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Checkers brings world-class retail to Constantia with new flagship store

Checkers brings world-class retail to Constantia with new flagship store

27/11/2019 - 13:01
Checkers has opened the doors to its state-of-the-art 2 330 m² flagship supermarket at the Constantia Emporium as the retailer continues to take innovation to new heights. read more
 Shoprite & Checkers are ready for this year’s Black Friday bonanza

Shoprite & Checkers are ready for this year’s Black Friday bonanza

06/11/2019 - 11:32
Checkers is the most experienced South African supermarket in the Black Friday game, after being the first food retailer to introduce this one-day sales promotion locally in 2014. read more
Shoprite shares in dramatic U-turn after update

Shoprite shares in dramatic U-turn after update

05/11/2019 - 09:04
Shoprite’s share price jumped by 6% in opening trading on Monday after the group reported turnover growth of more than 7% in the three months to September. But by later afternoon, its share price was down almost a percent. read more
UK supermarkets join the nude-food revolution

UK supermarkets join the nude-food revolution

16/10/2019 - 10:28
British supermarkets are starting to go “nude”. read more
Sainsbury's best performing of the big four but discounters still gaining ground

Sainsbury's best performing of the big four but discounters still gaining ground

16/10/2019 - 09:17
Latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show total supermarket sales grew by 1.3% year-on-year over the 12 weeks to 6 October with Sainsbury’s continuing its recent run of better performance following investment in cutting prices and improving its offer. read more
Tesco's Chief Executive to step down

Tesco's Chief Executive to step down

02/10/2019 - 08:42
Tesco has made the surprise announcement that its Chief Executive Dave Lewis will step down next summer and be succeeded by Ken Murphy, a renowned executive working for Walgreens Boots Alliance. read more
Profits fall at Aldi UK but continuing expansion drive

Profits fall at Aldi UK but continuing expansion drive

18/09/2019 - 10:35
Aldi’s British and Irish arm saw its profits fall by more than a quarter last year due to price cuts and investment in its infrastructure. However, the discounter reaffirmed its plans to continue its rapid expansion, with London now a key area of focus. read more
UK retailers bristle at demand of no-deal Brexit

UK retailers bristle at demand of no-deal Brexit

10/09/2019 - 14:52
A British demand for supermarkets to prepare for a potentially chaotic no-deal Brexit by stockpiling food is stoking anger in the industry, with bosses saying they should not be blamed if people can't find everything they want on the shelves.  read more
SA may suffer from food wastage, not insecurity

SA may suffer from food wastage, not insecurity

09/09/2019 - 15:55
South Africa should review the legislation regulating the use-by and sell-by dates of food, the Tiger Brands Foundation said. read more
Shoprite continues march into Kenya with opening of third store

Shoprite continues march into Kenya with opening of third store

09/09/2019 - 14:29
Further strengthening its position in the East African market, the Shoprite Group launched its third supermarket in Kenya and the first outside Nairobi. read more
Eliminating packaging is a good start - but here's what supermarkets should do to stop harming the planet

Eliminating packaging is a good start - but here's what supermarkets should do to stop harming the planet

26/08/2019 - 15:02
The first key step towards this vision is widening the packaging-free philosophy to all stores of all the major supermarkets, and, crucially, not giving consumers who might resist change the option to stick with the polluting packaged goods that feel so familiar. read more
Shoprite plans smaller stores, closer to shoppers – and more shops in containers

Shoprite plans smaller stores, closer to shoppers – and more shops in containers

26/08/2019 - 13:48
In an effort to gear up growth, Shoprite wants to move to smaller stores, closer to where its customers are. read more
Tesco to cut 4,500 jobs in Metro restructuring

Tesco to cut 4,500 jobs in Metro restructuring

06/08/2019 - 13:55
British supermarket chain Tesco is cutting about 4,500 jobs from its Metro stores to improve the efficiency of a format that is increasingly used by customers daily rather than for a traditional weekly shop. read more
Shoprite basks in sales glory

Shoprite basks in sales glory

02/08/2019 - 10:19
The Shoprite Holdings share price surged more than 10 percent after Africa's biggest retailer reported a strong half performance in sales for the 52 weeks to end June, mainly driven by its core market, the Supermarkets RSA.  read more
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
Shoprite’s shares leap 15% on Tuesday despite lower earnings

