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
The purchase of feminine hygiene brand Lil-Lets Group by Brait company Premier Foods is part of a broader strategy to expand Premier across other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) categories according to Brait director Sean Dougherty.
By Nick Hedley 14 Oct 2013 08:02
Hyprop Investments will buy 87% of the issued shares of African Land Investments for R768m. African Land owns the Manda Hill shopping centre in Lusaka, Zambia.
29 Nov 2013 06:33
Many African countries are farming countries, where agriculture is both a major component of gross domestic product growth as well as local employment and food supply.
By Shaun Harris 26 Nov 2013 07:03
Barloworld is targeting six sectors to boost the growth of its business and is busy positioning itself "o expand into west and east Africa‚ according to company chief executive Clive Thomson.
By Nick Hedley 20 Nov 2013 06:54
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
It's clear from the latest Brait investment presentation that the delisting of fashion retailing conglomerate Pepkor in 2004 robbed the JSE of an outstanding consumer business.
By Marc Hasenfuss 1 Nov 2013 08:50
President Jacob Zuma says South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must explore ways to stimulate trade and investment between the two countries.
31 Oct 2013 06:07
Fast food group Famous Brands reported a 20% increase in headline earnings per share to 180c for the six months to August.
29 Oct 2013 10:34
Shoprite Holdings‚ Africa's biggest retail group‚ reported that its turnover had increased by 10.2% in the three months to September.
29 Oct 2013 09:59
The sell-off in property stocks over the past four months has made it less attractive for unlisted real estate companies and developers to bring their shopping centres, offices and warehouses to the JSE. Since May prices have dropped around 13% and yields have risen from an average 6,2% to 7%.
By Joan Muller 5 Oct 2013 07:55
In SA, Famous Brands produces 265,000 cups of specially blended coffee a day. With 2,175 restaurants, the company, whose brands include Wimpy, Steers and Mugg & Bean, also makes 77m ice-cream cones a year. It's the big daddy of SA franchising, with a R9,7bn market capitalisation, and it wants to repeat its local success in the rest of Africa.
By Zeenat Moorad 16 Sep 2013 09:21
After 23 years in SA's R6bn fruit industry, many of them as managing director of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing - SA's biggest producer of apples and pears - Charles Hughes is retiring without having fulfilled his ambition of gaining access to China's vast market. He blames it on the SA government.
16 Sep 2013 08:59
Three years ago only a handful of formal shopping centres exceeding 10,000m² were scattered across Africa north of SA's borders. And not a single JSE-listed property company had a presence on the continent.
By Joan Muller 16 Sep 2013 06:25
Steinhoff International Holdings on Tuesday (10 September) said that the prevailing global economic environment remained volatile but it was confident that the diversity inherent in its assets and earnings would continue to protect the group against any prolonged downturn in any one market where it operated.
11 Sep 2013 11:04
Though FirstRand suffered some setbacks in its African growth strategy‚ it remains committed to growing its presence in the rest of the continent through greenfields operations or small acquisitions.
By Gillian Jones 11 Sep 2013 07:30
Retail-focused property company Hyprop Investments on Thursday (29 August) reported a 7.6% rise in distributions for the six months to June to 213c per unit‚ with a first time‚ albeit small‚ contribution from its African investment.
By Nick Hedley 30 Aug 2013 07:30
Africa's scope for investment is steadily increasing and demand for more formal retail options from shoppers is following suit.
By Zeenat Moorad 26 Aug 2013 07:54
YAOUNDE, CAMEROON: From Cameroon to Ivory Coast, Kenya to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), traders in counterfeit drugs do a thriving business with the utmost cynicism and sometimes at the cost of human lives.
24 Aug 2013 09:25
Fashion retailer Truworths International boosted fully diluted headline earnings per share by 8.4% from 517.1c to 560.7c for the year to June.
23 Aug 2013 10:20
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