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Pick n Pay surprises local schools with Easter treats

Pick n Pay surprises local schools with Easter treats

19/04/2019 - 11:57
Two schools were recently surprised with chocolate eggs and hot cross buns ahead of the Easter Weekend.  read more
Checkers hot cross buns go viral

Checkers hot cross buns go viral

17/04/2019 - 13:42
Checkers hot cross buns are trending on social media and South Africans are in stitches following the release of a viral video in which a false-positive breathalyser reading was recorded for a police officer. read more
Clicks says private-label products boosted interim earnings

Clicks says private-label products boosted interim earnings

17/04/2019 - 09:59
Clicks Group says it grew headline earnings by 12.9% to R763.3m in the six months to February thanks in part to better sales of its private-label products and higher profits from its distribution business. read more
Mulberry teams up with Farfetch to bolster global omnichannel

Mulberry teams up with Farfetch to bolster global omnichannel

16/04/2019 - 15:31
Mulberry has launched a partnership with online luxury fashion retailer Farfetch to strengthen its international omnichannel strategy. read more
Lenders seize UK retailer Debenhams, wiping out Ashley

Lenders seize UK retailer Debenhams, wiping out Ashley

12/04/2019 - 09:33
Debenhams’ lenders took control of the ailing retailer after it went into administration, wiping out shareholders including billionaire Mike Ashley in the latest corporate failure on Britain’s high street. read more
Shoprite Nigeria lauded for promoting cashless transactions

Shoprite Nigeria lauded for promoting cashless transactions

12/04/2019 - 09:13
In a first for the retailer, Shoprite Nigeria was among the winners at this year’s Electronic Payment Incentive Scheme (EPIS) Efficiency Awards. read more
Pick n Pay approves further expansion in Zimbabwe despite market turbulence

Pick n Pay approves further expansion in Zimbabwe despite market turbulence

12/04/2019 - 08:58
Pick n Pay, under its joint venture deal in Zimbabwe, has approved an expansion programme in the troubled country despite waning consumer spending power and disturbances to operations in the past few months.  read more
Ted Baker enters Chinese joint venture to expand brand

Ted Baker enters Chinese joint venture to expand brand

10/04/2019 - 12:54
Ted Baker has agreed to a new joint venture with Shanghai LongShang Trading Company to expand its brand in the East Asia region.  read more
UK’s Debenhams falls into administration

UK’s Debenhams falls into administration

09/04/2019 - 14:47
Debenhams’ lenders took control of the ailing British retailer after it went into administration, wiping out shareholders including billionaire Mike Ashley in the latest corporate failure on the high street. read more
Pick n Pay to shift plastic bag usage with 20 000 free reusable bags in-stores, every day

Pick n Pay to shift plastic bag usage with 20 000 free reusable bags in-stores, every day

09/04/2019 - 14:35
Over the next two weeks, Pick n Pay will give 20 000 customers a free reusable bag every day in stores across the country.  read more
Pick n Pay shares rise on annual turnover growth of nearly 10%

Pick n Pay shares rise on annual turnover growth of nearly 10%

09/04/2019 - 09:39
Pick n Pay, one of South Africa’s largest supermarket chains rose after the group reported turnover growth of almost 10 percent in the financial year to the end of March, underscoring the resilience of its South African division, which clawed back market share from competitors. read more
Shoprite serves 100 million R5 deli meals

Shoprite serves 100 million R5 deli meals

08/04/2019 - 09:37
This week Shoprite served its 100 millionth R5 deli meal since launching the affordable meal options almost two years ago.  read more
Superdry slumps as founder's return sparks board revolt

Superdry slumps as founder's return sparks board revolt

04/04/2019 - 13:34
Shares in Superdry fell more than 11% after founder Julian Dunkerton narrowly forced his way back into the company, which sparked the exit of most of its board members, including top executives. read more
Almost 100 new employees welcomed at Shoprite Botleng

Almost 100 new employees welcomed at Shoprite Botleng

03/04/2019 - 10:00
Shoprite created 90 new jobs with the opening of its new store in Botleng, just outside Delmas, this week. The store’s total staff complement is 111, which includes 81 youth (between the ages of 18 and 35) and 76 women. 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
Shoprite shakes up Zambia’s retail sector with world-class store

