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Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on

So you finally hit the shops and cafes after weeks of lockdown. After disinfecting your hands, following the arrows around the shop or to your table, taking care to avoid others where possible...

By Jessica Vredenburg and Megan Phillips 24 Jul 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

How mobile technology is driving sales in physical retail stores

Retail sector investment into mobile apps and platforms has been accelerated by the global pandemic...

By Leon Coetzer 10 Jul 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Real Foods expands Kauai, launches Free Bird and acquires Uber Nutrition

Real Foods Group, which lists Kauai, Nü Health Food Café and other food brands in its portfolio, has diversified during lockdown...

1 Jul 2020

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

Fast-food chains use cute animal toys to market meat to children - new vegan ranges pose a dilemma

Being vegan appears to be all the rage in Britain. The news that McDonald's has launched a new plant-based "Happy Meal" for children based on a vegan "wrap" would seem to bear this idea out...

By Kate Stewart and Matthew Cole 24 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

$17m Hendrick's Gin Palace unveiled in Scotland

William Grant & Sons has invested $17 million into the expansion of the Hendrick's Gin distillery in Scotland. Dubbed The Hendrick's Gin Palace, the new site has doubled its capacity...

4 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Coca-Cola's swoop for Costa Coffee will cut its exposure to sugar and plastic bottles

Coca-Cola's £3.9 billion acquisition of Costa Coffee has made quite a ripple. Atlanta-based Coca-Cola is obviously best known for its soft drinks portfolio, found in supermarkets, kiosks, hotels, bars and restaurants around the world...

By John W Walsh 11 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Coca-Cola narrows in on fast-growing coffee category with $5.1bn Costa acquisition

The Coca-Cola Company will acquire coffee chain Costa Limited, which was founded in London in 1971 and has grown to become a major coffee brand across the world...

5 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Starbucks UK introduces new Rooibos Latte

Starbucks has introduced Rooibos Lattes as part of its new spring menu that has thousands of customers in the northern hemisphere hooked...

9 May 2018

GLOBAL

Global bread and bakery consumption continues to experience modest growth

The global bread and bakery product market displayed modest, but sustainable growth throughout the period under review, increasing from 122,000 tonnes in 2007 to 129,000 tonnes in 2016...

23 Apr 2018

GLOBAL

#KFCCrisis: The ABCs of KFC's FCK apology

NEWSWATCH: Last week, KFC London faced a chicken shortage as a result of "operational issues" with new delivery provider, DHL. This led to a temporary shut down of some 700 of its 900 branches - but they quickly crossed the road to the other side of the crisis...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling

Internationally renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson has amassed a loyal following of food lovers charmed by her no-fuss approach to cooking...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Sep 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

McDonald's staff stage first ever UK strike

McDonald's workers staged the first ever strike in Britain on Monday in protest at pay and working conditions at the US fast-food giant...

5 Sep 2017

GLOBAL

Can online take-away businesses deliver for investors?

A queasy mix of excitement, hope and cash has for some years now been mixing together in the food delivery sector and that rarely proves to be a recipe for success...

By Kevin Murphy 23 Aug 2017

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