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Ackermans to offer women's apparel up to size 50
Ackermans to offer women's apparel up to size 50Article

Ackermans has extended its sizing across all women's product lines to offer up to size 50...

14 Sep 2020

Ackermans Faces of Change campaign donates R50,000 in proceeds to women with a cause
Ackermans Faces of Change campaign donates R50,000 in proceeds to women with a causeArticle

A campaign created to support the women of South Africa hands over R50,000 to five remarkable women to continue their work within communities...

Issued by Ackermans 19 Aug 2020

TFG reaches agreement with Edcon to buy Jet assets
TFG reaches agreement with Edcon to buy Jet assetsArticle

Foschini and Markham owner TFG announced that it has successfully negotiated and concluded an agreement to buy select assets of value clothing retailer Jet from Edcon...

18 Aug 2020

Game begins roll-out of Stylessentials clothing offering
Game begins roll-out of Stylessentials clothing offeringArticle

Stylessentials will replace Game's Fresh and Frozen offering as part of the retailer's turnaround strategy, and will be available in all 122 stores across South Africa by July 2021...

13 Aug 2020

TFG agrees to buy selected Jet stores and related assets for R480m
TFG agrees to buy selected Jet stores and related assets for R480mArticle

TFG has entered into an agreement to buy certain "commercially-viable stores and selected assets" of Jet from embattled Edcon for a cash purchase consideration of R480m...

13 Jul 2020

Owner of Legit offers to buy part of Edgars
Owner of Legit offers to buy part of EdgarsArticle

Parts of South African retail chain Edgars may be sold to Edcon competitor Retailability Ltd, business rescue practitioners in charge of Edcon's restructuring said...

8 Jul 2020

Faces of Change: Ackermans celebrates women making a difference in their communities
Faces of Change: Ackermans celebrates women making a difference in their communitiesArticle

Championing the unsung, unseen superwomen who continue to raise the bar for equality, kindness and above all, change within their communities, Ackermans' latest campaign provides a platform to amplify the good women do for those around them...

Issued by Ackermans 17 Jun 2020

Rates, tariffs and municipal charges - the 'other' creeping operating cost component
Rates, tariffs and municipal charges - the 'other' creeping operating cost componentArticle

Given the weak state of many local governments' finances, it is likely that council rates and taxes, and municipal charges components of property operating costs will be a key property "theme" again in 2020...

John Loos 3 Feb 2020

Experience Disney's The Lion King like never before with Ackermans' free augmented reality app
Experience Disney's The Lion King like never before with Ackermans' free augmented reality appArticle

As a result of the ongoing digital revolution, emerging technologies such as augmented reality have presented the retail industry with new ways to enhance the way they engage with their customers...

Issued by Ackermans 12 Jul 2019

Ackermans receives top nod in new kids category at 2019 Beeld Reader's Choice Awards
Ackermans receives top nod in new kids category at 2019 Beeld Reader's Choice AwardsArticle

South Africa's leading value retailer Ackermans has been announced as the Platinum winner in the Children's Clothing Store category at the 2019 Beeld Reader's Choice Awards...

Issued by Ackermans 5 Jun 2019

Ackermans shines again at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Survey
Ackermans shines again at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands SurveyArticle

The 10th annual AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Survey, which measures brand relevance across all segments of the demographic, has awarded leading value retailer Ackermans the top award in the Clothing Retail: Children's category...

Issued by Ackermans 11 Apr 2019

Enter SA's favourite Young Fashion Designer competition and stand a chance to become a reality TV star!
Enter SA's favourite Young Fashion Designer competition and stand a chance to become a reality TV star!Article

One of South Africa's leading value retailers, Ackermans, is once again calling on budding fashion designers aged between 9 and 15 years old to enter its 2019 Style Squad Young Fashion Designer competition...

Issued by Ackermans 9 Apr 2019

Retail remains under pressure, as consumers increasingly seek value
Retail remains under pressure, as consumers increasingly seek valueArticle

Ackermans MD discusses how retailers can add value in these turbulent economic times...

Issued by Ackermans 13 Mar 2019

How SA retailers can deliver value for shoppers in 2019
How SA retailers can deliver value for shoppers in 2019Article

In the last year, elevated household debt, higher fuel prices and an increase in value-added tax has squeezed consumer spending. And South African retailers have not been spared from the effects of this...

12 Mar 2019

Developing a culture fit: more than just who you hire
Developing a culture fit: more than just who you hireArticle

Given that a healthy culture is what keeps us engaged at our place of work and offers employees a deep sense of purpose, job satisfaction and belonging, it makes sense that many companies are concerned with hiring for a cultural fit...

Issued by Ackermans 13 Feb 2019

Ackermans latest star-studded lingerie campaign inspires women to celebrate their true self
Ackermans latest star-studded lingerie campaign inspires women to celebrate their true selfArticle

Leading value retailer Ackermans is shaking up the industry with its latest Valentine's lingerie campaign, "I Am Me" (#iamme), which calls on South African women to celebrate their true selves and each other...

