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MySchool celebrates 21 years of giving back

MySchool celebrates 21 years of giving back

12/12/2018 - 10:37
The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme is celebrating 21 years of giving back. To date, more than R500 million has been raised for South African schools, charities, animal and environmental causes thanks to supporters swiping their cards at participating retailers.  read more
Listeriosis claims may be paid in 2020

Listeriosis claims may be paid in 2020

11/12/2018 - 19:40
The first claims associated with the listeriosis class action could be paid out in mid to late 2020 at the earliest, according to Richard Spoor Attorneys lawyer Thami Malusi.  read more
Global fashion retailer LC Waikiki opens first store in Cape Town

Global fashion retailer LC Waikiki opens first store in Cape Town

11/12/2018 - 09:27
Global fashion retailer, LC Waikiki opened their first store in the Western Cape at Tyger Valley Shopping Centre on Saturday 08 December 2018. LC Waikiki offers on-trend, well-priced clothing for all occasions for women, men and children with the brand philosophy of “Everyone deserves to dress well”.  read more
Shoprite opens first of its own distribution centres in Nigeria

Shoprite opens first of its own distribution centres in Nigeria

10/12/2018 - 15:15
The Shoprite Group recently opened a new world-class distribution centre (DC) in Lagos, Nigeria. read more
TFG Black Friday sales hit record high

TFG Black Friday sales hit record high

10/12/2018 - 10:23
Woven ribbed towels, coffee machines and Kaizer Chiefs football jerseys were hot ticket online items for the Black Friday weekend at TFG. read more
Tiger Brands reopens Polokwane polony factory

Tiger Brands reopens Polokwane polony factory

10/12/2018 - 08:48
SA authorities have given food maker Tiger Brands permission to re-open a factory closed after the world’s biggest listeria outbreak was traced to one of its facilities, the company said. read more
SA grocery retailers hoping for a merry festive season

SA grocery retailers hoping for a merry festive season

06/12/2018 - 08:18
Grocery retailers have had a tough year, and like other retailers are hoping to see a boost in sales over the festive season. read more
Ghost of listeriosis past: Tiger Brands faces multimillion-rand class action

Ghost of listeriosis past: Tiger Brands faces multimillion-rand class action

04/12/2018 - 13:59
The material impact of the damage to Tiger Brands could be hundreds of millions of rand, according to analysts, after the High Court granted an order certifying a class action against the food producer as a result of the listeriosis outbreak that killed 200 people early this year. read more
SA ecommerce hits its stride

SA ecommerce hits its stride

04/12/2018 - 09:32
Despite the lacklustre macro-economic indicators, South African tenacity showed itself once again as retailers – especially smaller stores – cashed in on the online space over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend says Payment Service Provider, DPO PayGate. read more
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa appoints new CEO

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa appoints new CEO

03/12/2018 - 14:41
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) announces the appointment of Jacques Vermeulen, the current managing director of its international division, to the position of Group CEO of CCBA from 1 December 2018. Vermeulen has served as managing director of CCBA’s International Division, which covers all of CCBA’s Africa operations outside South Africa, since July 2016. He first joined the Coca-Cola system in 1995. read more
New tobacco rules will choke healthier products, says Philip Morris

New tobacco rules will choke healthier products, says Philip Morris

03/12/2018 - 11:18
Philip Morris International, one of the biggest tobacco companies in the world, sees SA’s mooted tobacco regulations as an impediment to its plan to phase out its cigarette brands, such as Marlboro, in favour of healthier alternatives. read more
Checkers helps rural co-op close in on commercial ambitions

Checkers helps rural co-op close in on commercial ambitions

03/12/2018 - 10:07
A decade ago Fikile Khiva and four of his peers established a trading entity with the aim of creating jobs, alleviating poverty and having the Eastern Cape village of Nkangeni Park serve as a model for a self-sustained rural community. read more
Shoprite Group announces new senior appointment in its Human Resources division

Shoprite Group announces new senior appointment in its Human Resources division

30/11/2018 - 13:29
Sibiya holds national diploma in HR management from Cape Technikon (now the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and a BTech degree in business administration from CPUT.  read more
Takealot.com elevates Tour of Good Hope

Takealot.com elevates Tour of Good Hope

29/11/2018 - 13:51
ASG, owner and importer of some of the world’s best cycling brands, has joined forces with South Africa’s leading online retailer, Takealot.com, to elevate the Tour of Good Hope to an international level.  read more
R6 million – the biggest single transaction on Black Friday 2018

