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Instagram to roll out shopping feature after successful trial

Instagram to roll out shopping feature after successful trial

24/03/2017 - 16:11
Instagram has announced plans to roll out its shopping options within the image-sharing app. read more
Woolworths set to unify Country Road Group and David Jones

Woolworths set to unify Country Road Group and David Jones

24/03/2017 - 13:38
Woolworths is combining its Australian subsidiaries Country Road Group and David Jones into one group called WHL Australasia.  read more
Nike e-commerce growth slows in Q3

Nike e-commerce growth slows in Q3

23/03/2017 - 15:18
The footwear maker and multichannel retailer's 18% increase in digital sales in fiscal Q3 is less than half of the 40%+ year-over-year growth rates in recent quarters. read more
Busby to close down Nine West and Mango

Busby to close down Nine West and Mango

23/03/2017 - 08:26
All free-standing stores under both these brands will close their doors by the end of March. read more
Pick n Pay invests R500m to cut prices of everyday food items

Pick n Pay invests R500m to cut prices of everyday food items

22/03/2017 - 14:38
Johannesburg – In a move that could be seen as a bid to lure shoppers away from its rivals, Pick n Pay is investing R500 million in making food items cheaper. read more
Seven in ten retailers to invest in IoT technologies to revolutionise customer experience

Seven in ten retailers to invest in IoT technologies to revolutionise customer experience

22/03/2017 - 12:41
By 2021, smart technologies to provide shoppers with new levels of personalisation, speed and convenience read more
‘Bricks and Mortar’ retailers with no omnichannel strategy face closure

‘Bricks and Mortar’ retailers with no omnichannel strategy face closure

15/03/2017 - 13:43
Brands and ‘bricks and mortar’ retailers need to leverage their in-store assets and move into the world of e-commerce with an effective multichannel approach to sales that offers a seamless shopping experience to customers - both physical and online or face serious sales declines or closure.  read more
The collective voice of today’s dynamic digital consumer is growing louder

The collective voice of today’s dynamic digital consumer is growing louder

15/03/2017 - 10:32
The collective voice of today’s dynamic digital consumers is growing louder, compelling goods and services providers to respond with enhanced organisational agility across their entire businesses. This means connecting the dots throughout the business by aligning digital capabilities with operations, technology and strategy. read more
HomeChoice increases its revenue despite challenging year

HomeChoice increases its revenue despite challenging year

14/03/2017 - 16:03
Home-shopping and digital retailer HomeChoice International declared a dividend of 87c per share on Tuesday in the release of its financial statements for the year to end-December. read more
Queenspark interim profit plummets

Queenspark interim profit plummets

13/03/2017 - 09:32
Clothing retailer Queenspark reported interim profit of R3m for the six months to end-December — a fifth of the matching period’s R15m — but hopes online sales via Zando and Spree websites will improve its fortunes. read more
Truworths Zim posts 40.8% half-year sales drop

Truworths Zim posts 40.8% half-year sales drop

10/03/2017 - 16:33
Harare - With the Zimbabwean government now predicting a 3.7% GDP growth rate in 2017, the story is completely different at one of the country’s leading clothing retailers, Truworths. read more
Pioneer mum on transaction

Pioneer mum on transaction

09/03/2017 - 11:27
Cautionary update warns of deal, but CEO says group is in talks and details will follow after the board’s approval read more
Food labelling – Is it true, misleading or an outright lie?

Food labelling – Is it true, misleading or an outright lie?

