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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
Steinhoff shares jump on PWC report

Steinhoff shares jump on PWC report

18/03/2019 - 10:48
Steinhoff International’s shares rose as much as 13.6% to R2.09 in early trade on Monday after the overview of PwC’s forensic investigation into the retailer’s past results was released. read more
Three quarters in a row of sales growth for H&M

Three quarters in a row of sales growth for H&M

15/03/2019 - 14:26
Sweden’s H&M, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, posted local-currency sales growth for its fiscal first quarter that matched analysts’ forecasts, on Friday, while net sales were slightly higher than expected. read more
 Libstar banks on new food products

Libstar banks on new food products

14/03/2019 - 10:15
Consumer goods manufacturer and distributor Libstar, whose brands include Lancewood cheese and Denny Mushrooms, says it adjusted to the slowdown in consumer spending by launching hundreds of new food products.  read more
‘Socially conscious’ manufacturer lands major contract with Shoprite

‘Socially conscious’ manufacturer lands major contract with Shoprite

14/03/2019 - 09:53
Plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multi-million rand contract to supply 25 different products under the Shoprite Group’s Ritebrand and Housebrand labels. read more
Adidas chief says it's time for Reebok to start growing again

Adidas chief says it's time for Reebok to start growing again

14/03/2019 - 09:32
After years of efforts to make Reebok profitable again, Adidas Chief Executive Officer Kasper Rorsted has said he’s ready for the next hurdle - getting more people to actually buy its products. read more
Pick n Pay Smart Shopper vs Woolworths WRewards compared

Pick n Pay Smart Shopper vs Woolworths WRewards compared

14/03/2019 - 08:38
A July 2018 Eighty20 report found that the average South African consumer is subscribed to as many as nine different rewards programmes, covering retail, petrol, and banking, among other sectors. read more
Shares in Denny owner Libstar jump on maiden dividend

Shares in Denny owner Libstar jump on maiden dividend

13/03/2019 - 13:49
Libstar, the consumer goods group that listed on the JSE in May 2018, announced a maiden cash dividend of 22c a share on Wednesday as profits after tax in 2018 edged 1% higher to R236m. read more
AVI hit by constrained consumer spending

AVI hit by constrained consumer spending

13/03/2019 - 12:42
Food and beverage company AVI Limited felt the pinch of constrained consumer spending as income from its shoe brands Green Cross and Spitz slid in the half year to December, resulting in revenue in the footwear and apparel category declining by 9.2 percent to R1.14billion. read more
Spitz owner AVI says footwear sales walked all over its results

Spitz owner AVI says footwear sales walked all over its results

12/03/2019 - 10:27
AVI, whose brands include Bakers biscuits and seafood business I&J, said on its footwear businesses struggled the most in the six months ended December. read more
Pick n Pay launches dedicated space in-store to showcase its local small suppliers

Pick n Pay launches dedicated space in-store to showcase its local small suppliers

11/03/2019 - 13:51
Pick n Pay has introduced dedicated shop space to promote local South African products, produced by small businesses, to customers. The ‘Meet the Maker’ showcase will be trialled in eight stores across the country over a three-month period.  read more
 Access to Shoprite market allows entrepreneur to thrive

Access to Shoprite market allows entrepreneur to thrive

11/03/2019 - 11:02
Sammy Mhaule got his first taste of entrepreneurship as a 14-year-old when he sold ice cream on the streets of Tembisa. Today he supplies sparkling juice to Checkers Hyper in Gauteng and Checkers in the Free State, but the journey from ice cream peddler to business owner hasn't always been smooth sailing. read more
Former Clicks boss David Kneale joins Woolworths

Former Clicks boss David Kneale joins Woolworths

11/03/2019 - 10:06
Former Clicks CEO David Kneale, who helped the retail group break into the JSE’s top 40 index in 2018, has joined the Woolworths board.  read more
Shoprite Group builds up strength in tough year

