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Food for thought: the global rise of dark kitchens and stores
Food for thought: the global rise of dark kitchens and storesArticle

Behind the door of a nondescript warehouse unit in Wynberg, north of Johannesburg, lies a microcosm of how we are going to buy food for the foreseeable future...

Rael Levitt 3 days ago

Checkers Sixty60 creates 800 new jobs during lockdown
Checkers Sixty60 creates 800 new jobs during lockdownArticle

Since the start of lockdown, Checkers Sixty60 has created 800 new jobs to meet the increased demand for the grocery delivery service...

16 Sep 2020

UCook gets physical with Pick n Pay partnership
UCook gets physical with Pick n Pay partnershipArticle

Pick n Pay now stocks UCook's range of ready-made frozen Craft Meals. This will be the first time UCook customers can buy their meals from a physical store...

15 Sep 2020

Walmart to trial drone deliveries of health and wellness products
Walmart to trial drone deliveries of health and wellness productsArticle

Walmart is partnering with Zipline to launch a drone delivery operation in the U.S. Initially, the service will make on-demand deliveries of select health and wellness products...

14 Sep 2020

Shoprite CEO Pieter Engelbrecht
Shoprite plans to close stores in KenyaArticle

Shoprite Holdings plans to dispose of its Kenyan operations, and close its remaining two stores in the East African country by year-end...

9 Sep 2020

Spar appoints Brett Botten as group CEO
Spar appoints Brett Botten as group CEOArticle

Spar Group has appointed Brett Botten, the current managing director of Spar South Rand, as the new group CEO. Botten will succeed Graham O'Connor, who retires in 2021...

4 Sep 2020

Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help them
Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help themArticle

Covid-19 has prompted widespread discussion of the resilience of food systems and how efficiency and competitiveness have been previously understood...

Andrew Bowman and Reena das Nair 1 Sep 2020

What retailers can learn from social media feedback during Covid-19
What retailers can learn from social media feedback during Covid-19Article

The way consumers buy from and engage with grocery stores has changed. And as the Covid-19 crisis unfolds, consumer behaviour will evolve too...

Nic Ray 18 Aug 2020

Alcohol, tobacco ban achieves no end other than to fuel illegal activity - PnP chairman
Alcohol, tobacco ban achieves no end other than to fuel illegal activity - PnP chairmanArticle

Pick n Pay chairman Gareth Ackerman has spoken out against the ban on sales of alcohol and tobacco, saying that it risks creating more cynicism and division...

5 Aug 2020

Shoprite to discontinue operations in Nigeria
Shoprite to discontinue operations in NigeriaArticle

The Shoprite Group is exiting Nigeria after 15 years. The Cape Town-based company announced the decision in a trading update this week...

5 Aug 2020

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Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based productsArticle

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

#NedbankIMC2020: Marketing works... but what about during the pandemic [Part 2]
#NedbankIMC2020: Marketing works... but what about during the pandemic [Part 2]Article

Verusha Maharaj, advertising and marketing lead at Deloitte Consulting unpacks how marketers can retain their existing customer base and embrace the new and also elaborates on how they can start building trust and get consumers to fall in love with their brands during the pandemic...

Juanita Pienaar 27 Jul 2020

Amazon's new Dash Cart lets shoppers skip the checkout line
Amazon's new Dash Cart lets shoppers skip the checkout lineArticle

Skip the checkout queue and roll out when you're done...

16 Jul 2020

What's influencing where South Africans shop during lockdown?
What's influencing where South Africans shop during lockdown?Article

Cash-strapped consumers are not just concerned about pricing when grocery shopping, but also about the measures taken by retailers to ensure shopper safety during the pandemic...

2 Jul 2020

R2m investment helps Yebo Fresh expand township food distribution
R2m investment helps Yebo Fresh expand township food distributionArticle

The Scheinberg Relief Fund has contributed R2m to the online grocery delivery startup to help it expand its distribution capacity and food relief efforts...

30 Jun 2020

Pick n Pay commits R500m to keep prices of essentials low
Pick n Pay commits R500m to keep prices of essentials lowArticle

To relieve some of the pressure on cash-constrained households, Pick n Pay says it will invest R500m to reduce the prices of essential and staple food items...

23 Jun 2020

Flipkart unveils bilingual voice assistant for grocery shopping
Flipkart unveils bilingual voice assistant for grocery shoppingArticle

Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart has debuted a voice assistant feature to make consumers' online shopping journeys "simpler and more natural"...

