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Spar sees big jump in profit as consumers turn to store labels and alcohol

Spar sees big jump in profit as consumers turn to store labels and alcohol

13/11/2019 - 11:43
Listed retailer Spar has published its financial results for the full year ended September 2019, reporting an 8.4% jump in revenue, with operating profits up 7.2% despite tough conditions across its operations. read more
Woolworths boosts Earth Friendly range and launches plastic alternative products

Woolworths boosts Earth Friendly range and launches plastic alternative products

12/11/2019 - 14:01
More than ten years ago, Woolworths pioneered its own label of eco-friendly products in South Africa with the launch of its Earth Friendly range of household cleaning products.  read more
Sales at Truworths Africa outperform its UK business

Sales at Truworths Africa outperform its UK business

12/11/2019 - 13:24
Truworths, which was forced to write down its UK business by a third recently, said that retail sales in that country were flat in the 18 weeks to November 4, although its African operations performed better. read more
Online shoppers “spring clean” first week of Pick n Pay’s Black November deals

Online shoppers “spring clean” first week of Pick n Pay’s Black November deals

12/11/2019 - 09:08
Pick n Pay launched its weekly Black November deals for its Gauteng and Western Cape online shoppers last Monday and customers wasted no time in reviewing and securing their favourite deals. read more
Tiger Brands considers disposing of value-added meat business

Tiger Brands considers disposing of value-added meat business

11/11/2019 - 09:22
SA’s largest food producer, Tiger Brands, is considering disposing of its value-added meat products business (Vamp), saying on Friday it had determined it was not an ideal fit in the business.  read more
Shoprite shock: Lead director resigns suddenly - just days after Wiese's re-election

Shoprite shock: Lead director resigns suddenly - just days after Wiese's re-election

07/11/2019 - 10:10
Just days after indicating that the Shoprite board will discuss the future of Christo Wiese as chair of the company in the coming months, Prof Shirley Zinn, the lead independent director of Shoprite, resigned. read more
Dis-Chem gains market share as store rollout continues

Dis-Chem gains market share as store rollout continues

07/11/2019 - 09:55
Dis-Chem Pharmacies said on Thursday it was continuing its store expansion programme, eyeing additional market share in a part of the retail sector that has proved resilient in the face of SA’s weak economy. read more
Shoprite helps award-winning preschool get ‘new wind’

Shoprite helps award-winning preschool get ‘new wind’

07/11/2019 - 09:46
Fifteen preschools in and around Kathu recently benefited from an extensive teacher training programme following a partnership with Shoprite. read more
 Shoprite & Checkers are ready for this year’s Black Friday bonanza

Shoprite & Checkers are ready for this year’s Black Friday bonanza

06/11/2019 - 11:32
Checkers is the most experienced South African supermarket in the Black Friday game, after being the first food retailer to introduce this one-day sales promotion locally in 2014. read more
Black Friday: Are retailers ready for the rush?

Black Friday: Are retailers ready for the rush?

06/11/2019 - 11:00
Online retail is projected to reach 1.4 percent of total retail in South Africa, based on an estimated R1 trillion to be spent via traditional channels in 2018, according to findings of the Online Retail in South Africa 2019 study, conducted by World Wide Worx with the support of Visa and Platinum Seed.  read more
Weaker rand boosts Rhodes Food Group

Weaker rand boosts Rhodes Food Group

06/11/2019 - 09:48
The international turnover of Rhodes Food Group, which makes Bull Brand corned meat and Bisto gravies, grew 8.8% in its year to end-September boosted by a weaker rand and exports of higher-value products to the US. read more
Shoprite shares in dramatic U-turn after update

Shoprite shares in dramatic U-turn after update

05/11/2019 - 09:04
Shoprite’s share price jumped by 6% in opening trading on Monday after the group reported turnover growth of more than 7% in the three months to September. But by later afternoon, its share price was down almost a percent. read more
Pick n Pay launches exclusive online Black November deals

