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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

SOUTH AFRICA

'Weather-sensitive' products: adjusting price and promotions to increase sales

It stands to reason that the weather can affect the sales of certain products. More rainfall generally means that consumers purchase less sunscreen...

By Xavier Rousset, Octavio Escobar and Régis Chenavaz 1 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Hermès bags record sales in 2016

Luxury goods maker Hermes said on Wednesday it booked record sales in 2016, thanks to strong demand in all regions...

9 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Skincare deal gives fresh face to L'Oreal in US

PARIS - French cosmetics giant L'Oreal said Tuesday it had agreed to buy three leading skincare brands from Valeant for $1.3 billion in a move set to give its US offering a facelift...

11 Jan 2017