12 Jun 2020

How NetFlorist pivoted to essential goods in 36 hours
How NetFlorist pivoted to essential goods in 36 hoursArticle

Ryan Bacher, co-founder and MD of NetFlorist, says he's never worked harder than he has during the last two months...

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jun 2020

E-commerce startup Yebo Fresh easing access to food supplies in townships
E-commerce startup Yebo Fresh easing access to food supplies in townshipsArticle

Grocery delivery startup Yebo Fresh is helping township residents access vital food supplies safely during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown...

3 Jun 2020

Satisfying demand during the Covid-19 crisis - guidelines for SA's e-tailers
Satisfying demand during the Covid-19 crisis - guidelines for SA's e-tailersArticle

The new e-commerce regulation is expected to lead to a drastic increase in online shopping amongst South Africans...

Dr Nicole Cunningham 18 May 2020

Mukuru Groceries enables people in SA to support Zimbabweans in need
Mukuru Groceries enables people in SA to support Zimbabweans in needArticle

African remittance provider Mukuru has launched a grocery service that will give foreign national workers living in South Africa, as well as any South Africa-based customer, the ability to send groceries...

18 May 2020

The case for avoiding price controls in times of crisis: they don't work
The case for avoiding price controls in times of crisis: they don't workArticle

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and the initial stockpiling of food and other items, government regulation of the prices of basic food and medical goods has received significant attention...

Willem H. Boshoff 14 May 2020

Shoprite Group to halt enforcement of exclusive lease contracts
Shoprite Group to halt enforcement of exclusive lease contractsArticle

The Shoprite Group will immediately cease the enforcement of exclusive lease agreements against other supermarkets in non-urban areas...

13 May 2020

PnP won't enforce exclusive lease agreements against smaller retailers
PnP won't enforce exclusive lease agreements against smaller retailersArticle

Pick n Pay chairman Gareth Ackerman confirmed today that the grocery retailer will refrain from enforcing exclusive lease agreements against smaller competitors...

12 May 2020

Game now delivering groceries through Uber Eats
Game now delivering groceries through Uber EatsArticle

Game Stores has partnered with Uber Eats to allow customers to order groceries and other essential products from Game through the popular app...

12 May 2020

How Covid-19 is shifting retail customer priorities - report
How Covid-19 is shifting retail customer priorities - reportArticle

Covid-19 is driving significant changes in customer experience, supply chains, health and hygiene, and employee engagement, according to the Deloitte Consumer Sentiment in Grocery Retail report...

8 May 2020

Covid-19 to fast-track online grocery shopping beyond 2021
Covid-19 to fast-track online grocery shopping beyond 2021Article

E-commerce is the fastest-growing channel for global packaged food sales, recording a 21% growth in 2014-2019, according to Euromonitor International...

4 May 2020

GRMI recommendations implementation period extended by 3 months
GRMI recommendations implementation period extended by 3 monthsArticle

The period for lease engagement and agreement-reaching thereof, in respect of all the Grocery Retail Market Inquiry recommendations, has been extended by three months...

29 Apr 2020

SA's surge in online shopping expected to continue beyond lockdown
SA's surge in online shopping expected to continue beyond lockdownArticle

Consumers have switched to digital shopping alternatives, with 37% of South Africans saying they are shopping more online...

Issued by Nielsen 29 Apr 2020

Pick n Pay shoppers can now send digital grocery vouchers
Pick n Pay shoppers can now send digital grocery vouchersArticle

Pick n Pay has introduced digital grocery vouchers, providing a safe and easy way to transfer funds to family, friends and others in desperate need of essentials during the Covid-19 pandemic.

21 Apr 2020

Lockdown ban on the sale of hot food faces backlash
Lockdown ban on the sale of hot food faces backlashArticle

Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel said that retailers are not supposed to sell hot prepared foods, and that businesses were told this at the start of the national lockdown...

20 Apr 2020

Why convenience shopping matters more during lockdown
Why convenience shopping matters more during lockdownArticle

Even before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising was already seeing an unprecedented growth both globally and here in South Africa...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 20 Apr 2020

Is there a queue? New tool estimates waiting time at supermarkets
Is there a queue? New tool estimates waiting time at supermarketsArticle

Tiendeo has launched a tool on its platform that allows South African consumers to know the waiting time in queues at the supermarkets closest to them...

16 Apr 2020

Woolworths rolls out drive-through click and collect shopping service
Woolworths rolls out drive-through click and collect shopping serviceArticle

Following a successful pilot at the Durbanville Food Store last week, Woolworths is rolling out a new contactless, click and collect drive-through shopping service to an additional 14 stores across South Africa in the coming days...

