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    Covid-19 is giving us a new appreciation for physical shops

    The outlook for high street stores seems gloomy. Social distancing measures and lockdowns have driven people to shop online, leading to shop closures and a boom for online retailers...

    By Cathrine Jansson-Boyd 3 days ago

    6 tips to improve retail loyalty and decrease competition

    In the age of digital transformation, it is critical to guide your target audience through the customer journey from interest to purchase...

    By Ndagi Job Goshi 3 days ago

    Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants

    Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

    30 Apr 2021

    The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiative

    The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

    28 Apr 2021

    Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textiles

    The topic of sustainable textile development will be discussed by a panel at the upcoming Zone 22 Rotary Africa Centennial International Conference...

    14 Apr 2021

    Target to spend more than $2bn with Black-owned businesses by 2025

    Target will add products from more than 500 Black-owned businesses across its multi-category assortment and increase its spend with more Black-owned companies...

    8 Apr 2021

    SA's Lukhanyo Mdingi nabs spot on 2021 LVMH Prize shortlist

    Lukhanyo Mdingi is among the 20 designers from around the globe selected as semi-finalists for the 2021 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers...

    1 Apr 2021

    E-commerce to account for half of global retail growth by 2025

    By 2025, e-commerce will expand by an additional $1.4tn, and account for half the growth in the global retail sector...

    25 Mar 2021

    How online markets are helping local stores survive Covid-19

    Thanks to platforms that link online consumption to local interests, the desire to buy local, a trend fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic, is giving rise to a new phenomenon known as digital localism...

    By Myriam Ertz, Damien Hallegatte, Imen Latrous and Julien Bousquet 19 Mar 2021

    How Bezos and Amazon changed the world

    Amazon announced Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO almost 27 years after he founded the company to sell books to customers over dial-up modems...

    By Venkatesh Shankar 4 Feb 2021

    Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO

    Jeff Bezos is stepping down from his role as Amazon CEO, and will transition to the role of executive chair in the third quarter...

    3 Feb 2021

    2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce

    Digital sales grew around 58% during the five days leading up to Christmas, despite earlier shipping cutoffs...

    13 Jan 2021

    #BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021

    Despite the dissemination of vaccines in the months ahead, a larger portion of consumer spending will be impacted by recessionary conditions...

    By Ailsa Wingfield 11 Jan 2021

    African entrepreneurs called to enter sustainable fashion competition

    The African Development Bank's Fashionomics Africa initiative has launched an online competition to support designers of sustainable and circular fashion...

    15 Dec 2020

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