Shoprite Group builds up strength in tough year

08/03/2019 - 15:36
2018 was a transformational year for the Group, whose interim results were affected by a number of factors. While the first half performance is below expectations it is not a reflection of the fundamental strength of the business. read more
Coca Cola tops the list of the world's leading brands

Coca Cola tops the list of the world's leading brands

08/03/2019 - 15:01
The Euromonitor International, a market research provider's, Top 100 Megabrands report ranks success consumer goods brands by retail value across the world.  read more
DIY retailers struggle in sputtering economy

DIY retailers struggle in sputtering economy

07/03/2019 - 13:48
SA’s DIY retail stores have mostly been immune to economic downturns. read more
These food prices will rise in coming months, Shoprite warns

These food prices will rise in coming months, Shoprite warns

06/03/2019 - 11:36
Amid all the other pressures in the economy, food inflation has been the one relatively happy place the past year. read more
MySchool: 21 early childhood development centres to open in under-resourced communities

MySchool: 21 early childhood development centres to open in under-resourced communities

06/03/2019 - 10:41
The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme has launched a new partnership with the GROW with Educare Centres project to establish 21 high-quality early childhood development centres (ECD) in under-resourced communities of Cape Town and Gauteng over the next two years. With funding of almost R5 million, this is one of MySchool’s biggest commitments to a single project to date.  read more
3 Reasons why every retailer should consider Click & Collect

3 Reasons why every retailer should consider Click & Collect

05/03/2019 - 13:14
If you want to engage customers and drive foot traffic in your store, then an ecommerce presence is essential. It might sound counter-intuitive, but in this modern shopping environment, online and in-store work together, not against each other, to attract and retain customers. These days people are shopping online more than ever, so not having a digital storefront means you’re missing out on a lot of potential customers. read more
Sugar tax didn't sweeten the deal for Clover

Sugar tax didn't sweeten the deal for Clover

05/03/2019 - 11:02
The sugar tax may be aimed at reducing consumption, but it ate its way into Clover's profits, the group said on Tuesday.  read more
Mall of Africa to launch state-of-the-art Pick n Pay store

Mall of Africa to launch state-of-the-art Pick n Pay store

05/03/2019 - 10:39
Mall of Africa is excited to announce that a new Pick n Pay store will open at the centre in the third quarter of this year.  read more
P&G launches first new global retail hair care brand in four years

P&G launches first new global retail hair care brand in four years

05/03/2019 - 09:20
The Procter & Gamble Company announced the launch of its first new retail hair care brand globally in four years, inspired by and co-designed with women in Cape Town during the water crisis Capetonians experienced in early 2018.  read more
Shoprite appoints new Group Sustainability Manager

Shoprite appoints new Group Sustainability Manager

04/03/2019 - 14:12
Sanjeev Raghubir has been appointed as Group Sustainability Manager at the Shoprite Group. read more
Edcon CEO says focus is now on fixing the business

Edcon CEO says focus is now on fixing the business

04/03/2019 - 10:02
The R2.7bn deal that clothing retailer Edcon reached with its banks, landlords and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) will free it up to push through with its survival plan, says CEO Grant Pattison. read more
Retail barometer sheds light on festive season trade and new age of consumer culture

Retail barometer sheds light on festive season trade and new age of consumer culture

01/03/2019 - 14:24
Growth in trading density (sales per square metre) in 2018 at monitored shopping centres in South Africa and Namibia continued to improve after a lacklustre 2017, according to a retail property barometer.  read more
South Africa is looking at introducing a national plastic straw ban

South Africa is looking at introducing a national plastic straw ban

28/02/2019 - 14:13
The Department of Environmental Affairs is currently in talks with the industry bodies to phase out or completely ban plastic products like straws and microbeads in South Africa. read more
What Kraft Heinz’s write-down means for other consumer brands