Shoprite shakes up Zambia’s retail sector with world-class store

01/04/2019 - 11:28
The Shoprite Group is set to change the face of retail in Zambia with the opening of the new world-class store in the Woodlands/Kabulonga area. read more
H&M confirms commitment to SA economy with new store openings, several local partnerships

H&M confirms commitment to SA economy with new store openings, several local partnerships

27/03/2019 - 14:47
Despite a subdued outlook for the South African retail sector in 2019, global fashion retailer H&M has firmly underlined its ongoing commitment to the local retail market with the announcement of two store openings scheduled in upcoming weeks, this along with several local partnerships placing strong emphasis on the brand’s ongoing sustainability work.  read more
How retailers can add value for consumers in turbulent economic times

How retailers can add value for consumers in turbulent economic times

25/03/2019 - 15:51
For the most part, it has been a dismal year for South African retailers; elevated household debt, higher fuel prices and an increase in value-added tax squeezed consumer spending. However, Ackermans, South Africa’s longest standing value retailer, performed well over 2018 reporting growth of just over 10% which is three times more than the industry benchmark.  read more
Pick n Pay introduces blood oranges to its fresh produce offering

Pick n Pay introduces blood oranges to its fresh produce offering

22/03/2019 - 10:19
Fruit lovers no longer have to travel to Europe to taste the goodness of blood oranges. Pick n Pay has added rare blood oranges to its fresh produce offering making it the first retailer to offer this unique fruit to customers.  read more
Asos sales up 13% as UK market outperforms

Asos sales up 13% as UK market outperforms

20/03/2019 - 09:25
Asos has reported a rise in its quarterly sales, as growth at home in the UK continues to outperform its foreign markets. read more
520+ million Smart Shopper cash-off discounts to be issued for customers

520+ million Smart Shopper cash-off discounts to be issued for customers

18/03/2019 - 11:49
Pick n Pay’s Smart Shopper will give customers double personalised discounts to help them save even more in the next few weeks.  read more
Three quarters in a row of sales growth for H&M

Three quarters in a row of sales growth for H&M

15/03/2019 - 14:26
Sweden’s H&M, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, posted local-currency sales growth for its fiscal first quarter that matched analysts’ forecasts, on Friday, while net sales were slightly higher than expected. read more
‘Socially conscious’ manufacturer lands major contract with Shoprite

‘Socially conscious’ manufacturer lands major contract with Shoprite

14/03/2019 - 09:53
Plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multi-million rand contract to supply 25 different products under the Shoprite Group’s Ritebrand and Housebrand labels. read more
Morrisons books 3rd straight year of profit & sales growth

Morrisons books 3rd straight year of profit & sales growth

13/03/2019 - 13:36
Morrisons has recorded another year of growth in sales and profit as chief executive David Potts boasted that the Big 4 grocer’s turnaround scheme was “well on track”.  read more
Spitz owner AVI says footwear sales walked all over its results

Spitz owner AVI says footwear sales walked all over its results

12/03/2019 - 10:27
AVI, whose brands include Bakers biscuits and seafood business I&J, said on its footwear businesses struggled the most in the six months ended December. read more
Pick n Pay launches dedicated space in-store to showcase its local small suppliers

Pick n Pay launches dedicated space in-store to showcase its local small suppliers

11/03/2019 - 13:51
Pick n Pay has introduced dedicated shop space to promote local South African products, produced by small businesses, to customers. The ‘Meet the Maker’ showcase will be trialled in eight stores across the country over a three-month period.  read more
Carrefour enables milk product traceability through blockchain

Carrefour enables milk product traceability through blockchain

11/03/2019 - 13:37
French retail giant Carrefour is using blockchain technology to let consumers trace information about the source of its milk products. read more
 Access to Shoprite market allows entrepreneur to thrive

Access to Shoprite market allows entrepreneur to thrive

11/03/2019 - 11:02
Sammy Mhaule got his first taste of entrepreneurship as a 14-year-old when he sold ice cream on the streets of Tembisa. Today he supplies sparkling juice to Checkers Hyper in Gauteng and Checkers in the Free State, but the journey from ice cream peddler to business owner hasn't always been smooth sailing. read more
Former Clicks boss David Kneale joins Woolworths

