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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

#CommerceMonth: Online sales vs in-store sales

The digital landscape is booming, but now that it seems possible to do and buy almost everything online, what's happening to our counterparts out there in the 'real' world?

By Angie White 29 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: online bookings scaled to grow

We spoke to Tom Williams, COO of online booking site SafariNow, to find out how e-commerce has changed the way business works...

By Cari Van Wyk 28 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: The wallets are emptier than the stomachs

We spoke to Kevin Lovell, CEO of the South African Poultry Association about the state of commerce in the poultry industry...

By Cari Van Wyk 28 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: The rise of the 24-hour digital showroom

From a 24-page magazine in 1992 to a trusted digital showroom with a loyal online community, AutoTrader...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: Putting agency management on the map

Take an 'agency management agency' that started in a spare room in 2008. Fast-forward to 2016 and Magnetic has just been appointed as management platform of choice for two Dentsu Aegis Network brands...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: with... Richard Wood

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophile Richard Wood, national retail solutions manager at Graffiti Retail Solutions...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: Riding the wearable tech wave

Inspired by the Internet of Things, Quantifi caters to the wearable tech market the sales and distribution...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: Q&A with Gumtree Auto's Jeff Osborne

As head of automotive for Gumtree SA and an authoritative voice in the media, we called on Jeff Osborne to provide insight into today's digital consumer...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: Wooting up e-commerce with Rory Magee

An online PC store that started out in a bedroom in 2007 now has a factory and expansion plans in its midst. This is the story of Wootware; and considering its steady growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: Putting a name to PR business expertise

Hot off the back of their PRISM Award 'campaign of the year' win, PR Expert shares insight into the top five PR trends of the moment as well as the importance of mentorship in building the industry's future professionals...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: Why uAfrica's eCommerce Awards have been put on hold

The eCommerce Awards have been put on hold for 2016 in order to focus on 'building e-commerce tools to make e-commerce in South Africa even better'...

By Jessica Taylor 25 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: How The Foschini Group is innovating customer functionality

With the introduction of automated wish list messaging, a special occasion reminder calendar and a stock tracker, Robyn Cooke, head of e-commerce of The Foschini Group (TFG), explains how the online mall is personalising the online shopper experience...

By Jessica Taylor 22 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: Slicing into Roman's brand-building secret recipe

Bonnie Cooper, chief marketing officer for Roman's Pizza, lets us in on how they cracked the recipe to a successful franchise...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Apr 2016

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International

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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