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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
SPAR receives global recognition for plastic initiative

SPAR receives global recognition for plastic initiative

14/12/2018 - 09:27
SPAR Eastern Cape achieved global recognition for their commitment to reducing plastic pollution when they received an award at the SPAR International Conference last month. read more
Shoprite opens first store in Kenya to battle French retailer

Shoprite opens first store in Kenya to battle French retailer

13/12/2018 - 10:33
Shoprite is seeking a foothold in Kenya’s retail industry, where the collapse of two local supermarket chains has created opportunities for Africa’s biggest grocer and its international rivals. read more
Superdry half-year profits drop by 49%

Superdry half-year profits drop by 49%

13/12/2018 - 10:13
Superdry has revealed a massive drop in underlying profit in its interim results despite an uptick in overall revenue, as the fashion retailer conceded it had a “difficult first half”. read more
Asda remains fastest-growing supermarket of UK's 'Big Four'

Asda remains fastest-growing supermarket of UK's 'Big Four'

12/12/2018 - 10:16
Asda remains the best performer of the UK’s ‘Big Four’ supermarkets, registering a 1.5% sales rise in the 12 weeks to 2 December, according to the latest market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel. read more
The hidden customer engagement tool lying dormant at every retailer

The hidden customer engagement tool lying dormant at every retailer

12/12/2018 - 09:18
With two prime shopping periods ahead - Black Friday and the Festive Season shopping extravaganza - retailers are preparing for a bumper sales season to mitigate the slow retail sales growth experienced during much of the year. Consumers have been under pressure from VAT hikes, petrol price increases and a stagnant economy.  read more
Britain's Ted Baker says CEO Kelvin to go on leave during probe into hugging

Britain's Ted Baker says CEO Kelvin to go on leave during probe into hugging

11/12/2018 - 10:08
Ted Baker’s CEO and founder Ray Kelvin is to take a voluntary leave of absence while allegations about his conduct are investigated, the British fashion retailer said. read more
Global fashion retailer LC Waikiki opens first store in Cape Town

Global fashion retailer LC Waikiki opens first store in Cape Town

11/12/2018 - 09:27
Global fashion retailer, LC Waikiki opened their first store in the Western Cape at Tyger Valley Shopping Centre on Saturday 08 December 2018. LC Waikiki offers on-trend, well-priced clothing for all occasions for women, men and children with the brand philosophy of “Everyone deserves to dress well”.  read more
Shoprite opens first of its own distribution centres in Nigeria

Shoprite opens first of its own distribution centres in Nigeria

10/12/2018 - 15:15
The Shoprite Group recently opened a new world-class distribution centre (DC) in Lagos, Nigeria. read more
Abercrombie & Fitch soars after upbeat holiday sales forecast

Abercrombie & Fitch soars after upbeat holiday sales forecast

03/12/2018 - 13:52
US teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch forecast same-store sales for the holiday quarter above analysts’ estimates, driven by strong sales at its Hollister and flagship stores, sending its shares rising 24% in early trading. read more
Checkers helps rural co-op close in on commercial ambitions

Checkers helps rural co-op close in on commercial ambitions

03/12/2018 - 10:07
A decade ago Fikile Khiva and four of his peers established a trading entity with the aim of creating jobs, alleviating poverty and having the Eastern Cape village of Nkangeni Park serve as a model for a self-sustained rural community. read more
Shoprite Group announces new senior appointment in its Human Resources division

Shoprite Group announces new senior appointment in its Human Resources division

30/11/2018 - 13:29
Sibiya holds national diploma in HR management from Cape Technikon (now the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and a BTech degree in business administration from CPUT.  read more
Takealot.com elevates Tour of Good Hope

Takealot.com elevates Tour of Good Hope

29/11/2018 - 13:51
ASG, owner and importer of some of the world’s best cycling brands, has joined forces with South Africa’s leading online retailer, Takealot.com, to elevate the Tour of Good Hope to an international level.  read more
H&M shutting down Cheap Monday brand

H&M shutting down Cheap Monday brand

28/11/2018 - 16:37
H&M, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, said that it would close down its struggling independent brand, Cheap Monday. read more
Woolworths pies, first SA food products with sustainable palm oil certification

Woolworths pies, first SA food products with sustainable palm oil certification

27/11/2018 - 10:06
Woolworths pies are the first South African food products to be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) https://rspo.org/  read more
Sainsbury’s launches food bank labelling scheme for customers

Sainsbury’s launches food bank labelling scheme for customers

27/11/2018 - 08:39
Sainsbury’s has launched dedicated shelf-edge labels to alert its customers to items most useful for food banks. read more
Mr Price boosted by improved perception

Mr Price boosted by improved perception

27/11/2018 - 08:23
Improved consumer perception of Mr Price's quality and fashion helped it grow sales and profit in the first half of its 2019 financial year. read more
Dolce & Gabbana shows marketing blunders know no borders

Dolce & Gabbana shows marketing blunders know no borders

26/11/2018 - 14:19
Outrage is spreading in China over a video ad campaign for Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana that shows a Chinese model struggling to eat spaghetti and pizza with chopsticks. read more
Online wine marketplace Port2Port rated SA’s best