Shoprite’s shares leap 15% on Tuesday despite lower earnings

30/07/2019 - 09:56
Grocery retailer Shoprite, whose chains include Checkers and OK Furniture, says earnings declined by up to a fifth in the year to June because of trading losses in the rest of Africa and higher costs in SA.  read more
New Checkers concept stores target wealthier South Africans

New Checkers concept stores target wealthier South Africans

30/07/2019 - 09:31
Shoprite has published its operational update for the year ending 30 June 2019, detailing its financials and the new updates they are bringing to their stores. read more
Waitrose to close more stores

Waitrose to close more stores

24/07/2019 - 10:41
Waitrose has confirmed that it is closing several more of its supermarkets as part of its recent strategy to offload underperforming sites. read more
Sainsbury's reports another decline in quarterly sales

Sainsbury's reports another decline in quarterly sales

04/07/2019 - 08:27
British supermarket group Sainsbury’s reported a third consecutive quarter of declining underlying sales, hurt by weak clothing and general merchandise markets. read more
Waitrose trials refill and bring-your-own containers scheme to reduce waste

Waitrose trials refill and bring-your-own containers scheme to reduce waste

05/06/2019 - 09:17
Waitrose has launched a new scheme where customers will be able to fill up or refill their own containers with a range of products as part of its ambitions to reduce waste. read more
Massmart wins grocery store battle

Massmart wins grocery store battle

31/05/2019 - 09:22
Massmart, which owns the Game and Makro chains and other smaller retailers, received a major boost after the Competition Commission said Spar, Pick n Pay, Shoprite and Woolworths should be barred from entering into long-term exclusive lease agreements. read more
Using your smartphone at the supermarket can add 41% to your shopping bill

Using your smartphone at the supermarket can add 41% to your shopping bill

29/05/2019 - 11:05
A recent study suggests that grocery shoppers who use their phones in the supermarket end up spending, on average, 41% more than those who don’t.  read more
Bali supermarket ditches plastic packaging for banana leaves

Bali supermarket ditches plastic packaging for banana leaves

06/05/2019 - 11:00
At a glimpse, Bintang Supermarket in Ubud looks just like other supermarkets across Bali. A banner announcing that it no longer provides plastic bags welcomes visitors upon entering the place – something that is now common practice on the island following a ban on single-use plastic bags issued by the administration earlier this year. read more
Phygital: 6 ways to adapt, or die

Phygital: 6 ways to adapt, or die

06/05/2019 - 10:34
Innovative phygital business models, where bricks and mortar and digital seamlessly integrate, are popping up across the globe. But the best phygital experiences still remain aligned with old-school sales strategies: Customer attraction, retention, engagement, experiences, loyalty and the brand itself. The factors which keep shifting are shopping behaviour and new technology. The upshot is: to keep in the retail game, phygital is the way to go and it’s currently an adapt or die situation.  read more
Little Shop, Little Garden and now...Little Checkers

Little Shop, Little Garden and now...Little Checkers

06/05/2019 - 09:17
Checkers customers who loved its highly popular Little Shop and Little Garden promotions are in for a treat with the launch of Little Checkers.  read more
Shoprite creates more than 400 jobs in just two weeks

Shoprite creates more than 400 jobs in just two weeks

02/05/2019 - 16:08
South Africa’s largest private sector employer, the Shoprite Group, created 409 new jobs with the opening of 16 new stores across five provinces in South Africa during the second half of April 2019.  read more
Amazon strengthens ties with French food retailer Casino

Amazon strengthens ties with French food retailer Casino

24/04/2019 - 11:50
E-commerce giant Amazon and French retailer Casino are expanding their partnership, with Amazon installing pick-up lockers in Casino stores and more of the French company’s products to be available on Amazon.  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
Consumers rate SA's best supermarkets

Consumers rate SA's best supermarkets

28/03/2019 - 11:28
In an intensifying war for consumer share and brand growth and recognition, SA’s big five supermarket brands will need to do more to differentiate themselves when it comes to customer satisfaction. read more
Sainsbury’s and Asda seek to salvage deal with £1bn pledge

