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DARK Performance Apparel fills gap in fitness clothing market

DARK Performance Apparel fills gap in fitness clothing market

20/08/2018 - 13:23
DARK Performance Apparel. Born out of Crossfit, this new functional training apparel fills an important gap in the fitness clothing market. read more
Technical goods revenues soar at SA malls, despite mall proliferation and rise of online shopping

Technical goods revenues soar at SA malls, despite mall proliferation and rise of online shopping

20/08/2018 - 10:48
The launch of Midrand’s Mall of Africa in April 2016 has helped to lift average quarterly revenue from technical goods across major shopping malls in Midrand, Pretoria and Johannesburg by more than 50%. This indicates that South Africa’s richer and more densely populated urban areas have yet to hit saturation point for new shopping developments. read more
Checkers to launch new Ready to Chef meal kits

Checkers to launch new Ready to Chef meal kits

20/08/2018 - 08:26
In a first for supermarket retailing in South Africa, Checkers will be launching Ready to Chef meal kits.  read more
Tiger Brands shares fall as it warns of woes beyond listeriosis

Tiger Brands shares fall as it warns of woes beyond listeriosis

16/08/2018 - 10:23
Tiger Brands’ share price fell 9% to R298.60 after it warned shareholders its listeriosis woes had been compounded by higher fuel prices and other problems. read more
Shoprite offers more than 1 000 products for less than R5 to help cash-strapped customers

Shoprite offers more than 1 000 products for less than R5 to help cash-strapped customers

16/08/2018 - 09:02
The Shoprite Group is making sure that financially-pressed customers can afford to eat, even if they have just R5 in their pockets. read more
Ackermans launches new range of seam-free underwear and shapewear

Ackermans launches new range of seam-free underwear and shapewear

14/08/2018 - 14:40
Ackermans, South Africa’s leading value retailer, is celebrating all sizes and skin tone of women this Women’s Month, by launching its first Nude Colour Collection range of seam-free underwear and shapewear.  read more
Tekkie Town founders to launch new chain store Mr. Tekkie

Tekkie Town founders to launch new chain store Mr. Tekkie

14/08/2018 - 10:11
The founders of shoe retailer Tekkie Town will be launching a new retail chain supplier of branded sports apparel and footwear. read more
Clover’s earnings to rocket

Clover’s earnings to rocket

13/08/2018 - 09:41
Clover’s share price climbed 4.11% after it said it expected a threefold increase in full-year headline earnings per share.  read more
Pick ‘n Pay, Zando and ICPA Pharmacies announced as retail partners for annual Sunflower Day campaign

Pick ‘n Pay, Zando and ICPA Pharmacies announced as retail partners for annual Sunflower Day campaign

13/08/2018 - 09:09
Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month is commemorated annually from 15 August to 15 October. With very little focus and fanfare around this very important topic, The Sunflower Fund is calling out the hero in all South Africans.  read more
Shoprite helps create a safer more stimulating environment for preschoolers

Shoprite helps create a safer more stimulating environment for preschoolers

08/08/2018 - 09:58
Shoprite is taking hands with Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres across the country to bring about transformation by enabling the education of the poorest and most vulnerable.  read more
Woolworths pilots SA's first in-store recycling vending machine

Woolworths pilots SA's first in-store recycling vending machine

08/08/2018 - 09:08
In line with its recent announcement to achieve ZERO packaging waste to landfill by 2022, Woolworths has launched the customer trial of an integrated reverse vending machine in its flagship green store, Woolworths Palmyra in Claremont. This is good news for the many South African consumers who have called on retailers and manufacturers to reduce packaging waste. read more
Builders expands its footprint with three new stores

Builders expands its footprint with three new stores

06/08/2018 - 15:00
In July, Builders, through its commitment to offer customers a world-class home improvement and trade experience has recently welcomed three new stores to its growing footprint. Two in South Africa and one in Zambia brings the total number of stores to 112. These communities have been uplifted through employment opportunities to the tune of 152 jobs created as part of the three additional stores.  read more
Richard Brasher leads strong share price performance

