Cotton On store, Rosebank.
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From the boot of a car to the malls of the world: How Cotton On built a global business

From a humble start selling jeans out of a car boot the Aussie retailer has become a global operation.

By Zeenat Moorad 2 days ago

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Inside the rot at Woolworths

With even the darling of the retail sector now showing weakness, prospects for trading this year look bleak.

By Stafford Thomas 2 days ago

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Costco to pay $11.75m over medical prescriptions

LOS ANGELES - Warehouse retail giant Costco has agreed to pay $11.75 million to settle allegations that some of its pharmacies improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances, federal officials announced Thursday.

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Low consumer confidence set to hurt retailers

The 'significant' drop in consumers' durable goods consumption will continue to hurt retailers, say economists.

By Asha Speckman 2 days ago

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PriceCheck launches Marketplace, direct payments

Price comparison site, PriceCheck has launched 'Marketplace', which simplifies the route to purchase. "Consumers will stay on-platform and purchase directly on PriceCheck using our unique one-click checkout," says founder Kevin Tucker.

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The importance of routine maintenance on your packaging line
The importance of routine maintenance on your packaging line

We've all heard that prevention is better than a cure, but do you heed this advice when it comes to your packaging line?

Issued by Pyrotec 2 days ago

Black Badge revealed at new Rolls-Royce pop-up
Black Badge revealed at new Rolls-Royce pop-up

There's a new pop-up shop in the Mother City and the brand in question is as premium as they come. British luxury carmaker, Rolls-Royce, yesterday opened a temporary boutique store at the Daytona showroom in Cape Town.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

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Red Heart Rum to sponsor Zando Cape Town 10s

Red Heart Rum has signed up as a sponsor of the Zando Cape Town 10s rugby games, with naming rights. The event will be hosted at the Hamilton Rugby Club on 3-4 February 2017 and will see a number of rugby legends, celebs and media personalities in action throughout the weekend.

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WTM Africa registration is now open!
WTM Africa registration is now open!

With registration officially open, the local and international travel sectors are gearing up for a bigger and better year than ever with WTM Africa 2017, Africa's most extraordinary B2B travel exhibition.

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 2 days ago

Second-hand sales make up 40% of all items sold on bidorbuy
Second-hand sales make up 40% of all items sold on bidorbuy

Previously owned items are still popular on South Africa's online marketplace, bidorbuy, and not just in antiques and collectibles. Out of more than two million items offered for sale on the site, almost 80% are new, while only a little over 20% are pre-owned. However, the sales figures of second-hand items account for as much as 40% of all items recently sold on the site.

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In the category for new neighbourhood and convenience shopping centre smaller than 20,000m² in size, Dainfern Square scooped the top award at the 2016 SACSC Awards.
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#BizTrends2017: The year of the mixed-use mall

In the fiercely competitive South African retail sector, the retail and retail development space in 2017 and beyond will include a high-tech, interactive shopping environment in a bid to lure shoppers to centres for longer.

By Gavin Blows 2 days ago

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Cognac sales cheer Remy shares

PARIS - Strong cognac sales for French beverage giant Remy Cointreau cheered investors who poured money into the company's stock on Thursday.

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Distell free of stifling control but minorities seem jumpy

Judging by the share price movement over the past four weeks, minority shareholders in Distell have still not come to terms with the unexpected news that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) will be acquiring the 26.4% of the company held by Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev).

By Ann Crotty 3 days ago