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SOUTH AFRICA

#DesignIndaba2019: Ikea's Överallt collection a global showcase of Africa's top design talent

The anticipated launch of Ikea's Överallt homeware collection is described as a marriage between African rituals and Scandinavian design...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Ikea's African Överallt collection to be unveiled at Design Indaba Festival

Two years ago Ikea teamed up with a group of designers, architects, artists and creatives from five African countries to collaborate around modern urban rituals and the importance they play in the home...

1 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

H&M group shuts down Cheap Monday brand

Fashion retail giant H&M is closing its struggling independent brand Cheap Monday, which is known for its low-priced skinny jeans...

28 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

H&M recalls socks after shoppers spot 'Allah pattern'

NEWSWATCH: Swedish clothing retailer H&M has recalled a line of children's socks after complaints from shoppers that a pattern on them appeared to resemble the word Allah written in Arabic...

30 Jan 2018

SWEDEN

H&M 'racist' ad adds to company's woes

STOCKHOLM - A racism scandal at H&M is the latest indication of management problems at the Swedish clothing giant, once the darling of shoppers but now struggling to make the switch to e-commerce, analysts say.

15 Jan 2018

SWEDEN

H&M removes 'black boy' ad after racism accusation

Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz on Monday apologised and removed an advertisement of a black child after the company was accused of being racist...

9 Jan 2018

GLOBAL

Top e-commerce trends for 2018

E-commerce has continued to grow in 2017 with a disruptive effect on physical shopping malls and retail giants like H&M...

By Ingemar Gleissman 3 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

H&M sales rise in SA bad

Swedish retailer H&M has continued on its winning streak in SA, dodging the malaise to which domestic retail players have succumbed...

3 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

H&M launches new upmarket brand as profits slow

Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) on Thursday announced the launch of its eighth fashion brand...

31 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

H&M to open at Sandton City

Swedish clothing brand H&M will be the next international label to open at Sandton City. Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is known for its fast fashion for men, women, teenagers and children...

12 Jun 2015

SWEDEN

Volvo, Electrolux slash total of 4,000 jobs

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Swedish industrial heavyweights Volvo trucks and Electrolux announced a total of 4,000 job cuts around the world on Friday when they published disappointing figures for the third quarter.

28 Oct 2013

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

UNITED STATES

New iPad tops three million

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video, and the same all-day 10 hour battery life*.

22 Mar 2012

GERMANY

Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: In 2011, demand for mobile phones once again increased in Europe, largely as a result of the rising popularity of smartphones. According to GfK, 3.2% more mobile phones were sold in 2011, in particular the sales of smartphones increased by 67%.

15 Feb 2012

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