Richard Brasher leads strong share price performance

06/08/2018 - 11:15
Pick n Pay CEO Richard Brasher may not have done enough to get the company’s share price over the R68 hurdle needed by November 2017, but he has overseen one of the strongest share price performances in the food retail sector over the past five years. read more
#WomensMonth: Margaret Hirsch shares lessons in life and business

#WomensMonth: Margaret Hirsch shares lessons in life and business

06/08/2018 - 10:42
From spending some of her childhood in foster care and working in a hairdressing salon at age 12, to being fired for being pregnant and starting the first business with just R900, Margaret Hirsch’s story is one that captures the imagination. An inspiration for women around the world, it’s her phenomenal resilience that’s been instrumental to the empire she’s built. read more
Clicks gives back to local learners as part of its 50th birthday

Clicks gives back to local learners as part of its 50th birthday

06/08/2018 - 08:51
Female learners at Zinqobele Secondary School in Empangeni, Durban were thrilled to receive a visit from Clicks senior management, who handed over free washable, reusable sanitary pads as part of the health and beauty retailer’s 50th birthday celebrations.  read more
Benefits to property funds of diversified retail portfolios reinforced - Clur Report

Benefits to property funds of diversified retail portfolios reinforced - Clur Report

02/08/2018 - 09:26
The benefits to property funds of diversified retail portfolios in the current market, in terms of shopping centre format, profile and geography, have again been reinforced by latest trading results, according to the Clur Report of SA Retail Property for May. read more
TFG appoints new chief finance officer

TFG appoints new chief finance officer

01/08/2018 - 20:45
Ntuli leaves Grindrod Freight Services to take up the role in September when Anthony Thunström become CEO of TFG. read more
115 new jobs created by Checkers Mica Mall store opening

115 new jobs created by Checkers Mica Mall store opening

01/08/2018 - 20:34
Checkers opened the doors to its new store at The Square shopping centre in Ladysmith on Thursday, 26 July 2018, creating 115 new jobs. The store’s total staff complement of 139 includes 101 youth and 104 women. read more
Research reveals SA has more than 23 million square metres of retail space

Research reveals SA has more than 23 million square metres of retail space

31/07/2018 - 11:19
According to a recent study conducted by MSCI on behalf of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC), the current size of the South African retail market is estimated at around 23.4 million square metres (sqm) of gross lettable area (GLA) across 1959 individual shopping centres (as of July 2017). read more
Food Lover’s Market to offer paper bags nationally as of August 2018

Food Lover’s Market to offer paper bags nationally as of August 2018

31/07/2018 - 10:03
Food Lover’s Market, South Africa’s leading fresh produce retailer, today firmly established its continued commitment to a plastic-free shopping experience with the confirmation that paper bags will be available in Food Lover’s Market stores nationally as of 01 August 2018 - this is after the successful implementation of paper straws nationally and a successful pilot of paper bags in the Western Cape during the month of July.  read more
Pick n Pay focuses on 15,000 jobs and 4 new initiatives

Pick n Pay focuses on 15,000 jobs and 4 new initiatives

31/07/2018 - 08:32
While South Africa is not over the worst yet, the country is heading in a distinctly more optimistic direction, says Pick n Pay chairman Gareth Ackerman, speaking at the company’s AGM on Monday (30 July). read more
Africa's customer experience experts descend on Cape Town

Africa's customer experience experts descend on Cape Town

27/07/2018 - 09:04
Africa's top customer experience experts are gathering Cape Town for the 7th annual Customer Experience Management Africa Summit, held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on the 1st and 2nd of August.  read more
SA malls targeted by bomb threats

SA malls targeted by bomb threats

26/07/2018 - 12:06
In recent weeks, there have many a number of accounts of explosive and incendiary (fire-starting) devices being reported at various shopping centres and retail stores across the country. Hoaxes or terrorist plots? The truth is unknown but it is no secret, malls and shopping centres across the country are being targeted by the criminal underworld.  read more
Annual SACSC Congress to focus on innovation, facing disruption and 'game changers' in the industry