Pick n Pay launches exclusive online Black November deals

04/11/2019 - 13:04
Pick n Pay has launched weekly exclusive Black November ‘teaser’ deals for its online customers across Gauteng and the Western Cape in the lead up to Black Friday on 29 November.  read more
Dis-Chem warns of sharp decline in interim earnings

Dis-Chem warns of sharp decline in interim earnings

04/11/2019 - 09:50
Discount pharmaceutical retailer Dis-Chem expects a drop in half-year earnings due to one-off costs such as a change in bonus policy and a strike by employees. read more
Shoprite investor seeks to curb Wiese power with director

Shoprite investor seeks to curb Wiese power with director

04/11/2019 - 08:49
A Shoprite Holdings Ltd. shareholder nominated a veteran retail executive to the board of Africa’s biggest grocer in an attempt to reduce the influence of Chairman Christo Wiese -- part of a wider investor pushback against the former billionaire. read more
Starbucks South Africa sold for R7m

Starbucks South Africa sold for R7m

01/11/2019 - 10:03
Taste Holdings announced that it is selling its Starbucks franchise business in South Africa for R7m. read more
Shoprite gets behind drought-relief efforts in Northern and Eastern Cape

Shoprite gets behind drought-relief efforts in Northern and Eastern Cape

01/11/2019 - 09:01
The persistent drought in the Northern and Eastern Cape shows no signs of abating and so the Shoprite Group is reaching out to hard-hit communities through a number of initiatives. read more
Pick n Pay gears up for Black Friday

Pick n Pay gears up for Black Friday

29/10/2019 - 10:25
Black Friday continues to gain momentum in South Africa, with many customers eagerly awaiting Black Friday deals on 29 November 2019. This year is certainly no different, with customers looking to make the most of their year-end purchases.  read more
Brands on-board to help SA families build bursaries for school

Brands on-board to help SA families build bursaries for school

29/10/2019 - 10:12
As any parent knows, when it comes to affording quality education for our children, we need all the help we can get. Escalating school fees, continual costs of uniforms and many extras make educating our children a significant, long-term family expense.  read more
Katlehong’s first enclosed Mall opens

Katlehong’s first enclosed Mall opens

29/10/2019 - 09:13
Moolman Group, in partnership with Twin City Developments and Vuno Developments, is proud to bring convenience to the township of Katlehong – with the opening of the much-anticipated Sam Ntuli Mall on 31 October 2019.  read more
Clicks eyes further market share amid double-digit sales growth

Clicks eyes further market share amid double-digit sales growth

24/10/2019 - 10:00
Medicine and beauty products retailer Clicks said it was successfully weathering an increasingly tough environment for consumers and would spend R718m on its stores over the next financial year in order to pursue additional market share. read more
Pick n Pay is now offering insurance

Pick n Pay is now offering insurance

24/10/2019 - 08:46
Despite a difficult trading environment, the group said that trading profit in its core South African business was up 16.4%, with trading profit margin up from 2.5% to 2.8% of turnover. read more
Why SA retailers continue to build brick-and-mortar stores

Why SA retailers continue to build brick-and-mortar stores

23/10/2019 - 11:42
Advisory firm Accenture suggests that traditional retailers in South Africa are putting most of their efforts into their core brick-and-mortar stores as they find online operations expensive to maintain and often unprofitable.  read more
Double-digit profit growth for Pick n Pay as turnaround plan pays off

Double-digit profit growth for Pick n Pay as turnaround plan pays off

22/10/2019 - 09:12
Pick n Pay has continued to reap the benefits of its turnaround strategy, positing double-digit profit growth in the six months to end-September after an intensive focus on supply costs. read more
One million customers sign up for Checkers Xtra Savings in the first week

One million customers sign up for Checkers Xtra Savings in the first week

21/10/2019 - 13:25
Checkers signed up the millionth customer to its new Xtra Savings programme, just a week following its launch on Monday 14 October.  read more
Local entrepreneur turns her small business into a food garden

