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Shoprite Angola makes substantial food donation

Shoprite Angola makes substantial food donation

14/06/2019 - 11:30
More than 2300 children across Angola recently benefited from food donations from all 14 Shoprite stores in the country. read more
Shoprite opens its first distribution centre in Botswana

Shoprite opens its first distribution centre in Botswana

13/06/2019 - 09:40
Shoprite Botswana recently opened its own world-class distribution centre (DC) in Taung, Gaborone. read more
Woolworths share price recovers on renewed optimism

Woolworths share price recovers on renewed optimism

13/06/2019 - 09:04
Shares in Woolworths have rebounded in recent weeks, thanks to a recovery in the sector and optimism that the worst may be over for the high-end retailer, whose foray into Australia has proven costly for investors. read more
Shoprite Group takes on youth upskilling

Shoprite Group takes on youth upskilling

11/06/2019 - 10:22
Recognising the sacrifices South Africa’s youth continue to make to improve their education, even as youth unemployment reaches 55.2%, the Shoprite Group continues to upskill thousands of people every year.  read more
All systems go for Atteridgeville R1.2bn Capital Mall

All systems go for Atteridgeville R1.2bn Capital Mall

10/06/2019 - 15:48
The much-anticipated R1.2 billion Capital Mall in Atteridgeville will go ahead despite efforts to halt its construction on the basis that it would “cannibalise” smaller shopping centres in the vicinity.  read more
Zimbabwe retailers forge ahead despite systemic constraints

Zimbabwe retailers forge ahead despite systemic constraints

10/06/2019 - 15:36
Zimbabwe’s biggest retail operator, OK Zimbabwe is revamping its outlets and plans to open more stores, riding on the back of a 37 percent revenue increase and limited exposure to foreign currency woes afflicting other operators and industries in the country. read more
Foschini, Clicks offering good returns

Foschini, Clicks offering good returns

10/06/2019 - 14:55
Prospects for retail sector companies on the JSE had withered this year in line with the slumping economy, but there were outliers, such as Foschini and Clicks, providing good returns for shareholders in the sector, analysts said. read more
Woolworths appoints former Alfred Dunhill CEO as a director

Woolworths appoints former Alfred Dunhill CEO as a director

10/06/2019 - 14:10
High-end retailer Woolworths has appointed Christopher Colfer, a former CEO of Richemont’s Alfred Dunhill business, as an independent non-executive director, with effect from July 1. read more
Steinhoff, Tongaat woes raise auditor scrutiny

Steinhoff, Tongaat woes raise auditor scrutiny

10/06/2019 - 13:57
Steinhoff's [JSE:SNH] financial scandal and sugar maker Tongaat Hulett’s [JSE:TON] admission it may need to restate results is spurring South African auditors to weigh tougher measures for the profession. read more
Pick n Pay's Richard Brasher earned R32m in year to March

Pick n Pay's Richard Brasher earned R32m in year to March

10/06/2019 - 13:09
Pick n Pay CEO Richard Brasher, the former head of Tesco in the UK who is credited with turning around the SA grocery retailer since joining in 2013, was paid R32m for the group’s 2019 financial year. read more
Ackermans receives top nod in new kids category at 2019 Beeld Reader’s Choice Awards

Ackermans receives top nod in new kids category at 2019 Beeld Reader’s Choice Awards

07/06/2019 - 10:23
South Africa’s leading value retailer Ackermans has been announced as the Platinum winner in the Children’s Clothing Store category at the 2019 Beeld Reader’s Choice Awards. read more
Suspended Choppies CEO denies wrongdoing

Suspended Choppies CEO denies wrongdoing

07/06/2019 - 09:05
Suspended Choppies Enterprises CEO Ramachandran Ottapathu has denied any wrongdoing and says he will challenge his suspension in court. read more
Pick n Pay commits to monthly beach clean-ups

Pick n Pay commits to monthly beach clean-ups

06/06/2019 - 11:50
Pick n Pay has launched monthly People n Planet Beach Clean-Ups which will see the retailer partner with local organisations across the country to drive public awareness for plastic waste and action for responsible disposal.  read more
Woolworths partners with WILDTRUST to boost innovative recycling villages

