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SA's Rhodes Foods Group to supply Walmart stores

Rhodes Food Group has landed an export deal with Walmart US to supply its stores with an initial order of three canned pear variations...

18 Mar 2020

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Designer fashion, nostalgia magnet - what's behind the rise and rise of the sneaker?

In June, hundreds of Australian shoppers queued to buy a pair of Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black Static Adidas sneakers the moment they went on sale...

By Emily Brayshaw 29 Jan 2020

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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

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P&G to acquire women-focused grooming startup Billie

Consumer goods giant P&G - the owner of brands including Gillette, Olay, Oral-B and Pampers - has shared its plans acquire Billie Inc., a growing female body care company...

13 Jan 2020

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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

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LVMH to acquire Tiffany & Co. for $16.3bn

LVMH has reached an agreement to purchase luxury jeweller Tiffany & Co. for approximately $16.2 billion, making this LVMH's most expensive luxury acquisition...

25 Nov 2019

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Activate shopper senses and grow in-store sales - Mood Media

Sensory marketing has positive emotional, cognitive and behavioral impacts on shoppers in-store, notes a new behavioural study...

13 Nov 2019

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Continuous adaptation: Staying ahead of customer needs

As customers' needs evolve, retailers must adapt to meet those needs, or better yet, stay ahead of them. Retailers must rethink the traditional test and learn cycles...

By Melissa Campbell 8 Nov 2019

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The robot wears Prada: what happens when AI starts giving out fashion tips?

Is fashion styling the next field to be disrupted by artificial intelligence, or will the human eye remain supreme?

By Mark Liu 25 Oct 2019

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3 reasons Forever 21's bankruptcy doesn't spell the end of brick-and-mortar retailing

Forever 21's decision to file for bankruptcy and shutter hundreds of its stores has resurrected the notion that online retailing is killing brick and mortar...

By Anthony Dukes 7 Oct 2019

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Google Shopping gets a redesign in the United States

In an effort to make online shopping more simple, Google on Thursday revealed a redesigned version of Google Shopping for both web and mobile...

By Shereesa Moodley 4 Oct 2019

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Steve Madden snaps up two U.S. fashion brands

This week, Steve Madden, the U.S. designer and marketer of footwear and fashion accessories, acquired two privately-held fashion brands; namely Greats Brand, Inc. and BB Dakota...

16 Aug 2019

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New York luxury retail icon Barneys files for bankruptcy

Luxury department store chain, Barneys New York, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and secured $75m in emergency financing from affiliates of Hilco Global and the Gordon Brothers Group...

6 Aug 2019

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Record sales on Prime Day 2019

Sales for Amazon's 2019 Prime Day event surpassed those the company recorded for the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. Prime Day, held over two days on 15 and 16 July this year, was the largest shopping event in Amazon history...

24 Jul 2019

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