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SOUTH AFRICA

Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad inspires first hijab-wearing Barbie doll

Toymaker Mattel is celebrating Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad by creating and selling a Barbie doll in her likeness

14 Nov 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

UNITED STATES

Roambee enables digitisation for enterprise supply chain, logistics

IoT smart logistics and asset monitoring company, Roambee, has introduced mobile monitoring technology that combines BLE/Wi-Fi/GSM hotspots and beacons to provide granular visibility for package-level delivery and asset management

25 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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

GLOBAL

Bucking retailer trend, Starbucks shuts online store

Starbucks, bucking a retailer trend focused on beefing up company-owned online stores, has shut its e-commerce site for the United States in an effort to drive more traffic to stores

4 Oct 2017

GLOBAL

Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste

21 Sep 2017

NORTH AMERICA

Amazon's appetite for disruption

Amazon is not wasting time in its acquisition of Whole Foods. Speed of execution, after all, is at the essence of the tech giant's business model

By Sylvain Charlebois 8 Sep 2017

GLOBAL

Lego cuts jobs, overhauls business following drop in revenue

Iconic Danish toymaker Lego is set to shed 1,400 jobs after suffering its worst financial performance in over a decade

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Sep 2017

UNITED STATES

Some essential things you'll need when starting a restaurant

In the United States, owning a restaurant is a proven business model because many people love to eat out

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 Oct 2017

UNITED STATES

Bidding war heats up for $5bn second Amazon HQ

It's the prize of a lifetime - a $5 billion investment creating 50,000 well-paid jobs that everyone wants, but only one US city will get

19 Oct 2017

GLOBAL

Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion

The world's biggest brandy producer Hennessy on Wednesday opened a new plant in southwest France to try to satisfy the seemingly insatiable thirst for its liquor in the US and Asia

19 Oct 2017

UNITED STATES

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

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

UNITED STATES

Walmart adds NY delivery company to e-commerce empire

Walmart Stores announced Tuesday that it acquired New York delivery company Parcel as it girds to compete with Amazon and other supermarkets for home delivery of groceries

4 Oct 2017

GLOBAL

Ikea buys on-demand help startup TaskRabbit

Ikea has announced a deal to acquire on-demand help startup TaskRabbit as the world's largest furniture retailer grabbed a seat in the online sharing economy

29 Sep 2017

GLOBAL

Google weaves touch controls into Levi Strauss jacket

Levi Strauss this week begins selling a denim jacket with touch controls woven into the fabric in the first fashion offering stitched from a collaboration with Google

26 Sep 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

UNITED STATES

NY Fashion Week: designers seek to soothe troubled times

Tory Burch led efforts on day two of New York Fashion Week on Friday to head off troubled times by offering an upbeat collection of bold color and geometric print

11 Sep 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

McDonald's staff stage first ever UK strike

McDonald's workers staged the first ever strike in Britain on Monday in protest at pay and working conditions at the US fast-food giant

5 Sep 2017

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