Local entrepreneur turns her small business into a food garden

21/10/2019 - 10:11
After getting married in 1996, Esther Masekoameng (60) moved from Phalaborwa to Mathibaskraal in Limpopo, but she was shocked by the level of poverty in her new hometown.  read more
SA retailers likely to lose out if they avoid e-commerce

SA retailers likely to lose out if they avoid e-commerce

21/10/2019 - 08:14
Traditional retail businesses in SA could stand to lose out on the value of e-commerce due to their reluctance to embrace online business, according to a report by global management consultancy Accenture. read more
Pick n Pay unveils its revamped "On Nicol" flagship store

Pick n Pay unveils its revamped "On Nicol" flagship store

18/10/2019 - 10:59
Pick n Pay’s flagship store On Nicol officially welcomed customers after a comprehensive revamp. The refurbished store has an exciting array of new offerings with the very best in retail concepts developed in South Africa and from around the world. Customers can expect an enhanced fresh food experience, a huge focus on product quality, a much-improved range, innovative third-party services, and refreshed customer service.  read more
Food garden provides sustenance and jobs in rural community

Food garden provides sustenance and jobs in rural community

18/10/2019 - 09:45
Community food gardens are often started to provide fresh vegetables to underprivileged people living in rural areas, but in many cases, these small-scale farms also offer employment in places where jobs are hard to come by.  read more
Ackermans launches futuristic concept store

Ackermans launches futuristic concept store

16/10/2019 - 16:17
Ackermans, one of South Africa’s longest-standing value retailers, launched its first technology-driven concept store in Sandton City, Johannesburg. read more
Pioneer shareholders give nod to PepsiCo deal

Pioneer shareholders give nod to PepsiCo deal

16/10/2019 - 08:25
Shareholders of Pioneer Foods, the owner of brands such as Sasko bread and Ceres juices, have voted almost unanimously in favour of delisting the company, after a $1.7bn bid by PepsiCo. read more
CBD oil product launching countrywide in Clicks and Dis-Chem

CBD oil product launching countrywide in Clicks and Dis-Chem

15/10/2019 - 14:43
South Africa’s top health and beauty retailers, Clicks and Dis-Chem, are both rolling out the Elixinol range of CBD full-spectrum extract products in October.  read more
Checkers launches long-awaited rewards programme

Checkers launches long-awaited rewards programme

15/10/2019 - 12:20
The wait is over - Checkers Xtra Savings is here! Africa’s largest supermarket group has introduced its latest initiative that shows their loyalty to customers, and not the other way around.  read more
Hyde Park Corner celebrates 50 fabulous years with customers

Hyde Park Corner celebrates 50 fabulous years with customers

14/10/2019 - 15:20
Hyde Park Corner is celebrating its golden anniversary with '50 & Fabulous’ celebrations that include exciting events, lucky draws, prizes, special offers, opportunities to give back, milestone exhibits and a whole lot more in October and November.  read more
Retail apocalypse narrative might be over-exaggerated

Retail apocalypse narrative might be over-exaggerated

14/10/2019 - 13:55
There are two sectors on the JSE that have fallen out of favour - Property and Retail.  read more
Big Black Friday plans for Dion Wired, Builders and Game in 2019

Big Black Friday plans for Dion Wired, Builders and Game in 2019

11/10/2019 - 11:11
Black Friday has grown to be an incredibly important ‘shopping holiday’ for South African retailers with Game and Builders reporting a 24% and 33% sales increase over the period in 2018.  read more
Rising feed costs clip Astral’s wings

Rising feed costs clip Astral’s wings

11/10/2019 - 09:06
Astral Foods, SA’s largest poultry producer, said that rising feed costs and disappointing consumer spending patterns would crop its earnings in the year to end June. read more
Shoprite makes significant positive impact

Shoprite makes significant positive impact

10/10/2019 - 11:01
The Shoprite Group’s significant positive impact in the countries and communities in which it operates have seen it subsidise staple products to the value of R141 million, donate surplus food and goods to the value of R60.4 million and serve more than 20 million meals to communities in need in the 2019 financial year.  read more
Game announces brand refresh and new positioning