Issued by Ackermans 8 Feb 2019

The benefits of online learning
The benefits of online learningArticle

Leading value retailer Ackermans has launched its new in-store electronic learning solution to train new and existing staff...

Issued by Ackermans 12 Nov 2018

Ackermans to wow kids with 'Character' in-store activation this weekend
Ackermans to wow kids with 'Character' in-store activation this weekendArticle

'Character' shopping destination, Ackermans, will be running an activation from Friday, 26 October, to Sunday, 28 October, at selected stores to kick off their latest promotion, where kids can purchase a plain t-shirt for as little as R29.95 and personalise it for free with their preferred Disney character...

Issued by Ackermans 26 Oct 2018

Ackermans fashion design competition announces SA's trendiest kids
Ackermans fashion design competition announces SA's trendiest kidsArticle

Tshepo "Young King" Tau, 15, from Boksburg and Busisiwe "Busi" Maphalala, 13, from Pretoria West have been announced as the winners of the 2018 Ackermans Style Squad Young Fashion Designer competition...

Issued by Ackermans 25 Oct 2018

Ackermans celebrates super moms - our everyday South African heroes
Ackermans celebrates super moms - our everyday South African heroesArticle

Generic insights no longer suffice in the current competitive retail environment, as consumers now represent a multi-faceted pool of Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers...

Issued by Ackermans 6 Sep 2018

Ackermans receives top nod at AskAfrika Icon Brands awards
Ackermans receives top nod at AskAfrika Icon Brands awardsArticle

Ackermans has been awarded Icon Brand status at AskAfrika's 2018/2019 Icon Brands insights awards event. In addition, Ackermans was also a winner in the Clothing Retail: Children's category...

Issued by Ackermans 27 Aug 2018

Ackermans gives moms one less thing to worry about with its 'My First Steps' footwear range
Ackermans gives moms one less thing to worry about with its 'My First Steps' footwear rangeArticle

Ackermans' Baby Company's 'My First Steps' footwear range was carefully designed for toddlers and preschoolers on the move, allowing children to comfortably and safely explore, walk and play...

Issued by Ackermans 22 Aug 2018

The perfect Nude Colour Collection for you
The perfect Nude Colour Collection for youArticle

Leading value retailer Ackermans has launched a new range of comfortable, affordable seam-free underwear in a wider variety of nude shades: the Nude Colour Collection...

Issued by Ackermans 15 Aug 2018

Nigeria's mobile payment system, mCash relaunches
Nigeria's mobile payment system, mCash relaunchesArticle

mCash is a mobile payment platform for making low-value retail payments designed to extend e-payment options to low-income buyers and sellers who deal in cash...

7 Aug 2018

Clicks reflects on 50 years in the retail business
Clicks reflects on 50 years in the retail businessArticle

This August, Clicks celebrates fifty years of trading since launching in Cape Town in 1968. The health and beauty retailer has since expanded to more than 650 stores and over 500 in-store pharmacies...

6 Aug 2018

Ackermans shines at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Awards
Ackermans shines at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands AwardsArticle

The AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Awards has recognised leading value retailer Ackermans as one of the top brands in the South African township sector...

Issued by Ackermans 11 Jul 2018

The evolving workplace: The working environment and its impact on business and culture
The evolving workplace: The working environment and its impact on business and cultureArticle

Why workspace design not only reflects - but also drives - culture...

Henke Naudé, Issued by Ackermans 16 May 2018

Ackermans opens the doors to its 700th store... but not without doing a little good in the community first
Ackermans opens the doors to its 700th store... but not without doing a little good in the community firstArticle

Value retailer Ackermans opened its 700th store, in the Rustenburg Platinum Square, with plenty of opening day specials and lucky draw prizes...

Issued by Ackermans 26 Apr 2018

The art of managing the 'balancing act'
The art of managing the 'balancing act'Article

In life, the only constant is change. Not everything goes according to plan "and sometimes you just need to roll with it," says Janine van Deventer, marketing manager at Ackermans...

Issued by Ackermans 6 Mar 2018

How one retailer has engineered deflation in trying economic times
How one retailer has engineered deflation in trying economic timesArticle

"In trying economic times, retailers should still put their customers first." - Ackermans shares secrets to its sustainability...

Issued by Ackermans 23 Feb 2018

Why CSI should be an extension of company culture
Why CSI should be an extension of company cultureArticle

Companies are realising that corporate social investment (CSI) should no longer be viewed in isolation as a stand-alone portfolio, but rather an integral part of a sustainable business plan...

Issued by Ackermans 13 Feb 2018

Bye-bye, body bashful - hello, body beautiful!
Bye-bye, body bashful - hello, body beautiful!Article

What South African consumers can expect from the ladieswear category in 2018..

Issued by Ackermans 26 Jan 2018

Body positive movement a significant trend for ladieswear in 2018
Body positive movement a significant trend for ladieswear in 2018Article

We recently saw a global clothing retailer unwittingly become the target of consumer fury locally, as a result of their sizing...