What Kraft Heinz’s write-down means for other consumer brands

27/02/2019 - 09:45
Shares of Kraft Heinz slumped 20% after the food company posted a quarterly loss, disclosed a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation and wrote down the value of its Kraft and Oscar Mayer brands. read more
 Shoprite negotiating with Wiese-linked company on share deal

Shoprite negotiating with Wiese-linked company on share deal

27/02/2019 - 08:19
Shoprite Holdings is in exclusive talks with Thibault Square Financial Services – linked to billionaire Christo Wiese – over the acquisition, redemption and cancellation of deferred Shoprite shares held by Thibault. read more
Pick n Pay’s Smart Shopper programme expands with the launch of TymeBank

Pick n Pay’s Smart Shopper programme expands with the launch of TymeBank

26/02/2019 - 15:33
Shoppers can now earn bonus Pick n Pay Smart Shopper loyalty points everywhere they shop when paying with their TymeBank debit card. That means that not only will the first fully licensed digital bank in South Africa save shoppers time and money, but it will also reward them through Pick n Pay’s Smart Shopper loyalty programme.  read more
Shoprite shareholders to tighten belts

Shoprite shareholders to tighten belts

26/02/2019 - 15:11
Shoprite shareholders have had their interim dividend cut 24% as the grocery chain battles with losses from outside SA, and shrinking profit in its home market. read more
Oh my goodness! Checkers forced to backtrack on Gordon Ramsay 'protein' water range claim

Oh my goodness! Checkers forced to backtrack on Gordon Ramsay 'protein' water range claim

26/02/2019 - 08:33
Oh my goodness! There is no protein in celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's "Oh My Goodness!" water, as claimed by retailer Checkers. read more
Retail fallout linked to need for innovation

Retail fallout linked to need for innovation

25/02/2019 - 12:13
Retailers across the world continue to face strong headwinds. They have suffered a sharp drop in business in recent years, with bankruptcy filings and store closings almost becoming commonplace.  read more
Woolworths CEO confident that right strategies are in place

Woolworths CEO confident that right strategies are in place

21/02/2019 - 13:44
Woolworths Holdings announced results for the 26 weeks ended 23 December 2018. read more
Local mushroom farmer receives Pick n Pay’s 2019 Small Supplier of the Year award

Local mushroom farmer receives Pick n Pay’s 2019 Small Supplier of the Year award

21/02/2019 - 09:46
Local mushroom farmer, Peter Nyathi, founder of Tropical Mushrooms, has been awarded Pick n Pay’s 2019 Small Supplier of the Year. The annual award recognises the company’s top performing supplier from its Enterprise and Supplier Development programme. The winner is selected based on their business’ exceptional growth performance and job creation.  read more
Tiger Brands says margins are being squeezed

Tiger Brands says margins are being squeezed

21/02/2019 - 09:07
Tiger Brands, like its competitors in the food-producer arena, says it has not been able to fully pass on higher input costs to consumers in the depressed trading environment. read more
Woolworths raises R2 Million with One Small Spoon Christmas campaign

Woolworths raises R2 Million with One Small Spoon Christmas campaign

20/02/2019 - 14:06
Christmas is a distant memory already, but thanks to Woolies and their customers, meals will be given to those who need it most throughout 2019.  read more
TFG achieves eCommerce leadership with Oracle

TFG achieves eCommerce leadership with Oracle

19/02/2019 - 15:43
TFG (The Foschini Group), a South African retail group operating in thirty-two countries across five continents, has chosen Oracle to support its digital transformation strategy with the consolidation of twenty-two brands into one online marketplace. With close to 3000 stores, TFG migrated its brick-and-mortar offering to a hassle-free digital platform and now offers the myTFGworld.com online marketplace to its customers. read more
Shoprite replaces stolen computers at Khayelitsha school

