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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
Dismal update sends Rhodes Foods’ shares plummeting

Dismal update sends Rhodes Foods’ shares plummeting

17/09/2018 - 10:28
The food producer warned of a large decline in its full-year earnings due to the crippling drought in the Western Cape. read more
Danone supports healthy eating, sets new ‘One Planet. One Health’ sustainability goals

Danone supports healthy eating, sets new ‘One Planet. One Health’ sustainability goals

14/09/2018 - 14:01
At its Annual General Meeting this year, Danone introduced a set of nine long-term goals for the company and its brands. Aligned with the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, the Danone 2030 Goals embed the business, brand and trust models of the company to drive long-term sustainable value creation and deliver the company’s ‘One Planet. One Health’ vision.  read more
Impairments push Clover into a full-year loss

Impairments push Clover into a full-year loss

12/09/2018 - 13:07
Consumer goods and products producer Clover swung to a loss in the year to end-June, as the sudden resignations of the CEO and chair of Dairy Farmers of SA (DFSA) forced the group to write down the R439m revolving credit facility it had extended to the subsidiary. read more
Pepkor takes action against Tekkie Town founders

Pepkor takes action against Tekkie Town founders

12/09/2018 - 11:16
Steinhoff's Africa retail business Pepkor has filed a court order against former executives at shoe retailer Tekkie Town to prevent them from setting up a rival operation, the latest development in a bitter dispute. read more
Fashion brand Donna sees online sales soar

Fashion brand Donna sees online sales soar

10/09/2018 - 15:43
The online sales of women’s fashion brand Donna have significantly outstripped expectations, after just a month of launching online.  read more
Builders brings art alive with #BuildersArtFest

Builders brings art alive with #BuildersArtFest

10/09/2018 - 13:46
As Spring signals new beginnings and heightened levels of creativity and inspiration, Builders took advantage of the buoyancy of the new season by hosting its first #BuildersArtFest 09 September.  read more
South Africans are expected to spend R45 billion shopping online this year

South Africans are expected to spend R45 billion shopping online this year

10/09/2018 - 11:27
PayPal and research group Ipsos have released their latest e-commerce report, showing the biggest online shopping trends in South Africa, and what is expected in the market over the next few years. read more
Tiger prepares to reopen factories after listeriosis all-clear

Tiger prepares to reopen factories after listeriosis all-clear

10/09/2018 - 09:59
Tiger Brands, the owner of Enterprise food products such as polony, viennas and Russians, has kept the factories closed in the aftermath of the listeriosis outbreak but said preparations for their reopening were "advanced". read more
Shoprite Group set to stage cleanup events across Africa on World Cleanup Day

Shoprite Group set to stage cleanup events across Africa on World Cleanup Day

04/09/2018 - 14:04
Following the success* of Africa’s Biggest Cleanup, the Shoprite Group will again stage cleanup events across Africa on World Cleanup Day (15 September 2018).  read more
Listeriosis outbreak officially over - Motsoaledi

Listeriosis outbreak officially over - Motsoaledi

04/09/2018 - 09:32
The listeriosis outbreak has been costly for Tiger Brands, with recall-related costs amounting to R365m. read more
Ackermans celebrates Super Moms - our everyday South African heroes

Ackermans celebrates Super Moms - our everyday South African heroes

31/08/2018 - 14:16
Conducting consumer research is nothing new in the retail industry; it’s common practice to understand what consumers respond to and why customers behave in a certain way. However, generic insights no longer suffice in the current competitive retail environment, as consumers now represent a multi-faceted pool of Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers. read more
TFG bucks trend of entry into Australia

TFG bucks trend of entry into Australia

31/08/2018 - 08:21
TFG — the owner of Foschini, Totalsports and Markhams — expects a strong performance from its Australian business in the first half of its current financial year, outgoing CEO Doug Murray said. read more
Wellington mom wins Championship Boerewors competition

Wellington mom wins Championship Boerewors competition

30/08/2018 - 13:13
Mom of two, Yvonne Blaauw from Wellington in the Western Cape, makes the best boerewors in South Africa.  read more
Woolworths' Australian albatross

Woolworths' Australian albatross

30/08/2018 - 11:19
With only the food division shining, the retailer needs to smarten up its business wardrobe. read more
Sluggish economy hits Cashbuild as consumers tighten belts

Sluggish economy hits Cashbuild as consumers tighten belts

28/08/2018 - 14:15
Building materials retailer Cashbuild reported a 9% drop in full-year net profit to R425.25m, which it blamed on sluggish economic growth putting pressure on consumer spending.  read more
Financial services unit and bigger retail business lift HomeChoice

Financial services unit and bigger retail business lift HomeChoice

27/08/2018 - 14:56
The specialist retailer and financial services company says innovation in its homeware textiles category and new retail brands helped it attract more customers. read more
Ackermans gives moms one less thing to worry about with new ‘My First Steps’ footwear range

Ackermans gives moms one less thing to worry about with new ‘My First Steps’ footwear range

27/08/2018 - 08:52
A child’s first step is a massive milestone for any family. Once those first few steps are taken, it is almost impossible to keep up with your little one as their curiosity to discover the world takes over.  read more
Massmart still failing to deliver for Walmart

Massmart still failing to deliver for Walmart

27/08/2018 - 08:33
More than seven years after the $2.5bn acquisition of Massmart by Walmart, the merger between the world’s largest company by revenue and Africa’s second-largest distributor of consumer goods is yet to set the SA retail sector alight. read more
Are Shoprite's glory days over?

