With strong economic growth, increased affluence and a growing population that is forecast to double by 2050, the continent holds strong potential for luxury brands...
Alain Dos Santos 10 Jan 2020
Local journalist Malu Lambert was named the Montblanc Emerging Wine Writer of the Year Award at the 2019 Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards...
23 Sep 2019
While a growing number of international brands are waking up to the promise of Africa as a valuable market for luxury goods, Montblanc has been growing its presence on the continent for 30 years...
Lauren Hartzenberg 17 May 2019
Montblanc showcased its latest product launches across timepieces, writing instruments, leather goods, and accessories at its recent Black & White week event in Johannesburg. The company's vintage inspired 1858 timepiece collection was previewed as well.
12 Apr 2019
11 Sep 2018
Last week Men's Health hosted the 10th anniversary of Men's Health Menswear Collection fashion show brought to you by Montblanc Legend Night EDP. The exclusive event was held at the eighteenth-century inspired Old Park Station in Newtown Johannesburg.
4 Oct 2017
The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Digital Craft Lions award ceremony on 23 June 2017...
23 Jun 2017
Jewellery sales beat food sales for Taste Holdings during the year to end-February, and profits from its Arthur Kaplan and NWJ jewellery stores managed to mitigate losses...
Robert Laing 30 May 2017
29 Mar 2017
Richemont's share price jumped as much as 7.8% on Friday morning despite reporting halved net profit...
Robert Laing 7 Nov 2016
Taste Holdings has released its interim results to August 2016, which show the South African-based management group has experienced significant gains in its licensed brand strategy, as the Domino's Pizza business settles down and Starbucks Coffee draws consumer interest...
13 Oct 2016
Poet and novelist Fiston Mwanza Mujila was on Saturday, 19 March 2016 announced as the winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature for his first novel, Tram 83...
1 Apr 2016
Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Penny Busetto and Rehana Rossouw have been announced as the three shortlisted authors for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature...
24 Dec 2015
Luxury goods group Richemont announced on Friday that Stanislas de Quercize, CEO of Cartier, has requested that he be allowed to step down from his current position and from the group management committee for personal reasons...
9 Nov 2015
In the past 18 months Taste Holdings had secured the exclusive southern African development agreements for both Starbucks Coffee and Domino's Pizza, which has underpinned its long-term growth opportunities, CEO Carlo Gonzaga said...
13 Oct 2015
The shortlists for the Branded Entertainment and for the Design & Package Design categories at the London International Awards (LIA) have been announced. Winners will be announced on 10 November 2015...
9 Oct 2015
The full Cannes Lions Design shortlist has been released, with 1 SA agency cracking the nod! The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony tomorrow evening...
23 Jun 2015
Luxury goods group Richemont (CFR) on Wednesday, 8 May 2013, revealed changes to its group management committee.
9 May 2013
As the only real estate agency participating in the recent China Luxury Summit held in Shanghai, Pam Golding Properties (PGP), in conjunction with Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects, were able to impress visitors with the diversity of residential and lifestyle properties in South Africa.
12 Mar 2013
A number of South African brands can claim to be intrinsically South African. Lion matches, All Gold tomato sauce, Huletts Sugar, Koo Baked Beans and Ouma Rusks come to mind. However, truly iconic brand status is usually reserved for international brands like Apple, Mercedes and TagHeuer. They're embedded in our culture and our consciousness as true icons.
Simone Rossum 11 Oct 2012
A number of South African brands can claim to be intrinsically South African. Lion matches, All Gold tomato sauce, Huletts Sugar, Koo Baked Beans and Ouma Rusks come to mind. But truly iconic brand status is usually reserved for international brands like Apple, Mercedes and TagHeuer. They're embedded in our culture and our consciousness as true icons.
International retailers setting up shop in SA as a gateway to the rest of the continent are likely to take a measured expansion approach‚ as they gain knowledge and test the local market.
6 Aug 2012
After a successful seven-month pilot period in the Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal markets, City Press lifestyle magazine supplement, i, goes national to readers on Sunday 3 June 2012, tucked in with their Sunday newspaper.
1 Jun 2012
The strong financial performance of several local and global luxury goods companies in recent months has re-enforced the perception that this industry is fairly recession proof, however this is not always the case, according to Daniel Malan, Investment Director at asset management company RE:CM.
Zeenat Moorad 24 Nov 2011
The 2011 Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards, hosted by the Direct Marketing Association of South Africa (DMASA) and presented by the South African Post Office (SAPO), took place last night, Thursday, 17 November 2011, at Emperor's Palace in Johannesburg. The Inkosi award - given to an entry that has excelled above all others across strategy, creativity and return on investment - went to Boomtown Strategic Brand Agency for "Always On".
18 Nov 2011
Richemont opened nine more franchises last year. The world's largest producer of luxury products, with brands such as Cartier, Jaeger LeCoultre and Montblanc, also opened 20 more company-owned retail outlets.
20 Jul 2010
SA's leading performing artists, screen stars and prominent personalities all descended on the Montblanc boutique in Sandton City in celebration of World Literacy Day.
11 Sep 2009
There is no reason why our South African wine industry should have to choose between big players and small boutique winery strategies when advancing on the worldwide wine market. Perhaps as one who has worked within the field of strategic marketing for over 16 years, while maintaining a passion for wine tasting, collecting and more recently wine making, I feel that the road may not be quite as black and white as Business Day's Michael Fridjhon suggested earlier this year.
Greg Castle 5 Dec 2008
Swiss-based luxury goods group Richemont today reported a 10% rise in sales for the six months ended September to €2.8 billion.
14 Nov 2008
Swiss-based luxury goods group Richemont says its sales at actual exchange rates have grown 13% to €1.428 billion for the three months ended June. Sales at constant exchange rates grew 20% in the first quarter.
16 Jul 2008
Luxury goods group has reported an 18% increase in diluted earnings per unit to €2.76 for the year ended March.
23 May 2008
An impressive 1600 delegates from no less than 105 countries descend upon the Mother City later this week for the African continent's inaugural hosting of the World Association of Newspapers Congress and World Editors Forum. This global meeting of the world's press, taking place between Sunday 3 and Wednesday 6 June 2007, has been noted by WAN spokesperson Larry Kilman as the second largest in WAN history after last year's Moscow-hosted congress.
31 May 2007
Delegates to the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) Congress next week will enjoy not only four days of intense discussion at the Cape Town International Convention Centre but a number of special events designed to showcase the diversity and versatility of South Africa.
28 May 2007
28 Nov 2006