Checkers receives accolade for its Little Shop of Mini Collectables

Checkers' Little Shop Mini Collectables received the best short term loyalty programme award at the 2017 Loyalty Magazine Awards in London. The awards acknowledge excellence, innovation, and best practice in the loyalty industry across the EMEAA and the winners are selected by a judging panel of...

19 Jul 2017

German supermarket Aldi starts UK jobs expansion

German discount supermarket group Aldi on Tuesday said it would start recruiting 4,000 new staff under a large-scale expansion in Britain that puts further pressure on the nation's biggest retailer Tesco. "The retailer is looking to fill 4,000 roles across its stores and regional distribution...

12 Jul 2017

80th Cash Converter's franchise to open in Edenvale

A new Cash Converters store is planned to open at Meadowdale Mall in Edenvale. The opening of the store will make it the 80th store opened for Cash Converters and co-owner Dave van den Berg foresees the new store making the most of both local and global trends.

11 Jul 2017

A million reasons to celebrate Boxer's 40th birthday

As part of its 40th birthday celebrations, Boxer is running a competition in which shoppers stand a chance to win a share of R1m. Consumers whose shopping lists amount to R300 or more qualify to enter the competition and a unique code is generate and printed at the end of their receipts....

10 Jul 2017

Wonderbag available on easy payment terms at Homechoice

Consumers may now purchase Wonderbag's non-electric slow cookers on easy payment terms at Homechoice. The offer is currently available to Homechoice customers in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, and Swaziland.

7 Jul 2017

Roleplayers in sugar industry reach wage agreement, avoid strike action

The Sugar Industry Bargaining Council has reached a wage agreement increase of 7.5% across the board following a three-month dispute. Wage talks had deadlocked on 31 May 2017 after the employers in the sector made a final offer of 6.5%, which resulted in UASA declaring a dispute at the CCMA....

6 Jul 2017

UK supermarket Tesco axes another 1,200 jobs

Supermarket giant Tesco on Wednesday announced plans to cut about one quarter, or 1,200, of its head office positions as part of a cost-cutting drive at Britain's biggest retailer. "Today we have shared with colleagues across Tesco changes that we plan to make to the way we operate our business,"...

29 Jun 2017

Crazy Store now has more than 300 outlets

The Crazy Store has added another store to its chain, this time at the Waterkloof Corner Shopping Centre in Pretoria. Earlier this year, the discount variety chain opened its 300th store.

8 Jun 2017

Morningside Shopping Centre keeps shoppers busy this winter

The Morningside Shopping Centre has introduced three new brands to its retail offering, which includes The Naked Kitchen & Coffee Bar, the Whisky Brother, and a brand new Telkom kiosk. Shoppers can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi services and the open to pay for parking via debit or credit card...

6 Jun 2017

Natura Sugars unrefined sugar, challenges the norm

Natura Sugars, an unrefined sugar sourced from Mauritius, has added two new products to its range, Golden Light Brown and Molasses Sugar. Golden Light Brown is a golden-in-colour sugar with a subtle buttery taste, while the Molasses Sugar is a more soft sugar, giving off an intense, natural,...

2 Jun 2017

New investment in the Eastern Cape inspires confidence

The development of the R40m Fort Gale Motors service station and Fort Gale Junction shopping centre was launched on 25 May 2017. Caltex Eastern Cape Marketer chief executive Clive Berlyn has dubbed the complex as a key part of business strategy investment as it represents a vote of confidence in...

31 May 2017

Checkers unveils 30 new collectable mini products

Checkers has once again launched its Little Shop mini collectables campaign following the response to it, last year. This year, Zoo biscuits, Ouma rusks, and the You magazine have been included in the 30 new set of collectables. Customers qualify to receive the free Little Shop two mini product...

30 May 2017

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

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