09/03/2017 - 08:48
The increase in questionable labelling claims to differentiate products has become an issue of concern for academics, regulators, and consumers around the world. A walk through the aisles of a local supermarket will reveal some interesting marketing claims made on product packaging – some valid, some spurious at best. read more
Pick n Pay's Zim partner mulls delisting

Pick n Pay's Zim partner mulls delisting

08/03/2017 - 13:34
Harare – Zimbabwean conglomerate Meikles Limited is mulling delisting from the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) and is planning an offer to minority shareholders, it said in a cautionary last Wednesday. read more
Lindt profit misses estimates as US market shrinks

Lindt profit misses estimates as US market shrinks

08/03/2017 - 08:38
Zurich - Lindt & Sprungli reported full-year profit slightly below analysts’ estimates as the US market shrank and the world’s biggest maker of premium chocolate revamped Russell Stover’s portfolio to make it less seasonal. read more
Competition Commission places conditions on Pakco deal with Rhodes Food

Competition Commission places conditions on Pakco deal with Rhodes Food

07/03/2017 - 15:06
The Competition Commission placed conditions on two food-group-related deals: Belgian confectioner Puratos’s acquisition of half of Bidcorp’s bakery division, and Rhodes Food’s acquisition of instant mix maker Pakco. read more
South Africans opt for the ease and efficiency of online shopping

South Africans opt for the ease and efficiency of online shopping

07/03/2017 - 13:07
South African consumers are increasingly turning to e-commerce platforms when looking for, comparing and purchasing a variety of items. 26% of respondents from a recent survey made their very first online purchase in June 2015 – a massive recent uptake when compared to the total number of new online shoppers for the period July 2015 - June 2016 (14%). read more
Rooibos helps AVI brew up solid results

Rooibos helps AVI brew up solid results

07/03/2017 - 08:29
Groceries fare well but Green Cross is still struggling read more
Accenture reveals Generation Z to switch majority of purchases to retailers providing newest digital tools, channels

Accenture reveals Generation Z to switch majority of purchases to retailers providing newest digital tools, channels

06/03/2017 - 14:10
Young consumers seek voice-activated ordering, curated subscriptions and automatic replenishment shopping models. read more
Nestlé and Danone team up to create PET bottle from biomass

Nestlé and Danone team up to create PET bottle from biomass

03/03/2017 - 15:47
Nestlé Waters has teamed up with Danone and US startup Origin Materials to develop a PET plastic bottle made from 100% renewable and sustainable biomass materials. read more
Ferrero ranked most reputable food company in the world

Ferrero ranked most reputable food company in the world

03/03/2017 - 10:25
Ferrero is the world’s most reputable company in the food industry, according to the 2017 Global RepTrak 100. read more
Pick n Pay celebrates 50th year in business

Pick n Pay celebrates 50th year in business

02/03/2017 - 12:12
In his own words, “10% capital and 90% guts” is what it took for Raymond Ackerman to start Pick and Pay on March 1st, 1967. 50 years later we’re a little older, a little wiser and still doing what we do best. Serving you, South Africa. With our hearts, we create a great place to be. With our minds, we create an excellent place to shop. read more
H&M renews global multi-year contract with Nedap

H&M renews global multi-year contract with Nedap

02/03/2017 - 11:46
Nedap has renewed the global agreement with Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), one of the world's largest fashion retailers, for the supply of intelligent article surveillance systems. The multi-year contract encompasses the supply and installation of Nedap’s !Sense hardware and tags for new stores and refurbishments. read more
Unilever to be charged for cartel activity

Unilever to be charged for cartel activity

01/03/2017 - 17:11
The Competition Commission wants Unilever to pay a fine of 10% of its annual turnover in a cartel case. read more
The state of African eCommerce analysed at the eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex last week

The state of African eCommerce analysed at the eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex last week

01/03/2017 - 10:39
The 3rd Annual eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town on 22nd and 23rd of February 2017. read more
South Africa’s retail future with Daniel Silke and the SACSC

South Africa’s retail future with Daniel Silke and the SACSC

01/03/2017 - 09:48
Daniel Silke is regarded as one of the South Africa’s leading political analysts and futurists. With over 15 years’ experience as a political analyst and futurist, it comes as no surprise that he is often interviewed to share his thoughts and opinions on the country’s leading television news and radio talk shows. read more
Clover caught between drought and embattled consumers