Woolworths partners with WILDTRUST to boost innovative recycling villages

06/06/2019 - 11:15
In celebration of World Environment Day, a day that encourages citizen-action to improve our environment, Woolworths has announced a partnership aimed at increasing recycling rates in South Africa.  read more
Pick n Pay reduces its energy intensity by well over a third

Pick n Pay reduces its energy intensity by well over a third

05/06/2019 - 15:47
Since 2008 Pick n Pay has reduced its energy intensity per square metre by 36.9% through both improvements in technology and behavioural change. The group has also expanded its solar installations.  read more
Mr Price rethinks international strategy after leaving Australia

Mr Price rethinks international strategy after leaving Australia

03/06/2019 - 13:52
Mr Price Group’s new CEO wants the retailer to take a new approach to offshore growth after the group pulled the plug on its fledgling Australian business and as it considers doing the same in Poland. read more
La Lucia Mall given major make-over

La Lucia Mall given major make-over

03/06/2019 - 09:57
La Lucia Mall is undertaking a major upgrade that aims to modernise and re-imagine its retail space. The centre said it had undergone eight extensions and five major mall upgrades since it first opened its doors in 1974 in order to be at the forefront of retail trends. read more
Shoprite facilitates radical makeover of Plastic City preschool

Shoprite facilitates radical makeover of Plastic City preschool

31/05/2019 - 11:28
As the world commemorates International Children’s Day (1 June) with its focus on the protection of children, a Brakpan preschool has undergone a dramatic transformation following support from the Shoprite Group. read more
Food Lover's Market opens eatery in Braamfontein, to record numbers

Food Lover's Market opens eatery in Braamfontein, to record numbers

31/05/2019 - 11:20
Food Lover’s Market has expanded its hugely popular eatery stores in Gauteng with the launch of Food Lover’s Eatery in Braamfontein’s Business Improvement District. The store opened on May 16 to a positive response from the local business community and the University of the Witswatersrand students. The newest addition to the Eatery division saw 4,000 customers on opening day, with a queue leading out of the store for most of the day.  read more
Mr Price Group's shares rally on annual results

Mr Price Group's shares rally on annual results

31/05/2019 - 10:16
Mr Price Group’s shares opened sharply higher after the company raised its annual dividend thanks to better earnings. read more
Massmart wins grocery store battle

Massmart wins grocery store battle

31/05/2019 - 09:22
Massmart, which owns the Game and Makro chains and other smaller retailers, received a major boost after the Competition Commission said Spar, Pick n Pay, Shoprite and Woolworths should be barred from entering into long-term exclusive lease agreements. read more
Competition body criticizes exclusive long-term leases by supermarket chains

Competition body criticizes exclusive long-term leases by supermarket chains

29/05/2019 - 15:01
Long-term exclusive lease agreements by SA's major supermarket chains at shopping centres are stopping new competitors from getting a foothold, the Competition Commission has found.  read more
Cash retail chain and new credit rules boost Lewis Group's bottom line

Cash retail chain and new credit rules boost Lewis Group's bottom line

29/05/2019 - 14:36
The acquisition of cash retailer United Furniture Outlets (UFO), along with changes to credit granting regulations, boosted the results for the furniture and appliance retailer Lewis Group, despite a sluggish economy. read more
Ram Harisunker celebrates 50-year milestone with Shoprite

Ram Harisunker celebrates 50-year milestone with Shoprite

29/05/2019 - 11:33
Ram Harisunker this month celebrates 50 years with the Shoprite Group in a distinguished career which took him from receiving clerk to main board director.  read more
Global footprint for SA veldskoen

Global footprint for SA veldskoen

29/05/2019 - 10:17
Prince Harry wears them, Ashton Kutcher bought a share in the company that makes them and these days some brides even get married in them. We’re talking about the common or garden South African veldskoen, but there’s nothing ordinary about these shoes with their zany different coloured soles available in a seven-colour spectrum.  read more
Pepkor says market-share gains boosted half-year earnings

