Weak Swiss franc boosts Lindt first-half earnings
22/07/2016 - 16:12
Zurich - Lindt & Spruengli, the world’s biggest maker of premium chocolate, reported higher first-half earnings as the Swiss franc weakened for the first time in years, boosting the value of sales from abroad.
Shoprite jumps most since 2008
21/07/2016 - 14:37
Johannesburg - Shoprite Holdings rose the most in almost eight years after Africa’s biggest food retailer said growth in full-year sales accelerated, led by gains at stores outside its home market of South Africa.
5 ways retailers can capitalize on the Pokémon Go craze
20/07/2016 - 16:13
In less than two weeks Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm. As the cultural phenomenon continues to grow in popularity opportunistic retailers are cashing in on the trend to drive traffic to stores, and hopefully increasing sales.
Top 10 most profitable retailers, 2016
20/07/2016 - 16:01
Forget revenue, store counts, online traffic, etc. — if you want to know who is succeeded in retail just look at the bottom line — it is all about turning a profit. Here is a quick look at the top 10 retailers on the list:
Mixed fortunes for large retailers
20/07/2016 - 08:41
IT IS a mixed bag for South African retailers, as Massmart and Shoprite’s trading updates shine a spotlight on the market, which has been marred by slow sales growth amid weak consumer spend.