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Nike Breaking 2 was so much bigger than an athlete breaking 2 hours

If you were to name the marathon athletes who attempted to break the two-hour barrier in the Nike Breaking 2 campaign last weekend, I would be surprised if more than 1% of you would get one name correct...

By Richard Dunn 10 May 2017

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...

25 Apr 2017

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

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International

China Guangxi business matchmaking opens at SAITEX

The ‘Brands of China African Showcase' was launched at Gallagher Convention Centre, alongside the Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX) to enhance Sino-South Africa trade relations.

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China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters, Europe's police agency said Thursday.

23 Jun 2017

Woolies faces fight on many fronts

Shares in Woolworths, once regarded as a recession-proof retailer, are trading close to three-year lows as the company finds itself stuck between SA's stalling economy, the cash-guzzling turnaround of its David Jones acquisition in Australia and an impending competitive onslaught from Shoprite, which is moving up-market.

By Giulietta Talevi 22 Jun 2017

PMI to invest $320m into German Heets production facility

Philip Morris International (PMI) will invest approximately $320 million in a new high-tech facility in Dresden, Germany, to produce Heets, the tobacco units to be used with the electronic tobacco heating device IQOS. Construction of the 80,000 m2 facility is scheduled to begin in late 2017. Operational in early 2019, the factory is expected to employ about 500 people.

22 Jun 2017

South African designers showcase their wares in Paris

Forty-two South African designers are currently exhibiting their artisanal goods at the renowned BHV/Marais in Paris, a department store of the group of Galeries Lafayette that attracts over 60,000 visitors daily. The exhibition, which runs until 31 July 2017, showcases South Africa's creative energy and its international design and cultural capitals: Johannesburg and Cape Town.

22 Jun 2017

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