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Africa's consumer goods and retail sectors driven by expanding middle class, tech development

In Africa and the Middle East, the value of mergers and acquisitions transactions is expected to rise to $6.4 billion in 2018 and will continue to rise in 2019, to $6.6 billion...

1 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: The new rules of retail

If you're searching for proof that retail as we know it is changing, look no further than Shanghai's 24-hour, unstaffed, self-driving grocery store...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Jan 2018

Trends 2018: Omnichannel is the new normal

As smart technology enters our homes, cars, work and leisure time, marketers have the opportunity to innovate and reach potential customers via ever-expanding touch points...

By Jainita Khatri 25 Jan 2018

Shoprite feels African slowdown

Shoprite's non-South African supermarket division recorded negative growth for the six months to December, owing to the effect of lower commodity prices...

By Michelle Gumede 18 Jan 2018

Could 'buy online pickup in store' uplift brick-and-mortar retail?

The third annual JDA Consumer Survey reveals that about 54% of respondents prefer to shop in-store to other channels...

26 Jul 2017

Nestlé first half profit slips on strong Swiss franc

ZURICH - Swiss food giant Nestlé announced on Thursday slightly lower first half profits compared to last year, with the strong Swiss franc and Maggi instant noodles recall in India undercutting robust sales...

14 Aug 2015

Alibaba takes hit as growth cools

NEW YORK - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba turned in a disappointing quarterly report on Wednesday showing sales growth cooling...

14 Aug 2015

Adidas reports higher sales, modest profit rise

BERLIN - German sportswear and equipment maker Adidas on Thursday reported higher sales and a slight profit rise for the second quarter, despite falling revenues in its golf division...

11 Aug 2015

Coca-Cola earnings rise despite dollar drag

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola reported higher quarterly profits on Wednesday as increased sales in North America offset lower revenues overseas due in part to the strong dollar...

24 Jul 2015

Woolworths chief quits, 1,200 jobs to go

SYDNEY: Australian supermarket giant Woolworths said on Wednesday its chief executive will quit and 1,200 jobs faced the axe after months of disappointing sales...

18 Jun 2015

Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2

It took 14 years to sell 40 million laptops, but only four years to sell 40 million tablets...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2015