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SOUTH AFRICA

Mobile body-scanning startup wins LVMH Innovation Award
Mobile body-scanning startup wins LVMH Innovation Award

3DLook, a US-based startup specialising in mobile body-scanning technologies for apparel retail and other industries, is the winner of the LVMH Innovation Award...

2 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Footwear giants call tariffs 'catastrophic' in open letter to Trump
Footwear giants call tariffs 'catastrophic' in open letter to Trump

Some of the biggest names in footwear have signed an open letter to President Donald Trump urging him to reconsider the proposed tariffs on shoes made in China...

22 May 2019

GLOBAL

The most valuable global retail brands for 2019
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

GLOBAL

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

GLOBAL

Best in global visual merchandising awarded
Best in global visual merchandising awarded

The winners of the 2019 International VM Awards were announced at the RetailExpo in London...

13 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Nike's new app feature helps customers find the perfect fit
Nike's new app feature helps customers find the perfect fit

Nike has launched a new in-app scanning solution in the US, called Nike Fit, that provides customers with their recommended shoe size in each of the company's footwear products...

10 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

IRL: AI powers Walmart's store of the future
IRL: AI powers Walmart's store of the future

Over the past few months, a Walmart Neighborhood Market in New York has quietly transformed into the company's first Intelligent Retail Lab...

2 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Macy's new creative in-store retail concept, Story
Macy's new creative in-store retail concept, Story

Macy's new Instagram-friendly retail concept shop, Story, has launched in 36 stores across the United States. The narrative-driven space opened with 'Colour' as its inaugural theme...

12 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Beyoncé teams up with Adidas in "partnership of a lifetime"
Beyoncé teams up with Adidas in "partnership of a lifetime"

Beyoncé Knowles has signed a partnership with Adidas, which will see the singer become a creative partner to the company, developing new apparel and footwear across the performance and lifestyle categories...

8 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-inspired clothing in the wake of Leaving Neverland
Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-inspired clothing in the wake of Leaving Neverland

Louis Vuitton is pulling Michael Jackson-inspired items from its autumn/winter 2019 menswear collection, as controversy mounts following the release of the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland...

18 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Barbie at 60: instrument of female oppression or positive influence?
Barbie at 60: instrument of female oppression or positive influence?

Barbie Millicent Roberts, from Wisconsin US, is celebrating her 60th birthday. She is a toy. A doll. Yet she has grown into a phenomenon. An iconic figure, recognised by millions of children and adults worldwide...

By Gemma Witcomb 11 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon's Project Zero lets brands remove fake product listings
Amazon's Project Zero lets brands remove fake product listings

Through a new initiative called Project Zero, Amazon wants to empower brands to help stop the spread of counterfeit products on the marketplace...

5 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Samsung rolls out experiential stores in the U.S.
Samsung rolls out experiential stores in the U.S.

Samsung has opened three physical Experience Stores in major U.S. cities, where customers can to test out products, address repairs and receive one-on-one assistance...

25 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Festival-goers can now shop and ship to Amazon lockers at Coachella
Festival-goers can now shop and ship to Amazon lockers at Coachella

Visitors to the USA's popular Coachella festival in April will now be able to shop festival essentials from Amazon to be delivered to an Amazon locker located inside the event...

14 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Toys 'R' Us reincarnated as Tru Kids
Toys 'R' Us reincarnated as Tru Kids

Less than a year after Toys 'R' Us liquidated its assets and shut the doors to hundreds of toy stores and Babies 'R' Us stores in the U.S., the company has reemerged under a new brand...

13 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Facebook caught skewing the review score of its Portal device on Amazon
Facebook caught skewing the review score of its Portal device on Amazon

Facebook employees have been spotted giving the company's Portal video calling devices five-star ratings on Amazon...

By Shereesa Moodley 22 Jan 2019

GLOBAL

Elevated sensorial experiences drive shoppers back to stores
Elevated sensorial experiences drive shoppers back to stores

According to a new global report by in-store media company Mood Media, sensory experiences drive 9 out of 10 shoppers back to stores...

15 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Prada shelves 'blackface' figurines decried as racist
Prada shelves 'blackface' figurines decried as racist

Luxury fashion label Prada has been lambasted for selling monkey-like figurines with overly large red lips in a style reminiscent of racist caricatures of black people...

19 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Mastercard, Next Retail Concepts present an immersive way to shop online
Mastercard, Next Retail Concepts present an immersive way to shop online

A new e-commerce experience from Mastercard and Next Retail Concepts lets shoppers browse and buy just like they are in a physical store - across any browser...

7 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

How Sears helped make women, immigrants and people of colour feel more like Americans
How Sears helped make women, immigrants and people of colour feel more like Americans

Sears did more than pioneer the mail-order catalogue over a century ago. It helped make America a more inclusive place at a time when Jim Crow was rampant...

By Einav Rabinovitch-Fox 3 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Diageo sells 19 non-core brands, including Seagram's and Goldschläger
Diageo sells 19 non-core brands, including Seagram's and Goldschläger

Alcoholic beverages giant Diageo is selling 19 of its non-priority brands, positioned in the lower-end segment of the US drinks market, to US firm Sazerac for $550m...

13 Nov 2018

UNITED STATES

Vote with Your Tote project. Image supplied.
NYC artists design totes highlighting the importance of reducing plastic waste

NYC bodega owners and artists have launched a project to design totes highlighting the importance of reducing plastic waste and to send a message to the governor that New York needs a bag fee - not just a bag ban...

2 May 2018

AUSTRALIA

Location and voice technology are the future of retail
Location and voice technology are the future of retail

Retailers, struggling to connect with their customers, have been trialling new technologies to blend in-store and digital experiences...

By Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer 11 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#SeamlessAfrica: Store 4.0 is an attitude, not a technology
#SeamlessAfrica: Store 4.0 is an attitude, not a technology

E-commerce may be where the retail industry is seeing growth, but the physical store is not dead. In fact, it may be more important than ever...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Aleksandra Gosiewski
#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biology

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology graduate and biomaterials research company AlgiKnit co-founder and COO Aleksandra Gosiewski gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba on Wednesday on why they, at AlgiKnit, believe that biology is the future of fashion and their revolutionary work in their search for a sustainable product...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2018

GLOBAL

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Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one...

By Megan Bowman 19 Jan 2018

GLOBAL

Tailoring the customer experience boosts online sales
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

UNITED STATES

Report reveals customer aftermarket is afterthought for manufacturers
Report reveals customer aftermarket is afterthought for manufacturers

A new report reveals discrepancies in how manufacturers and retailers view and approach post-purchase revenue, profit and relationship-building opportunities in the aftermarket service sector...

12 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Dove blunder highlights the need for ethical transformation
Dove blunder highlights the need for ethical transformation

The recent social media storm over Dove's latest advertising campaign bears testimony to the increasing power of social media platforms and how brands are being held accountable for their every move...

By Madelain Roscher 11 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Dove apologises for 'racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept
Dove apologises for 'racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept

NEWSWATCH: Dove comes out unclean after apologising for its latest advertising campaign that depicted a black woman turning white after using its shower cream...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Oct 2017

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