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Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Tech-Savvy Households Embrace Durables Discounts

by November 28th, 2016

The US tradition of post-Thanksgiving shopping, named Black Friday to mark the day when retailers move from the red into the black, has caught on rapidly across the world. From South Africa to Singapore, households are embracing the promise of discounts on big-ticket items. The rise in broadband access, smart-phone social media and globalisation of […]

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Unilever’s Decision to Hold a Magnum to Tesco’s Head is the Logical Fallout of Price War Stand-Off

by October 13th, 2016

Overnight, absence of evidence has become evidence of absence. In the immediate aftermath of Brexit, there was little evidence that anything had actually happened; some consumers and newspapers said “I told you so”. Now, however, Tesco has delisted Unilever’s products after the manufacturer – Tesco’s leading supplier – requested a 10% price increase across its iconic FMCG brands. […]

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Samsung Corp Announces Acquisition of Dacor Inc.

by August 18th, 2016

In August 2016, Samsung Corp announced the acquisition of Dacor Inc in consumer appliances. Both companies are compatible in terms of product offering as well as target consumers in the US. By acquiring Dacor, Samsung gains a number of advantages, namely leveraged brand and product strategy especially in large cooking appliances, shared production capacities and […]

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Why Wal-mart wants to buy Jet.com and what you need to know about the potential deal

by August 3rd, 2016

It was recently announced that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in discussion to acquire an up and coming US etailer, Jet.com. Jet.com seeks to revolutionize the logistics of ecommerce Marc Lore founded Jet.com just last year in July 2015. He’s known for his previous ecommerce ventures such as Quidisi.com. Jet.com raised more than US$500 million in […]

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