Sainsbury’s and Asda seek to salvage deal with £1bn pledge

20/03/2019 - 08:58
British supermarket groups Sainsbury’s and Asda have committed to deliver £1bn of annual price cuts as they attempt to salvage their proposed combination after being dealt a potentially fatal blow by the regulator. read more
Supermarkets are growing fresh produce in ‘pick your own’ aisles

Supermarkets are growing fresh produce in ‘pick your own’ aisles

07/03/2019 - 14:13
SUPERMARKETS are to start growing fresh produce in ‘pick your own’ aisles. 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
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
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
Black Friday is growing in SA

Black Friday is growing in SA

21/11/2018 - 09:10
The global Black Friday phenomenon has cemented itself as the precursor into Festive Season shopping and it is no surprise that it is making a growing impression amongst South African retailers and consumers alike.  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
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
Why the supermarket of the future won’t come to South Africa

Why the supermarket of the future won’t come to South Africa

31/10/2018 - 12:07
In 2016, Amazon unveiled the “future of shopping” with its Go store. The store does not require shoppers to go through a checkout point – you walk in, pick what you want from the shelves, and walk out.  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 keeps inflation at bay

Pick n Pay keeps inflation at bay

16/10/2018 - 09:53
Measured by the volume of groceries sold, Pick n Pay delivered its strongest six-month trade performance in five years, its interim results claimed.  read more
The reality of c-stores: refresh or die

The reality of c-stores: refresh or die

01/10/2018 - 11:15
Convenience stores have always been seen as the small guy...the tough independent, the often-underrated arm of retail. However, with convenience becoming integral to consumers, even large traditional retailers have, over the years, pursued a convenience strategy and opened smaller stores in prime residential and commercial areas to take advantage of the ‘on the go’ shopper.  read more
Pick n Pay rides Zimbabwe retail and economic woes

Pick n Pay rides Zimbabwe retail and economic woes

28/09/2018 - 15:31
Despite rising inflation in Zimbabwe and liquidity challenges that are posing serious challenges to stock procurement, Pick n Pay stores in Zimbabwe have raised revenue from $414 million in 2017 to $487 million this year. read more
Tesco unveils new discount chain Jack’s

Tesco unveils new discount chain Jack’s

20/09/2018 - 14:08
British supermarket group Tesco has thrown down the gauntlet to German discounters Aldi and Lidl by launching what it says will be the cheapest store in town – Jack’s. read more
Analyst says recent cost cuts leading to poor standards in Sainsbury’s stores

Analyst says recent cost cuts leading to poor standards in Sainsbury’s stores

05/09/2018 - 09:26
A City analyst has claimed that recent cost-cutting and restructuring at Sainsbury’s has led to “poor standards” in its supermarkets with empty shelves, unmanned checkouts and general untidiness becoming a widespread problem. read more
Checkers launches new Ready to Chef meal kits

Checkers launches new Ready to Chef meal kits

20/08/2018 - 08:26
In a first for supermarket retailing in South Africa, Checkers has launched Ready to Chef meal kits.  read more
Aldi crowned best place to buy wine in UK

Aldi crowned best place to buy wine in UK

24/07/2018 - 09:57
Aldi has been named “Supermarket of the Year” at the International Wine Challenge Merchant Awards, beating high-end rivals like Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. read more
528 000 meals & counting - SA unites this Mandela Day

528 000 meals & counting - SA unites this Mandela Day

18/07/2018 - 13:33
South Africans united this Mandela Day and together raised enough food to provide over 500 000 meals to those who go hungry every day. This number is expected to climb through the week. read more
Tills chime for Pick n Pay’s Zim stores as retail, hoteling income grow

Tills chime for Pick n Pay’s Zim stores as retail, hoteling income grow

16/07/2018 - 10:47
Pick n Pay is raking in the profits from Zimbabwe and its partner in the struggling country is now looking to open more stores buoyed by stronger performance from its other operations across city and resort hotels as well as agro-processing. read more
Shoprite supports female community champions

Shoprite supports female community champions

15/06/2018 - 09:34
A community in rural Limpopo is celebrating following a partnership that resulted in a fully resourced creche, better-equipped carers and good nutrition for preschoolers. read more
Shoprite set to empower 12 000+ youths with skills development programme