Are Shoprite's glory days over?

24/08/2018 - 14:42
Supermarket giant Shoprite has announced its first earnings decline in 18 years — but it remains upbeat about its prospects. read more
Ackermans receives top nod at AskAfrika Icon Brands awards

Ackermans receives top nod at AskAfrika Icon Brands awards

24/08/2018 - 13:46
South Africa’s leading value retailer, Ackermans, has been awarded Icon Brand status as AskAfrika’s 2018/ 2019 Icon Brands insights awards event. In addition, Ackermans was also a winner in the Clothing Retail: Children’s category.  read more
Restructuring costs take large bite out of Massmart’s profits

Restructuring costs take large bite out of Massmart’s profits

23/08/2018 - 11:41
Massmart cut its interim dividend by 10.5% to 68c for the first half of its 2018 financial year from 76c in the corresponding period. read more
Local entrepreneur wins Pick n Pay’s 2018 Small Supplier of the Year award with business growth

Local entrepreneur wins Pick n Pay’s 2018 Small Supplier of the Year award with business growth

23/08/2018 - 09:34
Local entrepreneur Portia Mngomezulu, founder of Portia M Skin Solutions, was awarded Pick n Pay’s 2018 Small Supplier of the Year award for her business’ exceptional growth performance and job creation. The annual award recognises and rewards the company’s top performing small supplier in the country across various categories.  read more
Shoprite faced more robberies over the past year - CEO

Shoprite faced more robberies over the past year - CEO

23/08/2018 - 09:01
Shoprite Holdings was hit by an increase in armed robberies over the past financial year, according to CEO Pieter Engelbrecht. read more
Woolworths posts R3.5bn loss on R7bn David Jones impairment

Woolworths posts R3.5bn loss on R7bn David Jones impairment

23/08/2018 - 08:55
The R6.9bn impairment of Australian department store chain David Jones knocked Woolworths into a loss of R3.5bn for its 2018 financial year, from a profit of R5.4bn in the prior year, it reported. read more
Shoprite brings tears of joy with radical preschool makeover

Shoprite brings tears of joy with radical preschool makeover

22/08/2018 - 09:51
This Women’s Month the Shoprite Group is celebrating ordinary women doing extraordinary things in their communities, like Buyi Mdinisi, whose partnership with the retailer saw the learners of her Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre benefiting from a school feeding scheme for the very first time. read more
Pepkor revenue and sales rise

Pepkor revenue and sales rise

22/08/2018 - 08:36
Pepkor Holdings, which is trading under a new guise after changing its name from Steinhoff Africa Retail earlier in August, said that the troubles its parent were experiencing had not prevented it from growing sales or investing in new stores. read more
Resilient Shoprite shields consumers and prepares for future growth

Resilient Shoprite shields consumers and prepares for future growth

21/08/2018 - 09:35
In testing trading conditions, the Shoprite Group has continued to show strength and resilience and has built on its solid foundation for future growth. read more
SA retailers get to grips with Namibia charter

SA retailers get to grips with Namibia charter

21/08/2018 - 08:19
SA retailers supplying products to Namibia have to abide by that country’s retail charter, which aims to control access to the local market to allow for the development of local suppliers.  read more
DARK Performance Apparel fills gap in fitness clothing market

DARK Performance Apparel fills gap in fitness clothing market

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

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

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

Checkers launches new Ready to Chef meal kits

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

Tiger Brands shares fall as it warns of woes beyond listeriosis

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

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

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

Ackermans launches new range of seam-free underwear and shapewear

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

Tekkie Town founders to launch new chain store Mr. Tekkie

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

Clover’s earnings to rocket

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

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

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

Shoprite helps create a safer more stimulating environment for preschoolers

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

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

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

Builders expands its footprint with three new stores

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

Richard Brasher leads strong share price performance

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

#WomensMonth: Margaret Hirsch shares lessons in life and business

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

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

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

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

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

TFG appoints new chief finance officer

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

115 new jobs created by Checkers Mica Mall store opening

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Africa's customer experience experts descend on Cape Town

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

SA malls targeted by bomb threats

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

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

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

Shoprite launches competition to boost small businesses

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

Edcon sticks with old store format in modern retail world

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

Shoprite Nigeria opens its 25th store

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

Massmart shares surge on surprise results

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

Converse opens its first Cape Town store

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

David Jones impairment to send Woolworths into the red

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

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

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

Angolan hyperinflation shock hits Shoprite

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

528 000 meals & counting - SA unites this Mandela Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cake decorating products found unfit for consumption

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

Woolworths recalls Frozen Savoury Rice Mix as a precaution

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

Ackermans shines at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Awards

10/07/2018 - 15:07
The AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Awards has recognised leading value retailer Ackermans as one of the top brands in the South African township sector.  read more