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SME retailers must adapt to survive

The retail sector is one of the toughest to operate in, especially for a small business, as South Africans' discretionary spend narrows and consumers feel the pinch...

1 day ago

Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon is 'wine futures' worthy

En primeur or 'wine futures', is a method of purchasing sought-after wines early while the wine is still in the barrel...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Dis-Chem and Clicks remain attractive

While the general retailers' index has sunk 27% from its April 2015 peak, two shares in the sector appear to be proving the so-called "lipstick theory"...

By Giulietta Talevi 13 hours ago

Poisoning risk from expired food

A food expert has warned consumers of the dangers of eating expired foods that appear on shop shelves...

By Devon Koen 16 hours ago

Shoprite sales edge forward

The Shoprite share price slumped almost 2% after the company released a trading update that pointed to a disappointing performance...

By Ann Crotty 1 day ago

Massmart posts slower sales

Prospects for the retail sector remain weak and are unlikely to improve in 2017, as confirmed by Massmart's interim sales update...

2 days ago

Prominent Paints launches first franchise store

Paint manufacturer Prominent Paints has launched its first franchise store in Midrand as it seeks to expand its distribution footprint...

2 days ago

#CSIMonth: An opportunity to use commercial enterprises to ensure global food security

We chat to President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib, the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, about his win, entrepreneurship and feeding the world...

2 days ago

Trading conditions squeeze Woolworths' growth hopes

Investors are lowering their expectations for Woolworths as the outlook for the local retail sector deteriorates...

By Colleen Goko 2 days ago

TFG now joins the club

In an industry battling to hold onto customers as the economy stalls, club fees have been something of a consolation prize for the country's retailers...

3 days ago

H&M poised to open giant Canal Walk store as it settles in for long haul after finding its feet

Swedish fashion giant H&M is set to open a 4,600m, two-level temple to shopping in Canal Walk...

By Giulietta Talevi 14 Jul 2017

Inquiry seeks data on informal retail

The four big national supermarket chains will be fighting hard to ensure the Competition Commission inquiry into the grocery retail sector includes detailed figures...

By Ann Crotty 14 Jul 2017

CNN Marketplace Africa explores Massmart's slow growth

Eleni Giokos, host of CNN Marketplace Africa, delved into how Massmart Holdings' growth has been much slower than anticipated...

13 Jul 2017

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International

Durban-born Holmes Brothers brand goes big in Japan

Holmes Brothers, the Afrocentric surfer style menswear brand that originated in Durban, has successfully launched in Japanese retailer The Freak's Store. The Bros, as the brand is affectionately known in Durban, enjoyed a knock-out launch at the flagship store in downtown Tokyo, with Holmes Bros garments selling out within a week.

2 days ago

Selling Brazilian fashions, the women of Angola's ‘suitcase trade' spot trends and pedal dreams

Angola, a Portuguese-speaking country, is strongly influenced by the cultural output of Brazil, the world's Lusophone powerhouse.

By Léa Barreau Tran 3 days ago

Echo buys shopping centre in Poland

JSE- and Luxembourg-listed Echo Polska Properties (EPP), a Polish property player, has acquired another retail asset, Galeria Solna in Inowroclaw, Poland, a step that moves EPP closer to becoming a pure retail property fund by 2019.

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

Fashion house Lanvin names Lapidus artistic director

PARIS, France - French designer Olivier Lapidus has been appointed artistic director of Paris label Lanvin following his predecessor's resignation from the troubled fashion house.

12 Jul 2017

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