Online wine marketplace Port2Port rated SA’s best

26/11/2018 - 11:41
Port2Port.wine, an online wine marketplace based in South Africa, has been awarded the Best Overall Wine List Award in Wine Searcher’s Retailer Awards for the second consecutive year. read more
Ikea plans 7,500 job cuts, but will hire 11,500 for online push

Ikea plans 7,500 job cuts, but will hire 11,500 for online push

23/11/2018 - 09:00
Swedish furniture giant Ikea said that it plans to cut 7,500 jobs worldwide by 2020, mainly office jobs, as it re-organises to focus its business on e-commerce and smaller shops in city centres. read more
Ackermans to upskill employees through its new e-learning platform

Ackermans to upskill employees through its new e-learning platform

22/11/2018 - 10:32
South Africa’s leading value retailer, Ackermans, has launched its new in-store electronic learning solution to train new and existing staff.  read more
Pick n Pay reveals all Black Friday deals: Savings bigger and better than last year

Pick n Pay reveals all Black Friday deals: Savings bigger and better than last year

22/11/2018 - 09:25
Pick n Pay has released all its Black Friday deals that will run over a three-day period from 23 – 25 November 2018.  read more
Pick n Pay invests over R18m in marine conservation

Pick n Pay invests over R18m in marine conservation

21/11/2018 - 14:00
The ocean plays a critical role in sustaining life and livelihoods. Sadly, reports show that the world’s fisheries are rapidly being overfished.  read more
Lowe’s to ditch Mexico stores in further streamlining

Lowe’s to ditch Mexico stores in further streamlining

21/11/2018 - 11:23
Lowe’s stated it was looking to shed its retail operations in Mexico and certain noncore US businesses as the country’s second-biggest home improvement chain strives to compete with rivals including Home Depot.  read more
TFG showcases #BlackFriday deals

TFG showcases #BlackFriday deals

21/11/2018 - 10:40
Update your summer style with the best of Black Friday deals. Whether you want to dress up or down, get new sports gear, fashion for your kids or the latest in jewellery, technology or homeware – this is one shopping list you’ll definitely find it on! read more
Woolworths does Black Friday with a difference

Woolworths does Black Friday with a difference

21/11/2018 - 09:30
Black Friday has developed a reputation for frantic shopping frenzies and incredible deals. This year, in addition to offering incredible deals of up to 50% off, Woolworths has decided to do Black Friday with a difference.  read more
Pick n Pay shares sneak preview of #BlackFriday deals and tips on how to prepare for SA’s busiest shopping day

Pick n Pay shares sneak preview of #BlackFriday deals and tips on how to prepare for SA’s busiest shopping day

19/11/2018 - 14:24
Pick n Pay has released a sneak preview of five deals that will be available to customers in-store nationwide this Black Friday.  read more
Amazon reveals plans for biggest Black Friday yet

Amazon reveals plans for biggest Black Friday yet

16/11/2018 - 11:13
Amazon is preparing to host what it believes will be its biggest ever Black Friday sale, with more deals available than in previous years over a 10-day period. read more
How to maximise value this Black Friday

How to maximise value this Black Friday

16/11/2018 - 10:17
Black Friday is almost here! Around South Africa, eager shoppers are double-checking their budgets and making wish-lists! Black Friday is now so well-entrenched, everyone’s getting in on the action. With discounts of as much as 80%, thousands of bargain hunters will flood SA’s online retailers when the clock strikes midnight. read more
Macy's raises annual forecast before holiday season

Macy's raises annual forecast before holiday season

16/11/2018 - 08:47
Macy’s raised its annual earnings forecast, signalling a strong holiday shopping season ahead, as the department store chain builds on a recovery strategy that focuses on its well-performing stores and expanding online.  read more
Liquor and drugs boost Spar's sales

Liquor and drugs boost Spar's sales

15/11/2018 - 15:07
Ireland was JSE-listed Spar’s best performing region, helping to offset sales and profit declines in Switzerland. read more
Woolworths to return to profit

Woolworths to return to profit

15/11/2018 - 14:16
Woolworths will return to profit in the first half of its 2019 financial year following the loss caused by its R7bn impairment of Australian department store chain David Jones in the matching period.  read more
Shoprite & Checkers to give away 150 vehicles in SA’s biggest ‘win a car’ competition

Shoprite & Checkers to give away 150 vehicles in SA’s biggest ‘win a car’ competition

15/11/2018 - 10:53
Shoprite and Checkers are again giving away 150 brand new VW up! cars this festive season. Between Monday 5 November and Monday 24 December 2018, a minimum of three customers will win a car every day in South Africa’s biggest car giveaway.  read more
Superbalist.com launches its Click and Collect service in time for peak season shopping

Superbalist.com launches its Click and Collect service in time for peak season shopping

14/11/2018 - 16:09
Customers use the service by choosing “Collection” when they check out on the Superbalist website or app. They are provided a pin code via email and sms and take that to their chosen Takealot Pickup Point within 7 days of delivery - orders arrive within 2-4 days of purchase.  read more
Massmart battles one of the worst retail environments yet in SA

