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Consumer goods boost Sefalana returns, Botswana. Retail and wholesale

Consumer goods boost Sefalana returns, Botswana. Retail and wholesale

04/02/2014 - 09:14
Sefalana Holding Company Limited has not departed from the trend of impressive results that have been posted by listed companies in the past half year. The Group’s unaudited financial results for the half year ended 31 October 2013 indicate rises in revenue, gross profits, profit before tax and equities. read more
Nestlé cuts sales growth target

Nestlé cuts sales growth target

16/08/2013 - 08:16
Nestlé, the world's biggest food group, missed first-half sales forecasts and trimmed its 2013 target on Thursday, after it cut prices in Europe in a bid to lure recession-hit shoppers.  read more
Unilever’s sales grow 4.9%

Unilever’s sales grow 4.9%

26/04/2013 - 10:32
Unilever’s breadth of businesses and markets would enable it to ride out the tough environment in Europe, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company said yesterday as it reported weaker-than-expected first-quarter growth. read more
Worldwide tablet sales soar

Worldwide tablet sales soar

01/02/2013 - 08:08
Washington - Worldwide tablet sales jumped in the fourth quarter beyond even some of the most optimistic forecasts to 52.5 million, with Android-powered devices pacing growth, a survey showed on Thursday. read more
Shoprite results improve

Shoprite results improve

11/01/2013 - 10:37
The Shoprite Group has reported strong growth in the first quarter of its 2013 financial year despite the continuation of depressed market conditions, the mega-retailer said earlier this week at the release of its quarterly results. Total turnover increased by15,6% compared to 10,8% in the corresponding three months. read more
Retail sales up 6.4% in August

Retail sales up 6.4% in August

18/10/2012 - 09:52
Johannesburg - Growth in SA's retail sales quickened to 6.4% year-on-year in August compared with a revised 2.9% in July, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday. read more
Burberry Advances Most in Three Years as Sales Bring Relief

Burberry Advances Most in Three Years as Sales Bring Relief

12/10/2012 - 10:21
Burberry Group Plc, (BRBY) the U.K.’s largest luxury-goods maker, rose the most in three years in London trading after reporting a partial recovery in retail sales growth since September’s profit warning.  read more
Retail sales grow 4.2%

Retail sales grow 4.2%

20/09/2012 - 08:23
Johannesburg - Growth in South Africa’s retail sales slowed to 4.2% year-on-year in July compared with a revised 8.6% in June, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday.  read more
Massmart full-year sales top R61bn

Massmart full-year sales top R61bn

05/07/2012 - 09:50
Johannesburg - South African discount retailer Massmart Holdings [JSE:MSM] reported a 16% rise in full-year sales on Wednesday, a touch above analysts' estimates, boosted by the inclusion recently acquired stores. read more
Holdsport issues profit forecast

Holdsport issues profit forecast

02/04/2012 - 08:18
Holdsport (HSP), which runs the Sportsmans Warehouse and Outdoor Warehouse stores, on Friday said that its basic and headline earnings per share (HEPS) are expected to be between 350 cents and 360 cents for the year ended February. read more
Cashbuild forecasts higher profits

Cashbuild forecasts higher profits

08/03/2012 - 09:37
Building materials retailer Cashbuild (CSB) said on Wednesday it expected its headline earnings per share to rise between 130% and 140% in the half-year ended December compared with a year earlier. read more
Nestlé posts strong Q4 sales growth

Nestlé posts strong Q4 sales growth

20/02/2012 - 07:46
Vevey - Nestlé echoed the cautious 2012 tone of other global food manufacturers on Thursday after reporting forecast-beating sales growth in the last three months of last year. read more
Nestlé Forecasts Higher 2012 Earnings After Sales Beat Analysts’ Estimates

Nestlé Forecasts Higher 2012 Earnings After Sales Beat Analysts’ Estimates

16/02/2012 - 09:42
Nestle SA (NESN), the world’s biggest food company, reported 2011 sales growth that beat analysts’ estimates and forecast higher 2012 earnings as it introduces products such as the Nescafe Alegria coffee maker. read more
Holdsport ups sales

Holdsport ups sales

07/02/2012 - 07:30
Johannesburg - Holdsport (HSP), which runs the Sportsmans Warehouse and Outdoor Warehouse stores, said on Monday that total sales for the five months ended January 31, 2012 increased by 11.5% compared to the corresponding period last year. read more
Cashbuild Q2 revenue up 9%

Cashbuild Q2 revenue up 9%

25/01/2012 - 15:41
Johannesburg - Building materials retailer Cashbuild [JSE:CSB] reported on Tuesday that revenue for the second quarter and the half-year to December 2011 increased by 9%, compared to the same period a year ago. read more
Musica shifts focus to tech

Musica shifts focus to tech

24/01/2012 - 08:32
Music retailer Musica saw its sales decline 5.2% in the 18 weeks to January as it closed 10 stores and was affected by deflation. read more
Economists eye 7.0% growth in November retail

Economists eye 7.0% growth in November retail

16/01/2012 - 08:50
Growth in SA's retail trade sales at constant (2008) prices for November is expected to lose a bit of momentum and clock in at 7.0% year on year, from a y/y growth of 7.4% in October, according to a survey of leading economists by I-Net Bridge. read more
U.S. Retail Sales Growth Will Slow to 3.4% This Year, NRF Says

U.S. Retail Sales Growth Will Slow to 3.4% This Year, NRF Says

16/01/2012 - 08:45
U.S. retail industry sales growth will shrink to 3.4 percent this year, hampered by the lingering housing slump, a trade group forecast.  read more
Massmart boasts 15.2% sales rise

Massmart boasts 15.2% sales rise

12/01/2012 - 15:53
Johannesburg - Retail group Massmart Holdings [JSE:MSM] reported on Wednesday that the group's total sales for the 26 weeks to December 2011 had increased to R31.6bn, representing growth of 15.2% over the prior 26-week period, with year-to-date inflation estimated at 1.1%. read more
Wool sales open 2012 on a high

Wool sales open 2012 on a high

12/01/2012 - 09:38
Port Elizabeth - The first South African wool sale of the new year opened on a positive note when wool prices rose sharply, Cape Wools said on Wednesday. read more