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Insights into the global avocado market

Insights into the global avocado market

19/10/2018 - 08:02
According to the report “World - Avocado - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights”, recently published by IndexBox, the global avocado consumption amounted to 6.3M tonnes, surging by 8% against the previous year.  read more
US retail giant Walmart bets its online sales will expand

US retail giant Walmart bets its online sales will expand

18/10/2018 - 10:42
Walmart expects some of its fastest sales growth this decade as it draws in more digital customers in its turf war against Amazon.com. read more
Walmart Canada invests $175m to modernise Canadian stores

Walmart Canada invests $175m to modernise Canadian stores

16/10/2018 - 10:05
Walmart Canada will invest $175 million to renovate and refurbish 23 stores across Canada, as the retailer seeks to improve the integration between its e-commerce business and its physical stores. read more
Versace acquisition: Michael Kors needed to boost its credibility to make it in the luxury market

Versace acquisition: Michael Kors needed to boost its credibility to make it in the luxury market

15/10/2018 - 14:31

By acquiring the prestigious Italian fashion house, Versace, American group Michael Kors enters the luxury world, despite a lack of experience in the sector. It’s a risky move, but one that makes financial sense.

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Mondelēz aims to make all of its packaging recyclable by 2025

Mondelēz aims to make all of its packaging recyclable by 2025

11/10/2018 - 08:14
Mondelēz International has announced that it will make all of its packaging recyclable by 2025, as the company aims to reduce waste levels and create a circular economy for packaging. read more
Carrefour adopts blockchain ledger technology to monitor food sources

Carrefour adopts blockchain ledger technology to monitor food sources

10/10/2018 - 16:44
Europe’s largest retailer Carrefour has adopted blockchain ledger technology to track and trace chicken, eggs and tomatoes as they travel from farms to shops, and will deploy it across all of its fresh product lines in coming years. read more
H&M on the mend after outcry over racist advert

H&M on the mend after outcry over racist advert

09/10/2018 - 14:23
The Human Rights Commission says the retailer co-hosted a workshop with the Anti-Racism Network of SA to develop a deeper understanding of the offence the garment provoked. read more
Russia's love affair with chocolate lifts global demand for cocoa

Russia's love affair with chocolate lifts global demand for cocoa

05/10/2018 - 15:43
Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut says Russia has long been the number two chocolate market after the US, and demand started to pick up in 2017 after the rouble stabilised. read more
Key insights into the global walnut market

Key insights into the global walnut market

05/10/2018 - 14:17
According to the report "World - Walnuts - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights", recently published by IndexBox, in 2017, the volume of the global shelled walnut consumption stood at approx. 2.2M tonnes.  read more
Nestlé Indonesia reduces Milo sugar content by 25%

Nestlé Indonesia reduces Milo sugar content by 25%

05/10/2018 - 10:48
Nestlé Indonesia has reformulated it's Milo malt chocolate beverage and reduced its sugar content by 25%. read more
Barnes & Noble soars as going private could mean faster changes

Barnes & Noble soars as going private could mean faster changes

05/10/2018 - 08:19
Barnes & Noble, facing management upheaval and shrinking revenue, buoyed shareholders’ spirits with news it’s weighing acquisition interest from several parties, including chairperson Len Riggio.  read more
Insights into the global soybean market

Insights into the global soybean market

03/10/2018 - 14:18
According to the report "World - Soya Beans - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights", recently published by IndexBox, the global soybean production stood at 352M tonnes in 2017, increasing by 5% against the previous year figure. read more
Toys 'R' Us lenders cancel auction, plan to revive brand

Toys 'R' Us lenders cancel auction, plan to revive brand

03/10/2018 - 11:43
The top lenders of Toys ‘R’ Us have decided to cancel the bankruptcy auction of its brand name and other intellectual property assets and instead plan to revive the Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us brand names, a court filing showed. read more
Sainsbury’s takes on established beauty retailers

