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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba - Part 1

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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Loyalty and reward program data capture solutions for retailers

Data capturing is one of the most cumbersome tasks for any retailer! And as such the retail industry is passing through a transitory phase; where things are evolving dynamically and customers are demanding the best.

By Ritesh Sanghani

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Pinterest adds shopping with 'Buyable pins'

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Pinterest said on Tuesday it is diving into e-commerce with "pins" that let people buy items they like at the popular online bulletin board.

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Free retail fraud conference in New York in September

NEW YORK, USA: Retail Knowledge will stage a free conference on Retail Fraud in New York on 24 September 2015, in association with the National Anti-Organised Retail Crime Association of America NAORCA...

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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...

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Amazon hires former White House spokesman Carney

NEW YORK: Former White House spokesman Jay Carney has taken a new public relations job with online retail giant Amazon, the company said on Thursday.

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Fifty Shades of Grey arouses sex toy boom

NEW YORK CITY, US: The erotic bestselling novel Fifty Shades of Grey was devoured across the world by millions, from British housewives to Guantanamo Bay inmates...

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US electronics chain RadioShack pulls plug

NEW YORK CITY, US: Struggling US consumer electronics chain RadioShack filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, pulling the plug after failing to compete with big-box stores and online retailers...

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Amazon allows some buyers to 'make an offer'

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Amazon said on Tuesday it would allow online haggling between buyers and sellers for some items sold by third parties using the US online retail giant...

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Redefining direct sales to reach Generation C

RIXEYVILLE, US: The direct sales industry has changed very little over the last few decades, incorporating new technologies as they have developed, rather than evolving their business practices to capitalise further on existing markets.

By Henry Buell

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Shopping cart abandonment syndrome: The future of retail is now

LOS ANGELES, US: Imagine a world in the near future where teenagers have never even heard of the mall...

By Mark Kirkpartick

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Retail: How to avoid energy wastage and manage costs

NEW YORK CITY, US / KFAR SABA, ISRAEL: How you can manage costs better in retail stores: Six factors that contribute to energy waste and are raising your costs.

By Jon Rabinowitz

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US drugstore giant CVS to remove cigarettes from store shelves

WASHINGTON, US US retail drug store giant CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes, a move immediately applauded by President Barack Obama as having a "profoundly positive impact on the health of our country."

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Mintel identifies five new social media trends

CHICAGO, US: In the latest of a quarterly series, Mintel's social media analysts, Gabi Lieberman and Lizz Martinez, have identified five new trends in online consumer marketplace behaviour gleaned from high-level research into the strategies employed by Fortune 500 companies across the US.

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Mintel Social Media series identifies top five trends in online consumer marketplace behaviour

NEW YORK, US: The Internet, including social media, is increasingly at the heart of everything people do, changing the way consumers interact with one another and the commercial world around them. Both have proven to be powerful tools for brands to generate and measure buzz and the result is a wealth of online consumer conversations.

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