Pepkor says market-share gains boosted half-year earnings

29/05/2019 - 09:34
Pepkor, which owns the Pep and Ackermans brands, says sales and earnings rose in the six months to end-March thanks partly to market-share gains in clothing and merchandise. read more
Construction underway on Paledi Mall's R130m expansion

Construction underway on Paledi Mall's R130m expansion

27/05/2019 - 15:22
Building contractors are on site at Paledi Mall in the rural Limpopo town of Mankweng, with construction underway on the 7000m² third phase expansion of the centre that will take it to 32,000m² in size. The project will entrench the mall’s position as a regional shopping centre for the community with several new stores, service offerings, and leisure spaces. read more
Africa’s largest retailer fights hunger every day

Africa’s largest retailer fights hunger every day

27/05/2019 - 11:05
As World Hunger Day (28 May 2019) reminds consumers that more than 821 million people do not have enough food and that 60% of the world’s hungry are women, the Shoprite Group remains fully committed to the fight against hunger in all the countries where it operates. read more
TFG's investment in online offering pays off

TFG's investment in online offering pays off

27/05/2019 - 09:14
Online turnover grew 57.2% in the year and now accounts for 8.8% of group sales, with 23 brands of its 29 now available online. read more
Massmart appoints new CEO, but shares fall on warning earnings will halve

Massmart appoints new CEO, but shares fall on warning earnings will halve

24/05/2019 - 08:39
Shares in Massmart, which owns the Game and Makro chains, fell 12.5% to R68.24 in early trade on Thursday after the retailer said earnings in the six months to June could more than halve.  read more
New SANBWA guide reveals the tastes of SA's bottled water

New SANBWA guide reveals the tastes of SA's bottled water

24/05/2019 - 08:31
The South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA) has published a guide to the ‘taste’ of its members’ products. read more
Bidcorp expects higher food inflation in SA

Bidcorp expects higher food inflation in SA

23/05/2019 - 09:16
Global food-services group Bidcorp expects rising food price inflation in SA, where food producers and retailers are grappling with higher costs and low selling price increases. read more
Tiger Brands reports lower sales in wake of the listeriosis crisis

Tiger Brands reports lower sales in wake of the listeriosis crisis

22/05/2019 - 09:29
Tiger Brands, which was named as the culprit in the 2018 listeriosis outbreak, says sales in the six months to end-March edged lower because of a slump in processed-meat sales and weak revenues from outside SA. read more
Pick n Pay's partner Velokhaya expands to include feeding scheme for 200 children daily

Pick n Pay's partner Velokhaya expands to include feeding scheme for 200 children daily

21/05/2019 - 15:50
Almost 500 Pick n Pay Head Office employees – in partnership with Mellon Educate – volunteered their time and skills to build a kitchen and dining area at Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy in Khayelitsha last week. With this new facility, Velokhaya will launch a daily feeding scheme for around 200 children.  read more
Rhodes Food Group reports slight decline in net profit

Rhodes Food Group reports slight decline in net profit

21/05/2019 - 09:59
Rhodes Food Group, which makes Bull Brand corned meat and Bisto gravies, says profit after tax was slightly down in the six months to end-March despite better sales. read more
Pioneer Foods’ shares plunge to six-year low on earnings decline

Pioneer Foods’ shares plunge to six-year low on earnings decline

20/05/2019 - 16:24
Shares in Pioneer Foods, which makes Sasko bread and Ceres juice, plunged to a six-year low after the group said it was struggling to pass on higher costs to consumers. read more
Barcoding the retail world

Barcoding the retail world

20/05/2019 - 10:32
In our daily lives, we hardly give the barcode a second thought. We only really come across it when we’re shopping and even then, it’s merely a ‘bunch of lines and spaces’ that helps us process the transaction and buy an item. read more
Pick n Pay launches Cricket Super Cards

Pick n Pay launches Cricket Super Cards

20/05/2019 - 09:02
As the country’s excitement builds to back the Proteas, Pick n Pay has launched Cricket Super Cards for all South Africans to get to know their favourite cricket players.  read more
Richemont lifts dividend 5% as online platforms boost sales