R6 million – the biggest single transaction on Black Friday 2018

29/11/2018 - 10:20
Online sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 exceeded figures for 2017, according to BankservAfrica, Africa’s largest automated payments clearing house. read more
The importance of frontline staff in retail

The importance of frontline staff in retail

29/11/2018 - 09:50
With the fast-approaching Festive Season only a few weeks away, malls, shopping centres and stores anticipate an influx of feet through their doors. Millions of Rands have been spent on extensive advertising, product placements, marketing and merchandising-just to name a few, but is that enough?  read more
R10 illegal cigarette pack becomes SA's top seller

R10 illegal cigarette pack becomes SA's top seller

29/11/2018 - 08:23
Research house Ipsos said that South Africa has become the first country in the world to allow an illegal cigarette brand to become a top seller, after Gold Leaf Tobacco’s RG brand became the top-selling brand in the country overall, overtaking all legal brands.  read more
Woolworths pies, first SA food products with sustainable palm oil certification

Woolworths pies, first SA food products with sustainable palm oil certification

27/11/2018 - 10:06
Woolworths pies are the first South African food products to be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) https://rspo.org/  read more
Mr Price boosted by improved perception

Mr Price boosted by improved perception

27/11/2018 - 08:23
Improved consumer perception of Mr Price's quality and fashion helped it grow sales and profit in the first half of its 2019 financial year. read more
Embracing the 4th Industrial Revolution tops the agenda at the CGCSA Summit 2018

Embracing the 4th Industrial Revolution tops the agenda at the CGCSA Summit 2018

26/11/2018 - 16:37
“The Fourth Industrial Revolution, which includes developments in previously disjointed fields, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing, and genetics and biotechnology, will cause widespread disruption not only to business models but also to labour markets over the next five years, with enormous change predicted in the skill sets needed to thrive in the new landscape” (World Economic Forum, 2016). read more
SA consumers swarm online but still lag way behind international trends

SA consumers swarm online but still lag way behind international trends

26/11/2018 - 08:13
It’s too early to say to what extent Black Friday sales have boosted retailers’ bottom line but there is no doubt that South African consumers are increasingly turning to tech-enabled solutions for their regular dose of retail therapy. read more
Listeriosis outbreak haunts Tiger Brands

Listeriosis outbreak haunts Tiger Brands

23/11/2018 - 10:06
The Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa came back to haunt Tiger Brands, with the group reporting a 26 percent decline in headline earnings per share (Heps) to 1 587 cents a share during the year to end September, while revenue fell 9 percent to R15.87. read more
Tiger Brands maintains dividend despite falling sales and profit

Tiger Brands maintains dividend despite falling sales and profit

22/11/2018 - 11:00
SA’s listeria scandal halved the sales of Tiger Brand’s meat products division and pushed it into a loss, contributing to the group’s overall sales and profit decline. read more
Ackermans to upskill employees through its new e-learning platform

Ackermans to upskill employees through its new e-learning platform

22/11/2018 - 10:32
South Africa’s leading value retailer, Ackermans, has launched its new in-store electronic learning solution to train new and existing staff.  read more
Pick n Pay reveals all Black Friday deals: Savings bigger and better than last year

Pick n Pay reveals all Black Friday deals: Savings bigger and better than last year

22/11/2018 - 09:25
Pick n Pay has released all its Black Friday deals that will run over a three-day period from 23 – 25 November 2018.  read more
Pick n Pay invests over R18m in marine conservation

Pick n Pay invests over R18m in marine conservation

21/11/2018 - 14:00
The ocean plays a critical role in sustaining life and livelihoods. Sadly, reports show that the world’s fisheries are rapidly being overfished.  read more
How retailers can be safe from cyber fraud this #BlackFriday

How retailers can be safe from cyber fraud this #BlackFriday

21/11/2018 - 11:09
Black Friday is fast approaching, and a lot of retailers are preparing for an influx of sales and consumer traffic across all points of purchase – apps, online and in-store. This high volume of purchases puts most retailers and consumers at risk for a range of cyber security fraud and loss of critical information. read more
TFG showcases #BlackFriday deals

TFG showcases #BlackFriday deals

21/11/2018 - 10:40
Update your summer style with the best of Black Friday deals. Whether you want to dress up or down, get new sports gear, fashion for your kids or the latest in jewellery, technology or homeware – this is one shopping list you’ll definitely find it on! read more
Woolworths does Black Friday with a difference

