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Mall of Africa future-ready with Wi-Fi network

Open-access Wi-Fi Network, VAST Networks together with Ruckus Wireless successfully deployed the continent's largest mall Wi-Fi installation, providing consumers and retailers with...

23 hours ago

UK retailer BHS calls in administrators, with 11,000 jobs at risk

LONDON - BHS, the owner of department stores across Britain, has called in outside help to rescue the struggling firm from potential closure and the loss of around 11,000 jobs, administrators said on Monday...

3 days ago

Fnac fires final $1.3bn shot in Darty bid battle

PARIS - French retailer Fnac raised its offer for Darty on Monday to about £900m ($1.3bn) in a final bid to win Europe's largest electronics retailer in a battle with SA's Steinhoff...

By Dominique Vidalon 3 days ago

Basson chides food stores for using drought as excuse to hike prices

Food suppliers should not use the drought and weak rand as an excuse for unnecessary price hikes, Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson said on Monday...

25 Apr 2016

Cash and carry shops non-compliant with SARS regulations

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has done over 100 inspections of "cash and carry" businesses in Gauteng in the past month, it said in a statement on Wednesday...

21 Apr 2016

'Toothless' regulator fails to act on Lewis

In a damning indictment of the National Credit Regulator's (NCR's) perceived inability to enforce any of its findings, the Lewis share price remained unchanged on Tuesday, following news that the NCR had again referred the furniture retailer to the National Consumer Tribunal for alleged breaches of the National Credit Act...

By Ann Crotty 20 Apr 2016

Retailers driving cannibalisation, says Pareto executive

Retail cannibalisation is becoming a growing reality in South Africa and, until now, it has been all too easy to place the blame for this squarely at the feet of shopping centre developers. However, on closer inspection, Marius Muller, CEO of shopping centre investor Pareto, believes this retail cannibalisation is largely being driven by retailers themselves...

19 Apr 2016

Woolies tops list of renewable energy retailers

Woolworths took top honours in a ranking of the commitments of SA's five biggest retailers to renewable energy compiled by environment lobby group Greenpeace Africa, while rival Shoprite Group was last...

By Charlotte Mathews 19 Apr 2016

Spar sponsors Wildfees festival

A new partnership will see one of South Africa's top six festivals continue to grow and contribute to community upliftment in the Sundays River, according to Spar Kirkwood Wildsfees board chairman Paul Marais...

19 Apr 2016

Lewis to oppose new referral to consumer watchdog

Furniture chain Lewis will oppose a request by the National Credit Regulator that the National Consumer Tribunal order it to refund customers of its "club fees" and maintenance plans...

19 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: Speeding things up with KaChing

We asked Jaco Marais, co-founder and managing director, to tell us more about KaChing, how it facilitates commerce and how it has been influenced by e-commerce...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 Apr 2016

Pick n Pay announces Boost Your Biz competition finalists

Pick n Pay has selected the top 50 small businesses in its inaugural Boost your Biz competition, from the more than 540 entrepreneurs from across SA who entered...

18 Apr 2016

Midstream Superspar gives customers reliable pricing with Pricer from XON Retail

Midstream Superspar is using Pricer electronic shelf labels for synchronised pricing between shelves and tills, rock-steady merchandising control, and rapid, automated price updates...

Issued by XON Retail Solutions 18 Apr 2016

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