Richemont lifts dividend 5% as online platforms boost sales

17/05/2019 - 08:52
Richemont chair John Rupert says group sales rose 27%, 'reflecting growth across all business areas and distribution channels.' read more
Plastic bags to be banned at some of SA's biggest malls, including Sandton City

Plastic bags to be banned at some of SA's biggest malls, including Sandton City

16/05/2019 - 09:07
JSE-listed real estate giant Liberty Two Degrees (L2D), which owns some of South Africa's top shopping malls, says it will implement a "no plastic shopping bag" policy at its malls by 1 January 2020. read more
Dischem's employee strike costs it more than 75m

Dischem's employee strike costs it more than 75m

16/05/2019 - 08:31
Dis-Chem Pharmacies says a strike by employees that lasted nearly five months shaved up to R76.4m off its profits in the year to end-February. read more
Sorbet chain boosts Brian Joffe's Long4Life in year to February

Sorbet chain boosts Brian Joffe's Long4Life in year to February

15/05/2019 - 15:08
Brian Joffe’s Long4Life says its Sorbet beauty and grooming business boosted profits in the year to end-February as the chain’s salons for male customers gained traction. read more
Spar lifts dividend after 'strong' interim performance

Spar lifts dividend after 'strong' interim performance

15/05/2019 - 08:53
Spar Group has hiked its half-year payout to shareholders by 5.2% on the back of “a strong performance” in the six months to end-March. read more
Against all odds: how a Shoprite supported small food garden feeds a whole community

Against all odds: how a Shoprite supported small food garden feeds a whole community

14/05/2019 - 14:32
Started by five local women from the Tumahole township on the outskirts of Parys in the Free State, Phahamang Basadi food garden has been providing fresh and affordable vegetables to the community since 2017. read more
Pepkor says half-year earnings rose up to 54.1%

Pepkor says half-year earnings rose up to 54.1%

14/05/2019 - 08:48
Pepkor, previously Steinhoff Africa Retail, said that its half-year earnings rose by up to 54.1%. read more
Steinhoff report reveals maelstrom of conflicts of interest

Steinhoff report reveals maelstrom of conflicts of interest

13/05/2019 - 11:30
Steinhoff International was for many years run by a board of tight-knit people, many of whom had done business together for decades. Just how close they were became apparent with the release of Steinhoff’s 2017 annual report which identified a plethora of related-party transactions that the company now says weren’t properly disclosed according to best corporate governance practice. read more
Clover set to return to profit in year to June

Clover set to return to profit in year to June

13/05/2019 - 10:15
Clover, which makes dairy-based foods and beverages, says it will return to profit in the year ending June 2019 after making its first annual loss in more than a decade in the prior year. read more
Edward Kieswetter resigns from Shoprite board

Edward Kieswetter resigns from Shoprite board

10/05/2019 - 13:59
Africa’s largest grocer Shoprite said that its lead independent director Edward Kieswetter had resigned as a result of his appointment as the commissioner of the SA Revenue Services (Sars).  read more
Massmart waiting for new blood

Massmart waiting for new blood

10/05/2019 - 09:59
With the share price almost 50% below its 12-month peak, there was little surprise from the market at the departure of Massmart CEO Guy Hayward. It comes a week after the news that CFO Johannes van Lierop was stepping down. read more
Experiential retail is trending in SA, report shows

Experiential retail is trending in SA, report shows

09/05/2019 - 16:26
With experiential retail being one of the hottest trends in the retail and shopping centre industry right now, the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) commissioned a research report to get insight into the growth of experiential retail in the local mall marketplace.  read more
Pick n Pay introduces novelty slippers for Slipper Day

Pick n Pay introduces novelty slippers for Slipper Day

09/05/2019 - 09:39
By purchasing your Slipper Day 2019 wristband for R10 at any Pick n Pay, Wimpy or Dis-Chem, you will contribute to providing strength, hope and courage to children with life-threating illnesses that Reach For A Dream empowers. read more
Little Shop, Little Garden and now...Little Checkers