16 Apr 2020

Clicks directors to donate a third of their salaries to Solidarity Fund
Clicks directors to donate a third of their salaries to Solidarity FundArticle

Clicks Group is the latest large retailer to announce the donation of a portion of senior management's salaries towards the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic...

15 Apr 2020

Pick n Pay launches 'Feed the Nation' relief fund
Pick n Pay launches 'Feed the Nation' relief fundArticle

Pick n Pay has established a 'Feed the Nation' relief fund to provide food and basic hygiene essentials to the most vulnerable during the lockdown period...

9 Apr 2020

Pick n Pay partners with startup for same-day grocery deliveries
Pick n Pay partners with startup for same-day grocery deliveriesArticle

A new collaboration between Pick n Pay and on-demand alcohol delivery app Bottles will allow customers to top up on essentials from over 70 Pick n Pay stores, for delivery on the same day...

8 Apr 2020

Regulations for grocery retail SMMEs and informal food traders during lockdown
Regulations for grocery retail SMMEs and informal food traders during lockdownArticle

The Department of Small Business Development has issued directions to assist SMMEs operating grocery stores to comply with lockdown regulations...

7 Apr 2020

Pick n Pay launches email ordering service at selected stores
Pick n Pay launches email ordering service at selected storesArticle

Pick n Pay shoppers can now email their shopping lists directly to selected stores for collection...

7 Apr 2020

Temperature checks and mobile clinic services for Shoprite Group employees
Temperature checks and mobile clinic services for Shoprite Group employeesArticle

The Shoprite Group has introduced daily temperature testing and rolled out mobile clinics for its employees to help ensure its stores remain safe during the Covid-19 pandemic...

6 Apr 2020

Lockdown shopping: Retailers ramp up in-store safety measures
Lockdown shopping: Retailers ramp up in-store safety measuresArticle

Some of South Africa's largest retailers have introduced additional safety measures, including barrier screens at till points and protective visors...

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Apr 2020

When the coronavirus gets tough, the tough get stockpiling
When the coronavirus gets tough, the tough get stockpilingArticle

As the fear of the coronavirus spreads, consumers have been flocking to stores to stockpile emergency supplies, resulting in empty shelves as retailers can't keep up with demand...

Xiaodan Pan, Benny Mantin and Martin Dresner 3 Apr 2020

SA startup Quench expands into grocery deliveries
SA startup Quench expands into grocery deliveriesArticle

On-demand drinks delivery business Quench has expanded its service to include groceries...

31 Mar 2020

Massmart freezes prices on essentials during 21-day lockdown
Massmart freezes prices on essentials during 21-day lockdownArticle

Massmart has announced that it will freeze prices on all essentials for the duration of South Africa's 21-day lockdown...

30 Mar 2020

Crowds to be managed better at shops
Crowds to be managed better at shopsArticle

As the national lockdown takes a firm hold over the nation, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has urged retailers to manage crowds and queues at their establishments, so as to slow the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).

30 Mar 2020

Shoprite Group to pay frontline workers R102m 'appreciation bonus'
Shoprite Group to pay frontline workers R102m 'appreciation bonus'Article

The Shoprite Group has allocated R102m to be used as a once-off appreciation bonus for its shopfloor and distribution centre employees to thank and support them for their tireless efforts...

25 Mar 2020

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Panic buying in the wake of Covid-19 underscores inequalities in South AfricaArticle

The way panic buying plays out in a country as economically unequal as South Africa accentuates the gap between the haves and have-nots...

James Lappeman 23 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Commission to deal with suppliers who inflate prices
Covid-19: Commission to deal with suppliers who inflate pricesArticle

The Competition Commission says it has received several complaints from the public about rising prices for essentials such as some food, healthcare and hygiene products...

23 Mar 2020

New regulations to curb stockpiling, price hikes released
New regulations to curb stockpiling, price hikes releasedArticle

Government has imposed regulations that will limit unjustified price hikes and product stockpiling, to protect consumers, as the number of Covid-19 pandemic cases rise to 150...

20 Mar 2020

Covid-19: SA supermarkets appeal to shoppers to quit panic buying
Covid-19: SA supermarkets appeal to shoppers to quit panic buyingArticle

Retailers have attempted to quell fears surrounding stock shortages as footage of panic buyers and empty supermarket shelves filter through social media...

Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Mar 2020

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