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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

CANADA

Sears closing stores in Canada

Sears said Tuesday it will seek court approval to liquidate all of its remaining Canadian stores, marking the end of an iconic department store...

12 Oct 2017

GLOBAL

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

Retailer Toys 'R' Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a US court, the company said, amid heavy debt and a tough environment for bricks and mortar stores...

19 Sep 2017

NORTH AMERICA

Amazon's appetite for disruption

Amazon is not wasting time in its acquisition of Whole Foods. Speed of execution, after all, is at the essence of the tech giant's business model...

By Sylvain Charlebois 8 Sep 2017

GLOBAL

Aldo acquisition of Camuto Group births new footwear giant

Canadian shoe company Aldo has agreed to acquire the footwear and accessories operations of the Connecticut-based Camuto Group...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Durban FilmMart Awards 2017 ends on a high note

The Durban FilmMart (DFM) ended on a high note with an awards ceremony at the Tsogo Maharani Hotel in Durban on Monday, 17 July 2017...

19 Jul 2017

CANADA

Fashion designers respond to environmental crisis

Canada has never been a driving force in fashion. As a nation, our culture and identity are often reduced to stereotypes involving plaid, nature and hockey...

By Anika Kozlowski 6 Jul 2017

CANADA

Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study

Subsidising the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is not cost effective, according to a Montreal Economic Institute study released on Thursday, 22 June...

26 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Khatib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017...

20 Jun 2017

CANADA

Canada to teach computer coding starting in kindergarten

OTTAWA, Canada: Canadian schoolchildren will soon start learning computer coding and other digital skills from kindergarten through to high school...

15 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Consumers prepared to abandon brands appearing alongside objectionable content

A CMO Council survey in the US, Canada and UK reveals that 48% of consumers will punish brands they love for not using trusted media platforms...

13 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#OneShow2017: Steve Persico's judging pick of the day

“They're extremely sour candies and the posters were extremely simple, beautiful shots, portraits of people with the candy in their mouths with their faces extremely puckered. It's beautiful craft.” That's how Steve Persico, GCD at Leo Burnett Toronto and One Show print and outdoor juror, introduced the entry that was a delight for him to watch.

5 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#ADC2017: Nellie Kim's judging pick of the day

Figuring out the most commonly Googled phrases online then renaming the products you sell as responses to those SEO searches is a clever move. That's how Nellie Kim, partner, VP and creative director at LG2 Toronto and ADC digital juror, introduced the entry that was a delight for her to watch...

31 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

Gahcho Kué kicks off diamond production

Gahcho Kué mine, which is expected to produce 54m carats of rough diamonds over its lifetime, officially began commercial production on 2 March...

3 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Zuckerberg charity buys AI startup to battle disease

A charitable foundation backed by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife said Monday it has bought a Canadian artificial intelligence startup as part of a mission to eradicate disease...

25 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Autonomoose, other self-driving cars hit Canada streets

A Lincoln MKZ sedan dubbed Autonomoose and two other self-driving vehicles hit the road in Canada on Monday...

29 Nov 2016

CANADA

Thomson Reuters to open tech hub in Canada, add 400 jobs

OTTAWA: The Thomson Reuters news agency and financial information group will open a technology center in Toronto, adding 400 jobs over the next two years, the company announced on Friday...

11 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

De Beers commissions "world's largest new diamond mine"

What has been touted as the world's largest new diamond mine is expected to produce an average of 4,5m carats per year...

4 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Diamond in the rough fails to make the cut

Selling off the biggest stone of the century proved a bust, when the Lesedi la Rona diamond failed to reach its reserve price at auction...

4 Jul 2016

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