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Consumer markets under pressure in 2020
Consumer markets under pressure in 2020Article

As Covid-19 shifts the global economic outlook into deep recession, reflecting the impact of social distancing measures on economic activity, no industry remains untouched...

Camilla Butler 5 Jun 2020

#Level3Lockdown: Uncertainty, risks remain for retailers and retail property owners
#Level3Lockdown: Uncertainty, risks remain for retailers and retail property ownersArticle

As South Africa gradually heads towards Level 3 lockdown as from 1 June, the opening of most retail means that retailers and retail property owners will begin to look forward to a more normal business life...

John Loos 26 May 2020

How the Covid-19 crisis could remodel the luxury industry
How the Covid-19 crisis could remodel the luxury industryArticle

The Covid-19 crisis has hit the luxury and fashion industry hard. According to a study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, sales in these two sectors could drop by 25% to 30%...

Isabelle Chaboud 20 May 2020

#LockdownAdvice: A framework for hard decisions
#LockdownAdvice: A framework for hard decisionsArticle

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory and entrepreneurs need to be making the right decisions...

Allon Raiz 18 May 2020

Many employers shifting economic burden of Covid-19 crisis onto workers - report
Many employers shifting economic burden of Covid-19 crisis onto workers - reportArticle

Of the companies that have ceased operations, only a few have applied to the C19 TERS fund...

9 Apr 2020

Navigating growth in a Covid-19 world: Understanding shifts and preparing for growth in uncertain times
Navigating growth in a Covid-19 world: Understanding shifts and preparing for growth in uncertain timesArticle

At Kantar, we've identified six key shifts to shape the response of brands and businesses during the Covid-19 crisis.

Lynne Gordon, Issued by Kantar 3 Apr 2020

Coronavirus-led changes in consumer behaviour
Coronavirus-led changes in consumer behaviourArticle

With the national lockdown looming, many South Africans have resorted to stockpiling essential supplies. This panic-driven behaviour is aligned with global consumer behaviour trends...

25 Mar 2020

Taste liquidates Domino's Pizza business in South Africa
Taste liquidates Domino's Pizza business in South AfricaArticle

Taste Holdings has announced that it will voluntarily liquidate Domino's Pizza, following its failure to find a buyer for the pizza chain...

16 Mar 2020

LVMH makes free sanitiser for French hospitals during Covid-19 outbreak
LVMH makes free sanitiser for French hospitals during Covid-19 outbreakArticle

LVMH will begin producing hand disinfectant gel at three factories belonging to its perfume and cosmetics unit, for distribution to French hospitals...

16 Mar 2020

Patricia Williams, tax partner at Bowmans and Saica Income Tax Act committee member
#BizFinFocus: More taxes needed, but there's little wiggle roomArticle

The minister of finance, National Treasury and the South African Revenue Services (Sars) are facing a challenging tax revenue environment...

Patricia Williams 10 Feb 2020

Trump and Macron agreed to a detente in their trade spat.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
France-US skirmish over Amazon digital tax shows why the century-old international tax system is brokenArticle

France and the US have managed to avoid turning their recent trade skirmish into a war - for now...

Ruth Mason 10 Feb 2020

Kenzo Takada unveils new luxury home and lifestyle brand
Kenzo Takada unveils new luxury home and lifestyle brandArticle

Japanese designer and founder of French luxury fashion house Kenzo, Kenzo Takada, recently introduced the world to his new luxury home and lifestyle brand, K三...

23 Jan 2020

The pitfalls of eco-efficiency
The pitfalls of eco-efficiencyArticle

The saying "the road to hell is paved with good intentions" can be applied to many situations, and among them are companies' efforts to preserve natural resources...

Régis Chenavaz 16 Jan 2020

#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

#BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the bold
#BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the boldArticle

The unique SA retail environment presents new and established retailers with a good opportunity for success. Let's take a closer look.

Nomzamo Radebe 9 Jan 2020

LVMH to acquire Tiffany & Co. for $16.3bn
LVMH to acquire Tiffany & Co. for $16.3bnArticle

LVMH has reached an agreement to purchase luxury jeweller Tiffany & Co. for approximately $16.2 billion, making this LVMH's most expensive luxury acquisition...

25 Nov 2019

6 pharmacy retail trends to watch in 2020
6 pharmacy retail trends to watch in 2020Article

Global pharmaceutical sales are predicted to reach $1567.80 billion by 2023...