18 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Malls think outside the box to win over shoppers
#BizTrends2018: Malls think outside the box to win over shoppersArticle

Time. There is never enough of it. It is an increasingly valuable commodity for all South Africans across the entire social and economic spectrum...

Paul Gerard 11 Jan 2018

Why back-to-school doesn't need to mean back-to-broke
Why back-to-school doesn't need to mean back-to-brokeArticle

Ackermans makes shoppers lives easier with its back-to-school offering...

Issued by Ackermans 21 Dec 2017

Canal Walk welcomes Ackermans' relocated, new-look store
Canal Walk welcomes Ackermans' relocated, new-look storeArticle

Ackermans relocated, and reopened its doors in one of Africa's leading retail, leisure and entertainment destinations, Canal Walk shopping centre, on 1 September...

Issued by Ackermans 7 Sep 2017

Mom knows best: Insights on marketing to mothers from a leading value retailer
Mom knows best: Insights on marketing to mothers from a leading value retailerArticle

A genuine understanding of the priorities and challenges faced by mothers within the target market is critical, or else retailers run the risk of alienating this powerful group...

Issued by Ackermans 29 Aug 2017

Employee Wellness Month: Benefits more important than bucks
Employee Wellness Month: Benefits more important than bucksArticle

Employees are increasingly seeking customised benefits to suit their unique needs...

Issued by Ackermans 21 Jun 2017

Markus Jooste. Image credit: Financial Mail
Africa makes winning case for SteinhoffArticle

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

Colleen Goko 12 Jun 2017

New appointments at Ackermans
New appointments at AckermansArticle

Ackermans, one of South Africa's best-loved, longest-standing retailers, has recently made updates to its marketing team...

Issued by Ackermans 23 May 2017

Screengrab from the Clicks health hub.
Value offerings enable increased profitArticle

Clicks has maintained its operating margins despite a heavy promotional market and depressed economy...

25 Apr 2017

Denim through the seasons
Denim through the seasonsArticle

In 1969, a writer for African Fabrics magazine declared denim as “one of the world's oldest fabrics, yet it remains eternally young.” Donna McPherson, buying manager at value retailer Ackermans, agrees...

Issued by Ackermans 11 Apr 2017

Holiday activities that will keep the kids busy... and won't break the bank!
Holiday activities that will keep the kids busy... and won't break the bank!Article

While it's great to be able to spend quality time with your kids during school holidays, it's also exhausting trying to come up with new activities that will keep your children occupied and not cost a fortune...

Issued by Ackermans 11 Apr 2017

Ackermans supports first transatlantic stand-up paddle crossing in aid of children's charities
Ackermans supports first transatlantic stand-up paddle crossing in aid of children's charitiesArticle

Ackermans is a Bronze Sponsor of Chris Bertish's world record-breaking transatlantic stand-up paddle crossing from Morocco to the United States of America to raise funds for three local child-focused charities...

Issued by Ackermans 19 Dec 2016

Value retailer boosts education by supporting literacy development
Value retailer boosts education by supporting literacy developmentArticle

In 2015, value retailer Ackermans partnered with the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, Nal'ibali, and Wordworks to start the Ackermans Ububele School to support early childhood development...

Issued by Ackermans 7 Sep 2016

Ten-year-old blogger wins national 2016 Ackermans Style Squad competition
Ten-year-old blogger wins national 2016 Ackermans Style Squad competitionArticle

Ten-year-old Luzuko Banda (a.k.a. "Zuko") of Germiston had his creativity well rewarded when he was selected as the winner of the 2016 Ackermans Style Squad competition...

Issued by Ackermans 6 Sep 2016

A sign is seen in a Poundland store in London.
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Steinhoff bags UK discount retailerArticle

After a tough six months in its quest for European expansion, Steinhoff has finally sealed a deal with UK discount retailer Poundland Group, agreeing to a £597m cash offer...

14 Jul 2016

Outgoing Poundland CEO Jim McCarthy poses for a photograph in a store in London, the UK.
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Steinhoff reveals twist in pursuit of PoundlandArticle

Steinhoff International, after revealing itself as the mystery buyer of a sizeable stake in UK retailer Poundland, had by Thursday snapped up 23% of the discount store chain...

Fifi Peters 17 Jun 2016

Sales slump worsens at fashion group Gap
Sales slump worsens at fashion group GapArticle

The big clothing retailer Gap reported another quarter of declining sales on Tuesday, a sign of deepening trouble in its battle to keep up with fast fashion and online retailers...

12 May 2016

Ackermans Heritage store opening - the 500th store!
Ackermans Heritage store opening - the 500th store!Article

South African value retailer Ackermans opened its 500th store, in Adderley Street, Cape Town, on 23 September. The shop is located in the basement of the Union Castle Building, which is clearly visible from the street...

Issued by Ackermans 30 Sep 2015

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