Former Clicks boss David Kneale joins Woolworths

11/03/2019 - 10:06
Former Clicks CEO David Kneale, who helped the retail group break into the JSE’s top 40 index in 2018, has joined the Woolworths board.  read more
Shoprite Group builds up strength in tough year

Shoprite Group builds up strength in tough year

08/03/2019 - 15:36
2018 was a transformational year for the Group, whose interim results were affected by a number of factors. While the first half performance is below expectations it is not a reflection of the fundamental strength of the business. read more
These food prices will rise in coming months, Shoprite warns

These food prices will rise in coming months, Shoprite warns

06/03/2019 - 11:36
Amid all the other pressures in the economy, food inflation has been the one relatively happy place the past year. read more
Founder of Ted Baker fashion house quits over harassment claims

Founder of Ted Baker fashion house quits over harassment claims

05/03/2019 - 14:04
Ray Kelvin, the founder of British fashion brand Ted Baker, resigned as its CEO following allegations of harassment. read more
3 Reasons why every retailer should consider Click & Collect

3 Reasons why every retailer should consider Click & Collect

05/03/2019 - 13:14
If you want to engage customers and drive foot traffic in your store, then an ecommerce presence is essential. It might sound counter-intuitive, but in this modern shopping environment, online and in-store work together, not against each other, to attract and retain customers. These days people are shopping online more than ever, so not having a digital storefront means you’re missing out on a lot of potential customers. read more
Shoprite appoints new Group Sustainability Manager

Shoprite appoints new Group Sustainability Manager

04/03/2019 - 14:12
Sanjeev Raghubir has been appointed as Group Sustainability Manager at the Shoprite Group. read more
Edcon CEO says focus is now on fixing the business

Edcon CEO says focus is now on fixing the business

04/03/2019 - 10:02
The R2.7bn deal that clothing retailer Edcon reached with its banks, landlords and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) will free it up to push through with its survival plan, says CEO Grant Pattison. read more
Harrods announces ecommerce partnership with Farfetch

Harrods announces ecommerce partnership with Farfetch

27/02/2019 - 09:13
Harrods has announced a partnership with Farfetch Black & White Solutions to offer a new and improved global ecommerce platform. read more
Pick n Pay’s Smart Shopper programme expands with the launch of TymeBank

Pick n Pay’s Smart Shopper programme expands with the launch of TymeBank

26/02/2019 - 15:33
Shoppers can now earn bonus Pick n Pay Smart Shopper loyalty points everywhere they shop when paying with their TymeBank debit card. That means that not only will the first fully licensed digital bank in South Africa save shoppers time and money, but it will also reward them through Pick n Pay’s Smart Shopper loyalty programme.  read more
Shoprite shareholders to tighten belts

Shoprite shareholders to tighten belts

26/02/2019 - 15:11
Shoprite shareholders have had their interim dividend cut 24% as the grocery chain battles with losses from outside SA, and shrinking profit in its home market. read more
No Hammerson payout as it tries to leave UK

No Hammerson payout as it tries to leave UK

26/02/2019 - 09:34
UK and Europe shopping centre owner Hammerson’s dividend will not grow over the next two years while the company, the fourth-largest property group on the JSE, sells more than R9bn worth of its weaker UK and Irish assets.  read more
Oh my goodness! Checkers forced to backtrack on Gordon Ramsay 'protein' water range claim

Oh my goodness! Checkers forced to backtrack on Gordon Ramsay 'protein' water range claim

26/02/2019 - 08:33
Oh my goodness! There is no protein in celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's "Oh My Goodness!" water, as claimed by retailer Checkers. read more
Retail fallout linked to need for innovation

Retail fallout linked to need for innovation

25/02/2019 - 12:13
Retailers across the world continue to face strong headwinds. They have suffered a sharp drop in business in recent years, with bankruptcy filings and store closings almost becoming commonplace.  read more
Woolworths CEO confident that right strategies are in place

Woolworths CEO confident that right strategies are in place

21/02/2019 - 13:44
Woolworths Holdings announced results for the 26 weeks ended 23 December 2018. read more
Local mushroom farmer receives Pick n Pay’s 2019 Small Supplier of the Year award

Local mushroom farmer receives Pick n Pay’s 2019 Small Supplier of the Year award

