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GLOBAL

The most valuable global retail brands for 2019

The results of the second annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands have been revealed. The research shows that the world's most valuable retail brands are worth $339 billion more...

14 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Classism in South Africa: What's happening in our shops?

As much as we hate to admit it classism is still very much alive and well in South Africa, particularly within our retail sector. Devan Moonsamy unpacks the term classism and how organisations can train it out so that they are able to be a more inclusive...

By Devan Moonsamy 20 Mar 2018

INDIA

Apple files with India government to open first stores

NEW DELHI - Apple said Wednesday it has asked the Indian government for permission to open its first stores in the country, paving the way for its feted brands to join the fast-growing smartphone market...

21 Jan 2016

INDIA

India's Flipkart takes on Amazon with a $1bn warchest

MUMBAI, INDIA: India's top e-commerce company Flipkart said it had raised $1bn (60bn rupees) in funds as it battles US company Amazon for supremacy in the hyper-competitive local online buying market.

30 Jul 2014

INDIA

MP threatens hunger strike over Playboy

PANAJI, INDIA: An Indian lawmaker has threatened to go on hunger strike if a Playboy nightclub is allowed to open in Goa, claiming it would promote prostitution in the tourist hub.

10 Apr 2013

INDIA

India central bank examining Wal-Mart allegations

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India has asked its central bank to examine allegations that US retail giant Wal-Mart has illegally invested in Indian supermarkets since 2010, the Press Trust of India reported Thursday.

22 Oct 2012

INDIA

Wal-Mart aims for first India store within 18 months

NEW DELHI, INDIA: US giant Wal-Mart said on Friday it aims to open its first store in India within the next 12-18 months after the government opened the vast consumer market to foreign chains.

26 Sep 2012

INDIA

McDonald's to open first vegetarian outlet

NEW DELHI, INDIA: US fast food giant McDonald's, famed for its beef-based Big Mac burgers, on Tuesday said it will open its first ever vegetarian-only restaurant in the world in India next year.

5 Sep 2012

INDIA

Amazon launches Kindle store in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA / SAN FRANCISCO, US: e-commerce giant Amazon on Wednesday launched its Kindle Store in India, claiming to have the largest selection of any e-bookstore in the country.

23 Aug 2012

UNITED STATES

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012

INDIA

Indians to protest against foreign retailers

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Indian traders and farmers said on Tuesday they would stage a nationwide protest next month against any government move to open up the nation's retail sector to competition from foreign supermarkets.

25 Jul 2012

GERMANY

Mood of the World report shows most of world focuses on inflation

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: British consumers are facing the double whammy of still feeling the effects of recession even as rising costs fuel inflationary worries. They are not alone in the world, though, according to GfK Roper Consulting's 2011 Mood of the World Report, which is based on a global survey of more than 32 000 consumers ages 15 and older in 25 countries.

25 Aug 2011

INDIA

Hypermarkets under pressure

HYDERABAD, INDIA: The reign of hypermarkets is under threat from a variety of sources and retailers urgently need to adapt and innovate to protect margins, finds Verdict's global arm Datamonitor Retail.

19 Apr 2011

UNITED STATES

Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes

NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.

27 Oct 2010

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