FreshStop, Food Lover's Market in Retailer of the Year Awards

FreshStop and Food Lover's Market are representing South Africa at the 2017 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Awards. The two retail stores are among the top ten finalists from nine different countries. The award ceremony recognises excellence in customer satisfaction and...

5 hours ago

Shoprite introduces National Student Day

Shoprite has introduced National Student Day for all its stores in the country. The day makes it possible for students between the ages of 18 and 30 across South Africa to get 10% discount on their shopping. National Student Day was previously exclusive to the Westen Cape.

1 day ago

Starbucks to open in Melrose Arch

Starbucks has planned to open its next store in Melrose Arch. The new store follows the recent opening of stores in Brooklyn Mall and Eastgate Shopping Centre. The Melrose Arch store will make it the first Starbucks store with a separate reserve bar that will only serve Starbucks Reserve...

2 days ago

Oh My Goodness! broadens range

Checkers' Oh My Goodness! range has stretched its availability by introducing a variety munchies options for kids. The Oh My Goodness! range is developed by British chef Gordon Ramsay and his daughter Matilda.

4 Sep 2017

Customers share their Crazy Store stories

To celebrate the 20 years since it first opened, The Crazy Store has asked individuals to share their stories of the store. The Crazy Store MD Kevin Lennett shared that his purchase was a chocolate Easter bunny, while Old Friends Young Talent co-founder and creative director Jono Shubitz...

23 Aug 2017

Penelope Motshwene wins the 2017 Clicks Cover Model search

Penelope Motshwene has been named as the winner of the 2017 Clicks Cover Model search competition. As part of her prize, Motshwene has been signed to D&A Model Management. Motshwene was selected out of 4,000 entries. Motshwene has an honours degree in social work from the University of Pretoria...

18 Aug 2017

Somerset Mall gets Toy Kingdom

A brand new Toy Kingdom store will open at the Somerset Mall on 26 August 2017. The store will be situated opposite Edgars between entrance one and two. The store is designed around the concept of play.

18 Aug 2017

Placecol launches in regions further north

South African skin care range Placecol will now be available in certain northerly regions such as Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland within Edgars stores. The launch is set to happen this month, August 2017.

1 Aug 2017

Cresta Shopping Centre receives honours award

Pareto Limited's Cresta Shopping Centre has received an honour award at the Solal Marketing Awards for 2017, announced in Vienna, Austria in June. The Solal Awards are an initiative of the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC). The awards bring together the best of retail marketing...

28 Jul 2017

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

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