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Connecting with customers on the ground is not dead

There could be light at the end of the tunnel for big brands trying to reconnect with their customers on the ground...

27 Jan 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Not child's play: The serious innovation behind toy making

Parents of young children will remember the Hatchimal frenzy of 2016, when a cute chick that hatches by itself took the toy market by storm during the holiday season...

By Louis-Etienne Dubois, David Gauntlett and Lorena Escandon 19 Dec 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Eliminating packaging is a good start - but here's what supermarkets should do to stop harming the planet

It was inspiring to read about the launch of Waitrose's trial in Oxford offering consumers a range of products free of packaging...

By Alison Stowell 21 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

BAT eyes vaping growth in Africa with Twisp takeover

British American Tobacco's acquisition of South African e-cigarette maker Twisp won approval from South Africa's Competition Tribunal on Tuesday...

15 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

The rise and fall of Philip Green's Arcadia Group

Philip Green's Arcadia retail empire lives to sell another day. After a week's delay and five hours of discussions, Arcadia's creditors agreed to a CVA that involves rent cuts, 23 store closures and 520 job losses...

By Nelson Blackley 28 Jun 2019

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

Ugly veg: supermarkets aren't the biggest food wasters - you are

"Ugly" or "wonky" veg were blamed for up to 40% of wasted fruit and vegetables in 2013, as produce was discarded for failing to meet retailer appearance standards...

By Miriam C. Dobson and Jill L. Edmondson 14 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Shopping trends mean blocking the big Sainsbury's-Asda merger may not protect customers

The proposed merger of supermarkets Sainsbury's and Asda is now off the table as the regulator has ruled against it, saying it would lead to higher prices for consumers...

By Yasemin Kor 30 Apr 2019

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

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