African Retailer Pepkor Changes Hands

The deal is valued at $5.7 billion and gives furniture firm Steinhoff a toehold in discount clothing.

– November 25, 2014


Zadig & Voltaire Sets Mideast Expansion

The French brand is partnering with Chalhoub Group.

– November 24, 2014


Chalhoub Group Planning Abu Dhabi Megastore

At 200,000 square feet, the project is set to open in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Mall in November 2015 and is being billed as the largest department store in the region.

– November 18, 2014


Lebanon Designers Making a Name

Meet the next wave of international designers making a name on the runways—and with the celeb set.

– November 17, 2014

The Markets

Organic Cotton Added to Made in Africa Program

Cotton is one of the main sources of income in the poorest regions of rural Africa.

– November 12, 2014


India Asks State-Run Agency to Step Up Cotton Procurement

The country has asked the CCI to accelerate buying of raw cotton from farmers at minimum support price.

– November 12, 2014


Global Economic Outlook Clouded With Uncertainty

A big question mark hangs over growth prospects in Europe, the Middle East and Asia over the next six months.

– November 12, 2014


HomeChoice Plans Johannesburg Listing to Boost Africa Expansion

HomeChoice Holdings Ltd., a South African online retailer, plans to start trading on Johannesburg’s stock exchange.

– November 11, 2014


Menswear Stands Out at African Fashion Weeks

Whether it was SAFW, MBFWA or LFDW, there was excitement surrounding the men’s wear collections, which prompted calls for a separate men’s fashion week.

– November 10, 2014


H&M Pushes Growth, Talks Sustainability

The retailer's ambitious agenda may seem at odds with sustainability and human rights. But not to Karl-Johan Persson, managing director of Hennes & Mauritz AB.

– November 7, 2014


Obama Administration Taps Wal-Mart EMEA Chief Shelley Broader

Broader was one of 15 executives named Wednesday to the new President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.

– November 6, 2014


United Nations, Benetton Partner in Campaign

The global “I Belong” campaign seeks to end by 2024 the problems faced by more than 10 million people worldwide who lack any nationality.

– November 4, 2014

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