Informal traders welcome R4bn budget allocation for rural, township enterprises

The SA Informal Traders Alliance (Saita) has welcomed the budget allocation of R4bn to the department of small business development to support rural and...

World is shifting to a more plant-based diet, says Unilever chief

Unilever has said expanding its range of plant-based foods is one of its new strategic priorities as the FTSE 100 company zooms in on...

Retailers were hoping for more from the 2021 Budget Speech

Given the depths of the economic crisis South Africa is facing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses would have hoped to have...

Smollan’s story shifts with new rebrand

Connecting to what really matters, is one of the rationales behind Smollan’s decision to rebrand. By breathing new life, reigniting passion, and representing the...

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Here are the top stories our readers found most interesting this past week...Philip Morris South Africa’s new HR Director to spur robust company transformationhttps://retailbriefafrica.co.za/philip-morris-south-africas-new-hr-director-to-spur-robust-company-transformation/First...

Ecommerce Day set to grow ecommerce sector in South Africa

Leading industry players in the online retail space are getting behind a new initiative to support the growth of South Africa’s ecommerce industry. We might...

What has happened to month-end trolley shopping?

Shopper behaviour has changed over the past year in response to the new economic, societal and psychological dynamics largely triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic....

Takealot is looking for a new Group CEO

Online retailer Takealot has announced that its founder and chief executive Kim Reid has transitioned to the new role of Group CEO of Takealot...

New flagship Checkers store features food truck, helium bar and specialist...

Checkers Hyper has a newly revamped supermarket in the Cape Town suburb of Brackenfell, which has now become one of the group’s flagship branches....

Woolworths posts jump in half-year profit boosted by soaring online food...

Retailer Woolworths on Thursday (25 February) reported strong growth in its food division for the 26 weeks ended 27 December 2020, with improved trading...

Woolworths holds on to interim dividend as it paints bleak picture...

Retail group Woolworths has opted not to pay an interim dividend even though it grew profits, warning the first few months of 2021 should...

Shifts in private label – shopper-led or retailer driven?

While private label was previously treated by retailers and shoppers as a ‘nice-to-have’, it is now being prioritised by both parties. The question begs...

Private label growth in SA – Trade Intelligence webinar

Private label is growing exponentially and is expected to take significant share from the major national brands over the next five years. The 2021 SA...

Pick n Pay partners with Feed the Nation Foundation to donate...

Pick n Pay is working with Feed the Nation Foundation to donate R200,000 towards food hampers for learners at 40 local schools. The retailer...

Can the Budget Speech help reignite growth for SA retailers?

Small and medium-sized retailers in SA will be hoping for some relief from the Finance Minister’s annual Budget Speech this year, following the devastating...

Massmart to cut additional Masscash stores as Covid-19 hits traffic

Massmart, whose brands include Makro and Game, intends to sell an additional 14 Masscash stores as it continues a turnaround drive and grapples with...

Massmart posts R6 billion in lost sales due to Covid-19 restrictions

Massmart, the owner of brands including Game, Makro, Builder’s Warehouse on Friday (19 February) provided an operational update on sales for the 52 weeks...

Nestlé beats growth expectations thanks to health products

Nestlé has surpassed its full-year organic sales expectations with 3.6% growth, driven by strong demand for its pet food and health products in the...