Little Shop, Little Garden and now...Little Checkers

06/05/2019 - 09:17
Checkers customers who loved its highly popular Little Shop and Little Garden promotions are in for a treat with the launch of Little Checkers.  read more
Edcon's rescue deal gets thumbs up from competition watchdog

Edcon's rescue deal gets thumbs up from competition watchdog

03/05/2019 - 15:37
Without the deal with its creditors, there would have been a real danger that the retailer, which employs about 40,000 people, 14,000 of whom are full-time, would have gone under. The closure of Edcon would have had far-reaching implications, as its chains account for about 10% retail space in SA, and source much of their clothing from local manufacturers. Given the implications of Edcon shutting its doors, the government has been very supportive of the deal. read more
Shoprite creates more than 400 jobs in just two weeks

Shoprite creates more than 400 jobs in just two weeks

02/05/2019 - 16:08
South Africa’s largest private sector employer, the Shoprite Group, created 409 new jobs with the opening of 16 new stores across five provinces in South Africa during the second half of April 2019.  read more
Builders Warehouse opens doors to new Boksburg store

Builders Warehouse opens doors to new Boksburg store

02/05/2019 - 14:39
In a constant drive to excite and inspire customers, Builders has developed a new store prototype which was debuted at Builders Warehouse Boksburg last week. The store not only features a new layout and look & feel, it has been relocated from its previous site, adjacent to the new location, giving it a total overhaul.  read more
Pick n Pay: turnaround story of the decade

Pick n Pay: turnaround story of the decade

02/05/2019 - 14:17
Investors seem to think it’s the retail turnaround story of the decade. But while it’s indisputable that CEO Richard Brasher has finally steered Pick n Payout of the financial wilderness, the holy grail of fatter profit margins still remains elusive. read more
Massmart appoints new finance chief

Massmart appoints new finance chief

30/04/2019 - 12:54
Walmart-owned Massmart, the retailer whose brands include Makro and Game, says Mohammed Abdool-Samad will take over as its chief financial officer from August 1.  read more
BAT ‘is in good shape’ and expects higher earnings in 2019

BAT ‘is in good shape’ and expects higher earnings in 2019

25/04/2019 - 15:47
British American Tobacco (BAT) expects “another year of good earnings growth” in 2019, despite mooted regulations in the US and competitive threats, chair Richard Burrows says.  read more
Woolworths announces next phase in plastic bag free trial

Woolworths announces next phase in plastic bag free trial

24/04/2019 - 11:40
After a six-month trial in four of its Western Cape stores, including the launch of their first plastic bag free store, Woolworths confirms that it will be rolling out its new low-cost, reusable bag to more stores across the country as well as announcing three more ‘plastic shopping bag free’ stores.  read more
Cheap imported butter is undercutting local brands

Cheap imported butter is undercutting local brands

24/04/2019 - 11:31
South Africa has been a net importer of butter for years. In 2018, 85% of those imports came from as far afield as New Zealand, Denmark, Ireland, and the Ukraine. read more
Ackermans shines again at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Survey

Ackermans shines again at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Survey

24/04/2019 - 10:47
The 10th annual AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Survey, which measures brand relevance across all segments of the demographic, has awarded leading value retailer Ackermans the top award in the Clothing Retail: Children’s category. read more
Pick n Pay surprises local schools with Easter treats

Pick n Pay surprises local schools with Easter treats

19/04/2019 - 11:57
Two schools were recently surprised with chocolate eggs and hot cross buns ahead of the Easter Weekend.  read more
Checkers hot cross buns go viral

Checkers hot cross buns go viral

17/04/2019 - 13:42
Checkers hot cross buns are trending on social media and South Africans are in stitches following the release of a viral video in which a false-positive breathalyser reading was recorded for a police officer. read more
Tiger Brands to fight against listeriosis class-action lawsuit

Tiger Brands to fight against listeriosis class-action lawsuit

17/04/2019 - 13:02
Tiger Brands says it plans to put up a fight in a class-action lawsuit against the company relating to the deadly listeriosis outbreak of 2018. read more
Clicks says private-label products boosted interim earnings