21/02/2019 - 09:46
Local mushroom farmer, Peter Nyathi, founder of Tropical Mushrooms, has been awarded Pick n Pay’s 2019 Small Supplier of the Year. The annual award recognises the company’s top performing supplier from its Enterprise and Supplier Development programme. The winner is selected based on their business’ exceptional growth performance and job creation.  read more
Woolworths raises R2 Million with One Small Spoon Christmas campaign

Woolworths raises R2 Million with One Small Spoon Christmas campaign

20/02/2019 - 14:06
Christmas is a distant memory already, but thanks to Woolies and their customers, meals will be given to those who need it most throughout 2019.  read more
TFG achieves eCommerce leadership with Oracle

TFG achieves eCommerce leadership with Oracle

19/02/2019 - 15:43
TFG (The Foschini Group), a South African retail group operating in thirty-two countries across five continents, has chosen Oracle to support its digital transformation strategy with the consolidation of twenty-two brands into one online marketplace. With close to 3000 stores, TFG migrated its brick-and-mortar offering to a hassle-free digital platform and now offers the myTFGworld.com online marketplace to its customers. read more
Shoprite replaces stolen computers at Khayelitsha school

Shoprite replaces stolen computers at Khayelitsha school

18/02/2019 - 19:28
Shoprite demonstrated its heart for the Khayelitsha community when it replaced the computers and equipment a local school lost in a recent burglary. read more
SA’s first digital bank goes live in 500 Pick n Pay, Boxer Stores

SA’s first digital bank goes live in 500 Pick n Pay, Boxer Stores

18/02/2019 - 14:22
TymeBank, South Africa’s first fully licensed digital bank, will go live in 500 Pick n Pay and Boxer stores next week in preparation for the formal launch later this month.  read more
Levi Strauss files for stock market comeback

Levi Strauss files for stock market comeback

16/02/2019 - 21:53
Jeans maker Levi Strauss has filed documents to list itself on the New York Stock Exchange, seeking to return to public markets after more than three decades. read more
Amazon drops plans to build New York City headquarters

Amazon drops plans to build New York City headquarters

16/02/2019 - 21:43
US e-commerce giant Amazon said it would not build a new headquarters in New York City due to opposition from "some state and local politicians," though most New Yorkers support its plan.  read more
Is Woolworths unravelling in Australia?

Is Woolworths unravelling in Australia?

15/02/2019 - 16:35
The sudden departure of two Australia-based nonexecutive directors of Woolworths has fuelled speculation that the troubled retailer will be forced to announce another huge write-down related to the R21bn acquisition of the David Jones department store. read more
Woolworths denies that it copied Superlatte products

Woolworths denies that it copied Superlatte products

14/02/2019 - 12:10
Woolworths has categorically denied allegations by Michelle Legge, who founded beverage company Superlatte in 2016, that the retailer has copied her product. read more
New market store opens through the Pick n Pay market store

New market store opens through the Pick n Pay market store

14/02/2019 - 11:51
The community of Thokoza welcomed the opening of Matlala Market and it will now offer customers greater variety, a fresh offering and money services under one roof and on their doorstep.  read more
Strike adds to Dis-Chem’s Christmas woes

Strike adds to Dis-Chem’s Christmas woes

14/02/2019 - 10:33
Dis-Chem’s Christmas sales have been hurt by a strike, the pharmacy chain warned in a trading update. read more
Booze, drugs and DIY boost Spar in difficult economy

Booze, drugs and DIY boost Spar in difficult economy

13/02/2019 - 15:40
Robust liquor sales and the inclusion of the pharmaceutical distribution business it bought in 2018 year boosted grocery retailer Spar Group in the weeks leading up to Christmas. read more
Pick n Pay trials a R5 reusable bag – made from green plastic bottles

Pick n Pay trials a R5 reusable bag – made from green plastic bottles

13/02/2019 - 13:38
Pick n Pay is trialling the lowest priced reusable bag yet in South Africa, as an affordable reusable alternative to plastic carrier bags. read more
SA retailer selling gin packs to give your G&T a distinctive twist

SA retailer selling gin packs to give your G&T a distinctive twist

12/02/2019 - 21:45
Retailers have taken note of the huge gin trend - for example, in 2011, Pick n Pay stocked around 20 gins and now have over 100 different varieties - with over 25% of those being locally produced. read more
Toys R Us makes a comeback as Tru Kids Brands