Clover caught between drought and embattled consumers

01/03/2017 - 09:22
Dairy products group says rising raw milk prices and constrained consumers put it under pressure during the first half of its financial year. read more
Steinhoff to continue on growth trend

Steinhoff to continue on growth trend

01/03/2017 - 09:15
Johannesburg – International retailer Steinhoff’s revenue increased 45%, according to its latest quarterly report. read more
Spar denies wittingly employing undocumented migrants after police arrest 63

Spar denies wittingly employing undocumented migrants after police arrest 63

28/02/2017 - 10:55
The Spar retail group has responded to allegations by the Department of Home Affairs, saying that it does not wittingly employ undocumented migrants read more
Checkers takes aim at Woolies’ convenience market

Checkers takes aim at Woolies’ convenience market

27/02/2017 - 11:43
Shoprite wants to beat the market leader at its own game. read more
Gloomy outlook for SA’s retail sector

Gloomy outlook for SA’s retail sector

27/02/2017 - 10:53
The food and drug retailers index rallied just under 9% last week following the release of better-than-expected results from grocery giant Shoprite. read more
Whitey Basson leaves behind ‘excellent’ team

Whitey Basson leaves behind ‘excellent’ team

24/02/2017 - 16:44
The Shoprite icon delivers the last results under his watch, with numbers blowing past expectations and operations thriving in the rest of Africa.  read more
Tiger Brands ‘solid’ but Pioneer sees profit drop

Tiger Brands ‘solid’ but Pioneer sees profit drop

24/02/2017 - 14:49
Drought hits Pioneer’s earnings, while a ‘solid domestic market’ saves Tiger Brands from weak trading conditions across Africa. read more
Dumping of chicken hit group’s performance, says RCL Foods CEO

Dumping of chicken hit group’s performance, says RCL Foods CEO

24/02/2017 - 12:28
The company had to impair R142m of plant and equipment related to the decision to reduce commodity chicken volumes.  read more
Christo Wiese says he'll learn from failed merger talks

Christo Wiese says he'll learn from failed merger talks

24/02/2017 - 10:43
Johannesburg - Shoprite chairperson Christo Wiese said Africa’s biggest grocer had learned from failed merger talks with Steinhoff International and there are still ways the retailers can work together.  read more
BAT sells more cigarettes in 2017 driven by Rothmans’ brand appeal

BAT sells more cigarettes in 2017 driven by Rothmans’ brand appeal

24/02/2017 - 10:36
Rothmans appears to be the group’s best-performing brand, increasing volumes sold almost 37% driven by sales in Russia, Italy, and Nigeria, among others. read more
Cost control keeps Massmart buoyant

Cost control keeps Massmart buoyant

24/02/2017 - 10:30
Africa’s second-largest retailer manages to fend off tough trading conditions in the year to end-December with tight cost control. read more
Shoprite changes growth compass as Steinhoff talks fail

Shoprite changes growth compass as Steinhoff talks fail

24/02/2017 - 10:18
Johannesburg - Shoprite Holdings will focus on expansion outside Africa after talks with Steinhoff International Holdings to create the continent’s biggest retailer fell apart. read more
Make your category strategy stand out

Make your category strategy stand out

21/02/2017 - 11:02
Most in our industry would agree that, in theory, a good category strategy is of real value. By this, I mean a clear point of view on how a category can be grown that identifies a few key drivers and priority actions for each. But with most companies now having category strategies, and many of them looking similar, they can sometimes fail to get traction with key stakeholders.  read more
Shoprite’s interims a fitting sendoff for Whitey Basson

Shoprite’s interims a fitting sendoff for Whitey Basson

21/02/2017 - 10:03
The retailer says the drought and its effect on agricultural production, along with the high replacement cost of basic food imports, pushed up internal inflation. read more
Steinhoff calls off negotiations with Shoprite over merger