Sainsbury’s takes on established beauty retailers

02/10/2018 - 13:39
Sainsbury’s is taking on department stores and the likes Boots and Superdrug by expanding the beauty offering in stores and using specialist assistants in the aisles. read more
Sugar content in UK yoghurts “well above” recommended levels

Sugar content in UK yoghurts “well above” recommended levels

02/10/2018 - 08:33
The sugar content of the majority of yoghurts sold in the UK is “well above” recommended sugar levels, according to research conducted by online journal BMJ Open. read more
Coca-Cola’s new vending machine lets consumers recycle packaging

Coca-Cola’s new vending machine lets consumers recycle packaging

01/10/2018 - 11:41
The Coca-Cola Company has showcased a new vending machine in China which features facial recognition and allows consumers to return used packaging. read more
Tesco trials reverse vending machines

Tesco trials reverse vending machines

01/10/2018 - 08:47
Tesco has launched a reverse vending machine trial as part of its efforts to reduce plastic waste and encourage recycling. read more
 L'Oreal China sees opportunity in makeovers for millions of men

L'Oreal China sees opportunity in makeovers for millions of men

28/09/2018 - 13:53
L’Oreal SA is setting itself up to capitalise on the forgotten half of China’s cosmetics market: men. read more
Out of fashion? H&M tests new store to get back in vogue

Out of fashion? H&M tests new store to get back in vogue

26/09/2018 - 09:26
Step into one of the more than 4 300 H&M budget fashion stores around the world and you often know what to expect: clothes racks crammed with tops, trousers and skirts in a spartan and sometimes cluttered environment. read more
Richemont finds a new online paradigm

Richemont finds a new online paradigm

21/09/2018 - 08:57
Rupert family-controlled luxury goods conglomerate Richemont remains one of the default options for investors rattled by a ravaged rand, despite a rather demanding market rating. read more
Tesco unveils new discount chain Jack’s

Tesco unveils new discount chain Jack’s

20/09/2018 - 14:08
British supermarket group Tesco has thrown down the gauntlet to German discounters Aldi and Lidl by launching what it says will be the cheapest store in town – Jack’s. read more
Instagram introduces shopping tab to Explore page

Instagram introduces shopping tab to Explore page

19/09/2018 - 11:09
Instagram has continued to develop its commerce offering as it adds a shopping tab to its Explore page, ahead of the launch of its standalone shopping app. read more
Insights into the global oats market

Insights into the global oats market

18/09/2018 - 15:06
According to the report "World: Oats - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025", recently published by IndexBox, the production of oats reached 23M tonnes in 2017, fluctuating mildly over the period under review.  read more
Coca-Cola to develop cannabis infused drinks

Coca-Cola to develop cannabis infused drinks

18/09/2018 - 10:41
Coca-Cola says it’s monitoring the nascent industry and is interested in CBD – the non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana – for beverages as soda consumption slows. read more
China’s Alibaba in joint venture with Russia’s Mail.ru internet group

China’s Alibaba in joint venture with Russia’s Mail.ru internet group

14/09/2018 - 10:00
Alibaba Group is setting up a $2bn joint venture with billionaire Alisher Usmanov’s internet services firm Mail.ru Group to strengthen the Chinese company’s foothold in Russian e-commerce. read more
Asos launches new Gen Z targeted brand Collusion

Asos launches new Gen Z targeted brand Collusion

13/09/2018 - 10:31
This October Asos is set to launch a new affordable brand Collusion aimed at those “coming of age” – which will target Generation Z. read more
Dr. Oetker acquires cake decorating company Wilton Brands

Dr. Oetker acquires cake decorating company Wilton Brands

12/09/2018 - 09:20
Dr. Oetker has acquired US-based cake decorating business Wilton Brands from TowerBrook Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum. read more
Burberry to stop using fur and burning unsold stock

Burberry to stop using fur and burning unsold stock

11/09/2018 - 16:16
Burberry is to stop burning millions of dollars' worth of excess stock, it announced recently. read more
Key insights into the global sesame seed market