Toys R Us makes a comeback as Tru Kids Brands

12/02/2019 - 19:17
Toys R Us is making a comeback as a brand new company known as Tru Kids Brands, one year after the toy retailer went bust.  read more
Struggling Woolworths shares fall after two more directors leave

Struggling Woolworths shares fall after two more directors leave

12/02/2019 - 11:20
Struggling retailer Woolworths saw its share price decline to the lowest level since 2012 after saying two nonexecutive board members with extensive business experience in Australia resigned with immediate effect on Monday. read more
Woolworths to donate profits from baby carriers and pay back Ubuntu Baba

Woolworths to donate profits from baby carriers and pay back Ubuntu Baba

11/02/2019 - 15:10
Woolworths will not be keeping the profits it made from the sale of baby carriers similar to those of a Cape Town-based small business, Ubuntu Baba. read more
Valentine’s Day sorted in just five easy steps with Checkers

Valentine’s Day sorted in just five easy steps with Checkers

11/02/2019 - 10:09
Valentine’s Day is all about spoiling your loved one(s), but let’s be honest, between the stress of finding the perfect gift and remembering to make a restaurant reservation, it seldom goes according to plan.So this year, why not stress less and let Checkers play cupid? You’re guaranteed an unforgettable Valentine’s Day for all the right reasons. read more
Click & collect market in the UK to grow nearly 50% over the next five years

Click & collect market in the UK to grow nearly 50% over the next five years

11/02/2019 - 09:50
The UK click & collect market is set to grow 45.8% over the next five years to reach £9.8bn by 2023, but growth will slow as the fulfillment method matures and services offered by retailers are optimised, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. read more
Hermes optimistic about Chinese sales

Hermes optimistic about Chinese sales

09/02/2019 - 21:32
French luxury handbag label Hermes said that sales momentum in its Chinese stores stayed strong in the fourth quarter, adding to reassuring signals from rivals over enduring demand in one of the industry's biggest markets. read more
Value created for Clicks Group employees through share programme

Value created for Clicks Group employees through share programme

08/02/2019 - 14:17
Over 7 800 of Clicks Group employees will share in a R1.5bn payment that has been created through the group's employee share ownership scheme (ESOP). read more
Amazon grocery service slowly returns in India after e-commerce disruption

Amazon grocery service slowly returns in India after e-commerce disruption

08/02/2019 - 09:54
Amazon.com Inc’s grocery service is slowly returning on its India website after the online retail giant faced disruption from revised e-commerce curbs which kicked in on Feb. 1. read more
Woolworths loses third David Jones CEO

Woolworths loses third David Jones CEO

07/02/2019 - 13:20
The CEO of Woolworths’s Australian department store chain David Jones has resigned after less than two years in the job, and the JSE-listed retailer is now headhunting its fourth CEO for its Australian chain since it acquired it in 2014. read more
SA women applaud Ackermans' #IAmMe Valentine's lingerie campaign

SA women applaud Ackermans' #IAmMe Valentine's lingerie campaign

07/02/2019 - 09:45
Ackermans' latest star-studded lingerie campaign inspires women to celebrate their true selves. read more
Shareholders cheer Pandora’s plan to add some sparkle

Shareholders cheer Pandora’s plan to add some sparkle

06/02/2019 - 13:32
Investors have welcomed a new strategy from jewellery maker Pandora, which is struggling to regain its competitive edge in a weak retail market, sending its shares up more than 10%. read more
Amazon Pantry slowly returns in India after e-commerce disruption

Amazon Pantry slowly returns in India after e-commerce disruption

06/02/2019 - 11:15
Amazon.com’s grocery service is slowly returning on its India website after the online retail company faced disruption from revised e-commerce curbs which kicked in on February 1. read more
Edcon makes headway in securing R3bn in funds to keep it going

Edcon makes headway in securing R3bn in funds to keep it going

05/02/2019 - 14:25
Edcon Holdings is making progress toward securing R3bn in funding to keep the South African clothing retailer afloat, with the Public Investment Corporation part of the ongoing talks. read more
Put a pork in it... Woolworths ordered to change meat label

Put a pork in it... Woolworths ordered to change meat label

05/02/2019 - 11:20
The Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) has instructed Woolworths to change the labelling on some of its pork product packaging. read more
Local Pick n Pay stores come to the aid of abandoned flamingo chicks