Steinhoff calls off negotiations with Shoprite over merger

21/02/2017 - 08:53
Shoprite’s share price jumped 7% and Steinhoff’s 6% after the retailers called off their proposed merger. read more
South Africans ditch cash and queues for online shopping

South Africans ditch cash and queues for online shopping

20/02/2017 - 16:31
South Africans are fast getting over their cyber anxiety‚ as more and more are choosing to ditch cash and queues for online shopping.  read more
Buffett’s Walmart sell-off is bad news for retailers

Buffett’s Walmart sell-off is bad news for retailers

20/02/2017 - 15:16
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has dumped 90% of his Walmart shares, worth $900m. read more
Grocery stores to get rid of ‘sell by’ dates on food

Grocery stores to get rid of ‘sell by’ dates on food

20/02/2017 - 10:42
In an effort to cut down on confusion about labels on food items, grocery manufacturers and retailers are being urged to get rid of terms like 'sell-by' and 'best before'. read more
Slump hurts Truworths most

Slump hurts Truworths most

20/02/2017 - 09:27
Truworths has reported the worst decline in interim sales volumes of all the listed retailers on the JSE. read more
 Danone to cut costs as sales growth slows

Danone to cut costs as sales growth slows

20/02/2017 - 09:08
Paris - French dairy giant Danone unveiled a $1.1bn cost-cutting programme as it said that sales growth slowed last year. read more
Can lagging luxury brands stage a comeback in 2017?

Can lagging luxury brands stage a comeback in 2017?

17/02/2017 - 15:46
Department stores’ woes have captured the headlines, but unfortunately, they’re not the only ones on the sea of troubles.  read more
IGD reveals top five food-to-go trends

IGD reveals top five food-to-go trends

17/02/2017 - 14:26
With food-to-go taking a bigger bite of grocery markets around the world, Gavin Rothwell, Senior Retail Insight Manager at grocery research organisation IGD, identifies the top five trends he believes will shape this sector in the future. read more
Local study identifies key areas in global food losses

Local study identifies key areas in global food losses

17/02/2017 - 12:27
A South African study has identified key areas of the global food supply chain where high losses occur, particularly in developing countries. Reducing food losses and waste can contribute to efforts to alleviate world hunger. read more
Woolworths sees green shoots in Australia

Woolworths sees green shoots in Australia

17/02/2017 - 10:35
Woolworths says it is beginning to see some "green shoots" in its Australian operations, with significant changes in store for David Jones and Country Road Group. read more
Michael Kors opens first store in South Africa

Michael Kors opens first store in South Africa

17/02/2017 - 09:00
Michael Kors has recently opened its first store at the V&A Waterfront Mall in Cape Town. read more
Moody’s withdrawal of ratings is ‘good news’, says Edcon CEO Bernie Brookes

Moody’s withdrawal of ratings is ‘good news’, says Edcon CEO Bernie Brookes

16/02/2017 - 16:57
Edcon CEO Bernie Brookes says Moody’s agreement to withdraw its ratings of the retailer is good news.  read more
Nestlé sees slower sales as new CEO plans restructuring

Nestlé sees slower sales as new CEO plans restructuring

16/02/2017 - 11:57
Zurich - Nestlé SA forecast 2017 sales and profitability below its long-term targets as new chief executive officer (CEO) Mark Schneider steps up restructuring efforts to reignite growth at the world’s largest food company. read more
Foreign acquisitions a factor in Steinhoff’s share price declines

Foreign acquisitions a factor in Steinhoff’s share price declines

16/02/2017 - 09:37
Steinhoff’s corporate activity unnerves European and local investors, and Christo Wiese’s proposed deal makes matters ‘more complicated’ read more
Woolworths Holdings announces interim financial results

Woolworths Holdings announces interim financial results

16/02/2017 - 09:19
Woolworths Holdings Ltd (WHL) announces results for the 26 weeks to 25 December 2016. read more
New Look drags Brait down