Eben Esterhuizen 18 Nov 2019

Golfers and luxury brands: a match made on the golf course
Golfers and luxury brands: a match made on the golf courseArticle

Understanding what golfers want is the best way for brands to reach this highly desirable target market. Golf Ads Director Johan Scholtz reveals who plays golf in South Africa today, and how best to engage with these high-income individuals...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 11 Nov 2019

Amanda Alves, head of digital at Publicis Machine. Image supplied.
Why human creativity is still needed to navigate radical innovationArticle

Publicis Machine's Amanda Alves elaborates on why human creativity and innovation are still needed to navigate 4IR. She also lets us in on which skills will be most at risk of commoditisation, as AI and machine learning enter the workplace...

Juanita Pienaar 4 Nov 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
The significant shift from aspirational to inspirational brandsArticle

The Top Million research report into South Africa's top million households in 2019 - with a combined buying power of R700 billion - looks at what drives this 'Upper Middle Class'; what they are spending on; where they have cut back; and how marketers can reach this group...?

Louise Marsland 13 Sep 2019

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Winning brands in SA's pre-owned luxury fashion segmentArticle

Luxity, a South African retailer of pre-owned luxury goods, has seen increased web traffic for items in the luxury second-hand market, hinting at growing public interest in the segment...

16 Aug 2019

Luxury fashion brands are making a splash in the art world
Luxury fashion brands are making a splash in the art worldArticle

Louis Vuitton reopened its refurbished flagship store in Florence in March 2019 to great fanfare from the fashion industry. The brand made great play of the fact that the store is replete with artworks...

Alessia Grassi 23 Jul 2019

'Made in Van Phuc': How place identity can help artisans survive in a globalised world
'Made in Van Phuc': How place identity can help artisans survive in a globalised worldArticle

The identity of luxury goods firms is often anchored in the creativity and skill of the artisans behind the objects. A case in point is Hermès, where workers spend years learning to work with precious materials such as leather and silk...

Hung M. Nguyen and Marcos Barros 15 Jul 2019

How digitalisation is changing the job market - Is South Africa prepared?
How digitalisation is changing the job market - Is South Africa prepared?Article

As the digital era advances, changes in the job market are inevitable. In retail for example, as more companies go online to trade there are fewer physical retail outlets and therefore, a dwindling requirement for human beings to man physical stores...

Desere Orrill, Issued by Ole!Connect 12 Jul 2019

The six #CannesLions2019 Reach Lions Grand Prix winners...
#CannesLions2019: Reach Lions winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on Wednesday, 19 June, with the 2019 Creative Data, Creative Strategy, Direct, Media, PR and Social & Influencer winners announced during the Reach award ceremony...

19 Jun 2019

Cannes Lions Grands Prix awards.
#CannesLions2019: All the Grand Prix winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity came to an end on 21 June 2019, rounding out a full week of award shows that celebrated creativity across various categories. Here's a quick overview of the week's biggest winners...

18 Jun 2019

How social media has become a breeding ground for counterfeit sales
How social media has become a breeding ground for counterfeit salesArticle

As much as people love social media, there is a dark side to it too - one involving counterfeit goods and billions of Rands of lost revenue for companies and governments the world over...

7 Jun 2019

Overall Winner at the Financial Mail Top Analyst Awards 2019 - Standard Bank SBG Securities.
Financial Mail announces winners of Top Analyst Awards 2019Article

The Financial Mail announced the winners of its annual Top Analyst Awards at an event held in Johannesburg...

29 May 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

The profane and the sacred: why luxury firms rushed to support Notre-Dame
The profane and the sacred: why luxury firms rushed to support Notre-DameArticle

The April 2019 fire at the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral came as an immense shock to the people of France, as well as throughout Europe...

Jean-Noël Kapferer 9 May 2019

Small e-commerce companies ideally positioned to weather the slowdown
Small e-commerce companies ideally positioned to weather the slowdownArticle

As South Africa continues its longest downward cycle in many decades, local business owners are actively looking for ways to shore up...

Brendon Williamson 25 Apr 2019

Retailers must leverage online and offline tactics to succeed
Retailers must leverage online and offline tactics to succeedArticle

Now that we're in the ninth year of what's dramatically been dubbed 'the retail apocalypse', local retailers have felt the pinch...

Michael Zahariev 18 Apr 2019

To sell luxury, should it still be called luxury?
To sell luxury, should it still be called luxury?Article

It is no coincidence that one of the favoured gathering spots of France's "gilets jaunes" protesters is the Champs-Élysées - after all, it's where the icons of globalised luxury are on display...

Jean-Noël Kapferer and Anne Michaut 27 Feb 2019

Magical living in Midstream Estate
Magical living in Midstream EstateArticle

Living in a secure estate is the dream for almost every family. Midstream Estate, however, offers so much more than just idyllic living...

