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#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

SA consumers want to deal with people, not machines

Putting customers first and at the heart of every business was one of the issues discussed at the 60th Global Summit of the Consumer Goods Forum, which took place in Cape Town recently...

28 Jun 2016

Massive disruption in the retail industry meets changing consumer needs

Participants at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Cape Town have been given a taste of some of the disruption that is changing the consumer goods manufacturing and retail industry...

Issued by Atmosphere PR 21 Jun 2016

Survey finds manufacturing CEOs reporting aggressive growth strategies

The 2016 KPMG International Global Manufacturing Outlook has stated that 74% of manufacturing company CEOs reported growth as a high priority over the next two years. Competition for market share is fierce with many planning rather aggressive strategies in the pursuit of their growth objectives...

21 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit: Enactus announces 1 Race 2 End Waste competition

Tom Gorman, CEO of Brambles and a board member of Enactus, has announced the launch of a global initiative, 1 Race 2 End Waste, to reduce food loss and waste in developing as well as developed countries...

21 Jun 2016

Supermarket giants focus on burgeoning Africa

The top 100 grocery retail companies in the world chose to focus their expansion efforts on Africa and the Middle East in 2015, even as countries in this region struggled with adverse economic conditions...

By Colleen Goko 20 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit: Reap the rewards of doing business sustainably

'Shared-value sustainability' was a hot topic on the third and final day of the Consumer Goods Forum, with insights shared by Nestlé CEO and former Consumer Goods Forum co-chair, Paul Bulcke.

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jun 2016

UNIDO and GFSI sign MoU

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to signal their commitment to a large-scale partnership for food safety at a gathering of the world's consumer goods industry leaders at the CGF Global Summit...

17 Jun 2016

Report on trends in international retail published

The second Internationalisation of Retail study, from the Consumer Goods Forum and Planet Retail, has shown that major retailers are still becoming more international rather than less so - and at a surprisingly swift rate...

17 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit: Digitisation of everything

With customer expectations driving rapid change across the consumer goods and services industry, increasing the demand for innovative and personal experiences, it's time to welcome the era of living services...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit hears results of latest Nielsen retail study

The perception that emerging markets are no longer a source of future growth for retailers is a dangerous retail myth that needs to be dispelled, global consumer insights company Nielsen told the world's top consumer goods companies' CEOs at The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit earlier this week...

17 Jun 2016

Internet disrupting in-store shopping

Customers still prefer to shop in bricks-and-mortar stores in SA, but this pattern of consumption is being disrupted and reconfigured by the internet...

By Colleen Goko 17 Jun 2016

#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa

There are many reasons to invest in Africa and even more reasons to believe in Africa, international delegates were told at the Consumer Goods Forum global summit in Cape Town...

By Louise Marsland 17 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit: Food safety, not just a Western luxury

A customer buys meat and vegetables from your store. He goes home, eats that fresh produce, and contracts a serious illness. Possibly even dies. Here's how to prevent this nightmare from becoming a business reality...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jun 2016

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Woolworths to combine Country Road Group and David Jones into one group

Woolworths is combining its Australian subsidiaries Country Road Group and David Jones into one group called WHL Australasia, it said on Friday morning.

By Robert Laing 2 days ago

China's Alibaba to set up logistics hub in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Alibaba and Malaysia announced on Wednesday that they will set up a logistics and e-commerce hub in the Southeast Asian country to boost small and medium-sized companies, a first for the internet giant outside China.

23 Mar 2017

Zara owner Inditex profits up on international drive

CORUNNA, Spain - Spain's fashion retail giant Inditex, owner of popular brand Zara, said on Wednesday that its drive to expand internationally helped push up profits last year.

17 Mar 2017

Everything you need to know about getting a customs clearance

If you're new to importing goods into the United States, you may be overwhelmed with the sheer amount of information you need to read to ensure you're complying with the country's laws and regulations. But here are some customs clearance FAQs that may be able to help you get started in the right direction.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 10 Mar 2017

Saint Laurent ordered to remove 'degrading' posters

PARIS - France's advertising regulator has ordered fashion house Saint Laurent to remove posters of extremely thin models in "degrading" poses after an outcry over their appearance around Paris.

9 Mar 2017

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