Local Pick n Pay stores come to the aid of abandoned flamingo chicks

04/02/2019 - 09:42
Local Pick n Pay stores have answered the call to aid in the rescue operations to save the thousands of flamingo chicks from the Kamfers Dam just outside Kimberley.  read more
 LVMH shares react well to positive comments in results

LVMH shares react well to positive comments in results

31/01/2019 - 11:07
LVMH shares surged high after LVMH struck a “cautiously” confident tone for the year and said sales had picked up in China in the fourth quarter.  read more
 Investors shave R15bn off Shoprite after dire report

Investors shave R15bn off Shoprite after dire report

31/01/2019 - 10:00
Investors shaved R15bn off the value of Shoprite after Africa’s biggest retailer by market capitalisation issued a dire trading warning. read more
Futureproof your retail store

Futureproof your retail store

31/01/2019 - 08:57
Recession, economic uncertainty, political upheaval – these factors, among many others, are playing havoc with retail stability and longevity around the world. In the United Kingdom, well-known brands such as House of Fraser and Orla Kiely have either gone into administration or closed down. Edgars may shut the doors of its landmark store in the centre of Johannesburg in an attempt to revive the ailing brand, and Nine West and Mango have closed their stores across the country due to increased competition and economic pressure. As outlooks go, this may seem dire, but for those retailers that are paying attention and preparing to adapt, it’s a landscape filled with potential.  read more
Woolworths rolls out paper-stemmed earbuds

Woolworths rolls out paper-stemmed earbuds

30/01/2019 - 14:26
Woolworths has kickstarted the year with its latest announcement in its journey to ZERO packaging waste to landfill, with the rollout of Woolworths branded paper-stemmed earbuds.  read more
Shoprite falls 17% as market reacts to profit warning

Shoprite falls 17% as market reacts to profit warning

30/01/2019 - 10:59
Shoprite's share price fell 16.6% to R148.83 on Wednesday morning when the market reacted to a trading update it released at 5.30pm on Tuesday. read more
UK retailer Tesco restructuring threatens 9,000 jobs

UK retailer Tesco restructuring threatens 9,000 jobs

29/01/2019 - 11:29
Up to 9,000 jobs are at risk as part of a restructuring programme announced by British supermarket giant Tesco. read more
Iceland maintains crown in supermarket customer satisfaction

Iceland maintains crown in supermarket customer satisfaction

28/01/2019 - 08:34
Iceland has maintained its position as the highest-rated supermarket for customer satisfaction for the second time running.  read more
Community heroes featured on Shoprite trucks

Community heroes featured on Shoprite trucks

24/01/2019 - 11:15
The hard work and success of two Gauteng community food gardens are being celebrated on the Shoprite Group’s truck fleet. read more
Zando celebrates 7 years of success

Zando celebrates 7 years of success

23/01/2019 - 14:50
Launched in 2012, Zando has grown from a small e-commerce store to become South Africa’s largest fashion destination. Aimed at the 20 to 40 somethings, it has sold more than 1800 local and international brands on its site and also has its own private label, UTOPIA.  read more
Massmart also sings the retailers' blues

Massmart also sings the retailers' blues

23/01/2019 - 09:49
Massmart, which is owned by US retail giant Walmart and runs the Game, Makro and Dion Wired chains, saw its share price drop 21%, to close at R90.65, after reporting flat sales for the festive season. read more
Amazon named consumers' favourite brand

Amazon named consumers' favourite brand

23/01/2019 - 09:30
Amazon has been named by consumers as their favourite brand, with other retailers such as Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Tesco following close behind. read more
SA's war on plastic bags appears to be working

SA's war on plastic bags appears to be working

23/01/2019 - 08:40
With more restaurants saying no to plastic straws in South Africa, and amid a concerted effort from retailers to cut down on the use of one-time plastics in their products, the move against plastic appears to be is resonating with the wider public, too. read more
Debt-laden Edcon in 'rescue' deal

Debt-laden Edcon in 'rescue' deal

22/01/2019 - 10:47
Debt-laden Edcon reached a non-binding agreement with unidentified investors to recapitalise and avoid selling some of its business, the Sunday Times citing Chief Executive Grant Pattison. read more
Key trends in grocery retail 2019