Cath Jenkin, Issued by Private Property South Africa 11 Feb 2019

#ATFexpo2018: Buy less, spend more - the case for luxury fashion
#ATFexpo2018: Buy less, spend more - the case for luxury fashionArticle

With a quick-throwaway culture defining the fast fashion era, investing in quality, handcrafted goods that are designed to last is one way consumers can shop more sustainably...

Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Nov 2018

SA pre-owned luxury retailer extends service across southern Africa
SA pre-owned luxury retailer extends service across southern AfricaArticle

South African pre-owned luxury retailer, Luxity, will be extending its offering across the southern African region, into Namibia, Zambia, Angola and Botswana...

30 Oct 2018

Richemont and Alibaba team up for luxury e-commerce venture
Richemont and Alibaba team up for luxury e-commerce ventureArticle

Richemont, owned by SA billionaire Johann Rupert, has announced a global strategic partnership with Alibaba Group which will see the launch of a luxury goods platform for the Chinese market...

29 Oct 2018

Accessories brand Research Unit triumphs at Exporter of the Year awards
Accessories brand Research Unit triumphs at Exporter of the Year awardsArticle

Research Unit, a firm which manufactures designer handbags, and All Women Recycling, which makes gifts and gadgets from used plastic, were the big winners at the Exporter of the Year competition...

Janine Myburgh 19 Oct 2018

Transit Ads awarded rights to Johannesburg's Rea Vaya
Transit Ads awarded rights to Johannesburg's Rea VayaArticle

Transit Ads, one of South Africa's largest transit media companies, has been awarded the exclusive advertising rights to the Rea Vaya Rapid Transit System (BRT) 1B in Johannesburg, along specific routes...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 16 Oct 2018

Chanel buys British swimwear brand Orlebar Brown
Chanel buys British swimwear brand Orlebar BrownArticle

French luxury house Chanel has acquired British tailored swimwear brand Orlebar Brown for an undisclosed sum...

Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Oct 2018

Michael Kors grows luxury portfolio with $2bn Versace acquisition
Michael Kors grows luxury portfolio with $2bn Versace acquisitionArticle

One year after buying Jimmy Choo, US fashion company Michael Kors is acquiring Italian luxury goods house Versace for $2.1 billion...

Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Sep 2018

Dior and Primedia Outdoor spread JOY in Cape Town and Johannesburg
Dior and Primedia Outdoor spread JOY in Cape Town and JohannesburgArticle

Primedia Outdoor continues to boost its mall portfolio as the premium outdoor media provider collaborates with Dior on a month-campaign for the launch of its new perfume, JOY...

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 20 Sep 2018

Richemont has a new CEOPerson

11 Sep 2018

Baselworld CEO quits following Swatch exit from trade fair
Baselworld CEO quits following Swatch exit from trade fairArticle

Baselworld's chief executive René Kamm has announced his resignation, just days after Swiss watchmaker The Swatch Group announced it was pulling out of the annual watch and jewellery trade fair...

6 Aug 2018

Instagram, the natural showcase for fashion and luxury
Instagram, the natural showcase for fashion and luxuryArticle

In a difficult economic context, the fashion industry, and even the long-reluctant luxury goods sector, have turned towards digital technology...

Valérie Moatti and Céline Abecassis-Moedas 6 Aug 2018

MVRDV reinvents façade for Bulgari's Kuala Lumpur flagship store
MVRDV reinvents façade for Bulgari's Kuala Lumpur flagship storeArticle

Dutch firm MVRDV has completed a new flagship store for the global luxury brand Bulgari in Kuala Lumpur...

15 Jun 2018

Andrew Human at the most recent Loeries.
#AfricaMonth: "It's time to celebrate cultural nuances in creativity" - Andrew HumanArticle

Loeries CEO Andrew Human on the way regional cultural nuances and differences affect creativity...

Leigh Andrews 31 May 2018

New technologies are invading fashion boutiques. Credit: Pinsetti/Pixabay
Digital by design: how technology is breathing new life into the fashion businessArticle

Marketplaces, online platforms, customised offerings, virtual fitting rooms and other innovations are all examples of the "phygital" transformation of fashion retail...

Céline Abecassis-Moedas and Valérie Moatti 25 Apr 2018

Luxury German watch brand A. Lange & Söhne now available in SA
Luxury German watch brand A. Lange & Söhne now available in SAArticle

Handcrafted timepieces from German watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne are now available locally from Johannesburg luxury retailer, The Vault...

13 Apr 2018

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