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SOUTH AFRICA

Consumerism in crisis as millennials stay away from shops

Christmas may seem like a distant memory, but retailers won't forget it in a hurry: it was the worst on the UK high street since 2008...

By Brendan Canavan 25 Jan 2019

GLOBAL

Elevated sensorial experiences drive shoppers back to stores

According to a new global report by in-store media company Mood Media, sensory experiences drive 9 out of 10 shoppers back to stores...

15 Jan 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

WH Smith to buy airport retail chain InMotion for $198m

UK books and stationery retailer WH Smith has announced plans to acquire InMotion, a US travel retailer, for $198 million. The transaction marks a significant step in WH Smith's international travel growth strategy...

31 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesco unveils competitive new discount chain Jack's

British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer, Tesco, has launched a new discount chain called Jack's that's pegged to rival German discounters Aldi and Lidl...

20 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Grassroots trading to luxury leather leader: The journey of Jekyll and Hide

Jekyll and Hide founder Bernard Bultemeier talks luxury leather, global expansion, the challenges facing independent retail today and why we'll all be wearing backpacks soon...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Department stores are not doomed - take a look at who's doing it right

Department stores were once seen as innovative. They stocked wide ranges of goods - Noel Coward once bought an alligator from Harrods...

By Ruth Marciniak 24 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

The forgotten grandeur of Britain's department stores - a historian reflects

Department stores seem to be in terminal decline. In the UK, the demise of British Home Stores and Poundworld, together with store closures by Marks and Spencer and House of Fraser, are local symptoms of a wider malaise...

17 Aug 2018

GLOBAL

How high streets and shopping malls face a 'domino effect' from major store closures

Traditional retail is in the centre of a storm - and British department store chain House of Fraser is the latest to succumb to the tempest. The company plans to close 31 of its 59 shops - including its flagship store in Oxford Street, London...

By Omar Toulan and Niccolò Pisani 9 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesco-Carrefour alliance promises to cut costs through joint buying power

The announcement by Tesco and Carrefour that they will enter into a long-term, strategic alliance is the latest in a series of consolidation between the major grocery retailers in Western Europe...

5 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Selfridges becomes most awarded department store in IGDS history

UK's high-end department store Selfridges has been recognised as the Best Department Store in the World for an unprecedented fourth time...

1 Jun 2018

CANADA

Shrinkflation: When less is not more at the grocery store

Most consumers are concerned about the cost of food. We constantly look for bargains and the food industry knows it...

By Sylvain Charlebois 30 May 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

Why the High Street should better harness digital technology - inside its shops

It has become almost fashionable to predict doom and gloom for high street clothes shops. And the outlook can indeed seem bleak...

By Anthony Kent 18 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

With its purchase of Whole Foods, is Amazon's goal to revolutionise food distribution?

On 20 March 2018, Amazon became the second most valuable company in the world, with a market capitalisation exceeding $768 billion...

By Isabelle Chaboud 24 Apr 2018

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