New Look drags Brait down

15/02/2017 - 13:31
New Look was the ugly stain in Brait’s trading update for the quarter to December 2016, as the UK clothing retailer’s valuation fell R10bn following a 42% drop in the previous quarter. read more
Moody’s withdraws all its ratings on Edcon

Moody’s withdraws all its ratings on Edcon

15/02/2017 - 08:23
Moody’s says Edcon’s capital restructuring will short investors on what the company had initially promised them. read more
SA shoppers feel the love on Valentine's Day

SA shoppers feel the love on Valentine's Day

14/02/2017 - 23:04
South African shoppers feel the love on Valentine’s Day, spending more than ever on the romantic day of the year. read more
Italtile cements 15% rise in net profit

Italtile cements 15% rise in net profit

14/02/2017 - 08:43
Cost cutting will not affect the company’s expansion plans in SA, says chief financial officer Brandon Wood read more
Could The Body Shop benefit from being sold?

Could The Body Shop benefit from being sold?

13/02/2017 - 14:21
This week cosmetics giant L’Oréal announced it was considering the sale of one of Britain’s most iconic retailers: The Body Shop. read more
Levi's records 4th consecutive year of profits

Levi's records 4th consecutive year of profits

13/02/2017 - 09:40
Denim retailer and manufacturer Levi Strauss & Co has recorded increases quarterly and yearly net revenue and income for the fourth year in a row. read more
Pinterest makes it easier to buy with ‘Shop the Look’

Pinterest makes it easier to buy with ‘Shop the Look’

13/02/2017 - 09:07
Buying merchandise on Pinterest just got even easier. read more
Dis-Chem turnover fails to move investors

Dis-Chem turnover fails to move investors

13/02/2017 - 08:59
The trading update is largely upbeat, but investor enthusiasm for the JSE’s retail sector has been tempered read more
Billionaire Wiese’s long walk to Shoprite/Steinhoff merger

Billionaire Wiese’s long walk to Shoprite/Steinhoff merger

13/02/2017 - 08:48
Johannesburg - Christo Wiese, South Africa’s fourth-richest person with a fortune of about R76.26bn, is at the centre of plans to create the continent’s largest retailer by combining the African operations of Shoprite and Steinhoff. read more
Pioneer Foods expects tale of two halves in 2017 financial year

Pioneer Foods expects tale of two halves in 2017 financial year

10/02/2017 - 14:23
Pioneer Foods Group anticipates that its 2017 financial year to be a tale of two halves, with high input costs expected to cut into first-half profit before relenting in the second half. The food producer, which includes well-known brands such as White Star, is still reeling from the effects of the 2016 drought that pushed up grain prices, which was compounded by a weaker rand. read more
Brookes set to keep reins in Edcon drive

Brookes set to keep reins in Edcon drive

10/02/2017 - 09:14
Australian Bernie Brookes must undo the damage done by his predecessors at the retail powerhouse, writes Ann Crotty read more
UberEATS prospers in SA

UberEATS prospers in SA

09/02/2017 - 13:12
With the great success of the UberEATS launch in both Johannesburg and Cape Town and the overwhelming response received from both the ‘eaters’ and restaurateurs, UberEATS is set to expand in both cities.  read more
Kidswear continues to boom in 2017

Kidswear continues to boom in 2017

09/02/2017 - 08:58
Every January without fail, we see numerous articles predicting what’s hot and what’s not for the year ahead, across everything from politics to perfume. One trend which has not received as much airtime in media but has shown to be following a steep upward growth curve is the kids wear category. Technavio, an international market research company, forecasts the sector’s growth to be more than 6% by 2020 (source). This percentage far surpasses the anticipated growth in the women and men’s wear sectors for the same period.  read more
 Spar Group increases sales

Spar Group increases sales

09/02/2017 - 08:15
The Spar Group announced it has increased sales by 16.9% from R21.9bn to R25.6bn for the 13-week trading quarter ended 31 December 2016 over the comparable period in 2015.  read more
Tailwinds have become headwinds for retailers