Game announces brand refresh and new positioning

09/10/2019 - 10:47
Game has unveiled its reinvigorated brand and new positioning, including a new pay-off line, You’ve Got Game. The refresh aims to reconnect customers with this iconic home-grown brand in a highly engaging and relatable way, while more accurately reflecting the business as it is today – says Katherine Madley, brand and customer director. read more
Clicks riding high on growth profits

Clicks riding high on growth profits

09/10/2019 - 09:32
Pharmaceutical health and beauty retailer Clicks rose to its highest level on the JSE after the group revised up its earlier guidance to investors, saying that it now expected double-digit growth in profits for the year to end August.  read more
Makro has major plans for Black Friday 2019

Makro has major plans for Black Friday 2019

09/10/2019 - 09:11
With Black Friday set to fall on 29 November 2019, a number of South Africans have already begun planning their purchases. read more
Shoprite works to prevent childhood stunting

Shoprite works to prevent childhood stunting

08/10/2019 - 09:46
The Shoprite Group has announced investment in several specific interventions to prevent childhood stunting which leaves one in four South African children under the age of five with lifelong cognitive, educational and employment challenges.  read more
From a rubbish dump to a thriving community garden

From a rubbish dump to a thriving community garden

03/10/2019 - 15:55
Due to the care and dedication of a group of local women, what was once a rubbish dump behind Sediba-Thuto Primary School in Mapetla, Soweto has been transformed into a thriving vegetable garden the size of a soccer field. read more
“Fashion King” David Tlale launches bespoke proudly SA shoe collection

“Fashion King” David Tlale launches bespoke proudly SA shoe collection

03/10/2019 - 15:19
Global fashion maestro, David Tlale — feted around the world for his bold and elaborate designs — has teamed up with iconic shoe brand, Crockett & Jones, to produce a must-have collection of stylish and sophisticated formal footwear for young and trendy men.  read more
Minister lauds Massmart supplier programme

Minister lauds Massmart supplier programme

03/10/2019 - 11:28
Economic development minister Ebrahim Patel has applauded retailer Massmart’s programme to procure products from small, local suppliers, which has reached the R1bn mark. read more
De Beers diamond sales fall 39% in a year

De Beers diamond sales fall 39% in a year

03/10/2019 - 09:28
De Beers’s diamond buyers continued to take the rare opportunity to reject stones from the biggest supplier as the company extended almost unprecedented flexibility to ease a growing crisis. read more
NetFlorist gears up for Black Friday

NetFlorist gears up for Black Friday

03/10/2019 - 08:41
Black Friday falls on 29 November 2019 and NetFlorist is offering consumers extraordinary Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday specials. This is an ideal time to buy Christmas gifts, household appliances, back-to-school items and more.  read more
Smart Shopper named SA’s favourite loyalty programme for seven years running

Smart Shopper named SA’s favourite loyalty programme for seven years running

02/10/2019 - 13:03
Pick n Pay’s Smart Shopper loyalty programme has been named South Africa’s favourite loyalty programme for yet another year.  read more
Markus Jooste dealt a blow in R740m court case

Markus Jooste dealt a blow in R740m court case

02/10/2019 - 10:27
Disgraced Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste was dealt a blow in the high court in Cape Town on Monday – and now, for the first time, will have to put his case to the court. read more
Some 'farm-fresh milk' in South Africa is actually imported from Poland - Here's how to tell

Some 'farm-fresh milk' in South Africa is actually imported from Poland - Here's how to tell

02/10/2019 - 09:15
Garden-Route-based Woodlands Dairy is reportedly importing some of its milk from Poland to South Africa to be sold under its popular “farm-fresh” long life First Choice milk brand. read more
Rules on production of processed meat will protect consumers, say authorities

