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Instagram's @shop a curated showcase of shoppable products
Instagram's @shop a curated showcase of shoppable products

Instagram has launched a @shop account, essentially a curation of posts from online merchants that sell products through the image-sharing app.

14 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Grassroots trading to luxury leather leader: The journey of Jekyll and Hide
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

CANADA

Shrinkflation: When less is not more at the grocery store
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

UNITED KINGDOM

Why the High Street should better harness digital technology - inside its shops
Why the High Street should better harness digital technology - inside its shops

It has become almost fashionable to predict doom and gloom for high street clothes shops. And the outlook can indeed seem bleak...

By Anthony Kent 18 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

With its purchase of Whole Foods, is Amazon's goal to revolutionise food distribution?
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
'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

Black Friday gets claws into SA's net shoppers
Black Friday gets claws into SA's net shoppers

No country embraces Black Friday more than South Africa, if international discounts website picodi.com's statistics are anything to go by...

By Wendy Knowler 24 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Marks and Spencer slows food expansion plans

LONDON - Marks and Spencer, the British clothing-to-food retailer, announced on Wednesday a sharp rise in net profits on higher sales but plans to slow expansion of its number of standalone food stores...

9 Nov 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

UK retail figures spike, skewed by Easter: survey
UK retail figures spike, skewed by Easter: survey

British retail sales grew sharply in April, official data showed Tuesday, but analysts put the strong figures down to the late timing of the Easter holiday...

11 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Total group sales jumped 6.5 percent during Tesco's third quarter to the end of November 2016 compared with a year earlier ()
Tesco hails rising sales over Christmas period

LONDON - Supermarket chain Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, announced Thursday rising sales during the festive period, which followed a strong third quarter despite uncertainty over Brexit...

12 Jan 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

Burberry sees return to sales growth in China
Burberry sees return to sales growth in China

LONDON - Luxury fashion group Burberry on Thursday announced a return to retail sales growth in China despite an economic slowdown, boosting overall results in its third quarter...

15 Jan 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

Tesco says Q3 sales dip, but improve over Christmas
Tesco says Q3 sales dip, but improve over Christmas

LONDON - Troubled British supermarket giant Tesco posted sliding quarterly sales on Thursday as the nation's biggest retailer faced fierce competition but put in a solid performance over Christmas...

15 Jan 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

M&S posts falling net profit, clothing sales
M&S posts falling net profit, clothing sales

LONDON - British retailer Marks and Spencer, regarded as a barometer of UK consumer demand, posted sliding net profit on Wednesday on tumbling clothing sales and a poor international performance...

5 Nov 2015