Clicks says private-label products boosted interim earnings

17/04/2019 - 09:59
Clicks Group says it grew headline earnings by 12.9% to R763.3m in the six months to February thanks in part to better sales of its private-label products and higher profits from its distribution business. read more
 Water giants clean up their act in search for alternatives to plastic

Water giants clean up their act in search for alternatives to plastic

16/04/2019 - 14:43
Two of the world’s biggest water companies are thinking outside the bottle about how to hydrate consumers as environmental campaigners take aim at the enormous amount of plastic waste the industry produces. read more
Competition Commission probes removal of cigarette brands from Spar

Competition Commission probes removal of cigarette brands from Spar

16/04/2019 - 14:32
The Competition Commission is investigating the removal of certain brands of locally-produced cigarettes from the shelves of Spar, according to the Sunday Times. read more
Kit Kat Group well stocked and geared up for Easter

Kit Kat Group well stocked and geared up for Easter

16/04/2019 - 10:16
Easter is all about family, and that means food! With the Easter weekend just around the corner, many families are starting to plan for meals, and in an environment where consumers are looking to stretch their food budget as far as possible, the Kit Kat Group is promising great savings on basic food items and specials at its four Cash & Carry stores and 17 Express outlets across Gauteng. read more
Why thrift will be the next big retail trend

Why thrift will be the next big retail trend

15/04/2019 - 08:19
Thrift is increasingly going mainstream and a Gumtree survey estimates it could be worth more than R1trn in terms of items in SA households that are not being used, that the owners would happily sell. read more
Rooibos breaks into the $103-bn global chocolate market

Rooibos breaks into the $103-bn global chocolate market

12/04/2019 - 11:19
Master chocolatiers and candy-makers the world-over have been hard at work for months experimenting with new flavours and textures, trying to outdo one another in an effort to capture the lion’s share of the sales this Easter.  read more
Brimstone confirms exit from Clover deal

Brimstone confirms exit from Clover deal

12/04/2019 - 10:01
Brimstone Investments confirmed that it will not be participating in a consortium seeking to acquire SA’s biggest dairy producer Clover, but had agreed on a plan to facilitate its exit.  read more
Shoprite Nigeria lauded for promoting cashless transactions

Shoprite Nigeria lauded for promoting cashless transactions

12/04/2019 - 09:13
In a first for the retailer, Shoprite Nigeria was among the winners at this year’s Electronic Payment Incentive Scheme (EPIS) Efficiency Awards. read more
Pick n Pay approves further expansion in Zimbabwe despite market turbulence

Pick n Pay approves further expansion in Zimbabwe despite market turbulence

12/04/2019 - 08:58
Pick n Pay, under its joint venture deal in Zimbabwe, has approved an expansion programme in the troubled country despite waning consumer spending power and disturbances to operations in the past few months.  read more
Retailers feel the heat as e-commerce siphons off sales

Retailers feel the heat as e-commerce siphons off sales

11/04/2019 - 09:47
The start of 2019 has been bleak for most SA retailers, raising questions about the future of the sector. read more
2 out of 3 South African consumers participated in Black Friday - consumer expert

2 out of 3 South African consumers participated in Black Friday - consumer expert

11/04/2019 - 09:14
Data shows that 2 out of 3 South African consumers participated in Black Friday shopping at some point, according to Isana Cordier, sector head for consumer goods and services, corporate and investment banking at ABSA.  read more
Woolworths and Department of Trade and Industry launch largest ultra-fresh food manufacturing facility in the Southern Hemisphere, create 600 new jobs

Woolworths and Department of Trade and Industry launch largest ultra-fresh food manufacturing facility in the Southern Hemisphere, create 600 new jobs

11/04/2019 - 08:40
Last week, Zyda Rylands, CEO of Woolworths South Africa, together with the Department of Trade and Industry (‘the dti’) and the Gauteng Provincial Government officially opened the doors of In2food’s new 22 700m² food production facility in the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone in Johannesburg. As the largest and most diverse ultra-fresh food facility of its kind in the southern hemisphere, and the second largest C02 refrigeration facility in the world, the new Bonaero site was developed to Woolworths quality specifications and will create 600 new jobs. read more
Pick n Pay to shift plastic bag usage with 20 000 free reusable bags in-stores, every day

