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Massmart: Comparable sales rise 7.4% in first 20 weeks

28/05/2015 - 09:18

Discount and warehouse retailer Massmart, the owner of Game and Makro stores, yesterday said comparable sales had grown 7.4 percent in the first 20 weeks of this year thanks to the group gaining market share in a country where consumer spending was restrained and competition among stores intense.  

Massmart, which also owns Liquorland and Rhone Cash & Carry, plans to open 19 new stores in South Africa and six new stores in Africa this year, chief executive Guy Hayward said in a statement issued ahead of the group’s annual general meeting. Taking inflation into account, Massmart’s total sales growth over the period ... 

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'High likelihood' of rate hikes

28/05/2015 - 09:13

Johannesburg - There's a high likelihood that the SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) will increase interest rates at its next few meeting...

Gloomy outlook for SA as growth plummets

28/05/2015 - 09:06

SA’s economic growth plunged in the first quarter as load shedding, weak demand, drought, and resignations in the public se...

Amazon seeks 6,000 new fulfillment employees - USA

28/05/2015 - 09:02

Seattle – Amazon.com is hiring for more than 6 000 full-time jobs across its U.S. fulfilment network to meet growing custom...

Amazon seeks 6 000 new fulfillment employees - USA

28/05/2015 - 09:02

Seattle – Amazon.com is hiring for more than 6 000 full-time jobs across its U.S. fulfilment network to meet growing custom...

The township shopper traverses developing and developed economies

27/05/2015 - 14:39

When it comes to shopping, many township consumers do not always have access to transport, so successful brands, such as Kasi...

Skinny, but certainly not a light-weight wine!

When Van Loveren launched its Four Cousins range and sought to make the Robertson “fab four” part of every family, everyone sat up and took note. It quickly became apparent that this market leader doesn’t shy away from innovation. Now they’ve done it again. READ MORE

Apple Watch Lands on South African Shores

South Africa’s largest eTailer, takealot.com, has announced it is selling the Apple Watch Sport on the website for R9 999. The watch can be purchased in three different colours – White, Green and Blue – and comes with a 38mm Silver Case. The retailer will also release the Black Apple watch shortly. READ MORE

Nederburg's new Spanish-style flagship blend released

Nederburg has launched its long awaited, richly fruited, and plush Ingenuity Spanish blend now that it has had enough time in the bottle to begin expressing its potential, says cellarmaster Razvan Macici. READ MORE

An intense experience

Experience Belvedere Intense – a bolder version of Belvedere Vodka, that’s slightly more distinguished and pleasantly smooth. READ MORE

Three wonderful new cake mixes, nine different recipes, coun...

Bakers seeking variety now have many more choices, thanks to the three new cake mixes from the well-known baking brand, Golden Cloud. READ MORE

Cadbury Dairy Milk presents Marvellous Creations

Runaway international chocolate success story, Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations, is now available in South Africa! The innovative Marvellous Creations variants are the latest offering from the team behind the country’s best-loved chocolate – and are set to take the country by storm! READ MORE

Nederburg's cellarmaster moves to shape all Distell's fine w...

After a 15-vintage career, successfully reaffirming Nederburg's reputation as one of South Africa's top wineries, cellar master Razvan Macici is taking on a new position. READ MORE

Tenth vintage Cape Coral celebrates rosy Decade of Waterkloo...

Waterkloof Estate celebrates its decade of winemaking in harmony with nature on the outskirts of Somerset West with the release of the tenth vintage of its elegantly dry rosé, Cape Coral 2015. READ MORE

Trends and a Rare Single Cask Whisky to celebrate World Whis...

World Whisky Day, celebrated on the 16th of May, was truly a global celebration of whisky, which saw hundreds of thousands of people across seven continents, and 40 countries raise a glass to this distinctive dram. READ MORE

Nederburg's pedigree raised another notch

One of Nederburg's most decorated wines has just done it again. The 2012 Winemaster's Reserve Noble Late Harvest has won its second International Sweet Wine Challenge trophy in London. READ MORE

Distell has major influence on SA's ethical wine production

Distell was having the biggest impact in the drive to ensure ethical accreditation amongst South African grape and wine producers, said the company's general manager for grape and wine supply, Erhard Wolf. READ MORE

Polyoak launches new website

Polyoak Packaging is delighted to announce the launch of their new website www.polyoakpackaging.co.za. READ MORE

Skinny, but certainly not a light-weight wine!Apple Watch Lands on South African ShoresNederburg's new Spanish-style flagship blend releasedAn intense experienceThree wonderful new cake mixes, nine different recipes, countless complimentsCadbury Dairy Milk presents Marvellous Creations

Skinny, but certainly not a light-weight wine!

When Van Loveren launched its Four Cousins range and sought to make the Robertson “fab four” part of every family, everyone sat up and took note. It quickly became apparent that this market leader doesn’t shy away from innovation. Now they’ve done it again. READ MORE

Nederburg's cellarmaster moves to shape all Distell's fine winemakingTenth vintage Cape Coral celebrates rosy Decade of Waterkloof WinesTrends and a Rare Single Cask Whisky to celebrate World Whisky DayNederburg's pedigree raised another notchDistell has major influence on SA's ethical wine productionPolyoak launches new website

Nederburg's cellarmaster moves to shape all Distell's fine w...

After a 15-vintage career, successfully reaffirming Nederburg's reputation as one of South Africa's top wineries, cellar master Razvan Macici is taking on a new position. READ MORE

BLOGS

FMCG companies need to re-examine channel roles and structures

Guest blog by Sane Mdlalose, associate consultant at Aperio, a business consulting company focused on accelerating growth of FMCG brands in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. - READ MORE

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