Shoprite replaces stolen computers at Khayelitsha school

18/02/2019 - 19:28
Shoprite demonstrated its heart for the Khayelitsha community when it replaced the computers and equipment a local school lost in a recent burglary. read more
Award-winning low-carb health food company – MojoMe launches fundraising partnership with The Sunflower Fund

Award-winning low-carb health food company – MojoMe launches fundraising partnership with The Sunflower Fund

18/02/2019 - 19:18
The partnership between the two organisations will see The Sunflower Fund benefiting from a portion of the proceeds of the sales from two products - the O’ Mega Crunch instant breakfast and the O’ Mega munch instant smooth porridge. The products are easily identifiable with The Sunflower Fund’s logo on the top left corner of the box. read more
SA’s first digital bank goes live in 500 Pick n Pay, Boxer Stores

SA’s first digital bank goes live in 500 Pick n Pay, Boxer Stores

18/02/2019 - 14:22
TymeBank, South Africa’s first fully licensed digital bank, will go live in 500 Pick n Pay and Boxer stores next week in preparation for the formal launch later this month.  read more
 Pioneer Foods boosted by higher prices

Pioneer Foods boosted by higher prices

18/02/2019 - 08:54
Higher prices of bread, wheat flour, rice and export fruit boosted branded foods and beverages producer Pioneer Foods’ performance in the four months ended January 31. read more
Levi Strauss files for stock market comeback

Levi Strauss files for stock market comeback

16/02/2019 - 21:53
Jeans maker Levi Strauss has filed documents to list itself on the New York Stock Exchange, seeking to return to public markets after more than three decades. read more
Is Woolworths unravelling in Australia?

Is Woolworths unravelling in Australia?

15/02/2019 - 16:35
The sudden departure of two Australia-based nonexecutive directors of Woolworths has fuelled speculation that the troubled retailer will be forced to announce another huge write-down related to the R21bn acquisition of the David Jones department store. read more
Clover: Israeli link meeting resistance

Clover: Israeli link meeting resistance

15/02/2019 - 10:58
The market is nervously considering the implications of empowerment company Brimstone’s decision to review its role in the much-awaited takeover of local dairy giant Clover. read more
Woolworths denies that it copied Superlatte products

Woolworths denies that it copied Superlatte products

14/02/2019 - 12:10
Woolworths has categorically denied allegations by Michelle Legge, who founded beverage company Superlatte in 2016, that the retailer has copied her product. read more
New market store opens through the Pick n Pay market store

New market store opens through the Pick n Pay market store

14/02/2019 - 11:51
The community of Thokoza welcomed the opening of Matlala Market and it will now offer customers greater variety, a fresh offering and money services under one roof and on their doorstep.  read more
Strike adds to Dis-Chem’s Christmas woes

Strike adds to Dis-Chem’s Christmas woes

14/02/2019 - 10:33
Dis-Chem’s Christmas sales have been hurt by a strike, the pharmacy chain warned in a trading update. read more
Booze, drugs and DIY boost Spar in difficult economy

Booze, drugs and DIY boost Spar in difficult economy

13/02/2019 - 15:40
Robust liquor sales and the inclusion of the pharmaceutical distribution business it bought in 2018 year boosted grocery retailer Spar Group in the weeks leading up to Christmas. read more
Pick n Pay trials a R5 reusable bag – made from green plastic bottles

Pick n Pay trials a R5 reusable bag – made from green plastic bottles

13/02/2019 - 13:38
Pick n Pay is trialling the lowest priced reusable bag yet in South Africa, as an affordable reusable alternative to plastic carrier bags. read more
Struggling Woolworths shares fall after two more directors leave

Struggling Woolworths shares fall after two more directors leave

12/02/2019 - 11:20
Struggling retailer Woolworths saw its share price decline to the lowest level since 2012 after saying two nonexecutive board members with extensive business experience in Australia resigned with immediate effect on Monday. read more
Woolworths to donate profits from baby carriers and pay back Ubuntu Baba

