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  • Total declares force majeure on Mozambique LNG project
    In a serious blow to Mozambique's economic revitalisation hopes, Total has declared a force majeure and suspended its $20bn liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the north of the country indefinitely as a result of escalating militant attacks in the area.
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    Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants

    Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

    30 Apr 2021

    Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot

    Customers who opt-in will have their pre-ordered pizzas arrive in a fully autonomous vehicle made by self-driving delivery company Nuro...

    19 Apr 2021

    How online markets are helping local stores survive Covid-19

    Thanks to platforms that link online consumption to local interests, the desire to buy local, a trend fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic, is giving rise to a new phenomenon known as digital localism...

    By Myriam Ertz, Damien Hallegatte, Imen Latrous and Julien Bousquet 19 Mar 2021

    RCL in joint venture to scale plant-based food market in Africa

    RCL Foods and US plant-based food collective Livekindly Collective have established a local plant-based joint venture, Livekindly Collective Africa...

    18 Mar 2021

    Nestlé Hatcher platform invites collaboration with African innovators

    Best-in-class innovators are presented with an opportunity to be future Nestlé suppliers...

    15 Mar 2021

    Technology and supermarket chains can help strengthen southern Africa's food systems

    Covid-19 restrictions on restaurants and catering have led to supermarkets being the key route to market...

    By Thando Vilakazi and Namhla Landani 16 Feb 2021

    How Bezos and Amazon changed the world

    Amazon announced Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO almost 27 years after he founded the company to sell books to customers over dial-up modems...

    By Venkatesh Shankar 4 Feb 2021

    Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO

    Jeff Bezos is stepping down from his role as Amazon CEO, and will transition to the role of executive chair in the third quarter...

    3 Feb 2021

    2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce

    Digital sales grew around 58% during the five days leading up to Christmas, despite earlier shipping cutoffs...

    13 Jan 2021

    Automation and data-driven decision-making to power retail in 2021

    Retailers' interest in innovative technologies, solutions and new operating models continues to grow...

    17 Dec 2020

    Global cyber week online sales hit record high

    Salesforce data shows global online spend of $270bn...

    2 Dec 2020

    Why harmonised retail is the future

    For many industries, predicting the future during a pandemic would be difficult - if not impossible. Retail is different. Why?

    By Oliver Guy 13 Nov 2020

    Watch: SA's premier fashion and textile trade fair goes virtual

    AllFashion Sourcing, the annual trade show for the apparel, textile, footwear and leather industry, will this year be hosted on a virtual platform from 3-5 November 2020...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Oct 2020

    L'Oréal announces winners of Beauty Tech for Good Challenge

    The international competition recognises the most innovative startups supporting responsible, sustainable and inclusive beauty...

    14 Oct 2020

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