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TECH 20 Jun 2014 | 2:31 PM Premium

Your days are numbered, top online entrepreneur tells retailers

The founder of Rocket Internet, the German venture capital company behind dozens of online start-ups, warned the retail industry on Thursday that e-commerce and smartphones would mean there will be little future for stores in emerging markets.

TECH 01 Jul 2014 | 3:11 PM Premium

Food makers feel their way towards online future

Grocery manufacturers are struggling to adapt to the online world and need to invest in smarter packaging, presentation and supply chains to reap the long term benefits.

TECH 09 Jul 2014 | 3:31 PM Premium

Retailers swallow online food cost to lock in shoppers

Big retailers are taking a calculated hit to margins to invest in online grocery operations, in the hope they can persuade consumers to add more profitable items like clothes and computers to their orders of fruit and vegetables.

Business 27 Jun 2015 | 12:09 PM Premium

Nestle US chief seeks to turn around frozen food

NEW YORK: Nestle SA thinks it can turn around its U.S. frozen foods business despite recent sales declines driven by consumer perceptions that the products are not healthy, the company's U.S. chief executive said in an interview.

Technology 28 Aug 2015 | 4:04 PM Premium

Days numbered for barcodes as shoppers demand more data

Growing demand for more information about the products we buy could mean the end of the simple barcode – the blocks of black and white stripes that adorn most objects for sale and are scanned five billion times a day.

Retail 07 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

It’s curtains for the barcode

As consumers demand more information on products, including calories and provenance, and retailers want details like batch numbers and sell-by date, the ubiquitous barcode may be put to pasture soon.

TECH 09 Dec 2015 | 1:00 AM Premium

A hard sell? Companies struggle to promote green consumption

Eat misshapen veg, wash clothes in cold water, drive more slowly and recycle? It is perhaps no surprise that companies say persuading consumers to go green is a big challenge.

Nation 24 May 2016 | 10:42 AM Premium

Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily including 3,000 tonnes that is still fit for consumption and should not be discarded.

Nation 25 May 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Nogeh: Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily, including 3,000 tonnes still fit for consumption. Fifteen thousand tonnes is equivalent to 1.5 million bags of 10kg rice.

Corporate News 01 Nov 2017 | 6:40 AM Premium

IOI Corp raises the benchmark on labour policies

KUALA LUMPUR: Plantation giant IOI Corporation Bhd has raised the benchmark on labour policies as it commits to no longer charge recruitment fees to its workers, respect Freedom of Association and strive towards paying a living wage.