Key insights into the global sesame seed market

11/09/2018 - 13:36
According to the report "World: Sesame Oil - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025", recently published by IndexBox, the global sesame oil market reached 1,917K tonnes in 2016, expanding robustly over the last four years. In wholesale prices, the market totalled $7.5B, also undergoing a prominent expansion.  read more
Tesco links up Jamie Oliver to push healthier eating

Tesco links up Jamie Oliver to push healthier eating

10/09/2018 - 14:31
Tesco is stepping up its drive to encourage its customers to follow healthier diets by linking up with celebrity chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver. read more
Richemont names veteran Jérôme Lambert as new CEO

Richemont names veteran Jérôme Lambert as new CEO

10/09/2018 - 14:08
Luxury goods group Richemont has promoted Jérôme Lambert to the position of group CEO, with immediate effect. read more
Analyst says recent cost cuts leading to poor standards in Sainsbury’s stores

Analyst says recent cost cuts leading to poor standards in Sainsbury’s stores

05/09/2018 - 09:26
A City analyst has claimed that recent cost-cutting and restructuring at Sainsbury’s has led to “poor standards” in its supermarkets with empty shelves, unmanned checkouts and general untidiness becoming a widespread problem. read more
Target enjoys strongest sales growth since 2005

Target enjoys strongest sales growth since 2005

04/09/2018 - 14:57
Retailer Target reported a 6.5 percent same-store sales spike in the latest quarter, its biggest growth in 13 years. read more
Retailers to be fined up to £2500 for selling energy drinks to kids

Retailers to be fined up to £2500 for selling energy drinks to kids

31/08/2018 - 10:37
Retailers will soon be banned from selling energy drinks to children under new government plans announced recently. read more
UK retail sales rebound in July on warm weather, discounts

UK retail sales rebound in July on warm weather, discounts

30/08/2018 - 10:23
UK retail sales bounced back strongly in July as warmer weather and extended discounts at stores encouraged shoppers to open their wallets. read more
Tiffany's focus on the young pays off

Tiffany's focus on the young pays off

29/08/2018 - 09:51
Tiffany’s quarterly results topped Wall Street estimates on strong demand for its jewellery in the Americas and China, helping the upmarket retailer raise its full-year profit forecast. read more
Kroger to phase out single-use plastic bags by 2025

Kroger to phase out single-use plastic bags by 2025

28/08/2018 - 08:57
Kroger will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags at all its supermarket chains by 2025. read more
Mondelēz International releases updated pack sizes of Toblerone

Mondelēz International releases updated pack sizes of Toblerone

27/08/2018 - 09:38
Mondelēz International has unveiled new pack sizes of Toblerone in the UK as it celebrates 110 years of the Swiss chocolate brand. read more
Stüssy to open first physical UK store in nearly a decade

Stüssy to open first physical UK store in nearly a decade

24/08/2018 - 13:31
Stüssy has announced plans to open a permanent bricks-and-mortar store in London’s soho, marking its first standalone physical presence in the UK for nearly a decade. read more
A third of European fruit and veg ‘too ugly to sell’ – research

A third of European fruit and veg ‘too ugly to sell’ – research

21/08/2018 - 11:32
More than one-third of all fruit and vegetables grown across Europe are discarded every year as they are deemed to be ‘too ugly to sell’, according to research conducted by the University of Edinburgh. read more
Google tipped to open first permanent retail store

Google tipped to open first permanent retail store

20/08/2018 - 11:42
Google is understood to be planning to open its first permanent standalone retail store in the US to sell its growing range of products. read more
Walmart urges suppliers to look beyond China for sources of cosmetics

Walmart urges suppliers to look beyond China for sources of cosmetics

20/08/2018 - 08:46
Walmart has asked its cosmetics suppliers to consider sourcing their goods in countries outside of China, in one of the first signs that the world’s largest retailer hopes to dilute the impact of the Trump administration’s tariffs. read more
Cars and clothing lead surprisingly large rise in US retail sales

