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Big retailers need to step up to the plate

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Lockdown hampers Edcon business rescue – analysts

Independent retail analyst Syd Vianello says going under business rescue does not mean Edcon will be saved, “it simply gives business rescue practitioners a chance to work out how they can save the company”

Amazon dethrones Google as top global brand —survey

The brand value of Amazon surged by 52% to $315-billion, global market research agency Kantar said in its 2019 100 Top BrandZ report

The human cost of fast fashion

Oxfam report reveals 100% of workers surveyed at Bangladeshi factories which make clothes for H&M and Cotton On are unable to make ends meet.

Small enterprises are embracing a new inclusive business model

Working with small business is good for big business, the economy and job creation.

Buddies lick wounds after property war

An eight-year war between two former friends reveals the machinations of business in a small town.

Pick n Pay shares fall as it continues to lose customers

The retailer's results show the it is not moving in the right direction quickly enough.

JD reports loss and halts dividend as credit sales fall

The furniture retailer's balance sheet was burdened by climbing bad loans and restructuring within the group.

Spar profit growth slows amid spending downturns

Financial pressure on consumers and tough competition has seen the retailer's food sales suffer in the first half of 2014.

SA cottons on to fast fashion

Retailers wanting to cash in on trends quickly have thrown local clothing makers a lifeline.

Delinquency scars credit retailers

Add the big rise in unsecured lending to low economic growth and the problem is clear.

Edcon loss widens as changes disrupt clothes sales

The clothing retailer posted a wider annual loss as changes in stores disrupted sales, but it expects trading results to improve from September.

Retailers to feel the pinch in 2013

As consumers tighten their purse strings, retailers are sticking to their game plans, writes Nicola Mawson.

Don’t fall for retailers’ tricks

It's great to celebrate the festive season -- but don't end up out of pocket.

A till-ringing Christmas after all

Retailers can expect a good festive season as consumers plan to spend on furniture, appliances and electronic goods.

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