Woolworths to donate profits from baby carriers and pay back Ubuntu Baba

11/02/2019 - 15:10
Woolworths will not be keeping the profits it made from the sale of baby carriers similar to those of a Cape Town-based small business, Ubuntu Baba. read more
Shoprite-supported food garden helps Pinetown community go and go

Shoprite-supported food garden helps Pinetown community go and go

11/02/2019 - 11:03
They abandoned their first food garden because there wasn’t a sufficient water supply plus goats trampled and ate the plants. Now ten years later Nurses at a Go, an NPO focused on improving the lives of people affected by HIV, has a flourishing food garden in a different location. Their garden is supported by Shoprite and provides fresh vegetables to a community in Luganda, Pinetown. read more
Valentine’s Day sorted in just five easy steps with Checkers

Valentine’s Day sorted in just five easy steps with Checkers

11/02/2019 - 10:09
Valentine’s Day is all about spoiling your loved one(s), but let’s be honest, between the stress of finding the perfect gift and remembering to make a restaurant reservation, it seldom goes according to plan.So this year, why not stress less and let Checkers play cupid? You’re guaranteed an unforgettable Valentine’s Day for all the right reasons. read more
Value created for Clicks Group employees through share programme

Value created for Clicks Group employees through share programme

08/02/2019 - 14:17
Over 7 800 of Clicks Group employees will share in a R1.5bn payment that has been created through the group's employee share ownership scheme (ESOP). read more
Brimstone to review Clover acquisition after boycott threats

Brimstone to review Clover acquisition after boycott threats

08/02/2019 - 09:35
JSE-listed Brimstone said that it is reviewing its participation in a consortium seeking to acquire dairy producer Clover, due to protests over the participation of an Israeli company. read more
Woolworths loses third David Jones CEO

Woolworths loses third David Jones CEO

07/02/2019 - 13:20
The CEO of Woolworths’s Australian department store chain David Jones has resigned after less than two years in the job, and the JSE-listed retailer is now headhunting its fourth CEO for its Australian chain since it acquired it in 2014. read more
SA women applaud Ackermans' #IAmMe Valentine's lingerie campaign

SA women applaud Ackermans' #IAmMe Valentine's lingerie campaign

07/02/2019 - 09:45
Ackermans' latest star-studded lingerie campaign inspires women to celebrate their true selves. read more
Shareholders cheer Pandora’s plan to add some sparkle

Shareholders cheer Pandora’s plan to add some sparkle

06/02/2019 - 13:32
Investors have welcomed a new strategy from jewellery maker Pandora, which is struggling to regain its competitive edge in a weak retail market, sending its shares up more than 10%. read more
Edcon makes headway in securing R3bn in funds to keep it going

Edcon makes headway in securing R3bn in funds to keep it going

05/02/2019 - 14:25
Edcon Holdings is making progress toward securing R3bn in funding to keep the South African clothing retailer afloat, with the Public Investment Corporation part of the ongoing talks. read more
Put a pork in it... Woolworths ordered to change meat label

Put a pork in it... Woolworths ordered to change meat label

05/02/2019 - 11:20
The Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) has instructed Woolworths to change the labelling on some of its pork product packaging. read more
Local Pick n Pay stores come to the aid of abandoned flamingo chicks

Local Pick n Pay stores come to the aid of abandoned flamingo chicks

04/02/2019 - 09:42
Local Pick n Pay stores have answered the call to aid in the rescue operations to save the thousands of flamingo chicks from the Kamfers Dam just outside Kimberley.  read more
Why retail will never be the same as tech-savvy customers change the game

Why retail will never be the same as tech-savvy customers change the game

01/02/2019 - 09:02
Traditional brick and mortar stores still have a future despite the boom in online retail, says Andrew Jennings, chair of the Prince's Trust Retail Leadership Group in London. But, he says, with techno-savvy customers, it won't mean business as usual. read more