• Rating agencies and SA

    Warts and all, rating agencies kept SA on the straight and narrow, says Daniel Silke.

  • Crisis management fail

    Ford SA lost the plot right after the tragic death of a Kuga owner in 2015, says Solly Moeng.

  • Stop the roads carnage

    SA needs visible law enforcement to reduce our ghastly road death toll, says Mandi Smallhorne.

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Black Friday provides boost for SA retail sales

Jan 18 2017 19:03

Retail sales in November increased by 3.8%, mostly because of Black Friday. However this boost may be short-lived in the coming months.


Burberry gives fresh boost for luxury sales

Jan 18 2017 15:26

Burberry has reported estimate-beating revenue as Asia Pacific returned to growth, the second positive sign in a week for Europe’s struggling luxury-goods industry.


Investors unimpressed as Mr Price shows Christmas sales drop

Jan 17 2017 11:47

Investors have reacted negatively to news that retailer Mr Price recorded a 0.5% fall in total sales to R6.1bn in its third quarter to December 31.


Challenging holiday environment for Truworths

Jan 16 2017 18:32

Truworths has had a challenging environment during the 26-week period ended 25 December 2016, due to the tough economic environment and high product inflation.


Foschini Group holiday trade 'above expectation'

Jan 16 2017 14:51

The Foschini Group has announced that holiday trading has been above expectation and international sales perform in line with management's expectation.


Massmart announces 7.7% sales growth

Jan 16 2017 12:19

Massmart Holdings says total sales for the 52 weeks to December 25 2016 increased to R91.2bn, representing a growth of 7.7% over the prior year 52-week period.


Richemont reports Christmas boost on watch rebound

Jan 12 2017 10:13

Richemont has reported an unexpected gain in Christmas-season revenue, boosted by demand for luxury jewellery and a rebound in watch sales at its own stores.


The sad state of the luxury handbag industry

Jan 11 2017 08:22

Handbag makers are battling waning demand and markdowns at stores, and that has diverted their attention from what could make them successful in the long run: creativity.

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The future of retail: Robots to replace people?

Jan 09 2017 19:56

The future of retail will see less physical stores, as well as implications for employment and the environment, research by the World Economic Forum suggests.


McDonald’s sells China stake for $1.7bn

Jan 09 2017 17:33

McDonald’s has agreed to sell a controlling stake in its China and Hong Kong operations to a group of investors for about $1.7bn.

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