ZEENAT MOORAD: Don’t touch my rooibos

There is a close relationship between food and national identity

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ZEENAT MOORAD: Picking a fight with the wrong guy

In a stunning blog post, Amazon boss accuses the National Enquirer and its parent company, American Media Inc, of extortion and blackmail

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ZEENAT MOORAD: Starbucks boss for president?

Howard Schultz, who’s taking the compassionate businessman stance, says that he will lead the country with people as the priority

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ZEENAT MOORAD: What’s behind the dearth in mergers?

Locally there were fewer megadeals in 2018 thanks to the economy’s dismal performance and the risk-off sentiment towards emerging markets in general

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ZEENAT MOORAD: The stubble bubble, beard trends and that Gillette ad

Gillette’s risky bet with its new ad referencing the #MeToo movement and ‘toxic masculinity’ is proof of the length to which brands will go to stand out

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ZEENAT MOORAD: More to rise and fall of Carlos Ghosn than meets the eye

Ghosn categorically denies all the accusations against him and has been detained for 50 days in a cell measuring about 5m by 3m

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ZEENAT MOORAD: Bigger, better, cashierless Amazon

The global powerhouse is said to be testing cashierless technology for bigger stores

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ZEENAT MOORAD: Are millennials fussy, or just fishy?

According to a study, millennials are shunning cereal as a breakfast choice because it is ‘inconvenient’

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ZEENAT MOORAD: Dolce & Gabbana’s racism debacle may cost it dearly

Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana this past week found itself embroiled in a racism debacle

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ZEENAT MOORAD: Ghosn, going, gone

Nicknamed ‘Le Cost Killer’ after reviving French carmaker Renault, Carlos Ghosn’s story is a spectacular fall from grace

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ZEENAT MOORAD: Welcome to The Baby-Sitters Club

Tesla’s new board chair Robyn Denholm is meant to serve as a counterbalance to wacky CEO Elon Musk

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ZEENAT MOORAD: Starbucks heads into the coffee heartland

Many Italians have derided Starbucks’ launch in their country as a ridiculous and provocative joke

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ZEENAT MOORAD: Technology heavyweights lose their bite

It’s been a horrid week for Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google parent Alphabet

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ZEENAT MOORAD: Hey! Big spender

Netflix has just announced plans to take on $2bn in new debt by offering unsecured bank notes

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ZEENAT MOORAD: Famous Brands’ road to mincemeat

For what seemed like a dog’s age, there was little that restaurant franchiser Famous Brands could do wrong. Then Gourmet Burger Kitchen happened

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ZEENAT MOORAD: What’s in a name?

Name changes tend to reflect a shift in corporate strategy, the move from selling one specific kind of product or shedding an image problem

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