Woolworths does Black Friday with a difference

21/11/2018 - 09:30
Black Friday has developed a reputation for frantic shopping frenzies and incredible deals. This year, in addition to offering incredible deals of up to 50% off, Woolworths has decided to do Black Friday with a difference.  read more
Black Friday is growing in SA

Black Friday is growing in SA

21/11/2018 - 09:10
The global Black Friday phenomenon has cemented itself as the precursor into Festive Season shopping and it is no surprise that it is making a growing impression amongst South African retailers and consumers alike.  read more
Will Cyber Monday trump Black Friday?

Will Cyber Monday trump Black Friday?

20/11/2018 - 16:33
Retailers and shoppers gear up for what promises to be the biggest sale day of the calendar year, Black Friday, but with payday falling after Black Friday, will Cyber Monday outsell Black Friday this year?  read more
Big lead-up to Black Friday

Big lead-up to Black Friday

19/11/2018 - 15:16
There was a time when Santa got people spending. Now it’s Black Friday. read more
Pick n Pay shares sneak preview of #BlackFriday deals and tips on how to prepare for SA’s busiest shopping day

Pick n Pay shares sneak preview of #BlackFriday deals and tips on how to prepare for SA’s busiest shopping day

19/11/2018 - 14:24
Pick n Pay has released a sneak preview of five deals that will be available to customers in-store nationwide this Black Friday.  read more
What South Africans will be buying this Black Friday

What South Africans will be buying this Black Friday

19/11/2018 - 09:36
Standard Bank expects retailers to experience another bumper Black Friday weekend this month, despite consumers feeling the pinch from all-time-high petrol prices and a one percentage point increase in VAT. read more
Black Friday is not over for SA yet

Black Friday is not over for SA yet

19/11/2018 - 08:29
Black Friday is the new precursor imprinting a trend into Festive Season Shopping. Over the years, this recent sales tactic has grown in leaps and bounds with more retailers and shopping centres jumping on the bandwagon to offer South African consumers bang for their buck while creating an exciting environment to shop in.  read more
Five steps for online startups to take advantage of Black Friday

Five steps for online startups to take advantage of Black Friday

16/11/2018 - 14:46
According to Google Trends, last year South Africa registered the largest ‘Black Friday’ search interest of any country, even ahead of the US where the retail mega-event was conceived. read more
Premier Foods moves to Brexit-proof favourite products

Premier Foods moves to Brexit-proof favourite products

16/11/2018 - 14:09
Premier Foods will start stockpiling ingredients and packaging to ensure Britain doesn’t run out of store cupboard favourites such as Oxo stock cubes and Mr Kipling cakes in the event the country crashes out of the EU without a deal. read more
Liquor and drugs boost Spar's sales

Liquor and drugs boost Spar's sales

15/11/2018 - 15:07
Ireland was JSE-listed Spar’s best performing region, helping to offset sales and profit declines in Switzerland. read more
Woolworths to return to profit

Woolworths to return to profit

15/11/2018 - 14:16
Woolworths will return to profit in the first half of its 2019 financial year following the loss caused by its R7bn impairment of Australian department store chain David Jones in the matching period.  read more
Shoprite & Checkers to give away 150 vehicles in SA’s biggest ‘win a car’ competition

Shoprite & Checkers to give away 150 vehicles in SA’s biggest ‘win a car’ competition

15/11/2018 - 10:53
Shoprite and Checkers are again giving away 150 brand new VW up! cars this festive season. Between Monday 5 November and Monday 24 December 2018, a minimum of three customers will win a car every day in South Africa’s biggest car giveaway.  read more
Superbalist.com launches its Click and Collect service in time for peak season shopping

Superbalist.com launches its Click and Collect service in time for peak season shopping

14/11/2018 - 16:09
Customers use the service by choosing “Collection” when they check out on the Superbalist website or app. They are provided a pin code via email and sms and take that to their chosen Takealot Pickup Point within 7 days of delivery - orders arrive within 2-4 days of purchase.  read more
Massmart battles one of the worst retail environments yet in SA

Massmart battles one of the worst retail environments yet in SA

13/11/2018 - 14:10
Massmart, which is 51% owned by US giant Walmart, is battling one of the worst retail environments yet it has seen in SA, chair Kuseni Dlamini says.  read more
Shoprite helps industrious co-op challenge perspectives on gardening

