air' cargo planes...

5 Aug 2016

UNITED STATES

Wal-Mart reports stronger US sales; shares jump

US retail giant Wal-Mart reported slightly higher quarterly sales on Thursday and said better-than-expected earnings reflected the benefits of heavy investment to boost worker salaries and improve the shopping experience.

20 May 2016

UNITED STATES

Tag Heuer unveils high-end rival to Apple Watch

NEW YORK - Tag Heuer, the Swiss watchmaker that is part of the French luxury goods group LVMH, showed off its first Internet-connected wristwatch on Monday designed with Google and Intel...

11 Nov 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Google adding 'buy' buttons to mobile search ads

SAN FRANCISCO - Google is looking to make it easier for people to shop while using its website, launching a trial run of a feature allowing smartphone users make online purchases from their search results...

16 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

P&G to spin off beauty brands to Coty in US$12.5bn deal

NEW YORK - Procter & Gamble (P&G) plans to sell 43 beauty and fragrance brands to Coty in a deal valuing the assets at about US$12.5 billion, the companies announced Thursday...

13 Jul 2015

UNITED STATES

Amazon TV stick goes abroad, gets new features

WASHINGTON DC, US: Amazon has announced its Fire TV media stick for streaming video is being sold in Britain and Germany, as part of a push to expand its online television services...

31 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

Yahoo sees 'end-to-end' email encryption by year-end

WASHINGTON DC, US: Yahoo said Sunday it plans to introduce "end-to-end encryption" for email this year to boost privacy protection for users concerned about snooping from governments or hackers...

16 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

Burger King cuts soft drinks from kids' meals

WASHINGTON DC, US: US fast-food chain Burger King is cutting soft drinks from its children's meals amid mounting pressure to reduce the amount of sweet sodas children drink...

12 Mar 2015

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