SOUTH AFRICA

AB InBev dips toe into cannabis drinks business with $100m joint venture deal

SAB owner Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has entered into a partnership with Canadian cannabis producer Tilray that will see the companies focus on research into the cannabis-infused, non-alcoholic drinks market...

21 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Grocers: Get ready to join the blockchain party

In the wake of this year's large E. coli outbreak, Walmart notified its leafy green suppliers that they must be using blockchain technology to trace their products before the end of 2019...

By Sylvain Charlebois 22 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

How to show consumers the benefits of genetically modified foods

Genetically modified (GM) foods for human consumption have long been a subject of intense public debate, as well as academic research...

By David Di Zhang and Grant Alexander Wilson 8 Aug 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

GLOBAL

Why the e-cigarette industry needs global regulations

The e-cigarette industry has been increasingly viewed as one of the most disruptive changes in the tobacco market, with vapes now commonly perceived as an alternative to traditional tobacco products...

By Tanusree Jain 8 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Enabling innovation: Lessons from Crystal Pepsi

We tend to think that innovation is driven by new discoveries or advances in technology. Yet the problem with new products is often not an engineering challenge, but a psychological one...

By Kyle Murray 28 Dec 2017

GLOBAL

Tailoring the customer experience boosts online sales

Annual online retail or "e-tail" sales now exceed $19 billion in Canada, AUS$21 billion in Australia, US$410 billion in the United States and US$1 trillion in China...

By Michael J. Armstrong and Narongsak (Tek) Thongpapa 31 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

All-you-can-eat food packaging could soon be on the menu

Within a year, single-use plastics and excess packaging have become Public Enemy No. 1...

By Sylvain Charlebois 16 Jan 2019

CANADA

Sears closing stores in Canada

Sears said Tuesday it will seek court approval to liquidate all of its remaining Canadian stores, marking the end of an iconic department store...

12 Oct 2017

GLOBAL

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

Retailer Toys 'R' Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a US court, the company said, amid heavy debt and a tough environment for bricks and mortar stores...

19 Sep 2017

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