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Shoprite rallies, jumps most since 1997

Shoprite rallies, jumps most since 1997

31/07/2019 - 10:25
Shoprite rallied the most in 22 years after Africa's largest food retailer said second-half sales climbed as it took market share. read more
Sainsbury has lost its number-two slot to takeover target Asda

Sainsbury has lost its number-two slot to takeover target Asda

02/04/2019 - 15:29
Sainsbury has lost its status as Britain’s number two supermarket group by market share to takeover target Asda for the first time in four years, industry data showed. read more
Pioneer expects solid recovery from last year’s torrid first half

Pioneer expects solid recovery from last year’s torrid first half

19/04/2018 - 11:35
Earnings rose as much as 32%, and although revenue dipped, sales volumes rose and market share of some if its main brands either grew or was stable. read more
BAT assured of solid earnings growth

BAT assured of solid earnings growth

14/12/2017 - 09:53
Cigarette company British American Tobacco (BAT) is confident of good earnings growth in the financial year to end-December on a constant currency basis. read more
BAT complains illegal cigarette trade is hurting sales in SA

BAT complains illegal cigarette trade is hurting sales in SA

27/07/2017 - 10:41
British American Tobacco (BAT) complained of "the growth in illicit trade" causing its South African cigarette sales and profits to decline. read more
Supermarket chains fight for share of the market

Supermarket chains fight for share of the market

03/07/2017 - 09:03
Competition among food retailers is hotting up, with the big operators trying to grab market share from one another. read more
Why BAT is confident of market gain

Why BAT is confident of market gain

15/06/2017 - 12:52
Cigarette group British American Tobacco (BAT) says it expects robust volume growth and further market share gains in the half-year to June. read more
Analysis: Walmart is winning market share across many categories

Analysis: Walmart is winning market share across many categories

30/05/2017 - 13:16
Although Walmart is an old-school retailer, it is not afraid to learn new tricks and to shift its thinking. This youthful and innovative approach has helped it deliver another solid set of results in a highly competitive market. read more
Tesco stems sales decline - UK

Tesco stems sales decline - UK

22/10/2014 - 10:33
London - Sales at Britain's Tesco, the market-leading grocer reeling from an accountancy scandal, fell 3.6 percent over the last 12 weeks, industry data showed on Tuesday.  read more
BlackBerry here to stay, says new CEO

BlackBerry here to stay, says new CEO

04/12/2013 - 08:48
Ottawa - BlackBerry's new chief executive cast off persistent talk of the smartphone maker's demise, vowing on Monday that the company would pick itself back up and was "here to stay". read more
Samsung surges to new profit high

Samsung surges to new profit high

25/10/2013 - 09:51
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s quarterly operating profit surged 26 percent to a new record, matching estimates and powered by a strong recovery in its memory chip business as smartphone sales growth eases sharply. read more
United States: Survey: Retailers cautiously optimistic for 2013 holiday

United States: Survey: Retailers cautiously optimistic for 2013 holiday

02/08/2013 - 08:15
San Jose, Calif. -- Retailers are cautiously optimistic about the 2013 holiday season, with 60% forecasting revenue growth in excess of 10%, in line with industry forecasts, according to a survey by Baynote, a provider of personalized customer experience solutions. read more
Surface a huge loss for Microsoft

Surface a huge loss for Microsoft

31/07/2013 - 10:08
Microsoft Corp’s Surface tablets have yet to make any profit as sputtering sales have been eclipsed by advertising costs and an accounting charge, according to the software company’s annual report. read more
Tablet shipments to surpass portable PCs in 2013

Tablet shipments to surpass portable PCs in 2013

03/06/2013 - 09:29
According to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, tablet shipments are expected to grow 58.7% year over year in 2013 reaching 229.3 million units, up from 144.5 million units last year. read more
Botwana: Choppies retail chain looks to expand in SADC

Botwana: Choppies retail chain looks to expand in SADC

14/05/2013 - 09:58
Choppies Enterprise Limited, the opaque retail store, issued a trading update earlier last month ahead of its two-year ambitious plan that will see its turnover hitting the US$ 1 billion mark (about P 8 billion) per annum. .  read more
Samsung and Apple heading in different directions

Samsung and Apple heading in different directions

06/05/2013 - 09:26
An estimated 405 million handsets, including 197 million smartphones, were shipped in the first quarter of 2013, according to market intelligence firm ABI Research.  read more
Mr Price Expects 20% Surge In Profits

Mr Price Expects 20% Surge In Profits

19/04/2013 - 09:23
Shares of JSE-listed Mr Price gained 3 percent to R118.98 on Wednesday’s early trade after it said figures for the year ended March would be higher than in the previous reporting period. read more
Apple to release updated phone

Apple to release updated phone

04/04/2013 - 07:53
New York - The Wall Street Journal says Apple is set for a possible summer launch of the next iPhone, rather than a fall launch like the last two models. read more
Sony chairman, Howard Stringer, to retire