Pick n Pay to shift plastic bag usage with 20 000 free reusable bags in-stores, every day

09/04/2019 - 14:35
Over the next two weeks, Pick n Pay will give 20 000 customers a free reusable bag every day in stores across the country.  read more
Pick n Pay shares rise on annual turnover growth of nearly 10%

Pick n Pay shares rise on annual turnover growth of nearly 10%

09/04/2019 - 09:39
Pick n Pay, one of South Africa’s largest supermarket chains rose after the group reported turnover growth of almost 10 percent in the financial year to the end of March, underscoring the resilience of its South African division, which clawed back market share from competitors. read more
Shoprite serves 100 million R5 deli meals

Shoprite serves 100 million R5 deli meals

08/04/2019 - 09:37
This week Shoprite served its 100 millionth R5 deli meal since launching the affordable meal options almost two years ago.  read more
Physical stores are not dead, but boring retail is

Physical stores are not dead, but boring retail is

05/04/2019 - 16:18
Retail is not dead, and physical stores are not dead, but "boring retail" is dead, according to Linah Maigurira, Google's head of retail business in South Africa.  read more
Steinhoff delays release of audited results

Steinhoff delays release of audited results

05/04/2019 - 16:04
Steinhoff has further delayed the release of its audited 2017 and 2018 results, saying the findings of a PwC investigation into SA’s biggest corporate fraud have introduced a new layer of complexity to the process. read more
Veldskoene are hitting US as SA brands go global

Veldskoene are hitting US as SA brands go global

05/04/2019 - 10:52
Veldskoene are going global after US billionaire and investor Mark Cuban and actor Ashton Kutcher invested in local company Veldskoen Shoes.  read more
Tackling SA's food waste problem

Tackling SA's food waste problem

04/04/2019 - 14:04
About 90% of waste in South Africa is disposed of to landfills, where the food-waste component leads to the production of methane gas and carbon dioxide. Successfully cutting food loss and waste is a chance to turn around severe food insecurity felt by significant portions of the population. read more
Retailers cash in on customer loyalty

Retailers cash in on customer loyalty

04/04/2019 - 08:15
More and more consumers are buying into the idea of loyalty programmes — and it’s paying off for retailers in terms of valuable information, as well as increased revenues.  read more
Kit Kat group opens its 17th Kit Kat Express store

Kit Kat group opens its 17th Kit Kat Express store

03/04/2019 - 14:05
Hot on the heels of the opening of the Kit Kat group’s 16th Express store in Hammanskraal earlier this year, Tembisa welcomes the group’s 17th Kit Kat Express store. read more
Almost 100 new employees welcomed at Shoprite Botleng

Almost 100 new employees welcomed at Shoprite Botleng

03/04/2019 - 10:00
Shoprite created 90 new jobs with the opening of its new store in Botleng, just outside Delmas, this week. The store’s total staff complement is 111, which includes 81 youth (between the ages of 18 and 35) and 76 women. read more
 Carrefour franchisee on prowl for acquisitions to grow in Africa

Carrefour franchisee on prowl for acquisitions to grow in Africa

03/04/2019 - 08:42
Majid Al Futtaim Holding, an operator of French retailer Carrefour SA outlets, plans to boost its presence in Kenya as it looks to expand into eastern and southern Africa.  read more
Shoprite shakes up Zambia’s retail sector with world-class store

Shoprite shakes up Zambia’s retail sector with world-class store

01/04/2019 - 11:28
The Shoprite Group is set to change the face of retail in Zambia with the opening of the new world-class store in the Woodlands/Kabulonga area. read more
The future of cross-border retail: Challenges of scaling from South Africa into the continent

The future of cross-border retail: Challenges of scaling from South Africa into the continent

