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#BizTrends2020: Bright future for luxury brands in Africa
#BizTrends2020: Bright future for luxury brands in AfricaArticle

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

SA's Malu Lambert wins at Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards
SA's Malu Lambert wins at Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' AwardsArticle

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

#AfricaMonth: Alain Dos Santos on growing Montblanc's luxury legacy in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Alain Dos Santos on growing Montblanc's luxury legacy in AfricaArticle

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 previews latest products at Black & White Week
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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

Richemont has a new CEOPerson

11 Sep 2018

How 'brand you' came to be
How 'brand you' came to beArticle

Dale Carnegie's line from his bestseller book 'How to Win Friends and Influence People' rings especially true in the retail sector...

Gary Mortimer 22 Feb 2018

Men's Health Menswear Collection 2017
Men's Health Menswear Collection 2017Gallery

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 Grand-Prix winning 'Real-Time Virtual Reality Experience' for Björk’s NotGet
#CannesLions2017: Digital Craft Lions winners!Article

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 as Taste Holdings' loss widens
Jewellery sales beat food sales as Taste Holdings' loss widensArticle

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

Van Cleef & Arpels forms part of the Richemont brand stable. ©Ken Wolter via
Why Richemont's sales fell 4%Article

Richemont, the luxury goods conglomerate controlled by the Rupert family, hiked its dividend for the year to March despite a crimping in operating margins...

Marc Hasenfuss 16 May 2017

A pedestrian walks past a Cartier store, operated by Richemont, as it stands illuminated at night in Shanghai, China. Picture:
Richemont sales growth returnsArticle

Luxury goods company issues upbeat trading update on first sales spike since August 2015 period as global jewellery demand rises...

Colleen Goko 16 Jan 2017

A man looks at a Montblanc watch, part of Switzerland-based luxury goods holding company Richemont.
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Richemont benefits from Christmas spendingArticle

Luxury goods group says women's fashion brand Chloé, fountain pen and watchmaker Montblanc and men's clothing brand Peter Millar performed well...

Robert Laing 12 Jan 2017

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Investors appear unfazed by Richemont's dismal profitArticle

Richemont's share price jumped as much as 7.8% on Friday morning despite reporting halved net profit...

Robert Laing 7 Nov 2016

The recently opened Starbucks Menlyn Maine store in Pretoria also serves the Starbucks Reserve brand, meaning South Africa is among the less than 2% of Starbucks stores globally offering the micro-lot and exclusive coffees specifically roasted in Seattle.
Taste Holdings sees significant gains in licensed brand strategyArticle

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

Fiston Mwanza Mujila announced winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature
Fiston Mwanza Mujila announced winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for LiteratureArticle

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

Etisalat announces Prize for Literature 2015 shortlist
Etisalat announces Prize for Literature 2015 shortlistArticle

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

Cartier CEO to step down
Cartier CEO to step downArticle

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

Carlo Gonzaga, CEO Taste Holdings, doing what he enjoys most, being hands on and serving a customer at a Starbucks store in London.
Taste Holdings acquisitions underpin its long-term growth opportunitiesArticle

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

2015 Branded Entertainment and Design & Package Design Shortlist at LIA - SA has two entries
2015 Branded Entertainment and Design & Package Design Shortlist at LIA - SA has two entriesArticle

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
The full Cannes Lions Design shortlistArticle

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

Richemont makes changes to management committeeArticle

Luxury goods group Richemont (CFR) on Wednesday, 8 May 2013, revealed changes to its group management committee.

9 May 2013

Shanghai luxury show impresses with SA property offeringsArticle

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

Simone Rossum
What makes a South African brand iconic?Article

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

What makes a South African brand iconic?
What makes a South African brand iconic?Article

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.

Simone Rossum, Issued by Joe Public United 9 Oct 2012

Global retailers take measured approach to Africa
Global retailers take measured approach to AfricaArticle

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

City Press lifestyle magazine goes national this Sunday
City Press lifestyle magazine goes national this SundayArticle

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

RE:CM warns of luxury goods stock bubbleArticle

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

All the 2011 Assegai Awards winners
All the 2011 Assegai Awards winnersArticle

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

Franchise proves winning formulaArticle

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

Montblanc & UNICEF Signature for Good charity gala
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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

Downturn hits high-end luxury goods sectorArticle

The luxury goods sector in SA is starting to feel the pinch of the global recession as heavily indebted consumers seem to have stopped conspicuous spending.

Nicola Mawson 21 May 2009

SA wine industry needs collaborative strategic marketing
SA wine industry needs collaborative strategic marketingArticle

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

Richemont six-month sales up 10%Article

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

Richemont first quarter sales up 13%Article

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

Richemont total dividend up 20%Article

Luxury goods group has reported an 18% increase in diluted earnings per unit to €2.76 for the year ended March.

23 May 2008

World press descend upon Cape TownArticle

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

Newspaper congress to enjoy SA hospitalityArticle

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

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