Annual SACSC Congress to focus on innovation, facing disruption and 'game changers' in the industry

26/07/2018 - 10:58
One of the most highly anticipated events on the South African shopping centre and retail calendar is fast approaching – the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) 22nd Annual Congress sponsored by Broll Property Group. read more
Shoprite launches competition to boost small businesses

Shoprite launches competition to boost small businesses

25/07/2018 - 09:42
Small business owners with an annual turnover of less than R1 million are invited to enter the very first Shoprite Hustle competition before 22 September 2018.  read more
Edcon sticks with old store format in modern retail world

Edcon sticks with old store format in modern retail world

25/07/2018 - 08:54
The struggling retailer is going back to basics as it prepares itself for the biggest battle in its history. read more
Shoprite Nigeria opens its 25th store

Shoprite Nigeria opens its 25th store

23/07/2018 - 15:30
Shoprite Nigeria opened its 25th store on 19 July 2018 in Novare Central, the newly launched shopping mall in Wuse, Abuja. read more
Massmart shares surge on surprise results

Massmart shares surge on surprise results

23/07/2018 - 08:10
Retailer Massmart’s share price jumped almost 9% after the group reported a better than expected performance for the half-year to end-June. read more
Converse opens its first Cape Town store

Converse opens its first Cape Town store

19/07/2018 - 16:12
One of the most recognised sneaker brands, Converse Inc. announced the opening of their sixth specialty retail store in South Africa.  read more
David Jones impairment to send Woolworths into the red

David Jones impairment to send Woolworths into the red

19/07/2018 - 13:44
Woolworths will report a loss due to the impairment of its Australian department store chain David Jones. read more
Dis-Chem says pricing is behind its increase in market share

Dis-Chem says pricing is behind its increase in market share

19/07/2018 - 11:05
Healthcare retailer Dis-Chem says its "everyday low price" strategy held it in good stead, as the group was winning market share in all key categories.  read more
Angolan hyperinflation shock hits Shoprite

Angolan hyperinflation shock hits Shoprite

19/07/2018 - 08:36
Hyperinflation in Angola dragged down Shoprite’s full-year revenue, sending the share price down as much as 6.5% on Wednesday.  read more
528 000 meals & counting - SA unites this Mandela Day

528 000 meals & counting - SA unites this Mandela Day

18/07/2018 - 13:33
South Africans united this Mandela Day and together raised enough food to provide over 500 000 meals to those who go hungry every day. This number is expected to climb through the week. read more
 MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Better SA partnership helps combat youth unemployment with collaborative volunteer event

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Better SA partnership helps combat youth unemployment with collaborative volunteer event

18/07/2018 - 11:24
In celebration of what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Better SA partnership hosted an innovative, collaborative volunteer event to help combat youth unemployment.  read more
Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Awards joins forces with Checkers to offer consumers an award-winning choice

Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Awards joins forces with Checkers to offer consumers an award-winning choice

17/07/2018 - 10:41
One of Southern Africa’s leading drinks competitions, the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards, has entered into a partnership with Checkers which will give consumers greater access to the competition’s award-winning wines and spirits. The agreement will see Checkers offering a selection of Michelangelo winners in its general retail outlets and liquor stores after this year’s awards ceremony, which is to be held on 29 September. read more
DHL partners with MallforAfrica to deliver African-made products to the world

DHL partners with MallforAfrica to deliver African-made products to the world

17/07/2018 - 09:30
DHL, the world’s leading international express services provider, today announced its partnership with e-commerce giant, MallforAfrica’s new platform, Marketplace Africa, to help online retailers bring African-made products to the US and global market.  read more
Tills chime for Pick n Pay’s Zim stores as retail, hoteling income grow