01/04/2019 - 09:33
At present, e-business in Africa remains a challenge. It may be better than it ever has been, but the truth is that lower literacy and internet penetration levels continue to limit the growth on the continent. However, this will not remain the status quo for long, as smartphone proliferation increases, data costs decrease and usability improves. Wallets, now commonplace, are an excellent example of this', bypassing the continent's challenges around depositing, withdrawing and transferring cash, as well as buying airtime and electricity. read more
Consumers rate SA's best supermarkets

Consumers rate SA's best supermarkets

28/03/2019 - 11:28
In an intensifying war for consumer share and brand growth and recognition, SA’s big five supermarket brands will need to do more to differentiate themselves when it comes to customer satisfaction. read more
Why pop-up stores are an easy sell

Why pop-up stores are an easy sell

28/03/2019 - 08:18
Pop-up stores are a smart way for mall owners to fill empty retail space on a temporary basis, and for businesses to punt their product without the overheads of the full store experience. read more
H&M confirms commitment to SA economy with new store openings, several local partnerships

H&M confirms commitment to SA economy with new store openings, several local partnerships

27/03/2019 - 14:47
Despite a subdued outlook for the South African retail sector in 2019, global fashion retailer H&M has firmly underlined its ongoing commitment to the local retail market with the announcement of two store openings scheduled in upcoming weeks, this along with several local partnerships placing strong emphasis on the brand’s ongoing sustainability work.  read more
Cape Town mall turns waste into power and fertiliser

Cape Town mall turns waste into power and fertiliser

27/03/2019 - 09:15
Property development company, Growthpoint Properties, has embarked on a partnership with Dutch green technology provider, Waste Transformers, for an innovative food waste conversion project at a Cape Town shopping mall. read more
How retailers can add value for consumers in turbulent economic times

How retailers can add value for consumers in turbulent economic times

25/03/2019 - 15:51
For the most part, it has been a dismal year for South African retailers; elevated household debt, higher fuel prices and an increase in value-added tax squeezed consumer spending. However, Ackermans, South Africa’s longest standing value retailer, performed well over 2018 reporting growth of just over 10% which is three times more than the industry benchmark.  read more
Shoprite makes donating to drought relief efforts that much easier

Shoprite makes donating to drought relief efforts that much easier

25/03/2019 - 11:46
The Shoprite Group is working with Gift of the Givers to make it as easy as possible for South Africans to support the organisation’s relief efforts in the drought-stricken Eastern Cape. read more
Confusion around best-before dates causing unnecessary waste

Confusion around best-before dates causing unnecessary waste

25/03/2019 - 11:14
Confusion around best-before dates is widespread, causing unnecessary food waste. And in a country that's already food insecure, binning good food is not only unconscionable, it's plain wrong. read more
Pick n Pay introduces blood oranges to its fresh produce offering

Pick n Pay introduces blood oranges to its fresh produce offering

22/03/2019 - 10:19
Fruit lovers no longer have to travel to Europe to taste the goodness of blood oranges. Pick n Pay has added rare blood oranges to its fresh produce offering making it the first retailer to offer this unique fruit to customers.  read more
P&G and Massmart launch Children's Safe Drinking Water Programme

P&G and Massmart launch Children's Safe Drinking Water Programme

22/03/2019 - 10:04
The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is once again proud to partner with leading retail group, Massmart, to launch its 2019 Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) campaign, which will continue to raise awareness of the global water crisis and help to provide clean water to those who need it. read more
Shoprite Group helps waiter become an entrepreneur thanks to his unique product offering

Shoprite Group helps waiter become an entrepreneur thanks to his unique product offering

18/03/2019 - 15:02
Phenyo Sebaeng (28) had to borrow money from two of his close friends in order to buy a bus ticket from Rustenburg to Cape Town, where he had secured a meeting with a buyer at the Shoprite Group's home office in January 2017. read more
520+ million Smart Shopper cash-off discounts to be issued for customers

520+ million Smart Shopper cash-off discounts to be issued for customers

18/03/2019 - 11:49
Pick n Pay’s Smart Shopper will give customers double personalised discounts to help them save even more in the next few weeks.  read more