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Left to Right: George Steyn (Chairman), Sean Walsh (Managing Director) and Graeme Sim (FD Director) of Kaap Agri Limited
Kaap Agri sees good demand at listing

Farming community retailer Kaap Agri enjoyed a strong debut on the JSE. The company reached as high as R64.01 in steady trading volumes...

5 hours ago

Kaap Agri Limited Directors celebrating the listing at the JSE
Kaap Agri lists on JSE in speciality retailer sector

Kaap Agri Limited, specialising in retailing and trading in agricultural, fuel and related retail markets in southern Africa, has listed in the “Speciality Retailer” sector of the JSE's Main Board...

2 days ago

Three big wins for Stodels Nurseries at SANA awards
Three big wins for Stodels Nurseries at SANA awards

At the recent South African Nursery Association (SANA) awards, Stodels Nurseries achieved a hat trick, winning the coveted Gold Medal for Nick Stodel...

23 Jun 2017

South African retailers slacking on customer experience strategy
South African retailers slacking on customer experience strategy

South Africa's struggling retailers are significantly lagging behind other sectors when it comes to appointing customer experience officers...

22 Jun 2017

Massmart's Supplier Development Programme helps local manufacturers grow business
Massmart's Supplier Development Programme helps local manufacturers grow business

Massmart's Supplier Development Programme (SDP) has supported 32 small local manufacturers to gain access to market and form part of the broader Massmart supply chain...

22 Jun 2017

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Woolies faces fight on many fronts

Shares in Woolworths, once regarded as a recession-proof retailer, are trading close to three-year lows as the company finds itself stuck between SA's stalling economy...

By Giulietta Talevi 22 Jun 2017

Introducing MobyMart, the autonomous grocery store on wheels
Introducing MobyMart, the autonomous grocery store on wheels

If you're currently in Shanghai, China, you might spot an odd-looking, unstaffed and driverless vehicle roaming the streets...

By Lindsay Samson 20 Jun 2017

V&A Waterfront's Silo District welcomes retailers
V&A Waterfront's Silo District welcomes retailers

Cape Town's new upmarket art and design space, the V&A Waterfront's Silo District, held a launch party to welcome its new crop of retailers...

19 Jun 2017

Amazon deal seen as disruptor of grocery business
Amazon deal seen as disruptor of grocery business

Amazon's deal to buy Whole Foods Market injects even greater pressure into the food and grocery sectors at a time when e-commerce is already roiling retailers...

19 Jun 2017

Goodness Gang from Food Lover's Market, FreshStop launches nationally
Goodness Gang from Food Lover's Market, FreshStop launches nationally

Food Lover's Market and its sister brand, FreshStop, launched the Goodness Gang in South Africa and Namibia this week, after a successful campaign in the Western Cape...

14 Jun 2017

Futurist Graeme Codrington on leading in a changing world
Futurist Graeme Codrington on leading in a changing world

Futurist, strategist, author and academic, Graeme Codrington, addressed the Western Cape Chapter of the SACSC...

13 Jun 2017

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Africa makes winning case for Steinhoff

Steinhoff's African and East European assets outperformed the group's operations elsewhere. The performance of the African assets...

By Colleen Goko 12 Jun 2017

The broad business case for pop-up shops
The broad business case for pop-up shops

The concept of pop-up retail has soared in popularity over the last number of years. Done right, these temporary retail spaces...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Jun 2017

Adidas turning threat into thread through Parley for the Oceans partnership
Adidas turning threat into thread through Parley for the Oceans partnership

Through Parley for the Oceans, adidas has been turning threat into thread by re-using marine plastic debris to form a signature element of its performance-led running shoes...

8 Jun 2017

Steinhoff lifts first-half operating profit by 13%
Steinhoff lifts first-half operating profit by 13%

Global retailer Steinhoff reported on Wednesday that interim operating profit to end March rose 13% to 903m...

8 Jun 2017

Shoprite's new R5 meals meet market's needs
Shoprite's new R5 meals meet market's needs

Mindful of hard economic times for its customers, Shoprite has introduced deli meals for R5 at stores across the country...

8 Jun 2017

Waste to Food: PnP cutting down on food waste through innovative project
Waste to Food: PnP cutting down on food waste through innovative project

Food waste costs the South African economy more than R61 billion annually. A sustainable solution has been developed in the form of Waste to Food, an innovative business process that converts excess organic waste into...

8 Jun 2017

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Township shops 'bear brunt of unfair practices'

SA's top retailers were accused of anticompetitive behaviour in townships at the Competition Commission's first public hearings on the retail market in Pretoria...

7 Jun 2017

Bread trade goes stale
Bread trade goes stale

When Pretoria businessman Noah Msibi, 33, opened his bakery in 2010, business was booming...

6 Jun 2017

Lewis shares rally as tribunal rules in its favour on club fees
Lewis shares rally as tribunal rules in its favour on club fees

Lewis said on Monday that the National Consumer Tribunal had ruled in its favour in the matter involving the furniture retailer and National Credit Regulator...

6 Jun 2017

New program has Wal-Mart workers making home deliveries
New program has Wal-Mart workers making home deliveries

Want something from Wal-Mart? Employees may soon bring it right to your doorstep...

6 Jun 2017

#GFWS2017: Good brand hunting at the Good Food & Wine Show 2017
#GFWS2017: Good brand hunting at the Good Food & Wine Show 2017

Not a regular attendee of foodie events, I wandered from the furthest reaches of the CTICC parking to collect my accreditation...

By Terry Levin 5 Jun 2017

Inner Secrets Lingerie ventures online
Inner Secrets Lingerie ventures online

Upmarket swimwear, lingerie and shape wear retailer Inner Secrets Lingerie used its 11th birthday to announce and celebrate the launch its online store...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Jun 2017

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Reducing food waste by implementing best practices across food chains

The Fourth International Symposium on Postharvest Pathology opened at the Kruger National Park, Skukuza Camp, 28 May 2017 with a little over 100 plant scientists

2 Jun 2017

Mr Price Group accused of breaching National Credit Act
Mr Price Group accused of breaching National Credit Act

The National Credit Regulator has referred Mr Price Group to the National Consumer Tribunal for breach of the National Credit Act...

2 Jun 2017

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Spar cuts dividend despite rising profit and revenue

Grocery chain Spar cut its interim dividend by 6% to R2.40 from the matching period's R2.55, despite growing revenue and profit...

By Robert Laing 1 Jun 2017

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Mr Price down, not out

Mr Price Group reported a drop in headline earnings for the first time in 16 years following a difficult year for South African consumers...

31 May 2017

Trappers celebrates 40 years of successful retailing
Trappers celebrates 40 years of successful retailing

The outdoor gear retailer, Trappers, is celebrating its 40-year history of shifting from a ‘mom and pop' wholesaler to a national retail enterprise...

30 May 2017

Jewellery sales beat food sales as Taste Holdings' loss widens
Jewellery sales beat food sales as Taste Holdings' loss widens

Jewellery sales beat food sales for Taste Holdings during the year to end-February, and profits from its Arthur Kaplan and NWJ jewellery stores managed to mitigate losses...

By Robert Laing 30 May 2017

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