Tills chime for Pick n Pay’s Zim stores as retail, hoteling income grow

16/07/2018 - 10:47
Pick n Pay is raking in the profits from Zimbabwe and its partner in the struggling country is now looking to open more stores buoyed by stronger performance from its other operations across city and resort hotels as well as agro-processing. read more
Cake decorating products found unfit for consumption

Cake decorating products found unfit for consumption

13/07/2018 - 16:19
Many brightly coloured icings and most glitters that make cupcakes look so wonderful are not food grade, far from it - they are tiny bits of plastic, and the glitter is being widely mis-sold and misused.  read more
 Woolworths recalls Frozen Savoury Rice Mix as a precaution

Woolworths recalls Frozen Savoury Rice Mix as a precaution

11/07/2018 - 07:41
Following a worldwide product recall issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency, and purely as a precautionary measure, Woolworths is recalling their Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product (6009173621740). read more
Ackermans shines at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Awards

Ackermans shines at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Awards

10/07/2018 - 15:07
The AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Awards has recognised leading value retailer Ackermans as one of the top brands in the South African township sector.  read more
There’s still time to be part of Africa’s biggest cleanup

There’s still time to be part of Africa’s biggest cleanup

10/07/2018 - 08:36
It is not too late to join Africa’s Biggest Cleanup Event powered by Shoprite as over 6000 people across the continent come together to clean their communities in more than 500 different events. read more
Edcon pursues higher-margin local products

Edcon pursues higher-margin local products

10/07/2018 - 07:43
Edcon says its shelves will increasingly be stocked with locally sourced house brands, as the struggling clothing retailer continues to unwind its foreign-brand strategy. read more
Edgars parent to close Boardmans, La Senza and other chains in recovery plan

Edgars parent to close Boardmans, La Senza and other chains in recovery plan

06/07/2018 - 07:39
Edcon Holdings’ latest recovery plan includes closing chains including Red Square cosmetics and La Senza lingerie and attempting to lure their customers to its flagship Edgars clothing stores. read more
Shoprite brings much-needed relief following escalating petrol price

Shoprite brings much-needed relief following escalating petrol price

05/07/2018 - 08:12
As South Africans brace themselves for yet another petrol price increase to a record R16 a litre, the Shoprite Group is working hard to keep prices low and subsidise prices where it can to bring relief to consumers who are feeling the effect of escalating petrol prices and other rising costs on their pockets.  read more
Pick n Pay pilots compostable bags on International Plastic Bag Free Day

Pick n Pay pilots compostable bags on International Plastic Bag Free Day

03/07/2018 - 13:34
Pick n Pay became the first South African retailer to trial compostable bags as an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags. The one-day trial at its V&A Waterfront store will gauge customer reaction which will inform further industry discussions on alternatives to plastic bags. read more
V&A Waterfront and Pick n Pay partner to banish plastic on International Plastic Bag Free Day

V&A Waterfront and Pick n Pay partner to banish plastic on International Plastic Bag Free Day

03/07/2018 - 13:21
On International Plastic Bag Free Day the V&A Waterfront’s commitment to eliminating single-use plastic is being supported by a public awareness campaign in the busy Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre and through collaborative partnerships with tenants. read more
Builders Express opens in Thavhani City in a retail-first for the region

Builders Express opens in Thavhani City in a retail-first for the region

03/07/2018 - 08:31
Thavhani City, the major economic centre in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, has welcomed the opening of the first Builders Express in the region in its precinct. read more
Research reveals SA's love for loyalty programs

Research reveals SA's love for loyalty programs

29/06/2018 - 13:40
Research shows that most people in SA belong to more than one programme, scoring cash or points and discounts on everything from travel, fuel, healthy foods and activities, to washing powder. read more
The SACSC announces new president

The SACSC announces new president

29/06/2018 - 13:11
Property sector stalwart Stephan Le Roux has been appointed as the new South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) president. read more
Woolworths Australian chain David Jones axes managers