Cars and clothing lead surprisingly large rise in US retail sales

17/08/2018 - 13:32
US retail sales rose more than expected in July as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and clothing, suggesting the economy remained strong early in the third quarter. read more
1 in 10 UK shoppers return clothes after Instagram post

1 in 10 UK shoppers return clothes after Instagram post

17/08/2018 - 09:15
A new survey commissioned by Barclaycard has found almost one in 10 UK shoppers admit to buying clothing only to take a photo on social media. read more
Amazon rules the retail world by closing a deal better than its rivals can

Amazon rules the retail world by closing a deal better than its rivals can

15/08/2018 - 11:16
What matters most to web retailers are three things: traffic, engagement and conversion. read more
Sainsbury’s to trial cashierless SmartShop technology

Sainsbury’s to trial cashierless SmartShop technology

14/08/2018 - 11:28
Sainsbury’s is set to become the latest big-name retailer to trial cashierless technology in its stores, with a view to extending its roll out. read more
Sports Direct snaps up struggling House of Fraser in £90m deal

Sports Direct snaps up struggling House of Fraser in £90m deal

14/08/2018 - 10:23
House of Fraser, the Chinese-owned UK department store chain, entered administration only to be swiftly snapped up by retailer Sports Direct for £90m. read more
Insights into the global poppy seed market

Insights into the global poppy seed market

13/08/2018 - 11:49
The global consumption of poppy seed increased over the previous year. read more
Tesco the first of the Big 4 to offer canned water amid war on plastic

Tesco the first of the Big 4 to offer canned water amid war on plastic

08/08/2018 - 10:25
Tesco has become the first Big 4 supermarket to offer customers water in aluminium cans in a bid to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic water bottles. read more
Burberry to change logo for first time in two decades

Burberry to change logo for first time in two decades

07/08/2018 - 10:22
Burberry has changed its logo for the first time in 20 years, revealing the new look via an Instagram post.  read more
Aldi & Lidl have a more loyal customer base than all the UK Big 4 supermarkets

Aldi & Lidl have a more loyal customer base than all the UK Big 4 supermarkets

06/08/2018 - 11:27
Aldi and Lidl have a more loyal customer base than all of the UK’s Big 4 supermarkets, according to new research.  read more
Walmart faces $2bn lawsuit over use of food waste technology

Walmart faces $2bn lawsuit over use of food waste technology

03/08/2018 - 14:39
Walmart is facing a $2 billion lawsuit over technology that tracks the freshness of perishable produce and aims to reduce the amount of wastage in its US stores. read more
Danone keeps its growth outlook despite Morocco boycott

Danone keeps its growth outlook despite Morocco boycott

31/07/2018 - 13:55
Danone is counting on baby food sales in China to help power annual earnings higher despite setbacks in Morocco and Brazil that slowed second-quarter sales, the French food group said. read more
 Ivanka Trump’s clothing line to shut down

Ivanka Trump’s clothing line to shut down

30/07/2018 - 10:28
Ivanka Trump will wind down her clothing and footwear businesses to focus more on her work in Washington, making the shift after some big-name department stores dropped her brand. read more
Amazon's youthful units drive profit to double analysts' estimates

Amazon's youthful units drive profit to double analysts' estimates

27/07/2018 - 12:43
Amazon.com forecast strong northern hemisphere autumn sales and posted a profit that was double Wall Street targets thanks to the retailer’s younger, higher-earning businesses, including cloud computing and advertising. read more
Insights into the global nutmeg, mace and cardamom market

Insights into the global nutmeg, mace and cardamom market

26/07/2018 - 11:24
According to the report "World: Nutmeg, Mace And Cardamoms - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025", recently published by IndexBox, in 2016 the nutmeg, mace and cardamom market peaked at 113K tonnes.  read more
UK retailers unknowingly selling real fur as faux fur, parliament’s probe reveals

UK retailers unknowingly selling real fur as faux fur, parliament’s probe reveals