Tailwinds have become headwinds for retailers

07/02/2017 - 11:56
With consumers cutting back in response to a tough economic climate and high food inflation, retailers could not wait to see the back of 2016.  read more
Gold Brands secures franchising deal

Gold Brands secures franchising deal

07/02/2017 - 08:16
Share price tumbles following an announcement by the company that it has secured a franchising deal with UK-based Casual Dining Group read more
Edcon smartens up as creditors take over

Edcon smartens up as creditors take over

03/02/2017 - 09:40
Benefits of internal restructuring, focus on consumers, better employment conditions and advances in technology expected to bear fruit in about a year read more
Apple takes Samsung's crown as bestselling smartphone retailer

Apple takes Samsung's crown as bestselling smartphone retailer

02/02/2017 - 12:44
Apple has reclaimed its title as the world’s largest smartphone retailer, after five consecutive years of falling behind Samsung. read more
H&M targets expansion in SA

H&M targets expansion in SA

02/02/2017 - 09:53
Hennes & Mauritz says it has an aggressive expansion strategy in place to expand on strong sales in SA. read more
Will rival clip Clicks’ wings?

Will rival clip Clicks’ wings?

01/02/2017 - 11:52
Growth of high-flying retailer and expansion by new listing Dis-Chem may saturate lucrative market read more
Steinhoff-Shoprite deal no easy sell

Steinhoff-Shoprite deal no easy sell

01/02/2017 - 10:04
Renewed cautionary suggests Christo Wiese is having difficulty persuading the main minority shareholders of the benefits read more
Four Richemont brand CEOs said to depart as overhaul widens

Four Richemont brand CEOs said to depart as overhaul widens

31/01/2017 - 14:31
Richemont plans to expand its management overhaul by naming new chief executive officers of four luxury brands including Alfred Dunhill, according to people familiar with the matter. read more
Nando’s to weigh London IPO amid expansion

Nando’s to weigh London IPO amid expansion

31/01/2017 - 13:50
Johannesburg - Nando’s Group, the South African fast-food company known for its spicy chicken and fries, is considering an initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter. read more
Shoprite profits come roaring in

Shoprite profits come roaring in

30/01/2017 - 14:22
Despite a tough local market, Shoprite has edged its rivals and its rest of Africa play is going swimmingly read more
Bird holds out for Sovereign

Bird holds out for Sovereign

30/01/2017 - 12:00
CBH’s latest announcement highlights the litigious nature of the poultry producers’ deal read more
Clicks sales up 13.6% on strong Christmas trading

Clicks sales up 13.6% on strong Christmas trading

26/01/2017 - 14:11
Cape Town - Health and beauty retailer Clicks continued to show resilience despite current weak consumer spending with a sales increase of 13.6% in the 20 weeks to January 15, 2017. read more
Lewis shares unaffected by quarterly revenue fall

Lewis shares unaffected by quarterly revenue fall

26/01/2017 - 09:22
The Lewis share price held up reasonably well on Wednesday despite the release of yet another grim trading update from a major retail group.  read more
 Dubai shopping festival attracts millions

Dubai shopping festival attracts millions

26/01/2017 - 09:01
Cape Town - The annual Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) attracts over three million visitors per year and presents world-class retail, entertain and food experiences.  read more
Online shopping blasting holes in traditional retailer profits

Online shopping blasting holes in traditional retailer profits

25/01/2017 - 10:11
Faster, cheaper and more convenient online alternatives stalk traditional retail sector read more
AVI expects positive HEPS figure despite tough trading conditions

AVI expects positive HEPS figure despite tough trading conditions

24/01/2017 - 16:53
Fast-moving consumer goods group AVI expects its headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six months to end-December to have grown up to 9%. read more
Retailers squeeze out some cheer with hefty markdowns

Retailers squeeze out some cheer with hefty markdowns

24/01/2017 - 08:39
Although local retailers used the Black Friday phenomenon and rigorous promotions as best they could, the result was somewhat disappointing. read more
Eyewear giants Luxottica and Essilor merge in $49 Billion deal

