Defy SA wins 2017 Township Brands Award

The Daily Sun published this year's winners of the Ask Afrika Kasi Star Township Brands Awards and Defy SA was awarded in the stoves, ovens, and hobs category. The Ask Afrika Kasi Star Township Brands Awards are an indicator of which brands are used by township consumers.

19 May 2017

Young people reckon Clicks is the 'coolest' specialist store

Young people in South Africa have rated Clicks as the 'coolest' specialist health, beauty, and accessory store in the Sunday Times Generation Next Youth Survey. The results of the survey were announced at the Sandton Convention Centre and indicated that young people preferred Clicks over Woolworths,...

16 May 2017

SANParks, PnP to replace incorrect Super Animals cards

The South African National Parks and Pick n Pay, will be replacing the incorrect South African-themed Super Animals cards. The South African Super Animals app has already been updated with the correct information. Collectors may exchange their cards for free at their nearest branch or contact...

12 May 2017

Attend or exhibit at the 2017 IRCE

The Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition is set to take place between 6-9 June in Chicago. In its 13th year, the IRCE provides practical and relevant education sessions, with a focus on solutions in customer relationship management, content marketing and search marketing, the IRCE aims to...

13 Apr 2017

Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo sales soar in SA

German cosmeceuticals company, the Dr. Wolff-Group has announced that annual sales of Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo in South Africa has soared by 77% with the sale of close to 200,000 bottles. The group sells a range of high-quality, caffeine-based hair products under the Alpecin brand for men and...

11 Apr 2017

Louis XIII launches its first pop-up boutique

Louis XIII, in partnership with Knightsbridge department store Harrods, has launched its first pop-up boutique. The boutique offers customers a place to immerse themselves into the world of Louis XIII, with boutiques windows featuring inspiring scenes from life moments by means of 3D mapping. ...

10 Apr 2017

Woolworths SA CEO awarded Women of The Year award

Zyda Rylands, CEO of Woolworths, has been announced as the winner of the Woman of The Year award during a ceremony held at the World Retail Congress's International Women in Retail Reception. Rylands was recognised for her work, both as an international leader and philanthropist.

7 Apr 2017

Starbucks now offering customers almond milk, limited time offering specials

Starbucks has added almond milk as a third non-dairy alternative alongside soya and coconut milk to its offerings. Starbucks has also expanded its coffee blend options with the introduction of the three region blend, a medium bodied blend with subtle floral and citrus notes. For a limited time,...

4 Apr 2017

Vida e Caffè launches Auriga coffee blend

Coffee lovers can now enjoy Auriga by Vida, a newly launched limited edition coffee blend that comprises of the bold, rich tastes of Africa. With its original blend, Estrela, Vida has become a notable brand since its launch in 2001 and is the first national coffee chain to offer an additional blend...

28 Mar 2017

Lamelle launches Dermaheal Eye Regeneration Plus

Lamelle has recently launched its latest anti-ageing cream, Dermaheal Eye Regeneration Plus, from the Lamelle Research Laboratories. Suitable for all skin types, the Eye Regeneration Plus cream is part of the Dermaheal range and is available at accredited Lamelle skincare supplies and aesthetic...

22 Mar 2017

redPanda Software selected to upgrade Fruit & Veg City Holdings IT systems

Food store franchise, Fruit & Veg, has appointed redPanda Software to assist with strategic maintenance of one of its software systems. redPanda, which has worked closely with the group's IT team, are specialists in end-to-end development and customised application support, which are aimed at...

27 Feb 2017

Smartphones available for purchase at Money Market counters

South African consumers will now be able to purchase affordable STK smartphones and feature phones at Money Market counters in Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets across the country. Other services available at Money Market counters include buying cellphone starter packs and completing the RICA...

16 Feb 2017

Toys R Us, Babies R Us open combined store at Ballito Junction

Toys R Us and Babies R Us will be opening a new combined store at the Ballito Junction in KwaZulu-Natal. Ballito Junction recently increased its capacity from 10,000m2 to 80,000m2 and now houses more than 200 shops and restaurants. The new store will be offering customers convenience through...

15 Feb 2017

Mall of Africa distribute Z-Cards to shoppers

Mall of Africa distributed a pocket-sized Z-Card with floor plans and a full store directory to consumers over the festive period. The Z-Card was distributed to make sure that consumers would not get lost in the 130,000m2 shopping centre. Mall of Africa chose PocketMedia® Solutions's Z-Card...

7 Feb 2017

Clicks, Shell South Africa announce loyalty programme

A new affinity partnership with Clicks and Shell South Africa allows consumers to fill up and earn points every time they swipe their Clicks ClubCard at participating Shell stations nationwide. Consumers earn one point for every one litre of petrol or diesel. The more litres they purchase, the...

29 Nov 2016

Verimark FY profits dips as weaker rand weighs

Specialist retailer Verimark's (VMK) full-year profit dipped, thanks to a weaker rand that inflated the cost of imported costs. The company, whose product range includes housewares, health and fitness, was also affected by weak consumer spending. Revenue from continuing operations in the year...

