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Choppies wraps up purchase in KZN

Choppies wraps up purchase in KZN

06/11/2017 - 09:29
Botswana-based retailer Choppies has completed the acquisition of KwaZulu-Natal’s Arizona Wholesalers and Butcheries, adding to its 71-strong retail footprint in SA. read more
Choppies struggles to make its mark in tough SA conditions

Choppies struggles to make its mark in tough SA conditions

20/07/2017 - 15:56
Botswana-based Choppies may be a well-established grocery retail chain in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, but the company has found the going tough in SA. read more
Primark to make U.S. retail debut with store in Boston

Primark to make U.S. retail debut with store in Boston

25/04/2014 - 12:17
Dublin, Ireland – Discount fast-fashion retailer Primark, the Dublin-based subsidiary of U.K. retail and consumer group Associated British Foods, plans to enter the United States, opening a location in Boston.  read more
Wal-Mart former chief retiring from board

Wal-Mart former chief retiring from board

25/04/2014 - 12:11
Bentonville, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.has announced that its former president and CEO Lee Scott will not seek re-election to the company’s board of directors. read more
Pick n Pay reveals online food delivery growth

Pick n Pay reveals online food delivery growth

17/04/2014 - 10:06
Listed retailer Pick n Pay has announced a 27% rise in its online food delivery business in announcing results for the 52 weeks ended 2 March, 2014. read more
Shoprite opens in Kano, northern Nigeria

Shoprite opens in Kano, northern Nigeria

11/04/2014 - 08:39
KANO (AFP) – South African retailer Shoprite on Thursday opened its first outlet in northern Nigeria, as part of an aggressive expansion drive and defying wider concerns about security in the region.  read more
PIC reduces stake in Pick n Pay Stores

PIC reduces stake in Pick n Pay Stores

31/03/2014 - 09:05
Johannesburg - Pick n Pay Stores advised shareholders on Monday that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has disposed of shares in the company. read more
FreshStop opens its 157th store

FreshStop opens its 157th store

26/03/2014 - 13:49
Located on the corner of Trichardts and Dassen Roads, Impala Park in Boksburg, FreshStop Northpoint Service Station opened its doors on 20 March 2014 after its previously unbranded store was converted into a completely renovated and modern FreshStop convenience store. In addition to the store conversion, the fuel forecourt has also been upgraded and now displays the latest 20/20 Caltex imagery. read more
Shoprite opens in northern Nigeria

Shoprite opens in northern Nigeria

25/03/2014 - 10:24
Shoprite opened its first outlet in northern Nigeria on Thursday, as part of an aggressive expansion drive and defying wider concerns about security in the region. read more
Marks & Spencer loses UK clothing share

Marks & Spencer loses UK clothing share

24/03/2014 - 07:24
London - Marks & Spencer, Britain's biggest clothing retailer, lost market share over the last three months, industry data showed, , reversing a small gain late last year that was heralded by its chief executive as a sign his recovery plan was working.  read more
Walmart in cost-cutting move - report

Walmart in cost-cutting move - report

27/01/2014 - 07:48
New York - Walmart will lay off about 2 300 workers at its Sam's Club warehouse unit, The Wall Street Journal said on Friday, the latest in a string of job losses at US retailers. read more
Kenyan supermarket in court over rent dispute

Kenyan supermarket in court over rent dispute

16/01/2014 - 11:35
Uchumi supermarket has moved to court to stop its landlord from auctioning its stock over rent arrears totalling to Sh4.2 million. read more
Ghana's Osu Oxford Street Mall closed

Ghana's Osu Oxford Street Mall closed

06/01/2014 - 11:56
AMA locks up Osu Oxford Street Mall The AMA (Accra Metropolitan Assembly) closed down the Osu Oxford Street Mall last month.  read more
India clears Tesco's $110m investment

