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  • African e-commerce challenges stores
  • African e-commerce challenges stores
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African e-commerce challenges stores

Speaking at a pan-African textile and clothing trade in Cape Town, Sascha Breuss, managing director of fashion retailer Zando, spoke of the importance of e-commerce in Africa. He predicted that it would start to become a serious competitor to bricks-and-mortar stores.



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