Shoprite set to empower 12 000+ youths with skills development programme

11/06/2018 - 18:02
This youth month Africa’s largest retailer is set to reach its target of empowering more than 12 000 youths (aged 18-29 years) to enter the retail sector or start their own business.  read more
Shoprite and Checkers to donate a portion of ALL cakes sold to CANSA

Shoprite and Checkers to donate a portion of ALL cakes sold to CANSA

07/06/2018 - 11:56
Supporting the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) this June is a piece of cake, as Shoprite and Checkers will donate a portion of ALL cakes sold in their stores to CANSA.  read more
Sainsbury’s teams up with Unilever to launch in-store ice cream parlours

Sainsbury’s teams up with Unilever to launch in-store ice cream parlours

07/06/2018 - 11:48
Sainsbury’s has continued to enhance its in-store offering to attract shoppers, this time teaming up with Unilever to launch ice cream parlours in five of its supermarkets. read more
New Checkers in Plettenberg Bay creates 160 new jobs in local community

New Checkers in Plettenberg Bay creates 160 new jobs in local community

27/03/2018 - 15:02
Checkers Plettenberg Bay Mall is one of 20 new look Checkers supermarkets in South Africa at the moment.  read more
Only half of plastic bag levy has gone to support recycling

Only half of plastic bag levy has gone to support recycling

22/03/2018 - 14:05
Only about half of the nearly R2bn raised through the plastic supermarket bag levy has been officially allocated to recycling. read more
JD.com follows Alibaba and Tencent into hi-tech physical retail

JD.com follows Alibaba and Tencent into hi-tech physical retail

04/01/2018 - 13:51
JD.com has opened the first of a chain of hi-tech supermarkets in Beijing, following archrival Alibaba Group Holding into the world of physical retail. read more
Shoprite in talks to set up shop in Kenya

Shoprite in talks to set up shop in Kenya

30/10/2017 - 10:11
Shoprite Holdings is in talks to open its first shops in Kenya by filling retail space left empty by the struggling Nakumatt Holdings chain. read more
Amazon posts double digit sales growth following Whole Foods deal

Amazon posts double digit sales growth following Whole Foods deal

27/10/2017 - 13:18
Online retail giant Amazon has reported that net sales increased by 34% to $43.7 billion in the third quarter of the year. read more
Shoprite prepares to control Ugandan retail market

Shoprite prepares to control Ugandan retail market

25/10/2017 - 15:33
As Nakumatt Holdings Limited struggles for a lifeline in a financially-constrained market, Shoprite supermarket is adopting a new expansion plan to boost its presence. read more
Sainsbury’s expands its one-hour delivery services

Sainsbury’s expands its one-hour delivery services

19/10/2017 - 10:09
Sainsbury’s is expanding its one-hour delivery services to other parts of London after a successful trial period in the parts of the city’s south west. read more
Have men become the primary grocery shoppers in America?

Have men become the primary grocery shoppers in America?

01/08/2017 - 11:15
It’s been a longstanding practice for grocery executives to use the pronoun “she” when referring to the core customer shopping in their stores. If a new study from Men’s Health is to be believed, retailers may want to reconsider their descriptions as more guys report they are the person primarily responsible for grocery shopping in their households. read more
Tesco pledges to make clothes chemical-free

Tesco pledges to make clothes chemical-free

14/07/2017 - 14:40
Tesco has become the latest retailer to commit to removing chemicals thought to be hazardous from the supply chain of its clothing brand. read more
Tesco to report a return to financial health

Tesco to report a return to financial health

11/04/2017 - 10:58
After £6.4bn loss two years ago the supermarket chain is set to announce bigger than expected jump in profits. read more
Retailers must do more to tackle childhood obesity, say UK MPs

Retailers must do more to tackle childhood obesity, say UK MPs

28/03/2017 - 10:07
The Commons Health Committee has published a new report which accuses last year’s childhood obesity strategy of not going far enough, pushing for ministers to introduce new legislation that prevents supermarkets discounting unhealthy food. read more
IGD reveals top five food-to-go trends

IGD reveals top five food-to-go trends

17/02/2017 - 14:26
With food-to-go taking a bigger bite of grocery markets around the world, Gavin Rothwell, Senior Retail Insight Manager at grocery research organisation IGD, identifies the top five trends he believes will shape this sector in the future. read more
Waitrose named UK’s best supermarket as Iceland tops list of online grocers

