Bain’s Edcon Brings in Brands to Compete in South Africa

Edcon brings international brands such as Topshop to South Africa | Source: Shutterstock

Edcon Holdings Ltd. is turning to international brands such as Topshop and Tom Tailor as South Africa’s biggest clothing retailer seeks to restore profit seven years after being acquired in a leveraged buyout.

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Sunglass Hut, Mango Among Global Retailers Set to Open in Ghana

Ghana's capital Accra | Source: Shutterstock

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — International retailers including Sunglass Hut International Inc. and Spanish clothing chain Mango have signed leases to open branches in Ghana, seeking to take advantage of rising consumer spending in Africa.

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South Africa’s Woolworths Takes on Zara and H&M With Australian Bid

Woolworths Brand Witchery | Source: Woolworths

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Woolworths Holdings Ltd. of South Africa is using a $2 billion takeover of Australia’s David Jones Ltd. to challenge fashion retailers Inditex SA, Hennes & Mauritz AB and Fast Retailing Co. in the southern hemisphere.

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South Africa’s Woolworths Set to Buy Australia’s David Jones for $2 Billion

David Jones | Source: Reuters

SYDNEY, Australia — South African retailer Woolworths Holdings Ltd is set to buy Australia's second-largest department store David Jones for $2 billion, trumping an offer from Australian rival Myer Holdings Ltd with a hefty premium.

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Richemont Slides as Chairman Says Global Economy Is ‘Precarious’

Chloé A/W 2013 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

GENEVA, Switzerland — Cie. Financiere Richemont SA, the owner of the Cartier brand, fell the most in more than two months after Chairman Johann Rupert said he’s very concerned that the global economy is in a precarious position.

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South Africa | Searching for Structures, Systems and Policies

Abigail Betz S/S 09, courtesy of Sanlam Fashion SA Week

In our latest BoF feature on South African fashion, we expose the hurdles that will need to be addressed for the country to take its place on the global fashion circuit. For now, the local scene appears to lack the necessary coordination and structure upon which a sustainable fashion industry can be built. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The past eight years have seen South Africa’s thirst for a culture of fashion quenched by

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