India clears Tesco's $110m investment

06/01/2014 - 09:30
Mumbai - India's foreign investment regulator has approved a $110m investment plan by Tesco, formally paving the way for the British retailer to venture into Asia's third-largest economy. read more
Tesco set to enter India's supermarket groups

Tesco set to enter India's supermarket groups

19/12/2013 - 12:55
Mumbai - Britain's Tesco is set to become the first foreign supermarket to venture into India's $500bn retail sector after announcing it had applied to buy a 50% stake in Tata Group's Trent Hypermarket. read more
Tuskys Supermarkets closed, Kenya

Tuskys Supermarkets closed, Kenya

19/12/2013 - 10:41
All 52 Tuskys supermarkets branches have been closed after employees downed their tools to protest at management's refusal to honour Collective Bargaining Agreement. - See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-147987/all-tuskys-supermarkets-closed#sthash.EmcTs6TJ.dpuf read more
Pick n Pay: Board gets new non-executives

Pick n Pay: Board gets new non-executives

18/12/2013 - 10:19
Pick n Pay had appointed two new non-executive directors, Audrey Mothupi and David Friedland, the food retailer said yesterday.  read more
Kenyan retail giant, Nakumatt, spends Sh86 million on call service

Kenyan retail giant, Nakumatt, spends Sh86 million on call service

17/12/2013 - 08:53
Giant retailer Nakumatt Holdings has invested Sh86 million on new customer service programmes among them a contact centre unveiled Friday. read more
Woolworths always listens, says chief

Woolworths always listens, says chief

27/11/2013 - 12:22
According to Woolworths chief executive Ian Moir, the company always listens to what its shareholders say about executive remuneration, “especially those who have issues” with the subject. read more
Tesco to sell off land to lure consumers

Tesco to sell off land to lure consumers

22/11/2013 - 08:55
London - Britain's Tesco, battling plunging profits in mainland Europe, is to sell off land around its stores in Poland for development to make the sites more attractive to shoppers.  read more
Uchumi workers to close shop over pay

Uchumi workers to close shop over pay

31/10/2013 - 08:23
Uchumi supermarkets could grind to a halt next Wednesday if employees make good their threat to down their tools. The Kenya Union of Commercial Food and Allied Workers has issued a strike notice dated October 9 to pressurise the supermarket chain's management to meet workers' demands for higher pay. read more
Nakumatt eyeing East Africa's hospitality sector

Nakumatt eyeing East Africa's hospitality sector

18/10/2013 - 08:47
Nakumatt is targeting new sales within the hospitality industry by offering select label products like furnishings, decorative accessories, bath towels, bed and table linen. according to the supermarket chain's business development manager Neel Shah. read more
Retailer Nakumatt Seeks Foreign Investment For $14m East Africa Expansion

Retailer Nakumatt Seeks Foreign Investment For $14m East Africa Expansion

30/07/2013 - 08:51
VENTURES AFRICA – Nakumatt Holdings Ltd, a Kenyan supermarket chain, has began talks to sell almost a quarter of its shares to foreign investors to aide its expansion plans across East Africa. read more
Mr Delivery opts for three wheels to service new Pick n Pay contract

Mr Delivery opts for three wheels to service new Pick n Pay contract

11/06/2013 - 08:29
Mr Delivery opts for three wheels, times 60 Mr Delivery has acquired 60 Mahindra three-wheeler vehicles, fitted with specially designed, lockable canopies, to service a new contract for the Pick n Pay Online Shopping delivery service, which operates from a number of hubs in the country.  read more
Carrefour teams up with CFAO for African expansion

Carrefour teams up with CFAO for African expansion

03/06/2013 - 09:48
French retail giant Carrefour SA said Wednesday it has teamed up with African distribution company CFAO to expand its presence in Africa, as the grocer seeks to reinforce the global footprint of its name. read more
Carrefour strengthens business analytics with location intelligence