Shoprite helps industrious co-op challenge perspectives on gardening

13/11/2018 - 09:33
A motivated group of people from Alexandra in Gauteng has partnered with Shoprite on their journey to self-sustainability.  read more
Threat of US menthol cigarette ban knocks BAT down 11%

Threat of US menthol cigarette ban knocks BAT down 11%

12/11/2018 - 13:39
British American Tobacco’s (BAT) share price plunged 11% to R555, wiping R176bn off its market capitalisation, on a report the US government is considering banning menthol cigarettes. read more
Woolworths chair Simon Susman to step down

Woolworths chair Simon Susman to step down

12/11/2018 - 10:10
Woolworths chair Simon Susman will be succeeded by former Imperial and Sanlam Personal Finance CEO Hubert Brody at its 2019 annual general meeting (AGM), which is likely to take place in a year’s time. read more
Tiger Brands falls after revised profit warning

Tiger Brands falls after revised profit warning

09/11/2018 - 14:25
JSE-listed food producer Tiger Brands — owner of Enterprise, Mrs Balls and Oros — revised the upper limit of its decline in headline earnings for the year to end-September, but its share price gave up ground anyway. read more
SA e-commerce up by 25%

SA e-commerce up by 25%

09/11/2018 - 09:23
The city is leading the e-commerce space in South Africa with 10 of the most visited online retailers based in the City. read more
5 myths about spaza shops debunked

5 myths about spaza shops debunked

08/11/2018 - 08:30
Informal trade and distribution data specialists, 5M2T (5 Minutes 2 Town) sets five common myths about the spaza market straight – and the facts could change your entire brand to market strategy. read more
Checkers LiquorShop enters into exclusive, national partnership with Mr D Food

Checkers LiquorShop enters into exclusive, national partnership with Mr D Food

07/11/2018 - 14:09
Checkers LiquorShop is the first South African supermarket to enter into an exclusive, national partnership with Mr D Food. read more
Pick n Pay begins to introduce Black Friday deals

Pick n Pay begins to introduce Black Friday deals

05/11/2018 - 10:11
Pick n Pay launches dedicated Black Friday deals for its online customers in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town as a ‘taste’ of what is to come.  read more
Online shopping hits R14bn mark in SA

Online shopping hits R14bn mark in SA

05/11/2018 - 08:44
Online shopping hit the R14 billion mark in South Africa with 1.4 percent of overall sales in the country despite persistent apprehensions about its safety. read more
HomeChoice bets on store in Johannesburg CBD

HomeChoice bets on store in Johannesburg CBD

05/11/2018 - 08:04
Retailer and financial service group HomeChoice International has opened its first brick and mortar showroom in the Johannesburg CBD. read more
Truworths commits to transformation of its board

Truworths commits to transformation of its board

02/11/2018 - 11:57
Clothing retailer Truworths, which has been targeted by activist shareholders because of the dominance of long-standing white males on its board and executive management team, says it is fully committed to transformation and is on track to reach its board-level BEE targets within 18 months. read more
Pick n Pay to phase out plastic straws and trial paper bags by end of December

Pick n Pay to phase out plastic straws and trial paper bags by end of December

01/11/2018 - 15:42
Consumers have become increasingly concerned about plastic waste. But if we are to experience a real shift in behaviour and make a sustainable long-term impact in our environment, we need to reinforce the message of reduce, reuse and recycle. read more
TFG takes on Amazon with myTFGworld.com

TFG takes on Amazon with myTFGworld.com

01/11/2018 - 14:29
TFG has amplified its online shopping presence with the launch of myTFGworld.com. By repositioning its e-commerce platform as a marketplace, TFG eCommerce is no longer competing with the single retail brand sites of their competitors but is taking on global marketplaces such as Amazon.com. read more
Shoprite and Checkers celebrate seniors this October

Shoprite and Checkers celebrate seniors this October

01/11/2018 - 10:21
Seniors around South Africa were recently treated as part of the Shoprite Group’s initiative to honour the elderly in the month of October. read more
Why the supermarket of the future won’t come to South Africa

Why the supermarket of the future won’t come to South Africa

31/10/2018 - 12:07
In 2016, Amazon unveiled the “future of shopping” with its Go store. The store does not require shoppers to go through a checkout point – you walk in, pick what you want from the shelves, and walk out.  read more
Builders opens 3 new stores