26/07/2018 - 10:31
Remember when Woolworths hastily recalled a range of girls’ T-shirts on discovering that the fluffy bits on them weren’t faux fur‚ as labelled‚ but real animal fur? read more
Lindt & Sprüngli invests $201m to expand US chocolate plant

Lindt & Sprüngli invests $201m to expand US chocolate plant

26/07/2018 - 10:04
Chocolate producer Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that it will invest CHF 200 million ($201 million) to expand its chocolate production facility in Stratham, New Hampshire. read more
China to invest nearly $15bn in SA

China to invest nearly $15bn in SA

24/07/2018 - 13:53
China will invest $14.7bn in SA, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday, after talks between the two countries. read more
Soft drinks and craft beer fuel canned drinks growth in the UK

Soft drinks and craft beer fuel canned drinks growth in the UK

24/07/2018 - 10:22
Canned drinks are seeing “significant growth” in the UK market, according to the latest Nielsen research revealed today by the Can Makers, the industry trade body for drinks can manufacturers. read more
Aldi crowned best place to buy wine in UK

Aldi crowned best place to buy wine in UK

24/07/2018 - 09:57
Aldi has been named “Supermarket of the Year” at the International Wine Challenge Merchant Awards, beating high-end rivals like Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. read more
Burberry burns unsold stock worth 506m

Burberry burns unsold stock worth 506m

24/07/2018 - 08:35
Luxury British fashion house Burberry destroyed hundreds of millions of rands worth of its fashion and cosmetic products over the past year to protect its brand. read more
Adidas pledges to be rid of “virgin” plastics by 2024

Adidas pledges to be rid of “virgin” plastics by 2024

23/07/2018 - 13:18
Adidas has announced plans for a major sustainability drive which will see all its clothes and shoes use only recycled polyester over the next six years. read more
Morrisons to cater for autistic shoppers with “Quieter Hour” initiative

Morrisons to cater for autistic shoppers with “Quieter Hour” initiative

19/07/2018 - 11:35
Morrisons has become the latest retailer to launch a “Quieter Hour” designed to make stores more comfortable for shoppers with autism. read more
Colombia targets deforestation-free cocoa production by 2020

Colombia targets deforestation-free cocoa production by 2020

19/07/2018 - 09:23
The government of Colombia – along with cocoa companies Casa Luker and Compañía Nacional de Chocolates – has pledged to eliminate deforestation from the country’s cocoa supply chain by 2020. read more
Tiffany bets on ‘newness’ to keep it out of a sparkly rut

Tiffany bets on ‘newness’ to keep it out of a sparkly rut

18/07/2018 - 14:09
Hit styles have been key to Tiffany’s success in past years, but it has struggled to create new franchises to replace old classics by designers such as Paloma Picasso and Elsa Peretti. read more
Robots will replace humans in retail, says China's JD.com

Robots will replace humans in retail, says China's JD.com

18/07/2018 - 09:45
Chinese e-commerce company JD.com predicts robots will eventually replace human workers in the retail industry. read more
Meat and poultry consumption on the rise in Africa

Meat and poultry consumption on the rise in Africa

17/07/2018 - 14:54
The meat and poultry market in West Africa grew to 6.5M tonnes in 2016. In value terms, it stood at $16.1B, which was at the level of the previous year. Market size upturned from 2007 to 2014, with mild fluctuations, followed by an abrupt decline in 2015 and stabilisation in 2016. read more
Amazon rivals Walmart and Microsoft join forces in cloud partnership

Amazon rivals Walmart and Microsoft join forces in cloud partnership

17/07/2018 - 11:05
Retail giant Walmart said it entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft for wider use of cloud and artificial intelligence technology, in a sign of major rivals of Amazon.com coming together. read more
Walmart plans more convenience stores

Walmart plans more convenience stores

13/07/2018 - 14:07
Walmart has opened another convenience store, this time launching a Walmart Fuel Station in Plano, Texas. read more
Jacobs Douwe Egberts launches sustainability project in Vietnam