Rules on production of processed meat will protect consumers, say authorities

01/10/2019 - 16:09
New regulations to protect local consumers against health and safety risks posed by the production of processed-meat products will come into effect in October. read more
Woolworths CEO receives R190m since disastrous deal Down Under

Woolworths CEO receives R190m since disastrous deal Down Under

01/10/2019 - 09:22
Despite spearheading an ill-fated foray into Australia, Woolworths CEO Ian Moir pocketed R23m in the past year. This brings his total earnings over the past five years to R191m.  read more
Community champions help rural orphans

Community champions help rural orphans

01/10/2019 - 09:14
In 2004, when Charmaine and Andre Krugel were asked by community members of the Huntington Trust in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, to help orphans and vulnerable children in the village, they couldn’t say no. read more
Checkers Hyper reveals world-class flagship store in Sandton City

Checkers Hyper reveals world-class flagship store in Sandton City

26/09/2019 - 14:17
Checkers Hyper revealed its state-of-the-art flagship store in Sandton City, complete with chocolatier bar, an open-flame pizza oven, an in-store Kauai and an extensive range of innovative new products. read more
Pick n Pay runs trial Black Friday deals

Pick n Pay runs trial Black Friday deals

26/09/2019 - 11:22
Ahead of Black Friday 2019, Pick n Pay will run its “Black Friday Trial Run” deals tomorrow. These will test the new systems Pick n Pay has put place to make sure customers can take full advantage of its big deals on Black Friday at the end of November.  read more
Shoprite tackles youth unemployment head-on

Shoprite tackles youth unemployment head-on

26/09/2019 - 09:58
More than two thirds (68%) of the Shoprite Group’s workforce is under the age of 34, and this together with the Group’s focus on skills development and training illustrates its commitment to addressing the scourge of youth unemployment in South Africa. read more
Pick n Pay debt jumps after accounting changes

Pick n Pay debt jumps after accounting changes

26/09/2019 - 09:44
Retailer Pick n Pay said its total debt had increased to R17bn from R1.6bn for the 53 weeks ended March 3, as a result of accounting changes. read more
Ackermans uplifts the community one leather sandal at a time

Ackermans uplifts the community one leather sandal at a time

24/09/2019 - 12:39
The retail sector, with its footprint in both urban and rural areas, has the potential to create more sustainable jobs in South Africa, given the unemployment rate. It is with this in mind that Ackermans, one of the country’s longest-standing retailers, has partnered with footwear importer and distributor, Universal Footwear, to locally design, source and produce its leather sandals. read more
Coca-Cola continues reaching new heights

Coca-Cola continues reaching new heights

24/09/2019 - 10:20
The Coca-Cola Company is the leading global manufacturer, retailer and marketer of non-alcoholic beverages.  read more
Brands leave R34 bn in lost sales on the e-commerce table - report

Brands leave R34 bn in lost sales on the e-commerce table - report

22/09/2019 - 13:19
By 2021, over 20-million South Africans will shop online. read more
Pick n Pay rolls out R4 lifetime reusable bag made from recycled plastic bottles

Pick n Pay rolls out R4 lifetime reusable bag made from recycled plastic bottles

20/09/2019 - 14:14
Pick n Pay is rolling out its new budget green People n Planet reusable bag nationally after a successful trial with customers earlier this year. The bag is expected to be in all stores by mid-October.  read more
Shoprite targets rivers on World Cleanup Day

Shoprite targets rivers on World Cleanup Day

19/09/2019 - 14:59
The Shoprite Group has partnered with the South African Department of Water and Sanitation to host river cleanups on World Cleanup Day (21 September 2019) and everyone’s invited to join in. read more
Zara launches online store in South Africa

Zara launches online store in South Africa

19/09/2019 - 11:58
Zara has launched its online sales in SA through its dedicated website zara.com/za. This marks an important milestone in the expansion of Zara’s integrated store and online platform into markets where it already has a store presence. read more
Pick n Pay launches collectable Rugby Super Cards