Sony chairman, Howard Stringer, to retire

11/03/2013 - 08:52
Sony Corp’s board chairman, Howard Stringer, who headed the company as chief executive for six years until last April, will retire from Japan’s struggling consumer electronics giant in June, the Financial Times reported. read more
RIM seeks comeback with new BlackBerry

RIM seeks comeback with new BlackBerry

28/01/2013 - 08:20
New York - BlackBerry maker Research in Motion begins its comeback bid on Wednesday with a new platform launch in a make-or-break move for a firm that is rapidly sinking in the smartphone market it once dominated. read more
Kenya: Sugar millers losing ground to new brands

Kenya: Sugar millers losing ground to new brands

14/01/2013 - 08:49
Kenya’s large sugar millers are losing ground in the retail market as consumers opt for lesser known but more pocket-friendly brands.  read more
BlackBerry maker stages comeback

BlackBerry maker stages comeback

23/11/2012 - 14:25
Toronto - Shares of Research In Motion surged more than 15% in Toronto on Thursday on rising optimism about its soon-to-be-launched BlackBerry 10 devices, the company's response to Apple's iPhone and to Android-based smartphones. read more
Massmart sees margin pressure

Massmart sees margin pressure

22/11/2012 - 08:55
Johannesburg - Massmart Holdings [JSE:MSM] expects no growth in margins until the end of 2013 as the unit of Wal-Mart Stores forges ahead with an aggressive cut-price strategy to double market share in food sales. read more
Nestle Sells First Dollar Bond Since June as U.S. Deals Jump

Nestle Sells First Dollar Bond Since June as U.S. Deals Jump

10/10/2012 - 11:03
Nestle SA (NESN) increased the size of its first sale of dollar bonds in four months to $500 million as European companies tap U.S. debt markets at the fastest pace in a year-and-a-half. read more
Mr Price to launch online shopping

Mr Price to launch online shopping

25/05/2012 - 08:22
Johannesburg - In an aim to grow market share, fashion retailer Mr Price Group [JSE:MPC] will launch an online shopping platform later this year.  read more
Dell sees consumer sales shrinking

Dell sees consumer sales shrinking

23/05/2012 - 09:33
San Francisco - Dell forecast disappointing second-quarter revenue as United States and European corporate tech spending weakens and consumer personal computer sales continue to shrink, hammering its shares.  read more
PepsiCo May Boost Marketing Budget to Take On a Surging Coca-Cola: Retail

PepsiCo May Boost Marketing Budget to Take On a Surging Coca-Cola: Retail

27/01/2012 - 09:27
PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi has taken over a coconut-water company, acquired a dairy in Russia and spent millions on a philanthropic marketing campaign. Her next big investment has a more familiar name: Pepsi-Cola. read more
Pick n Pay Stores Ltd year-end results ‘disappointing’ but within event-filled year

Pick n Pay Stores Ltd year-end results ‘disappointing’ but within event-filled year

18/04/2011 - 14:34
Pick n Pay elaborate on growth in emerging market, their Private label, clothing and liquor. Furthermore, Smartshopper looks to be exceptionally promising, and they look at further expansion into Africa. read more
Grocery giants tussle over who is biggest

Grocery giants tussle over who is biggest

13/09/2010 - 00:00
Shoprite said its market share for June had risen to 34,4% this year from 32,9% last year. Over the same time, it said, Pick n Pay’s share had fallen to 31% from 32,9%. read more
Shoprite beats expectations

Shoprite beats expectations

24/08/2010 - 00:00
Johannesburg - Shoprite Holdings [JSE:SHP], Africa's biggest grocer, booked a 16% rise in full-year profit as its mainstay South African customers warm up to spending due to decades-low interest rates and tentative economic growth.  read more
Brandhouse Continues To Gain Market Share

Brandhouse Continues To Gain Market Share

11/08/2010 - 00:00
Brandhouse has gained a further 2.6 % share of the total South African beer market bringing its market share to 12.8%. The gain in market share was achieved on the back of brandhouse’s substantial growth in its beer volume sales of 36.7% across Heineken, Amstel and Windhoek.  read more
Analysts struggle to call race between Shoprite and Pick n Pay

Analysts struggle to call race between Shoprite and Pick n Pay

19/07/2010 - 00:00
The battle for market share between South Africa's retail giants Shoprite Holdings and Pick n Pay seems to be hotting up. read more
Shoprite still leader of the pack

Shoprite still leader of the pack

16/07/2010 - 00:00
Johannesburg – Shoprite Holdings [JSE:SHP] continues to assert its market leadership, analysts said on Thursday, after the group posted impressive sales figures for the financial year to end-June 2010. read more
Shoprite, Pick n Pay rated ‘buy’

Shoprite, Pick n Pay rated ‘buy’

15/07/2010 - 00:00
Shoprite Holdings , SA ’s biggest retailer by market value, and Pick n Pay Stores were rated “buy” in new coverage at Avior Research on the outlook for margin growth and inflation. read more