Jacobs Douwe Egberts launches sustainability project in Vietnam

13/07/2018 - 08:24
Jacobs Douwe Egbert’s (JDE) has partnered with the Louis Dryfus Company (LDC) and Syngenta to launch a new sustainability project which aims to reduce the impact of climate change on coffee production in Vietnam. read more
Nike names new chief sustainability officer

Nike names new chief sustainability officer

12/07/2018 - 08:59
Nike has named Noel Kinder has is new chief sustainability officer. read more
Barnes & Noble is looking for its fifth CEO since 2010, angering investors

Barnes & Noble is looking for its fifth CEO since 2010, angering investors

09/07/2018 - 09:02
Barnes & Noble is starting a search for its fifth CEO since 2010 following Demos Parneros’s sudden termination, irking investors looking for a steady comeback strategy in the age of Amazon. read more
Nestlé opens wind farm to power half its UK and Ireland factories

Nestlé opens wind farm to power half its UK and Ireland factories

05/07/2018 - 09:51
As a part of its global commitment to procure 100% of its electricity from renewable sources such as solar, wind and hydropower, Nestlé has opened a new wind farm at Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. read more
Amazon takes a page from Toys ‘R’ Us with a holiday catalogue

Amazon takes a page from Toys ‘R’ Us with a holiday catalogue

05/07/2018 - 09:41
Amazon.com is looking more and more like a traditional retailer.  read more
Global almond consumption on the rise

Global almond consumption on the rise

04/07/2018 - 13:09
According to the report "World: Almonds - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025", recently published by IndexBox, from 2007 to 2016, the value of the global almond market showed a stable dynamic trend.  read more
Tesco and Carrefour announce joint purchasing tie-up

Tesco and Carrefour announce joint purchasing tie-up

03/07/2018 - 09:20
Tesco and Carrefour have announced plans to enter into a “long-term, strategic alliance”, with the aim of getting better deals from multinational suppliers, cutting costs, and combating increased competition in their domestic markets. read more
Nike returns to solid growth despite drop in Converse sales

Nike returns to solid growth despite drop in Converse sales

02/07/2018 - 08:03
Nike has returned to growth reporting a double-digit rise in revenues during its fourth quarter thanks to strong international sales. read more
H&M plans further price cuts as it struggles to get a handle on unsold stock

H&M plans further price cuts as it struggles to get a handle on unsold stock

29/06/2018 - 15:08
H&M plans to cut prices further as supply problems hamper the Swedish company’s ability to respond to fast-changing fashion demand, swelling its stockpiles of unsold clothing. read more
UK fashion sector could lose £350m over coming year

UK fashion sector could lose £350m over coming year

28/06/2018 - 10:37
The UK fashion market could fall in value by £350 million in the next 12 months, according to new data. read more
Key insights into the global apple market

Key insights into the global apple market

27/06/2018 - 10:23
According to the report "World: Apple - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025", recently published by IndexBox, the apple market grew to 89.3M tonnes in 2016, which was by 2.5M tonnes (or 3%) more than the year before. read more
Tesco scraps brand guarantee scheme

Tesco scraps brand guarantee scheme

26/06/2018 - 08:26
Tesco has announced that it will end its ‘Brand Guarantee’ scheme by the middle of next month as it wants to focus on lowering prices for customers on everyday products. read more
Ikea to use only renewable and recycled materials by 2030

Ikea to use only renewable and recycled materials by 2030

25/06/2018 - 11:08
Ikea, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, plans to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products by 2030, in the latest commitment by a global store group to reducing its impact on the environment.  read more
Macy’s takes stake in tech retailer

Macy’s takes stake in tech retailer

25/06/2018 - 08:28
Macy’s has taken a minority stake in a company that helps emerging brands build out brick-and-mortar stores with minimal effort. read more
Google buys £414m stake in JD.com