Key trends in grocery retail 2019

21/01/2019 - 11:00
As consumer expectations continue to shift, grocery retailers must ensure that they keep a finger on the pulse of changing demands. James Butcher, managing director of grocery retail specialist, Solutions for Retail Brands (S4RB), examines the key grocery trends to keep an eye out for in 2019. read more
Verimark shareholders approve delisting

Verimark shareholders approve delisting

21/01/2019 - 09:36
Verimark shareholders approved a plan to take the direct retailer private, sending the stock to its best close in nearly eight years. read more
Woolworths bedeviled by declining sales

Woolworths bedeviled by declining sales

18/01/2019 - 10:35
As Woolworths tries to recover from the impairments of A$712.5 million (R7.02 billion) it suffered last year in its Australian subsidiary David Jones, the retailer continued to experience declining sales in the 26 weeks to end December trading period in South Africa.  read more
TFG bucks retail trend over festive season

TFG bucks retail trend over festive season

18/01/2019 - 08:00
Apparel group TFG, which operates the Foschini, American Swiss and Markham chains, has bucked the retail trend and produced solid growth numbers for the festive season. read more
M&S confirms more store closures

M&S confirms more store closures

17/01/2019 - 08:41
Marks & Spencer confirmed the location of the next batch of stores it plans to close as part of its restructuring plans. read more
Carrefour to use AI for supply chain optimisation

Carrefour to use AI for supply chain optimisation

15/01/2019 - 15:19
Carrefour has announced plans to use artificial intelligence to optimise its inventory management, making it the first French retailer to do so. read more
Why Macy’s guidance triggered US retail wipeout

Why Macy’s guidance triggered US retail wipeout

15/01/2019 - 14:18
Macy’s did not have as merry a Christmas as it expected, and now all of retail is under the microscope. read more
Woolworths acknowledges 'striking similarities' with Ubuntu Baba carrier, removes product from stores

Woolworths acknowledges 'striking similarities' with Ubuntu Baba carrier, removes product from stores

09/01/2019 - 15:40
Woolworths has said it will remove the baby carrier product from its stores, following a meeting with a business owner who claimed the retailer had copied her idea. read more
Back to school - New uniform trends from Ackermans

Back to school - New uniform trends from Ackermans

09/01/2019 - 09:19
Going back to school after the holidays is often a stressful time for most families; children and parents have to make the inevitable transition from easy summer life to days filled with carpooling, homework and extra-mural activities. read more
Record Christmas for Aldi as it steals customers from rivals

Record Christmas for Aldi as it steals customers from rivals

07/01/2019 - 14:43
New stores and demand for its premium ranges helped Aldi generate UK sales of almost £1bn in December, its best ever result for the Christmas trading period.  read more
Shoprite fights high education costs with low-price uniforms and school fee competition

Shoprite fights high education costs with low-price uniforms and school fee competition

07/01/2019 - 08:36
Shoprite is helping to ease the burden of rising education costs by offering its customers a basic school uniform for under R100 and giving more than 460 learners the opportunity to have their 2019 school fees paid for.  read more
Relief for Edcon as lenders extend waivers

Relief for Edcon as lenders extend waivers

21/12/2018 - 13:56
Clothing retailer Edcon has been given some breathing room by its lenders as it struggles for survival. The group, which confirmed that it was in talks with its funders and other stakeholders, said its lenders have extended waivers to allow time for the implementation of its restructuring and recapitalisation. read more
Edcon is looking for white-knight investors

Edcon is looking for white-knight investors

21/12/2018 - 08:34
Troubled clothing retailer Edcon confirmed it is in talks with new investors in its efforts to ensure its survival. read more
Edcon chief confirms recapitalisation drive

Edcon chief confirms recapitalisation drive

17/12/2018 - 19:22
South African retailer Edcon confirmed that it is in discussions with stakeholders, including landlords and suppliers, regarding the group’s continued recapitalisation programme. read more
Iceland opens world’s first supermarket ice rink

Iceland opens world’s first supermarket ice rink

14/12/2018 - 14:05
Iceland has introduced a new concept for Christmas – shopping on ice! read more
Superdry blames warm weather as shares plunge on warning

Superdry blames warm weather as shares plunge on warning

14/12/2018 - 10:02
Superdry shares plunged more than a third after the British fashion chain warned on profits for the second time in less than three months, blaming unusually warm weather for hitting sales of winter jackets and jerseys. read more