Builders opens 3 new stores

30/10/2018 - 13:36
Builders is on a continual drive to deliver enhanced customer experiences through innovation within the DIY, Home Improvement and building materials sector. October 2018 has seen the opening of three stores which carry the new Builders aesthetic.  read more
Lower food inflation, strikes and currency devaluation hit Shoprite sales

Lower food inflation, strikes and currency devaluation hit Shoprite sales

30/10/2018 - 10:48
Shoprite says low internal food inflation at SA supermarkets and currency devaluation in other African markets where it operates hit sales in the quarter ending September 2018, with the group managing a 0.4% increase in turnover. read more
Pick n Pay has made special arrangements for Black Friday 2018

Pick n Pay has made special arrangements for Black Friday 2018

29/10/2018 - 13:56
Pick n Pay is preparing for its biggest Black Friday ever. read more
SA brands start the countdown to Black Friday

SA brands start the countdown to Black Friday

29/10/2018 - 11:12
The days are getting longer and hotter, suburban South Africans are firing up their braais and the malls will soon be filled with the sounds of Boney M. Yes, it’s nearly time for the festive shopping season, preceded by Black Friday, an imported tradition that South African shoppers have made their own. With a few weeks to go before Black Friday on 23 November, technical goods retailers and manufacturers are scrambling to get ready.  read more
Black Friday to be 'bigger than ever' in SA, retailers promise

Black Friday to be 'bigger than ever' in SA, retailers promise

29/10/2018 - 09:17
South African retailers are planning to pull out all the stops to make this year's Black Friday the biggest one-day discount sale the country has seen. read more
 Ackermans fashion design competition announces SA’s trendiest kids

Ackermans fashion design competition announces SA’s trendiest kids

26/10/2018 - 14:49
Tshepo “Young King” Tau,15 from Boksburg and Busisiwe “Busi” Maphalala,13 from Pretoria West have been announced as the winners of the 2018 Ackermans Style Squad Young Fashion Designer competition.  read more
CEO David Kneale leaving Clicks in robust health

CEO David Kneale leaving Clicks in robust health

26/10/2018 - 09:17
Retiring Clicks CEO David Kneale says he is “going out on a high” and that the business has good growth prospects given that only half of SA’s population lives close to one of the group’s stores. read more
Shoprite and Checkers to reward customers for reusing recycled bags

Shoprite and Checkers to reward customers for reusing recycled bags

24/10/2018 - 11:43
The Shoprite Group, the only national retailer with a verified 100% recycled shopping bag in all its stores, has announced that it will now be rewarding customers for using their newly introduced “planet” bags in both Shoprite and Checkers stores. read more
Shoprite helps unemployed youth find purpose in gardening

Shoprite helps unemployed youth find purpose in gardening

23/10/2018 - 11:08
A small but keen group of formerly jobless young people is gardening up a storm in Mpumalanga. read more
Checkers launches new private label wellness range Simple Truth

Checkers launches new private label wellness range Simple Truth

22/10/2018 - 10:14
Checkers is making healthier alternatives to everyday products more accessible and affordable with the launch of Simple Truth, its new private label wellness range.  read more
Lee, Wrangler owner’s shares fall on fading jeans business

Lee, Wrangler owner’s shares fall on fading jeans business

22/10/2018 - 08:01
VF Corp shares fell 9% after the apparel maker lowered revenue forecasts for its jeans business and reported slow outdoor wear sales even as its popular Van sneakers lifted quarterly profit. read more
Are shoppers equipped to make healthy choices?

Are shoppers equipped to make healthy choices?

18/10/2018 - 10:11
Obesity is a rising problem in South Africa with 68% of women and 31% of men in the country overweight or obese according to the South African Demographic and Health Survey.  read more
Mr Price CEO to retire

Mr Price CEO to retire

18/10/2018 - 08:41
Mr Price CEO Stuart Bird will be succeeded by CFO Mark Blair on January 1, the retailer announced. read more
2018 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) winners announced

2018 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) winners announced

18/10/2018 - 08:27
The 2018 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) winners were announced on the opening day of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Annual Congress, held at Durban’s International Convention Centre. read more
Dis-Chem plans to open more than one new store every month

Dis-Chem plans to open more than one new store every month

17/10/2018 - 08:56
Pharmacy chain Dis-Chem plans to maintain its expansion pace of more than one store a month, it said in its interim results. read more
Pick n Pay's new Smart Shopper changes - and plans to cut down on food wastage