Carrefour strengthens business analytics with location intelligence

23/05/2013 - 15:10
REDLANDS, Calif. -- Esri announces that Carrefour Group, the second-largest retailer in the world with nearly 10,000 stores around the globe, has implemented an enterprise-wide marketing solution from Esri partner Galigeo.  read more
UK: M&S reports second year of profit decline on fashion-line woes

UK: M&S reports second year of profit decline on fashion-line woes

21/05/2013 - 09:06
Marks & Spencer Group Plc (MKS), the U.K.’s largest clothing retailer, said annual profit fell 5.8 percent as consumers spent less on its fashion goods, even as food sales increased.  read more
Kenya's Uchumi to open 13 supermarkets across East Africa

Kenya's Uchumi to open 13 supermarkets across East Africa

15/05/2013 - 10:35
Kenya's Uchumi Supermarkets will open 13 new stores over the next year as East Africa's sole listed retailer prepares for a cash call and a cross listing of its shares, its chief executive said on Tuesday. read more
Massmart shares fall over 3%

Massmart shares fall over 3%

24/04/2013 - 10:16
Johannesburg - Shares of South African retailer Massmart tumbled more than 3 percent on Monday, after the Walmart unit warned it may fall short of its profit target this year, squeezed by weak consumer spending. read more
Namibia: Pick n Pay Heading for Keetmanshoop

Namibia: Pick n Pay Heading for Keetmanshoop

11/03/2013 - 09:02
South African grocery retail giant, Pick n Pay, has completed the takeover of OK Grocer at Keetmanshoop.  read more
Walmart bribes ‘went via Mexican governor’

Walmart bribes ‘went via Mexican governor’

30/01/2013 - 10:43
WalMart’s Mexican unit used a current state governor there to facilitate $156 000 (R1.4 million) in bribes meant to help open stores, an ex-lawyer for the retailer told company officials in 2005, according to documents released by members of the US Congress. read more
South Africa retail chain to open first outlet in Kenya soon

South Africa retail chain to open first outlet in Kenya soon

10/01/2013 - 10:06
Game Africa, a South African retail chain, is set to open its first outlet in Kenya, intensifying competition in the retail sector. read more
Pick n Pay opens first supermarket in Zimbabwe

Pick n Pay opens first supermarket in Zimbabwe

22/06/2012 - 08:26
Retailer Pick n Pay opened its first supermarket in Kamfinsa, Zimbabwe, on Thursday.  read more
Historic moment for Carrefour Colombia Workers Union as it signs first collective agreement

Historic moment for Carrefour Colombia Workers Union as it signs first collective agreement

30/04/2012 - 12:04
Nyon, Switzerland, 27 April 2012: UNI Global Union welcomed the signing of an historic first collective agreement at Carrefour Colombia that it says should serve as a new model for labour relations in the country. Along with the gains for Carrefour Colombia the workers, the agreement is notable for the fair and secure organising collective bargaining process that created it.  read more
Tesco targets supplier collaboration to tackle emissions

Tesco targets supplier collaboration to tackle emissions

19/04/2012 - 10:30
The UK’s largest retailer Tesco has announced plans to expand on-line supplier collaboration in an effort to reduce supply chain carbon emissions  read more
M&S rues cost of stock shortages

M&S rues cost of stock shortages

19/04/2012 - 10:19
UK retailer Marks & Spencer has been hit by stock shortages caused by what the group’s CEO referred to as ‘not perfect buying’ read more
Australian retailer eyes Pick n Pay

Australian retailer eyes Pick n Pay

26/03/2012 - 10:26
Woolworths Australia has been in discussions with local retailer Pick n Pay with a view to buying a stake in the group, according to local sources. read more
Shoprite to use funds to cut debt

Shoprite to use funds to cut debt

26/03/2012 - 09:25
Shprite Holdings , Africa’s largest food retailer, plans to use a substantial portion of the R8bn it is raising in a sale of stock and convertible bonds to repay debt.  read more