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Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery store

When the Ever Given container ship choked off traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week in late March 2021, it made headlines around the world...

By Nada R. Sanders 1 day ago

Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures

Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

By John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 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

Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperity

The inaugural Made in Africa Conference and Expo, a large virtual gathering and showcase for African buyers and sellers, will take place on 13 and 14 April...

26 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

Ethnic conflict could unravel Ethiopia's valuable garment industry

Ethiopia has long been considered one of Africa's economic wunderkinds. But for the past two months, violent conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region fuelled by ethnic power politics has threatened the country's stability...

By Dorothee Baumann-Pauly 21 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

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

Restrictions in trade to contain Covid-19 have been devastating for Africa's urban poor

Trade routes have been significantly disrupted this year in efforts to contain Covid-19. The effects of this are already showing: global growth is set to contract by 4.9%...

By Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 27 Oct 2020

The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chains

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now...

By Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka 6 Aug 2020

Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo

Game's vice president shares how the retailer has navigated business challenges and opportunities over the last 50 years, and how it aims to remain relevant beyond 2020...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2020

Global disruption can have local implications

The global impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had not only on public health, but on business, cannot be underestimated...

By Soromfe Uzomah 27 Jul 2020

Why is used clothing popular across Africa? We found out in Malawi

The sale of used clothing is a billion-dollar global industry. According to some estimates, almost 70% of garments that are donated globally end up on the African continent...

By Dan Banik 10 Jul 2020

The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementation

The Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was brokered by the African Union (AU) and adopted by 44 of its 55 member states on 21 March 2018. By February 2019, all AU countries, save for Eritrea, had become signatories to the AfCFTA, which came into force on 30 May 2019...

By Robyn Berger, Theunis Claassen and Catherine Robson 30 Jun 2020

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