Pick n Pay launches collectable Rugby Super Cards

19/09/2019 - 11:28
Local sports fans can once again feel part of the upcoming rugby tournament thanks to the launch of Pick n Pay’s new Rugby Super Cards.  read more
The V&A Waterfront’s Victoria Wharf is SA’s greenest shopping centre

The V&A Waterfront’s Victoria Wharf is SA’s greenest shopping centre

19/09/2019 - 09:13
The V&A Waterfront’s far-reaching waste management and recycling practices has earned the property a prestigious Green Buildings Council of SA (GBCSA) 5 Star Green Star Existing Building Performance v1 certification (EBP v1) for the popular Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre – the highest rating for any existing shopping centre in South Africa. read more
Pepkor loses its bid for leave to appeal against Tekkie Town ruling

Pepkor loses its bid for leave to appeal against Tekkie Town ruling

17/09/2019 - 15:14
Steinhoff International subsidiary Pepkor has lost yet another round against its former Tekkie Town executives for the control of the sneaker maker after the Western Cape High Court refused its application for leave to appeal against a court order granted in April. read more
Clover, Milco merger puts 657 jobs on the line

Clover, Milco merger puts 657 jobs on the line

17/09/2019 - 10:05
A total of 657 existing jobs will be on the line at Clover Industries in the next two years if the R4.8 billion merger between the JSE-listed dairy company and Israel-based Milco is approved by the Competition Tribunal.  read more
Rhodes Food Group's turnover rises amid healthy international growth

Rhodes Food Group's turnover rises amid healthy international growth

16/09/2019 - 11:14
The international turnover of Rhodes Food Group, which makes Bull Brand corned meat and Bisto gravies, rose 13.4% in the 10 months to end-July, boosted by a weaker rand and exports of fruit snacks to the US. read more
Footgear gets go-ahead to buy Edcon's footwear brands

Footgear gets go-ahead to buy Edcon's footwear brands

13/09/2019 - 09:24
Footgear, the South African retailer of branded and non-branded footwear, on Thursday received the green light to purchase the assets and business associated with Edcon Limited’s Edgars Active and High Key brands. read more
Steinhoff receives record FSCA fine

Steinhoff receives record FSCA fine

12/09/2019 - 13:26
Embattled Steinhoff International's share price fell below R1 for the first time in almost a month on Thursday, after the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) slapped it with record R1.5bn fine for misrepresenting its finances to the market. read more
Ackermans launches A-list  Summer collection

Ackermans launches A-list Summer collection

12/09/2019 - 11:08
With winter’s icy grip on the country, it's hard to believe that summer is around the corner. The onset of warmer days means that it’s almost time to ditch the winter wardrobe and embrace a lighter, brighter one. However, selecting a summer wardrobe can be a daunting experience, as consumers are spoilt for choice and simply don’t have the time to sift through the top trends - particularly when on a budget. read more
Shoprite boosts support for small-scale farming in local communities

Shoprite boosts support for small-scale farming in local communities

12/09/2019 - 10:48
“Siya Kolisi” enthralls spectators in the streets of Langa, Cape Town, with his tackles and accurate passes, but this is not the 28-year-old Springbok captain. It is in fact 13-year-old Luxolo Ntsholo who has adopted the moniker. read more
British American tobacco to cut more than 2000 jobs

British American tobacco to cut more than 2000 jobs

12/09/2019 - 10:28
British American Tobacco plans to cut 2 300 jobs around the world, the company announced. read more
Online shopping business to shake up retail sector

Online shopping business to shake up retail sector

12/09/2019 - 09:40
Allsale Club is a members-only online shopping business that aims to save consumers money on everything from everyday branded items to luxury items.  read more
Fabric softener brand ordered to change name after Sta-Soft complaint

Fabric softener brand ordered to change name after Sta-Soft complaint

12/09/2019 - 09:01
A local fabric softener brand has been ordered to change its labelling after the advertising regulatory board found that its use of the word "soft" was imitating rival brand Sta-Soft. read more
Community champions help rural orphans

