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Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion, unveils four key trends of African design in 2017 and 2018...

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Taste to focus on food in future

Taste Holdings has announced a strategic restructuring that will result in the group focusing in future on food, and probably selling its luxury goods division...

5 Apr 2017

#SeamlessAfrica: Tackling the omnichannel retail reality

‘Omnichannel' is not merely a business buzzword, it's the new retail reality. Amanda Herson, e-commerce director for the Cape Union Mart Group, shared her thoughts...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Mar 2017

#SeamlessAfrica: A masterclass in millennial engagement and retention

Millennials are known to be tech-savvy, socially engaged, have zero tolerance for delays and are always on the go...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Mar 2017

The Style Group innovates with modern social media commerce

Nigerian contemporary lifestyle retail group, The Style Group is offering fashion, accessories and design services via modern social media commerce. In the booming social media and e-commerce market of Nigeria, its model is a hit and is reaching thousands of Nigerians eager to shop online.

17 Feb 2017

Etihad Airways announces travel programme tailored for fashion industry

Etihad Airways has announced the launch of Runway to Runway - a special rewards programme designed for the fashion community's travel requirements...

13 Feb 2017

USA's House of Harlow 1960 enters Africa through exclusive partnership with Imagination Unlimited Group

Fashionista and celebrity socialite, Nicole Richie's brand, House of Harlow 1960 has secured an exclusive agreement that will have the range available across the continent, courteousy of Imagination Unlimited Group...

19 Sep 2016

Sneaker wars: Four ways to kick it with Afrillennials

Adidas and Puma have been hot on Nike's heels in the ongoing sneaker wars and even though Nike still holds the number one spot globally, the brand is suffering a massive drop off in the face of its competition. ..

17 Jun 2016

#AfricaMonth: Loving Levi's locally

20 May marked the 143rd birthday of the Levi's 501 button-fly. To celebrate the milestone of that red-tagged fashion favourite, members of the media were recently invited on an exclusive factory tour...

By Leigh Andrews 20 May 2016

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 170: Superbalist on e-commerce and EFC signs up with e.tv

On the latest episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding spoke to Luke Jedeikin and Ciaro Howarth...

15 Apr 2016

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 170: Superbalist on e-commerce and EFC signs up with e.tv

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 14 April 2016, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Luke Jedeikin and Ciaro Howarth...

13 Apr 2016

#DesignMonth: Fashion forward with Leah Misika

Leah Misika is the founder and managing director of La Mode Fashion. She's a design creative whose love for fashion and background in retail management makes for a well-balanced integration of disciplines...

By Beverley Klein 4 Feb 2016

Voice of change or lifestyle bibles: blogs flourish in 2015

Thought to be on the wane a decade ago, blogs in 2015 are alive and well as a powerful voice driving change in politics, human rights and lifestyle choices across the globe...

24 Dec 2015

Africa's got nothing to wear

The continent's A-listers won't be able to see their favourite fashion week for the first time in its 10 years of existence. The event's organisers told designers that Africa Fashion International had been cancelled...

By Rea Khoabane 28 Oct 2015

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International

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21 Apr 2017

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce's 'last frontier'

NEW DELHI, India - With 100 million new internet users every year, Amazon is betting big on India, but a major new investment in homegrown rival Flipkart means the battle to dominate the fast-growing e-commerce market is set to heat up.

20 Apr 2017

Tesco dives into red on accounting scandal

LONDON - Supermarket giant Tesco revealed on Wednesday that it fell into an annual net loss of 40 million due to a costly accounting scandal at Britain's biggest retailer.

13 Apr 2017

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