Advertise with fastmoving.co.za
 
 

CAMBRIDGE

MASSMART

High quality service departments and bulk displays of a culturally appropriate choice of fresh foods are key to the Cambridge offering. A wide range of fresh produce and fresh meat are available special attention is paid to stocking less expensive cuts of meat.  

INTRODUCTION

Cambridge services the needs of low-income customers in the Living Standard Measurement (LSM) categories
of 2 to 7 by offering a pleasant shopping environment.

High quality service departments and bulk displays of a culturally appropriate choice of fresh foods are key to the Cambridge offering. A wide range of fresh produce and fresh meat are available special attention is paid to stocking less expensive cuts of meat.
 

STRATEGY

Our retail offering made good progress bolstered by the decision to bring all retail stores under the Cambridge brand. The contemporary design appeals to our customers and was first rolled out to all new stores and then to older stores. The refurbishment programme is now 60% complete. This includes JDs and Savemore with rebranding of all remaining stores scheduled to be completed during the next financial year. The retail division plans to open a dedicated dry grocery distribution centre in Gauteng which will service the Cambridge stores in the region while a central meat processing plant will be opened in KwaZulu-Natal. Both facilities will improve operating efficiencies as well as ensure a more consistent level of quality and stock availability in our stores. 

HISTORY

On the retail side, the three-store Thaba Cash & Carry was acquired in 2007 as part of our strategy of developing a model to serve wholesale and retail customers in the same store. Cambridge Food, was acquired in 2008 and now boasts 26 stores, while Top Spot and two Sunshine stores were acquired in July 2009. Service departments, made up of an on-site bakery, butchery and fresh fruit and vegetable offering, is an important component of this retail offering.

We are in the process of consolidating all 20 of our retail outlets under the Cambridge brand.  

Related News

Walmart ordered to pay over employee dispute - USA
17/12/2014 - 11:09
Washington - Walmart said the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had ordered it to pay about $188m to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by employees who claimed their meal and rest breaks were regularly cut.

Walmart promotes chief development officer to COO - USA
11/12/2014 - 09:13
Arkansas - Wal-Mart Stores has promoted Judith McKenna to COO for Walmart U.S., effective immediately. She succeeds Gisel Ruiz, who has been appointed executive VP of Walmart’s International People Division, effective immediately.

Food fight slows Wal-Mart growth
04/12/2014 - 10:19
As South African supermarket chains seek to defend their business from the encroaching heft of Wal-Mart Stores, the US retailer is being mired in a food fight at the mall.

The Foschini Group to take 17 stores online
27/11/2014 - 10:49
The Foschini Group (TFG) has announced the launch of an omni-channel online retail platform – tfg.co.za – which will ultimately see all 17 of the group’s store brands coming online.

Walmart's chief merchandising officer to leave - USA
25/11/2014 - 11:09
Washington - Walmart Stores' chief merchandising officer, Duncan Mac Naughton, is expected to announce his departure from the world's largest retailer just days before Black Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.