Community champions help rural orphans

10/09/2019 - 11:32
In 2004, when Charmaine and Andre Krugel were asked by community members of the Huntington Trust in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, to help orphans and vulnerable children in the village, they couldn’t say no. read more
Massmart partners with Walmart’s global sourcing team to help local suppliers export to Walmart markets

Massmart partners with Walmart’s global sourcing team to help local suppliers export to Walmart markets

10/09/2019 - 09:28
Representatives from Walmart’s Global Sourcing team are in Johannesburg to meet with 18 of Massmart’s South African suppliers who are interested in exploring opportunities to export their products to Walmart markets. read more
SA may suffer from food wastage, not insecurity

SA may suffer from food wastage, not insecurity

09/09/2019 - 15:55
South Africa should review the legislation regulating the use-by and sell-by dates of food, the Tiger Brands Foundation said. read more
Shoprite continues march into Kenya with opening of third store

Shoprite continues march into Kenya with opening of third store

09/09/2019 - 14:29
Further strengthening its position in the East African market, the Shoprite Group launched its third supermarket in Kenya and the first outside Nairobi. read more
Multi-million rand Rustenburg Mall underway

Multi-million rand Rustenburg Mall underway

09/09/2019 - 11:07
Rustenburg shoppers can look forward to a brand new shopping centre – Rustenburg Mall – set to introduce its first phase in April 2021. read more
AVI earnings slip as consumer spending remains constrained

AVI earnings slip as consumer spending remains constrained

09/09/2019 - 09:33
Consumer goods group AVI, whose brands include footwear retailer Spitz and Five Roses tea, trimmed its final dividend 4% in the year to end-June as it continued to feel the pinch from a constrained consumer environment. read more
Foschini launches all-woman concept store

Foschini launches all-woman concept store

06/09/2019 - 08:26
Fashion group Foschini has opened an All Woman concept store in the newly renovated Fourways Mall. read more
Pick n Pay Smart Shoppers can now spend their points on fuel at participating BP service stations

Pick n Pay Smart Shoppers can now spend their points on fuel at participating BP service stations

05/09/2019 - 12:53
Pick n Pay Smart Shoppers can now spend their points on fuel at participating BP service stations across the country. read more
Shopping centres need to adopt an integrated holistic and fluid strategy to drive performance - Clur report

Shopping centres need to adopt an integrated holistic and fluid strategy to drive performance - Clur report

05/09/2019 - 10:36
Shifting local and international approaches to lifestyle, health, wellness, environment, work, and community living are increasingly dictating the need for Southern African shopping centres to adopt an integrated holistic and fluid strategy to drive performance.  read more
Libstar aims to up its exports

Libstar aims to up its exports

05/09/2019 - 08:47
Libstar wants to increase contribution from its exports to as much as 20% in a move that will mitigate the subdued consumer spending and weak retail environment.  read more
Levi's launches Made & Crafted premium collection in SA

Levi's launches Made & Crafted premium collection in SA

05/09/2019 - 08:31
Levi’s has released a Made & Crafted premium collection in South Africa.  read more
The owner of Foschini grabs market share

The owner of Foschini grabs market share

04/09/2019 - 11:41
Clothing group TFG says cash turnover has grown solidly in the first 21 weeks of its 2020 financial year, but credit extension remained almost flat in Africa due to reduced consumer spending. read more
Foschini's cash sales climb, but credit is under pressure

Foschini's cash sales climb, but credit is under pressure

03/09/2019 - 13:58
The JSE-listed clothing retailer the Foschini Group [JSE:TFG] announced a 14.1% increase in cash sales in its South African operations in the first 21 weeks of 2020, while sales on credit only rose 0.9%. read more
Cashbuild flags tough environment amid rationalisation strategy

Cashbuild flags tough environment amid rationalisation strategy

03/09/2019 - 12:51
Building materials retailer Cashbuild weathered a tough trading environment to deliver 3% growth in operating profit for the year to end-June, boosted by an extra trading week and the addition of 11 new stores.  read more
Ackermans victorious for the third time running at 10th annual AskAfrica Icon Brands Survey Awards