Google buys £414m stake in JD.com

22/06/2018 - 11:19
China’s largest retailer JD.com has launched a $550 million (£414 million) partnership with Google which will see the former sell products through Google Shipping across the world. read more
Walmart set to take on Amazon Go

Walmart set to take on Amazon Go

20/06/2018 - 14:29
Walmart has a new Sam’s Club concept store in the works, and it could give Amazon’s cashierless convenience stores a run for their money. read more
Tesco delivers 10th consecutive quarter of sales growth

Tesco delivers 10th consecutive quarter of sales growth

18/06/2018 - 08:16
Tesco has delivered its 10th consecutive quarter of sales growth, thanks to an uptick in like-for-likes and its newly-consolidated Booker division.  read more
Asda introduces new service to help shoppers with special dietary needs

Asda introduces new service to help shoppers with special dietary needs

14/06/2018 - 16:12
Asda has linked up with tech firm Foodmaestro to introduce a new online nutritional search aid that supports customers with complex dietary needs. read more
Cartier loses landmark legal case against counterfeiters

Cartier loses landmark legal case against counterfeiters

14/06/2018 - 09:18
Cartier’s owner has lost a landmark legal case in the Supreme Court as it was ruled that the retailer must foot the bill to block sites selling counterfeit goods. read more
Macadamias take centre stage in ingredient sector innovation globally

Macadamias take centre stage in ingredient sector innovation globally

13/06/2018 - 10:15
At this year’s annual International Nut Council (INC) conference discussion around expanding the growth of macadamia supply into the global market was more prominent than ever before.  read more
Richemont lifts its game plan with Watchfinder deal

Richemont lifts its game plan with Watchfinder deal

13/06/2018 - 09:14
Richemont, the Swiss luxury brands group run by the Rupert family, has taken another step in its aggressive plan to build a formidable retail network.  read more
Gant appoints new CEO

Gant appoints new CEO

12/06/2018 - 16:30
Gant has announced that Brian Grevy will be its new chief executive with immediate effect. read more
Global strawberry consumption continues to increase

Global strawberry consumption continues to increase

11/06/2018 - 17:50
In 2016, the global strawberry market amounted to 9.2 million tons, which was 5% higher than the previous year level.  read more
Insights into the global sesame seeds market

Insights into the global sesame seeds market

07/06/2018 - 16:50
Sesame seed consumption is continuing to increase. read more
Ikea commits to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020

Ikea commits to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020

07/06/2018 - 14:17
Ikea has announced a global commitment to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020 as part of its updated sustainability strategy. read more
Sainsbury’s teams up with Unilever to launch in-store ice cream parlours

Sainsbury’s teams up with Unilever to launch in-store ice cream parlours

07/06/2018 - 11:48
Sainsbury’s has continued to enhance its in-store offering to attract shoppers, this time teaming up with Unilever to launch ice cream parlours in five of its supermarkets. read more
Global cinnamon consumption on the rise

Global cinnamon consumption on the rise

31/05/2018 - 13:38
From 2007 to 2016, the global cinnamon market value fluctuated perceptibly. According to the report, “World: Cinnamon (Canella) – Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025” recently published by IndexBox, a significant increase in 2008 (121% year-on-year y/y) was followed by a slight drop in 2009 (96% y/y).  read more
EU plans ban on plastic straws and other single-use plastics

EU plans ban on plastic straws and other single-use plastics

30/05/2018 - 13:54
Single-use plastic products such as straws and drink stirrers may be banned across much of Europe under proposals put forward by the European Union (EU). read more
Balenciaga overtakes Gucci as Kering's fastest growing brand

Balenciaga overtakes Gucci as Kering's fastest growing brand

24/05/2018 - 09:03
Luxury fashion retailer Balenciaga has become Kering’s fastest growing asset thanks to increasing interest from millennials.  read more
Kohl’s reinvents its loyalty strategy

Kohl’s reinvents its loyalty strategy

23/05/2018 - 14:52
Kohl’s is reinventing its loyalty strategy by taking the best elements of its three rewards programs and rolling them into one.  read more