Eyewear giants Luxottica and Essilor merge in $49 Billion deal

23/01/2017 - 14:53
Two of the biggest players in the $121 billion global eyewear market, Luxottica and Essilor, will team up in a $49 billion all-share deal. read more
Cashbuild key to success is in lower end

Cashbuild key to success is in lower end

20/01/2017 - 10:10
Cashbuild’s meteoric rise since 2009 came just as stock exchanges around the world imploded into the global financial crisis. read more
Shoprite wins as consumers seek cheap food to beat inflation

Shoprite wins as consumers seek cheap food to beat inflation

19/01/2017 - 11:47
Johannesburg - South African shoppers with limited spending money are turning to low-cost supermarket chains such as Shoprite Holdings for cheaper food and eschewing new clothes to counter accelerating inflation. read more
Black Friday provides boost for SA retail sales

Black Friday provides boost for SA retail sales

19/01/2017 - 09:28
Johannesburg – Following a short-lived boost, retail sales may slow down in the first half of 2017 because of increased consumer pressures in the coming months, say analysts. read more
KPMG survey details what online shoppers really want

KPMG survey details what online shoppers really want

18/01/2017 - 08:33
A new report by KPMG International analyses the online shopping preferences and behaviours of more than 18,000 consumers in 51 countries, by geography, generation and product category. read more
African businesses help boost Shoprite turnover by 14%

African businesses help boost Shoprite turnover by 14%

18/01/2017 - 08:17
Cape Town - The Shoprite Group increased its turnover by 14.0% from R62.5 billion to R71.3 billion for the six months to December 2016, the Group said in a note to shareholders.  read more
Trade mark registration: Truworths no longer has "the look"

Trade mark registration: Truworths no longer has "the look"

17/01/2017 - 11:46
Ackermans has recently been successful in a precedent setting trade mark dispute against Truworths which was heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal. The trade mark at the centre of the dispute was “THE LOOK”. read more
Grinch steals Mr Price’s Christmas cheer

Grinch steals Mr Price’s Christmas cheer

17/01/2017 - 11:22
Budget clothing retailer Mr Price suffered a 0.5% decline in sales to R6.1bn over the Christmas quarter even before taking into account high product inflation of 10.8%. read more
2017 retail predictions

2017 retail predictions

17/01/2017 - 08:43
As the new year gets underway, it’s time to look forward to the changes and trends 2017 will bring. For retailers, that includes some new consumer behaviours, in addition to the always-expected technological advances. read more
Shoprite and Steinhoff release full of hot air

Shoprite and Steinhoff release full of hot air

17/01/2017 - 08:22
Great excitement on the day before the day that marks the last working day of the year for many of us; on December 14, Shoprite and Steinhoff released a Sens statement entitled "joint detailed cautionary announcement relating to the establishment of an African retail champion". read more
TFG shares shoot up as retailer provides a rare bright spot in the sector

TFG shares shoot up as retailer provides a rare bright spot in the sector

16/01/2017 - 15:51
TFG’s share price shot up more than 6% in midday trade after the retailer said its Christmas sales exceeded expectation. read more
How being sceptical paid off for Massmart

How being sceptical paid off for Massmart

16/01/2017 - 10:33
The company says its cautious strategy in the rest of Africa is proving to be the right approach. read more
Truworths 26-week sales rise 21% but earnings drop marginally

Truworths 26-week sales rise 21% but earnings drop marginally

16/01/2017 - 08:29
On Thursday Truworths International reported a 21% rise in retail sales to R10.2bn for the 26-week period that ended on Christmas Day. read more
Woolworths pre-update trade in shares queried

Woolworths pre-update trade in shares queried

13/01/2017 - 08:40
A number of investors have raised suspicions about possible irregularities in Woolworths share trading ahead of the release of its worst interim trading update in recent memory. read more