Woolworths Australian chain David Jones axes managers

29/06/2018 - 10:07
Woolworths’s ailing Australian department store chain, the value of which has already been slashed by more than R7bn, has wielded the axe once again. read more
TFG named ‘Retailer of the Year’ at  2018 Canal Walk Retail Excellence Awards

TFG named ‘Retailer of the Year’ at 2018 Canal Walk Retail Excellence Awards

28/06/2018 - 11:32
Fashion and lifestyle retailer, TFG walked away with the prestigious ‘Retailer of the Year’ award at the 2018 Canal Walk Retail Excellence Awards. The Group has 26 stores trading in the shopping centre, representing all of its local brands.  read more
Leroy Merlin to give SA retailers a run for money

Leroy Merlin to give SA retailers a run for money

28/06/2018 - 11:03
French homeware improvement retailer Leroy Merlin will be seeking to lay a foundation in SA when it officially opens its first retail store in the second quarter of 2018. read more
From pineapple juice to agtech: Investors are hungry for a piece of Africa’s food industry

From pineapple juice to agtech: Investors are hungry for a piece of Africa’s food industry

27/06/2018 - 14:16
Africa’s agribusiness and food sector registered strong private equity deal activity during May 2018, according to industry information service Africa Private Equity News. read more
Billionaire Christo Wiese cuts Shoprite stake to free up about R3.8bn

Billionaire Christo Wiese cuts Shoprite stake to free up about R3.8bn

27/06/2018 - 11:42
South African billionaire Christo Wiese will reduce his stake in Africa’s biggest supermarket chain by about R3.8bn as the businessman most stung by the near collapse of Steinhoff boosts his liquidity.  read more
Mass management walkout under way at Star’s Tekkie Town

Mass management walkout under way at Star’s Tekkie Town

27/06/2018 - 10:00
The crisis of leadership created at Steinhoff Africa Retail (Star) subsidiary Tekkie Town following the immediate resignation of its CEO and chief operating officer appears to have been compounded, following news that a raft of senior managers have resigned as well. read more
Long4Life acquires leading footwear and clothing brand, Rage

Long4Life acquires leading footwear and clothing brand, Rage

26/06/2018 - 15:03
Investment company Long4Life is delighted to announce its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Rage Distribution Proprietary Limited (Rage). read more
Pick n Pay & FoodForward SA launch the 2018 Mandela Day Food Drive

Pick n Pay & FoodForward SA launch the 2018 Mandela Day Food Drive

26/06/2018 - 11:43
The goal: Collect 250 tonnes of food over three days to provide over a million meals. This is the task ahead for Pick n Pay and FoodForward SA’s second consecutive 2018 Mandela Day Food Drive, and they are encouraging South Africans to unite together to reach this goal.  read more
Shoprite Group set for Africa’s biggest cleanup

Shoprite Group set for Africa’s biggest cleanup

25/06/2018 - 13:24
The Shoprite Group is staging Africa’s biggest cleanup at which over 6 000 people in nine countries are expected to participate in almost 500 events from 14-18 July to remove waste from communities.  read more
Pampers & Pick n Pay raise R1m for South African newborns

Pampers & Pick n Pay raise R1m for South African newborns

22/06/2018 - 13:33
Brand of baby nappies, Pampers has partnered with South Africa’s largest Supermarket Chain, Pick n Pay to help raise R1 million to support The United Nations Children's Funds (UNICEF’s) First 1000 Days initiative. read more
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet wins big at the Loyalty Magazine Awards in London

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet wins big at the Loyalty Magazine Awards in London

21/06/2018 - 15:14
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet scooped three major awards at the Loyalty Magazine Awards held in London recently. The fundraising programme was awarded Best CSR Initiative Linked to Loyalty, Best Long-Term Loyalty Programme and also received the prestigious Regional Loyalty Champions of the Year for Middle East & Africa award.  read more
Online shopping grows in SA

Online shopping grows in SA

21/06/2018 - 10:21
Although traditional retail stores dominate the South African market, consumers are choosing the online option for cheaper technical goods purchases. read more
Tiger Brands may not find how deadly bacteria entered its plant