Waitrose named UK’s best supermarket as Iceland tops list of online grocers

17/02/2017 - 10:51
Shoppers were asked to rate stores based on factors such as store appearance, ease of finding products and overall quality of fresh products. read more
EU probes Polish supermarket tax

EU probes Polish supermarket tax

20/09/2016 - 16:26
BRUSSELS - The European Union on Monday opened a probe into Poland's new tax on supermarkets, risking to worsen a row with conservative-led Warsaw. read more
Supermarket chains among nation’s most trusted companies - USA

Supermarket chains among nation’s most trusted companies - USA

15/04/2016 - 10:33
Publix, Chick-fil-A, Amazon.com, H-E-B, and BJ's Wholesale Club are the nation’s most trusted retailers, according to an annual survey by the Temkin Group. read more
Groceries sector needs fewer walls

Groceries sector needs fewer walls

11/02/2016 - 14:48
In times of escalating prices of goods and services, vigorous competition between grocery retailers or supermarkets can result in a much-welcome price reprieve for consumers of basic foods. read more
California set to impose statewide ban on single-use plastic bags

California set to impose statewide ban on single-use plastic bags

08/09/2014 - 10:24
New York - California is on track to become the first state in the United States to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.  read more
Inflation edges up from 7.3 % to 7.6%, trade surplus up to K283 million, Zambia

Inflation edges up from 7.3 % to 7.6%, trade surplus up to K283 million, Zambia

10/03/2014 - 12:42
Zambia’s annual rate of inflation consumer index has risen by 0.3 percentage points from 7.3 percent in January to 7.6 percent recorded in February. read more
 Consumers spark retailer price war

Consumers spark retailer price war

27/09/2013 - 11:46
Cape Town - With consumers buckling under rising food, fuel and electricity prices, the gloves have come off as supermarkets go to war for their share of an already tough market.  read more
UK supermarkets in petrol price war

UK supermarkets in petrol price war

14/03/2013 - 07:22
Cape Town - Slashing petrol prices worth up to £2 per fill-up of petrol have sparked a price war among supermarkets, in the wake of months of hikes, reported the UK's Mail Online. 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
India starts probe into Walmart’s outlay for lobbyists

India starts probe into Walmart’s outlay for lobbyists

13/12/2012 - 09:41
The Indian government ordered a probe yesterday into the spending on lobbying by US retail giant Walmart to facilitate its entry into India.  read more
 India Retailers Rise on Foreign Investment Vote

India Retailers Rise on Foreign Investment Vote

06/12/2012 - 08:24
Pantaloon Retail India Ltd. (PF) rose to the highest in more than a year, leading gains among retailers after India’s lower house of parliament voted to endorse a government decision to allow foreign investment in supermarkets. read more
Indian government to vote on supermarket reform

Indian government to vote on supermarket reform

03/12/2012 - 09:49
New Delhi - The Indian government bowed to intense opposition pressure and agreed on Thursday to a vote on its decision to let foreign supermarkets set up shop in India, taking a major step towards ending a deadlock that has paralysed parliament for days. read more
East Africa: Mobile Money Made Easy By Mpayer

East Africa: Mobile Money Made Easy By Mpayer

06/11/2012 - 08:39
Businesses in East Africa have experienced rapid growth over the past few years due to the increase in the options of payments; and wallet accessibility through mobile money transfers and mobile banking. read more
Shoprite takes on the DRC

Shoprite takes on the DRC

01/08/2012 - 08:44
Africa’s largest supermarket group, Shoprite, entered the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with the opening of a supermarket in the capital Kinshasa. The South African company has been planning to enter the DRC since 2007, according to a report by Cedric Bra, retailing analyst at Euromonitor International. read more
Shoprite turnover up

Shoprite turnover up

17/07/2012 - 09:16
South African retailer‚ Shoprite Holdings on Monday said for the 12 months to June 2012 the group increased total turnover by 14.4% to about R82.7 billion‚ compared to the corresponding 12 months of 2011. Growth on a like-for-like basis was 8.5%. read more
Researchers want healthier food made cheaper

