• 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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Retail

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.

Retail

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.

Retail

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.

Retail

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.

Retail

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.

Retail

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.

Retail

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.

Retail

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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Retail

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.

Retail

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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