Pick n Pay's new Smart Shopper changes - and plans to cut down on food wastage

16/10/2018 - 15:33
As part of its financial results for the six months ending 26 August 2018, Pick n Pay has announced a number of new changes coming to its Smart Shopper programme. read more
Pick n Pay keeps inflation at bay

Pick n Pay keeps inflation at bay

16/10/2018 - 09:53
Measured by the volume of groceries sold, Pick n Pay delivered its strongest six-month trade performance in five years, its interim results claimed.  read more
Woolworths launches 'One Small Spoon' campaign in celebration of World Food Day

Woolworths launches 'One Small Spoon' campaign in celebration of World Food Day

16/10/2018 - 09:35
Woolworths celebrates World Food Day with the launch of the One Small Spoon campaign to unite its employees, customers, suppliers, farmers, and other partners in a consolidated drive to contribute to ensuring that every South African accesses sufficient, nutritious food every day. read more
Beiersdorf deputy CEO to take top job

Beiersdorf deputy CEO to take top job

16/10/2018 - 08:19
Beiersdorf, the maker of Nivea skin creams, is promoting deputy CEO Stefan de Loecker to the top job from January 1 2019, with a mandate to expand the company internationally and to make it more digitally savvy. read more
SA retailers likely to start tracking consumers in-store using facial recognition

SA retailers likely to start tracking consumers in-store using facial recognition

15/10/2018 - 11:18
Traditional retailers cannot compete with online retailers when it comes to price and merchandise and need to bring something to the table that online retailers cannot. read more
109 new jobs created by Checkers King Shaka store opening

109 new jobs created by Checkers King Shaka store opening

15/10/2018 - 10:28
Checkers opened the doors to its new store at the King Shaka Mall in Stanger, KwaZulu-Natal on Friday, 28 September 2018, creating 109 new jobs. The store’s total staff complement of 156 includes 142 youth (between the ages of 18 and 35) and 93 women. read more
Tiger Brands reopens Germiston polony factory

Tiger Brands reopens Germiston polony factory

12/10/2018 - 10:00
After 'rigorous assessments' the factory has been given the all-clear to resume production after it was closed during the listeriosis crisis. read more
Takealot to stock leading global data storage solutions brand LaCie

Takealot to stock leading global data storage solutions brand LaCie

10/10/2018 - 13:42
Seagate Technology's premium brand ‘LaCie’ designs world-class external storage products for creative professionals and Apple users. LaCie products, differentiated by their sleek design and unmatched technical performance, are now available from one of South Africa’s leading online stores, takealot.com. read more
Checkers commissions SA artists for latest Odd Bins range

Checkers commissions SA artists for latest Odd Bins range

09/10/2018 - 14:36
Four upcoming South African artists were commissioned by Checkers to create unique artworks to adorn the wine labels of the newest additions to its exclusive Odd Bins range. read more
Woolworths to trial plastic bag free store

Woolworths to trial plastic bag free store

09/10/2018 - 09:39
Following the announcement of its commitment to phase out single-use shopping bags by 2020, Woolworths is launching a new in-store reusable bag trial. The trial aims to test whether, given a choice of a more affordable reusable bag, consumers will make the shift away from buying single-use plastic shopping bags.  read more
Builders launches new tap range

Builders launches new tap range

08/10/2018 - 13:49
Available exclusively at Builders stores or online, the range has proved popular amongst homeowners and contractors and has been expanded to cater for every taste with 10 unique, equally flattering styles. The decision-making process has been given an upgrade as one is truly spoilt for choice.  read more
Shopping centre design of the future

Shopping centre design of the future

08/10/2018 - 11:13
Winston Churchill once said: “We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.” A simple yet profound statement as we start to see architecture design rapidly evolving to accommodate our needs as the human race.  read more
SA’s favourite retailers announced in  2018 Sunday Times/Sowetan Shopper Survey

SA’s favourite retailers announced in 2018 Sunday Times/Sowetan Shopper Survey

08/10/2018 - 10:19
Now in its eleventh year, the 2018 Sunday Times/Sowetan Shopper Survey, conducted by Kantar TNS South Africa, has announced South Africa’s favourite retailers. The Grand Prix for overall best retailer is awarded to Shoprite, with Pick 'n Pay and Clicks in 2nd and 3rd place respectively.  read more
Charities invited to apply for festive fundraising opportunity at Shoprite & Checkers stores