Researchers want healthier food made cheaper

05/07/2012 - 09:16
The government needs to do more to protect South Africans from the lure of junk food by making healthier food cheaper and more readily available, say researchers from the University of the Western Cape. read more
Growing African demand for electronic shelf labels

Growing African demand for electronic shelf labels

03/05/2012 - 15:44
The latest expansions into Zimbabwe and Swaziland meet the burgeoning demand for ESL systems throughout the rapidly growing African retail market and complement Skydirect's existing operations throughout South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique 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
Hobart's SuperSPAR billboard comes alive

Hobart's SuperSPAR billboard comes alive

18/04/2012 - 08:43
Hobart's SuperSPAR in Bryanston is using a billboard employing real people to draw attention to the fact that residents in the area have almost unanimously awarded it an excellent service rating across the board.  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
Shoprite to raise $1bn for expansion

Shoprite to raise $1bn for expansion

23/03/2012 - 13:00
Johannesburg - South African supermarket chain Shoprite Holdings [JSE:SHP] said it will raise up to $1bn by issuing new shares and convertible bonds to strengthen its balance sheet and help fund potential acquisitions. read more
Tesco CEO Clarke to Oversee U.K. Business as Brasher Leaves

Tesco CEO Clarke to Oversee U.K. Business as Brasher Leaves

16/03/2012 - 08:10
Tesco Plc (TSCO) said the head of its biggest unit, Richard Brasher, will step down from the board and leave the company in July after the U.K.’s largest supermarket chain saw market share slide to seven-year low. read more
Bytes replaces 8 000 POS units at Pick n Pay

Bytes replaces 8 000 POS units at Pick n Pay

07/03/2012 - 08:16
Bytes Managed Solutions has been awarded a contract, worth over R100 million in total, to refresh the existing point-of-sale (POS) hardware infrastructure at all Pick n Pay stores over a two-year period. read more
UK: Supermarkets changing strategies to compete with ecommerce

UK: Supermarkets changing strategies to compete with ecommerce

06/03/2012 - 08:35
Large supermarkets are changing strategies as customers begin to shop online instead of going to hypermarkets.  read more
Waitrose store receives first BREEAM 'outstanding' rating for any retail store

Waitrose store receives first BREEAM 'outstanding' rating for any retail store

05/03/2012 - 09:32
A Waitrose store overlooking the Olympic Park in London has been awarded the world's first BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) 'Outstanding' rating for a retail building. read more
Shoprite profits increase

Shoprite profits increase

27/02/2012 - 09:59
South African supermarket group Shoprite Holdings (SHP) on Tuesday reported headline earnings per share of 280.8 cents for the six months ended December 2011, up 18.6% from 236.8 cents previously. read more
Waitrose accused of ‘abuse of power’ in supermarket supplier rows

Waitrose accused of ‘abuse of power’ in supermarket supplier rows

24/02/2012 - 09:01
Waitrose is the latest UK food retailer in the spotlight over decisions to fine suppliers for late deliveries, a move which has been met with a storm of protest. The news comes after reports of suppliers hitting back at similar plans by retail giant Tesco. read more
Woolies eyes Pick n Pay’s food trolley

Woolies eyes Pick n Pay’s food trolley

17/02/2012 - 13:40
High-end retailer Woolworths will be opening 10 new bigger-format supermarkets in the medium term, CEO Ian Moir said yesterday, the first of which will be on William Nicol Drive in Bryanston, Johannesburg, the street where competitor Pick n Pay has set up its premium offering. read more
Sainsbury claims win in Christmas battle

Sainsbury claims win in Christmas battle

12/01/2012 - 09:27
London - J Sainsbury declared victory in the battle for Christmas sales among Britain's top grocers, as store extensions and its expansion into convenience outlets, online shopping and non-food ranges helped it win share in a tough market.  read more
India shelves plans to open retail sector

India shelves plans to open retail sector

05/12/2011 - 08:34
Giants like Walmart blocked from India until consensus can be reached, pro-foreign lobby says move will send a "bad signal" to investors read more
India approves FDI in supermarkets

India approves FDI in supermarkets

28/11/2011 - 07:58
New Delhi - India will open the country’s retail industry to foreign supermarkets, a cabinet minister told reporters on Thursday, a much-delayed reform expected to help unclog supply bottlenecks and ease inflation over time. read more