Tiger Brands may not find how deadly bacteria entered its plant

21/06/2018 - 08:28
Tiger Brands may never know how a strain of bacteria linked by the government to the world’s deadliest outbreak of listeriosis entered its factory. read more
Township retail and shopping centre market growing at a rapid pace

Township retail and shopping centre market growing at a rapid pace

20/06/2018 - 10:40
Despite a challenging economy and disruptions, townships have become hubs for big development in retail and brands. read more
Woolworths partners with FoodForward SA

Woolworths partners with FoodForward SA

19/06/2018 - 14:27
Woolworths has announced that it is joining forces with national non-profit organisation (NPO), FoodForward SA to increase access to food across the country.  read more
SA consumers increasingly in favour of store cards over credit cards

SA consumers increasingly in favour of store cards over credit cards

19/06/2018 - 11:14
There has been a significant increase in the number of store cards held by consumers who elected to go under debt review in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. read more
Spree and Superbalist merge to create larger, more focused fashion platform

Spree and Superbalist merge to create larger, more focused fashion platform

19/06/2018 - 08:08
Media24 and Takealot.com announced that they will merge their online fashion brands, Spree and Superbalist, creating an exciting online fashion platform for South African consumers.  read more
Drastic drop in bottled water sales, as Capetonians become more self-sufficient

Drastic drop in bottled water sales, as Capetonians become more self-sufficient

18/06/2018 - 13:46
The massive spike in Cape Town’s bottled water sales, which increased by 118% in December and January after the announcement of Day Zero, has dropped drastically and some outlets are selling stock at half-price to clear the shelves. read more
Nestlé Mossel Bay factory goes drought-friendly by extracting water from milk

Nestlé Mossel Bay factory goes drought-friendly by extracting water from milk

18/06/2018 - 13:34
A milk factory in Mossel Bay has revolutionised its production processes by switching to an approach that will nearly eliminate its reliance on municipal water. read more
Pick n Pay opens new Harbour Bay Simon’s Town franchise

Pick n Pay opens new Harbour Bay Simon’s Town franchise

18/06/2018 - 08:39
The partnership between Pick n Pay franchise co-owners Gary Williams and Julian Hobson 10 years ago at their store in Fish Hoek, Cape Town, has culminated in job creation of 90 new jobs at their new premises in Simon’s Town.  read more
Record 2.15 billion PET plastic bottles recycled in SA in 2017

Record 2.15 billion PET plastic bottles recycled in SA in 2017

15/06/2018 - 15:31
A record 2.15 billion plastic bottles, weighing in at 93 235 tonnes, were recycled by the South African PET plastic industry in 2017 – saving 578 000m3 of landfill and creating 64 000 income-generating opportunities in the process. read more
Shoprite supports female community champions

Shoprite supports female community champions

15/06/2018 - 09:34
A community in rural Limpopo is celebrating following a partnership that resulted in a fully resourced creche, better-equipped carers and good nutrition for preschoolers. read more
Africa’s CX Summit to tackle return on investment

Africa’s CX Summit to tackle return on investment

14/06/2018 - 16:06
The 2018 edition of CEM Africa will focus on return on investment as the African CX market matures and investment increases. read more
Shoprite and Checkers wins recycled product of the year at 2018 PETCO Awards

Shoprite and Checkers wins recycled product of the year at 2018 PETCO Awards

13/06/2018 - 08:59
Shoprite and Checkers were awarded the Recycled Product of the Year at the 2018 PETCO Awards, the South African PET Recycling Company’s annual awards and the industry’s biggest celebration of recycling and waste management excellence.  read more
Luxury powerhouse Gucci brings craftsmanship in-house

Luxury powerhouse Gucci brings craftsmanship in-house

12/06/2018 - 14:51
Kering’s fashion powerhouse Gucci is bringing more manufacturing in-house as luxury firms step up efforts to meet demand from Chinese shoppers with slicker operations. read more
FALKE to expand global footprint with brand presence in Australia