Charities invited to apply for festive fundraising opportunity at Shoprite & Checkers stores

04/10/2018 - 09:41
The tradition of charities wrapping gifts in exchange for customer donations has become synonymous with Christmas at Shoprite and Checkers stores, and the retailer is again calling on registered charities to apply for this annual festive season fundraiser.  read more
Pick n Pay offers free fruit to shoppers’ kids in a bid to promote healthy food choices

Pick n Pay offers free fruit to shoppers’ kids in a bid to promote healthy food choices

02/10/2018 - 15:17
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but it can also serve as a welcome distraction for kids accompanying their parents on a shopping trip.  read more
Shoprite brings cost-free payroll and bulk payment transactions to business owners

Shoprite brings cost-free payroll and bulk payment transactions to business owners

02/10/2018 - 11:17
Businesses can now send money to multiple receivers with Shoprite Money - the mobile transactional banking service which is available to everyone, even those without bank accounts.  read more
Pick n Pay rides Zimbabwe retail and economic woes

Pick n Pay rides Zimbabwe retail and economic woes

28/09/2018 - 15:31
Despite rising inflation in Zimbabwe and liquidity challenges that are posing serious challenges to stock procurement, Pick n Pay stores in Zimbabwe have raised revenue from $414 million in 2017 to $487 million this year. read more
Woolworths launches in-app shopping

Woolworths launches in-app shopping

28/09/2018 - 14:22
Woolworths has launched in-app shopping through its integrated lifestyle app, which the group says now makes it the most comprehensive retail app in the country. read more
Another entrepreneur joins Pick n Pay's retail modernisation programme

Another entrepreneur joins Pick n Pay's retail modernisation programme

26/09/2018 - 16:03
Hands-on and hungry for success, Armien and Yasmina Adams today became the third local entrepreneurs to join Pick n Pay’s spaza modernisation programme with the opening of Something Nice Market in Blue Downs. read more
SA chocolate wins international award

SA chocolate wins international award

26/09/2018 - 12:07
South Africa’s very own 100% African chocolate, Afrikoa, recently won at the International Great Taste Awards 2018.  read more
Shoprite-supported food garden brings hope, health to senior citizens

Shoprite-supported food garden brings hope, health to senior citizens

26/09/2018 - 10:25
Josephine Mpofu started Supa Dimama Senior Centre in 2008, after seeing the struggles of elderly people who often went hungry and spent all day alone with no company or stimulation in an impoverished area of Ivory Park close to Midrand in Gauteng. read more
Woolworths faces possible further S&P downgrade

Woolworths faces possible further S&P downgrade

26/09/2018 - 08:11
S&P Global Ratings said it could downgrade southern hemisphere retailer Woolworths again if its position in the non-food markets in SA and Australia weakens further. read more
Clicks names new chief executive

Clicks names new chief executive

25/09/2018 - 14:24
Clicks Group has announced that Vikesh Ramsunder will be appointed as the company's chief executive with effect from January 1, 2019.  read more
Clicks CEO to retire after 13 years at the helm

Clicks CEO to retire after 13 years at the helm

21/09/2018 - 10:36
Clicks Group CEO David Kneale is retiring after 13 years at the helm of the retail and healthcare group. read more
SA consumers taking full advantage of retail reward programmes

SA consumers taking full advantage of retail reward programmes

20/09/2018 - 11:19
Consumers have saved billions of rands in offered loyalty programme rewards and are increasingly taking advantage of reward points as the country’s tough economic climate impacts on consumer goods such as fuel, electricity and food.  read more
Naspers announces R1.4bn OLX Group investment in Webuycars

Naspers announces R1.4bn OLX Group investment in Webuycars

18/09/2018 - 11:34
Naspers announced that its classifieds business OLX Group would invest R1.4bn in pre-owned car purchasing service Webuycars. read more
H&M sales beat estimates with boosted discounts

H&M sales beat estimates with boosted discounts

17/09/2018 - 13:17
Hennes & Mauritz’s sales beat the highest analyst estimate as the Swedish fashion retailer offered discounts to clear out inventory and received a boost from the weak krona. read more
Shoprite Group's World Cleanup Day campaign gains momentum

Shoprite Group's World Cleanup Day campaign gains momentum

17/09/2018 - 11:03
Volunteers came out in numbers to take part in cleanups facilitated by the Shoprite Group on World Cleanup Day (15 September 2018). Some 250 cleanup events took place in eight countries across Africa.  read more