As the rand weakens and the pula strengthens, so consumers in Botswana find the gap in the cost of goods between South Africa and Botswana in Woolworths grows and not in their favour.
By Gwen Watkins 5 Mar 2014 16:02
Investment interest has grown in Africa's frontier markets this year and the region is set to become a key battleground for the luxury goods industry.
By Zeenat Moorad 27 Dec 2013 10:57
Many a retailer will sing to the tune of "The customer is always right", but not a lot actually live the phrase, much less invest any time or innovation in it. Luckily for you and I, this age of short-term vision is drawing to a close.
By Sindy Peters 5 Dec 2013 10:35
Woolworths said on Tuesday, 5 November, that it had signed agreements to purchase its franchise businesses in Botswana‚ Namibia‚ Swaziland and Ghana.
By Zeenat Moorad 6 Nov 2013 10:46
Africa's growing middle class has expensive tastes and research by Bain & Company suggests that luxury goods sales will increase by 11% this year - demonstrating the continent's potential for upmarket goods.
By Zeenat Moorad 5 Nov 2013 09:50
African markets to the northern parts of SA are proving lucrative for local fruit and vegetable retailers, with business accounting for at least 10% of turnover for the sector.
By Shannon Sherry 16 Aug 2013 11:15
On 25 July 2013, Massmart opened its second Builders Warehouse in Botswana, in Francistown.
29 Jul 2013 11:55
SABMiller has taken its traditional African beer brand‚ Chibuku - which is manufactured using either maize or sorghum - into ten other continental countries‚ a move the company says is motivated by its "affordability" and "product innovation" strategies.
By Billy Tawanda Karombo 11 Oct 2012 10:35
Barclays Bank and its subsidiary, Absa, say they are engaged in negotiations to combine the majority of the Barclays Africa operations.
21 Aug 2012 11:41
Digital satellite television company MultiChoice could be losing revenue running into hundreds of thousands of dollars a year as Magic Box - a free-to-air satellite receiver that can pirate DStv signals - is becoming popular in Zimbabwe.
18 Jun 2012 09:47
Short-term insurer Mutual & Federal, a member of the Old Mutual Group (OML), has appointed Marcelina Gaoses to the position of managing director of Mutual & Federal Namibia, effective 1 March 2012.
22 Feb 2012 10:03
Mobile banking is set to take off in Africa, with FNB recording a 150% jump in transaction growth for its cellphone banking service and 1384% growth for eWallet for the month of December 2011 when compared to December 2010.
15 Feb 2012 13:21
The approval of the Wal-Mart/Massmart deal will go down as the highlight of the retail sector in 2011.
By Zeenat Moorad 6 Jan 2012 08:19
The South African tourism group, Thebe Tourism Group have announced the signing of a shareholders' agreement between its subsidiary FX Africa and global foreign exchange providers Travelex. FX Africa has operated a Travelex Retail Foreign Exchange Travelex franchise in Southern Africa for over four years.
6 Dec 2011 11:52
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