FALKE to expand global footprint with brand presence in Australia

12/06/2018 - 13:57
Legwear specialists FALKE South Africa will this month be expanding its global footprint when they establish a retail presence in Australia.  read more
Unilever backs sustainability promise with R50m biomass boiler

Unilever backs sustainability promise with R50m biomass boiler

12/06/2018 - 11:26
South Africa’s largest fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer, Unilever, unveiled a R50-million biomass boiler at its historic Maydon Wharf Factory in Durban. read more
FASA's Franchise Awards winners announced

FASA's Franchise Awards winners announced

12/06/2018 - 10:04
The Franchise Association of South Africa’s Awards for Excellence in Franchising, sponsored by Sanlam, reflects what’s trending in worldwide consumer circles and cements the franchise community’s commitment to growing the economy and to job creation. read more
Tiger Brands switches up its executive committee

Tiger Brands switches up its executive committee

12/06/2018 - 09:15
Tiger Brands has made changes in the group’s executive committee following SA’s deadly outbreak of listeriosis in the first half of the year. read more
Shoprite set to empower 12 000+ youths with skills development programme

Shoprite set to empower 12 000+ youths with skills development programme

11/06/2018 - 18:02
This youth month Africa’s largest retailer is set to reach its target of empowering more than 12 000 youths (aged 18-29 years) to enter the retail sector or start their own business.  read more
Mr Price cuts final dividend despite double-digit profit growth

Mr Price cuts final dividend despite double-digit profit growth

08/06/2018 - 09:32
After generously raising its interim dividend by 22%, Mr Price cut its final dividend by 6%. read more
Pick n Pay announces plastic reductions in support of World Oceans Day

Pick n Pay announces plastic reductions in support of World Oceans Day

08/06/2018 - 08:09
To mark World Oceans Day on 8 June 2018 and in recognition of the impact that plastic has on the oceans, Pick n Pay has announced a set of focused initiatives to reduce plastic waste. read more
SA’s trendiest kids design new winter ranges exclusive to Ackermans

SA’s trendiest kids design new winter ranges exclusive to Ackermans

07/06/2018 - 13:16
Daniella dos Santos (‘Dani’, 16) and Nikhil Govender (‘Nixie’, 11), winners of Ackermans’ 2017 Style Squad Young Fashion Designer Competition, are launching their very own girls’ and boys’ winter ranges; which will be available from Ackermans stores across Southern Africa in June 2018.  read more
FreshStop Fort Gale in Mthatha named as finalist in the 2018 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Awards

FreshStop Fort Gale in Mthatha named as finalist in the 2018 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Awards

07/06/2018 - 13:07
The prestigious NACS Insight industry body has announced its finalists for the 2018 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Awards and local entrant, FreshStop at Caltex Fort Gale store in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, made the cut. read more
SACSC awards season is open

SACSC awards season is open

07/06/2018 - 12:49
The South African political and economic landscape has experienced undeniable strain over the past few years. From leadership changes to service delivery disruptions and the fluctuating Rand, one would be forgiven if they called these occurrences ‘absolute chaos’. read more
Shoprite and Checkers to donate a portion of ALL cakes sold to CANSA

Shoprite and Checkers to donate a portion of ALL cakes sold to CANSA

07/06/2018 - 11:56
Supporting the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) this June is a piece of cake, as Shoprite and Checkers will donate a portion of ALL cakes sold in their stores to CANSA.  read more
Woolworths steps up action on plastic packaging

Woolworths steps up action on plastic packaging

07/06/2018 - 11:12
Woolworths plans to phase out nonrecyclable plastic packaging for its own products — as well as plastic shopping bags, straws and earbuds — by 2022. read more
Philip Morris SA urges exemption for new product