Massmart battles one of the worst retail environments yet in SA

13/11/2018 - 14:10
Massmart, which is 51% owned by US giant Walmart, is battling one of the worst retail environments yet it has seen in SA, chair Kuseni Dlamini says.  read more
Retail technology - changing buying and delivery methods

Retail technology - changing buying and delivery methods

12/11/2018 - 11:31
The retail industry has undergone a massive transformation with the advent of technology. Beyond the rapid rise of online shopping, retailers are spying innovative ways to hang on to traditional shoppers while diversifying both their channels and their wares.  read more
Woolworths chair Simon Susman to step down

Woolworths chair Simon Susman to step down

12/11/2018 - 10:10
Woolworths chair Simon Susman will be succeeded by former Imperial and Sanlam Personal Finance CEO Hubert Brody at its 2019 annual general meeting (AGM), which is likely to take place in a year’s time. read more
Hermes plans outlets in China as luxury sales soar

Hermes plans outlets in China as luxury sales soar

08/11/2018 - 14:52
French fashion house Hermes has reported another quarter of brisk sales growth, propelled by red-hot demand in China, where the ultra-chic brand expects further growth as it opens stores and rolls out online sales. read more
Checkers LiquorShop enters into exclusive, national partnership with Mr D Food

Checkers LiquorShop enters into exclusive, national partnership with Mr D Food

07/11/2018 - 14:09
Checkers LiquorShop is the first South African supermarket to enter into an exclusive, national partnership with Mr D Food. read more
Morrisons achieves 3 years of positive growth

Morrisons achieves 3 years of positive growth

07/11/2018 - 10:45
Morrisons has achieved “three years of positive like-for-like” sales after reporting growth across the board in its third quarter. read more
Pick n Pay begins to introduce Black Friday deals

Pick n Pay begins to introduce Black Friday deals

05/11/2018 - 10:11
Pick n Pay launches dedicated Black Friday deals for its online customers in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town as a ‘taste’ of what is to come.  read more
Truworths commits to transformation of its board

Truworths commits to transformation of its board

02/11/2018 - 11:57
Clothing retailer Truworths, which has been targeted by activist shareholders because of the dominance of long-standing white males on its board and executive management team, says it is fully committed to transformation and is on track to reach its board-level BEE targets within 18 months. read more
Burberry to launch product drops on instagram

Burberry to launch product drops on instagram

02/11/2018 - 10:10
Burberry has revealed plans to launch limited monthly product drops over Instagram as it ramps up its fashion releases. read more
Pick n Pay to phase out plastic straws and trial paper bags by end of December

Pick n Pay to phase out plastic straws and trial paper bags by end of December

01/11/2018 - 15:42
Consumers have become increasingly concerned about plastic waste. But if we are to experience a real shift in behaviour and make a sustainable long-term impact in our environment, we need to reinforce the message of reduce, reuse and recycle. read more
TFG takes on Amazon with myTFGworld.com

TFG takes on Amazon with myTFGworld.com

01/11/2018 - 14:29
TFG has amplified its online shopping presence with the launch of myTFGworld.com. By repositioning its e-commerce platform as a marketplace, TFG eCommerce is no longer competing with the single retail brand sites of their competitors but is taking on global marketplaces such as Amazon.com. read more
Shoprite and Checkers celebrate seniors this October

Shoprite and Checkers celebrate seniors this October

01/11/2018 - 10:21
Seniors around South Africa were recently treated as part of the Shoprite Group’s initiative to honour the elderly in the month of October. read more
Lower food inflation, strikes and currency devaluation hit Shoprite sales

Lower food inflation, strikes and currency devaluation hit Shoprite sales

30/10/2018 - 10:48
Shoprite says low internal food inflation at SA supermarkets and currency devaluation in other African markets where it operates hit sales in the quarter ending September 2018, with the group managing a 0.4% increase in turnover. read more
Pick n Pay has made special arrangements for Black Friday 2018

Pick n Pay has made special arrangements for Black Friday 2018

29/10/2018 - 13:56
Pick n Pay is preparing for its biggest Black Friday ever. read more
SA brands start the countdown to Black Friday

SA brands start the countdown to Black Friday

29/10/2018 - 11:12
The days are getting longer and hotter, suburban South Africans are firing up their braais and the malls will soon be filled with the sounds of Boney M. Yes, it’s nearly time for the festive shopping season, preceded by Black Friday, an imported tradition that South African shoppers have made their own. With a few weeks to go before Black Friday on 23 November, technical goods retailers and manufacturers are scrambling to get ready.  read more
 Ackermans fashion design competition announces SA’s trendiest kids

Ackermans fashion design competition announces SA’s trendiest kids

26/10/2018 - 14:49
Tshepo “Young King” Tau,15 from Boksburg and Busisiwe “Busi” Maphalala,13 from Pretoria West have been announced as the winners of the 2018 Ackermans Style Squad Young Fashion Designer competition.  read more