Ackermans victorious for the third time running at 10th annual AskAfrica Icon Brands Survey Awards

03/09/2019 - 09:02
South Africa’s most loved brands were announced recently at the AskAfrika Icon Brands Survey awards in Johannesburg. Value retailer, Ackermans, was awarded the top honour in the Clothing Retail: Children’s category, for a third time in a row, and was further announced as a Platinum Brand Icon. read more
Steinhoff seeks fresh start, nominates new auditor

Steinhoff seeks fresh start, nominates new auditor

02/09/2019 - 15:58
Steinhoff International Holdings NV nominated Mazars as its new auditor as the South African retailer looks for a fresh start after an accounting scandal almost destroyed the company. read more
Woolworths trials innovative 'circular economy' inspired paper shopping bags

Woolworths trials innovative 'circular economy' inspired paper shopping bags

02/09/2019 - 14:30
In its ongoing commitment to phase out single-use plastic shopping bags by 2020, Woolworths has announced its first trial of specially-designed paper bags for fashion, beauty and homeware purchases. read more
RCL Foods swings into a loss as sugar tax bites

RCL Foods swings into a loss as sugar tax bites

02/09/2019 - 12:44
RCL Foods, which owns Rainbow Chicken and Selati Sugar, said that difficulties in its sugar and chicken business contributed to shaving off R1bn in profits in the year to end-June. read more
HomeChoice launches state-of-the-art e-commerce platform

HomeChoice launches state-of-the-art e-commerce platform

02/09/2019 - 12:31
HomeChoice International PLC, a leading provider of innovative Retail and Financial Services products, and the largest home-shopping retailer in Southern Africa have partnered with Oracle, to launch a new eCommerce website hosted on Oracle Cloud Commerce (OCC). OCC is a new commerce platform from Oracle, built as a cloud-based software-as-a-service platform from its popular on-prem solutions, ATG and Endeca search.  read more
Shoprite and Checkers introduce locally designed African doll range

Shoprite and Checkers introduce locally designed African doll range

30/08/2019 - 08:11
Born from the need to celebrate African children and their natural beauty, husband-and-wife team Thabo and Mpumi Motsabi have just launched a range of dolls available exclusively in Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets throughout South Africa. read more
Steinhoff revenue up 4% despite ongoing challenges

Steinhoff revenue up 4% despite ongoing challenges

30/08/2019 - 07:56
International retailer Steinhoff said on Thursday it had continued to grow overall revenue despite the ongoing challenges facing the group, with net sales from continuing operations in the nine-month period to June 30 increasing by four percent to €10.113 billion. read more
Makro and Game’s owner suffers big loss as shoppers opt for cut-price goods

Makro and Game’s owner suffers big loss as shoppers opt for cut-price goods

29/08/2019 - 09:20
Walmart-controlled Massmart, owner of Makro, Game, Builders Warehouse and Dion Wired, has suffered a headline loss of R550 million for the six months to end-June – after earning a profit of more than R200 million in the same period last year. read more
Woolworths cuts final dividend by a quarter as CEO moves to Australia

Woolworths cuts final dividend by a quarter as CEO moves to Australia

29/08/2019 - 09:13
Woolworths has cut its final dividend to shareholders by a quarter after a write-down against troubled Australian chain David Jones dragged the high-end retailer to another annual loss.  read more
Dis-Chem reports double-digit sales growth

Dis-Chem reports double-digit sales growth

28/08/2019 - 09:28
Dis-Chem Pharmacies says sales grew 13.5% to R9.9bn in the first five months of its 2020 financial year, thanks partly to better wholesale revenues. read more
Retail stocks: Look out for the potholes and opportunities

Retail stocks: Look out for the potholes and opportunities

26/08/2019 - 16:22
Retailers and wholesalers on the JSE have been clobbered since their respective 2018 financial results. read more