Philip Morris SA urges exemption for new product

31/05/2018 - 13:31
Philip Morris SA has urged the government to create exemption in its new tobacco bill that would enable it to provide consumers information about its heated tobacco product, IQOS. read more
Pepkor name is back as Star distances itself from Steinhoff

Pepkor name is back as Star distances itself from Steinhoff

30/05/2018 - 14:24
Steinhoff Africa Retail (Star) is planning to distance itself from its scandal-ridden parent by changing its name back to the original Pepkor. read more
Shoprite De Doorns creates 53 new jobs

Shoprite De Doorns creates 53 new jobs

30/05/2018 - 11:29
The opening of Shoprite De Doorns on Thursday, 24 May 2018, has created 53 new jobs in the local community. read more
Tiger Brands to continue polony production in October

Tiger Brands to continue polony production in October

30/05/2018 - 09:07
Tiger Brands is basing its calculations of losses due to listeriosis on reopening its Enterprise polony factory in Polokwane in time to start production in October, it told shareholders on 24th May 2018. read more
Spar turns its problem Swiss acquisition profitable

Spar turns its problem Swiss acquisition profitable

30/05/2018 - 08:43
South African sales would have been higher were it not for the listeriosis outbreak, CEO Graham O’Connor says. read more
SA’s battle of the boerewors is back

SA’s battle of the boerewors is back

28/05/2018 - 14:44
Entries for the 2018 Championship Boerewors competition are now open. With a new competition structure in place, it is now even more accessible for those with a special recipe for traditional boerewors up their sleeves.  read more
Ballito Junction Mall sets first year trading records

Ballito Junction Mall sets first year trading records

28/05/2018 - 13:52
Twelve million people spent nearly R2 billion at Ballito Junction Regional Mall during its first year. This iconic young shopping centre is already outperforming in its industry, market segment, and region, and has become a firm favourite in its immediate market and beyond. read more
Massmart braces for bleak interim earnings

Massmart braces for bleak interim earnings

25/05/2018 - 09:06
Interim profit could fall by nearly 70%, thanks to restructuring costs, the Walmart-owned retailer says. read more
Tiger Brands reels from listeriosis fallout, but still pays dividend

Tiger Brands reels from listeriosis fallout, but still pays dividend

24/05/2018 - 10:05
The interim dividend is unchanged from a year ago. read more
Rhodes Food turns to Africa for growth

Rhodes Food turns to Africa for growth

23/05/2018 - 15:41
Western Cape-based food producer Rhodes Food Group is deepening its growth in the sub-Saharan Africa region, as the international market is marred by uncertainty.  read more
Shoprite introduces new mobile transactional banking service

Shoprite introduces new mobile transactional banking service

23/05/2018 - 11:25
Access to banking services just got easier and more inclusive with Shoprite Money - a new mobile transactional banking service which is available to everyone, even those without existing bank accounts. read more
Verimark delivers excellent growth performance

Verimark delivers excellent growth performance

23/05/2018 - 08:36
South Africa’s market-leading direct retail group, Verimark, today announced that notwithstanding the challenging economic environment in South Africa, the company has delivered one of its best performances to date, as reflected by growth in sales and profitability for the year ended 28 February 2018.  read more
Ongoing Listeria threat emphasises the need for food control agency

Ongoing Listeria threat emphasises the need for food control agency

21/05/2018 - 14:06
Having identified the source of the worst Listeria outbreak on record, claiming 201 lives to-date, is it safe to assume that South Africans can now trust that the food products they purchase are not contaminated with harmful bacteria? According to the food industry’s sanitation and hygiene experts, the worst is yet to come if greater governance and enforceable standards are not implemented within the South African food industry.  read more
Pick n Pay brings more flavour and variety with new fresh offering

Pick n Pay brings more flavour and variety with new fresh offering

21/05/2018 - 13:41
Pick n Pay has relaunched its fresh offering, introducing both new product lines and new packaging, underpinned by its new fresh promise – Perfectly fresh, whatever it takes. The lines will offer something for all tastes and budgets and will be rolled out from this month. read more