23 May 2016

Massmart slides 11% to multi-month lows on trading update

Massmart (MSM) lost about R3bn of its market value as investors sold the stock following its weak trading update. In a terse statement, the retailer said it expected headline earnings per share in the six months to June to drop by between 22.4% and 29.8% from a year ago. The sell-off left the...

20 Aug 2015

Province Lighting/Automation/Switching expands

Province Lighting/Automation/Switching, specialised SABS-approved, commercial, industrial, retail and architectural lighting solutions, has expanded and recently opened up two new outlets in Johannesburg and Windhoek, Namibia. The Johannesburg outlet focuses on the commercial, industrial and...

27 Mar 2015

Foschini in advanced discussion regarding potential acquisition
Foschini in advanced discussion regarding potential acquisition

The Foschini Group (TFG) on Wednesday, 14 January 2015, said it is in advanced discussions regarding a potential acquisition which‚ if concluded‚ may have an effect on its share price. At 4.11pm‚ the stock was up 1.12% to R146.63 - having rallied more than 5% prior to the release of the cautionary...

15 Jan 2015

Victoria's Secret to open in Sandton City
Victoria's Secret to open in Sandton City

Edgars, in partnership with Cosyro Retail, will launch the first Victoria's Secret Store in South Africa in November 2014 in Sandton City. The store will carry Victoria's Secret best selling beauty products, as well as a unique collection of luxury accessories, including bags and luggage, small...

22 Sep 2014

Russell Hobbs signs with Primall Media

Russell Hobbs has signed a three-month campaign with Primall Media utilising lift banners, escalators and hanging banners within centre court areas in Sandton City, Canal Walk and Gateway, with Eastgate coming in on month three. The area selected at Eastgate is bold and impactful with the added...

15 Jul 2014

Pick n Pay FY diluted HEPS seen at 109.61c vs 95.19c
Pick n Pay FY diluted HEPS seen at 109.61c vs 95.19c

Food retailer Pick n Pay (PIK) expects its full-year diluted headline earnings per share (HEPS) to increase to 109.61c from 95.19c in the previous comparable period‚ in the year ended 2 March 2014‚ the company said in a statement on Friday. The company's results are set to be released on 15 April....

8 Apr 2014

PIC reduces holding in Pick n Pay Stores

Pick n Pay Stores announced on Monday, 24 March 2014, that the Public Investment Corporation had reduced its holding in the retailer by 1.506% to 9.702%. Source: I-Net Bridge

25 Mar 2014

Coronation ups stake in Truworths International

Truworths International (TRU) said on Tuesday that Coronation Asset Management had acquired a further beneficial interest in its shares. Following the acquisition‚ Coronation now holds 5.02% of the issued ordinary shares of the retailer. Source: I-Net Bridge...

12 Mar 2014

Three new Cotton on Group stores in Gauteng

The Cotton On Group has opened three new stores in the Gauteng region this month. Fourways opened on 6 December, Brooklyn opened on 14 December and Rosebank opens today, 19 December 2013. All will have a selection of the company's brands, such as Cotton On, Cotton On Body and Rubi shoes.

19 Dec 2013

Leading British, European and US brands look to expand to SA

Having successfully launched Ted Baker, one of Britain's top mid-tier designer fashion brands in the market last year, Brand Capital has now secured a deal to launch Radley+ Co, the successful British handbags and accessories brand, in time for the Christmas season in Stuttafords in South Africa....

29 Nov 2013

Win a wedding with Boxer, Clere
Win a wedding with Boxer, Clere

click to enlargeBoxer Superstores and Clere have partnered to create a 'Win A Wedding' competition that offers a winning couple a wedding worth R100,000. Customers need to purchase one 400ml Clere Hand and Body lotion for her and one 400ml Clere Active Body lotion for him at any Boxer store. They...

4 Jul 2013

Mr Price full-year HEPS seen up 23-28%

Mr Price Group (MPG) said on Friday that it expects basic earnings and headline earnings per share to increase by between 23% and 28% for the 52 weeks ended March 2013. Its final results are expected to be released on Wednesday‚ 22 May. Source: I-Net Bridge...

7 May 2013

Hip Hop wins J&B Met display
Hip Hop wins J&B Met display

To get in the spirit of this year's J&B Met, run on Saturday 1 February 2012, the stores at Tyger Valley Centre participated in the national store display competition, which was won by Hip Hop....

4 Feb 2013

Hydraulics hits Nicolway
Hydraulics hits Nicolway

click to enlargeHydraulics unisex fashion store has opened a new branch in Bryanston's Nicolway Centre. Established in 1991, Hydraulics has an outlet in Sandton City and one in Eastgate. The Nicolway store boasts a new design with a more refined space for customers to relax and browse through...

26 Jul 2012

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